There were several points during yesterday’s game that I was close to offering my womb for baby-growing.
Once to Ike Taylor, a few times to The Duke, and once to Mike Tomlin. The morning after, my womb was on lock-down and I ordered a panic room to be installed, just in case one of them approached its general vicinity.
Two days later, here on this warm Burgh day, I’m not so angry anymore.
Sure the Steelers had a collapse of epic proportions leading into the second half, and sure there were some very questionable calls by the refs, and some very questionable play calls by the coaches, but the Steelers as a team fought valiantly and yeah, going for those two-point conversions seems like a bad idea now, but hindsight … you know.
I’m not going to throw trash on Mike Tomlin’s lawn.
1. Benny. Wow. What a bad day to start throwing interceptions again. Did he bet against the Steelers or something?
When he threw the first interception, I was angry. When he threw the second, I was resigned to the fact that you can’t win at football if your quarterback is playing for the other team. After the third interception, I actually laughed out loud and maybe flipped the television off. Because I’m a classy lady, yo.
Benny has taken all of the blame for the loss, but really, he shoulders only part of the blame.
2. Granted Mike Tomlin couldn’t know what was to come, but when it became 4th and 12 during the two-point conversion attempt after that phantom holding call on Mahan, at least at that point, he should have kicked the extra point.
He definitely deserves some of the blame.
3. Brother-in-law of PittGirl said that that particular call against Mahan confirmed for him that the NFL wanted the Jags to win because the NFL believes that the Jags have the best chance of beating the Devil’s team because the NFL does not want the Patriots to go to the Super Bowl this year.
He’s been very cynical about the NFL ever since the tuck rule doomed his team.
4. The offensive line once again buckled under the pressure of the Jags defense, allowing Benny to be sacked or pressured on pretty much every throw. You know how other teams’ quarterbacks kind of hang in the pocket for a few seconds and the pocket stays clean? Why can’t Benny ever have that?
The offensive line deserves some of the blame.
5. THE SPECIAL TEAMS OF SUCKDOM DESERVE SHITLOADS OF BLAME.
Our inability to stop the return is a joke. An unfunny stupid never-ending knock-knock joke.
6. Hines Ward was stellar I thought, with his 135 yards. I just wished he would have quit the incessant jawing he was doing after every catch. Time was when the coach was against that shit.
I understand the players want to defend themselves, but it just looks so classless.
7. Speaking of Hines, he blames Benny, too. See:
But, as Hines Ward said, “You can’t have that many turnovers.”
“We definitely didn’t help ourselves with the turnovers,” Ward said.
“The interception — I think momentum went back to Jacksonville,” Ward said.
8. Alan Faneca. You will be missed.
9. Finally, there is a light — a small spark of hope flickering in the dark of loss: this being the end of the 75th year celebration, we can all hold on tight to the hope that Steely McBeam died along with our Super Bowl dreams.