Steelers v. Ravens Open Thread

Didn’t start the way I expected.

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  1. 1
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    You mean the bumblebee outfits?

  2. 2
    Corner Stone says:

    I keep expecting George Clooney to walk out and start singing Man of Constant Sorrow in a Stillers uni.

  3. 3
    efgoldman says:

    Any way they both could lose?

  4. 4
    Kathy says:

    It is very hard to concentrate on anything with the loud buzzing in my ears.

  5. 5

    So they broke out the jailbreak outfits again? By the Prophets are those some hideous unis.

  6. 6
    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    I despise Al Michaels.

  7. 7
    kindness says:

    What is up with those Bad News Bees uniforms? I’m thinkin’ Belushi when I see that.

  8. 8
    Felonius Monk says:


    I am waiting for the resurrected John Belushi to enter the game at any moment.

  9. 9
    SuzyQ says:

    Those unis are VERY distracting. Totes a fashion DON’T!! History be damned,

  10. 10
    elftx says:

    I pay no attention to football, never really have. But my hubby feels he should watch the Steelers in support of JC even tho he can’t really root for them lol.
    So he turns the game on and I see a bunch of grown men wearing Yellow and Black Striped “Where’s Waldo” outfits.
    Helllooo wth is this????

  11. 11
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @elftx: We call ’em the Stingers now.

  12. 12
    Corner Stone says:

    I can’t help but think of Deebo. Like, all the time.

  13. 13
    KyCole says:

    The best part about being divorced is that I can watch Netflix instead of football. Okay, maybe not the best part.

  14. 14
    Corner Stone says:

    @KyCole: Well, what is?

  15. 15
    MikeBoyScout says:

    I like Ike

  16. 16
    Kobie says:

    The Steelers are dressed like the girl in the Blind Melon “No Rain” video.

  17. 17
    Uncle Ebeneezer says:

    The Steelers are definitely the favorites en Mexico.

  18. 18
    JWL says:

    Why wear a uniform that looks so ugly, and makes the team (and, by extension its fans) look so silly, worthy objects of ridicule? Once, I can understand. Marketing, and all that jazz. But to wear it twice in a season? WTF?

  19. 19
    freelancer says:


  20. 20
    Corner Stone says:

    I wonder wtf is wrong with Texans special teams coaches? They cut Jacoby Jones and Trindon Holliday in the same damn season.

  21. 21
    taylormattd says:

    What the everloving fuck are your players wearing John?

    Holy fuck, those are the most but ugly pieces of crap any sports team has ever put on, and that includes all of the garbage Oregon wears.

    My god, they deserve to lose because of those uniforms.

  22. 22
    freelancer says:


    I’m thinking they’re gonna lose because of their O-line, but that works too.

  23. 23
    Ron says:

    oh good. why shouldn’t the defense start playing as badly as the rest of the team. I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

  24. 24
    Raven says:

    Speaking of Hines Ward, HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS!!!!!!

  25. 25
    Just Some Fuckhead says:


    I’m thinking they’re gonna lose because of their O-line, but that works too.

    O-line or B-line, flip a coin.

  26. 26
    RinaX says:

    Also, too, WTF with those uniforms?

  27. 27
    JPL says:

    @RinaX: Rumor has that Tunch is embarrassed.

  28. 28
    jrg says:

    Are others aware of “Epic Rap Battles of History“. Is anyone aware of anything remotely as amusing?

  29. 29
    RinaX says:


    You know what really makes it hideous? The tan pants. Why not go with yellow or black? The tan emphasizes just how ugly the rest of the uniform is.

  30. 30
    SuzyQ says:

    It’s not so much the pants as it is the stripes. Sorry, but that ish don’t match!! Tan pants? FFS!
    And vice versa ….

  31. 31
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @SuzyQ: And horizontal stripes, zomg?? Fattening!

  32. 32
    JPL says:

    @RinaX: They could be pink if they wore those shirts and socks last month. That would be quite a fashion statement.

  33. 33
    Raven says:

    @JPL: It’s gorgeous down here on the gulf!

