Recent Comments by Steel_Town

The USA gold rush is on....

He wasn't an "unknown" to the wrestling world. He is considered to be the future of USA wrestling. But he was not expected to take home the gold in his first olympics at the age of 21. Most olympic wrestlers don't come into their own until their late twenties. The thread kinda spoiled it for me since I didn't get to see his last too matches. I was worried because he didn't look dominant in the two matches I saw last night. Glad to here he pulled it out. I will have to watch the matches online today at work.

posted by Steel_Town at 09:15 AM on August 20

The USA gold rush is on....

"I think I speak for everyone outside of America when I say NOBODY CARES!"

Then why did you read a thread called "The USA Goldrush Is On"? I understand that the American Olympic results may not interest you. So, just don't read the FPP. The fact is, you choose what converstations (or threads) to take part in. If you are not interested move on instead of telling people to talk about something else.

"The supposed greatest democracy in the world is being beaten by communists. HAHAHA!" Did you say something about a distinct lack of class?

posted by Steel_Town at 08:59 AM on August 20

First Class?

The first class got it right.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:12 PM on June 30

Mike Piazza decides to retire after 16 seasons

You still need to lift weights even if you are on steroids. If you don't work out you just get fat.

posted by Steel_Town at 10:29 AM on May 21

Rangers forward Avery Hospitalized

He did get rocked at one point and flipped over. I hope he recovers to further annoy everyone in the league.

posted by Steel_Town at 03:00 PM on April 30

Georges Laraque goes more than the extra mile

I can remember seeing him pass pizzas out to students waiting for tickets, and Passing out food at thanksgiving, in particular. But Debo is right, he is always in the news her in Pittsburgh for helping out the local charities. Get out the brooms WWGRD

posted by Steel_Town at 03:15 PM on April 29

Iron City Blues

I'm actually coming out of my boycott this year because the Buccos actually invested in some of their talent this offseason. They didn't hand out crazy Jason Kendall-like contracts. With new management all the way up the line and what looks to be like some sound investing, they just might turn the corner in the next few years. As long as it looks like management is trying to improve the team, I will pay to see them play.

posted by Steel_Town at 08:57 AM on March 31

Cup blueprints uncovered at Hall of Fame

As an engineer, I would love to get my hands on a copy of that for my office.

posted by Steel_Town at 09:55 AM on March 28

Steeler announcing great dies at 79

We'll miss ya Myron. What a shame, he defined Steelers broadcasts for so long. I will never forget "this is Myron Cope on sports."

posted by Steel_Town at 08:41 AM on February 28

Barefootin'!

Good on him. Nice story. Seemed like an appropriate way to raise awareness. Although, appropriateness is objective.

posted by Steel_Town at 02:47 PM on January 25

1988, Year of the Card

I believe the '87s were the wooden background ones, and '86 had the thick black bar with team name at the top. Think Barry bonds rookie for 86. '88 also featured a McGwire all-star rookie card which I should have sold.

posted by Steel_Town at 11:26 AM on January 16

Adam "Pacman" Jones

"Wow, another notch in the crime-belt of Pac." Actually, I don't think the authorities have even issued a warrant yet. Seems to me this really doesn't hold much water. I think it is an attemp to further smear Mr. Jones for some reason.

posted by Steel_Town at 11:20 AM on January 16

Adam "Pacman" Jones

I find it hard to believe that an NFL player failed at numerous attempts to lunge and inflict bodily harm. The Best blockers in the NFL can't hold a block forever but somehow the Strip club security was able to fend off Pacman and his entorauge through numerous attempts. Maybe those guys should try out for the Falcons. Something wreaks of shenanigans here.

posted by Steel_Town at 08:42 AM on January 16

Double Amputee Can't Run in Beijing Olympics

The difference Fly is that all of those examples you gave are available to everyone. Not everyone can put those blades on their legs. If they do infact offer a mechanical advantage, then it is not fair. "Some individuals with the legs Oscar has can barely get around, let alone run." This has nothing to do with competition. I'm very happy for the guy, but I have to agree with the decision.

posted by Steel_Town at 02:48 PM on January 14

Seattle defeats Washington,

The Steelers blew it. I know the refs had some bad calls, but you can't throw three interceptions and expect to win. Ben is a stand up guy, and he took the brunt of the blame, as he should, so don't bring up past comments by the guy that you clearly can't comprehend.

