Recent Comments by steelergirl

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

"I'm really not concerned with what he does off the field or what he does in his personal life."-Michael Robinson

If only everyone else held that same opinion the world will be a much better place.

posted by steelergirl at 11:32 AM on February 13

Pete Carroll: NFL Should Consider Medical Marijuana

they hail from, Detroit and Cleveland are considering passing municipal marijuana legislation.

It would help only if their opponents were the ones smoking it.

posted by steelergirl at 09:12 PM on January 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY FELLOW SPOFITES! MAY 2014 BE PROSPEROUS AND BOUNTIFUL!

posted by steelergirl at 07:32 AM on December 25

Panthers Edge Patriots, Win Sixth in a Row

Any given Sunday...

posted by steelergirl at 12:24 PM on November 19

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I agree, the team looks like bumblebees. What gets me is the beige pants.

posted by steelergirl at 01:54 PM on November 18

Raider, 'Renaissance Man' Todd Christensen dead at 57

R.I.P. No. 46. Thanks for some great football.

posted by steelergirl at 08:36 AM on November 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Ben needs to get rid of the ball rather than standing there like he is looking for his car in the parking lot at Wally World.

posted by steelergirl at 08:18 AM on November 11

NFL's Non-Profit Status Questioned

Yes it does amaze me what they get away with. I am very picky about any donations I make.

Could you throw in a company car?

posted by steelergirl at 09:15 AM on October 29

NFL's Non-Profit Status Questioned

Howard_T, how about a few good looking guys for us lady spofites? I would be more than happy to relocate so I could have the job of trainer. ;) At a rather large salary of course.

All kidding aside, I think they should take some of that money and help finance new stadiums. I don't think people who never go to the games should have to pay for one.

posted by steelergirl at 10:30 AM on October 28

Jets Told Refs to Look for Patriots' Push

Kind of reminds me of January 19, 2002.

posted by steelergirl at 04:37 PM on October 23

Adrian Peterson's Young Son Dies After Beating

MeatSaberI most heartily concur with your statement.

I say let him (and all child abusers) suffer the same things that they did to the child...for a long time...then be put to death.

posted by steelergirl at 09:44 AM on October 12

Jason Kidd hired as Brooklyn Nets head coach

I don't know much about basketball but wouldn't this be a time that age and experience should win out over youth and enthusiasm?

posted by steelergirl at 10:51 AM on June 13

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I see Washington owner Dan Snyder and some members of the U.S. Congress are butting heads over the team name again. And Snyder is being a douche...again.

posted by steelergirl at 11:21 AM on May 29

Retired NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound

I'll never forget the first time I saw him lighting up and smoking during the yellows back when you could show tobacco products on TV.

I wonder if he had got news he had a terminal disease.

RIP Dick Trickle

posted by steelergirl at 01:44 PM on May 17

Jerry Jones Continues Odd Draft Strategy

A Dallas scout was reportedly "baffled beyond belief" by the moves.

And Jer will be "baffled beyond belief" when the 'Boys don't make it pass the first round of the playoffs, if they make it that far.

posted by steelergirl at 01:30 PM on April 27

Tony Romo stays in Dallas

At least Flacco has taken his team to the Super Bowl...and won.

/closet Ravens fan. Shamefull, I know

posted by steelergirl at 02:23 PM on March 30

Danica Patrick wins the pole position at Daytona 500.

But upon googling "birthplace of football" it comes up Pittsburgh. I did not know that. I guess Canton, Ohio is The American Professional Football Association, the forerunner of the NFL, was founded in a Canton car dealership on September 17, 1920.

Guess I need to spend the offseason doing some reading.

posted by steelergirl at 06:42 PM on February 19

Danica Patrick wins the pole position at Daytona 500.

But I don't live in Pittsburgh ma, I live in the birth place of the NFL.

posted by steelergirl at 06:34 PM on February 19

Danica Patrick wins the pole position at Daytona 500.

