AFC/NFC Championship games

I think Guru came up with a new profanity!

TheGameguru wrote:

Mother Chunky soup!

SwampYankee wrote:

At least your team made the playoffs, Bagga.

And at least they didn't get crushed in the first round after their quarterback's leg got cracked in half.

Rat Boy wrote:

I'm importing a case of Iron City beer cross-country for the big game. Go Steelers!

Are you mad? Even around here most people consider Iron City to be on a level with sewer water... Here's a life-saving tip: don't drink the last swig.

karmajay wrote:
I look forward to the next year of cheesy "Big Ben" and "The Bus" commercials...

Or all the 'Big Ben' and hist mama Chunky soup commercials...

No, they only give that to the losers of the Super Bowl..

Poppinfresh wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

I'm importing a case of Iron City beer cross-country for the big game. Go Steelers!

Are you mad? Even around here most people consider Iron City to be on a level with sewer water... Here's a life-saving tip: don't drink the last swig. ;)

Last time I was in our Pittsburgh Office I was told that Iron City brewery had to declare bankruptcy.. something about not paying their water bill for 20 years?

Mayfield wrote:
karmajay wrote:
I look forward to the next year of cheesy "Big Ben" and "The Bus" commercials...

Or all the 'Big Ben' and hist mama Chunky soup commercials...

No, they only give that to the losers of the Super Bowl..

Bah! shows how much you know.. McNabb had those chunky soup commercials when he was still losing NFC Champ. games..

As a one-time resident of the city of Seattle, I'd like to see them do well (not embarrass themselves) in their first Superbowl. That said, I still think Pittsburg is the stronger team (if for no other reason than the fact that NFL officials rarely call penalties on chop blocks).

TheGameguru wrote:

Last time I was in our Pittsburgh Office I was told that Iron City brewery had to declare bankruptcy.. something about not paying their water bill for 20 years?

It's true. How the water company couldn't know about it defies belief, but that's what happened, along with an underfunded pension. I didn't know many people knew Iron City even existed. I think they were last popular about 20 years ago.

This is what happens when you bet against the Steelers.

I live in Connecticut and drank Iron City when I was in High School (80s).

I didn't know many people knew Iron City even existed. I think they were last popular about 20 years ago.

At one point growing up I had the complete Iron City collection of cans with the Steeler's greats on there.. Franco's Italian Army FTW!

This is what happens when you bet against the Steelers.

This is even better

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06024...

TheGameguru wrote:

At one point growing up I had the complete Iron City collection of cans with the Steeler's greats on there.. Franco's Italian Army FTW!

I think I still have most of those up in my parent's attic!

GameGuru wrote:

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This is what happens when you bet against the Steelers.

This is even better

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06024...

When Joshua Vannoy decided to wear a Denver Broncos jersey Friday, he knew there would be some joking from diehard Steelers fans at Big Beaver Falls Area Senior High School.

"I feel awful, like I was dehumanized," said Joshua, 17, a junior and self-described honor student.

It'd be one thing if the kid was in grade school or even junior high, but c'mon dude you're 17! Suck it up!

You also have to love how he lives in Big Beaver. Ah, Beaver County, will your name ever get old?

This was my favorite part of the article:

Mr. Kelly had little to say on the subject yesterday.

"We won the game [Sunday] night, didn't we?" he said. "That's all I was worried about."

Ah, only in Pittsburgh... or Big Beaver...

What is interesting (and perhaps very telling) is the fact that the two teams that advanced to the Super Bowl were the two teams most willing to diverge from their normal play style.

Pittsburgh came out slinging, throwing on over 50% of plays on the first few drives. Seattle threw normal defensive gameplanning out the window and assigned 2-3 defenders at a time to bracket Steve Smith - something other teams have been unwilling to do. Both of these things made bigger impacts on their games than any other single thing.

Poppinfresh wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

I'm importing a case of Iron City beer cross-country for the big game. Go Steelers!