posted by Steel_Town at 11:18 AM on January 07

Ice Bowl is one for the ages

I will be interested to see, when the ratings come out, how this game fared Vs. the college bowl games. I have a hunch it did well. The game got a lot more media coverage than I had expected. The only things I didn't like was that NBC who covers football all winter couldn't manage to cover hockey outside, and the constant in-your-face Crosby promoting. I am a huge fan, but his play really speaks for its self. On the other hand, my favorite part was that they asked the Americans to do like the Canadians and sing along during the National Anth... I mean "God Bless America".

posted by Steel_Town at 09:32 AM on January 03

Patriots are perfect 16-0

Although I hate them, Congrats to NE and their fans, what a great season. And here's to the Steelers revenge tour. Jacksonville and NE better watch out (Please note that this opinion is bases solely on hopes and dreams).

posted by Steel_Town at 12:34 PM on December 31

Records in sight after Patriots move to 15-0

"No. Why is everybody including the bookies on this? The issue is ROSE. If Rose had a certain pitcher pitching that he felt could NOT win the game than why would he bet on them to win? i will give you it sent a message to vegas that Rose was not confident of a win but unless there is concrete proof that Rose somehow pulled a player that would had normally played or threw the game in some way there is no argument." Exactly. Who cares what Rose's bookie knew or didn't know as long as Rose wasn't throwing games. As far as I know, the only evidence against Rose is his own shady confessions and the testimony of a shaky-at-best witness.

posted by Steel_Town at 11:52 AM on December 28

Records in sight after Patriots move to 15-0

See B10, we do agree on something. Not exactly but close. Cause I think the Debate over right or wrong is different than the debate over the hall of fame.

posted by Steel_Town at 11:45 AM on December 28

Records in sight after Patriots move to 15-0

I guess we will just have to Disagree LBB. It really comes down to how severe the public thinks the cheating was. Personally I think it was more than just you can't film from here. The guy was on the opposing teams sidlines, mere feet from the defensive coaches. That is akin to sending a camera man into the other teams dugout. But, I guess only time will tell who is right. B10, though I tend to agree with you on the Pete Rose issue, I have learned that the public seems to be on another page. Apparently it is the "Cardinal rule" in baseball that you are not to gamble on baseball. If I was writing the rulebook, the cardinal rule would be: don't cheat, but, I did not write the book.

posted by Steel_Town at 03:11 PM on December 27

Records in sight after Patriots move to 15-0

Yes, I see a difference. My point was that they will not be forgotten, not that they are the same thing. I don't think it is okay to lie or cheat just a little and I doubt that I am the only one that feels this way. I'm not taking anything away from what they have accomplished, but do you honestly think after all the talk this year "Spygate" will just disappear in a few years. Is your memory that bad that you, are going to forget all about it?

posted by Steel_Town at 02:18 PM on December 27

Records in sight after Patriots move to 15-0

B10, I checked out your profile, you seem a bit biased yourself. The only thing I hate about Brady and the Pats, is that Brady is not a Steeler. If you don't like Pittsburgh so much then go back to Detroit, the crime rate alone probably has people waiting in line to get in. As for my comparison, you all can sit here and play semantics all you want. I think we are all smart enough to understand what I was saying. I showed a few sports scandals that have not been forgotten. It is my opinion that this years scandals will be no different. Bonds and Clemens will be tied to steroids and the Pats, more specifically BB, will be tied to (cringe) "Spygate".

posted by Steel_Town at 12:23 PM on December 27

Records in sight after Patriots move to 15-0

...in the grand scheme of things the records, the rings and the reps will all be in tact. The crying about them cheating will only be remembered by the people who didn't want to see them win. Do you mean like how everyone forgot about the Black Sox scandal several years later? Or how about how Maris played more games? And everyone remembers Pete Rose as the guy with the most hits ever, right? What the Pats are doing is amazing, and I am glad I get a chance to see it, but they were caught cheating and most fans are going to remember that in conjuction with the possible perfect season.

posted by Steel_Town at 09:31 AM on December 27

Schilling Calls Out The Rocket

Clemens has been accused of wrongdoing. Should the mere fact of the accusation be enough for him to have to surrender his baseball honors? No. but it sure doesn't look good. He was accused by the same trainer that was right about Petite.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:40 PM on December 20

Schilling Calls Out The Rocket

Clemens didn't break the home run record. Is it really that difficult to see that when comparing Bonds and Clemens? Not to mention, Bonds was one of one earlier this year, now Clemens is one of 96 or so.

posted by Steel_Town at 10:26 AM on December 20

Barry Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction charges

He is not on trial for doing steroids, he is on trial for Perjury and Obstruction of Justice. Stop saying he is a scapegoat.

posted by Steel_Town at 08:33 AM on November 16

Fence, I, and maybe a few other SpoFites, are officially proud new owners of a bouncing baby football club.

