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Derrick Mason to Baltimore fans: Be glad we’re not Buffalo or Cincinnati

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In the last three weeks the Ravens have had a fourth-quarter lead against the Steelers turn into a loss, and big late leads turn into close games against the Buccaneers and Texans. That has led to some grousing among Baltimore fans that the Ravens need to learn to put teams away.

Ravens receiver Derrick Mason wants all those fans to be grateful for what they have.

“We could be worse,” Mason said, per the Baltimore Sun. “We could be Buffalo or Cincinnati. We could be completely out of the playoffs right now. But we’re 9-4. You can’t satisfy everybody. Obviously we’d like to be going into this week undefeated just like everybody else in the NFL wants to be. But the reality is, it don’t happen that way. Some weeks you play well, and some weeks to skate by.”

Mason notes that the Ravens are, after all, on pace to make the playoffs for the third straight year.

“I can understand the fans frustration, but they’ve got to look at the big picture,” Mason said. “Where are we? We’re 9-4 and if the playoffs happened right now, we’d be the fifth seed. Stop being a pessimist. Be an optimist. Be happy with where we are. Because honestly, it could be a lot worse.”

As Bengals and Bills fans will attest, Mason is right about that.

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71 Responses to “Derrick Mason to Baltimore fans: Be glad we’re not Buffalo or Cincinnati”
  1. joetoronto says: Dec 16, 2010 7:20 AM

    What’s wrong with Buffalo? :)

  2. billsfan27 says: Dec 16, 2010 7:25 AM

    Don’t forget Buffalo took you to the limit, too, Derrick. If the Bills are so bad then maybe your fans have cause for concern.

    Cincy, not so much.

  3. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 7:29 AM

    he forgot to say, “and keep wishing we were PITTSBURGH” hahahahahahahahaha

  4. njhitman says: Dec 16, 2010 7:29 AM

    Ravens receiver Derrick Mason wants all those fans to be grateful for what they have.
    He forgot to say because we got lucky in most of the games won!!!! Like the Jets game the first Pitt game and many other games we should be 4 & 9

  5. mswravens says: Dec 16, 2010 7:33 AM

    Bottom Line – the grousing by Baltimore fans, fueled by a bullpen full of self-important, wannabe, know-it-all radio hosts, is beyond ridiculous. To listen to sports radio in Bmore, you would think we were 4-9. Sure, there’s things to question & criticize…but there’s some good, too, that goes with being 9-4…you wouldn’t know it if all you had was Bmore radio to listen to… If Mason & other players are frustrated with it, I wouldn’t blame them!!! Buck up Bmore – they don’t call the playoffs the second season for nothing!!!

  6. bigdaddyraven says: Dec 16, 2010 7:37 AM

    But it was ok when Mason went off on Flacco and critisized he team for not realizing its full potential, did anyone tell him “Relax Derrick you could be playing in Cincy or Buffalo?” You can’t get the fans all hyped up that you are Super Bowl contenders and that no defense can stop you then you get defensive when fans acually expect you to live of to the hype you created. Just play ball.

  7. laxer37 says: Dec 16, 2010 7:42 AM

    He’s right, but all this defensivness coming out of Baltimore the past two weeks looks and sounds like panic.

  8. 8man says: Dec 16, 2010 7:46 AM

    I live in B-More and fans here are gripping madly.

    It’s a different feel if Polamalu doesn’t rip that ball from Flacco’s wing and give the black and pi$$ yellow first and game over.

    Because if the blackbirds cash in that game, they are sitting at the second seed, getting a week off and talking smack about going to New England and winning the AFC there because they’ve already done the Patriots in their house once.

    Wait and see what happens if they can’t beat the Saints this weekend.

  9. daytonaken says: Dec 16, 2010 7:51 AM

    Mason’s missing the point. The fans, including myself, want to see a team that can win a championship like the Steelers. In our hearts we know these Ravens are just too flawed. Plus it’s tough to see Ed Reed and Ray Lewis slowing down.

  10. rustbeltbrotherhood says: Dec 16, 2010 7:56 AM

    I’d rather be in Buffalo. At least they have good food and good hockey!

  11. 4sacroc says: Dec 16, 2010 8:10 AM

    He forgot to add Minnesota …

    Right, Pervy?

