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LaMarr Woodley: No regrets saying Ravens wouldn’t win title in this lifetime

LaMarr Woodley , Kelechi Osemele AP

The Steelers-Ravens rivalry has raged for many years now with plenty of shots taken from both sides at their divisional rival.

One of those shots came in 2011 when Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley said that the Ravens would never advance to the Super Bowl “in this lifetime” because they would have to go through the Steelers to get there. Woodley was proven wrong earlier this year when the Ravens won the Super Bowl while the Steelers missed the playoffs altogether, but he told Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com that he had no regrets about what he said back in 2011.

“I don’t take it back at all,” Woodley said. “As a player on any team, you’re never going to say your rival is going to win the Super Bowl. That’s knocking you out of the tournament that year. Somebody on their team pretty sure would say that as well. That’s the nature of what it is. A lot of people don’t understand. They’re going to take it the way they want to take it.”

There’s absolutely no reason why Woodley should take it back or harbor any regrets about what he said. The Ravens and Steelers battle at least twice every year and those games almost always have major playoff implications, so it would be more than a little strange to hear a player on either side say that they thought a Super Bowl title was right around the corner for their divisional rival.

You might take issue with the particular words that Woodley used or his decision to go public with it, but the sentiment is the right one in a competitive sport.

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  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 14, 2013 11:18 AM

    There’s absolutely no reason why Woodley should take it back or harbor any regrets about what he said.

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    Only stupid and insecure people can’t admit when they were wrong.

    JOSH ALPER: Pretty big difference between admitting you were wrong and regretting what you said. Plenty of people are wrong about things they don’t regret thinking or saying.

  2. geemoney713 says: Jun 14, 2013 11:20 AM

    Well, he was right if either of two things had occurred that should have.

    #1 Ray Rice doesn’t get a 1.5 extra yard gift from the refs added to the end of his 30 yard run for the first down against the Chargers – then they don’t make the playoffs at 9-7.

    #2 Raheem Morris doesn’t fall on his face in the easiest jump ball pass to let Jacoby Jones prance into the endzone untouched.

    You can’t pray for that kinda luck.

  3. getyourownname says: Jun 14, 2013 11:22 AM

    What he should regret are the photos of him in a bumblebee outift.

  4. ravensterps says: Jun 14, 2013 11:22 AM

    He was rooting for the Ravens in the Super Bowl, for what it’s worth.

  5. Iknoweverything says: Jun 14, 2013 11:23 AM

    I dont know who is more obnoxious, the Steeler players or the fans.
    Annually overrated and annually overmouthy.
    Heck, even Tim Tebow went through the Steelers in the playoffs.
    THAT was priceless

  6. flaccodelic says: Jun 14, 2013 11:27 AM

    But what this post completely misses is that he made those comments specifically when asked about Joe Flacco’s ability to lead the team to a Superbowl.

    In the next breath he said of Colt McCoy: “Honestly, I think the guy’s gonna be a great quarterback.”

    So basically, Lamar Woodley is not much of an authority on who is and isn’t good in the NFL.

  7. nook3000 says: Jun 14, 2013 11:31 AM

    Ok ‘geemoney’ if the Giants punter didn’t punt to DeSean Jackson in the 2010/2011 season finale then GB wouldn’t even have made the playoffs so what’s your point?

  8. siggtacular says: Jun 14, 2013 11:32 AM

    Baltimore Ravens
    World Champs

  9. baikes says: Jun 14, 2013 11:33 AM

    Well, he was right if either of two things had occurred that should have.

    #1 Ray Rice doesn’t get a 1.5 extra yard gift from the refs added to the end of his 30 yard run for the first down against the Chargers – then they don’t make the playoffs at 9-7.

    #2 Raheem Morris doesn’t fall on his face in the easiest jump ball pass to let Jacoby Jones prance into the endzone untouched.

    You can’t pray for that kinda luck.

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    buncha problems with these theories:
    1) You already forgot that Ravens gift dropped a win for the Bengals in week 17 by playing Tyrod Taylor and the backups. they woulda been fine without the Chargers win.

    2)Who the hell is Raheem Morris? lmao

    3)Rahim *MOORE failing to defend the pass was not luck. that’s called the Ravens being better than the Broncos. that’s why the game is played. Obviously if we had all assumed that Rahim Moore was competent to make the necessary play and HANDED the Broncos the W, we all wouldve been wrong. I love it when ppl completely lack understanding of the concept of competition, lol.