How do I get involved in Pittsburgh, Pa, USA?

posted by Steel_Town at 01:04 PM on November 13

Tampa Bay Rays Cast Out the Devil

I believe devil ray is an accepted term in Tampa. It is used as a monicar for Manta Ray due to the way it looks.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:32 PM on November 09

Tampa Bay Rays Cast Out the Devil

My apologies, I heard about this much earlier in the year and thought it was already implemented. I do believe jerseygirl is right and they have been unofficially using the "Rays" name this year.

posted by Steel_Town at 09:38 AM on November 09

Tampa Bay Rays Cast Out the Devil

This is a very old story. They were the Rays all year this year and had the new unis.

posted by Steel_Town at 06:51 AM on November 09

Video Surfaces of Joey Porter-Levi Jones Fight

I could be wrong but is it not complete ignorance to thow out the actual history and meaning of something (Little Black Sambo in this instance) and say "it means this now 'cause I say so". Quit putting words in peoples mouths and minds. I am sick and tired of people telling me or anyone else what they "really mean" when they say something. Who the hell are you rcade and LBB to tell someone what they mean by their use of the word thug?

posted by Steel_Town at 01:31 PM on October 16

Sport is killing the planet

Agreed JJ. I don't think he did much research. I once read in a trade mag that courses in Arizona, USA use more than 1,000,000 gals. a day. All that water is draining the Colorado River, for what?

posted by Steel_Town at 11:47 AM on October 16

Sport is killing the planet

Although this really isn't a high priority for the world, the writer hits the nail on the head. I've worked on a private course before and the amount of chemicals put into the earth are frightening. The course lies on the highest point in the county so it is only logical to assume that all of these chemicals end up at the bottom of the hill in the creek that runs past my house. I often see kids fishing and playing in the water and I just wonder if thier parents even know whats going on.

posted by Steel_Town at 09:17 AM on October 16

The jobs you don't see on your TV.

When I was in high school and shortly thereafter, I worked on the Oakmont grounds crew. Although it is a stinky job it does have its perks. Over the years I got to meet several famous people but that was not my favorite part. When there was a tournement (often times we would help at other courses also) all you needed to get in was your uniform. Not only did we get in for free but when it got crowded we would simply hop over to the other side of the rope or even go from hole to hole in a golf cart. Once at a celebrety tourny I made Matt Lauer ride in the bed of a truck (I didn't recognize him or I wouldn't have made him do that). All in all I discovered that the Celebreties, especially the athletes seemed to appreciate the work we put in. In fact, more often than not it was the most well to do celebs that treated us the best.

posted by Steel_Town at 07:41 AM on October 11

Nate DiMeo's Plan to Save the NHL

Thank you weedy, someone had to say it. This is a direct slap in the face of the fans. I have been a rabid pens fan my whole life. I hate the Flyers, Devils and Rangers in that order. It would be possible for my favorite team to fold, or rivalries may disappear for years, decades or forever. This is the single dumbest idea I have heard yet to fix the NHL.

posted by Steel_Town at 03:19 PM on October 05

Most Popular NFL Teams (in Order): Cowboys, Colts, Steelers, Packers

The reason there are so many out of town Steeler fans is because of the econonmy. The Steel, manufacturing and similar industries went down hill. People had to move or go to school.

posted by Steel_Town at 12:22 PM on October 04

Rockets fine Yao Ming for attending Special Olympics opening ceremony

The Rockets were probably mad cause he wore baggy jeans to the Special Olympics. This is great for the Rockets and NBA's image.

posted by Steel_Town at 07:52 AM on October 04

Most Popular NFL Teams (in Order): Cowboys, Colts, Steelers, Packers

I've yet to find a team that doesn't have a solid hard core group of fans that support them through thick and thin I have to agree with this.

posted by Steel_Town at 02:04 PM on October 03

Most Popular NFL Teams (in Order): Cowboys, Colts, Steelers, Packers

Brett Keisel got the away crowd to get louder on third down during last weeks game. When have you ever seen the visiting team hype the crowd.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:41 PM on October 03

