View Full Version : Redundant Thoughts 2011 Week 1 @ Ravens

09-14-2011, 08:26 AM
1. Uhhhh Ö We waited 7 months for this?
2. Iíll just leave this here Ö


3. Iíve gone back and forth about bothering with this set of thoughts. The first obstacle is the obvious one: who cares? The answer that hurts the most appears to be ďnot this teamĒ.

4. I didnít spring for Sunday Ticket this year Ö because, well Ö you know, the Steelers went to the Super Bowl last year and there is some new unwritten rule that has them playing terrible the year after they go to a Super Bowl. I figured if I didnít spend the extra cash maybe it wouldnít be quite so painful to watch them play like puke.

5. I was wrong.


6. And donít even start with that ďitís only one gameĒ crap. Our ability to overreact and whine about people doing things that we could never do even fractionally as well is what separates us from lower life forms like mollusks and Bengals fans.

Training for Bengal fandom starts early

7. I mean seriously, what the heck can you say about this game? The Steelers looked bad. They looked beyond bad. They were out-coached, out-played Ö was it just my imagination or did I hear Yackety Sax playing in the background every time the offense took the field?

8. Bad football is bad.


9. I just canít do it. I canít care.

10. You know, I told the guys when the Steelers were down 14 points, that I had utter faith in Boller Ö I mean Flacco. Flacco is always good for at least two terrible plays at the worst time! But this week he let us down. Flacco just plain did not deliver!

And thereís more where that came from, terrible football team!

11. Yes I saw Hines Ward get lit up. No I did not hear the "Steelers Suck" chant from the Baltimore crowd but that's just because I couldn't hear the Baltimore crowd over the sound of how much the Steelers actually sucked.

Guess who is Baltimore and guess who is Pittsburgh in this pic ....

12. So if we agree that there isn't much one can say about this game (especially with their mouth full of turd-burger) then all that's left is sports cliches and somewhat funneh pictures/videos. The internet to the rescue!

13. Perspective: My hyperbole above notwithstanding, the only reasonable reaction to this game is to take the long-term view of the situation. The Steelers' backs are not against the wall. That was not a do-or-die game. They were embarrassed by their division rival on opening day. But why lose by a mere two points and leave all that potential entertainment value on the table? Consider that the Steelers just seem to do better when fewer expectations are placed on them. True, their plunge in ESPN's power rankings will likely cost them that coveted BCS bowl bid but truth be known, ESPN is too busy getting all up on Tom Brady's jock and mourning a season without Elder Manning to pay much attention to the Steelers anyway. So gentlemen, I suggest we take a page from ESPN's book and stay focused on what really matters (to us, not ESPN).

Ok, yeah, we get it ...

09-14-2011, 08:56 AM
EXCELLENT as always!!!!!!

Thank you.

09-14-2011, 08:56 AM
:Clap :Clap :Clap

At least Redundantman is back to regular-season form.

09-14-2011, 10:53 AM
I was going to be even more bummed out if we had to endure the misery of Sunday and didn't even get any Redundant thoughts afterward.

09-14-2011, 11:03 AM

09-14-2011, 12:24 PM
You have to be applauded for mustering the will to produce your Redundant thoughts after a game like that. Nice work.

09-15-2011, 02:36 AM
:Clap :Clap :Clap

At least Redundantman is back to regular-season form.

Agreed. :tt1 :tt1 :tt1

09-15-2011, 08:51 AM
Hey thanks boys! It is always nice to have the effort appreciated.

If we can't laugh at the Ravens we should be able to laugh at ourselves right?

09-16-2011, 08:44 PM
Arians: Steelers didn't match Ravens' intensity

Friday, September 16, 2011

Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Thursday what a lot were thinking during the past week about why the Ravens handled the Steelers the way they did. "We came out like we were still AFC champs, and they were obviously (mad) since February, and we didn't match that," Arians said. "It was real obvious." Arians was taken aback over how badly his offense struggled, especially after a preseason in which it played so well. "I was shocked by our (offense) ... lack of it," Arians said.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... z1Y9sWjJZq (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_757036.html#ixzz1Y9sWjJZq)

09-17-2011, 09:00 AM
Arians was taken aback over how badly his offense struggled, especially after a preseason in which it played so well. "I was shocked by our (offense) ... lack of it," Arians said.

Well, that makes one of us who was surprised, BA.

If I were Tomlin I would have BA write an essay on the word "Attack."

09-17-2011, 10:00 AM
Bruce--hello? YOU'RE in charge of the offense! :roll:

09-18-2011, 01:10 AM
I don't know what is more shocking. that BA was shocked by the lack of offense, or how shocking it is that he doesn't realize he should be used to it by now......

and the shocks continue.......