Look like Kiesel is in sweats.
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Maybe not. Must have been someone else.
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So I guess this is what it is like to have the refs consistently fuck you with bullshit calls the entire game.
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Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
Can’t blame that defensive meltdown on the refs. Ravens are clearly the better team this year. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.
Shouldn’t you be shit-faced by now, JC?
Those aren’t sweats – that’s his beard.
Late to the party, as I got hypnotized watching my girl Nadia G. on Bitchin’ Kitchen.
I’m kinda liking the Steelers’ retro uniforms. They’re so ugly they’re cool. I think they have another throwback uniform I like even more, the one with the two-tone jerseys–one color across the shoulders, another below. Can’t find a picture on the Google, so maybe it was some other team.
But I digress. This game is good, and it will be a good bookend to the Giants-Patriots game earlier. That turned out to be a barn-burner.
@eastriver: I had a scotch and a glass of wine, but I like to watch games sober. The game is rush enough.
I love the first image result for Ross Douthat.
Turning into a Seahawks fan? They really got fucked in one particular game I remember….
Yeah, like that, although I don’t remember the colors being that awful. Brr!
ETA: When I was going through the Google images, it seems like that style was popular during the ’30s.
They got fucked by the refs today too, not that they played anywhere good enough to win.
So we get two Stillers threads and no threads for all the other games.
@billgerat: Speaking as a Cowboys fan I’ll agree the Seahawks got screwed on that last “interception” (and then again on review– double pen?) but they had beaten themselves long before that.
His blog, his rules. Although, yeah, how hard would it be to set up a couple of open threads to autolaunch at the appropriate times?
It seems like the Penn State thread is dead, so I’m going to spoil this party with some unfortunate history.
Remember Lawrence Phillips? That was just the surface. I’d recommend a click-through. By the way, if you look at Tom Osborne’s Wikipedia page, you’ll find that any reference to his players’ criminal behaviors and his comp licitness in them has been completely scrubbed from the record.
Belafon (formerly anonevent)
My oldest son, who doesn’t really care for football, is in the band, so he marches at the games. There’s one high school, the wealthy one, in our district that is not supposed to lose. So after the game between the schools, he came home talking about how the refs seem to be trying to guarantee that the other team would win: A lot of times his team would score, the band would make it through the fight song, and then the flag would come out.
The other team won, in overtime, by the missed extra point of my son’s team.
I can’t decide what the oddest part of this story is: that Lenny Dykstra was supposedly going to take a night off from drug rehab to fight Jose Canseco, or that you could shell out $19.95 to watch this piece of shit. I wonder if anyone actually did.
More highlights from Jose’s boxing career.
James E. Powell
After Super Bowl XL, there should have been a ten year ban on any bitching about refs from Steelers fans.
I think the etiqutte is not to whine about the refs until the games over and you have lost.
Anonymous At Work
Is it just me or do Steelers fan sound eeriely like Chicago Cubs fans, albeit with some championships?
Something has got to change w/r/t instant replay.
Out of the last three games I’ve watched (Duke/UM, LSU/AL and tonight’s) the announcers, while viewing the replay, have arrived at the correct call, only to have the “official” video review go the other way in 7 of 9 instances.
If video review isn’t going to get the call correct in a majority, get rid of the process.
Looks like ACORN is gonna steal this game from the Ravens.
I hate pass interference calls. So subjective sometimes. They should have a major and a minor interference calls instead of the “oh hey here’s 35 yards!”
Villago Delenda Est
This, this, this.
I think they seem subjective sometimes because the refs let so much bumping, pawing and “incidental contact” pass that when they do call something it’s almost like “Oh, you meant seriously I couldn’t hang on him like that?!”
J. Michael Neal
Cole bitches about refs. Film at 11.
Stop whingeing about calls. It makes you sound like a damn Tarheel.
@Loneoak: You forgot to count the pre-game thread.
Well, he’s reached Condition Capslock on Twitter.
Cole curiously quiet about the blatant missed PI call there
I predict the team with more points will win.
@burnspbesq: That’s rich, coming from the place that made the flop an art form. As for football whining, Spurrier retired that trophy back in the 1980s while he was in Durham.
Shit, Cole probably just shot his TV.
