Homer_j

Homer J.

  • joined Dec 17, 2008
  • last login Apr 20, 2014
  • posts 88
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Born and raised in the 'burgh. Lived in DC since 1978. Bleed Black and Gold.
Mike Tomlin knows much more about football than I do. But I saw the Immaculate Reception live, and he didn't.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Washington Nationals
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Navy Midshipmen
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Golf Tiger's wife's short iron game
  • NASCAR Ricky Bobby
  • Soccer Bayern Munich
  • General Brisbane Lions Aussie Rules
  • Fantasy The Washington Generals (they're due)
  • Winter Olympics Saudi Women's Figure Stakers
  • FIFA USA! USA! USA!
  • Wrestling The Fabuous Kangaroos!
  • Summer Olympics Reggie "Crusher" Lisowski (Homer's All-time hero)
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Mike Tomlin Won't Be Coach of the Year....but he won't care.

I'm sure the sportwriters and know-it-alls will find some reason to overlook Mike Tomlin and give the Coach of the Year honors to somebody else. Tomlin will be an afterthought, and will get few -...

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Happy New Year, Mormon Kwanzaa, and Taking a Cab Home

Well, it certainly has been a fun holiday season, with the Steelers in the thick of the playoff chase. Homer has been busy celebrating and wishing everybody a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and...

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Join Team Elijah for a chance to win tickets to first playoff game and accommodations at Steeler team hotel

One of the great things about the Steeler team and organization is the way they give back to our community. And one of the best traditions is the Christmas blood drive. There's always a need for...

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Homer's Pre-game Premonition

The last time Homer felt compelled to write something half an hour before kickoff was just prior to the opening game of the season. At that time, he wrote that he had a strong feeling that the S...

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A Jerk Named Suh

So with the Lions trailing the Packers, 7-0, and the Packers deep in the red zone in the third quarter, Aaron Rogers throws an incompletion on third down at the three yard line. Unfortunately for...

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Momma Rollett gets rave review in Post-Gazette

Rebecca Rollett often references her organizational experiences in her posts here. Well, the Pittsburgh Camerata, which she directs, gave a performance Saturday night that got quite the review in...

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Who Gets the Game Ball after the Steelers' Win?

After such a satisfying win, Homer is confused. Who should get the mythical BTSC game ball? The offense was better than it's been all year. The OL gave Ben lots of time and opened holes for the...

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A Simple Question and Modest Proposal

Homer sees where Lord God King Roger Goodell fined that bad man Robison of the Minnesota Vikings 20-thousand dollars for kicking that guy on the Vikings in his groin.  Apparently, the Viking guy...

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Better Loved Ye Cannot Be: Aaron Smith and the Pittsburgh Steelers

The greatest player many fans never heard of may have played his last game. But Aaron Smith's ties with the Steelers and Steeler Nation are unbreakable.

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Roger Goodell has lost his mind, assuming he ever had one

This one takes the cake. Lord God King Roger Goodell has fined A. J. Hawk of the Green Bay Packers ten thousand dollars for giving the finger during last week's game. Guess the aforementioned Hawk...

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Al Davis, Steelers battled on gridiron, in courtroom, and just about everywhere

On another thread on this blog, someone wrote that Al Davis, who died today, would likely soon be playing a spirited game of poker with the Chief. I'm not so sure the sainted Mr. Rooney would find...

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O. Henry, Ernest Tubb, Aaron Smith, Grey Poupon and the Aging Process.

Looking back through history to provide context about the decline in play from the Steelers veteran DL Aaron Smith.

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A few lines about lines

There are many ways to put together a line. You can actually do it almost overnight. Bobby Beathard did just that in April, 1981 for the Washington Redskins.  The previous season, the Redskins OL...

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Steelers are better than they looked last night, if marginally

Every coach's nightmare is where your opponent's strong point matches up directly against your weakest point. And that's exactly what happened Sunday night. Indy's two fabulous trench warriors,...

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Steelers' Dilemma: Conventional Wisdom is often more conventional than wise

The lockout was supposed to play to the Steelers' advantage in the early season. After all, they were returning 20 or 21 starters, so they didn't need all that prep time. In fact, they didn't turn...

Steelers Disastrous Loss to Ravens was Foreseen and has Serious Implications

Steelers Disastrous Loss to Ravens was Foreseen and has Serious Implications

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Second half thread: Steelers - Ravens

It's 21-7 at the half, and the Steelers have had more than their share of problems on both sides of the ball. They Ravens have controlled the line of scrimmage both on offense and on defense, and...

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Steelers vs. Ravens: NFL Week 1 Gameday Open Thread

Join fellow Steelers fans to talk about the Week 1 clash with Baltimore here on Behind the Steel Curtain.

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Dorin Dickerson works out for Steelers Monday

Steelers Depot reports that former Pitt Panther Dorin Dickerson - who was cut by the Houston Texans - has been scheduled for a workout with the Steelers on Monday.

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Things Homer will be watching for against Carolina

Homer narrowly averted a couple of bad days, Hurricane Irene shut down the bakery used by the nearby Kwik-E-Mart, so they don't have any Sprink-a-licious Donuts at all. D'oh! Luckily, there's a...

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Homer J is worried about some things after the Atlanta game

Homer has been known to worry about many things. Like whether he'll run out of cold, delicious Duff beer before the game is over. Or if he'll get up too late to get the many-colored...

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Steelers-Falcons Open Thread

Steelers and Falcons!

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Report from Devil's Den: A beautiful night, a stinker of a game

Friday night was a perfect night for a football game, even in Prince George's County, Maryland. They may be the Washington Redskins, but they play their games in a nearby suburb known locally as...

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Colon's Hometown Discount No Surprise to BTSC

Many self-styled experts expressed surprise that Willie Colon left three million dollars on the table to sign with his beloved Steelers. He could have signed with the Bears and been paid a cool...

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The Universe is Unfolding Exactly As It Should

"Plans are funny things," Chuck Noll once told me. "They never work out. But you can't win without them." "Luck," said Branch Rickey, "is the residue of preparation and design."   What do those...

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Can't act, can't sing. Can dance, a little.

That's how the guy who gave Fred Astaire his Hollywood screen test rated the greatest hoofer of all time. Debussy's timeless "Clair de Lune" was described as "ugly to the ears," by the most...

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An Eleventh Commandment To Live By: 'Thou shalt not reach with thy first draft pick'

When assessing the Steelers selection of Cameron Hayward in round one of the 2011 NFL Draft, remember this: The Commandments of the NFL Draft, No. 11: 'Thou shalt not reach with thy first draft pick'

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Greatest name in sports history is now behind bars

If you thought the Cam Newton saga was something, looky what just popped up on the crime blotter down at Auburn today. And check out the greatest name in sports.....

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PG: LeBeau to sign one year contract

Not that it comes as any surprise to anyone at BTSC....

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Off-season police blotter

  So I wake up late this morning and turn on the radio to learn that Washington Redskins nose tackle and all around good citizen Albert Haynesworth turned himself into the police today in...

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