What Hines is really thinking

Well, I don’t know about you, but MY bus was pretty damn quiet this morning.

1. When Ben was carted off the field looking cross-eyed as he was clearly trying to tell if the birdies circling his head were robins or parakeets or God forbid pigeons, did anyone else think of this cross-eyed dude from The Waterboy?

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I’m pretty sure that you could have asked Ben, “What day is today?” at that point in time and he would have said, “Curious George doesn’t have a tail, but monkeys have tails.  Why doesn’t Curious George have a tail?”

2. And how shitty was it that Ben was CLEARLY knocked out due to helmet to helmet contact and there wasn’t a flag to be found? OR, the decision by the powers that be to review Asshat Holmes’ catch in which he took SIX WHOLE STEPS inbound before going out of bounds. Talk about trying to break our momentum as we attempted to take the lead before the half was over. Refs sucked.

3. What the PG dubbed as Fumbleitis, I call Doofusisdom. Poor Hines.

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His most awesome game in recent memory (hello, 30 yards with ONE shoe, followed by running like the dogs were after his ass and leaping over the goal line!) is squandered by the likes of Asshat Holmes and the Continued Muffing of the Punt Returns, Tyrone Carter and Willie Parker …AND Nate Washington (though I more blame the refs for that one).

On the bright side, if they keep losing, tickets for the second half of the season will be much easier to come by and much cheaper.


  1. Shamrock7
    October 23, 2006 10:43 am

    The officals in this game were horrible! I have never seen such sided calls in my life Lil John spent his money well..YEEAH! I also would like to say that is was a pleasure to listen to Phil Simms “Swing” from Micheal Vick’s nutsack the entire second half. Christ Phil I got an idea why don’t you go coach your son on how to pass a football! Big thanks to Charlie Batch for making some offense happen.


  2. theburgher
    October 23, 2006 11:17 am

    The only thing that game was missing was Tommy Maddox. Yeah, Michael Vick is a great QB when he only has to go 25 yards to score a TD.

  3. Diane K
    October 23, 2006 1:59 pm

    I was there. Please check out this photo from the Atlanta paper: http://lpe.ajc.com/gallery/view/sports/2006/1006/falcons1022

    Is that Ben’s NOSE? Jammed up into his forehead?

    It was great to be with Steelers fans. It’s a shame the game turned out the way it did.

  4. Diane K
    October 23, 2006 1:59 pm

    ooops. Sorry, it’s photo 10 of 19.

  5. Striker
    October 23, 2006 2:02 pm

    Nice post – The GD Refs did kill this game; the non calls were horrible. They call the late hit on Mr DirectTV Peyton ‘Im the posterboy-for-the-NFL’ Mannings hit from the tackle in the Wash-Ind game but not the 3man-sandwich, which made Ben get carted off the field.. NOTE TO OFFICIALS: When the QB gets carted off the field = Illegal hit.

    Also, Special teams must be punished; Make em do the shock treatment of something when dropping the ball, cause its sad to see the ‘professional’ football players doing it on a weekly basis. Maybe when Washington drops Randel El for the cap next year we will get him back..