  10. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 14, 2013 11:34 AM

    Excuse me, LaMarr. I have an appointment back on the Planet Earth.

  11. greglloydrules says: Jun 14, 2013 11:35 AM

    Best rivalry in sports is only getting better. Lamar Woodley hates the Ravens just like the Ravens hate the Steelers. It’s those words and those actions that make it the most watched match-up in football. Keep it going.

  12. dangernearing says: Jun 14, 2013 11:43 AM

    Just another Steeler meathead. Prolly on roids too like all their superstars were in theri heydays

  13. dickjagger says: Jun 14, 2013 11:47 AM

    To admit he regretted saying that would be to state the obvious – that he does look stupid now. Either way you slice it, Woodley has egg on his face.

  14. finallythevoiceofreason says: Jun 14, 2013 11:55 AM

    Baltimore Ravens
    World Champs

    Correction……..Baltimore Ravens = NFL Super Bowl Champs. There is not yet “American” football around the globe for the NFL to play against in order to determine “World Champs”. If you win the “ProfootballTalk Dunce Award”, are you going to be considered the World Dunce Champion? Hmmm….maybe after all.

  15. overratedsteelerhater says: Jun 14, 2013 11:55 AM

    might as well say it again because its going to happen again!!!!!

  16. finallythevoiceofreason says: Jun 14, 2013 11:58 AM

    “As a player on any team, you’re never going to say your rival is going to win the Super Bowl. That’s knocking you out of the tournament that year. Somebody on their team pretty sure would say that as well. That’s the nature of what it is. A lot of people don’t understand. ”

    100% correct. If the Ravens would actually have beaten the Steelers in the playoffs ever and Ray Lewis made the same comment, Ravens fans would be okay with it. No shock from the Hyprocrite Capital of the “World”.

  17. scoobies05 says: Jun 14, 2013 12:11 PM

    lol…this is the same steeler fan base that insists it ben didnt throw all those game ending pick sixes last year the steelers would have won the super bowl. as far has havin stuff “handed” to you…watch a replay of sb 40. and woodley’s comments…of course he wont back down. he said them and he was was wrong. but he was just expressing his opinion. go ravens

  18. finallythevoiceofreason says: Jun 14, 2013 12:26 PM

    scoobie………I only remember Ben throwing 1 game-ending INT last year and that was the Dallas game in OT that ended in a FG from the 1 yard line and was not a game-ender. No Steeler fan said that Ben threw “all those game-ending pick sixes” last year because there were none. The Steelers lost 6 games last year by a combined 21 points and 7 of their 8 losses were games in which they had a lead late in the game. The point of what Steelers fans are saying (which you skewed to your liking) is that there is a very small line between going 8-8 and winning the Super Bowl. As far as handed to you, what about the non-holding call near the end of the Super Bowl this year?

  19. jacktheraven says: Jun 14, 2013 12:27 PM

    Woodley answered the question the only way he should. Players have to decline answering dumb questions from the media who do nothing but want to start some controversy. It’s the same with asking Flacco & Eli if they think they’re “elite”. What do you expect them to say?

  20. si1m says: Jun 14, 2013 12:28 PM

    its not even just that we won it all that makes Woodley look so dumb. Its that we did it in the most dramatic and epic fashion possible, after beating the two best QBs of the post-millennium era, and beat one of the most talented and healthy teams in recent memory in the SB. We were huge underdogs in each game.

    As if to top it all off, the massive amount of Lewis haters had to sit there and suffer as Lewis went out in the most glorious way possible.

    Woodley meanwhile was being called fat by his own teammates.

  21. unclehilroy says: Jun 14, 2013 12:31 PM

    Correction……..Baltimore Ravens = NFL Super Bowl Champs. There is not yet “American” football around the globe for the NFL to play against in order to determine “World Champs”. If you win the “ProfootballTalk Dunce Award”, are you going to be considered the World Dunce Champion? Hmmm….maybe after all.

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    So why is the winner of the World Series considered the world champs? There is baseball all over the planet, but the World Series winner is still referred to as World Champions.

