Tomlin: Polamalu "questionable at best"

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says the news on the knee injury suffered by safety Troy Polamalu in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals is encouraging.

But Tomlin still thinks it’s unlikely he’ll have Polamalu on the field Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium when the Steelers take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Troy’s status for this game is probably questionable at best,” Tomlin said at his press conference today. “Although we have had some favorable information in regards to where he is from a health standpoint, we’re simply going to take it day-to-day with him.”

Tomlin sounded relieved — and said Polamalu seemed relieved — that the knee injury wasn’t as serious as feared when Polamalu first came off the field.

“He’s in a great frame of mind,” Tomlin said of Polamalu. “He feels really good, but we’re going to follow the expert advice that we get from our medical staff in terms of how to proceed. In the short term we’re going to take it day-to-day, see how he feels when he comes into the building tomorrow, but really [Polamalu’s diagnosis is] encouraging — more encouraging, I think, than initially anticipated.”

Polamalu injured his left knee in the Steelers’ opener and had to miss the next four games. But all indications are that this week’s injury to the same knee isn’t nearly as serious.

67 responses to “Tomlin: Polamalu "questionable at best"

  1. Thank God Troy’s injury isn’t as bad as feared, but better to sit him out for KC and have him at full strength for the Ravens.
    Say, is there any chance we’ll also be sitting out offensive coordinator Bruce Arians? Considering the play-calling Sunday–particularly in the final two-minute drive–he must have taken a severe blow to the head on the way out of the tunnel.

  2. In watching this defense play both with and without Polamalu…I have to say that Polamalu should be strongly considered for the league’s defensive player of the year.

  3. Is it possible that he re-aggravated the same issue he had? The knee is only so big… I hope he is OK, and thats coming from a Bengals fan.

  4. Anybody who doesn’t believe in the Madden curse is a fool. I have all of the Madden’s and it seems within a year or two, all of them get hurt. It is not stupid…it is a fact!!!!!

  5. Poor fella just needs to wrap that knee with the terrible towel.
    The towel is all powerful. All hail the towel!

  6. If the Steelers D don’t score, the Steelers don’t win.
    I told you clowns this last week.
    Wake up.
    Cherish that 6th ring, that win over an 8-8 Charger team, a rookie QB, and the 9-7 Cardinals sure was impressive…NOT
    98 Broncos would trounce any Steeler Superbowl Champion Team.
    That W over the Seahawks, what a joke. Refs blew that one big time.

  7. @Deb: Arians is terrible. He’s got 2 playcalling modes; completely predictable or totally asinine. Pittsburgh has had the good fortune to have many good offensive coordinators recently, and to go from that to having one of the worst in the league is tough to swallow.
    The offense has been lethal when running the no-huddle, and, for some reason, it wasn’t used in the most important game of the season. Not one drive.
    Tomlin is a good speaker and a good motivator, but now he needs to step up and show that he can solve bigger problems: Arians’ stupidity and the horrific special teams return coverage (3 TD’s allowed in a season is waaaay too many, let alone for half a season — no excuse for that.)

  8. @the donkey …
    I’m sure Hall of Famers Noll, Bradshaw, Harris, Swann, Stallworth, Greene, Lambert, Ham, and Blount, plus the rest of the only NFL squad to win four Super Bowls in a six-year period would be awed by your the superiority of your 98 team.
    Your Broncs have dropped three in a row now, haven’t they? Bitter much?

  9. Folks folks, you’re forgetting something, the Bengals were moving the ball EVEN with Troy in the game, moving on from that point, I am a die hard Bengals fan and I hope we do play the Steelers again in January at full strength…Would make for one hell of a AFC Championship game.

  10. Yeah Deb, sit him for KC & hope he can play at Ravens. After that, healthy or not, I’d sit him for Oak, Browns and The Pack.
    Especially, the Pack. Make sure he sit’s that game out. Please…

  11. Hey peckerrider:
    Cherish that 6th ring, that win over an 8-8 Charger team, a rookie QB, and the 9-7 Cardinals sure was impressive…NOT
    Who is the rookie QB??? Kurt Warner??? Phillip Rivers??? Or do you even know what you are talking about. Please don’t chase me off of this sight, just make yourself clear.
    Mike, anything on that intelligence test requirement for posting????

  12. Rydendonkey
    Good one. Atypical moron fan. Bash 6 Six SuperBowls all you want, but they are the only franchise with that many. You’re an idiot.
    Just because you have Kyle Orton, and we have Roethlisberger, is no reason to be so full of petty hate. Then again, maybe it is.
    What a loser.

