Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sometimes making fun of the Steelers is too easy, especially Ben Roethlisberger.

We happened to be watching Sportscenter by mistake.
And thankfully we caught Ben Roethlisberger making a fool of himself.

The whole story was about Ben throwing huge picks in big games or something.

But then he said this:



Wow








130 comments:

PittHockey said...

Steelers = No Care


right now anyways

PittHockey said...

Oh no wait, I forgot the only other team to pay attention to were the Buccos. Carry on.

PittHockey said...

Big 7 could have at least gone with something like "Brett Favre is a shell of his former self and a hail-mary from his Superbowl days.. but he's probably still better than whatever nobody will be starting at QB for the Packers otherwise."

PittHockey said...

And because nobody is joining in on this party...

Pensblog storeblog: Should Hoddyblog be Hoodyblog?

Carroll said...

That was a very insightful video!

Carroll said...

sorry to break up your roll there pitthockey.

eileenover said...

I can't even watch the damn video.

PittHockey said...

I wanted someone to break up my roll, it was getting stale and boring.

eileenover said...

Well the Pirates are shitting all over themselves again.

Tony Little said...

tits

Adrienne said...

steelers = shit

careface--

scribbler82 said...

I think you mean "Favre"

KaylaJ said...

i care about the steelers, cause you know, football season means its closer to hockey season!

TheFandangler said...

I'm not a big football fan but I especially do not like the Steelers for some. It's probably because this town has a gay lust for that team.

TheFandangler said...

Reason***

Big ben Roethlisbitchmouth...

Best QB EVER, Best BBQ sauce EVER!, Super Bowl Ring...one for the thumb!

TheFandangler said...

,Best Burger EVER!

...anyone else can add if they'd like.

shawnawwwesome said...

I just looked it up and it turns out Brett Favre actually is Brett Favre, so I think thepensblog owes someone an apology.

Yeah.

bfyalkowski22 said...

yeah, its actually favre.

but whatev.

eileenover said...

I think they know it's Favre. They're probably just jobbing.

J.S. said...

yeah, I got one to add:

BEST HAYABUSA RIDER......EV-AH!!
























too soon?

Not that I hate on Ben (well, maybe-sorta), but it's good to see there's other people out there who aren't putting Interceptionberger in the same class as Mario as far as being that immortal Pittsburgh athlete. As far as I'm concerned, he's not even in the same class as Roberts 07-08.

WWGRD Wristband, store signs, shirts, etc. > SBXL ring.

Joose said...

Any professional sports player of any kind who is stupid enough to risk riding a motorcycle, let alone riding a motorcycle without a helmet, is a fucking idiot.

With that being said.... I'm excited for both the football and hockey seasons to get moving. If I had to choose one, we know which one I would pick. I'm not posting on a damn Steelers blog right now, am I?

Robert Ullman said...

I'm sure I'll feel differently come the first week of September, but right now the NFL seems so boring, corporate and overexposed that I can't bring myself to give a rat's ass about it. Usually I'm jonesing for some Steelers football by now, but this year alls I can think about is them Pens. Guess that's what playing a couple games in June'll do for ya.

wilsmith said...

It's going to be interesting to see how the Pens and Steelers split the airtime this fall.

The Steelers are still number one, but it's hard to deny the Pens are growing fast, especially with the kiddies.

J.S. said...

rob, I think you nailed it.

When the season comes back around, I'm either at a friends house or my house in front of the TV as soon as kickoff starts. But when you mentioned corporate and over-exposed, I couldn't agree more. I mean I don't want to seem like I'm hating on the Steelers, but I'm not exactly counting down the days until opening day kickoff. To me, the Steelers are the 1A team that occupies my time until the NHL season starts. Once the two seasons overlap each other, it depends on the Pens schedule.

Flyer Hater said...

I've grown completely tired of the Steelers and football in general. Maybe it has something to do with the constant barrage of "What did Favre text message" and "Does T.O. need professional help" topics shoved down our throats by Mike Greenberg and all the other jokes at ESPN 24/7 365. A part of the reason I love hockey so much is because it's kind of a cult. You really feel apart of an exclusive club being a die-hard hockey fan. You have to search for news, search for when the schedule comes out, watch a blurry online feed of TSN to see where Free Agents are headed. It's kind of cool.

Flyer Hater said...

SBXL=Fixed

eileenover said...

When the NHL season starts, I couldn't care less about the Steelers.

akus said...

thefandangler said,
It's probably because this town has a gay lust for that team.