  34. 34
    KyCole says:

    @@Corner Stone: <Wa href="#commen@Corner Stone: 6558″>Corner Stone</a
    Well obviously- not living with an asshole.

  35. 35
    👽 Martin says:

    Maybe the Steelers figure they could hypnotize the Ravens with those uniforms. I blame Obama.

  36. 36
    JPL says:

    @Raven: You missed an ugly Falcons win.

  37. 37
    Raven says:

    @JPL: It was the start of the second when we pulled into town. I went and got some frozen shrimp and hit the beach. Caught a really nice pompano in about 39 minutes! The doggies enjoyed the sunset and then we baked that sucker up.

  38. 38
    JPL says:

    @Raven: I’m watching the Dust Bowl on PBS and the dunes look the same as in your picture.

  39. 39
    Steeplejack says:

    Just came in. I see the Steelers are wearing their Killer Bee/prison chain gang uniforms. I guess the Ravens can’t go retro, because then they would be the Cleveland Browns. Confusing.

    Looks like a good game, though. I will observe.

  40. 40
    Raven says:

    @JPL: Shit, I meant to set the dvr!

  41. 41
    Just Some Fuckhead says:


    because then they would be the Cleveland Browns

    Good one.

  42. 42
    Jerzy Russian says:

    The San Diego Union Tribune is one shitty newspaper, but I do enjoy reading their sports columnists after a Chargers loss, especially one to the Broncos. I know I won’t be disappointed tonight.

  43. 43
    Steeplejack says:


    They’re (re)running it about 20 times this week. In fact, check to see if it’s on later tonight (2:00 a.m. EST here, also 7:00 a.m.).

    ETA: Oops, never mind. Just realized you’re not at home. Enjoy the beach!

  44. 44
    The Dangerman says:

    Didn’t start the way I expected.

    It always starts with the Star Spangled Banner.

  45. 45
    Raven says:

    @Steeplejack: hey, good call though, I can set the dvr on the web!

  46. 46
    JPL says:

    @Raven: PBS has it repeating in three minutes… Ten to twelve and then tomorrow at nine is the conclusion. It’s well worth it.

  47. 47
    Raven says:

    @JPL: Yea I was fired up now the damn online thing won’t work. Might be because I’m not using Charter here.

  48. 48
    mcd410x says:

    The problem with Byron Leftwich is that he isn’t very good.

  49. 49
    Felonius Monk says:

    Hey Cole, Can’t you do something to make this game a little more exciting — it’s kinda like watching paint dry.

  50. 50
    Poopyman says:

    @mcd410x: Why Charlie Batch isn’t in there is a mystery, although special teams aren’t doing Leftwich any favors.

  51. 51
    Poopyman says:

    @Felonius Monk: I have this open in another window, and it’s much more entertaining, IMO. Props to Werebear, who posted it yesterday.

  52. 52
    mainmati says:

    Leftwich will be critical to whether the Steelers win. I’m a Pittsburgh native but am dubious whether they can beat the Ravens. I think they can but they will need to be awesome on defense and creative on offense. We’ll see.

  53. 53
    Corner Stone says:

    @Felonius Monk:

    Hey Cole, Can’t you do something to make this game a little more exciting—it’s kinda like watching paint dry.

    I’m actually not sure Cole even exists anymore. I hope he’s still alive because his drunken rage tweets @Shoq are the absolute height of hilarity. So that would amuse me if they continued for a bit, but as far as I can tell they might as well be on some kind of loop.

  54. 54
    Corner Stone says:

    That’s probably not going to help the Stingers win tonight.

  55. 55
    Maxwel says:

    Gronkowski breaks forearm.

  56. 56
    Allen says:

    @taylormattd: God, I’m glad someone mentioned the trash that the University of Nike wears.

  57. 57
    Felonius Monk says:

    @Poopyman: Now That’s Entertainment!

  58. 58
    Felonius Monk says:

    @Corner Stone: Ever since the LadyFriend showed up his behavior has been somewhat suspicious. Maybe he’s been taken hostage — has there been a ransom note yet?

  59. 59
    Yutsano says:

    @Allen: Ahh yes, the Fighting Fashion Atrocities.

    @Felonius Monk: If the ransom demands ahi, we know what happened.

