This is a logo for T Bar T Miniature Horse Farm. Here is their website.
Honestly...you need to check out their site just to look at how your cursor changes. Ridiculous. I need to find a way to get that to happen when you visit PSaMP.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Since you, the reader, don't personally know me, I thought I'd take the time to answer some of your questions. Did Tec really graduate from Steelers training camp...St. Vincent College? Does best friend/college roommate Bob actually exist? Is Tec really a sports fan? Is he a poser Pittsburgh sports fan? Does he grow a ZZ Top beard day after day a la Tim Allen in the Santa Clause? Does Tec love giving the peace sign?
Here's a glimpse into my past, all you question-givers. Yes, that is a St. Vincent College dorm room. That's Bob (the taller one). Sports apparel and merchandise, more specifically, Pittsburgh sports apparel and merchandise is on full display. That is a ZZ Top beard and a peace sign.
Now for those pesky numbers. Time to explain what everything is. For the record, that is only one wall. Every other wall had more of the same.
1. Steelers shirt circa 1993
2. Traditional Terrible Towel (mine, actually)
3. Autographed Jack Lambert picture (thanks, Sheen)
4. Black Terrible Towel (Bob's)
5. Random Pirates bobblehead (obscured by my elbow)
6. Fantastic Steelers artwork (Big Ben , Hines, Bettis, Lombardi Trophy)
7. Super Bowl XL seat cushion (Bob received it at Ford Field...lucky bastard)
8. Steelers Super Bowl Champion hat (we both bought one immediately following the win)
9. Bettis authentic away jersey
10. Goblet and rocket (not Pittsburgh and/or sports related)
11. Big Ben #7 football-shaped magnet
And I think that's Marquette basketball on the tube. Can't really explain that one, Pitt fans. I'm thinking it was Pitt/Marquette.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
dominated by tecmo at 9:56 PM
In honor of the best blog post of all time, I decided to track down my original attempt at a website. This was many, many moons ago, so please be nice.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. I was totally wrong. I can't believe I actually found it.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
(Pic ripped from the dominating BP at AA. Read his take on this as well.)
I briefly mentioned my distaste for the mainstream media's handling of the Sean Taylor tragedy in my MMCNY post (its at the very bottom). Before I ever got a chance to follow up my comment, Will at Deadspin beat me to the punch. He's right on with the argument. Read and learn.
I'm absolutely sick over the way the MSM is constantly bringing up every past wrong in Taylor's life, as if all his problems contributed to his death. Do we really need to be talking about his prior DUI, or his legal battles?
Here's an excerpt from ESPN's report about Taylor's passing:
[Taylor] had a drunken driving charge that was later dismissed. He skipped part of the NFL's mandatory rookie symposium. He fired two agents. He didn't like his contract. He refused to return Gibbs' calls during the offseason. And he was fined at least seven times for late hits, uniform violations and other on-field infractions.
In 2005, he was accused of pointing a gun during a fight over all-terrain vehicles near his Miami home, a legal battle that ended a year later when he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to probation.
Why the need to mention this? If something tragic happened to anyone of us, I'm sure our families would be devastated if the local newspapers peppered our obituaries with a bulleted list of every traffic ticket, college-party infraction or minor squabbles with the law. This is a time to reflect on Taylor's life, not a vehicle to point out that he wasn't perfect.
However, kudos to Jeff Chadiha for only briefly mentioning Taylor's early immaturity as a way to show how much he grew in the past few years. Articles like this show that you can mention Taylor's problems without reading off a laundry list of offenses and altercations.
And I'm not just picking at ESPN. Every news source felt the need to mention every run-in with the law or questionable decision.
Taylor wasn't perfect. I challenge anyone to prove that they are.
The MSM handled this poorly. To say the very least.
R.I.P. to Sean Taylor, the human.
...Things that are small.
This Garmin commercial rules. Look at the very beginning. Yup...that's a mini pony.
Garmin...friend of PSaMP.
Not sports-related, but I needed to share this piece of news. It shows how crazy things are in my area (South/Southeast of the 'Burgh).
N. Versailles Woman Stabbed In VCR Fight, Suspect Jailed.
I thought this was an Onion headline, not Post-Gazette. My apologies for straying from sports.
Not even a DVD player? Come on...
We all know Thomas Jones ended the Steelers streak of not allowing a 100 yard rusher 2 games ago. Its been some time since the feat happened, actually, since the Super Bowl season. Edge James did it when he was with the Colts, and the Steelers were obviously pissed. He failed to reach the plateau in the playoffs, and again this season with Arizona.