  12. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 8:11 AM

    @8man:
    why were we even in that game with our 4th string qb? I think you and i both know you were extremely fortunate that Flacco was able to find McFadden (one of the worst CBs in the league, second only to William Gay)….oops i mean TJ in the endzone…in the final minutes no less….
    i must’ve missed your game against NE THIS SEASON!!!! how’d you guys do?

  13. bengalsjay says: Dec 16, 2010 8:13 AM

    billsfan27 –

    Don’t forget Buffalo took you to the limit, too, Derrick. If the Bills are so bad then maybe your fans have cause for concern.

    Cincy, not so much.

    You may have taken Baltimore to the limit, but Cincy at least did beat Baltimore in week two. That is about all they have done this year.

  14. bengalsdoucheuno says: Dec 16, 2010 8:14 AM

    I love how Derrick Mason is talking ish when we beat them once this year. Yeah we’re bad but hey, one of our TWO wins came from you overrated clowns. GTFO chump.

  15. bwisnasky says: Dec 16, 2010 8:17 AM

    billsfan27 says:
    Dec 16, 2010 7:25 AM
    Don’t forget Buffalo took you to the limit, too, Derrick. If the Bills are so bad then maybe your fans have cause for concern.

    Cincy, not so much.

    —————————————————

    Well.. the Bills took them to the limit, but the Bungles actually beat them. Quoth the Raven’s, nevermore.

  16. 8man says: Dec 16, 2010 8:24 AM

    @steelerdynasty2010:

    Dude I live in B-More, but I’m a Patriots fan. I just listen to the radio here and repeat my take on it.

    The one thing I do share with Raven’s fans is a vehement hatred for all things Pittsburgh. Perhaps even more than I despise New York. That being said, I wouldn’t exactly jump for joy if the Patriots have to play the Steelers again. Once a year is enough.

  17. cdwains says: Dec 16, 2010 8:26 AM

    It’s funny that Mason mentions Cincinnati who currently is 2-10, but is riding a 3 game winning streak against the Ravens. I would tell Mason it can get worse and the fans might get a lot louder if Cincy comes to Baltimore next week and beats them for a fourth straight time.

  18. whokebe says: Dec 16, 2010 8:33 AM

    He’s right. The Ravens are a consistently good team, and while they’ve blown some leads and had some unnecessarily close games, the team is 9-4 and likely headed to the playoffs. Fans should stop whining just because they’re team isn’t dominating.

    You saw the same thing in Indy. Indy had won 12 games in 7 straight seasons, and that run included a super bowl win. This year, they’ve had a bunch of injuries and Manning hit a bit of a slump, so of course the fans start whining and complaining. They need to shut their mouths. Your team has been very successful throughout the 2000’s, and even this year is still in a position to win the division. Quit acting so spoiled.

  19. ppdoc13 says: Dec 16, 2010 8:34 AM

    In a sense, I agree with Mason, but the Ravens brass prepared the city for a SB run. Had the expectations not been such, I don’t think there would be as much complaining. What you hear is frustration in the realization that you are not what you thought you were.

  20. ppdoc13 says: Dec 16, 2010 8:35 AM

    and to the Squealer fans posting here – yours is coming soon. you team is also fatally flawed and you have frankly as much chance of beating the Pats in NE as we do when it comes to the playoffs.

  21. 4ever19 says: Dec 16, 2010 8:37 AM

    Fans want to see the killer instinct because that is what a team needs to go deep into the playoffs. No one and dones (like has happened too often with my beloved Colts)

  22. domeunit says: Dec 16, 2010 8:39 AM

    Most fans in Baltimore aren’t frustrated with the team, we understand that at 9-4 playoffs are within their grasp. That being said, the offense has been inconsistent and the defense gives up a lot of late leads. Just put away an elite team and then I think the 100 people that call the radio shows around here will still complain, because they are idiots. Mentioning a team we lost to and a team we barely beat probably aren’t the best comparisons either

  23. Steeler's Will says: Dec 16, 2010 8:42 AM

    You ladies are taking him too personally. He isn’t targeting the Bills or Bungs to mock them, but to point out that the Ravens’ season could be much worse. It’s an unfortunate reality that those two teams have very few wins, and it illustrates his point perfectly. The Ratbirds are a certainty for the playoffs this year, nothing at all wrong with that. The critics just need to put the losses behind them.