No, I don't type fast because I am all gazied up on Vicodin.

I just don't think Danica has the talent that usually goes along with all the hype she gets. Yes, she has made a few flashes in the racing world. I would have liked to seen her come out in kick ass when she started in the IRL in '05.

She hasn't really impressed me all that much. It just seems like no matter what race you are watching you have to hear about Danica Patrick (regardless if she is germane to the topic at hand or not. You know...like hearing about the patriots even though you are watching a hard fought battle between two NFC west teams...it's like they HAVE to talk about them relevant or not.

and by the way, there needs to be more Clay Matthews commercials on TV, you think they could have him do one with Houston's Brooks Reed?

posted by steelergirl at 05:44 PM on February 19

Danica Patrick wins the pole position at Daytona 500.

Yes, it is from here, ma. I believe I posted it back when she announced she was leaving Indy cars to drive NASCAR full time.

but rcade said it best "Patrick is in the same place as any other athlete whose hype is far out of proportion with his or her achievements"

She is hyped far beyond her abilitiies as a driver, IMHO. She get the bucks and the air time because she is a novelty in a sport that has been losing its "core" fan base for a while now. (as in the bottom line has gotten in the way of "racing"

She won the pole...awesome! But it is where she finishes that matters the most. No one remembers who came in second.

Oh snap! Etrigan outed me why I was typing.

posted by steelergirl at 04:31 PM on February 19

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Whoa! owlhouse! That had to have been a wild ride! But for them it might have been "Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!"

posted by steelergirl at 04:43 PM on January 31

Randy Moss: 'I'm the Greatest Receiver Ever'

I agree dyams, especially the "get rid of the Pro Bowl."

posted by steelergirl at 11:17 AM on January 30

Two NASCAR Drivers Are Dating

You hit it the nail right on the head, Drood.

posted by steelergirl at 05:23 PM on January 26

Two NASCAR Drivers Are Dating

We can only hope she will get preggers right away and "retire" to raise their child.

She is one of many reasons why I quit watching NASCAR.

posted by steelergirl at 11:41 AM on January 26

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Ahem, looks like Boston, or where ever it was, will have to reset the infamous billboard. Great game.

posted by steelergirl at 10:21 PM on January 20

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This is right up there with the old 19-0 copyright. Pride goeth before a fall.

posted by steelergirl at 10:04 PM on January 17

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Really, what was Pete Carroll thinking?!

posted by steelergirl at 08:14 PM on January 13

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I guess we will agree to disagree.

posted by steelergirl at 04:27 PM on January 08

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fraze, I don't mean to single you out...but really? It has been 12 years. The justice system, however flawed, did its due process. You and all the others who always bring that up need to let it go. Hell, they don't hardly bring up Vick's dog fighting problems anymore.

I don't mean to make light of Lewis, Vick, or Big Ben but I look at it like this...when they die and stand at the Pearly Gates, Valhalla, Elysium, Imortality, etc, etc, what I or anyone else thought or or didn't think of them is immaterial. It is going to be how they lived their life. And what ever diety they believe in will know what they have/have not done.

It is also my opinion that people (not you specifically) who are constantly dragging those things up are lacking in their own character some way.

They are football players, admired for their skill on the field. You have to separate the player from the man. That big building in Canton, Ohio is the Pro FOOTBALL Hall of Fame, not the "these guys were so perfect they never did anything wrong" hall of fame.

And don't even get me started on the whole "role model" crap. Any parent who does not sit his/her child down and explain to them why it is not a good idea to idolize these men too much maybe needs to spend more time with their children.

