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2009-02-01 11:04:28 PM
kliq: Steelers are now the undisputed greatest football franchise in Superbowl history.

FTFY. The Packers (and Bears and Giants) still have more NFL championships.
 
2009-02-01 11:04:41 PM
ramathorn83: Katalyst: ramathorn83: mynameismark: Heres to all you butthurt haters:


Greatest NFL Franchise. Ever.


/keep those salty tears coming...

And it is morons like you who make me hate your franchise.

What about those years with losing records? That's right, you can't even sell out your stadiums.



Are you an Eagles fan?

Bills.

We have terrible seasons, and we still sell-out.

Not a good team at all, but the best, classiest fans.


i'll drink to that -- my family (and my till i joined the army..) live in that part of the world. i always hope the bills will turn it around, since there's not much else to cheer for in buffalo.
 
2009-02-01 11:04:51 PM
kliq: Steelers are now the undisputed greatest football franchise in history. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

The Green Bay Packers have won twelve league championships (more than any other team in the NFL) including nine NFL Championships prior to the Super Bowl era and three Super Bowl victories in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II) and 1997 (Super Bowl XXXI). Link (new window)

Steelers still have some work to do. You may have the most Super Bowl wins, but in the days of league championships, you didn't have pansy ass rules that protect everyone. Real men played back then, not jerks like James Harrison.
 
2009-02-01 11:04:53 PM
OHM PLEASEKEEPYOURKNEESTOGETHERNOBODYWANTSTOSEETHAT OHM
 
2009-02-01 11:04:54 PM
JeffKochosky: Harrison is a helluva player, but he's got a helluva temper.

Being held every play probably frustrated him.
 
2009-02-01 11:05:03 PM
muck4doo: Meh on the word "Concentration" for those kind of catches. With all the training these guys do(all good NFL receivers have) it's instinct.

Mucky, call it whatever... it's still a helluva catch. :)
 
2009-02-01 11:05:13 PM
FortKnox: You can't blame the refs on this. James Harrison was in a choke hold the entire game with only 3 hold calls. The roughing was touchy, but didn't make much of a difference, and the last play, it really didn't matter, as the game was already over...

Oh, and the call where James Harrison decked the guy? I'd call that legal... he was down, James let him up, which is a 'football move' after the punt is in the air, and you are allowed to block the guy... he just blocked him hard... I even call that a touchy call.

/HS Ref


They held Woodley just as much without calling the Cards on it. If they had not held on to him, Warner would have spent half the game on his back.
 
2009-02-01 11:05:22 PM
markb289: Winterstar: Freak: Congrats Steeler fans, I was pulling for the underdog but goliath came out on top in this one. Quick question though, did it seem to anyone else that the crowd was 90% steeler fans? During the trophy presentation when presumably all the cardinals fans had left the stadium still looked full!

The Steelers travel well and have a fan base all over the country due to the exodus of families from the city after the collapse of the Steel mills.

There are times you can hear Steelers fans chanting in opposing teams' stadiums during the regular season too - Jacksonville and New England this year are prime examples.

It is a sad legacy of the 1980s that about half of Pittsburgh's former population now lives somewhere else. There's a Steeler Bar in almost every city in the USA of any significant size.


It's also why the area has been less affected by the recession than many other areas of the country. Pittsburgh's been in recession for 25 years.
 
2009-02-01 11:05:59 PM
mainstreet62: James Harrison is an asshole who should pick on someone his own size. He's not a champion in my eyes, real champions show respect to the other team.

This. Pretty good game all around, but there were far too many penalties, and the Taylor/Harrison personal fouls were just totally out of line. I hope after all the celebration, they get a big stiff fine for those penalties. Not only did they put the Cardinals into better field position, but they were totally stupid. Throwing punches on the sideline and taking cheap shots? Come on.
 
2009-02-01 11:06:08 PM
bberg: It's going to be interesting to see which set of fans gets bored of their show first - 24 or Heroes. They're both in the territory of "Wow, more of this again?"

As long as Agent Walker is alive, there's no contest.

And who's the hating kid on NFL Network?
 
2009-02-01 11:06:19 PM
I was upset that there was no Office on Thursday. Now I see it was worth the extra 3 day wait.

Holy god this is hilarious.
 
2009-02-01 11:06:27 PM
Dear haters,
Please bend over and prepare to accept #7.
Sincerely,
The Steeler Nation
/all your Lombardis are belong to us
 
2009-02-01 11:06:35 PM
SomebodyElsesShoes: Zoop: As a fan of the Rays and underdogs everywhere, I no longer choose to recognize Pennsylvania as a state.

I like this idea. I've always hated Idaho. Potato growing bastards. I banish thee from statehood!


No no no. That's where we're sending all the pregnant women.