  24. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 8:47 AM

    @8man:
    fair enough. i think i would jump if i were you. i think brady scares lebeau..we roll out the “i hope Tom’s having a bad day” defense everytime we play you guys. no pressure, no bump, no zone blitz, just vanilla, ineffective nonsense…..o, and we have william gay AND bryant mcfadden…sometimes on the field at the same time too. i wouldnt like their chances against Tom playing from a wheelchair with both hands tied behind his back.

  25. danwhitmer says: Dec 16, 2010 8:50 AM

    njhitman : All teams could be 4 -9 or 9 -4 games are won by a few playes each game! If the Defense does not give up the 4th quater leads this year they are 13 – 0 right now, but if flacco does not lead them back in a few games they are 7 – 6 right now…… just a few plays here and there define a season!

    steelerdynasty2010 : For a moment i thought you would understand how stupid you sound saying this…. then again you are from pittsburgh…..

    The Ravens took the Pats to the wire and lost by 3 points in Gillette Stadium, How did the Steelers game against them turn out in Heinz field??? Oh wait other than 2 late pointless TD’s they got BLOWN OUT IN THERE HOUSE!!!!

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    I really wish Pittsburgh fans would stop acting as if they are the cream of the crop. Your not !!!! Other than you Defense keeping you in games all the time you really have nothing, And as we have seen in NY with the JETS that does not last forever…..

  26. whoyouthoughtiwas says: Dec 16, 2010 9:12 AM

    derrick, you left out “cleveland”

    /browns fan

  27. myspaceyourface says: Dec 16, 2010 9:26 AM

    Didn’t the Bills nearly beat Baltimore?

    The Ravens have had several lucky wins this year.

    They are just a few plays from being 3rd in the division.

    Mason is right, the fans should be grateful they are lucky to have 9 wins. If Indy had another win or two, the Ravens would be on the outside looking in.

  28. tatum064 says: Dec 16, 2010 9:31 AM

    #
    whoyouthoughtiwas says: Dec 16, 2010 9:12 AM

    derrick, you left out “cleveland”

    /browns fan

    =====================

    Cleveland beat New England. Did Baltimore?

  29. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 16, 2010 9:37 AM

    yeah or you could’ve been beaten by Cincy….we OWN Baltimore….have fun getting knocked out of the playoffs in the first round Mason

  30. steelersmichele says: Dec 16, 2010 9:40 AM

    I live in Baltimore and I’m a Steelers fan. The one thing that drives me crazy about Ravens fans is that as long as they are winning, everyone is a fan. As soon as they lose a few games, everyone is complaining about the team and they stop wearing their purple shirts. Ravesn fans are way too fickle.

    I watch the games on Sunday in Federal Hill–which is 10 minutes from the stadium. Last season, when they were losing a few games, the bars were empty. Everyone was saying they weren’t going to make the playoffs. Then they did, and the bars were full again.

    Same thing this year. The week after the Steelers game, most fans were saying they weren’t making the playoffs. I’m not saying all fans, but I’m saying most of the ones I run into downtown, in Federal Hill, Canton, Towson. It’s amazing how they are saying the season is over when it isn’t.

    Most (not all) Ravens fans give up way too quickly on their team. Who cares if you’re offense isn’t living up to standards. If your defense loses a few games here and there, no big deal. Wins are all that matter–no matter how you get them. Heck, the Steelers were statistically out last season and fans were still dillusional about going to the playoffs.

    And no, I don’t want to meet the Pats in the playoffs.

  31. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 9:46 AM

    hey danwhitmer:
    i sound stupid and you’re the one trying to rationalize a loss? is there a separate notation in your loss column to denote how many points you lost by and where the game was played? didnt think so, but thought i’d ask since you are superior in intelligence due to the team you root for… what we didnt do was lose to the 2 and whatever the hell they are BUNGALS. on any field, by any score, at any time this year, so how bout you sit and spin on that one Sparky!
    as for your other stupid comment about being the cream of the crop, i’ll clarify a few things for you. thats how a fan is supposed to behave. its called supporting your team. i made a tongue-in-cheek comment about a division rival and you come back with a “steeler fans are stupid” reply? really? thats the best reflection of your intelligence you could come up with? GROW UP and learn how to properly use YOUR and YOU’RE before you go around pointing out the deficiencies in the intelligence of another team’s fanbase.