That is the same way i feel about Penn State.

I live 45 minutes away from PSU, but was born/raised in Pittsburgh.
I just can't stomach JoePa and anything PSU. I root for, every Saturday, whoever is playing against PSU.


Counting down the days -75



Superbeast

J.S. said...

SBXL=Fixed

Ben's bike = not fixed

sh0ez said...

I could care less about the Steelers ever. When I was a kid, I loved them. Kevin Greene was my favorite player. When they got rid of him to Carolina, my love switched to Carolina as well. Then I loved TB. Then when the Titans formed in 1999, they were my favorite team. And it's been that way ever since.

Woo.

Flyer Hater said...

This is when you know you're bored, when you're watching the Elway/Montana, Chiefs/Broncos famous MNF game from 1994 on youtube.

TheFandangler said...

j.s.

is that scrap heap for sale?...

That's one piece of Steelers history I'd love to buy!

Flyer Hater said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfOB3jzfpoU

Chills

TheFandangler said...

FH:

It'd be nice to see that opening again.

Flyer Hater said...

That intro just gets you pumped up, the 90s were awesome.

Carroll said...

staff corrected their spelling mistake on the home page.

TheFandangler said...

Gary Thorne had a great voice for hockey. Granted he did mispronounce names but who doesn't in hockey? He makes mistakes on freakin 08 like there's no tomorrow. t doesn't change the fact that he has some of the best goal calls I've heard.

TheFandangler said...

It*

J.S. said...

fan, I can't hook you up with teh scrap heap, but I can get you the next best thing.

I give you:

this

and the more obvious one, this

Think he'd sign one of those at camp?

The Big K said...

Watching Penguins play on Thursday November 20th. Steelers will get the second place TIVO nod.

Flyer Hater said...

Who cares if he calls Ollie the Joke by the wrong last name every once in awhile. Emrick has an encyclopedia and thesaurus by his side at all times and that still doesn't change the fact that I want to punch him in the face for his puberty goal calls.

TheFandangler said...

That motorcycle would be the centerpiece of my living room. I'd put drinks on it or something.

Do those documents mean he was fighting those tickets? $45 and $75?... what a poo pusher.

Raybin said...

Sweet merciful unholy goddamn Jesus roasted and spread on toast.

Did anyone else just watch Anderson Silva knock out James Irvin on Spike? The man is not human.

Flyer Hater said...

Kirk McLean=Beast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEgrFCIJPvo&feature=related

I bet Stoosh remembers this better than anyone.

wilsmith said...

I usually HATE Emrick.

But, he was the best play by play guy in the world after having to listen to the Versus B and C squads through the first 2 or 3 rounds of the playoffs.

Hip said...

Football peeps in general (no offense to any players here) tend to speak the obvious. Maddens entire Monday night commentary goes like this: "You have to score more points to win the game."

Hip said...

PS: I never liked Brett Favre. Period.

And the one time I was in Green Bay, I said so.

Hip said...

Who wants to go to the Pens/Caps games with me?

wilsmith said...

I hate football speak.

"trickeration"
"he's out with an ankle"
"it is what is is"

Dr. Turkleton said...

hip trick!!!!

in the District? or Mecca?


Bill Caaaher Injury Report @ his Press Conference:

Joey with an ankle.
Hines with a quad.
Ben with a face.

wilsmith said...

I have ankles and hips too, but that doesn't mean I can't be active.

Dr. Turkleton said...

It's funny how the Injury Reports make them seem half-dead...

but, they come trotting out on the old 'grass' field on Sunday like nothing was ever wrong!

Thank GODard for Freddy Fu + modern medicine!

TheNWChica said...

SBXL=Fixed

Fuckin' right it was!!!

and Kirk McLean=Beast

AMEN!!! See Game 6 of the '94 Finals too!

Ahem...

eileenover said...

I'll go hip!

Dr. Turkleton said...

'Knuckleheads' can't wait to boo 'traitor' Hossa

has Smizik been reading tPB?

TheFandangler said...

McLean = Conklin vs. Islanders...

Of that game wasn't as big of a deal as the 94' slapshot fest.

adam17284 said...

I've never understand why there is a large portion of Penguins fans that have such a furious hatred over the Pittsburgh Steelers, almost as if it's some sort of penis envy or something. I don't get it.

Can't you be a fan of both teams? I am. It's not hard. It's actually quite fun, especially when one has won a championship in the previous two years, while the other has played for one.