/Pregnaho
//Not obscure
 
2009-02-01 11:07:09 PM
Could you reach over and touch his thing?

/that's what he said
 
2009-02-01 11:07:15 PM
THAT'S WHAT HE SAID
 
2009-02-01 11:07:26 PM
treecologist: mainstreet62: James Harrison is an asshole who should pick on someone his own size.

Harrison is only about 5'11" so most guys are taller than him.

Also, this is football, so grow a pair.


Grow a pair? Like that jackass did by picking on a smaller guy than him? Please, eat a bag of dicks and look at yourself in the mirror.
 
2009-02-01 11:07:34 PM
Weak article, but I found proof of the full frontal nudity thing.

/crosses fingers for first link approval
 
2009-02-01 11:07:37 PM
Ah, ok, it was one of Santonio Holmes' kids hating on the Cardinals.
 
2009-02-01 11:07:39 PM
twist!
 
2009-02-01 11:08:27 PM
Great game by the Steelers.

The INT for a 99yd return before the half was pure killer D.

The TD Reception by Holmes was astounding.

Great game and Congrats Steelers.

If nothing else, the farking Giants are no longer the Champs.

/lifelong Cardinals fan
//got his after 1st playoff win
///got greedy
////wanted more
 
2009-02-01 11:08:35 PM
Mooch needs to regain control over his microphone. He's getting pwnd by a kid.
 
2009-02-01 11:08:41 PM
The NaSkAr: THAT'S WHAT HE SAID

right, guys? 'cause of gay
 
2009-02-01 11:09:14 PM
Fine, he wasn't the kicker. Most of you get my point, the strong picking on the weak is bullying. And it doesn't belong on a national stage.
 
2009-02-01 11:09:29 PM
GO SAINTS!

/Early for next season
 
2009-02-01 11:09:31 PM
ramathorn83: How about the local blackouts in '02, '03...great team, fairweather fans

I don't think you blacking out on Sunday after drinking too much Saturday night counts.
 
2009-02-01 11:09:52 PM
I usually dislike car commercials, but this Acura commercial of the bullet going through the glass bottle is actually pretty sweet.

Not that I'd buy a car based on that, but still.
 
2009-02-01 11:10:02 PM
Who got MVP? Santonio?

I approve.
 
2009-02-01 11:10:27 PM
raptusregaliter: muck4doo: Meh on the word "Concentration" for those kind of catches. With all the training these guys do(all good NFL receivers have) it's instinct.

Mucky, call it whatever... it's still a helluva catch. :)


I won't argue with that. I just think he just knew where to be by instinct and didn't really have to "concentrate" on it much. He's a gifted talent. People like you and me would have to "concentrate" on it.
 
OMO
2009-02-01 11:10:36 PM
FortKnox: Oh, and the call where James Harrison decked the guy? I'd call that legal

Wow, I'm impressed. I didn't think your subzero credibility could get any lower.

Nice job.
 
2009-02-01 11:10:57 PM
mainstreet62: Grow a pair? Like that jackass did by picking on a smaller guy than him? Please, eat a bag of dicks and look at yourself in the mirror.

I noticed you completely skipped over my comment where I prove that you didn't know much about the call you were biatching about...
Its not a cheap shot and if you look at the ENTIRE line on a punt, that kinda stuff happens all the time, he just blocked extra hard, which was a bit unnecessary. It was not a cheap shot, but at a legal time to block, just an unnecessarily hard block.

And it wasn't the PUNTER, but the END BLOCKER (usually a TE, which is usually the size of a LB).

/Seattle fan?
//Cardinal fan?
///Steeler Hater (aka Brownie or Bengal fan)?
////Its gotta be one of the three...
 
2009-02-01 11:13:23 PM
Zoop: As a fan of the Rays and underdogs everywhere, I no longer choose to recognize Pennsylvania as a state.

Pennsylvania isn't a state. It's a Commonwealth. :-)
 
OMO
2009-02-01 11:13:32 PM
markb289: They held Woodley just as much without calling the Cards on it. If they had not held on to him, Warner would have spent half the game on his back.

Good point. Cause during the game this was pointed out by MANY posters consistently.

Oh wait...no it wasn't...you're just pulling shiat out of your ass.

Let me guess..."College Ref?"
 
2009-02-01 11:13:48 PM
mainstreet62: Fine, he wasn't the kicker. Most of you get my point, the strong picking on the weak is bullying. And it doesn't belong on a national stage.

Its funny... Football is usually a game of mismatches. When the punt formation is set, you usually look up and see "shiat, I'm supposed to block James Harrison" and most intelligent "small guys" get a blocking reassignment to get a double team on him. This "small guy" decided to take him on himself, and got smashed on his face with a block.
This isn't Harrison's fault... he's blocking like he's supposed to. He needs a wrist slap for being rough with his block, but its not a 'cheap shot'.

