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hawaiiansteel
09-05-2012, 04:29 PM
so let's hear your prediction for this Sunday's opener:

unfortunately, too many injuries...:-(

Broncos 27
Steelers 20

BigRob
09-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Agree, this one seems stacked against us. Close game, but we ultimately lose.

Broncos 20
Steelers 17

AzStillers1989
09-05-2012, 04:38 PM
Steelers 28
Broncos 13

:tt2

Shawn
09-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Broncos 38
Steelers 3

Joking...can't believe we have guys actually saying we will lose this game.

Steelers 28
Broncos 24

hawaiiansteel
09-05-2012, 05:04 PM
can't believe we have guys actually saying we will lose this game.

Steelers 28
Broncos 24

it's a coping mechanism thing, prepare for the worst and then when we win we can be pleasantly surprised. ;)

Sugar
09-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Hmmm... without a starting safety against Manning? Deebo will probably not be himself. They also have an edge in the kicking game, which is what this could come down to.

I expect us to win, but this is indeed a tough situation. My prediction? PAIN!!!

639

lloydroid
09-05-2012, 05:41 PM
I'm surprised such a % also believe we will most likely lose. I do to. We have so many things stacked against us, on this one.

1.) Prime time game, away, first week of the year. Bronco fans will be rabid.
2.) Peyton's 1st game back, with his new team, after 1 year off.
3.) Without starting FS. Clark does make a difference. Not nearly as physical without him.
4.) The NFL's desirous want for Manning to come out looking good and winning.

#4 probably concerns me the most. Don't be shocked if we get our best plays called back
for "holding" while Denver doesn't get any flags thrown on their biggest plays. (They
will throw some laundry on Denver but on plays that weren't that productive to
being with.) Just look what it can cost us on some Rainey returns. Or a big rush
by Dwyer. Or a bomb to Wallace. I fully expect the deck to be stacked against us.

But, the best news: Losing this one won't hurt us, it might even get the fellas more
focused early in the season. You can't be reading your press clips and getting a big
head when you lost a game.

Pgh 23
Denver 27

This is Manning's big re-introduction. It will probably go his way. But if we get pressure on
him, it could be a different story. But will they be able to? Woodley is a notorious slow starter
come beginning of season; #92 not in football shape. Our D-line is going to have to create
some pressure on their own, and in our 3-4 that isn't easy.

lloydroid
09-05-2012, 05:43 PM
More than winning, I think it's more important that we don't suffer any more injuries,
including big hits on Ben. If we can escape healthy, I will be OK even if we lose. Plenty
of games left, and if we see Denver in the play offs again, I feel good about beating them
then.

SteelBucks
09-05-2012, 06:45 PM
I don't like the Steelers chances in this one. Which means we'll win since I'm always wrong. ;)

Eddie Spaghetti
09-05-2012, 06:49 PM
steelers lose a close one, 24-20.

8467thekraken
09-05-2012, 06:58 PM
I think that our starting lineup of Starks-Colon-Pouncey-Foster-Gilbert is better than what we had when we faced off against them last year. Yeah, losing DDC hurts, but the line is still an improvement over last season, so let's see what they can do.

I also feel like Ike is going to have a great game. I know they tell you that you just have to forget about the bad one and move on-and that he has. But ya gotta think he's just been itchin' for this one.

I do think that the temp-officials could have an impact on the outcome of the game. I honestly can't believe the NFL is going to operate like this. Some Bull$h!t

But, this whole team should be frothing at the mouth!

I'm gonna say:

Denver-27
Pittsburgh-31

RuthlessBurgher
09-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Deck the Broncos, they're just Yonkos. Fah gah gah gah gah, gah gah gah gah. :tt2:tt1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9miblLfGUU

Steelers 28
Yonkos 17

Discipline of Steel
09-05-2012, 08:44 PM
Steelers crush the donks 34-17 and Manning gets wheeled off the field like Stephen Hawking.