WOW WOW WOW! THE RAVENS WIN, THE RAVENS WIN!
And the long fashion nightmare is over.
@gnomedad: In light of his Heisman tweet, it’s sad that youtube is coming up short on NC indie rock band Johnny Quest’s song, “The Heisman” (as in “you should give that girl [the stiff arm pose of the statue]”).
What a joke. That defense is fucking tissue paper.
J. Michael Neal
Looks like Baltimore wins the battle of unindicted felons.
Steelers make Joe Flacco look like Joe Montana.
Isn’t that what I said?
Steelers make Flacco look like Eli Manning.
God , but I hate the Pats.
Steelers should have summoned an earthquake.
Bwahahahaha. It’s a damn shame that your team isn’t disciplined enough to stand in and take charges.
Mike Tomlin, stoic in defeat. I like the guy. At least this Harbaugh knows better than to be overly exuberant.
I generally cheer for Balmer as I feel bad for them losing the Mayflowers, hon.
Ravens were 14 of 21 on 3rd down conversions. Tough to win in this league when you can’t get stops on 3rd down.
Cool. Tune in next Sunday night and watch them lose.
Disappointing, but it’s good to keep everything in perspective–the Ravens exist to beat the Patriots in Foxboro in the playoffs. Then, the Steelers will beat them on the way to the Super Bowl. Steelers’ Super Bowls do not go through New England.
@billgerat: Eh, I don’t consider one bad call in garbage time to be getting effed by the refs. I save that for systematic abuse, like a certain Seahawk SuperBowl appearance. But I think we agree on the substance, so I’ll get back to my drinking now.
OK, I call foul. God did not have anything to do with Ravens vs Steelers
@Bubba Dave: Hey, isn’t that what *I* said @7?
The computers hate Stanford. They’ll probably like them a little better if they beat Oregon.
Alabama’s got a pretty decent chance of a rematch with LSU if both teams win out (assuming, of course, that Oklahoma St. and Stanford do not).
@J. Michael Neal: I think the words you are looking for are “murderer beats rapist”.
J. Michael Neal
@S. cerevisiae: 1-4-1 is a tough way to start the WCHA season. Don’t sleep on Bemidji, either.
Isaiah Thomas throws better trunk parties than Ray Lewis.
Remember Superbowl XL? Payback’s a bit ch.
@burnspbesq: Probably. But it will be so sweet if they don’t.
Villago Delenda Est
Like the Robber Barons are going to beat the Oregon Fighting Fashion Nightmares. Har har har.
@Belafon (formerly anonevent):
If he’s having fun doing this, and he goes to a college with a band program, please encourage him to keep this up. He’ll have an instant group of life-long friends after he graduates and a huge bank of good memories to last him the rest of his life. Almost everyone on my Facebook list is connected to me in that way.
I blame the loss on Obama.
@Villago Delenda Est:
Ducks looked like the Oakland Raiders last night. All white and silver. The only green on the entire uni was the “O” on the helmet.
Amazingly enough, their fashion crime was outdone by the Dogs. Their normal purple and gold is one of the best-looking unis in all of college football, so what with the all-black?
There may be more points scored in the Oregon – Stanford football game than in either of their two meetings in basketball this year.
:: chokes ::
The UW alumni I know don’t like it either. It’s nowhere in their color scheme since their tertiary color is white.
Amazingly enough, the Common Little Adults control their destiny in the Pac-12 South. Win out and they are in the inaugural championship game. Of course, there is the small matter of an away game against the Spoiled Children.
I wouldn’t use this game as evidence on the better team: it was a tossup all day. The first game though…no question the Steelers stank.
Ugh. Have to drive dad in for angio in the morning. Should be no biggie, or so doc says. All reminders of mortality suck.
By the way, Boss had a promising pilot but has been hugely disappointing since. Its current incarnation is like an arty Skinemax movie played out in serialized form. I’m not even sure that it can be called a Wire knockoff at this point.
In other news, Galaxy 3-1 RSL and Sporting KC 0-2 Houston.