  32. cincyorangenblack says: Dec 16, 2010 9:48 AM

    Hey Derrick, check this out

    “Even though Cincinnati is 2-11, one of those wins came against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals have won ten of the previous 12 meetings against Baltimore. In the past two seasons, Mason has combined for only four receptions for 62 yards and quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown eight interceptions against the Bengals defense in the past three games.”

    that felt really good

  33. rgwhodey says: Dec 16, 2010 9:49 AM

    @tatum064

    You got lucky to beat the PATS they came in knowing you are the browns and let their guard down, beat 1 team doesn’t make you better than another..

    @billsfan27

    You took the Ravens to the wire?? what does that mean that you ALMOST won??? Ya actually the Bengals beat the Ravens..

    So Mason, keep talking trash cause come last game of the season and you HAVE to beat the lowly ol’ Bengals to make the playoffs you will get stomped by our 2nd and 3rd stringers and not make it and then your fans will be wishing they could be Bengals fans..

  34. 8man says: Dec 16, 2010 9:54 AM

    @steelerdynasty2010:

    That game last month was an anomoly! No way the Patriots repeat that. The Steelers are too good for that. It was important though, because at this point, if they do play again, the game would be in Foxborough, and the Patriots will need every edge they can garner.

    And I’d feel better about that if the Ravens hadn’t come in last year and curbed stomped the Patriots.

    I remember what I said to my wife when Rice scored so quickly, “Honey, game on!”

    And then when Brady fumbled three plays later, “Sh!t! Game over!”

  35. rhythmfish says: Dec 16, 2010 9:56 AM

    “derrick mason” is french for “i-be-a-bigmouth-jackass-with-a-radio-show.”

  36. davoider says: Dec 16, 2010 10:16 AM

    @billsfan27..

    Lol, so your logic that the Bills are better than Cincinnati is they took the Ravens to the wire? You do realize the Bengals have beaten the Ravens 3 consecutive times, including this season correct?
    The Bengals broke the NFL record for most losses by 1 score or less this year, the fact is being in games down to the wire is still losing them. Both teams are terrible this year and neither have any room to brag or make excuses about what could have been, but by your logic the Bengals have been in far more games “down to the wire” than the Bills have, not that it makes either team any less futile.

  37. deebo92 says: Dec 16, 2010 10:30 AM

    8man says:
    Dec 16, 2010 7:46 AM
    I live in B-More and fans here are gripping madly.

    It’s a different feel if Polamalu doesn’t rip that ball from Flacco’s wing and give the black and pi$$ yellow first and game over.

    Because if the blackbirds cash in that game, they are sitting at the second seed, getting a week off and talking smack about going to New England and winning the AFC there because they’ve already done the Patriots in their house once.

    Wait and see what happens if they can’t beat the Saints this weekend.

    Yeah, different feeling in Pittsburgh too. If Ben’s in that first game.. we pick up the first down.. game over. Nice argument though. They didnt cash in that game and they are in the wildcard as of right now. Suck it Baltimore.

  38. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 16, 2010 10:38 AM

    steelersmichele says:
    Dec 16, 2010 9:40 AM
    I live in Baltimore and I’m a Steelers fan. The one thing that drives me crazy about Ravens fans is that as long as they are winning, everyone is a fan. As soon as they lose a few games, everyone is complaining about the team and they stop wearing their purple shirts. Ravesn fans are way too fickle.

    I watch the games on Sunday in Federal Hill–which is 10 minutes from the stadium. Last season, when they were losing a few games, the bars were empty. Everyone was saying they weren’t going to make the playoffs. Then they did, and the bars were full again.

    Same thing this year. The week after the Steelers game, most fans were saying they weren’t making the playoffs. I’m not saying all fans, but I’m saying most of the ones I run into downtown, in Federal Hill, Canton, Towson. It’s amazing how they are saying the season is over when it isn’t.

    Most (not all) Ravens fans give up way too quickly on their team. Who cares if you’re offense isn’t living up to standards. If your defense loses a few games here and there, no big deal. Wins are all that matter–no matter how you get them. Heck, the Steelers were statistically out last season and fans were still dillusional about going to the playoffs.

    And no, I don’t want to meet the Pats in the playoffs.
    ————————————————-
    This is a clear example of talking out of your you-know-what. How do you possibly know most Ravens fans to know what they feel about their team. I don’t know exactly how many Ravens fans there are in the world but I guess you seem to know most of them. A Steelers fan calling Ravens fans bandwagons is hypocrisy. There is only thing more certain in life than the fact that Steelers and Cowboys carry the biggest number of bandwagon facts, and that is death.

