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pfelix73
02-12-2009, 10:17 AM
I found this poem and thought I'd post it for all to read. Don't know if anyone has seen this before or not:


Curse Of The Terrible Towel
A Poem By Dave Crawley

There is power, they say, in the towels that wave.
Like black and gold shrouds on the visitor's grave.
It's a mojo opponents should never neglect.
The Terrible Towel requires respect.

Then this! A deed unspeakably foul!
The Tennessee Titans defiles the towel!
Although their crass actions made Steeler fans wince,
You'll notice that Titan team hasn't won since.

They lost to the Colts. Then the Ravens came in,
A game Tennessee was expected to win.
But the curse of the towel gave Tennessee shakes,
As they sank in a series of stunning mistakes.

Our Black and Gold guys had a much different story.
Santonio Holmes led the gallop to glory.
Fast Willie scored, and the Steelers were winning.
For the Chargers the torment was only beginning.

Third quarter. Alas, on the Bolts' only play,
Foote gives them the boot, and he takes it away.
The towels were twirling as Ben let it go,
And the much maligned offense was starting to flow.

That towel brings sorcery into the fray.
If you don't believe it, well, check out this play.
To add to the Chargers' grim feelings of dread,
A punt that careened off this poor fellow's head.

The message, of course, as we hooted with glee,
From the Terrible Towel: Do not tread on me.
A word to the Ravens. The moment draws nigh.
This is the reason you're still flying high.

The Titans besmirched it, and now to our glee
They will be watching this game on TV.
As you enter the confines where Steeler fans howl:
Beware of the curse of the Terrible Towel

pfelix73
02-12-2009, 10:20 AM
Of course, this was written prior to the AFCC game....

Ozey74
02-12-2009, 10:54 AM
I predict the Titans will visit Heinz Field to open the season on 9/10/2009 and get what's comming to them!!


:Beer

pfelix73
02-12-2009, 11:09 AM
Is 9/10 opening day? I was wondering if it was the week before, however, I had my doubts that the NFL would play an opening weekend over Labor Day weekend.

RuthlessBurgher
02-12-2009, 11:14 AM
Is 9/10 opening day? I was wondering if it was the week before, however, I had my doubts that the NFL would play an opening weekend over Labor Day weekend.

Yup. From NFL.com:


Calendar for the 2009 season

2009

Feb. 18-24 -- NFL Scouting Combine: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

Feb. 19 -- Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players.

Feb. 26 -- Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to their restricted free agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they desire to retain a right of first refusal/compensation. Deadline for clubs to submit offer of minimum salary to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with fewer than three seasons of free agency credit whose contracts have expired.

Feb. 27 -- Veteran free agency signing period begins. Trading period begins.

March 22-25 -- NFL Annual Meeting: Dana Point, Calif.

April 17 -- Signing period ends for restricted free agents.

April 24 -- Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 25-26 -- NFL Draft: New York City.

May 18-20 -- NFL Spring Meeting: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

June 1 -- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned unrestricted free agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if player is not signed by another club by July 22. Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.

June 15 -- Deadline for old clubs to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous year’s salary.

June 28-July 1 -- NFL Rookie Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Mid-July -- Training camps open.

July 22 -- Signing period ends at 4 p.m. ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.

Aug. 8 -- Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 9 -- Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 13-17 -- First preseason weekend.

Sept. 1 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players.

Sept. 5 -- Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.

Sept. 10-14 -- Kickoff 2009 Weekend