This is just my opinion. Yes I know, they are like assholes...everybody has one.

posted by steelergirl at 04:19 PM on January 07

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I agree and I DO like Ray Lewis. The roar when he came out at the intro of the players had to have been deafening!.

posted by steelergirl at 06:10 PM on January 06

2013 Cotton Bowl: Johnny Manziel Highlight Reel vs Oklahoma

I will admit I don't know much about Johnny Manziel except for the Heisman hoopla, but I have a question...If/when he turns pro will he be a Peyton Manning or a Tim Couch?

posted by steelergirl at 11:04 AM on January 05

Boxer Orlando Cruz: I'm a 'Proud Gay Man'

Good for him! I still don't understand the facination with what people do in their own bedroom/private life.

God judges by how you lived your life, not what others thought of you. Just my opinion.

/please, don't quote the bible on me.

posted by steelergirl at 10:59 AM on October 06

Jerry Jones: 'I Want Me Some Glory Hole'

Um, Jer, I don't think that phrase means what you think it means. Or not...

posted by steelergirl at 03:50 PM on July 31

No Triple Crown as I'll Have Another Scratched

NoMichThe game Saturday night (and the next 2 if needed) are being broadcast on NBC. They broadcast 2, I think of the first 4 games also. rcadeThey do broadcast on national TV occasionally, I watched several games the last time the Colorado Avalanche won the Cup. I don't think they do it every year though.

Shame about I'll Have Another, I was really excited about this horse. I doubt I will even watch now.

posted by steelergirl at 12:16 PM on June 08

NFL Receiver Did Not Catch HIV

Wow! the info as to why he had himself tested is nil. So I am guessing either risky behavior or he is ignorant about how you can contract HIV. VIA a blood transfusions is almost unheard of now days.

phaedon- If you are a virgin on your wedding night, you wouldn't have anyone with whom you could compare the performance of your partner against, a great way for non virgin men to hide their inadequacies. ;)

posted by steelergirl at 05:32 PM on May 23

CBS Golf Writer Mocks Overweight Players Championship Fan

Now tell some of your best jokes about Jews and blacks."

You really think he will get the point you are making? He seems pretty crass to me.

Fat people are the last of what you can discriminate against, ridicule, make fun of, and down right hate in this country. It isn't right but what can you do? Pass a law seems a bit drastic, not to mention probably unenforceable.

A friend pointed out to me this phrase in a personal ad "....i'm sorry but if you don't think enough of yourself to stay in shape.........i don't want to be with you" Some people let themselves go this is true. Sounds like a real nice guy. But some have a legitimate reason for their being large.

I am a "rubenesque" type build, not because I am lazy, but arthritis, prednisone, and COPD make it rough to work out, but I do what I can. I see it as someone who redicules fat people are lacking something in themselves.

posted by steelergirl at 12:19 AM on May 11

NFL Player Quits Over Concussion Risk

Good for him. If he has invested well he should be in good shape for a long time. Barring any major health issues of course.

Wasn't it Tiki Barber who said he was retiring (when he retired) while he could still get down on the floor to play with his children?

As much as I love the game, I cringe to think what shape players like Ray Lewis and Troy Polomalu will be in 5-10 years after they retire. Troy has had several concussions that have kept him out of the game, sometimes for several weeks. Ray has been healthier but even his brain gets rattled around in his skull every time he hits someone.

posted by steelergirl at 03:04 AM on May 10

Junior Seau Found Dead at Home

I was just taking a guess when I said CTE, ma. But given the level at which he played when he was with San Diego, I would not be suprised if CTE wasn't a contributing factor, at least.

A shame any way you look at it.

posted by steelergirl at 03:42 PM on May 02

Junior Seau Found Dead at Home

Another victim of CTE?

I loved to watch him play when he was a San Diego Charger. R.I.P. #55.

/always a Charger to me.

posted by steelergirl at 02:52 PM on May 02

Per unnamed league sources: Pro Bowl game likely to be stopped

As much as I love football I won't miss it. Haven't watched a Pro Bowl in years. Just announce the list of who made it and then be done with it, the players get beat up enough during the regular season and playoffs.

posted by steelergirl at 06:57 PM on April 26

Get your pencils out..