AkronSteel
09-05-2012, 10:51 PM
I have the feeling the Steelers will come out swinging early on. The fact that Ryan Clark is out doesn't hurt as much as Ryan Mundy has been playing quite a bit in the preseason. Mike Wallace will make a big play over the top and the running game mixed with Redman and Dwyer will have success. This game will come down to turnovers and Peyton's ability not to be rusty and being sharp with his new receivers which could be an issue early on. I see the Steelers creating a couple of turnovers and Big Ben taking advantage of the Broncos with the exceptional corp of pass catchers he has. The Donkeys will keep it close but I like the Boys from the Burgh!

Steelers 27
Broncos 19

Flasteel
09-05-2012, 11:09 PM
I don't expect Manning to do any better than 316 yards 2 TDs and no picks in his first game back. That was Tebow's stat line in the playoff game and we still took them to OT with a gimpy Ben.

I'm also concerned about the current health of the team but at the end of the day, the Steelers are still better than the Broncos.

Road Revenge Special
Steelers 27 Donkeys 17

NottinghamForest_UK
09-06-2012, 03:13 AM
Broncos 20
Steelers 17

steelblood
09-06-2012, 06:53 AM
I have no freakin idea!

Oviedo
09-06-2012, 07:51 AM
Everyone seems to be assuming that this is the Peyton Manning of yesteryear. I'm not buying it. I don't think Manning has fully recovered and Clayton just last week said he was having issues throwing to his right. Plus Antonio Brown is going to have a huge game. Two TDs for him.

Steelers-27
Broncos-16

Slapstick
09-06-2012, 08:39 AM
Is Ben limping?

If not, then Steelers win...

papillon
09-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Well you know Manning will be going after Keenan Lewis early and often, that's a given. The Steelers are probably playing without Harrison and Mendenhall and definitely without Decastro, but Ben is playing and so is Wallace. I can't see this game getting away from either team and I'll take Steelers, 24-23. I probably should have picked this one for my week one MNF executive, the FG could come late after Ben drives them down the field and gives sushi a chip shot with little time on the clock.

Pappy

Lebsteel
09-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Steelers 31
Donkeys 17

Ben throws for 300+ yards and Dwyer/Mendy go for 120

TD386Steel
09-06-2012, 12:14 PM
24-17 Steelers

dirt
09-06-2012, 01:43 PM
I had a dream about the game last week while on vacation and it came down to the last play with Peyton throwing to the end zone for what I thought was a winning touch down. But then I realized the pass had actually been picked off by... wait for it...... Ryan Clark. That's right, you heard it here first, Clark will play and will have a pick to clinch the Steelers season opening win. Final Score Steelers 24 - Broncos 23.

hawaiiansteel
09-07-2012, 02:34 AM
Know Thy Enemy: Steelers v Broncos

Sep 6th, 2012 by CraigSteelers

http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/58/files/2012/09/6474620.jpg?ccb5c8

Fans are thrilled with Peyton Manning and his performance in the preseason, particularly the last game he played when he went 10-for-22 for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns in less than one quarter of play. He’s connecting with his receivers and brings a ‘win now’ attitude to the team.

Out at training camp, you could hear his voice booming over the practice field, even more so than any of the coaches. His teammates look up to him as a leader and want to play better for him. It’s going to be an exciting season in Denver.

The defense was ranked 20th overall last season yet somehow helped scrap enough wins together for a playoff run. What are the glaring weaknesses this year, and how do you think the team/coaches are addressing this?

The Broncos are weak at linebacker right now. Our leading tackler D.J. Williams is suspended for at least six games, and the team has had to deal with injuries at the position. Veteran newcomer Keith Brooking missed nearly all of training camp with a hamstring injury. Add in some youth at the position, and that’s where you have your biggest question mark.

How did the Broncos do in the offseason with acquisitions and draft picks? Who should we be looking for on Sunday?

Aside from Manning, the team brought WR Brandon Stokley back and added TE Jacob Tamme to give Manning some familiar targets. They also added S Mike Adams and CB Tracy Porter to provide experience in the secondary. Last season, teams would simply throw away from Champ Bailey, and find a wide open man down field. That was a glaring weakness that the team had to address in the off season.