  13. @mborz …
    I agree. Tomlin’s going to be tested in the next couple of years. Ben likes to save the day and Arians likes to let him, but you win championships by establishing a running game and that was missing in Sunday’s play-calling. Yes: predictable to asinine. ST Coach Ligashesky needs to go–the non-tackling on those runbacks is inexcusable. And I’m concerned about OL Coach Zierlein. The o-line is too inconsistent and sometimes looks confused–like they don’t know who they’re supposed to be blocking. No matter what Ben says, all those sacks aren’t on him. The Bengals D-rush overwhelmed us Sunday. There have been problems with the o-line since Russ left. And DL Coach Johnny Mitchell is getting close to retiring after 19 years. Plus LeBeau isn’t getting any younger. Yep, Tomlin definitely has his work cut out for him.

  14. @scomibord
    The rookie QB he would be referring to would be Flacco.
    You better hope that Florio doesn’t install an IQ test!

  15. # scomibord says: November 17, 2009 2:04 PM
    Hey peckerrider:
    Cherish that 6th ring, that win over an 8-8 Charger team, a rookie QB, and the 9-7 Cardinals sure was impressive…NOT
    Who is the rookie QB??? Kurt Warner??? Phillip Rivers??? Or do you even know what you are talking about. Please don’t chase me off of this sight, just make yourself clear.
    Mike, anything on that intelligence test requirement for posting????
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    I am certainly not a Steelers fan, but considering Steelers fans continuously talk about beating down the Ravens 3 times last year, you should be able to figure out that the rookie QB was Flacco. Just a thought.
    To take it a step further, since he said “an 8-8 Chargers team” he is obviously not talking about Rivers. And since he said “a 9-7 Cardinals team”, he clearly wasnt talking about Warner. Try a little deductive reasoning before you blast someone.
    Not saying I agree that it wasnt impressive, but damn, some times people just speak without thinking……….

  16. thekillerkeller…
    They weren’t moving the ball THAT successfully. Really man, your offense didn’t get in the endzone. From what I saw, the offense moved the ball just as much with Troy in there as w/o him (not implying that not having Troy didn’t make some type of impact). I’m not trying to start an argument, I just don’t see the point you were trying to make. The field position battle was in your favor, with a couple exceptions. When that tipped pass was interecepted you only got 3 out of that. If you ask me the Steelers defense played great. You can’t ask much more really. You didn’t run the ball worth anything with or without Benson. He wasn’t much of a factor. It’s not like you beat us by 2 touchdowns. You beat us by 6 points in a close game that was helped along by yet another Steelers special teams blunder. BTW, Jeff Reed is the biggest sissy on the planet. Also, could Bruce Arians play calling be any more pathetic? GOD having this guy as the OC on the Steelers is so frustrating. I spend more time cussing him out during the games than anything else.
    Now I also would love to see an AFC championship game of Steelers and Bengals. That would make for a great game if it all happened to play out that way. It’s a bummer but we got beat twice by the Bengals this year, we gotta deal with it and move on. There’s still a lot of football to be played and we just have to focus on making the playoffs now. Once you reach that point it doesn’t matter, anything can happen. Good game Bengals fans, I was one of the few I would talk to that believed the Bengals took steps in the right direction and could be really dangerous this year. Honestly, even though we lost both times, it’s fun knowing it’s actually going to be a good game now LOL. I really do….really…hope to see you in the playoffs.

  17. Donkey.. Didnt we already shut u up? It was our O who walked all over yall..You need medical help.. u need to take the Elway glasses off. Those days are over.And really the 98 Broncos?? Are u freakin serious??This is 2009.. ya homer!Maybe you are Shanahan incognito cus he too couldnt move past 98.lolYou truly should be concerned with the Chargers since yall once again let them back in the fight..
    Thanks to all those who wished well wishes for Polamalu,very classy,especially from the rivals.Glad to see yall know football and how great Troy really is. Its fun to watch him play n to wonder whats next?..LOL

  18. Wow Rydendonkeys….living 11 years in the past there pal? I loved that team as well. But like I said…it was 11 years ago. Elway is gone. Cutler sucked. And the simple Broncos offense has been exposed by two rough and tumble defenses from the AFC North. Doesn’t surprise me that your Donko’s crumbled when they were faced with a real Donnybrook (donnybrook aka playing the Steelers and/or Ravens defense). It’s easy to play the Chiefs and Raiders twice a year hahahaha. Your team, your fans, and your division is a joke. The Chargers are taking your division whether you like it or not. And if it comes down to it, the Steelers have you in a tie breaker. What started off as such a “promising” season is going to end in shambles.

