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swissvale72

  • joined Jul 02, 2009
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NFL Playoffs: Hatred-Based Fandom

Okay, so maybe I am a little interested in the remaining three weekends of the Fraudulent NFL Tournament. I did sit out last Saturday, watched nothing. Correct that. I watched the World...

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San Diego Chargers: Was the Fix In?

Chargers are the kid who took a cheat sheet into his SATs and got into Princeton. Chargers are George O'Leary, 'cept they didn't get caught.They're frauds; they're imposters, elevated to the...

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Where's the Outrage??

One of the driving forces in re-introducing instant replay to the NFL was the 1995 AFC Championship Game, won by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but appearing for a split second as though the Indianapolis...

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Behind Enemy Lines: Morning After In New England

BEHIND ENEMY LINES: MORNING AFTER IN NEW ENGLAND My son goes to school in Boston, right down the street from the area that Mayor Mumbles Menino had locked down last night in anticipation...

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PLAYOFF SBI: (Steelers Best Interest)

PLAYOFF SBI (Steelers Best Interest) The 2011 season of Roger Goodell’s kindler, gentler NFL, a year punctuated by a plethora of penalties for hitting too hard, a suspension for a football...

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Ohio New Year's Day: Steelers/Ravens Invasion

OHIO NEW YEAR’S DAY: STEELERS/RAVENS INVASION First a few thoughts on the Xmas Eve affair at Heinz Field. Steelers, for the first time since the ’02 season, won a home game following an...

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Steelers: Ghosts of Christmas Past

STEELERS: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST Lest you think this is another history lesson from one of this site’s old-timers, well…it is…but just for a bit. There are some historical parallels to...

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Why the College Game is Better

WHY THE COLLEGE GAME IS BETTER… Don’t get me wrong. I don’t watch a whole lot of college football, primarily because this notion of deciding the national champion via the ballot box is...

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Steelers-Browns Post-Mortem

Once I exhaled following last night’s game, I got to thinking what the scene might have been like at the Rhine River VFW in Akron, Ohio. Was Mildred Harrison putting up her Dukes, willing to...

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Bye Week Baloney (aka, Jagoff Jumbo): Steelers-Bengals

  BYE WEEK BALONEY (aka, JAGOFF JUMBO): STEELERS-BENGALS   I hate the Bye Week.  In fact, in The Manifesto, I included the bye week in the chapter entitled Shit I Hate About the NFL.  Up until...

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Orbital Bone Story: Circa 1940s

Bill Priatko, my coach at Swissvale High School in 1971, is an alumnus of North Braddock Scott High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He signed on with the Green Bay Packers in 1958, and...

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Chicken Little & the Pittsburgh Steelers

“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” So might as well the denizens of Steeler Nation cried after Sunday’s Debacle in Baltimore at the hands of the hated Ravens. The Steelers were flat, they...

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Steelers by Offensive Set '10: Game 16 (Snap Counts, etc.)

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=1897&t=6988103 Notes: The rout of the Browns on the shores of Lake Erie made for liberal substitutions in Sunday's game, reflected in the snap counts.  A...

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A Tale of Two Januarys

  It was the worst of times, it was the best of times…Being both an optimist, and sometimes a realist, in matters involving the Pittsburgh Steelers, I enter each season with both a primary goal of...

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A Year Ago...Arians Offense '09: Fact or Fiction

I'm re-running this piece to hopefully answer several questions raised in response to Chileburger's fine work.  He's pointed out some trends, and there were questions about last year.    

The...

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Steelers by Offensive Set '10: Game 15 (snap counts, etc.)

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=189 ... S_90932027Notes:*Seeming success running ouf of 3 wides mitigated by TALRT (Take Away Long Run Theory), in this case Redman's 23 yarder late 4Q*...

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Steelers by Offensive Set '10: Game 14 (Snap Counts, etc.)

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=1897&t=6919338Notes:*Steelers ran out of 3 or more wides on over 70% of all offensive snaps, and it wasn't due solely to the two hurry-up drives...

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Steelers by Offensive Set '10: Game 13 (Snap Counts, Etc.)

[u]Notes:[/u]*Steelers ran 3 or more wides on half of their offensive plays, but didn't break out this set until the game's 8th offensive snap [b]Offense (68 total snaps):[/b] Brown-9 snaps (all...

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Likes & Dislikes at 10-3

The Pittsburgh Steelers won in rather ugly, but distinctly '70s, fashion, in the unpleasant December conditions of Heinz Field.  While they vanquished a Cincinnati Bengals team who left town having...

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Steelers by Offensive Set '10: Game 12 (Snap Counts, etc.)

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=1897&t=6856060Multiple-wide look dominated both sides of the ballNotes (offense) (69 total snaps)*Steelers run with 3 or more wides on 75% of offensive...

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Steelers and the Patron Saint of Lost Causes

Steeler Nation last night once again directed their prayers, even those from the heathens among us, to Saint Jude Thaddeus in order to defeat the Baltimore Ravens.  The Patron Saint of Lost Causes...

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Steelers by Offensive Set '10: Game 11 (Snap Counts, etc)

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=1897&t=6801848Snap Counts:Defense (67 snaps)Hoke-17Hampton-22 (only 3 snaps in 1st half, Buffalo only had 13 snaps 1st half)Timmons-55 (came out in the...

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Steelers: Is Luck the Residue of Design?

No, it wasn't luck that caused the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the plays needed to win in Buffalo yesterday.No, it can't be considered lucky once again win when being once again targeted by the...

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Offensive Set/Snap Count: Week 10

This week's chart is a bit misleading. I just got the info, and I'm rushing through it on this Thanksgiving Eve.http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=1897&t=676753Here's the...

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Steelers By Offensive Set '10: Game 8 (snap counts, etc.0

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=189 ... S_87245151Defense: 65 total snaps*Steelers were in nickel for 55 of 63 non goal-line snaps, 3 d-linemen in for only 8 of 63 non goal-line...

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Steelers at the Midway Point: Deja Vu...But Which One?

STEELERS AT MID-SEASON: DEJA VU? BUT WHICH ONE?These 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers and their coach, Mike Tomlin, are in familiar territory. In this, his 4th season at the helm of the Black &...

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Steelers by Offensive Set...10: Game 7

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=1897&t=6634415*Steelers were much more effective throwing the ball out of two wide reciever sets, going 6 for 6 when paired with multiple tights, 3 for...

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November 1st: ALL SAINTS DAY

  November 1st:  ALL SAINTS DAY   The Game: The worst part of Halloween, growing up as a kid in Swissvale, was needing to rise early the next day and go to church before school for a holy day of...

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Steelers by Offensive Set '10: Game 6

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=189 ... S_86096209After using multiple tight ends on 42 of 63 snaps last week (63%), Steelers went with double tights on only 13 of 53 snaps (excluding...

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Steelers: Lucky AND Good

  Steelers:  Lucky and Good   Today's victory by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Miami Dolphins reinforced at least one old adage, and raised a new question.   It was a pyrrhic victory, given...

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