Keep an eye on the Broncos first draft pick from last year, defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. No player moved up the depth chart as much or as quickly as Wolfe. His first preseason game, and he records two sacks. While at Cincinnati, he once took on a triple team against Pittsburgh and forced a fumble. This is a hungry kid who will do the Broncos right in the future.

Predictions?

The Broncos squeak out their first win 24-17 on Sunday night. It will be a close game, but I believe Manning will throw a touchdown late in the game.

http://nicepickcowher.com/2012/09/06/know-thy-enemy-steelers-v-broncos/

hawaiiansteel
09-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Kovacevic: Broncos’ rush will rule the day

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) scrambles after the ball against Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) after a bad snap in the second quarter of an NFL wild card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Denver. (AP)

By Dejan Kovacevic
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The headline atop the Denver Post's sports section Thursday was tall enough to be mistaken for the nearby mountain range:

"MANNING ON MARQUEE"

The intermission of Cowboys-Giants the previous night on NBC featured a breathless airing of the network's "exclusive one-on-one with Peyton Manning," who earlier that day gave about two dozen of us what I suppose was an "exclusive one-on-24."

Oh, yeah, it's all Peyton.

He was my first topic upon landing here, too.

But I'll predict he won't be the topic come Sunday night, even as I'll also predict that the Broncos will beat the Steelers.

(Ducks for cover.)

Manning will be blowtorching off 19 months of rusted rivets. The Steelers might not knock him out, but they're experienced and still athletic enough on defense to limit his damage.

Who can say the same for the Steelers limiting the damage of Denver's defensive front seven?

Make no mistake: Those are the guys — not Manning, not Tim Tebow before him, not Willis McGahee, not even the great Demaryius Thomas — who make this team go.

And to hear new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio after practice Thursday, it's clear he will let them go.

"You've got to get people to Ben, then you've got to actually get him down," Del Rio said. "It's a challenge. It's not easy."

Not for everyone. But Del Rio brings impeccable defensive credentials from Jacksonville, and he'll be able to script plays for two of the NFL's best edge rushers in Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil. They combined for 21 sacks in 2011 — 11 1⁄2 for Miller, 9 1⁄2 for Dumervil — and the team had 41, 10th in the league.

But even that doesn't tell the tale: Dumervil was bugged by injuries early last season and had no sacks in the first two months. Miller had a badly sprained thumb that held him to one sack over the final five games and shrunk his presence in the playoff meeting.

In the four games they played together healthy last season, they combined for 10 sacks.

Now both are healthy.

"I'll tell you this: I have a lot of respect for Marcus Gilbert," Miller said of the Steelers' right tackle, "but I'm looking forward to playing this time with more than one arm."

If that sounds cocky ...

"It's really got nothing to do with the Steelers. We know we've got the ability to get in the backfield against anyone. That's what we're excited about."

No reason they shouldn't be.

Look at the Steelers' line. Maurkice Pouncey is a Pro Bowl center, but he's the only one entering the year asterisk-free.

Max Starks, who has Ben's blind side at left tackle, is coming off major knee surgery and won the job primarily because a rookie, Mike Adams, was hurt.

Ramon Foster was backing up another rookie, David DeCastro, until DeCastro was hurt.

Willie Colon was a tackle and is now a guard.

Gilbert has bounced back and forth from left tackle to right.

Nowhere on a football team is cohesion required more than on an offensive line.

Taking it a step further, if fullback Will Johnson isn't on the field, it'll be up to Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer or — gasp — little Chris Rainey to pick up blitzes.

Sorry, I'm having a hard time getting past this.

Preseason doesn't reveal all, but if the Steelers defend Denver's pass rush like the first-team offense did in exhibitions, Ben will be setting bear traps around his pocket by halftime.

Did I mention Derek Wolfe?