  19. To rydendonkeys: Wow, you must be a complete loser to say what you did in your post. LOL, I am very sorry that your miserable life sucks so bad that you can’t see facts when they smack you in the face. Records no not matter when you play in the Super Bowl, dipstick. The teams that got there got there for at least one reason–they beat everybody else. Don’t cry about it after the fact. And don’t cry about refs calls, you really come across as a whiner.
    I guess if I was a Broncos fan, I would be bummed out on a daily basis too. BTW the 98 Broncos couldn’t carry any of the Steeler’s championship team’s jockstraps! LMAO!!!
    And to Deb and a few others: I agree about Arians, and was completely mystified at the play calling in that 2 minute drill at the end. Plenty of time to throw the short to intermediate passes and move down the field. They have done that many times in the past. That is not to say they would have been successful since the offense was really flat all day long, but I would have taken the higher percentage gambles with almost 2 minutes left.

  20. Scomibord – remember the AFC Championship Game you moron, vs then Rookie QB Joe Flacco.
    As far as HOFs…
    Elway, Zimmerman, Sharpe and guys who would be had they played longer…
    Terrell Davis 2008 yards NFL MVP, Rod Smith, Steve Atwater, Tom Nalen.
    Rod, Atwater, and Davis still may get in.
    Everyone knows the Steeler got a ton of HOF players in because of the SB Wins, but how many are really deserving.
    The HOF is a total joke, the voters are moron east coast bias slugs to tired to watch games late on the west coast.
    The HOF is as big a joke as the Pro Bowl, and if anyone refers to the Pro Bowl as a sign of status of greatness punch them in the face for Vince Young.

  21. Scomibord, you got owned, shut up and leave.
    Steeler Lady – the 98 Broncos would crush any of your Steeler SB teams. HOF QB that goes out SB MVP. A 2008 yard rusher who was the NFL MVP. A HOF TE. And the best oline in the NFL.
    We won the 98 SB, then came back and won 13 straight, clinched home field, lost 2 meaningless games, then ran roughshod through the playoffs and won it back to back with if not the GOAT QB, a top 4 QB by anyone’s list. And a 2000 yard rusher who was the NFL MVP.
    Your last two rings are a joke.

  22. @Chin …
    Don’t be so hard on scomibord. If Donkey’s talking about our 6th ring and beating a rookie QB you assume is Flacco, why assume the Chargers and Cards references don’t mean Rivers and Warner? I’m sure they do. Donkey is no doubt typing his rambling manifesto while drowning his sorrows in a BIG bottle of cheap liquor. It’s tough being 6-0, getting a week 7 bye, then going 0-3. Like they say, reality bites.

  23. Wow…now your’e blasting the HOF b/c obviously not a lot of Donko’s are in there. I loved Steve Atwater as much as the next person, but him, Rod Smith, and unfortunately even Terrell Davis aren’t going to the HOF. Had they played longer…maybe…it’s noone elses fault but theres they couldn’t manager to produce a long career.
    Let me repeat this statement which really is the pure definition of idiocy.
    “Everyone knows the Steeler got a ton of HOF players in because of the SB Wins, but how many are really deserving.”
    THEY ARE DESERVING B/C OF THE SUPERBOWL WINS GENIUS!!!! THEY COMPRISED ONE OF THE GREATEST TEAMS OF ALL TIME….OF ANY SPORT!!!!!
    hahahaha….is the HOF supposed to ONLY induct people b/c of gawdy stats even though their teams never won a damn thing??? Or to induct the stars of a team who did something that no other team has done???
    Bradshaw had some great super bowl games, Franco Harris is one of the leading rushers of ALL TIME. Lynn Swann and John Stallworth are who made Bradshaw great. Mike Webster is one of the best centers of all time. Rocky Bleier, along with being a punishing back, is a FREAKING WAR HERO. Mel Blount was as physical DB you could get back then. His size and speed allowed him to cover ANYONE. I’m not even going to say anything about their LB’s and D-line (I shouldn’t have to…and you know it).
    Wow you are dumb….that high altitude is obviously depriving your already tiny, inbred brain of some much needed oxygen.

  24. Hey, gang?
    When did Shannon Sharpe make the Hall of Fame? Someone needs to tell the Hall because his name is still listed among the nominees who haven’t made it yet.

  25. To rydendonkeys: You just actually posted the following:
    “Everyone knows the Steeler got a ton of HOF players in because of the SB Wins, but how many are really deserving.”
    OMG. How many football games have you actually watched in your life? You do not have to be a Steeler fan to have a clue about the talent they have had on their team over the years.
    Wow, you just lost any credibility your ID may have had. Who will ever take anything you say seriously?
    YOU = DOPE

  26. I love how you picked out the one great Denver team. How convenient… Elway in his prime lost three SB’s before that… I’ll take Big Ben all day long. All f’n day long… he wins championships when he is young and able, and already has as many championships as donkey mouth. Please don’t discredit the XL SB run. True the Seahawks and the entire NFC was a joke that year, but defeating the surging Bengals, the Colts that broke every offensive record, and oh yeah you dick they defeated your hapless Broncos… in DENVER! I bet you’d say that Broncos team was the best of all time if they had gone on to beat the Seahawks. Do you really want to do the HOF contest? Big Ben, Polomalu, Ward sure fire HOF’ers. And coming up next is Harrison, Hampton and maybe Farrior, not to mention Dick Lebeau.