And hating on Roethlisberger is weak. The guy is fourth in NFL history in terms of yards per pass attempt and has had a passer rating over 98 in three of his four NFL seasons. The Steelers don't sniff the playoffs or a division title without him in 2007.

Joose said...

Someone needs to do a "knucklehead" count on that shitty article. It isn't even shitty based on content.... Someone needs a fuckin' editor, man.

TheFandangler said...

Adam:

I don't really care for football and I really don't care about the Steelers. If you sight my past from ealier its' because this town has a gay lust for the Steelers and it's kind of dumb. Their "die-hard" fans will get hammered and go to every game but every day at the water cooler they blast the team, the coach, the owners. It doesn't matter.

It's very very easy to dislike the Steelers in this town. The same goes for Ben Roethlisbuttsucker. He is good, there's no real denying that but he is certainly over inflated in this town and is hailed as the second coming of Gary Roberts. He's a total knob job of person.

TheFandangler said...

post*

I suck.

aunt penny said...

Hey fellow knucleheads, Pitt girl has spoken of Hossa in her blog, too. Something about wires on his nipples.

What a gal.

Coming from the Smiz, what does it all mean??

KaylaJ said...

dr turk, that's why i love mondays during NFL season, you hear all the new injuries. its like either the team dr was wrong about the player having spinal fractures, or a miracle happened between then and sunday. and i love how most are "questionable" no matter what the injury until like an hour before the game, then you learn the one with the pinky injury is on IR for 4-6 wks but the one with the broken back will play.

aunt penny said...

Poor Smiz, it's summer and he's bored. If he wants to talk knuckleheads, why not talk about Ben the diplomat, or Wie not signing her scorecard...duh??

We're the best he could do...WOW.

adam17284 said...

I don't let the media's coverage (or over-coverage) effect my feelings towards that team, mostly because I ignore the sports media because they're filled with Bob Smizik's and John Fedko's that have less knowledge about the teams they cover than the "knuckleheads" that shell out $70 for tickets every week/night.

So if KDKA, or whoever, over-exposes the Steelers or the Penguins or Freddy Sanchez' mole, I don't care, I don't pay much attention to it.

I have season tickets for the Steelers, and I went to Detroit for game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. I love both teams, and if you asked me right now which one I loved more I don't think I could give you an answer.

The Steelers have their (more than) fair share of idiot fans who aren't pleased unless they win every game 84-0, but let's not paint Penguins fans as the peak of ultimate fandom. Just sit next to the fucking guys that spend all night screaming "SHOOT THE PUCK" when the defenseman is carrying the puck out of his own zone, or pounding on the glass screaming "HIT SOMEBODY! JUST HIT SOMEBODY!"

It's just a shame the two seasons aren't spread apart, perhaps we can petition one of them to schedule their games over Pirates season.

KaylaJ said...

its wrong to boo someone on the opposing team now? jagr was with the caps & rangers, not exactly teams the pens get along with. aramis is a cub, enough said. we don't even know the reaction hossa will get, but if he gets booed, big deal, he's a wing, he should get used to it since he won't be visiting many cities where he and his mates aren't. big whoop. that article only confirms one thing, its a looooong summer.

Annie said...

Guess who's going to the Bruins' home opener vs. the Pens on Oct 20th? ME! It'll be my first time seeing the Pens in person since 2002. I can't describe how excited I am, and how long and boring this summer's going to be.

sh0ez said...

So dead.

sh0ez said...

Actually, the whole internet is dead tonight. Hell, I haven't even had a Facebook notification since 6.

TheFandangler said...

sh0ez,

It is a sad day. lol.

sh0ez said...

Guess so. Damnnnnn.

TheFandangler said...

Either that or it's July...

...some people have lives...we don't...or I don't.

sh0ez said...

Nobody has a life at 2AM. And no one sleeps.

TheNWChica said...

I just sent you something Sh0ezy. Not sure if you got it or not.

TheFandangler said...

Chica shares the love.

We're saved.

sh0ez said...

That's because it's only 11 there!

I got it! Thanks! I need to redo my flair.

TheFandangler said...

Chica = Cheater.

sh0ez said...

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?tt0468569

THE DARK KNIGHT JUST OVERTOOK THE NUMBER ONE SPOT FROM THE GODFATHER ON IMDB'S TOP 250 MOVIES OF ALL-TIME!

TheNWChica said...

I would share the love even if it was 2am...I'm not doing squat tomorrow.

TheNWChica said...