He was the Big East's co-Defensive Player of the Year at Cincinnati last year, then Denver's second-round pick. As an interior lineman with the Bearcats last season, he had 9 1⁄2 sacks and an astounding 21 1⁄2 tackles for a loss.

Wolfe was a beast for the Broncos this preseason, too, with 12 tackles and two sacks.

"It's an honor to be part of a group like this," he said, "but I'm not here just to start. I expect greatness of myself. Our whole line expects that."

So do I.

Broncos 27, Steelers 13.

http://triblive.com/home/2547157-74/steelers-broncos-sacks-denver-miller-defensive-manning-tackle-team-ben#ixzz25oTdfHmJ

fezziwig
09-07-2012, 07:12 PM
Broncos 34 Steelers 13 and it won't be this close.

steelnavy
09-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Tod Haley's offense makes a HUGE difference in Ben remaining upright and creating holes for the running game. And don't forget that they will for the first time in years be able to effectively run a screen pass.

Pittsburgh - 27
Broncos - 17

RuthlessBurgher
09-08-2012, 03:21 PM
Max Starks, who has Ben's blind side at left tackle, is coming off major knee surgery and won the job primarily because a rookie, Mike Adams, was hurt.

Yeah, Starks won the LT primarily because Mike Adams was hurt...sure...I guess Dejan didn't see what Adams looked like when he played before getting hurt.

hawaiiansteel
09-08-2012, 03:46 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2012

posted by Dale Lolley

Who I like, Steelers-Broncos

This is an interesting matchup in that Denver will be breaking in 12 new free agent players.

Typically, teams that add that many veteran free agents take some time to gel. Of course, one of those free agents is QB Peyton Manning, so perhaps he will make up for some of those issues.

The Steelers will be without James Harrison and Ryan Clark on defense, which makes them a little vulnerable. But you can bet that Dick LeBeau will come up with something different on his 75th birthday to help make up for who's missing.

The Broncos will be without guard Chris Kuper (arm) and linebacker D.J. Williams (suspension). The absence of Williams is a big one. He's been tough on the Steelers over the years.

I like the Steelers, 24-20.

@ The Steelers finally placed rookie guard David DeCastro on injured reserve on Friday when they signed cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke.

DeCastro will be eligible to return in eight weeks.

Van Dyke, meanwhile, will be used to help bolster the special teams unit, which was spotty in the preseason.

With that move, the Steelers now have just eight active offensive linemen and 10 defensive backs. That means a move could be coming next week when safety Ryan Clark is ready to play against the Jets.

There's no way the Steelers are comfortable having rookie Kelvin Beachum as one of their active players at this point.

http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/sidelines/

RuthlessBurgher
09-08-2012, 05:14 PM
With that move, the Steelers now have just eight active offensive linemen and 10 defensive backs. That means a move could be coming next week when safety Ryan Clark is ready to play against the Jets.

There's no way the Steelers are comfortable having rookie Kelvin Beachum as one of their active players at this point.

We typically only have 7 OL active on gameday. Starks, Colon, Pouncey, Foster, Gilbert to start, Legursky to back up at guard & center, Adams to back up at tackle. Beachum should still be inactive on gameday.

hawaiiansteel
09-08-2012, 05:29 PM
We typically only have 7 OL active on gameday. Starks, Colon, Pouncey, Foster, Gilbert to start, Legursky to back up at guard & center, Adams to back up at tackle. Beachum should still be inactive on gameday.

I think Lolley was inferring that if an injury were to occur to one of our top 7 OL that Beachum would then be the next man up and that the Steelers would not feel comfortable with that.

expect Essux to be re-signed next week and Golden to be released and placed on the practice squad assuming that he clears waivers.