Donovan, Magee (on a cross that belongs in the David Beckham Lifetime Highlight Reel), and Keane scored for the G. Match was much closer than the scoreline would suggest; RSL hit two posts, including a shot by Beckerman right at the end of the first half that would have been a huge momentum-shifter if it had gone. Galaxy guilty of profligate finishing, and it nearly came back to bite them on the ass. Saunders made two huge saves in the last ten minutes.
Brad Davis, who makes everything go for Houston, has what appears to be a torn quad and is very doubtful for the final in two weeks.
Okay…did everyone go poof?
The prophet Nostradumbass
@Yutsano: I’m here, but I didn’t watch the game.
@The prophet Nostradumbass: I vaguely paid attention and went to the grocery store at halftime. I think we’re about it right now though.
still here, just not a lot to say while I have a lot on my mind…. trying to lose myself in carbonated beverages and subbed anime… hope your night/morning is better Y.
@piratedan: Night. And I had another good recommendation although a bit deep story-wise: Moribito, Guardian of the Spirit does a great job of alternate world/mystical storytelling with an interesting feminist twist for an anime. Yes it aired on Adult Swim. Fortunately they did not have to bastardize it at all.
It cracks me up when fans of a team that has appeared in/won more SB’s than any other team can complain so much about a single loss during a playoff season, when teams like mine (the Dolphins) haven’t won a SB since before I ws born. I’d gladly switch with you so I can watch my team in the playoffs this year, while you can wait out this horrid season and hope they get a chance to draft Luck in the draft…and hopefully not have a season that is 1-15.
Keep things in perspective, spoiled Steel Curtain fans!
@Yutsano: cool, I’ll look for it, currently following a whole laundry list this season, some guilty pleasure, some rank idiocy and some with actual stories….
Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai!!
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
Bakuman Season 2
Working!! Season 2
Kimi to Boku
so far the most interesting ones (imho)are Un-Go the detective series and Kimi to Boku for slice of life stuff and interpersonal relationships.
Quite a bit of fucking going on here.
@AxelFoley: axel, pardon my presumption, but with your handle it struck me as obvious, did u see Bill Simmons column regarding Mr. Murphy over on Grantland? Excellent read imho about his impact on American culture and film….
@Yutsano: checked out the story synopsis, yeah that looks like its worth the time, ty Y.
@piratedan: Have to check if my bro has reviewed any of those. Odds are he has and might have an opinion about them. I’ll get a hold of him and let you know. It’s not easy: our schedules don’t mesh up well.
@AxelFoley: Ain’t nothin’ wrong with a lil bump and grind, as a wise man once told me. :)
@piratedan – Nah, I didn’t see that. I’ll have to check that out.
@Yutsano – ROFL
@burnspbesq: Yeah, well good luck winning in Salt Lake. The Little Bores haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory outside of El Lay, only beating a crummy Oregon State team that also lost to Sacacrapo State at home.
Sorry, John, rough finish.
Since “/” is usually pronounced “slash”, the joke is “/wrist” not “/slitwrist”.
Comrade Nimrod Humperdink
Cole, you sound like a WSU Cougar fan man. At least when the teams were competitive. Our knack for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in spectacular fashion is unmatched. Everyone gets jobbed by calls. But our football team has a fantastic history of making memories for other teams (though less so these days, we don’t score enough points to build up significant leads anymore) that goes back to at least the ’70s. Imagine a handful of games where at the end of it everyone around you sounds exactly like you did in this post, every damn year. I think only Cubs fans might really get it amongst people that are heavily invested in pro sports.
Raven (formerly stuckinred)
@Comrade Nimrod Humperdink: The Cubs being compared to the Steelers? You may want to rethink that.
Comrade Nimrod Humperdink
@Raven (formerly stuckinred): I was comparing Cubs fans to Cougar fans. Steeler fans don’t know these sorts of joys on a consistent basis.
You seem to be losing perspective. Maybe you should take a break from this kind of game for a while? Try to recollect what’s really important in life? Go bake some bread.
@AxelFoley: John summed up my feelings pretty well. There were some questionable calls, but the only reason the TD came as late as it did was because the Ravens dropped a pass in the endzone earlier in that drive. The defense on that drive was awful, but then the play call on 3rd and 5 on the Steelers drive before made no sense and then they had the delay of game to take them out of FG range. There was ugliness all over the last 2.5 min