  22. finallythevoiceofreason says: Jun 14, 2013 12:35 PM

    si1m……..most dramatic and epic fashion possible? I think not. A #6 team playing the entire playoffs on the road is the most dramatic and epic fashion possible. And only the Steelers and Giants have done that.

  23. scoobies05 says: Jun 14, 2013 12:37 PM

    easy. it wasnt holding

  24. finallythevoiceofreason says: Jun 14, 2013 12:41 PM

    si1m……..People hate Lewis because he is labeled as a “murderer” because of his incident. Just like Ben is labeled as a “rapist” because of his indiscretions. Did Lewis plunge the knife? No. Did Ben actually rape someone? No. However, they will be labeled as such forever. As a player, you cannot hate these guys. As human beings, you sure can. But players are on the field playing football and not human beings.

  25. finallythevoiceofreason says: Jun 14, 2013 12:42 PM

    easy. it wasnt holding

    Ha! That is the funniest thing that I have ever heard. Grabbing the receiver outside of 5 yards and pulling the jersey is NOT holding while the ball is in the air. When did that NFL rule book come out?

  26. tedmurph says: Jun 14, 2013 12:43 PM

    3)Rahim *MOORE failing to defend the pass was not luck. that’s called the Ravens being better than the Broncos. that’s why the game is played. Obviously if we had all assumed that Rahim Moore was competent to make the necessary play and HANDED the Broncos the W, we all wouldve been wrong. I love it when ppl completely lack understanding of the concept of competition, lol.\

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    No, that play was a ridiculous mental error that should never happen at the NFL level. It was a fluke play that you’re lucky to see once a yr, never mind at the end of a playoff game. Every team needs a little luck to win a SB, and Balti are the champs, but to claim that play was a great play by the superior ravens is ridiculous.

  27. scoobies05 says: Jun 14, 2013 12:44 PM

    and the real point is while yes there is a fine line, steeler fans that post here cant accept that the steelers were on the wrong side of the line last year. so they come up with excuses and what ifs. maybe this year will be different maybe not. last year they just werent good enough

  28. ppdoc13 says: Jun 14, 2013 12:49 PM

    Woodley has a big mouth and joe Flacco shoved a football down his throat. That is why it is a great rivalry.

  29. t8ertot says: Jun 14, 2013 12:56 PM

    The Steelers will be irrelevant for years to come. Without Big Ben, they are nothing. The Bengals are going to run the division for years to come

  30. joewilliesshnoz says: Jun 14, 2013 12:58 PM

    The Steelers stunk. Better luck this year.

  31. halftermguv says: Jun 14, 2013 1:10 PM

    Its laughable on the false outrage by the Ravens fans over Woodley’s comment. As JA reports no player will forecast success for a rival team.

    Ravens fans have also forgotten the last 6 or 7 years of Bart Scott and Suggs making similar remarks on a weekly basis.

    Lastly, your team is the ex-Browns. You bitterly complained for years on the loss of the Colts and played the victim. Then went out and did the same thing to Cleveland. Hypocrits to the nth degree.

    [BTW the arguement that you’ve won two titles in less than 20 years is false. The entire Browns organization (sans coaching staff) came to Baltimore in Art Modell’s moving vans]

  32. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 14, 2013 1:13 PM

    Hey Steelers fans, denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. Ravens are Superbowl Champs. Going back and labeling every key play a lucky break only shows how obsessively insane you’ve become. Look at yourselves, you’re an angry, bitter, unhappy mess!

  33. steelcurtainn says: Jun 14, 2013 1:16 PM

    Who really cares, people make predictions all the time!!!!!Woodleys a champion and will win another ring with the steelers before he retires.

  34. jtbsteeler says: Jun 14, 2013 1:20 PM

    Charlie Batched that bum defense.

  35. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 14, 2013 1:32 PM

    It’ll be nice to see Woodley and TP put that deer-in-headlights look on Flacco’s mug. Though it’s not as exciting as it used to be, given the regularity and all.

  36. ballsohardbaltimore says: Jun 14, 2013 1:32 PM

    that bum defense won the Super Bowl, your #1 defense went 8 and 8 after being tebow’d. enjoy the offseason talk and as Coach Tomlin said BE PREPARED for training camp.