AkronSteel
09-08-2012, 08:29 PM
Yea....I would expect Essex to be back next week as well. It works all the way around. He will add another guy with position flexibility.....albeit not great, but some one who knows the system and the players around him. He will not have to have a fully guaranteed contract for the season if he is signed after week one and it gives the team extra depth in the secondary with Ryan out for the Denver game! I would expect the Steelers to move Golden to the practice squad and release Josh Victorian!!! It's just a smart move!!!

hawaiiansteel
09-08-2012, 11:02 PM
Must Go Down Hard

By Jim Wexell
SteelCityInsider.net
Posted Sep 8, 2012

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/110/1104061.jpg

Peyton Manning

Pressuring Peyton Manning has paid off for the Steelers in the past. They'll need to it again tonight in the opener at Denver. Here's how:

Larry Foote wasn’t on the field for the last Steelers snap that mattered. So there was nothing he could do about the 80-yard catch and run by Demaryius Thomas that ended the Steelers’ season in Denver.

Foote said he didn’t wake up to that fact until he was on the plane heading home.

“Then it’s ‘What the heck just happened?’” said the Steelers’ inside linebacker. “And the trainers start going up and down the aisle talking about exit physicals. That’s when you knew it was real and the season was over.”

The Steelers head back to Denver to open the 2012 season, but there will be one big difference: Peyton Manning will be playing quarterback for the Broncos and not Tim Tebow.

Surely the Steelers would rather face Tebow, now a backup with the New York Jets, wouldn’t they?

“As a competitor I want Peyton Manning,” Foote said. “Everybody in the world’s going to be watching. You get a big stage to show your talent. As a competitor you want to play Peyton.”

That’ll require a bit of a different defensive game plan from the wildcatting Tebow – a radically different game plan.

“Night and day,” said Troy Polamalu with a laugh.

Polamalu laughed because the answer is that obvious.

Even though Manning is 36 and just-recovered from a neck injury that forced him to miss the 2011 season, the Steelers are expecting the same Manning who quarterbacked four games against them while he was with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Steelers are 2-2 against the future Hall of Famer, including an upset win in the 2005 AFC playoffs on their way to winning Super Bowl XL.

Manning has a passer rating of 85.9 against the Steelers, nine points below his career rating. He was a bit better than that in the playoff game (90.9) but the Steelers sacked him five times. James Farrior had 2½ sacks and Joey Porter had 1½.

“There was constant pressure up the middle, on the edges,” said Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel. “That’s what it takes to beat great quarterbacks. You’ve got to constantly pressure them and constantly let them know you’re coming.”

The Steelers must do so tonight without their best pass-rusher, James Harrison. He’ll be replaced by Chris Carter, a second-year pro who’ll make his first NFL start at right outside linebacker. Not that it will change the Steelers’ strategy.

“Our nature is we’re going to attack,” said Foote. “That’s just the nature of Pittsburgh and we’re going to definitely do that. But it is a chess match. A lot of offenses, to slow us down, they don’t send that many receivers out, so (defensive coordinator) Dick LeBeau’s not going to keep hitting our head up against the wall. So we’ll play that game a little bit, but ultimately we’re going to bring pressure.”

In the past, Manning has beaten pressure with his brains and his quick release. And he does have a couple of his former receivers with him in Denver: slot receiver Brandon Stokely caught 5 passes for 56 yards this preseason and tight end Jacob Tamme caught 4 for 43.

The Denver starters are Thomas and Eric Decker, a pair of thick 6-foot-3 wide receivers, and former Houston Texans tight end Joel Dreesen.

A familiar face will be in the Denver backfield. Willis McGahee, the 235-pound tailback, has faced the Steelers 11 times in his career, but has yet to top the 79 yards he gained the first time in 2005. McGahee averages 3.3 yards per carry against the Steelers, but the Steelers have always respected his power and speed.

“They’re a good team,” Foote said. “I think their defense is getting overshadowed by Peyton Manning. I’m sure our offense knows they’ve got a lot of good players over there. On Wednesday, Mike Tomlin highlighted those guys, and they’ve got some guys on that defense who can play.”

The key Broncos to block are pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller.

Dumervil has 4½ sacks in four games against the Steelers. The right defensive end made the Pro Bowl last season after missing the 2010 season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Miller, the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year with 11½ sacks, plays strong-side outside linebacker in the Broncos’ 4-3, but lines up as the end opposite Dumervil on passing downs.