  39. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 16, 2010 10:41 AM

    steelerdynasty2010 says:
    Dec 16, 2010 7:29 AM
    he forgot to say, “and keep wishing we were PITTSBURGH” hahahahahahahahaha
    ————————————————-
    Didn’t know you can create a dynasty in one year, 2010!

  40. waynesborokennyg says: Dec 16, 2010 10:41 AM

    Not too smart of a comment since Baltimore seems to be the only team Cincinnati can beat this year and usually beats consistently. Nice bulletin board material to help them do it one more time this year.

  41. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 16, 2010 10:44 AM

    deebo92 says:
    Dec 16, 2010 10:30 AM
    8man says:
    Dec 16, 2010 7:46 AM
    I live in B-More and fans here are gripping madly.

    It’s a different feel if Polamalu doesn’t rip that ball from Flacco’s wing and give the black and pi$$ yellow first and game over.

    Because if the blackbirds cash in that game, they are sitting at the second seed, getting a week off and talking smack about going to New England and winning the AFC there because they’ve already done the Patriots in their house once.

    Wait and see what happens if they can’t beat the Saints this weekend.

    Yeah, different feeling in Pittsburgh too. If Ben’s in that first game.. we pick up the first down.. game over. Nice argument though. They didnt cash in that game and they are in the wildcard as of right now. Suck it Baltimore.
    ————————————————–
    Had Ben understood the meaning of “NO” then he’d have been in the game with a chance to pick up the first down. Nice argument though. As far as this is concerned “suck it baltimore” Baltimore has the same response of those two women to Ben, which is “NO thanks.”

  42. flabtreesports says: Dec 16, 2010 10:49 AM

    steelersmichele says:

    I watch the games on Sunday in Federal Hill–which is 10 minutes from the stadium. Last season, when they were losing a few games, the bars were empty. Everyone was saying they weren’t going to make the playoffs. Then they did, and the bars were full again.
    —————————-
    I’m sorry, sweetheart, but I don’t buy it. I was out for those games as well, and there wasn’t a drop off to speak of. Maybe you were out for Pittsburgh games when the Ravens weren’t playing? If you look at last years schedule, both teams rarely played at the same time or even the same day. They had 6 prime time games between them not counting the Sunday night in Baltimore.

  43. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 11:11 AM

    crabcake:
    my original name couldnt be found once they switched to this WordPress crap. my original name was the same without the 2010…but nice joke…hahaha…rotfl…
    steelersmichele was CLEARLY talking about “most” of the ones she has heard, but again….great joke buddy!!!
    anyway, why wouldnt you attack the bandwagonners and not the fans who stick through thick and thin??? i dont think she called anyone bandwagon jumpers either. she simply said that they give up on the team too quickly and seem to only SHOW their support (in the bars apparently) when the team is performing well. slightly different from a wagon-jumper who isnt really a fan in the first place, but wants to join the chorus of cheers and be part of the celebration. you can be a fan and give up on a particular season (or be “pessimistic” as Mason called them) , yet still support your team. arent fans who wish their team to lose to enhance draft position still fans who eventually want their team to be better? of questionable intelligence, but fans nonetheless.
    i think our DBs are an embarrassment and need to be upgraded like 10 years ago. i’m also not sold on mendenhall as a feature back. does that make me a bandwaggoner too? i think it makes me objective, but you can call it what you want.
    P.S.
    please find some other mud to sling at Ben. EVIDENCE and FACTS are not on your side.

  44. Omar Comin says: Dec 16, 2010 11:23 AM

    @mswravens,

    Yes, Bmore talk radio is the absolute worst sports talk I’ve ever listened to. I work in DC and live in Bmore, like many do, and I would 10 times rather listen to LaVar Arrington try to pretend he’s articulate than listen to Scott Garceau’s pathetically boring show.

    Now with respect to this story..