/tired of having to explain this a third time
//watch the line on punts, not what the TV man shows you and you'll see what I mean
///HS Ref
 
2009-02-01 11:14:06 PM
Good game, it's not about who won, it's about how many beers I had this afternoon.
 
2009-02-01 11:15:22 PM
OMO: FortKnox: Oh, and the call where James Harrison decked the guy? I'd call that legal

Wow, I'm impressed. I didn't think your subzero credibility could get any lower.

Nice job.


That Unnecessary Roughness penalty was earned.

/Steelers fan
 
2009-02-01 11:15:45 PM
FortKnox: mainstreet62: Grow a pair? Like that jackass did by picking on a smaller guy than him? Please, eat a bag of dicks and look at yourself in the mirror.

I noticed you completely skipped over my comment where I prove that you didn't know much about the call you were biatching about...
Its not a cheap shot and if you look at the ENTIRE line on a punt, that kinda stuff happens all the time, he just blocked extra hard, which was a bit unnecessary. It was not a cheap shot, but at a legal time to block, just an unnecessarily hard block.

And it wasn't the PUNTER, but the END BLOCKER (usually a TE, which is usually the size of a LB).

/Seattle fan?
//Cardinal fan?
///Steeler Hater (aka Brownie or Bengal fan)?
////Its gotta be one of the three...


It may or may not be legal per the NFL rules. I'm arguing that it was bullying and classless. Frankly, I'm surprised he didn't try and urinate on the guy and give him an Iron City Bath. And I had already conceded I was wrong about the guy's position in a previous post.

And actually, its neither of those 3. Thanks for playing though.
 
2009-02-01 11:15:58 PM
4NSpy: Good game, it's not about who won, it's about how many beers I had this afternoon.

Not any more. Now it's about The Office.

/Pam is hotter than the lady that Jim dated in an earlier season
 
2009-02-01 11:16:25 PM
Okay guys. Next year. Let's get the Fark Fantasy Football Leagues going. We should start arranging these during the draft? Maybe have free leagues and $5 buy in leagues where winners get a free year of TF from the pool? Maybe money leagues? Let's get together again on the draft. Congratulations Steelers. Cowboys, you need to do something about the Steelers passing you up. I expect improvements next year. Till next season and the draft, good night. I thank all of you Fark NFL fans for the fun season.

/Oh wait...there's still some meaningless game coming up. Isn't there?
//And Hockey season
///And Basketball season
////And Baseball
\Fark NASCAR
 
2009-02-01 11:17:08 PM
Apik0r0s: Great game by the Steelers.

The INT for a 99yd return before the half was pure killer D.

The TD Reception by Holmes was astounding.

Great game and Congrats Steelers.

If nothing else, the farking Giants are no longer the Champs.

/lifelong Cardinals fan
//got his after 1st playoff win
///got greedy
////wanted more


I totally respect this.

Red played well. Great coaching. Great QB-ing. Great receivers. Total defensive war. No shame there. Down to the last minute. Nicely done/ Props to all.


/ happy.
// blowing off fireworks.
 
2009-02-01 11:17:34 PM
Oh and for posterity's sake, I live in Tampa and I did not see a single Cards fan here this week. I did see about a billion Steelers fans though (including some douche with an incredibly terrible Steelers tattoo).
 
2009-02-01 11:18:01 PM
Apik0r0s: If nothing else, the farking Giants are no longer the Champs.

A. Farking. Men. Fark the Giants!

\Patriot fan by birth & geography, Steeler fan by the Grace of God
\\time to get me yet another championship teeshirt
 
OMO
2009-02-01 11:18:27 PM
Guys...we all need to listen to FortKnox.

After all...he's a HS Ref.

And he's tired of having to make up shiat to rationalize one of the most blatant and ridiculous cheap shots in SB history...and no...it has nothing to do with the fact that he's a Steelers HomerTM.

That has no impact at all. Cause "HS Refs" don't let that type of bias affect them.
 
2009-02-01 11:18:27 PM
muck4doo: What the Frak did Obama have to do with the game? Rooney is trying to ride on Obama's popularity. What a douche.

Ya know, If Ben and Art and the rest of the Steeler's organization are such BIG fans of Obama, and really do subscribe to what he stands for, they should slice that superbowl trophy into 32 equal slices and share it with the rest of the NFL. And Rooney sould demand that each Steeler player turn in his ring, and have it melted down and made into enough smaller rings so that EVERY NFL player could have a ring. Because that's what's fair and equal.
 
2009-02-01 11:18:39 PM
Oh, good lord, it's what time? I have an early bus to catch tomorrow...must go try to sleep.
 
2009-02-01 11:19:13 PM
FortKnox: mainstreet62: Fine, he wasn't the kicker. Most of you get my point, the strong picking on the weak is bullying. And it doesn't belong on a national stage.