And Fandangler: Is it cheating when y'all get the post in the morning three hours before me?

sh0ez said...

I guess it's the first time since '99 or so that a film has even took number 1 from Godfather/Shawshank (they switch sometimes) for any amount of time. I still see this staying up there in the top 5.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

the dark knight is a life-changer....

soooo

anyone wanna dress as clowns today and play some magic tricks ;-)

sh0ez said...

top 15*, rather.

TheFandangler said...

Chica,

I don't cheat... so no, it can't be cheating =]...


I still need to see TDK. My bro saw it tonight said it was pretty incredible. He said I was like the joker... yikes.

penstone410 said...

im here
sorry.. eileen, carroll, IHK and i had our own cblog going on fbook so was a bit pre-occupied..
what's going on?

TheFandangler said...

Nadda Thing.

sh0ez said...

You all and your damn Facebook cblogs. What's the point if it deters from here? Doesn't make any sense to me.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

i want to share one of my favorite parts with everyone but i don't want to spoil anything.

mehhhh

penstone410 said...

@sh0ez
we dont want to be bitched at for our conversations on cblog.. besides, what we were talking about, nobody should know, we may get into some trouble..

sh0ez said...

On the case of being bitched at: If that's the reason, then they got what they wanted. Not really standing our ground.

On the other reason: I have nothing.

TheFandangler said...

They're murderers!...

...I told you sh0ez.

(go along)

penstone410 said...

@sh0ez
yeah didnt really want to "give in" to the haters but it was moreso the second reason.. mwahahahaha

sh0ez said...

Just kills things here and seems to make an elitist thing over there, ya know? Almost like the one that you seemed to be going over there to escape. I dunno. It's just been lame.

TheNWChica said...

As part of the XX faction of c-blog, I think we should be able to feel free to post whatever we want; just like team XY, and we should not have separate blogs going.

Just my 2 centavos.

penstone410 said...

@sh0ez
i understand what you are saying. and im really just stretching it, we are just bullshitting on fbook.. or more like being total stalkers, so we dont need to do that on here.. haha

LargeTurkey said...

anyone still out there

jefe penguino said...

anyway, when someone is a total blowhard asswipe, that is when you can use that persons name twice.

"so what do you think of Mark Cuban?"
"not enough i can say about that guy, except Cuban's Cuban!"

"sean avery wore a pink popped collar to the vogue rainbow awards??!"
"well im not surprised, sean avery's sean avery."

"what do you think of this brett favre situation?"
"ive said it many times, brett favre's brett favre."

Josh Melvin said...

Flashblog is lookin' good.

I'm just sayin'.

jefe penguino said...

notthepiratesblog

my dbacks won to take sole possession of first place in their division.

up 3-0 in the ninth, the dodgers hit a solo shot, and then an rbi double to rally and make it close. after a couple of fights in the stands where i was (it took several cops yanking a resistant lady out of the seats. LA joke.), the pigs settled it down like the dbacks pitching settled it down to win.

its nice to see some entertaining worthwhile stickball.


where is cblog tonight? facebooking each other? charlies.

penstone410 said...

@jefe
no not facebooking, it's dead there too..

penstone410 said...

"sean avery wore a pink popped collar to the vogue rainbow awards??!"
hahaha if only..

Kierstan said...

Sean Avery = joke.

But we all knew that already.

Kierstan said...

And in other news, it looks like I actually will be getting to see the Pens in person for the first (and maybe second!) time ever...I've been talking to the friends that I was tentatively planning to roadtrip with to a Pens game if they got semi-close to Omaha this year, and since they're coming to both StL and Denver we've pretty much decided to do both. Let's hope nothing unexpected pops up.

*NHLroadtriphappydance!*

jefe penguino said...

@penstone -youre supposed to keep cblog hyped up at this time of day/night.

@kierstan -every time i get drunk, which is, every time, i think i should planetrip to denver for the pens game. so theres a chance ill be there, as long as i keep drinking.

penstone410 said...

@jefe
i know! im slacking on the job! well, sort of.. like i said, facebook cblog was taking over..

Kierstan said...

@ jefe - Then keep drinking! :D

Pens fans invading Denver...DO IT

jefe penguino said...

@penstone -facebook = puke


@kierstan -ill put it on my calendar! (drinking, not the trip to denver just yet)


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

penstone410 said...

