Recent Comments by Claremore Rancher

Power Rankings

I just don't care that much about power rankings. Just win, baby!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 08:53 PM on September 13

Cowher bothered by Bettis comments

The Steelers and Cowher have been good for each other. There is no better ownership in the NFL and Cowher is in the top 3 or 4 current coaches. I think we have had 2 coaches in forty years and have 5 rings to show for it. But as a life long Steeler fan, I sense Cowher walking away soon. I count it as a blessing that he coached the Steelers for the time that he did. I hope that LeBeau stays on as DC for a few more years. Love 'em or hate 'em you have to admire the Steeler organization.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 11:32 AM on August 15

Are you ready for some football?

I don't think that the 'Hawks will dominate anyone. They came close, but now I see them back to 8-8, 9-7. The Steelers played a poor game and beat them. I think the Steelers need a center in this draft -- someone to groom for a year. No predictions for this fan -- yet

posted by Claremore Rancher at 09:13 PM on April 09

All the skills and no future

Why do some NFL owners put up with thugs? They put winning above all else. Now I'm a big Steelers fan and my views might be skewed a bit. But I know that the Steelers would never have drafted Taylor. Same as they would never take T.O. They want good players and good citizens. But the Dan Snyders of the world don't care about that. That's the sad truth. If all teams held players to high standards it would be a different league and still a good league. Sean Taylor is the next Lawerence Phillips.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 05:45 PM on January 27

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

I'll think about my list, but I know that the jerk-off, crybaby, Bill Romanowski will be up there. If Denver is such a class organization, why did they keep him so long? Trust me on this -- he would have been sent packing if he played on the Steelers. It is amazing what owners will put up with in hopes of a championship

posted by Claremore Rancher at 04:21 PM on January 25

Pittsburgh's Road to the Super Bowl

A few thoughts... I am glad there is a two week wait until the Super Bowl.The Steelers have played three tough road games and could use a little rest. I don't think that Plummer collapsed -- the Steeler D is playing so well right now that even golden boy Peyton was thoroughly confused. The Steelers have had two, count 'em two, coaches since 1969 and are making their sixth Super Bowl appearance. Big Ben can be the youngest player to WIN a Super Bowl.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 09:09 AM on January 23

Pittsburgh's Road to the Super Bowl

That was not even close! The Steelers dominated the whole game. But I must say that the Broncos players and coaches were good sports after the game. One more victory and the Steelers are champs!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 08:39 PM on January 22

Broncos Drop Patriots

But let's see what the Broncs can do against the Steelers. It will be a battle. Defensive guru, Dick LeBeau, will have a few surprises waiting for Jake.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 05:28 PM on January 17

Official was wrong

I gotta wonder what city that ref lives in. Surely the league would not allow an Indy official to work the game. And I think that Porter had a good point -- most of America wanted to see golden boy win one and most did not want Dungy to go through more pain (me included) But that game was very poorly called. And Indycoltsj -- we are not boo-hooing. We want the games called well. Maybe with enough coverage the league will start full-time refs. If we only cared about one game we would have shut up already. But I don't want to see ANY team bounced out of the playoffs due to a bad call (even the Colts!)

posted by Claremore Rancher at 01:44 PM on January 17

'They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game'

Looks like Porter sucked you guys in just like he did the Indy players. I'll bet he's smiling now. All he wanted to do was to get Indy to try to stand up to the Steelers. And they (and you) fell for it.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 05:25 PM on January 16

Win and Indy loss makes Broncos the new Super Bowl favorites

Under the radar? Pittsburgh wasn't even flying. No one liked them -- well none of the experts. I think it will be a great game!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 05:19 PM on January 16

Coach of The Year

An offensive genius and a defensive genius on the same staff, with a head coach smart enough, tough enough, secure enough and personable enough to control the fusion, and talented, unselfish players who bought into the system 100%. And a major melt down last night!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 05:12 PM on January 16

Coach of The Year

They should wait until the WHOLE season is over. How about Big Bill in Pittsburgh? Smith NEVER won a game that his team trailed by 10 at the half. Never!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 05:11 PM on January 16

Steelers Take Down Colts

This was not an official blowing a call. This was the replay guy not knowing the rules. That, or he lives in Indy.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 04:40 PM on January 16

Steelers Take Down Colts

I'm glad to see that the Steelers are dogs again this week. Seems that role works well for us.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 04:25 PM on January 16