  27. Oh, Donkey, about the stuff you were spouting while you were, um “owning” scomibord …
    Bradshaw is also a HoF QB, was a league MVP, two-time Super Bowl MVP, and that team also won back-to-back Super Bowls … twice. No other QB has ever done that. EVER. And Bradshaw has NO Super Bowl losses.
    In addition to being the only NFL team to win four Super Bowls in six years with virtually the same starting lineup–all built from the draft–the team also won eight division titles.
    It was chosen by the NFL as the Team of the Decade. (Um, I believe the Cowboys were chosen the Team of the 90s, not your 98 Broncos.)
    Oops. I left Webster off the HoF list. That’s NINE Hall of Famers from that team, with at least two more players still in contention. And the coach was a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
    Like I said, I’m sure they’d be awed by the superiority of your 98 Broncs that could beat any championship Steeler team.

  28. RYDENDONKEYS-
    Since when does it matter who you beat in the playoffs or Super Bowl?
    It doesnt, as long as you win.
    Thats simply an absurd opinion.

  29. Mrogers18 – BigBen won Superbowl XL… huh…
    who threw the most TDs for the Steelers in that game? They freaking should have started Ward or Randel El at QB, they would have done better than your “HOF QB”, that’s for sure.
    And no way did that ball cross the plane.
    Yeah, you’re Steelers beat my Broncos in Denver, congrats, we won in Pittsburgh in 97 in that AFC Champ game.
    My overall point, I told you guys you all are overconfident, and if your D doesn’t score in the playoffs, they will lose, esp vs good competition and vs good QBs like Manning, Palmer and Brady.
    All I got was grief, but I was proven right this weekend.
    TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!

  30. To the intelligent folks here:
    No use wasting your time trying to educate rydendonkeys about the game of football. He is clearly clueless, stupid and a lost cause. He cannot possibly work his way out of what he said in his posts; there is no justification whatsoever for being so completely dumb, no matter who is your favorite team.
    It is OK to be a homer and like your team, but holy cow, don’t act like a moron when it comes to basic knowledge of the game of football or fail to give clearly superior players on other teams their proper due. Steelers HOF players, like everyone in the HOF, were not one-year wonders. The Steelers in particular were completely stacked with incredible talent in those years!! Sheesh!

  31. Rydenpeckers
    Why don’t you go hang with your HOF TE Mushmouth. Then ya’ll can relive the “Glory Year”
    Deb got you prettygood

  32. Kravon – it doesn’t matter who you played, you got the ring. Nothing will take that away.
    But, when I see Steeler fans going bonkers thinking they are way better than they really are, I am happy to remind them that the euphoria of beating down an 8-8 team that got into the playoffs only because another bad team choked, and even worse team couldn’t handle a onside kick is something to keep in mind.
    Then in the next game they beat a Rookie QB deer in headlights, and even that was a close game going into the 4th qtr, in fact, the Steelers barely beat them that year earlier on the goalline catch.
    Then they beat the 9-7 Cards, a team that got hot at the right time, again, with a def touchdown scored.
    If the Steeler D don’t score, they will lose vs good QBs that don’t turn the ball over.
    Manning, Brady, Palmer, and Flacco 2.0

  33. Deb, Bradshaw was getting booed at home, and was borderline benched alot of those years.
    A career passing rating just over 70. 1-1 TD – int ratio.
    Ok ok, it was a different era, DBS could be WAY more physical, it was a different game clearly.
    But noone in their right mind would compare Elway carrying 3 teams on his back to the Superbowl, then winning two, to Bradshaw and his team of admittedly HOFs all over the place to SB wins, sometimes, despite him
    Speaking of winning Superbowls despite your QB….
    I present SB XL.