Miller struggled with a thumb injury against the Steelers in the playoffs last season, but the two pass-rushers each sacked Ben Roethlisberger once. Robert Ayers sacked Roethlisberger twice as the Broncos got to him five times.

“They’re going to be a challenge for us,” said Steelers left tackle Max Starks. “You can focus on one and that’s when the other one gets off. That’s why the Steelers have been so successful because the second you try to isolate James, LaMarr (Woodley) is going to have a three-sack day. It’s a balancing act. The onus is on us as tackles to make sure we do our job and we keep our technique and we play sound, and also beat them up when we get the chance to be aggressive and more proactive instead of reactive. So in the run game we have to take advantage of those opportunities, and also do some different things passing.”

No doubt the Steelers would like to keep the 260-pound Dumervil and the 237-pound Miller out of the blocks and worrying about running backs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer instead. Starks is optimistic that can happen.

“I think we have a good game plan to go against these guys,” he said. “And we’ll attack them instead of sitting back and waiting for those guys to come and force us to combat the rush. We have to bring the fight to them, play aggressively, and control the tempo.”

Taking the fight to them on offense and rushing the passer on defense. It was the Steelers’ prescription for the 2005 playoff win against Manning, the one that ended a whole lot better than the last one.

http://pit.scout.com/2/1219564.html

7 UP
09-09-2012, 10:30 AM
Pittsburgh up 13 to 0 late in 2nd quarter. Denver scores its first points of the first half on the last drive of half 13 to 7.

Denver scores again to get close early in the forth to make it 20 to 14, before Sushi seals the deal with a 39 yd field goal late in the game to make it 23 to 14

Final Steelers 23 to 14. Mark it down.

Oviedo
09-09-2012, 10:41 AM
Yea....I would expect Essex to be back next week as well. It works all the way around. He will add another guy with position flexibility.....albeit not great, but some one who knows the system and the players around him. He will not have to have a fully guaranteed contract for the season if he is signed after week one and it gives the team extra depth in the secondary with Ryan out for the Denver game! I would expect the Steelers to move Golden to the practice squad and release Josh Victorian!!! It's just a smart move!!!

With the Van Dyke signing doesn't olook like Essex is coming back.

Discipline of Steel
09-09-2012, 10:47 AM
With the Van Dyke signing doesn't olook like Essex is coming back.

Good point. Maybe he is the new Charlie Batch...just a phone call away. One thing this shows is Beachum > Essux. Wow
Perhaps one last chance in week 4 when Saunders comes off suspension.

Iron Shiek
09-09-2012, 11:55 AM
My pick is steelers 30 - 20 broncos

:tt2

Steelgal
09-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Don't feel great about this game either.

Broncos - 24
Steelers - 17

ramblinjim
09-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Steelers: 31
Broncos: 20

fezziwig
09-09-2012, 04:34 PM
I'm surprised how many of us are picking against the Steelers. Bradshaw today picked us for a win today and that confirmed it for me..we will lose for sure now.

hawaiiansteel
09-10-2012, 01:48 AM
can't believe we have guys actually saying we will lose this game.



can you better understand why some thought we would lose this game now?

Shawn
09-10-2012, 01:28 PM
can you better understand why some thought we would lose this game now?

No, I think any fan with a naysayer attitude who believes we are beat before we play should root for another team. My 2 cents.

fezziwig
09-10-2012, 01:35 PM
boy, do i know someone you can hangout with. i hope you like your booze though

Shawn
09-10-2012, 01:36 PM
boy, do i know someone you can hangout with. i hope you like your booze though

That is just an ignorant thing to say.

hawaiiansteel
09-10-2012, 01:52 PM
No, I think any fan with a naysayer attitude who believes we are beat before we play should root for another team. My 2 cents.

I'm not a fan with a naysayer attitude, I just believed that the odds of us winning this particular game were stacked against us.