  37. scoobies05 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:39 PM

    and the steelers and their fans sat home and cried in their towels as the ravens hoisted the lombardi. whats your point jb

  38. trekker38 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:40 PM

    There’s a difference between saying the Ravens wouldn’t make the Super Bowl in your lifetime – vs. admitting you were wrong a couple years later when the Ravens win the Super Bowl – but instead, you try to defend what you said…still clinging to that last ounce of hope that the Steelers not making the playoffs last year was a fluke.

    Steelers won 6 trophies over a span of decades…As we Ravens fans continue to be reminded.
    Ravens have been in the AFC Championship 3 times in 5 years.
    Going back again this year.
    The power has shifted in the AFC North.

    Steelers are now #3 behind Cincinnati and Baltimore. And Cleveland is closing the gap with the Steelers….
    Oh, and Suggs & Dumervil will sack Big Ben about 8 times in our game in Baltimore this year.
    I’ll save this post for later, when I can say…. “There you have it.”

  39. holeinone09 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:42 PM

    Ravens won the SB last year, congrats, good for them. Like all Steeler fans have heard SIX times before, last year is over.
    New year in football is approaching, let’s see what happens.

    Go Steelers

  40. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:45 PM

    voiceofreason:
    I’m a longtime Steelers observer (notice I didn’t say giddy groupie) and there is zero excuse for going 8-8 last season against such a ridiculously weak schedule, other than a terrible scoring offense and bad coaching.
    Not only did the Steelers lose close games but they also won close games. Quite frankly, they could’ve easily been 6-10 or worse last season.

  41. scoobies05 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:51 PM

    and the receiver cant push off to ctrate seperation. therefore it wasnt a hold. ravens are ravens browns are browns. check the records. ravens have 2 rings in 13 years.

  42. flaccodelic says: Jun 14, 2013 1:51 PM

    finallythevoiceofreason says:
    Jun 14, 2013 12:42 PM
    easy. it wasnt holding

    Ha! That is the funniest thing that I have ever heard. Grabbing the receiver outside of 5 yards and pulling the jersey is NOT holding while the ball is in the air. When did that NFL rule book come out?

    Is that LITERALLY the funniest thing you’ve ever heard? Seems like a strangely inaccurate comment from someone taking people to task for using the term World Champs. Which, btw, is what the Ravens are, despite your 12 or 13 smarmy butthurt posts on this thread.

  43. buzzbeaubank says: Jun 14, 2013 1:52 PM

    halftermguv says: Jun 14, 2013 1:10 PM

    Lastly, your team is the ex-Browns. You bitterly complained for years on the loss of the Colts and played the victim. Then went out and did the same thing to Cleveland. Hypocrits to the nth degree.

    [BTW the arguement that you’ve won two titles in less than 20 years is false. The entire Browns organization (sans coaching staff) came to Baltimore in Art Modell’s moving vans]
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    Fine, then we get their 4 NFL championships. 6 rings!

  44. ziggy26 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:53 PM

    Too much is made about “bulletin board material.” The Ravens won last year because they qualified for the playoffs and then defeated the other teams that qualified for the playoffs. They were able to do that because they were a very good team. They did not win because of Woodley’s statements.

    Nobody on the Ravens ever thought – “You know what, I didn’t really want to win the championship, but now that Woodley called us out I’m really motivated!”

    Thus, there’s no reason why would should regret his comments.

  45. lombardiwinners2013 says: Jun 14, 2013 1:56 PM

    halftermguv says:
    Jun 14, 2013 1:10 PM
    Its laughable on the false outrage by the Ravens fans over Woodley’s comment. As JA reports no player will forecast success for a rival team.

    Ravens fans have also forgotten the last 6 or 7 years of Bart Scott and Suggs making similar remarks on a weekly basis.

    Lastly, your team is the ex-Browns. You bitterly complained for years on the loss of the Colts and played the victim. Then went out and did the same thing to Cleveland. Hypocrits to the nth degree.

    [BTW the arguement that you’ve won two titles in less than 20 years is false. The entire Browns organization (sans coaching staff) came to Baltimore in Art Modell’s moving vans]

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    What kind of logic are you using? You’re telling me that if a team comes to your town, the locals aren’t supposed to support them? By the same token, did the Baltimore FANS bring the Ravens here? I don’t get your point. BTW, the last “Browns” player was Matt Stover and he hasn’t been here in a few years, so this Super Bowl team was all BALTIMORE RAVENS. Sorry that someone pissed in your wheaties this morning.