  34. Wow Donkey you should be ashamed of yourself..You apparently dont know football at all.. lol@you throwing out a bunch of HOF Wannabe names.. lol Who do you think the 98 broncos looked up too..lol i would bet it would be the 70’s Steelers…SMH you dumb s.o.b..By the way.. Our D scored one td against Denver.. the rest was BEN.crackhead.Then again denver isnt much to compare too.The Cincy game was a battle of defenses..neither of them let anyone in the endzone..only special teams got one.You really should watch a Steeler game..Minus 2 games Ben was ranked in the top 3 in qb passing and passer percentage..
    I cant believe people still crying over Bens bad Superbowl game in XL..lol he is the youngest to EVER play in the Superbowl..that plays alot in ones mind.. the D did win that game but thats what a complete team does.. when one falters another picks it up..( sorta like Terrell having to help Elway get over that hill). Ben n the offense returned the favor last yr when the D gave up the go ahead td n Ben n Co drove the field for TOUCHDOWN!
    Go concentrate on the broncos.. they jus lost to one of the most struggling teams in the league.

  35. @the donkey …
    TOLD YOU SO!!!!!! ???
    Omigosh, what are you–13? ROFL Good grief.
    @Michael David Smith …
    Yes, I should stop engaging the wackadoodles and get back to work 🙂
    But seriously: Do you get a Hall of Fame vote? If so, please take another look at Donnie Shell’s stats. Five-time Pro Bowler, four-time All Pro, retired with 51 career INTs from the strong safety position. Tackle stats weren’t kept then, but just compare that INT stat to other safeties in the hall. The man earned serious consideration. Thanks.

  36. I will take a win against anyone in the playoffs and Superbowl –
    Flacco
    Your mom
    Warner
    Mr. T
    Chuck Norris
    Paula Deen
    David Beckham
    Rivers
    Mario Lopez
    and if you disagree, well I think you have already proven your intelligence here so no need for me to call you names.
    Doesnt matter to me as long as they win.

  37. scomibord -ummm yea ur not exactly showing off your intelligence huh?
    The rookie he was referring to was Flacco!!
    Did you forget about that game? He was referring to probably one of the WEAKEST super bowl runs in history. I am a Ravens fan and i can admit that we were VERY fortunate to even be in the AFC championship game last year with a rookie QB and rookie head coach.

  38. Deb,
    when I ref’d Steelers in the HOF, my specific target there are the WRs. Swann’s catch in Miami being replayed into our brains over and over was great, but you look at those numbers…
    That is why it took him and Stallworth so long to get in.
    I don’t have a vote, and they are in, but barely.
    Now look at the # of Broncos enshrined…
    Two real Broncos, one of which only played 4 years for us.
    Again, the HOF is a joke.
    STEELER LADY,
    Like I said, vs quality QBs like Manning, Brady, Palmer, maybe Flacco 2.0…
    The Steelers are in trouble. I still think Flacco will throw picks vs the Steelers D.
    Orton threw those picks because he isn’t on caliber with those other QBs.
    QBs like them make better split second decisions under pressure and are more accurate, and have better WRs and will be able to react to the Steelers blitz packages without turning the ball over.
    If the Steelers D doesn’t score, they will lose vs quality QBs.

  39. No way do the Pittsburgh Refs screw up two games in a row. Last week was a mistake, and I’m sure Goodell and Piereia gave them an earful for it. Without a doubt, they’ll make sure to do their jobs properly this time.
    Add that to the fact that they’re playing KC, which is usually able to kill their own drives and get LEGIT penalties (as in without the Refs having to make new ones up), and you have a recipe for a blowout. No need to play Polamalu, let him rest.

  40. Look I’m not going to have a battle of wits with unarmed asses. I really dont give a flying f%@k about the AFC. Black & Gold Superbowl(Not Steeler Black & Gold either). Who Dat!!!

  41. Pitt has allowed 9 total passing td’s this season to these quarterbacks
    Collins
    Culpepper
    Palmer twice
    Favre
    Cutler
    Anderson
    Rivers
    Cant complain

  42. rydendonkeys, you are making me laugh so hard over here! Now you said:
    “If the Steelers D doesn’t score, they will lose vs quality QBs.”
    Go back and look at the boxscore from 10/4/09, when the Steelers played the Chargers. I don’t see any scores by the Steeler defense, I see a big Steeler win, and I see they won against a quality QB. Rivers is currently 6th in total passing yards in the league, and the Chargers are now tied with your team.
    You should just STFU because you are digging your “dummy grave” even deeper with every post. It is completely laughable for you to consider yourself a knowledgeable football fan. Too late, pal you blew it with your own posts.

  43. kravon says:
    November 17, 2009 3:53 PM
    I will take a win against anyone in the playoffs and Superbowl –
    Flacco
    Your mom
    Warner
    Mr. T
    Chuck Norris
    Paula Deen
    David Beckham
    Rivers
    Mario Lopez
    and if you disagree, well I think you have already proven your intelligence here so no need for me to call you names.
    Doesnt matter to me as long as they win.
    ————————————————–
    LMAO Post of the day!
    @ humpingdonkeys – Man,you are an ass!