Steelers Take Down Colts

Mountainman QB? If you think Jake can read the blitzes better than Peyton.. well bring it on!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 03:17 PM on January 16

Steelers Take Down Colts

Is it just me or do others see this also? Manning is the one who spends so much time telling "his" team where to be before a snap. So who should take responsibility for "protection problems" That would be the man behind center, trying to confuse defenses with his seemingly great grasp of the game. Could it be that he is confusing the Colts? Maybe, perhaps, Manning should just line up and play, like every other Quarterback. Go Steelers!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 10:38 AM on January 16

Steelers Take Down Colts

Using just attitude as a measure, would you prefer Peyton or the Bus on your team?

posted by Claremore Rancher at 08:46 AM on January 16

Steelers Take Down Colts

Send Manning to Detroit . He and Millen deserve each other.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 09:43 PM on January 15

Steelers Take Down Colts

Digest of Rules Safety 1. The important factor in a safety is impetus. Two points are scored for the opposing team when the ball is dead on or behind a teamís own goal line if the impetus came from a player on that team. Examples of Safety: (a) Blocked punt goes out of kicking teamís end zone. Impetus was provided by punting team. The block only changes direction of ball, not impetus. (b) Ball carrier retreats from field of play into his own end zone and is downed. Ball carrier provides impetus. (c) Offensive team commits a foul and spot of enforcement is behind its own goal line. (d) Player on receiving team muffs punt and, trying to get ball, forces or illegally kicks (creating new impetus) it into end zone where it goes out of the end zone or is recovered by a member of the receiving team in the end zone. Examples of Non-Safety: (a) Player intercepts a pass with both feet inbounds in the field of play and his momentum carries him into his own end zone. Ball is put in play at spot of interception. (b) Player intercepts a pass in his own end zone and is downed in the end zone, even after recovering in the end zone. Impetus came from passing team, not from defense. (Touchback) (c) Player passes from behind his own goal line. Opponent bats down ball in end zone. (Incomplete pass)

posted by Claremore Rancher at 09:28 PM on January 15

Steelers Take Down Colts

I know what I would if I were on that O-Line next year -- show golden boy what real protection problems are. And he could have just said that the Steelers out played them (they did) They were out hit, out coached, out everything. When I wore my black and gold to church here in Oklahoma many people told me they wanted the Steelers to win. What's not to like about them. Yes, I go way back. I was selling hot chocolate in Three Rivers Stadium when the immaculate reception ocurred. I thought that the officals for these games were picked because of superior game calling during the regular season. I want to know the safety rule. His knee was on the goal line the ball was in the end zone. Even my cat knew that the great #43 had an interception!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 09:00 PM on January 15

Steelers Take Down Colts

And can you believe Manning blaming the O-Line after the game? What a jerk! Dungy might have a lot of class, but Manning has none.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 06:51 PM on January 15

Steelers Take Down Colts

Classy, Dungy might be. But he should have kicked crybaby Manning's ass when Manning, on his own, decided to go for it on fourth down. Got to wonder what would have happened if he tried that on, say, Bill Cowher.

posted by Claremore Rancher at 06:47 PM on January 15

Steelers Take Down Colts

I meant NFC!!!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 04:16 PM on January 15

Steelers Take Down Colts

What a nail-biter! There were some bizarre calls. The "no call" when the Colts were offsides, the clearly shown pass interference on the Colts that was not called. But the Steelers prevail! If we can get past Denver I think we have a good shot at beating any AFC team

posted by Claremore Rancher at 04:15 PM on January 15

Steelers Rob Bengals

Sorry about Palmer. But..... SAME OLD BENGALS!

posted by Claremore Rancher at 06:12 AM on January 09

New England Edges Jacksonville

I think that the Patriots played well. But Jack Del Rio should be added to the coaches fired list. I am a Steelers fan. Why Del Pio made so many bad decisions, I don't know. But the outcome speaks for itself

posted by Claremore Rancher at 07:14 AM on January 08

Super Bowl Wants Only Young Dancers

What is the NFL thinking? Safety? Come on! What about the safety of the many older, fat refs? I think it is more likely that they want a young, lively crowd to be seen on television. And, yes, what about the performers themselves? Is the NFL going to make sure that Keith Richard is fit enough to hit his famous riffs? For once I would like to hear the NFL or a large company tell the truth. "Hey, we just want to make sure that there are no sagging boobs and bald heads out there."

posted by Claremore Rancher at 05:45 PM on January 04