@jefe
hey, there are certain things that cannot be discussed on cblog!!
just start drinking!
wooooooooooooo!

jefe penguino said...

ill start drinking again when i wake up.


furthermore, can those that make a spelling mistake not use another comment to correct said mistake. typically its obvious what you meant or not even noticed. either delete the previous comment and redo it, or dont correct it at all. its not a big deal. thank you and take care.

Kierstan said...

@ jefe - Well, at least the Pens/Avs game is in January, so there's a few months left for planning there.

H.C. Prick said...

Come on guys, don't talk shit on the Championship Drinker. That's easier than the online shit I just spoke on my former HS science teacher when I discovered he had a facebook account. (He's 40+)

jefe penguino said...

WIN OR LOSE.
WE STILL BOOZE!

penstone410 said...

^^^^^that should be everyone's motto in life..

Kierstan said...

Mmmm...booze. I totally agree. Especially since I did Mai Tais and sushi for dinner last night. Good Mai Tais = win.

J.S. said...

adam, it's not really about the numbers. it's about throwing picks at the worst possible time. ben seem to have that down to an art form.

or if you want to make it about the numbers, somebody post his line from SBXL.

H.C. Prick said...

@kierstan
Blerg. my insides hate booze and raw fish (they love booze by itself). I nominate you fore some sort of award (what's below the Puple Heart?) for being able to tolerate that.

penstone410 said...

@kierstan
aw man that sounds good.. maybe seperately though, as prick said, you must recieve an award for tolerating them together!

Kierstan said...

@ H.C. Prick and Penstone -
LOL, yeah, I normally don't have them together, but I had been craving them both and the Japanese place I went to for dinner last night has the best Mai Tais I've ever had. I couldn't help myself. :D

H.C. Prick said...

@ kierstan,
Is this place you speak of in the greater Pittsburgh area? And do you know if they make a decent Singapore Sling?

Kierstan said...

@ h.c. prick - Nope - I live in Omaha, NE. I will have to try a Singapore Sling the next time I go to this place, though...good idea!

christina said...

i may be wayy behind on this, since i haven't been around recently, but flashblog beta is sweet.

also, staff, what font/program did you use? i'm trying to track down a font exactly like that to use for one of my classes, but haven't found anything that i can use yet. any help from you guys, or cblog, would be much appreciated!

john said...

i love the pens, but why hate on the steelers?

FireFox said...

Big Ben has nothing on Bob Smizik's stupidity. Go read his "knucklehead" article and you will see why. What an ass.

TheNWChica said...

It's 840am Seattle time and there is no post? Woooooow! The boys must have finally passed out a few hours ago.

I like the flashblog though...very nice. Just one question as a c-blog puckbunny...will the boobs section also include manly bewbs too? ;)

Brett said...

Do any of you actually sleep? Nobody is supposed to be up at 5am on a sunday morning unless you spent all night drinking at some party.. lol

J.S. said...

4 hrs left of drill, and it can't come quick enough

TheNWChica said...

*salutes j.s.* What branch are you in? My dad retired from the WA Natl. Guard; and he was a weekend guy too. 1 weekend UAT a month and 2 weeks a summer for years.

xuscbausp said...

my birfday in two months.

woooooo

Noah said...

Steelers suck...GO PENS!!
FREE CANDY!

spanky kane said...

im fans of both teams.

making fun of football on a hockey blog (let alone in the comments section) = ultimate fail.


gg pens fans.

Vern said...

"Roethlisberger just seems to throw picks at the wrong time" is some of the most uninformed and anecdotal criticism I've heard. But, I mean, I guess I'll just take a page from Adam's playbook and try to still like both teams. That is allowed, correct? I'm a football fan first, but the NHL is number two and this is a great website to follow the Pens through. But you guys really seem to have a John Holmes level hard-on for Steelers bashing. Roethlisberger is easily a top 10 NFL QB, probably top 5.

I also agree with Adam that you can't just generalize fans like you have. Watching the playoff games at the local Pittsburgh bar (I'm in Ft. Lauderdale) meant dealing with a lot of "shoot the puck!" and "PENALTY!?!? WHERE'S THE PENALTY!?!?!" every time someone fell.

Jeez, dudes. Just let people like both teams.

Disclaimer

We are in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

In accordance with the Fair Use Copyright Law, The Pensblog uses logos and registered trademarks of the National Hockey League to convey our criticism and inform the public.

Photos on The Pensblog are used without permission but do not interfere with said owner's profit.

If you own a specific image on this site and want it removed, please e-mail us (thepensblog@gmail.com) and we will be happy to oblige.

wooo