  44. No one here has a crystal ball and you are NFL no nothings. You know nothing & what you think does not matter because it is merely conjecture. You will have to wait to Feb to see who wins the SB and all other conversation is just a waste of time. I know this, it has been pointed out numerous times in other threads.
    So let’s just shut down this damn site, go back to work and not have any more fun again, ever.
    That is all.

  45. footballrulz says:
    No one here has a crystal ball and you are NFL no nothings. You know nothing & what you think does not matter because it is merely conjecture. You will have to wait to Feb to see who wins the SB and all other conversation is just a waste of time. I know this, it has been pointed out numerous times in other threads.
    So let’s just shut down this damn site, go back to work and not have any more fun again, ever.
    That is all.
    ____________________________________
    Classic, Rulz. Just classic. I only hope your intended target gets to see that. That’s absolutely hilarious.
    For the rest of you: F— the Refs (Steelers)!

  46. Floriohatestheravens…
    Steeler fan here. I also think you were lucky to be in that AFC Championship game, but regardless or having a rookie QB

  47. Floriohatestheravens…
    Steeler fan here. I also believe that Baltimore was fortunate to be in the AFC championship last year. But even with a rookie QB (Steelers were in the same exact position a couple years before), the rest of the team was playing great football. The defense was playing 10x better than they are this year, Flacco wasn’t making big mistakes, and you were running the ball with 3 quality backs. When you’re able to do all of those things, it doesn’t matter if I’m the coach on the sidelines. You guys had a great run in the playoffs. Maybe I’m just surprised to hear a Ravens fan say they were lucky.
    Weakest SB runs in history?? Really?? So I guess you think you’re own team was a pushover? It’s a whole NEW season once the playoffs start. The teams that make the playoffs are there b/c they won enough in the prior 17 weeks to be there. Records are out the window (Arizona a perfect example). You just have to make sure the team pulls it together and plays quality football. Having Larry Fitzgerald make 3-4 highlight reel catches per game helps as well LOL. I will admit, I thought the SB was a lame matchup, but ended up being a fairly interesting game. I would have much rather played the Giants or somebody just for entertainment purposes. But that’s not how it plays out. You can’t say that Arizona didn’t deserve to be in the SB, just like you can’t say Baltimore didn’t deserve to be in the championship game. They did what they needed to do weeks 1-17 to get to the post season. Then beat some of the best teams in their conference to advance each week.
    To each his own I guess, but if you go by that logic, when the Steelers won in 2005 against Seattle, their playoff run that year was one of the MOST exiciting SB runs in history winning 3 games on the road to advance.

  48. ryden-man-pole – are referring to the FANTASY hall of fame? Like the Broncos’ defense never scored a touchdown to help your team win along the way?
    beer cheese soup – you’re just mad cuz favre styled on your team twice this year.
    I love how people try to compare quarterbacks to one another….there is no scientifically valid way to compare quarterbacks unless you give each one the same offensive linemen, running backs/running game, wide receivers, coaching staff, defense, and special teams. You can digest numbers all day long but you will never compare apples to apples.

  49. @i’m president charlie! …
    Oh is that what the Beer Cheese guy is? A Pack fan? Well, bless his heart! My friend footballrulz is a Pack fan and he’s a really cool guy. But this Beer Cheese Soup person is so bitter. (Shh … he’s one of those strange demented people who thinks the NFL is a Big Conspiracy that fixes games just for us). So sad. Well, you know the saying … Soup to Nuts. Guess when Brett left he went downhill fast, poor thing. tsk-tsk.

  50. Vox’s Mommy says:
    ..when the Steelers won in 2005 against Seattle…
    ____________________________________
    Sorry, they still didn’t win that game. Well, the Steelers didn’t anyway. The OTHER Pittsburgh team, the ones with the striped uniforms.. THEY beat Seattle. Let’s give the credit where it’s due, they worked hard for that win after all.

    i’m president charlie! says:
    beer cheese soup – you’re just mad cuz favre styled on your team twice this year.
    ____________________________________
    While you’re right, I’m not happy at all that the Vikings swept and humiliated us like they did, I fail to see how you draw any connection between that and my undying hate for the Steelers and their team of referees. Please share.

  51. Deb says:
    Oh is that what the Beer Cheese guy is? A Pack fan? Well, bless his heart! Shh … he’s one of those strange demented people who thinks the NFL is a Big Conspiracy that fixes games just for us.
    ____________________________________
    Yes Virginia, I am a Pack fan. Someone named Beer Cheese Soup (a local food specialty in Wisconsin) is probably NOT likely to be a Dolphins fan. Just a thought.
    As for the conspiracy, nearly every non-Steeler fan that watches your games agrees with me. You can ignore the obvious, looking through your nice new shiny bandwagon goggles, but I can’t.
    Go ahead and bring the hate if it makes you feel better. I can take it. Lord knows I have been all season with the way my team has played.