    All Ravens fans want is this team to reach their potential and use all of the talent that we have on the team. Do you realize how many pro-bowlers are on this team? Maybe not. This team is not as young as it thinks it is and we’re not going to be able to keep this insanely good receiving corps together after this year. They may be better than Buffalo and Cincy overall, but does Derrick realize that Buff took us to OT and Cincy beat us. Stop living off of what you’ve accomplished already, this is a what have you done for me lately league. Redskins fans and the organization still live off of their Super Bowls from the late 80’s and early 90’s, i know, I have about 30 skins fans as friends and have to hear about their 3 SB’s from when I was 7 years old. It’s a joke. Don’t be that team and organization, shape up, and live up to your expectations.

  45. rgwhodey says: Dec 16, 2010 11:33 AM

    50% of the bengals wins have come from the Ravens this year.. nuff said

  46. steelersmichele says: Dec 16, 2010 12:04 PM

    crabcakeandfootball1 and flabtreesports,

    I’m in Federal Hill EVERY Sunday for all 3 games and for Monday nights–even if my team doesn’t play. After every win, Ravens fans flood the streets drinking and talking smack. The Purple Patio at Mothers is full. After a loss, everyone goes home and the streets are empty (even after a 1:00 game)

    In fact, there was a wine festival in Fed Hill a few months ago DURING a Ravens game, and people were outside drinking and not watching the game. People would walk in and say “what’s the score.”

    When my team loses, I’m still at the bars watching the other games–I don’t go home and pout.

    crabcakeandfootball1–Maybe you don’t go out in Baltimore as much as I do. I work with Ravens fans. I go out on Friday and Saturday nights and the people at the bars in Canton and Fells Point are Ravens fans. On Sundays in Fed Hill, most people are Ravens fans. I’m surrounded by them in Baltimore–so when I go from seeing everyone wear purple to hardly anyone, it’s not hard to miss. Believe me when I say in my company of 500 (where they all know me as a Steelers fan) they are telling me they aren’t going to make the playoffs. In general, Ravens fans give up too easily.

  47. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 16, 2010 12:08 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says:
    Dec 16, 2010 8:11 AM
    @8man:
    why were we even in that game with our 4th string qb? I think you and i both know you were extremely fortunate that Flacco was able to find McFadden (one of the worst CBs in the league, second only to William Gay)….oops i mean TJ in the endzone…in the final minutes no less….
    i must’ve missed your game against NE THIS SEASON!!!! how’d you guys do?
    ———————————————
    There are some who think B R is a 4th string QB as well. I’ll give it to Pittsburgh “fans”. They sure know how to beat that horse. ;)

  48. acerockefellar says: Dec 16, 2010 12:14 PM

    LOL didnt the 2-10 bengals beat the ravens?
    hahaha SMH

  49. SteelTown6 says: Dec 16, 2010 12:17 PM

    “We could be worse,” Mason said…

    High praise indeed.

  50. abengalfan says: Dec 16, 2010 12:18 PM

    Dear Santa,
    All I want for Xmas is a Front Office

  51. joetoronto says: Dec 16, 2010 12:19 PM

    The Bills have lower standards than other teams.

    If they don’t lose by too much, it’s considered a win in Buffalo.

  52. sandiegobuffalo says: Dec 16, 2010 12:27 PM

    It’s easy to point to 2 teams with losing records and try to convince people you are better than percieved, but Bengals beat Ravens, and a 0-6 Bills were damn close…Ravens are “pretty good” but let’s be honest-They really are not going anywhere-They are not elite-They are old. Baltimore is a rat hole. Take Cinci and Buffalo any day over that red headed step cousin to Philly/DC. Nice city if you want get shot or stabbed though.

  53. ravensos says: Dec 16, 2010 12:30 PM

    a better zing would have been “be glad we’re not the Redskins”

  54. Rollie says: Dec 16, 2010 12:38 PM

    sorry derrick…didnt cincy beat baltimore? and didnt the bills all but beat baltimore? why are you throwing teams under the bus, is it because you are like the jets, can get to crunch time but ultimately crumble…especially with that old washed up defense you have. good luck against the pats, chargers, jaguars, or whoever you may play in the playoffs. one and done sounds about right for ya this year. ya’ll are about as ominous as the orioles. HA! oh and cincy is definitely going to get a W in the last game of the year against you.