Most Popular NFL Teams (in Order): Cowboys, Colts, Steelers, Packers

Apoch, I think in Pittsburgh, Dallas and Greenbay we difine a bad season as: A season when the team doesn't go to the Playoffs. How about before the 70's, the Steelers stunk but people still went to Forbes field to watch them. I can only speak for Pittsburgh with confidence, but Steeler fans are core fans. There are very few fairwether fans. Infact, if you live in a major city there is probably a Steeler bar in your town.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:31 PM on October 03

Most Popular NFL Teams (in Order): Cowboys, Colts, Steelers, Packers

I don't think steelerbroad meant that those teams are the only ones with "true fans". Of course other teams have true fans. I think she means that a large percentage of the fanbase in those cities are not fairweather fans. Those 3 teams will always be near the top of these type of polls.

posted by Steel_Town at 10:18 AM on October 03

And now come the lawyers ...

Holland and The Netherlands are not the same thing. Holland is a province.

posted by Steel_Town at 10:48 AM on October 01

Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL.

I was just explaining why they don't have as much bargaining power. They are not part of the union with the players. They are not members of any union, they are management. Thats why they have no power to negotiate with the commish.

posted by Steel_Town at 03:18 PM on September 20

Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL.

Coaches don't have CBAs they are management.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:40 PM on September 20

Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL.

I can't figure out how you're seeing an observation that the man is socially awkward as a "spirited defense". Really, I can't. Could we consider this a spirited defense of an observation?

posted by Steel_Town at 10:56 AM on September 20

Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL.

You shouldn't criticize someone who's socially awkward for being socially awkward. How about criticizing someone for not doing part of their job very well? Coaches are contractually obligated by the NFL to participate in the Post Game Press confrences. Second. So BB is socially akward. Well maybe its time he puts on his big boy pants, quits pouting, and answers the questions. He picked a job that puts him in the public eye. If he is socially akward then he needs to get over himself learn how to do a press confrence. Its his job.

posted by Steel_Town at 10:01 AM on September 20

Patriots Caught Taping Jets Defensive Signals, May Lose Draft Picks

Once again kire you are right. I compared one the greatest dynasties of all time getting caught cheating to one of the greatest HR hitters of all time getting caught cheating. How on earth did I connect the two. Thank goodness itelligent people like you are here to point out that the two are totally different. I'm sorry that crazy analogy got lost on you. One thing you are right about is that this won't make them a terrible team. But it does make you question a few close games. How many superbowls were one by 3 points or less?

posted by Steel_Town at 03:03 PM on September 12

Patriots Caught Taping Jets Defensive Signals, May Lose Draft Picks

Your right Kire, no one remembers the steroid allegations against Bonds and no one feels his HR record is tainted. Athiest, Why enforce any rules then? Just let each team protect itself. Hell, if someone punches your quarterback in balls after the play just give him a warning, its the O-lines job to protect him at all times right? Once again, if knowing the opponents plays doesn't help why is everyone trying to do it? And Again... it is against the rules to use a recording device on the field. There are a number of ways you can try to steal signals but a camera is not one of them. Face it. They cheated and they got caught. there is no justification.

posted by Steel_Town at 02:22 PM on September 12

Patriots Caught Taping Jets Defensive Signals, May Lose Draft Picks

Just like no one rembered steroid allegations from several years ago when Bonds broke the HR record.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:49 PM on September 12

Patriots Caught Taping Jets Defensive Signals, May Lose Draft Picks

Steeler girl, Pajamas would be an improvement to his usual I-live-under-a-bridge attire. You see, homeless people usually don't own pajamas.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:29 PM on September 12

Patriots Caught Taping Jets Defensive Signals, May Lose Draft Picks

Thank you debo. I don't get all of the excuses I keep reading. It doesn't matter if you think everyone should be allowed to steal signals by any means necessary. They were warned not to do it again and they did. Its cheating they got a pass the first time and now they are going to pay the piper. There are a number of ways you can try to pick of the other teams signals, but sending your own cameraman over to film the opposing teams coaches is not one of them. It is illegal, the league has said so (so don't go reading the rules folks it's already been said) and now Pats have tainted their dynasty a little.

posted by Steel_Town at 01:26 PM on September 12

Patriots Caught Taping Jets Defensive Signals, May Lose Draft Picks

I still don't see what the problem is. Teams all know that the other team is going to try to steal their signs. Of course other teams are trying to steal signals. But they aren't allowed to use cameras to do so. What your saying is like comparing using steroids to lifting weights. Why is everybody so mad at the east german swim team, I mean everyone is trying to get stronger?

posted by Steel_Town at 11:52 AM on September 12

Mike Nolan scores one for the suit.

they should be appropriate to the occasion. Correct. They should dress appropriate to the occasion. Did your high school coach dress up? Probably. They may have even made you wear ties on gameday. But for some reason in college and the pro's this goes out the window. The head coach who is supposed to be the leader should not look like the guy begging for change in front of the stadium. I agree that this is a minor issue but since it was posted we might as well talk about it. I don't know how much it would help the way the game is seen but I know it can't hurt.

posted by Steel_Town at 12:29 PM on September 10

Mike Nolan scores one for the suit.