Without allowing a 100 yard rusher to anyone (pothead or not) on the Dolphins squad, the Steelers D is on the path to starting a new streak of not allowing a 100 yard rusher in a game. Here's a look back at those who tried and failed during the past streak, simply because its an astounding list to look at.
Name. Date. Rushes, Yards, TDs. W/L. (p. denotes playoffs.)
Rudi Johnson. 12-4-05. 21, 98, 2. L.
Thomas Jones. 12-11-05. 14, 72, 1. W.
Michael Bennett. 12-18-05. 11, 43, 0. W.
Rueben Droughns. 12-24-05. 10, 36, 0. W.
Kevin Jones. 1-1-06. 18, 78, 0. W.
p. Rudi Johnson. 1-8-06. 13, 56, 1. W.
p. Edgerrin James. 1-15-06. 13, 56, 1. W.
p. Mike Anderson. 1-22-06. 9, 36, 1. W.
p. Shaun Alexander. 2-5-06. 20, 95, 0. W.
Ronnie Brown. 9-7-06. 15, 30, 2. W.
Fred Taylor. 9-18-06. 22, 92, 0. L.
Rudi Johnson. 9-24-06. 19, 47, 0. L.
Michael Turner. 10-8-06. 11, 56, 0. L.
Larry Johnson. 10-15-06. 15, 26, 1. W.
Warrick Dunn. 10-22-06. 26, 26, 1. L.
Justin Fargas. 10-29-06. 18, 55, 0. L.
Javon Walker. 11-5-06. 1, 72, 1. L.
Deuce McAllister. 11-12-06. 14, 56, 1. W.
Jason Wright. 11-19-06. 18, 74, 0. W.
Jamal Lewis. 11-26-06. 17, 66, 1. L.
Earnest Graham. 12-3-06. 4, 35, 0. W.
Rueben Droughns. 12-7-06. 5, 6, 0. W.
DeShaun Foster. 12-17-06. 7, 42, 0. W.
Jamal Lewis. 12-24-06. 24, 77, 1. L.
Rudi Johnson. 12-31-06. 13, 47, 0. W.
Jamal Lewis. 9-9-07. 11, 35, 0. W.
Marshawn Lynch. 9-16-07. 18, 64, 0. W.
Frank Gore. 9-23-07. 14, 39, 0. W.
Edgerrin James. 9-30-07. 21, 77, 1. L.
Shaun Alexander. 10-7-07. 11, 25, 0. W.
Travis Henry. 10-21-07. 17, 51, 0. L.
Kenny Watson. 10-28-07. 19, 88, 0. W.
Willis McGahee. 11-5-07. 12, 50, 1. W.
Jamal Lewis. 11-11-07. 16, 35, 0. W.
In this span, Willie Parker has surpassed 100 yards 15 times, 200 yards twice.
Javon Walker, a WR, had nearly 40 more rushing yards than the top RB of his team.
LaDainian Tomlinson, a future HOFer, was bested by teammate Michael Turner.
Edgerrin James and Jamal Lewis have tried and failed with 2 different teams.
Both Rudi Johnson and Jamal Lewis have had team-high totals below 100 yards on 4 separate occasions each.
The lowest yardage output was 6 yards on 5 carries by Rueben Droughns.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
No hockey score jokes. No ripping on the offenses. No historical analysis of how low-scoring the game was.
You're not getting any of that in this Tuesday afternoon edition of Monday Morning Chrysler New Yorker.
At the end of 60 minutes, the Steelers finished with 3 more points than the opposition. That equals a win, no matter who the opponent was. The 3-0 shutout moved the record to 8-3.
Tale of the tape: Persevering the elements. Underlying theme: Ridiculous defensive game.
The stats weren't gaudy, but the team weathered the storm (literally and figuratively), kept the dolphins at bay and did just enough to win.
One more thing before I get into specific performances. What was up with ESPN rooting for marine mammals? Were they trying to side with the winless Dolphins? I mean, they kept playing that ridiculous Seal song at every commercial break. Seals...Dolphins...conspiracy?
Bennifer. Aside from the early interception, Ben did everything right given the poor weather and turf conditions. He didn't force long passes, which was critical without San Antonio in the lineup. Ben repeatedly threw 3-5 yard passes, which resulted in high percentage receptions that slowly moved the sticks. Sure, nearly every drive stalled, but that can be contributed to the potholes and standing water on the field. Ben reprised his "Game Manager" role, and let the game come to him. When he absolutely needed a drive to win the game, he produced. 4 of 5 motorcycle helmets for the conservative play.
