There won’t be time for a What They’re Really Thinking today because PittGirl has a flight to catch and too much to do before that flight is caught.

Some loose ends to tie up:

1. The Steelers.

As reader DW wrote to me:

Today’s Steeler fun should be called the “Fork” edition. Stick a fork in these guys, they are done. With such a porous defense (how are they still #1 in NFL and what happened??!?) and Willie Parker out, they’re just lucky to get into the playoffs. Ugh, makes me sad even though we won. Well, we still have Dookie as our other RB.

Now I can’t decide what my favorite Najeh “I’ll poop in your closet” Davenport nickname is:

  • Dookie (tm DW)
  • Davenpoop (tm Zach)
  • The Defecator (tm my brother in law)

My thoughts on the game are this … Poor, poor Benny. I’ve never seen a quarterback with his face in the turf so much in my life. This Carbolic Smoke Ball Blog (are you guys checking the Trib PM out on Monday’s for the Carbolic news? Good.) article sums it up quite nicely I think:

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will now take the snap from center lying on his back to save time.


Forget what I said about this not being Benny’s best year. It’s a miracle he can do anything, let alone smack guys in the numbers the way he’s doing now, with linebackers in his face all the time. Benny rules. Um, for today.

And the trick play with my imaginary self-united husband throwing the ball? As sister of PittGirl wrote, “Bee U Tee Full!”

Watch it again here with your chin in your hands and a dreamy smile on your face. At least that’s how I watched it 644 times.

What with Willie out, Najeh limping, Benny limping, and Santonio limping, can we get to and win the Super Bowl with a massive repertoire of trick plays? I’d like to think so.

So much more I want to say, no time. Moving on, bitches.

2. Pens. Sidney Crosby got in his first pro hockey fight and beat the shit out of Bruin Andrew Ference last night.

Crosby acquitted himself quite nicely — he threw punches with a vigor that belied the reality of it being his first fight as a pro — but allowed later that, “It’s nothing I’m going to make a habit of, by any means.”

While his goal and two assists had more of an impact on the game than his fight did, Crosby earned a favorable review from Ference for his effort. “He’s strong,” Ference said. “I think we’re probably about the same caliber of fighter. He probably picked a good partner for his first one.”

Oh, please. You got your ass beat. You can see some of the fight here.

3. I’m heading out and posting may or may not happen next week. If it does, it will be sporadic. If it doesn’t, you can comfort yourself by curling into the fetal position while hugging your PittGirl shirt like a blankie.

4. If you haven’t bought a PittGirl shirt, don’t even speak to me.

5. I’m kidding.

6. Have a merry Christmas.

7. I really mean that.


  1. Marc
    December 21, 2007 10:24 am

    I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes

  2. Evil Twin
    December 21, 2007 10:36 am

    PittGirl, How will we ever get along with out you during this Christmas…I guess I will have to pretend you are at my Family Christmas gathering kicking pigeons while under the mistletoe with all your self-united husbands! Sniff Sniff. Have a great one!

  3. DW
    December 21, 2007 10:39 am

    Oh hey, I got my long sleeve PittGirl shirt…NICE! I’ll have it on at the Pens game tonight.

    Forgive me for being down on da Stillers, just a tough night. I’ll still be there in the cold for the Baltimore game in enemy territory, love me my black ‘n gold.

    Ference is an ex-Pen, he best respect.

    Merry Christmas all.


  4. miracle711
    December 21, 2007 10:45 am

    Merry Christmas, PittGirl!

  5. lolo
    December 21, 2007 10:48 am

    Merry Christmas, PittGirl! Luuurve this blog!

  6. NY Luvs Pitts
    December 21, 2007 10:50 am

    Merry Christmas, PG! Have a safe trip.

  7. TrolleyRider
    December 21, 2007 1:48 pm

    No mention of Pitt basketball’s big win? Your name is PITTgirl after all. Very disappointing.

  8. danopsu
    December 21, 2007 2:17 pm

    Merry Christmas PG! HAve a great trip!

  9. Mia`
    December 21, 2007 2:20 pm

    Got home yesterday to the nicest of surprises! My Pittgirl hoodie came in and was waiting for me! Love it! I’ll be washing clothes a lot next week so I can wear it everyday and be comforted in your absense. Ha!

    Have a great vacation and a Very Merry Christmas. May your tree keep it’s needles, may your eggnog be alcohol filled, and your presents be exactly what you wanted!

    See you next year!

  10. BBM
    December 21, 2007 2:38 pm

    I vote Dookie. That is a rockin’ good nickname for the Closet Poopinator.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. The Bus
    December 21, 2007 2:51 pm

    His proper nickname has been – and always will be – the Dump Truck

  12. curtO
    December 21, 2007 2:52 pm

    What a great day for Pittsburgh sports yesterday…

    The Pittsburgh Trifecta…

    Merry Christmas PittGirl and all PittGirl readers…


  13. pasta
    December 21, 2007 3:01 pm

    A better Davenport nickname is the Dump Truck.

  14. Pensgirl
    December 21, 2007 4:50 pm

    Ference is right: he was a good first opponent for Sid to fight. Andy’s tough but certainly not a heavyweight, and they’re similarly sized. The odds were even going in, and that makes for a good matchup.

    That said, Empty Netters got it right with that ‘Sid Vicious’ headline. Ference did get his ass beat. It was awesome, but I hope it’s his last fight for quite a long time.

    And since PG won’t be around to post this, I’ll just do it here:

    What’s goin’ on with pigeons in the UK?

  15. Still A. Fan
    December 21, 2007 7:33 pm

    merry merry christmas PG and also to all the regular readers. may several pigeons get sucked into the jet engines of santa’s xcaliber T2000 rocket sled.

    ps – i got my wife the “you are the yinz to my yang” tshirt for xmas. it came very quickly and it’s very nice quality. those guys do a good job.

  16. deebee
    December 21, 2007 7:58 pm

    I was sold on Davenpoop until I read the Dump Truck now I can’t decide.

    Merry Christmas to All

  17. Mom from the Burgh
    December 21, 2007 8:58 pm

    dump truck…word

  18. NotSoNice
    December 23, 2007 4:59 pm

    A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy and Safe New Year to you PittGirl! Have a safe trip back and forth.

  19. jason
    December 24, 2007 2:43 pm

    in nyc we call him dump truck. go steelers and happy holidays!

  20. Joey
    December 28, 2007 7:45 pm

    Merry Christmas.

    Honestly, I think Parker being out is a blessing in disguise. We need to pound the ball on offense like old times, with 4 yard carries so we can start seeing 3rd and 2 rather than 3rd and 10. Has anyone been to Najeh’s clothing store dahntahn? It’s called like Southern Exposure or something, on Fifth Avenue. It looks really nice but it’s seems to be always empty.

  21. Shannon
    December 28, 2007 9:22 pm

    PittGirl come back!

  22. south-fl-steel
    January 2, 2008 12:32 pm

    yeah, dumptruck, hands down.

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