Novick, the creator of the concept, takes $55 from the test fee, and the rest of the money is donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.

posted by steelergirl at 06:25 PM on April 17

Urban Meyer: I Wouldn't Let My Son Go to Florida

grum, yeah, I have to agree with you there. There did seem to be a lot of "exciteds". Didn't mean my comment as a snark. Maybe he needs a thesaurus.

posted by steelergirl at 12:53 AM on April 11

Urban Meyer: I Wouldn't Let My Son Go to Florida

grum What would you like him to say? I don't think Tebow is a vindictive person, or at least he doesn't come across that way. He isn't any different than other athletes to talk a lot but say little.

posted by steelergirl at 03:25 PM on April 10

Joba Chamberlain suffers life-threatening ankle injury on a trampoline.

Confession time: I have played Thunderdome on a trampoline.

Pfft.

That's nothing.

I played with lawn darts.

posted by grum@work at 09:52 PM on March 24

Amature grum, growing up I had the luxury of a strip mine swimming hole that was about a quarter mile from our house. And we swam in it UNSUPERVISED BY ADULTS!!!

posted by steelergirl at 11:59 AM on March 25

Hines Wards Retires 'a Steeler for Life'

I would say "class act" as in the the way he chose to retire. He thanked the fans, the team, the Rooneys. There was no snark, swipes at his team mates or coach or town where he played the last 14 yrs.

I would really hate to have some of you guys on a jury if I was on trial.

/biased :P

posted by steelergirl at 03:21 PM on March 20

Peyton Manning Visits Denver

Manning in Pittsburgh? HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!...sigh...wipes tears. You are kidding, right?

posted by steelergirl at 03:29 PM on March 10

Colts Will Release Peyton Manning Today

No, Howard_T I wasn't in Baltimore when Irsay snuck the Colts out. But I do live close enough to Cleveland to have experienced what they went through. And Modell did it in broad daylight after getting approval for a new stadium.

posted by steelergirl at 12:14 AM on March 09

Colts Will Release Peyton Manning Today

Wow! I didn't think my comment would generate such response.

I don't know Mr. Manning personally but I do think he seems like a decent person in any interviews I have seen of him. I don't get a reveng/payback or what ever kind of vibe from him. He was aware of the possibility of being let go probably for a long time. $28 million is a big chunk of the budget to tie up for someone who, if all circumstances aligned just right, got hit and could never walk again, let alone play football.*

I would say he likes to win, regardless of what team he is playing, but I just don't see where he would gain greater satisfaction from a victory over his former team as opposed to any other victory. A win is a win. Yes he is probably competitive, but I don't think it is in a "Nyah, nyah, my new team beat your Colts, Bob, go suck a big one!" kind of way.

I guess I am presuming to know his mind just like you guys who think he would especially savour a victory over the Colts with his new team. To each his own I guess.

bperk I agree with your statements. Indy would have been an "also ran" all those years if they hadn't signed Manning. Yes, he made the team competitive, brought the fans in, and being successful, got a lot of national exposure on national TV. But you got to admit, his personal rewards are pretty good too.

I like Peyton, loved watching him in Indy, even when he would play my beloved Steelers. I wish him the best in whatever he happens to decide to do.

*I had read a while back if Peyton got hit just the right way it could paralyze him or even be fatal. I don't know how likely that would happen, they could have been projecting a "worse case" scenario.

posted by steelergirl at 01:52 PM on March 08

Colts Will Release Peyton Manning Today

It doesn't have to be Peyton hates Irsay, or wants to ram an unlubed dildo up his ass repeatedly.

However, I'd have to think if all things were equal, the chance to beat the guys who released you twice a season would be pretty tempting, and it's not like the Titans are a bad option to begin with.