  46. swagger52 says: Jun 14, 2013 2:03 PM

    Woodley just presented a Timeshare Salesman Obammer move…..

    In order to present your opinion, or to present that you can’t be wrong, then completely misrepresent the alternative. Woodley is comparing his statement, with supposedly somebody from the Ravens making the same statement. That isn’t what he should be comparing…He should compare his actions versus keeping his mouth shout and saying “NOTHING”.

  47. trekker38 says: Jun 14, 2013 2:07 PM

    One last note on this.
    The Steelers clinging to hope vs. working their team off season to be the best (I.E. not doing what Ozzie Newsome does.)
    The Colts left our great city in the dark of the night behind a liar of an owner who said “We’re not going anywhere.” No respect for the Irsay family in Baltimore.
    As far as the Ravens being the Browns, that’s just an excuse for people to take shots at the Ravens. The Ravens are their own team. The fan base is as electric and dedicated as any fan base in the NFL. I am certain Art Modell had NO regrets about the move, and hey, the Browns were allowed to keep their NAME and had a team back in a much shorter timespan.
    So knock it off with saying the Ravens are really the Browns. Ridiculous, preposterous, and really just “wrong.”
    Most Baltimore fans would now KEEP the Ravens name given the choice between Ravens and Colts, if it were possible to have a choice.

  48. spitsfire says: Jun 14, 2013 2:13 PM

    “”LaMarr Woodley: No regrets saying Ravens wouldn’t win title in this lifetime””

    So LaMarr Woodley does not regret being a moron. Stunner. It was a dumb thing to say then, and to see it happen so quickly after his horrible prediction makes it that much sweeter.

    Since then the Stillers lost to Timmy Tebow, and then finished around .500. They are going downward and next stop is the basement as I think the Browns surpass them this year. Get used to it.

    Ben is now a has been. Timmy T has had more recent playoff success than Ben of late.

    Good luck with that.

    Ravens. WORLD Champs.

  49. ravenmuscle says: Jun 14, 2013 2:14 PM

    Thanks for the inspiration LaMarr.

  50. swagger52 says: Jun 14, 2013 2:42 PM

    Isn’t what he said another way of saying…

    I don’t regret what I said, I would much rather have you NOT believe anything I say.

  51. vincentbojackson says: Jun 14, 2013 2:59 PM

    Woolley’s only error…underestimating how horrible the Denver secondary could be.

  52. geemoney713 says: Jun 14, 2013 3:01 PM

    Raheem Moore. Good point. Damnit with my memory. It was still a boneheaded gift play. Ravens don’t make the Superbowl without it.

  53. halftermguv says: Jun 14, 2013 3:05 PM

    @lombardiwinners2013
    So when a delegation of the governor, mayor, business leaders, and civic leaders (aka reps of the fan base) wooed Art Modell from the loyal fans of Cleveland you suddenly changed your tune and it became a business decision.

    @trekker38
    “electric fan base” really? The fan base that couldn’t sell out the home opener of season two? The home opener!

    I can understand your envy of the Steelers and one of the largest fan bases in the world. There are no Ravens bars near Pittsburgh and I count 4 Steelers bars either in or near Baltimore.

    You live in the shadow of Washington DC who has never shown you any respect. Heck even the Md burbs of DC refer to you as Baltimorons.

  54. buzzbeaubank says: Jun 14, 2013 4:15 PM

    halftermguv says: Jun 14, 2013 3:05 PM

    I can understand your envy of the Steelers and one of the largest fan bases in the world. There are no Ravens bars near Pittsburgh and I count 4 Steelers bars either in or near Baltimore.
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    That’s because your city was hemorrhaging fans for decades due to the collapse of the steel industry. Combine that with bandw… uh, new fans from years of dominance in the 70’s and two rings in the last few years, and you have quite a spread out fan base. Our blue collar cities have plenty in common, which is one of the reasons for the rivalry. Enjoy it.

  55. jacktheraven says: Jun 14, 2013 4:32 PM

    Say what you want about The Ravens being the “old Browns”. According to the NFL, The Ravens were “born” in 1996 as a new ” expansion” team. The Browns remained in Cleveland. End of story.