  60. 60
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @Felonius Monk:

    Ever since the LadyFriend showed up his behavior has been somewhat suspicious.

    Don’t read too much into his playdate.

  61. 61
    J.W. Hamner says:

    I don’t hate on the killer bees look as much as some, but I gotta say beige skin tight pants probably not a great idea.

  62. 62
    Steeplejack says:

    @J.W. Hamner:

    I think those are “desert sand,” and, hey, they’re growing on me.

  63. 63
    WaterGirl says:

    @Raven: awesome photo, love the dogs, captures the beach feeling, almost makes me feel like I’m there.

    kitty in lap, no caps.

  64. 64
    Yutsano says:

    @Maxwel: Ouch. Those suckers don’t heal fast. Hopefully he doesn’t need a surgical intervention.

  65. 65
    gogol's wife says:


    I love the picture of Bodhi on the troll-infested thread below. I have no interest in football but came here for a palate-cleanser.

  66. 66
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    This is the part of the game where the officials nearly kill themselves setting up a win for the Stingers. Hopefully, the Stingers will piss it away.

  67. 67
    Captain Goto says:

    Quit whining, JSF.

  68. 68
    LT says:

    Tracking on – did they just lose it on an offsides?

  69. 69
    LT says:

    What the – timeout Baltimore?

  70. 70
    LT says:

    Ope – that wasn’t a 1st down penalty. Alive!

  71. 71
    burnspbesq says:

    Any Sounders fans out there?

    Keep your arms at your sides.

    Oops, too late.

  72. 72
    Corner Stone says:

    Sheesh. My grammie could throw the ball farther than that.

  73. 73
    Steeplejack says:

    What a messy end to the game. Is time management a lost art in the NFL?

  74. 74
    Steeplejack says:

    @Corner Stone:

    I think he’s hurting from being pounded earlier. He hasn’t looked right the whole second half.

  75. 75

    It was the bumble bee uniforms.

  76. 76
    Corner Stone says:

    @Steeplejack: Somebody should’ve told Tomlin the rules don’t let you skip bounce a pass downfield.

  77. 77
    J.W. Hamner says:

    I know the questions will be about Leftwich playing hurt, but what is up with Ray Rice? He hasn’t looked good in like 6 games.

  78. 78
    Bubblegum Tate says:


    I think he’s hurting from being pounded earlier. He hasn’t looked right the whole second half.

    I respect his heart and his competitive spirit, but he shouldn’t have been playing–he was clearly not able to throw. I’m shocked that Tomlin didn’t just pull him.

  79. 79

    @Bubblegum Tate:

    I was kind of surprised by that too. When was the last time Batch played? If he can’t, why is he on the team?

  80. 80
    Violet says:

    Those uniforms are something else. I only saw a minute of the game but WTF? They look ridiculous.

  81. 81
    Captain Goto says:

    A friend of mine speculated that Batch is hurt, too. If so, we* are fucked.

    *not intended to include various Steeler-phobes commenting here

  82. 82
    Felonius Monk says:

    Per Cole:

    Didn’t start the way I expected.

    I guess it didn’t end the way you hoped either. I think it was the butt-ugly uniforms that did them in.

  83. 83
    jl says:

    I would think that the blog management would want a new post up pretty quick.

    Edit; OK, there we go.

  84. 84
    jayackroyd says:

    Who won?

  85. 85
    Cermet says:

    Ouch – that has gotta hurt*, John. Still, there is two weeks.

    * I don’t mean those uniforms but boy, those are butt ugly. John, will someone there please burn those uniforms before the next game? Please!

  86. 86
    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Captain Goto:

    A friend of mine speculated that Batch is hurt, too. If so, we* are fucked. (*not intended to include various Steeler-phobes commenting here)

    I’m a Corvophile, not a Steelerphobe–it just happens yinz are always standing between Poe’s Crows & the postseason.

    If all 3 of your QBs are hurt, you could always sign Dennis Dixon off the Ravens practice squad. Last time he was in a Tar&Piss uniform he came pretty close to winning a game in Baltimore.

  87. 87
    2liberal says:

    is this result good for the patriots?

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