View From 522: Steelers vs. Jaguars

Since Gretz is a season-ticket holder, he’s going to take a look at the debauchery and insanity that takes place in the Heinz Field stands after every home game he attends. And yes, this is one very late in the week and yes it’s random thrown together. I mean even more than usual.

I just realized this morning that I never did this post following last week’s win over Jacksonville, and since today is a 4 PM ET game, I figured why the hell not do it now? With hockey season under way work is busy (hey, do you like hockey? If so, you should read CBS Sports Eye On Hockey. Bookmark it) and it’s difficult to find time over here, and for that I apologize. But, you know, bills need paid and all, and I’m going to keep this short and to the point.

– Interesting game that looked like it was going to be another blowout in the first half, until the offense completely stalled out in the second half. I thought the biggest problem was simply the fact that Ben Roethlisberger was off his mark for much of the day, especially the second half. There were open receivers running free through the Jacksonville secondary the entire game and Roethlisberger, for whatever reason, wasn’t accurate enough to make the Jaguars pay. It all seemed to start with that miss to Antonio Brown in the end zone. Whatever the reason, if your franchise quarterback is going to be off his mark, it’s best that it happens in a game against a bad team when he’s already done enough to give the team enough points (just enough) to win.

– I was supposed to meet up with the Lounge Legal Department before the game for what would have been, I’m guessing, the first Steelers Lounge meet-up in Steelers Lounge history, but it wasn’t meant to be. There will be other chances, I promise.

– Hey, anybody outside of Pittsburgh know of any good Steelers bars? We should put together a list. I ask because my parents spent the weekend in New York city visiting my older brother and my sister-in-law, and then watched the game at one of the many Steeler bars in New York City. Let’s start putting together a list to help out our out-of-town friends.

– Hey, here’s the Occupy Pittsburgh protest! Or a bunch of tents in town. My favorite protest sign, which I didn’t get a picture of, was a piece of cardboard taped to a fence that had nothing but the words, “I’m Really Pissed Off” written in sharpie.

– Nice day.

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  • Bob Costas

    So you’re saying that when Ted isn’t posting here, he is hanging out in a tent and making cardboard signs with a sharpie?

    • Anonymous

      Only problem is Ted’s sign would be about 2,000 words long! (nothing but love and respect for you Ted!)

  • Anonymous

    Time Out Sports Bar in Issaquah, WA