  56. jacktheraven says: Jun 14, 2013 4:33 PM

    The Redskins started as the ‘Boston Redskins”. DC didn’t even name that team.

  57. holeinone09 says: Jun 14, 2013 6:52 PM

    jacktheraven, I agree with you, Ravens are not the Browns. I also them agree the Steelers have won many more championships than the Ravens. And the last time they played each other the Steelers won. Should be a fun year upcoming.

    Go Steelers!

  58. scoobies05 says: Jun 14, 2013 7:13 PM

    several good points holeinone. looking forward to discussing more football with you. go ravens

  59. jacktheraven says: Jun 14, 2013 8:28 PM

    Thanks holeinone09. Not sure how to compare Steelers 6 championships to Ravens 2. Steelers what, 60 years to Ravens 17. I’ll compare Baltimore’s 6 NFL championships to Pittsburgh’s 6 over the last 60 years though. It’s a tie.

  60. jacktheraven says: Jun 14, 2013 8:32 PM

    About the R. Moore play in the AFC playoff game. To those who think it was luck or a gift. Please note: That that play only TIED the game ( with the extra point). Broncos did not score in the last 25 min. or so in that game. You’re not dealing with facts to say that play won the game for The ravens.

  61. halftermguv says: Jun 14, 2013 10:28 PM

    @buzzbeaubank
    You’d have some credibilty if you’d mentioned in the collapse of the steel industry includes closure of the largest steel mill in the world, Sparrows Pt, Baltimore Md and +50k jobs either directly or indirectly gone.

    Does closure of the ship yards, the GM assembly plant, or loss of over half the tonnage of shipping into the Port of Baltimore also define hemorrhaging of jobs?

    And the illogic of the departure of the steel workers from Pittsburgh led to the wide spread fan base is priceless. It is well known that the skill set gained in the mill in a natural fit in London, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, Tokyo, Shang Hai, Caracas, Lima, etc (and all 50 states).

    George Costanza called; he wants his “it’s not a lie if you believe its true” reasoning back.

    Which leads to the whopper of them all…you are not an expansion team so quit pretending you are. There was no expansion draft or award of extra draft picks. The team came from Cleveland and was renamed.

  62. darwinsdad says: Jun 14, 2013 10:48 PM

    ***finallythevoiceofreason says: Jun 14, 2013 12:26 PM

    scoobie………I only remember Ben throwing 1 game-ending INT last year and that was the Dallas game in OT that ended in a FG from the 1 yard line and was not a game-ender. No Steeler fan said that Ben threw “all those game-ending pick sixes” last year because there were none.***

    Week 15: Steelers (7-6) tied w/ Cowboys 24-24 . 31 seconds into OT. On 2nd-3, Ben throws a pass intercepted by Brandon Carr and returned to the Pgh 24. Cowboys kick the FG. Game over, season on life-support.
    Week 16: Steelers (7-7) tied w/ Bengals 10-10. 24 seconds left in the game. On 2nd-5, Ben gets picked by Reggie Neldon, who returns it to the Pgh 46. Dalton throws 1 pass to AJ Green, Bengals kick the FG. Game over, Season over.

    *** The Steelers lost 6 games last year by a combined 21 points and 7 of their 8 losses were games in which they had a lead late in the game. The point of what Steelers fans are saying (which you skewed to your liking) is that there is a very small line between going 8-8 and winning the Super Bowl. ***

    They also won 4 games by a combined 12 points. There is a very small line between going 8-8 and going 4-12.

  63. steelcurtainn says: Jun 14, 2013 11:17 PM

    True, the play only tied the game but everyone knows the Broncos gave the Ravens a gift and it should have never went to OT. The ravens should have lost but received a miracle. Not to mention, losing 4 out of your last 5 games and converting a 4th and 29 to beat san diego or it would have been 5 out 0f the last 6 as losses. A 10-6 record(losing most your games down the stretch) plus a gift from Denver is why most people don’t give the ravens any respect.

