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redundantman
11-08-2011, 09:36 PM
1. You see, I love making fun of Ray Lewis. An if makin fun of Ray Lewis is wrong, den I don’t wanna be right!

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2. Had the Steelers won the game, the Ravens whiners would have had plenty of ammo what with the poor officiating and Ray Rice’s “almost TD” in the first quarter.

3. Alas, the Steelers lost … giving us whiners plenty of ammo what with the poor officiating and … the poor … officiating …

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Did I mention that the refs suck?

4. The Ravens looked depressingly up to the task of handling the Steelers pass rush. Last year we were often caught talking about how much of a difference Troy Polamalu makes to this team. This year, we see how much LaMarr Woodley means to them.

5. In any other year, Cundiff misses that field goal and that would have been it for the Ravens. They would have collapsed.

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6. I mean, at the end of first quarter it had been all Ravens but the Steelers were only down 0-3. In past years the Ravens just cratered under the pressure. Speaking of which ...

7. You know what would have been awesome? … pressure on Joe Flacco! That would have been great!

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But … I hate it when the straw is missing!

8. Ok guys, McRibs, Zombies and Bacon … enough already. If you’re going to continue to endlessly rehash the same tired material I might as well just quit and go home.

9. Was it just me or did Al Michaels REALLY wants the Ravens to “get over the hump” against the Steelers.

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And keep in mind ... this was at the Saturday Night Pep rally.

10. Ryan Clark gets a Personal Foul and Ray Lewis doesn’t huh?

11. Considering how poorly the Steelers played, I was somewhat happy with the 9-6 score at the half.

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12. By now you’ve all seen the stat about this Steelers team setting an NFL record for fewest turnovers received in an 8 game stretch. The Steelers don’t get turnovers because they are not dictating anything; they are not imposing anything. They are reacting.

13. The Ravens fans are pretty excited about this win, as they should be. I remember how psyched I was when the Steelers finally beat an aging Buffalo Bills team in the 1995 Divisional round of the playoffs - sheer awesomeness. I cling to the hope that the Steelers can play this Ravens team one more time this year, in their own house, and rip their hearts out.

14. And besides … it could be worse than being swept by the Ravens. They could be getting swept by … well, everyone!

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15. The Steelers were beat by Joe Flacco.

16. I took comfort in the 7 turnovers of the first game. I figured if you took away the 7 turnovers that would make it a different game. And it is perfectly reasonable to take away 7 turnovers because rarely does a team turn the ball over that many times. So this game had fewer turnovers and the game did unfold differently but the end result was even more disturbing than that first game.

17. The Steelers could not stop Joe … Flacco? I think I am going to weep. Weep bitter tears of bitterness!

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Ah, that’s better …

18. I was listening to one of the sports talks shows and the announcer asked the question that I am sure many of us are asking: why does Joe Flacco SUCK in every other game except when he plays the Steelers all of a sudden?

19. If the leaves have not vacated the trees and you start seeing threads with the title “This is How We Make the Playoffs” … that’s when you know your team is done.

20. Perspective: Hey, at least we have the new basketball season to take or minds off football during the week, right!

Sugar
11-08-2011, 11:11 PM
Here's a thought- what's worse than losing to the Ravens on a TD in the closing seconds? Losing to the Ravens in the closing seconds in those butt-awful throwback uniforms! Can we please never, ever, wear those crappy things again?

flippy
11-09-2011, 12:21 AM
Have to admit, I just can't bring myself to read this. I'm sure it's funny and all, but I'm still down after this loss and can't take reliving it just yet.

I might wait a week and come back to this thread.

Sonny
11-09-2011, 02:11 AM
Here's a thought- what's worse than losing to the Ravens on a TD in the closing seconds? Losing to the Ravens in the closing seconds in those butt-awful throwback uniforms! Can we please never, ever, wear those crappy things again? Last 2 times we wore them? Pats last year and now Ravens. They gotta go.

Sugar
11-09-2011, 02:05 PM
Here's a thought- what's worse than losing to the Ravens on a TD in the closing seconds? Losing to the Ravens in the closing seconds in those butt-awful throwback uniforms! Can we please never, ever, wear those crappy things again? Last 2 times we wore them? Pats last year and now Ravens. They gotta go.

I could maybe see keeping such ugly things if the team had some mojo or something with them. Does the NFL require the team to wear throwbacks? If not, I'd buck that trend! Thankfully, we don't have cheerleaders. Perhaps this is another bit of ridiculousness we can not participate in.

RuthlessBurgher
11-09-2011, 02:13 PM
By now you’ve all seen the stat about this Steelers team setting an NFL record for fewest turnovers received in an 8 game stretch. The Steelers don’t get turnovers because they are not dictating anything; they are not imposing anything. They are reacting.

Hey! I do not click on a Redundant Thoughts thread looking for legit analysis of football strategy!!!

I come for this stuff instead:

http://one4theotherthumb.com/images/stories/2010season/ravens2/flacco-juicebox.jpg

redundantman
11-10-2011, 08:23 AM
Here's a thought- what's worse than losing to the Ravens on a TD in the closing seconds? Losing to the Ravens in the closing seconds in those butt-awful throwback uniforms! Can we please never, ever, wear those crappy things again?

I'm not a big fan of the throwbacks from an aesthetics perspective. But from a marketing perspective the idea is solid gold. Literally.

redundantman
11-10-2011, 08:29 AM
Have to admit, I just can't bring myself to read this. I'm sure it's funny and all, but I'm still down after this loss and can't take reliving it just yet.

I might wait a week and come back to this thread.
Moderation? Never! What's sports fandom without the terrifying highs and dizzying lows? Consider that this team was the top seed in the AFC just last week.

The only things that matters in a football season ranked in ascending order:
1. Making the playoffs
2. Winning the Super Bowl

Winning the division, getting a home game, getting a first round bye ... who cares?

redundantman
11-10-2011, 08:30 AM
Here's a thought- what's worse than losing to the Ravens on a TD in the closing seconds? Losing to the Ravens in the closing seconds in those butt-awful throwback uniforms! Can we please never, ever, wear those crappy things again? Last 2 times we wore them? Pats last year and now Ravens. They gotta go.
The Pats and RAvens gotta go? I totally agree! Fantastic idea!

redundantman
11-10-2011, 08:33 AM
By now you’ve all seen the stat about this Steelers team setting an NFL record for fewest turnovers received in an 8 game stretch. The Steelers don’t get turnovers because they are not dictating anything; they are not imposing anything. They are reacting.

Hey! I do not click on a Redundant Thoughts thread looking for legit analysis of football strategy!!!

I come for this stuff instead:

http://one4theotherthumb.com/images/stories/2010season/ravens2/flacco-juicebox.jpg
But, but ... I totally played football in high school (scored four touchdowns in one game for old Polk High) and I coach my son's little league team! MY cliche-filled analysis is more insightful than the other thousands of cliche-fileld analysis.

Sugar
11-10-2011, 10:13 AM
Here's a thought- what's worse than losing to the Ravens on a TD in the closing seconds? Losing to the Ravens in the closing seconds in those butt-awful throwback uniforms! Can we please never, ever, wear those crappy things again? Last 2 times we wore them? Pats last year and now Ravens. They gotta go.
The Pats and RAvens gotta go? I totally agree! Fantastic idea!

And they can take the Steelers stupid looking throwback uni's with them!!