RBs. I was a little confused by the RB system we used against the fish. With the awful weather, I was expecting to see more of Najeh early, letting Willie benefit from a worn-down defense. No knock on Willie, who put up solid numbers on a less-that-desirable field of play. However, when Najeh finally was used, he sputtered on a drive-ending 3rd down, and finished with 3 carries for 2 yards. Willie picked p the RB corps with 24 carries for 81 yards. Willie played well, Najeh did nothing. I'll give 3.75 out of 5 motorcycle helmets since Willie went over 1,000 rush yards for the 3rd consecutive season.
Hines. #86 played out of his mind all game. He was catching everything thrown his way, and on a sloppy night, caught 9 passes for 88 yards. That's huge in a game like this. Had this been a typical, 24-21 game, Hines' stats would've been something like 10 catches for 160 yards. There was no breaking long gains in the rain, and every catch was critical. He extended a few drives that should've resulted in a punt, and was clearly the go-to-guy. 5 of 5 motorcycle helmets. Couldn't ask for more out of Hines.
D. For those doubters who love to complain about the 3-0 win, the Steelers D pitched their 2nd shutout of the season. Add that to 3 other games in which the opposition scored a touchdown or less. All Miami needed was one drive for a score in order to win the game or at least force overtime. The D didn't allow that much. Tyrone Carter subbed for Troy perfectly, and he, James Farrior and Larry Foote were on acid all night. James Harrison continued his Monday night dominance with another sack in front of his predecessor, Joey Porter. Sure, Jeff Reed recorded the game's only points, but the D won the game. 5 of 5 motorcycle helmets. Sick game.
Bengals next week. We are Dey.
Love and prayers to Sean Taylor and his family. My buddy lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland and is a huge 'Skins/Sean Taylor fan. The news made me sick, and the mainstream media's reports about this has turned my stomach. I'll dedicate a post to this later.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Huzzah...PSaMP's The National Scoop has finally made a comeback. Here's the original version, if you fell the need to research PSaMP's TNS's roots.
A little background, PSaMP's TNS centers around text message conversations between me and my sports-enthusiast sister, Sheena Beaston. With that being said, please excuse spelling/grammar/capitalization and the like. Stupid texts only give you like 160 characters or whatnot. Bullshit.
This episode came during the Broncos/Bears game and concluded during the Eagles/Patriots game last night.
Tec: devin hester [is] goin nuts
SB: sauerbrun is gonna have his feet torn off again
Tec: U watchin this game?
SB: no...im conjuring it up in my mind...lol...yes
Tec: Here we go
SB: rex grossman is a chinese precious moments doll
Tec: Haha tim tebow looks exactly like rex
SB: little porcelain twerps
Tec: What a catch berrien
SB: devin hester is a fruit
Tec: Sauerbrun is gona get fired lol kr td pr td and blocked punt
SB: brian dawkins needs to decapitate tom brady tonight
Tec: I was just thinkin the same thing. my madden 2000 boy better come up huge
SB: if he knows whats good for him
Tec: Him and his scary ass facemask shield
SB: american gladiators is coming back
Tec: Ya just saw that ad. i have a horrible gut feeling that its gonna suck. like in the later years of the original when they added pyramid
SB: and skytrack
Tec: And snapback
SB: and gauntlet
Tec: And tug o war
SB: or whiplash
Tec: Haha i think thats all of the later additions
SB: there were the mid series ones like hang tough and the wall
Tec: Haha and atlasphere
SB: oh shite...how could we forget swingshot...that one was my jam
Tec: Assault and the other [originals] will always tear at my heatstrings
SB: original eliminator took like 30 secs to complete and then they went and added that stairclimber nonsense in the beginning
Tec: Ya that was in the crazy late episodes. the reverse conveyor belt at the beginning was the best. although the huge red and blue balls were clutch
SB: and then thy added the cargo net...but the balance beam with glads throwing medicine balls was so primitive and suite
Tec: Early mid series with wesley 2 scoops berry was the tightest
Tec: 3:49 left in the first and im already sick of hearinf madden say 'tom brady'
SB: i know...i also hate the name wes welker
Tec: Unrelated, but i love the name phil pfister, from met rx worlds strongest man
SB: lets go on the amazing race
Tec: Haha no. id rather chill out and take my time at airports rather than lose my mind making spot decisions
SB: i think it would be hilarious
Tec: More or less. i guess id do it
SB: im in love with the eagles right now
Tec: Cool onside kick recovery philly