  64. blackngold4life says: Jun 15, 2013 2:10 AM

    T8tertot says ‘Without Ben the Steelers are nothing’s What would the Ravens be without Flacco? What would The Packers be without Rodgers? Blah Blah Blah..I tell you this..we are betters without Ben then the Ratbirds without Flacco..I love this rivalry ESPECIALLY IN THE PLAYOFFS..I’m not the that fan who lives I’m the past..we got 6 rings thats all good..Ratbirds got they 2 rings..OK..its a NEW year and I can’t wait for the 2 best games on the NFL schedule. It’s a 50/50 split and any fan of either team who says one team is DOMINANT has no clue..get over ya selfs and realize what it is. To those that keep sayin the Steelers are Doomd for years? just watch us move! #SterlerNation y’all can cee me @ Blkandgold4Life all debates welcome

  65. blackngold4life says: Jun 15, 2013 2:31 AM

    Brown puppies and the Bungles are closing in on the Steelers (on paper) and not reality We was a 1st qtr pick 6 from sweeping the Bungles and a hiistory high in turnovas from sweeping the Brown puppies and a Kickoff return from sweeping the Ratbirds..Now if that aint somethin I don’t know what is..don’t know where y’all get this Cincy is better BS. Dalton has 1 win in 3-4 years AJ Green has one TD rec..Gimme a damn break..Win somethin 1st..besides a playoff back door birth
    Even at 8-8 we controld our oWN fait untill week 15..so how much better was the rest of the Ratbirds and Bungles? answer..ONE GAME

  66. scoobies05 says: Jun 15, 2013 7:28 AM

    no one gives the ravens respect? thats funny but i guess you can have your opinion. heres a fact. the league gave the ravens a shiny new lombardi

  67. buzzbeaubank says: Jun 15, 2013 8:19 AM

    Halftermguv, calm down. You obviously didn’t understand the point or tone of my post. The Ravens have only been here since ’96, so the loss of Sparrows Point wouldn’t result in a mass exodus of Ravens fans to other cities, as it did with Pittsburgh. Your third paragraph seems to similarly make my point, and you can’t have it both ways. Are all those fans across the nation displaced Yinzers or bandwagoners with no ties to the city? In most cases, it’s going to be one or the other.

    Also, as I said above, I’m perfectly fine with attributing the Browns history to us if you give us credit for the 4 NFL championships. Again, can’t have it both ways.

  68. buzzbeaubank says: Jun 15, 2013 8:25 AM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Jun 14, 2013 11:17 PM
    True, the play only tied the game but everyone knows the Broncos gave the Ravens a gift and it should have never went to OT. The ravens should have lost but received a miracle. Not to mention, losing 4 out of your last 5 games and converting a 4th and 29 to beat san diego or it would have been 5 out 0f the last 6 as losses. A 10-6 record(losing most your games down the stretch) plus a gift from Denver is why most people don’t give the ravens any respect.
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    Then what was 2005? Pure domination? What about Palmer going out in the first quarter? Nick Harper getting stabbed before the divisional game and failing to score on the fumble recovery? Bill Leavy’s admitted bad calls? Baltimore won another ring. Just let it go. The only people still reserving respect are Niner, Bronco and Steeler fans.

  69. scoobies05 says: Jun 15, 2013 12:00 PM

    why is it always what ifs and excuses with steeler fans? bottom line is last yeat you werent good enough. did the ravens catch some breaks? sure. good teams do that. like..i dunno..the so called immaculate reception. biggest break in nfl history. so steeler nation…quit crying over what might have been last year and get ready for 2013. can the ravens repeat? will the steelers be back? is cinci for real? will the browns step up? go ravens

  70. steelcurtainn says: Jun 15, 2013 12:44 PM

    @buzz
    First and foremost, I’ve never had to let it go…… I focus on the steelers except for raven fans who want to spew their trash talking on a steelers thread, when the steelers have owned them in the playoffs….. I was responding to jacktheravens post which is why it even mentioned in the first place.

    Secondly, the Steelers in 2005(sure, it wasn’t pure domination) but they did run off 8 straight games without any LAST SECOND MIRACLES. Sure, you can talk about palmer getting knocked out of the game, or the Big Ben tackle on Harper, Funny how no one ever brings up troy polamalus pick(that was overturned) on manning which would have secured the colt game in the first place. In retrospect, I do think the ravens played a great game in NE, but, sorry, none of that compares to a 30 second 70 yd hail mary bomb to tie a game in Denver. Baltimore may have won the sb this year, but most people are not going to respect the ravens sb win because of the Denver game, including me.

