Monthly Archives: February 2011

SL Discussion Thread for Week of Feb. 8

In Monday’s heartfelt, after-school-special retrospective on how great we all are, there were suggestions for how to keep the conversation going beyond a single post. With the offseason officially underway, now seems like as good a time as any to … Continue reading

Posted in Offseason, weekly thread | 37 Comments

The Post Where We Thank You for Being You

Seven years ago yesterday I started blogging about the Steelers. I cleverly titled it Heels, Sox and Steelers (amazingly, the URL was available) because there was a time when I followed sports other than football. Back then, people still called … Continue reading

Posted in Random Junk | 34 Comments

Steelers Lounge Podcast #36: Steelers-Packers Recap — Jerome Bettis

It’s never fun recapping a loss but JJ’s known for two things: his zealotry towards offensive line analysis and his undying optimism. The former is great, obviously, but the latter sure comes in handy today. I’ll be honest: we ramble … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 steelers, Podcast, Postseason | Tagged | 17 Comments

In the End, It’s All About the Journey (or Something)…

Shortly after Sunday’s game ended I made the comment that I was trying to balance the disappointment of the loss and the excitement of getting to see the Steelers play in another championship game. My dad made the point that … Continue reading

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Turnovers Seal the Deal: Packers Beat Steelers

There are no moral victories. Not for a team making their third Super Bowl appearance in six seasons. The Steelers, able to overcome a shaky first half and two turnovers in the AFC Divisional game against the Ravens, couldn’t do … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 steelers, Postseason | Tagged | 26 Comments

Super Bowl Game Thread: Steelers vs. Packers

This seems like the perfect time to summon all the Mike Tomlin-isms I can muster. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments.

Posted in 2010 steelers, Postseason | 29 Comments

No Hall of Fame for Jerome Bettis, Dermontti Dawson

Ted wrote about it last September, and today, on the eve of the Steelers-Packers Super Bowl, it became a reality: Jerome Bettis will not be a part of the Hall of Fame class of 2011. Center Dermontti Dawson, who has … Continue reading

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Maurkice Pouncey, Aaron Smith Out For Super Bowl

In news that shouldn’t be much of a surprise at this point, center Maurkice Pouncey and defensive end Aaron Smith have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Green Bay. That means Doug Legursky gets the start at center. As … Continue reading

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Do You Favor An 18-Game Schedule?; Tim Benz Zings Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell spoke to the media on Friday and gave what was essentially a state of the NFL address. As part of it, he continued to discuss the desire of the NFL to go with an 18-game schedule, and claimed … Continue reading

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More Steelers-Packers Previewin’: JJ at FanHouse

JJ has been a busy little beaver over at FanHouse this week, and understandably so: the Steelers are in the Super Bowl. We’ll hit the highlights here (and update this post as JJ’s work goes up there)…

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