  55. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:05 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says:
    Dec 16, 2010 11:11 AM
    crabcake:
    my original name couldnt be found once they switched to this WordPress crap. my original name was the same without the 2010…but nice joke…hahaha…rotfl…
    steelersmichele was CLEARLY talking about “most” of the ones she has heard, but again….great joke buddy!!!
    anyway, why wouldnt you attack the bandwagonners and not the fans who stick through thick and thin??? i dont think she called anyone bandwagon jumpers either. she simply said that they give up on the team too quickly and seem to only SHOW their support (in the bars apparently) when the team is performing well. slightly different from a wagon-jumper who isnt really a fan in the first place, but wants to join the chorus of cheers and be part of the celebration. you can be a fan and give up on a particular season (or be “pessimistic” as Mason called them) , yet still support your team. arent fans who wish their team to lose to enhance draft position still fans who eventually want their team to be better? of questionable intelligence, but fans nonetheless.
    i think our DBs are an embarrassment and need to be upgraded like 10 years ago. i’m also not sold on mendenhall as a feature back. does that make me a bandwaggoner too? i think it makes me objective, but you can call it what you want.
    P.S.
    please find some other mud to sling at Ben. EVIDENCE and FACTS are not on your side.
    ————————————————-
    haha evidence? How about you do your research. Sexual abuse is the least reported crime for various reasons, namely privacy. Over 70% of those who have been abused refuse to even report it. Granted Ben was never charged, but that doesn’t mean Ben didn’t do anything wrong. The standard for state’s burden is beyond a reasonable doubt and considering Ben is a famous athlete and that they were alone together, it is a difficult task to sell to any jury. But, to simply throw out the possibility is mere ignorance.

    As far Steelersmichele is concerned, her sentence clearly states “most Ravens fans” without any specification. So, why don’t you stick to the facts and read it textually as written. Steelermichele, I go to school in baltimore and am there every weekend and know every Ravens bar. There is nothing about Ravens or Baltimore that I dunno about. What you’re saying is completely false. Ravens fans may be upset about the performance of the offense and defense closing games but to say that they are willing to jump ship is ridiculous. The fact that you stick around and watch games after your team’s game is over is irrelevant because that is your prerogative. Every team has die-hard fans and fans that are merely fans by association through their friends and family. Of course with the latter, they tend to be care less about the state of the Ravens. But, they are certainly not in the majority. Go to a Ravens game in the Stadium or by pickles wearing a Steelers jersey and then tell me if you don’t hear comments.

  56. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:09 PM

    @edgarpoe2:
    do any of those people own two SB rings?

  57. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:09 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says:

    uhhh, maybe you could’ve added 05-10 and that on its face would’ve constituted a dynasty. Just an idea!

  58. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:35 PM

    that’s not my comment. make your own statements buddy

  59. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:35 PM

    i dont have time to dissect usernames buddy.

  60. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:40 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says:
    Dec 16, 2010 1:09 PM
    @edgarpoe2:
    do any of those people own two SB rings?
    ——-
    Super Bowl XL, Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers: 9-21, 123 yards, 2 INT

    His 22.6 passer rating is the lowest in Super Bowl history by a winning quarterback. He threw two interceptions in the red zone, the second of which was returned for a Super Bowl-record 76 yards by Seattle’s Kelly Herndon.
    —–
    Maybe you should have asked if any of them EARNED a ring. ;) Pittsburgh won most of their games with their defense. BR is an average QB at best; well, at least if you don’t include anything that happens in a locked down bathroom stall. :D

  61. whoyouthoughtiwas says: Dec 16, 2010 2:12 PM

    @tatum064: yeah, we beat NE (and NO, for that matter), but doesn’t that seem like AGES ago? i’d much rather be in the playoff hunt every year (like BAL) than where we’ve managed to end up AGAIN this year — playing 3 different qbs and wondering whether our coaching staff will be back. Also, remember, he was talking to the BAL fans who were up in arms after a WIN. (when was the last time that was US?)

  62. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 2:53 PM

    he’s got two rings so throw up the other stats too buddy! and DESPITE whatever negative numbers you throw up, he won BOTH games, just like the rest of the team. Earned? he earned it by being their starting qb all year long, regardless of how he did in the SB game itself. he earned it by leading the the first team ever to win 3 road playoff games on their trip to the SB. and by saving the game by tackling Nick Harper. take your awesome stats and go knit a blanket to keep you warm tonight.
    who did raheem morris say stats were for?