I try to be realistic, that's all and I am going to continue rooting for my favorite team the Pittsburgh Steelers just like I have since childhood even though I don't always think we will necessarily win every game and go 19-0 every year.

My 2 cents...

fezziwig
09-10-2012, 01:54 PM
sorry, it wasn't supposed to make you upset or an insult at all towards you. it was supposed to be for hawaiin. we know someone that pees black n gold but it's due to probably all the booze he dumps down his pie hole. again, no directed towards you.

Shawn
09-10-2012, 03:52 PM
I'm not a fan with a naysayer attitude, I just believed that the odds of us winning this particular game were stacked against us.

I try to be realistic, that's all and I am going to continue rooting for my favorite team the Pittsburgh Steelers just like I have since childhood even though I don't always think we will necessarily win every game and go 19-0 every year.

My 2 cents...

I had a bad feeling about the game...mile high...manning...first game...etc. But, I always want to think the best...certainly dont wanna concede defeat before the game...that's the only thing I meant by what I stated.

Shawn
09-10-2012, 03:52 PM
sorry, it wasn't supposed to make you upset or an insult at all towards you. it was supposed to be for hawaiin. we know someone that pees black n gold but it's due to probably all the booze he dumps down his pie hole. again, no directed towards you.

I appreciate the clarification fezzi.

hawaiiansteel
09-10-2012, 06:01 PM
No, I think any fan with a naysayer attitude who believes we are beat before we play should root for another team. My 2 cents.

the Broncos came into last night's game with a 38-13-1 record in home openers, the NFL’s best such record. they had won 24 of their previous 28 home openers, combined with the injuries the Steelers had signs pointed towards a very difficult game for us.

please forgive my heresy of trying to correctly predict the winning team in a prediction thread.

guess I should go and find another team to root for now, what could I have been thinking?

lloydroid
09-10-2012, 09:02 PM
No, I think any fan with a naysayer attitude who believes we are beat before we play should root for another team. My 2 cents.

So, in order to be a fan, you have to check your brain at the door and just not think? I think the fans who try to sell that we are going to win every single game are the fallible ones. Is there anything to be proud about when dealing in ignorance?

lloydroid
09-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Pittsburgh up 13 to 0 late in 2nd quarter. Denver scores its first points of the first half on the last drive of half 13 to 7.

Denver scores again to get close early in the forth to make it 20 to 14, before Sushi seals the deal with a 39 yd field goal late in the game to make it 23 to 14

Final Steelers 23 to 14. Mark it down.

I marked it down but it ending up turning into a wet fart.

Discipline of Steel
09-10-2012, 09:44 PM
So, in order to be a fan, you have to check your brain at the door and just not think? I think the fans who try to sell that we are going to win every single game are the fallible ones. Is there anything to be proud about when dealing in ignorance?

18-1 Baby!!!

hawaiiansteel
09-11-2012, 02:03 PM
18-1 Baby!!!


well predicted, you won't now need to find another team to root for...:roll:

fezziwig
09-12-2012, 05:25 PM
I can see standing behind your team but, that doesn't mean I can't see the truth/reality.

hawaiiansteel
09-12-2012, 05:56 PM
I can see standing behind your team but, that doesn't mean I can't see the truth/reality.

sorry, no truth or reality is allowed to be seen by a TRUE Steelers fan.

you must keep your Black & Gold blinders on at all times or you must go and root for another team.

DukieBoy
09-12-2012, 05:59 PM
sorry, no truth or reality is allowed to be seen by a TRUE Steelers fan.

you must keep your Black & Gold blinders on at all times or you must go and root for another team.

​They come off ???

hawaiiansteel
09-12-2012, 06:02 PM
​They come off ???

I'm gonna superglue mine on so I can continue to root for the Steelers and not have to find another team to root for...

fezziwig
09-12-2012, 08:03 PM
sorry, no truth or reality is allowed to be seen by a TRUE Steelers fan.

you must keep your Black & Gold blinders on at all times or you must go and root for another team.


Have you seen where that has gotten the Cleveland Browns fans ?