Steelers kicker gets the boot from Penguins game

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Leave it to a kicker to act like an idiot.

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was ejected from Thursday night’s Stanley Cup Final game. Via SteelersDepot.com, Boswell tweeted that he had been kicked out for doing something that most (including me) didn’t realize could result in a one-way ticket out of the arena.

Got kicked out for banging on the glass?!” Boswell said. “Man that’s crazy!! Sorry we just won two fights!”

The Penguins have enjoyed plenty of support from the Steelers, in the same way that the Predators have enjoyed plenty of support from the Titans. Football players, who play a rough and tumble sport that does serious damage to the anatomy, seem to understand and respect the raw toughness of hockey players, who unlike football players have to deal with 82 games in the regular season, up to 28 in the playoffs, sharp blades, solid sticks, a hard rubber projectile that slams into human bodies at high rates of speed, and the never ending extra-curricular shoving and cross-checking and punching and elbowing and generalized business-giving that makes Josh Norman vs. Odell Beckham look like a heated disagreement over parliamentary protocol.

The Penguins secured a 6-0 victory over the Predators on Thursday, sending Pittsburgh back to Nashville with a 3-2 lead. NBC’s Keith Jones joined PFT Live on Friday to discuss Game Five and more.

29 responses to “Steelers kicker gets the boot from Penguins game

  1. I love the way Crosby gave Suban the gears, knowing the offical couldn’t see it.

    Great stuff.

  2. joetoronto says:
    Jun 9, 2017 12:30 PM
    I love the way Crosby gave Suban the gears, knowing the offical couldn’t see it.

    Great stuff.

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    The same way Crosby threw a water bottle onto the play and then denied meaning to do it. Because you know, when things slip out of my hand it only goes a few feet at max, not from the bench to close to center rink.

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    The same way Crosby threw a water bottle onto the play and then denied meaning to do it. Because you know, when things slip out of my hand it only goes a few feet at max, not from the bench to close to center rink.

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    It’s called momentum, something sliding on ice is a bit different than dropping it on your carpet!

  4. largejk says:
    Jun 9, 2017 1:21 PM

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    The same way Crosby threw a water bottle onto the play and then denied meaning to do it. Because you know, when things slip out of my hand it only goes a few feet at max, not from the bench to close to center rink.

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    It’s called momentum, something sliding on ice is a bit different than dropping it on your carpet!

    Actually… it’s not momentum. The momentum doesn’t change. Friction is the variable that changes in your defense…

  5. joetoronto says:
    Jun 9, 2017 12:30 PM

    I love the way Crosby gave Suban the gears, knowing the offical couldn’t see it.

    Great stuff.
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    Um… the official could see. He was literally standing over top of the play and not making a call until the retaliation. I hate that refs do that crap, if you retaliate for something that’s not being called, and then it turns out the ref makes both calls. When if the ref just made the first call the guy might not have retaliated. But NHL takes safety seriously (unless your subban getting your head bounced off the ice…)

  6. Doesn’t come close to challenging the status of the Gold Standard of idiot kickers (and choke artist extraordinaire): Vanderjagt.

  7. timmmah10 says:
    Jun 9, 2017 1:37 PM
    joetoronto says:
    Jun 9, 2017 12:30 PM
    I love the way Crosby gave Suban the gears, knowing the offical couldn’t see it.
    Great stuff.
    —–
    Um… the official could see. He was literally standing over top of the play and not making a call until the retaliation. I hate that refs do that crap, if you retaliate for something that’s not being called, and then it turns out the ref makes both calls. When if the ref just made the first call the guy might not have retaliated. But NHL takes safety seriously (unless your subban getting your head bounced off the ice…)

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    Subban could have pummeled Crosby but he didn’t. Given Crosby’s concussion history that was a class move. Sid is the best, but that was pretty classless to bounce Subban’s face off the ice.

  8. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    Jun 9, 2017 1:54 PM
    Hockey players are way tougher than the NFL. Continuous movement and play vs about 5 minutes of actual action in an NFL game.

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    Uhhhh. No. NHL players are tough. NFL players are equally tough and way bigger.

    NHL players are on average 6’1″ and 200 lbs.

    NFL players are on average 6’3″ and 250 lbs.

  9. Hockey players don’t get tackled or don’t tackle people. They don’t have to go up against 300 plus pound men on every play. They also play about 20 minutes a game and have shifts. Hockey players are as tough as they come but at the same time given the size of the NFL players, they play more minutes in a game and that it’s a collision on every play and there is tackling I’d have to say there is more risk of injury in football. The sports are both physically demanding but for different reasons.

  10. bullcharger says:
    Jun 9, 2017 2:22 PM

    ragnarthemagnificent says:
    Jun 9, 2017 1:54 PM
    Hockey players are way tougher than the NFL. Continuous movement and play vs about 5 minutes of actual action in an NFL game.

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    Uhhhh. No. NHL players are tough. NFL players are equally tough and way bigger.

    NHL players are on average 6’1″ and 200 lbs.

    NFL players are on average 6’3″ and 250 lbs.

    Size has nothing to do with bing tough. 30 years ago you could make the argument that football players were just as tough as hockey players when you had guys like Ronnie Lott cutting off the tip of a mangled finger just to get back in the game or Jack Youngblood playing with a broken leg. Nowadays players strain any muscle and they miss 2-3 weeks.

  11. Should’ve pounded on Subban’s head instead, maybe they would have let him stay and maybe given him free concessions too.

  12. absolutevisuals says:
    Jun 9, 2017 1:16 PM
    joetoronto says:
    Jun 9, 2017 12:30 PM
    I love the way Crosby gave Suban the gears, knowing the offical couldn’t see it.

    Great stuff.

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    The same way Crosby threw a water bottle onto the play and then denied meaning to do it. Because you know, when things slip out of my hand it only goes a few feet at max, not from the bench to close to center rink.
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    Somebody needs a tissue.

  13. infectorman says:
    Jun 9, 2017 1:43 PM
    ROID RAG
    All too common on Pittsburgh.

    With Love and encouragement,
    -Dr. Rydze

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    This would be a complete Steeler thread without a comment from a Cheetah fanboy attempting to be a wise guy. Dude your material is old and stinks like Subbans breath…grab a mint and sit down in time out till calls for dinner.

    Glad to see the kicker supporting the Pittsburg family.

  14. Is there anyone on the Steelers who obeys the law? Didn’t think so.

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