Monday, November 15, 2010

Justin Bieber takes Steelers to school

By Jeff

Brady kinda resembles Bieber with that new haircut,
but he's still prettier than all of us. One more reason to hate him.
Tom "Bieber" Brady is a great quarterback. As much as the media showers him with praise, I still think he's underrated. Just typing that last sentence made me throw up a little bit, because I can't stand Brady, the New England Patriots or their fans. But you have to give credit where it's due and respect all that he's done in his career to this point.

Last night's 39-26 Steelers' defeat to the Patriots was just the latest in a long line of one-sided affairs between the two teams in the Brady Era. The Patriots are 6-1 against the Steelers in games that Brady has started. Two of those games were AFC Championship Games at Heinz Field. So yeah, it's safe to say he  has the Steelers' number, address and probably social security number. Hell, he probably has their luggage combination.

The Steelers' gameplan wasn't exactly great either. I'm not a defensive coordinator, but rushing three guys just seems silly when facing Brady. Giving that man more than five seconds is just asking to be picked apart. And playing 10 yards off the Patriots' receivers didn't make a lot of sense. Brady has a quick release. He saw those gaps and killed Pittsburgh underneath.

Of course, it all comes down to execution and the Steelers just didn't do it. Their red-zone offense is in need of some serious help. It's not that great when Hines Ward does play, so it just went to hell when he got knocked out of the game. Antwaan Randle El and Mike Wallace dropped a few touchdowns and then Jeff Reed goes and misses a 26-yard field goal.

Really, there are too many people to blame for the loss and I don't have enough fingers. So let's move on to the rest of the weekend's event.

  • Marc-Andre Fluery haters will hate no matter what, but it's good to see Fleury string some good games together for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played great Friday and Saturday. I'm not ready to say he's back, but he's getting there.
  • Not to be outdone by Fleury, Evgeni Malkin seems to have broken out of his early slump. He had a hat trick Saturday night, almost doubling his goal total for the season. Even when he wasn't scoring, he was flying around the ice and making plays. 
  • If you see Mike Comrie, please let him know that he did sign a contract to play this season. He may have forgotten.
  • Despite the power play sucking and the team struggling, Sidney Crosby has quietly scored 12 goals and 15 assists. He's scored in five straight games. Philadelphia Flyers fans must have a completely different definition of "sucks" than I do.
  • The Pirates hired Clint Hurdle to be their next manager. Good? Bad? Does it make a difference with this team? 
  • The Oregon Ducks have averaged like 200 points a game this season. Then they go and put up 15 Saturday. Maybe the Duck needed a break from doing hundreds of pushups every Saturday.
  • If you haven't watched the cartoon "The Venture Bros." you need to go out and do that. The first season starts slow and is pretty weird, but you'll thank me.
  • It's looking more and more like TCU and Boise State won't make the BCS Championship game despite being undefeated. I used to think college football was fine without a playoff system. I'm starting to see the light.
  • If X-Box executives are reading this blog (I'm sure they are) I have an idea for the your next "Call of Duty: Black Ops" commercial. Have Shaq and Kobe shooting at each other. The looks of joy and excitement on their faces will be 100 percent pure and everyone loves Shaq. I'll take it a step further. Because you respawn when you die, you can actually have them killing each other, and then coming back. You pitch that to Kobe and Shaq and I bet you don't even have to pay them.
  • That last note is probably the only NBA reference in this post.
  • I changed my mind. Are we going to have to hear about every Miami Heat loss? Even if I cared about the NBA, I certainly wouldn't care about the NBA in November.
  • Anyone see the last play of the Jacksonville Jaguars-Houston Texans game? You have to love it when a Hail Mary works.
  • Jon Kitna for MVP! OK, that's overreacting, but the Dallas Cowboys got a great win over the New York Giants Sunday. Contrary to reports, the whole team has not given up. Giants fans are probably calling for Tom Coughlin to be fired.
  • The Buffalo Bills won a game! Chan Gailey should still be fired at the end of the year. 
  • Weezer's "Death to False Metal" is a very good album. It's got a few stinkers, but is mostly good. "Pinkerton Deluxe" is OK. I love the B-Sides and the previously unreleased material from that period of their careers. I really didn't need five versions of "The Good Life", "El Scorcho" and "Pink Triangle", though. Why not include live versions of the B-sides to fill space instead of live renditions of the same three songs? 
  • Anyone want to guess on how many penalty minutes Sean Avery has tonight against the Pens? I'm putting the over/under at 10.


  1. Comrie won't be focused again until the post-Thanksgiving day sales are over at American Eagle.

    For Sean Avery-coke bet and I take the under? I'll go with 4

  2. I was a little sarcastic with the 10, but let's do this!

  3. Yep definitely unfair. How about total number of Rangers penalty minutes in the 2nd period?