Tec: Ive grown numb to seeing peyton manning in commercials
SB: i dont even see him in commercials anymore...i erased those rods and cones permanently
Tec: john madden is so fat
SB: aj feely is eating up the pats d for snicky snack
Tec: Aj felly is thinkin hes wearing an orange shirt in miami (reference to when feely beat ne when he was with the fish)
SB: aj feely thinks koy detmer couldnt have thrown that td
Tec: Koy detmer thinks colt brennan couldnt throw that td (reference to brennan breaking ty detmers collegiate td record)
SB: ty detmer thinks he found inspiration in win tested furbee making a start at the ripe old age of 63
Tec: Kent graham is starting to hit the weight room
SB: jim miller was talking to eric crouch about them both coming out of retirement
Tec: tim couch told them they were crazy
SB: tim biakabutuka told them otherwise
Tec: Erric pegram is mulling a comeback
SB: only if jon whitman blocks for him
Tec: John fiala #57 is needed for special teams then
SB: and eric green #86 can haul in passes in the grand tradition of wild ass te's
Tec: Bam morris can then trade coke for tree with nate newton
SB: jamal lewis can oversee the trafficking...he has the experience
Tec: And if anything goes awry, ray lewis can murder the offender
SB: on that note rae carruth says peace out and im going to bed...ill talk to you tomorrow
Fun times. Oh what happens when I try to discuss national sports happenings.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Um...are we serious?
This poll is on CBS Sportsline's NFL page today. It asks readers to voice who they think can stop the Patriots on their quest for the perfect season and the Super Bowl.
Let's look at the choices available, and the selections made by 42,000+ idiots.
Aside from our Steelers, CBS offers the Packers, who aren't guaranteed to play the Patriots, the Colts and Cowboys, who have both already lost to New England and New England themselves.
The dorks chiming in on this box of stupidity have picked the Packers as the consensus team to stop the Patriots. Sure, if the Packers were even scheduled to play New England. Oooh...let's base our argument on what we hope is going to happen! 28%...gimme a break.
Next in line is Nobody. Glad you are all thinking positive. Nerds.
Third is the Cowboys. Last I checked, the 'Boys already lost to New England, and will only meet the Patriots if the Packers (who were picked to stop New England earlier in this stupid poll) fail to reach the Super Bowl. Are you even thinking when you highlight your choice?
Fourth position finally brings us to the Steelers. This is the only team on the list that is actually guaranteed to play New England this season. Yet, only 13% of the sample, or less than half of those who picked the not-guaranteed Packers, decided to choose Pittsburgh. I'm so lost at this point.
Fifth is the Colts. They, too, have already lost to New England, and will only play the Patriots again if several scenarios iron out so that the teams meet in the postseason. However, that didn't stop 11% of the poll-takers from picking the already-vanquished Colts. That's only 2% less than the only team that will positively play New England this season. As we continue to move through the picks of the people, I find myself seething. Are CBS Sportsline readers this dumb?
Sixth is the Patriots. What?! No Giants, Dolphins, Jets, Eagles (Philly hasn't played New England as of my writing this) or Ravens? And 9% of the jerk sample picked the Patriots to beat themselves, or only 4% less than those who picked the Steelers. I'd be offended, but its hard to get offended by people with little to no brain.
So what have we learned? A whole bunch of nothing. CBS Sportsline readers are ridiculously horrible at polls, which might be the simplest things ever. Its a test, but the answers are provided for you, and none are technically wrong. Unless you read CBS Sportsline and take their polls. Then you are wrong. A lot.
I think Who's Now was better...
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Things just got trickier for a team trying to avoid back to back losses to awful opponents.
Fresh off the disaster in New York, the Steelers must prepare for Joey Porter and the Dolphins sans standout athletes on both sides of the ball.
Troy Polamalu...out with a knee. San Antonio...out with an ankle.
Fun times. Tyrone Carter and Nate Washington best step up their respective games. 7-4 will not be acceptable. At all.
I don't see the Steelers losing, but I thought the exact same thing prior to the Jets game. Pittsburgh should be going for its 9th win, not merely hoping to record win number 8. Still, the team must look forward after the pathetic showing last week, and do anything and everything to avoid a repeat in front of the Monday Night Football crowd.
