|Can't Blame This One On Anyone Who Doesn't Wear Black And Gold.....|
|Written by Captain Planet|
|November 22, 2009 17:05|
At 1 PM this afternoon, I set out to find an Internet feed of this game.
I would have gone to the bar, but A) I'm broke as a joke, and B) I'm broke as a joke.
Fortunately, several minutes later, I was able to find a great feed.
Even more fortunately, I had missed the opening kickoff, on which the Steelers set what I understand to be a record for Special Teams ineptitude unmatched in NFL history.
Still, at least I could see the game, and things were really starting to improve.
By the end of the 1st half, Big Ben was on fire, and so, it seemed, were the Steelers - holding the Chiefs to under 50 yards of total offense and scoring 17 points to make the score 17-7.
What happened to me next was sadly fitting of this Sunday - November 22, 2009.
Not only did I lose my feed, and thus was unable to watch the Steelers ultimately lose to the Kansas City Chiefs (without Larry Johnson, without Tony Gonzalez, and without Dwayne Bowe, in case you forgot), but while I was feverishly trying every website known to man to find a watchable feed, my laptop locked up.
I couldn't close any windows, I couldn't move my cursor, and so I turned the power off, hoping to power up again and pick right up where I left off.
But everything was not fine.
It seems that my laptop took a cue from the Steelers, and shit the bed big time.
The reality of the Steelers situation is that they made almost every mistake they could make today, and now face an even tougher task if they want to secure a wild card. Troy Polamalu is out for a month, Big Ben may have a concussion, and if they give up one more kick or punt return touchdown, Bob Ligashesky may have to go into the witness protection program.
Oh, and by the way, Andy Studebaker, the guy who picked off Big Ben twice and later added injury to insult (don't read that again, you know what I'm talking about)...was a former practice squad reject from the Eagles who was replacing Vrabel on the KC roster.
The reality of my situation is that I may never get back any of the class notes from this entire semester that I desparately need to study for the finals I have coming up in two short weeks.
So needless to say, it's been a rough day for all of us.
I'm gonna let Steve take over from here on in...because if I have to recap any of this game, I very well could land myself in a rubber room by 9 PM.
Steve, the floor is yours...
.....Thanks, Cotter. Thanks for letting me go crazy.
I was in a similar boat as I am broker than Enron (is that even funny? who cares..) and could not attend the local tavern. So I decided to watch on a Internet feed as well. Let's just categorize that as, frustrating. I mean we can't really complain, because really, we're watching an NFL game on our computer but, when a game stops and starts every 5 minutes, you want to put your head through a wall.
Enough commas and stories about my awful sunday, on to the game.....
Hahaaaaaaaa, I just erased about ten different sentences. I don't know where to begin. This sucks. We lost to the Chiefs.
The Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
/slowly calming down with a nice brandy and a Amy Smart movie.
OK, let's start with the best part of this game.....Hines Ward. Old reliable hauled in ten catches for 128 yards and a touchdown.
Other than Hines, Heath, and Ben's 398 yards passing, this picture sums up the rest of the game......
The Steelers handed this one to the Chiefs.
Before you look at these stats, punch yourself in the crotch so it's not the worst thing going on in your life......
If your Grandma looked at these stats, she'd tell you the Steelers won 87 - 4.
515 total yards and 27 first downs! How did this game get away?
And then there was that questionable 3 and 2 call in overtime. A pitch to Memo to the sidelines for a loss of three?!?! Why not throw it to Heath and Hines, who were both on fire, all day. Sure first down. Or, if you're going to pitch it, put in Willie......he had shown some flashes of speed earlier in the game.
Barf. That play will be criticized for the rest of the Week. Have at it, in the comments.
YouTube highlights are not available because nobody wants to re-watch that garbage.
If you came here for an in depth analysis, sorry, that's not happening tonight. And plus, you know better than that. This blog is not authored by Chris Collinsworth and Tony Dungy. Read someone who get's paid to do these recaps and go here.
Want some good news?
Everyone in the AFC North, lost. Including a Bengal loss to the.....Raiders!! Good news people, good news. Here is a look at the current playoff situation.....
San Diego 7-3
New England 7-3
Pittsburgh Steelers 6-4
"Up our Butts"
Denver 6-4 (we hold tie-breaker. Point, us!)
Houston 5-4 (plays Monday night. Go Titans!)
So there is a list of teams you need to hate for the rest of the year. It's going to be very interesting.
Games against the Ravens (twice), Browns, Raiders, Packers and Dolphins, are all winable.
Stay true to the Nation, Steeler fans! No "FIRE EVERYONE" comments. Don't be stupid and remember these are still the defending Super Bowl Champions.
And we get the Ravens next! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Laughing over. We lost to the Chiefs.
Stay with us, it's time for the stretch run. And with that said.....
On to the next one.....