Monday, October 19, 2009

"The Big Legursky"

Highlights From Sunday's Steelers' Triumph
(12th straight, by the way) Over the Browns

This here author of Steel Triangle (nee "Joey Porter's Pit Bulls") happens to live in Pittsburgh, so I have the good fortune of being able to turn down the TV sound and listen to the Steelers' broadcast team of Tunch Ilkin, Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play) and Craig Wolfley, sideline reporter (Tunch, Bill and Wolf). Always entertaining. Always.

One of the the highlights for me during yesterday's game was Wolf calling guard Doug Legursky "The Big Legursky" -- a clear and conscious reference to "The Big Lebowski"!!!

Dissa an' data ...
  • On the other hand ... Behind the Steel Curtain notes that "this will probably be the straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of Reed's chances of re-signing with the Steelers at the end of the season."
  • And ... D.C. Steeler Nation weighs in with some excellent points (couldn't agree more) on the Jeff Reed situation, along with a fine review of the game itself.
  • Finally .... it's tough to root for the Oakland Raiders, but you have to figure they had some sort of good karma going yesterday when they beat the Philadelphia Eagles and had a pigeon join their kickoff coverage unit. Watch this video to see for yourself. That pigeon was on the field all day, and always on the Raiders' side of the ball. As for football, I happened to watch that game with some interest, by the way, and the Raiders dominated the Eagles in every way. The Eagles' coaching staff never made any adjustments on either side of the ball -- and never even adjusted for the pigeon! The Eagles deserved to lose, and the Raiders deserved to win. As did their pigeon, who is destined to become their new mascot and good luck charm. Kind of like ... The Rally Monkey (which the Angels surely need this week).

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Yup, Eric Mangini is Indeed a Fool

Clearly, Browns' Coach Eric Mangini ignored Steel Triangle's advice posted Friday, when we suggested he'd be be a fool if he allowed quarterback Derek Anderson to attempt to pass more than 10 times on Sunday versus the Steelers. We find it hard to believe Mangini doesn't read Steel Triangle.

If Mangini had heeded Steel Triangle's advice, perhaps he wouldn't have put Derek Anderson in a position where Anderson would throw two interceptions, fumble twice and watch in frustration, as his so-called receivers dropped at least eight passes. Not to mention the sacks.

The Browns are awful. Except for Josh Cribbs.