  71. steelcurtainn says: Jun 15, 2013 1:21 PM

    @scoobies

    There are no excuses with steeler fans. Most people just state the facts of what we all see.
    There is a very fine line for the good teams in the NFL on a win and a loss. You take one loss from the ravens and add a win to the steelers. Both teams are then 9-7. Then its a whole different scenario. Of course, That didn’t happen, but Im just saying that’s how close teams are to winning and losing in todays league. There are no dominant teams.

    The ravens caught the breaks this year and the steelers didn’t. It doesn’t make either team better then the other, both teams split the series this year and Big Ben didn’t even play. I don’t think anyone is crying over last year, I just responded to another poster. I am ready for 2013 like everyone else.

    On one other note, Although the Immaculate Reception was the luckiest play in NFL history for the steelers its non comparison to the ravens gift in Denver. The steelers never received a superbowl championship out of it. Go Steelers!!!!!

  72. corvusrex96 says: Jun 15, 2013 2:15 PM

    No worries Lamarr, you don’t regret it but you were also wrong

  73. scoobies05 says: Jun 15, 2013 3:40 PM

    the talk of no respect for the ravens because of the denver play is such hypocrisy. if the play was in favor of your team you know you wouldnt feel the same way. was there luck involved? absolutely. but it is what it is. ravens earned everything, just like any sb winning team

  74. jacktheraven says: Jun 15, 2013 4:50 PM

    To the few steeler fans here: Please don’t assume that ” everyone” agrees the Ravens were lucky this year. That would be only steeler fans. 4th & 29, Moore’s bad D, blah, blah, blah. Go ahead and keep holding onto that. Ravens are the SB CHAMPS. Let it go. Raven fans are already looking forward to 2013.

  75. jacktheraven says: Jun 15, 2013 4:53 PM

    Baltimore has 6 NFL Championships. Pittsburgh has 6. Green Bay and Cleveland have more than that.

  76. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 15, 2013 6:02 PM

    why is it always what ifs and excuses with steeler fans? bottom line is last yeat you werent good enough. did the ravens catch some breaks? sure. good teams do that. like..i dunno..the so called immaculate reception. biggest break in nfl history. so steeler nation…quit crying over what might have been last year and get ready for 2013. can the ravens repeat? will the steelers be back? is cinci for real? will the browns step up? go ravens

    I get a kick out of raven fans trying to be logical and condescending toward steeler fans….. Does Ray Lewis tickle your moral, logical, and ethical button…so don’t preach to steeler fans you have no moral basis.

  77. scoobies05 says: Jun 16, 2013 5:20 PM

    ben…plax…holmes…etc…your team has had more player arrests then my time. get off your soapbox about ray. if a player can play he stays. you all brought plax back because they think he can help. thats how it works.

  78. troy43mvp says: Jun 17, 2013 10:54 AM

    Ummm. Ben was never arrested and Plax was not playing for the Steelers when he was arrested and Holmes was sent packing when he got busted with pot. Anyway, on subject…the prediction was proven wrong by the Ravens. They did well in proving the prediction wrong. It’s even a Raven Superbowl Victory unlike the Cleveland Browns Victory that was handed to the City of Baltimore in the first SB.

  79. steel2372 says: Jun 17, 2013 12:36 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 14, 2013 1:13 PM

    Hey Steelers fans, denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. Ravens are Superbowl Champs. Going back and labeling every key play a lucky break only shows how obsessively insane you’ve become. Look at yourselves, you’re an angry, bitter, unhappy mess!

    And you still haven’t defeated the Steelers in the playoffs…. Steelers 3 and 0 in the post season against the Ravens No bitterness here! :)

  80. sbchampsagain says: Jun 17, 2013 12:47 PM

    What’s with all these Stiller fans commenting on a Ravens story?
    Must not be a lot to get excited about in pitt…

  81. black43gold says: Jun 17, 2013 4:16 PM

    sbchampsagain:

    It’s not a ravens story, it’s a story about both teams and it shows up one both team’s pages. Hence the many comments from BOTH sides…

  82. wopsravens says: Jun 17, 2013 9:20 PM

    The Raven, Steeler rivalry is the best in football right now. But some of the fans on BOTH sides drive me crazy!! They are both really good teams! Show some class people!!!!

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