  52. Deb – this beer cheese soup guy is just another disgruntled nfl fan that comes to troll steelers’ fans b/c he is jealous or delusional. he’s probably been treated like an inmate that dropped the soap during shower time from the vikings fans all season.
    Beer Cheese Soup – it must really suck watching and trying to enjoy the nfl for what it is by always thinking that the refs have an agenda. Why dont you just go watch another sport then? btw nice win over the cowboys….your team made me some money beating the spread.

  53. Beer Cheese
    Please don’t try to convince Deb that there is any kind of bias in favor of the Steelers. It’s like trying to convince an official not to give Big Ben every call. I tried it in a previous thread, and she comes out of left field comparing me to Charles Manson because she can’t come up with any competent, rational arguments. Not a lot of brains there, but quite an imagination. Don’t waste your time.

  54. beercheesesoup….
    Well lucky for you the ref’s get to help the Steelers lay a whooping on your shambles of a team in just a few weeks here. Don’t worry sweetheart. Your time’s coming.

  55. @Beer Cheese Soup to Nuts … I’ve been a diehard Steelers Fan since before Bubby Brister was happy as sh*t and no one but no one was throwing games to get the losing Steelers within whiffing distance of a Super Bowl. So you can shove the cute bandwagon rhetoric.
    As for your name, it’s not a Wisconsin-centric world, so haven’t seen your menus. I do know many fans of teams other than the Steelers who don’t believe the gods and the NFL are conspiring to see that we win. Most people are relatively sane. But the insane assume everyone is like them … thus you believe nearly every non-Steeler agrees with you.
    Now, here’s what I really honest-to-goodness think about the PFT people harping on this subject: Yes, we’ve had bad calls go for us. And we’ve had bad calls go against us–even in Super Bowls. If you watched EVERY Steeler game, including SBXL, you’d find bad calls for AND against us. That’s life in the NFL.There were bad calls that went against us in SBXXX, and that loss broke my heart. Did I spend years crying about those calls? No. Because. I. Don’t. Whine. When I read PFT, I get the feeling there are a lot of spoiled people here who’ve never faced hardships. So when teams other than theirs win, it MUST be because they cheated or the refs did it yada yada. Well, I’ve had to fight through a lot of hard times and smiled doing it. To me all that whining is not only unsportsmanlike, it’s weak, shameful … and unmanly.
    Truthfully, it’s hard for me to believe any sane person actually thinks the NFL is throwing games. So you’re all basically BS’ing about a winning team, and if it’s not us, it’s the Pats. Yeah, yeah, yeah Bill filmed people when he shouldn’t have. No argument–I don’t like him either. But that’s a heckuva team and they win because they’re a heckuva team. The people who call them “Cheatriots” are jealous just like the people who rag on us.
    Commentators know a lot of fans of other teams love to hate the Steelers so they use every opportunity to stir the pot so people will log on and tune in to help make them more $$$$. During the Denver game Jaws complained about a holding call on Denver against Harrison. Chuckie pointed out that it was a definite hold, but Jaws could only say he’s seen a lot of times when they didn’t call it. So that makes it a bad call? It’s a real penalty but many times they don’t call it. Uh-huh. He was pot-stirring for people like you. And like lemmings running over the cliff, you all just follow the lead. Don’t talk to me about bandwagons. Try watching the game with the sound off and see how many times Harrison was held and no flags were thrown. But no, that would require you to be objective, wouldn’t it? You guys are just cloaking bitterness, whininess, and pettiness is big talk about objectivity and concern for the integrity of the game. Most of you couldn’t manage to display any real integrity if your lives depended on it.
    So that’s how I see it Soup to Nuts. No hate to you personally. Just disgust at coming into PFT and finding so many whiners. I enjoy the kind of banter we had with the Donkey Boy. But bad sports and sore losers masquerading as conspiracy theorists? They’re about as appealing as a bug sandwich.
    Speech over.

  56. Vox’s Mommy says:
    beercheesesoup….
    Well lucky for you the ref’s get to help the Steelers lay a whooping on your shambles of a team in just a few weeks here. Don’t worry sweetheart. Your time’s coming.
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    I’m more than aware of that. It’s okay. At least we won’t face them in the playoffs, that’s where things get REALLY bad. We’ll lose that game of course, but at least it won’t end our season.
    Majik Man says:
    Beer Cheese
    Please don’t try to convince Deb that there is any kind of bias in favor of the Steelers. It’s like trying to convince an official not to give Big Ben every call. I tried it in a previous thread, and she comes out of left field comparing me to Charles Manson because she can’t come up with any competent, rational arguments. Not a lot of brains there, but quite an imagination. Don’t waste your time.
    ____________________________________
    Okay. Thanks for the heads up.