  63. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 16, 2010 3:25 PM

    Steelerdynasty,
    Before you get your feathers ruffled, I never said BR was a bad QB, just that he is average at best. He threw two interceptions in the red zone in SB XL, one that was taken back 76 yards for a score for the other team. That has nothing to do with stats, but the stats back up his poor performance. It also shows that the Steelers won in spite of him, by playing great defense. I mean no disrespect, but the truth must really hurt for you.

    There are many great players throughout the Steelers history. At this point BR is just not an equal to those great ones. Troy Polomalo on the other hand, is a beast. He is certain HOF material. Of course, he plays defense.

  64. bebopa says: Dec 16, 2010 4:49 PM

    yeah Mason is right at least Ravens are playoff bound,we have to get more consistent pressure on the qb, as everbody saw against the Texans.

  65. jpmelon says: Dec 16, 2010 6:15 PM

    Buffalo fan here….

    He’s right.

  66. goldsteel says: Dec 16, 2010 6:53 PM

    Of course, the Ravens are going to the playoffs. We need them to knock off the Patriots like they did last year. I wouldn’t be upset about the defense. The days of dominant defense have been outlawed by the commissioner. If the Ravens lose again the Baltimore fans could always blame Anita Marks.

    GO STEELERS!

  67. thewardenbb says: Dec 17, 2010 12:47 AM

    All of you bengals fans can stop writing smack against the bills……….
    Buffalo destroyed you guys.
    You guys were up by 28-7, any NFL team should have that game in hand. Why do i even read this stuff, you people have no clue what your talking about.(except a few)

  68. flabtreesports says: Dec 17, 2010 7:46 AM

    @steelersmichele,

    You argue that Ravens fans were “giving up” on a playoff team last year, while at the same time claiming Steelers fans were “delusional” because they thought they would make the playoffs. Both teams were 6-6 after week 13 and finished 9-7. The Steelers needed to win in week 17 and get help from two other teams to get in, so they weren’t, in fact, eliminated early. See why that doesn’t make sense?

  69. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 17, 2010 8:43 AM

    crabcake says:
    haha evidence? How about you do your research. Sexual abuse is the least reported crime for various reasons, namely privacy. Over 70% of those who have been abused refuse to even report it. Granted Ben was never charged, but that doesn’t mean Ben didn’t do anything wrong. The standard for state’s burden is beyond a reasonable doubt and considering Ben is a famous athlete and that they were alone together, it is a difficult task to sell to any jury. But, to simply throw out the possibility is mere ignorance.
    ——————————————————
    First, research is why i believe both cases are BS. can you explain how you reached your conclusion despite the evidence and “research” you’ve done? i’m interested to know since there are apparently many more out there who believe what you do.
    Second, let me get this straight. the logic, according to your little factoid, is that because a crime largely goes unreported, it MUST in fact be true when it is reported because the estimated percentage of such crimes that go unreported is so staggering? how bout you include the percentage of FALSE claims? also, “Granted Ben was never charged, but that doesn’t mean Ben didn’t do anything wrong.” but to you, it apparently means he did do something wrong.
    Third, if he weren’t famous, it would be easier to prove a “he said-she said” when there are no other corroborating witnesses??? where do you come up with this stuff?
    Fourth, the possibility was thrown out for me when the EVIDENCE and FACTS were released. Why are you still holding on? What did you find in your research to lead you to believe the investigation’s findings were falsely reported? To continue to believe something that’s been PROVEN false seems pretty ignorant to me.

  70. rapelisberger says: Dec 19, 2010 2:54 AM

    Serial rapist Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been charged for any of his rapes. Doesn’t mean I would want even a steelers fan to have to go fix his tv or be unlucky enough to have off duty cops help ben trap them in a bathroom.

    He is a decent qb, he can extend a play better than any qb in th nfl, he i a tough sonovabitch. And he is a douchey, rapist goon.

  71. dpats9 says: Dec 21, 2010 4:27 PM

    Everybody in AFC is Flawed this year and is cable of losing. And that includes Patriots. Lifelong fan. I am most scared of Colts, Steelers, Jets and Ravens in that order.
    Colts have won 5 of last 7 against Pats so Pats Fans fear them the way Steeler Fans fear Patriots. As far as Ravens go tought defense and great player in Ray Rice but Flaco simply doesn’t scare us.
    I picked Pats for 8-8 when season started so I am not sure if their 12-2 is because Pats r so good or the rest of AFC is subbar. I feared the Jets and Steelers the most when season started. Simply no elite teams in Pro Football this season.

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