Tuesday, November 28, 2006

STEELER FANS IN MUTE AT THE VAULT

And all through The Vault not a Terrible Towel waving Roethlisberger wannabe was stirring…not even a Porter or a Ward.

And all was beautiful in The Land of Pleasant Living…

I remember the days at old Memorial Stadium – the early days of the Ravens…when we were just getting our collective NFL legs under us. Tens of thousands of those yellow towels littered the old insane asylum and it was downright embarrassing. It was only embarrassing this past Sunday to the Steelers’ fans who wasted their time and money watching a thorough beat down of the team formerly known as World Champions.

The Steelers have defended their title this season like the French might defend a fortress.

For awhile I actually felt a bit sorry for Roethlisberger.

Why did Bill Cowher leave Ben in there the entire game? Does he plan to go with Charlie Batch and he didn’t want to risk injuring the new starter? Was it punishment for Roethlisberger for his off season carelessness? Has Cowher checked out?

I overheard one Steeler fan say that “We are the best of the worst.” Gee talk about digging for a silver lining. That is a Steelers team without an identity. Way back when, I checked off the Christmas Eve game as a loss for the Ravens. I’ve changed my mind – the 2006 version of the Steelers cannot beat this year’s Ravens. It ain’t happening!

No way no how…

When the Steelers show up for that game it will have no meaning to them. It will have meaning to a few individuals either preserving their bodies for the future or to play for their next contract. Cowher might be coaching his next to last game and the team will go through the motions. You might think that the Steelers will get up for a game against their bitter rival, but why? Because they did so for a meaningless game in 2003 here in Baltimore?

Nah, don’t think so….that Steelers team had more heart. This one looks emotionally bankrupt. Besides, why would they get up for a meaningless game when they couldn’t do so during a game that their season was riding on?

4-7…now that’s funny!

Even funnier was the meek body language of those fans and their droopy towels. Still funnier was driving by a Steelers’ bar in Canton only to find no Black and Gold – no Steelers’ swag. There were just a few patrons in the bar and they were sporting Colts’ jerseys. How ironic.

It’s good to be a Ravens fan today…no doubt about it! And after the Ravens beat the Bengals on Thursday, it will be like a doubleheader sweep. Get the brooms out!

By the way Chuck Thompson was right. The beer is a little colder after a win. Just ask the owners of all the bars and pubs in town that have prospered after Ravens wins.

Well maybe not for that little Steelers bar on Fait and Decker in Canton.

2 comments :

HARRYO29 said...

GREAT BLOG.. SO THE STEELERS BAR IN CANTO WAS EMPTY..GREAT LINE ABOUT THE FRENCH..
HARRY O'SYKESVILLE

HARRYO29 said...

GREAT BLOG.. SO THE STEELERS BAR IN CANTON WAS EMPTY..GREAT LINE ABOUT THE FRENCH..
I JUST FILLED OUT A COMMENT BLOG FOR ESPN 1300..I TOLD THEM THEY NEED TO GET MORE OF TONY LOMBARDI ON THE STATION AND THAT THEY NEED STREAMING, BECAUSE THE SIGNAL IS WEAK IN CARROLLCTY AFTER 6 PM..
RAVE ON..AND I HOPE THAT #57 CAN SMASH PALMER LIKE HE DID TO BIG BEN??
HARRY O'SYKESVILLE