  57. @i’m president charlie …
    Thanks for the warning. I’ve seen Soup to Nuts post the same nonsense on other threads. Should have stopped short of throwing pearls before swine–especially given the oinkfest I just endured with Majik Man. But I have an aversion to whining hate-filled little boys who can’t take losses like adult men and women … well, like most of us took ours on Sunday.
    A word about Majik Man Manson:
    Another Soup to Nuts … Vikes fan obsessed with Steelers and apparently with me. Clueless about music lore so he doesn’t get that the Heart song “Magic Man” is rumored to be about Charles Manson (even when I tell him). When it walks and talks like a certifiable lunatic … gee, the comparison seems appropriate. Has no humor chip. Knows nothing about football beyond a collection of well-known controversial plays that he expects me to “prove” were not “fixed” by the refs. Try to provide rational arguments and he rejects them without consideration. Typical conspiracy theorist only toss in the chauvenistic determination to bend the little woman to his not-so-manly ways. If she can’t turn her mind into a bowl of spaghetti to match his, then she must be an idiot.
    Totally delusional. Do not engage.

  58. Deb
    It’s not that I didn’t get the Heart reference, it just wasn’t funny. I have a “humor chip,” but there is a line between humor and, well, whatever it is that you’re attempting. I also strive to be a decent person, which means I do my best not to laugh at the handicapped… err mentally challenged.
    I do find it funny, however, that you’re able to assess that I have no knowledge of football based upon our one conversation. And that you’re also able to judge me as a chauvinistic (correct spelling), mind bending spaghetti chef. Yep, you read me like a book. ( A book is one of those things with a whole bunch of pieces of paper with words on them in between 2 covers.)
    And never once have I claimed a game to be “fixed” by the refs. I have only ever said, and clarified repeatedly, that the refs tend to lean in the direction of the Black and Gold. Twisted words and gold lenses aside, any sane, logical person should be able to see this. Which explains why you’re having such a tough time grasping the concept.

  59. @Majik Manson …
    Ah, yes “chauvinist”–one of those words I frequently misspell. I’m always trying to give it an “e” it doesn’t want … sort of like you giving me your unwanted attention. We all have words like that. I don’t spend a lot of time proofing my PFT posts and doubt you want me to start proofing yours. I have no problem admitting my mistakes. It would make your tiny head explode.
    Hey to Squeaky.

  60. Deb
    I don’t proofread much either, but when I see a little red squiggly line under a word, that means it’s spelled wrong, and I fix it.
    As far as obsession, not only are you constantly replying to every one of my posts, even after saying you’re done multiple times, but then you go on other posts and continue talking about me, as was witnessed the other day. I’d be willing to bet you’re still talking about me on that month old post.
    I have also pointed out my mistakes in the past, such as mistaking you for an intelligent human being, and mistakenly thinking you had an ounce of common sense.
    Why are you even talking to me on this thread, anyway? I wasn’t talking to you, and had zero desire to get into another futile argument with you. I was just giving my fellow level headed PFT’er a heads up as to your ignorance. You are clearly attempting to make up for a lack of attention in your personal life by drawing attention to yourself on multiple PFT threads, making asinine comparisons and clinging to dreadfully humorless jokes. Your time would be better spent in a psychiatrists office, or match.com if you can’t pry yourself away from your computer for 5 minutes, which appears to be the case judging by all of your posts.
    Have to go now pumpkin, some of us have work to do. No need to respond, as I won’t be reading it and you’ve already subjected everyone else to more than enough of your mind numbing nonsense.

  61. @Majik Manson …
    Wow … so you don’t just follow me to the thread where my friends and I talk about the jackasses we meet on PFT? You follow all my posts. Sad. Just sad. Don’t you have anything else to do? Suppose not. Poor thing.
    Hey to Clem.

  62. Oh, btw, all the spelling and punctuation aids are turned off in my computer. The spelling, grammar, and punctuation in my posts come out of my head. And they’re usually right.

  63. I wasn’t going to respond to you, but after reading what you wrote, I can’t refrain. I’m not following you, you pathetic, wishful loser. That’s not what I said. I was reading the posts and saw my friend Beer Cheese wasting his time on trying to reason with you, and gave him a heads up.
    Seriously, are you retarded, or are you just that much of a drama queen that you need to make up ridiculous stories. I was kind of joking about the attention deficit you suffer from, but I’m starting to realize I was frighteningly correct. Please seek help.

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