Do you guys have a link to that Bellichick story? That would make me actually change my position on his sideline attire. But untill I see proof I will continue to call him the only homless coach in the NFL. Props to Nolan for sticking this one out. And a wag of the finger to Reebok and the NFL for not letting him wear suits to all of his games.

posted by Steel_Town at 08:31 AM on September 10

Newspaper: Rick Ankiel Received Human Growth Hormone Shipments

Personally, I'm pissed. Yet another athlete shows us why we cannot emotionally invest into any of them. There is no defense. He cheated, if it was just to get healthy or if it was to bulk up. Think how many pitchers had to heal from TJ surgery without the benefit of HGH. Now I will have to eat my words if it is proven that Ankiel actually needs HGH, but that is a slim possibility. So until we as fans get a Merriman or Giambi-ish apology I say to hell with Ankiel.

posted by Steel_Town at 02:50 PM on September 07

Stroh's Lite:

Thank you Debo for giving me another reason to watch the Bucs.

posted by Steel_Town at 09:04 AM on August 28

Michael Vick Admits to Dogfighting, Will Plead Guilty

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick filed a plea agreement in federal court Friday admitting to a dogfighting charge and agreed the enterprise included killing fighting dogs and gambling. From the A.P. Not exactly sure what this means but is looks like he plead guilty to the dogfighting charges while somehow skirting the issue of killing them.

posted by Steel_Town at 12:18 PM on August 24

Michael Vick Admits to Dogfighting, Will Plead Guilty

Vick will not admit to killing dogs or gambling on dog fights To be honest, I really don't see Vick doing the killing of the animals. He was the Boss or money man. Does your boss scrub the toilets? I still don't think this clears him of any guilt in the killings, I just don't think he was the one doing the killing, and in the court of law there is a difference between the two.

posted by Steel_Town at 07:52 AM on August 24

Michael Vick Admits to Dogfighting, Will Plead Guilty

Its kinda tough to quantify how much less I could care. Even worse is I would have made the same smart ass remark had I seen someone else type that. Oh well I guess I will have to fire my editor.

posted by Steel_Town at 12:55 PM on August 23

Michael Vick Admits to Dogfighting, Will Plead Guilty

Obviously, fighting to give people a second chance after they have made mistakes and served their time is not a noble cause to you. That's fine. The NAACP is not the organization for you. The NAACP isn't fighting for a second chance for Vick. They are shamelessly accusing the Poorer defendants in this case of lying and implying Vick is innocent and is just trying to "cut his losses". And, if they "stick up for" or point out injustices in the criminal justice system for Joe Blow who seems less guilty to you, how much media attention or coverage would they get? Do you have any idea who they are sticking up for if it isn't covered in the news? I bet not. An organization picks high profile cases to illustrate the things they wish to draw attention to. Do you think PETA and ASCPA are spending more time on this case than if Joe Blow did it? Or is that okay, then, because they agree with you? This is exactly what is wrong with what the NAACP is doing right now. I couldn't tell you the name of the guy that was dragged behind the pickup truck in texas but they damn sure made it very public didn' they. I also think that if you looked into PETA and ASCPA you would find that they spend alot more time on other things, they just don't find their way to the headlines. And please don't assume how I feel about PETA. I was respoding to comments regarding the NAACP. Personaly I find PETA to be dispicable and could truly care less how they feel about this issue or any other issue. On the other hand, I feel the NAACP is a respectable organization that is failing to truly serve its purpose right now. Like I said earlier in my comment, there are other black men involved in this high profile case, why don't they stick up for them. They would get the same amount of publicity considering they are the witnesses against Vick. In fact it might even be easier to feel sympathy for those guys. But no, they are going to stick up for the $100 million black man because it helps their cause with complete disregard for the cause of african americans

posted by Steel_Town at 11:40 AM on August 23