Are you mad? Even around here most people consider Iron City to be on a level with sewer water... Here's a life-saving tip: don't drink the last swig. ;)

IT'S TRADITION! It ain't a Steeler Super Bowl party without that intestine-cleaning swill.

Fripper wrote:

It'd be one thing if the kid was in grade school or even junior high, but c'mon dude you're 17! Suck it up!

While It's kind of funny if you look at it purely from a sports perspective, if you consider the situation the kid was in.. I doubt it's funny at all.

If I was that kid I probably would have gotten expelled for what I would have said and done to that teacher if he'd done that to me.

That guy has to be the worst teacher I've ever heard of. Nobody that does that kind of crap deserves to be teaching.

At 17 he's practically an adult.
He purposely walked into a Lions den by wearing that jersey in the midst of a rabid fan base, inviting good natured ribbing (which is really all he got).
He had pieces of paper thrown at him and had to sit of the floor, and because of that he feels like he was dehumanized.
All I can say is, "Good luck in the real world buddy."

What a Nancy.

If he wore a Sox Jersey to a Yankee game he'd need therapy. Wuss.

*Legion* wrote:

What is interesting (and perhaps very telling) is the fact that the two teams that advanced to the Super Bowl were the two teams most willing to diverge from their normal play style.

Pittsburgh came out slinging, throwing on over 50% of plays on the first few drives. Seattle threw normal defensive gameplanning out the window and assigned 2-3 defenders at a time to bracket Steve Smith - something other teams have been unwilling to do. Both of these things made bigger impacts on their games than any other single thing.

I can't argue with that. After years of criticizing Cowher's gameday ability, I'm deeply impressed by his willingness to adapt and change this year. In my opinion, it's made the Steelers a much better team. Well, that and Rothlisberger isn't Kordell Stewart...

Fripper wrote:

At 17 he's practically an adult.
He purposely walked into a Lions den by wearing that jersey in the midst of a rabid fan base, inviting good natured ribbing (which is really all he got).

I think anything he got from the students is fair game.

But having a teacher force you to take a midterm exam sitting on the floor? No.

He does look like a little pussy boy, though.

But this:

He said when he went to sit down at his regular desk on Friday, Mr. Kelly ordered him to "take those books off my desk. I own that desk." He placed his textbooks on the floor and then sat down at the desk.

Joshua said his teacher told him to "get out of my desk. You're sitting in my desk."

He said Mr. Kelly began sliding the desks into a circle. Then he told Joshua to sit on the floor in the center of the circle.

While Mr. Kelly passed out the tests, he dropped Joshua's test papers, scattering them on the floor so that he had to crawl around and pick them up, Joshua said.

... that's not ribbing, that's a guy being an absolute total douchebag.

*Legion* wrote:

But having a teacher force you to take a midterm exam sitting on the floor? No.

Thanks. I'm glad I'm not the only one here who thinks so.

1) I'm a dirty skimmer

2) Yeah, if a teacher did that to my kid I'd be nailing his balls to my barn door.

SwampYankee wrote:

1) I'm a dirty skimmer

2) Yeah, if a teacher did that to my kid I'd be nailing his balls to my barn door.

then give him a pair of garden shears and set the barn on fire.

SwampYankee wrote:

What a Nancy.

If he wore a Sox Jersey to a Yankee game he'd need therapy. Wuss.

Meh.. Yankees fans are actually tame. I went to a Pedro/Mussina game 2 years ago and sat with 4 other Sox fans. No fights, not much profanity, interesting taunts though "MATALO!"

Yankee's fans are smug because they know they have won all those championships. They don't have to be angry or insulting.

While Mr. Kelly passed out the tests, he dropped Joshua's test papers, scattering them on the floor so that he had to crawl around and pick them up, Joshua said

Guilty of skimming as well. Any teacher that does that is a genuine prick.