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:18 PM on March 07

Really? Why would Manning want to payback or want to get even with a team that made him a multi-milliionaire, with who he had a fantastic career, has a Super Bowl ring, and will always be known as an Indianapolis Colt, even though he might play a few years for another team. Kinda like Hines Ward signing with Baltimore to pay back Pittsburgh for letting him go. It doesn't make sense. It is just business, not personal.

And if the Irsay hate is from when his father snuck the Colts out of Balitmore, it was 28 years ago. Let it go and stop projecting your feelings onto Manning. Just a thought.

posted by steelergirl at 07:48 AM on March 08

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dflem, I particularly like the look his wife shot him after he shouted that.

posted by steelergirl at 12:29 AM on March 04

Steelers Release Hines Ward

Hines Ward had has a great career with Pittsburgh. And I am sad the Steelers didn't want to negotiate so he could stay. But as they say, all good things must come to an end.

He will always be a Pittsburgh Steeler no matter where he ends up in the NFL.

In the same vein, I don't see Polomalu wearing the Black and Gold much longer either. The Steelers are like any other team, when you are no longer a significant contributor, you are out.

posted by steelergirl at 10:01 AM on March 01

Braun Wins Suspension Appeal

Thanks for the info, rcade.

I don't really understand the forty plus hour delay in getting the sample to FedEx. I thought timeliness mattered.

posted by steelergirl at 11:57 PM on February 25

Braun Wins Suspension Appeal

A nice, eloquent way of saying the collectors of the urine samples fucked up and, I would guess, presently out of a job. Anyone know?

posted by steelergirl at 02:05 PM on February 25

Bill Belichick

Yeah, he is a great coach, I won't deny it. But he wears socks with sandals.

posted by steelergirl at 04:22 PM on January 18

John Parr Remakes 'St. Elmos Fire' as 'Tim Tebow's Fire'

Well, there is 3:58 of my life I will never get back.

Attention whore is being attention whorish. And I don't mean Mr, Tebow.

posted by steelergirl at 07:07 PM on January 12

Packers Coach Loses Son in Apparent Drowning

What beaverboard said.

posted by steelergirl at 10:00 PM on January 10

Theismann: Peyton Manning Won't Play Again

No, not a hearse either, I just didn't want to be morbid.

I would rather see him either take a new QB under his wing or retire gracefully and enjoy his twins.

posted by steelergirl at 02:23 PM on January 07

Bowling Great Don Carter Dies

In my youth I spent many a Saturday afternoon watching bowling on TV. I can't bowl for crap but love it.

RIP Mr. Carter. He's throwing rocks tonight!

posted by steelergirl at 02:19 PM on January 07

Theismann: Peyton Manning Won't Play Again

His injury and subsequent surgeries are more serious than has been reported. I really don't believe that a player of Mannings intelligence, with the future opportunities in coaching, broadcasting etc is going to risk paralysis or serious debilitating injury for another...

Yes, I was under the impression that a wrong hit could paralyze, or even be fatal. Either way, I know I wouldn't care to see Peyton Manning carted off the field on a stretcher.

posted by steelergirl at 10:04 PM on January 06

James Harrison Suspended for McCoy Hit

cixelsyd I understand you comment about Roethlisberger. Maybe there were contractual issues that kept the Rooneys from cutting Ben. Or maybe they decided, like the police did with criminal charges, there wasn't enough evidence to cut one of their best players.

(not a Ben defender, I respect the quarterback but not necessarily the man. I definitely think he has issues, but he went along with what the NFL and the Rooneys thought he should do to rehabilitate himself. My late niece worked in a restaurant in Milledgeville, Ga. and said his rep, around town/her dealings with him, was one of a real asshole.)

As far as Harrison goes, repeated fines and reprimands have done nothing to curtail how he plays at times. Yes, he was a fairly good boy this season til this last hit, but he has shown he does not want to change. He can play hard and well without these brain busting hits. He chooses not to. If he is back next season I will be mildly suprised.

posted by steelergirl at 09:35 PM on December 14