Its funny... Football is usually a game of mismatches. When the punt formation is set, you usually look up and see "shiat, I'm supposed to block James Harrison" and most intelligent "small guys" get a blocking reassignment to get a double team on him. This "small guy" decided to take him on himself, and got smashed on his face with a block.
This isn't Harrison's fault... he's blocking like he's supposed to. He needs a wrist slap for being rough with his block, but its not a 'cheap shot'.

/tired of having to explain this a third time
//watch the line on punts, not what the TV man shows you and you'll see what I mean
///HS Ref


Hopefully your employer is reading this and you get your ass fired. Harrison was PUNCHING him in the back then when the guy got up he threw him down onto the ground. It was as cheap as it could have been unless he pulled down his jersey pants and put it to him. The size difference was obvious as well regardless of what position he plays. Man you need to have your eyes examined.

/Not a Steelers fan
//Not a Cardinals fan
 
2009-02-01 11:19:21 PM
mainstreet62: It may or may not be legal per the NFL rules. I'm arguing that it was bullying and classless.

Its mismatches... that's what football is!!!

For example, the Cardinals tried to get Larry Fitzgerald singled up on a DB or on a safety or, if they were lucky, a LB. If he outruns a LB cause of the mismatch, I'm not going to biatch "CLASSLESS! He outran someone slower than him!"

If, for example, the Cardinals got Edgerrin James out on the flat defended against a small DB, and he runs that DB over... I'm not going to hell "CLASSLESS! He's a bigger guy running over a smaller guy!"

Its the same damn thing. If you are the small guy about to get smacked by a big guy, then get a big guy to help you or call a timeout!
 
2009-02-01 11:19:22 PM
bberg: Pam is hotter than the lady that Jim dated in an earlier season

I don't know. Pam is more the marrying kind, but the other one would be the one you'd want to get drunk at a sales conference.

Now, I want to see Michael cry.
 
2009-02-01 11:19:28 PM
FortKnox: mainstreet62: Grow a pair? Like that jackass did by picking on a smaller guy than him? Please, eat a bag of dicks and look at yourself in the mirror.

I noticed you completely skipped over my comment where I prove that you didn't know much about the call you were biatching about...
Its not a cheap shot and if you look at the ENTIRE line on a punt, that kinda stuff happens all the time, he just blocked extra hard, which was a bit unnecessary. It was not a cheap shot, but at a legal time to block, just an unnecessarily hard block.

And it wasn't the PUNTER, but the END BLOCKER (usually a TE, which is usually the size of a LB).

/Seattle fan?
//Cardinal fan?
///Steeler Hater (aka Brownie or Bengal fan)?
////Its gotta be one of the three...


Dude... Harrison punched the guy, then shoved him three times after the play was over. Honestly, shiat like that makes me think that instead of a half the distance to the goal penalty, they should add the penalty to the down marker. That way it's first and 25 from the 2 yard line, instead of first and 11 from the 1.
 
2009-02-01 11:19:31 PM
JeffKochosky: And on the final play, replay official Bob McGrath should have issued a challenge just to be sure Warner's arm wasn't moving forward on the game-clinching forced fumble.

This one, however, I can. Warner was not in control of the ball as his arm came forward (look to AZ's previous successful challenge). That was a completely legit fumble.


That is not really the point. Had the call been reviewed and upheld, most people wouldn't be complaining. However, this play effectively ended the game, looked disputable and was reviewable, so there is no excuse for the replay officials.

I like the Steelers a lot (I prefer defensive low scoring football, so their success is a good thing as far as I'm concerned), but ending the game without a clear resolution on such a critical play doesn't feel right.

What's more, the Steelers probably didn't need the help from the refs and would have been better off winning without this controversy.
 
2009-02-01 11:20:15 PM
FortKnox: mainstreet62: Fine, he wasn't the kicker. Most of you get my point, the strong picking on the weak is bullying. And it doesn't belong on a national stage.

Its funny... Football is usually a game of mismatches. When the punt formation is set, you usually look up and see "shiat, I'm supposed to block James Harrison" and most intelligent "small guys" get a blocking reassignment to get a double team on him. This "small guy" decided to take him on himself, and got smashed on his face with a block.
This isn't Harrison's fault... he's blocking like he's supposed to. He needs a wrist slap for being rough with his block, but its not a 'cheap shot'.

/tired of having to explain this a third time
//watch the line on punts, not what the TV man shows you and you'll see what I mean
///HS Ref


The guy Harrison was blocking was completely out of the play and holding him down like a human holding down a bad dog.

You seem to be missing my point in that it was classless. You're arguing that its legal per the rules. Fine. You cite the fact that you're a HS ref. Fine.

Are refs the authority when it comes to determining what is right and what is wrong in terms of how to treat another human being?
 
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