Don't play with my emotions, Stillers. These injuries cannot be an excuse for a 2nd consecutive disappointing loss.
Every now and then, you just need a good shear.
/side note: I would give this picture a normal PSaMP "Hey, baby," but I can't tell if that's a dude or a chick in the black coat.
/side note #2: I think it's a chick. Look here.
(You've probably seen this picture before. But honestly, why not use it?)
Jarkko Ruutu just saved the season.
No joke...Jarkko Ruutu...saved the season.
Sure, you probably had many questions when Jarkko appeared in the shootout. "Why is he in?" "Is he going to use the same move?" "Does he even try?" "What the shit?"
All these are legitimate questions, but Jarkko shut you up. Big time.
For one night, last year's playoff loss to the Sens was a distant memory. The Pens rallied from a huge 3rd period deficit against arguably the best team in the entire NHL. We got 2 points when we should've got none. Without Jarkko, there's no 6-5 shootout victory.
The Sens have 30+ points so far this season. Even with the win, the Pens are sub-20. Turning point of the season? Can't really say. However, its always easy to ride the adrenaline high when dudes like Jarkko or Georges Laraque win the game for you.
Thank you so much Jarkko. You've healed Penguins Nation. At least for one night.
Here's the moment...
Thursday, November 22, 2007
So who would you rather have?
Last year at this time, Steelers fans couldn't foresee the '07 team without Joey Porter. James Harrison has helped ease the transition from a Porter-led defense to a Porter-less defense.
This week, Silverback gets his chance to state his case against the guy he's helped Yinzers forget. Sure, the Dolphins are a horrible team, but we did just lose to the Jets. I'm not predicting anything.
This game s going to be eventful for the sole fact that these two guys will be going head-to-head, albeit at different time (defense doesn't play defense, duh). I'm hoping Silverback continues to build on the foundation he laid since Week 1.
If this was boxing, it'd be a heavyweight bout. Porter has had a down year by his standards, and could be past his prime, but he's still going up against his old team. Oh, and he made the All-Time team, so Silverback best be on his game. This is the perfect stage to complete the Joey-to-Silverback transition.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
My cool dog loves balloons.
I'm so sorry. I'll make it up to you. Promise.
dominated by tecmo at 11:21 AM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
In the meantime, enjoy this picture of the television from Paul Coffey's induction into the Penguins Hall of Fame.
Coffey...stunned. His youngest son...not so much.
My sincerest apologies, and I'll be back in a jif.
dominated by tecmo at 1:28 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Did we honestly just lose to the Jets? This is even worse than the Arizona loss.
I'm not even getting into this, because I can feel my blood pressure rising to an unsafe level.
How are we going to play for the punt on 3rd and 14 in overtime? Especially punting to Leon Washington. And with our shoddy coverage. And without Chidi. We need to sign Chidi and give him a long term deal for the utter disrespect he's been shown.
ZERO of 5 motorcycle helmets for dropping to 7-3. I really don't want to talk about this anymore...
...Except for the whole Chidi part.
dominated by tecmo at 9:31 AM
Friday, November 16, 2007
Yes, I know I'm not really a basketball blog, but I did start PSaMP during March Madness last season, and Pitt basketball has always been a blessing/curse.
I'm always excited, because Jamie Dixon always puts out a strong team. However, they always (and I can say always) fold when the tourney comes around, and I'm constantly left screaming at the T.V.
However, super frosh Gilbert Brown is genuinely making me pumped for the young season. He's reminding me of Julius Page, only better. These vids illustrate that point.
Sorry if you're turned off by my straying from the Buccos/Stillers/Pens. Aside from Passion football, Pitt basketball lives as the city's fourth team in my mind.
Midgets and mini ponies. Creepy, but fun.
And this isn't the first time a small human and horse have been featured. Check it.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
In case you hadn't heard, Barry Bonds was just indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
This could seriously damage his Washington Wild Things career...
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So this is beginning to become a trend.
As long as Steelers players keep racking up individual awards each week, I'll continue to MS Paint the awards onto their chests. O.k., that sounded odd. Let me try again.
If individual Steelers keep up the stellar work, I'll scour the internet to find pictures of them with random women.
There's no easy way to say it. Let's simplify. Steeler does good. I find picture of Steeler. Picture usually involves woman (or women). Picture is funny in some way. I MS Paint words onto Steeler.
This time, Ben gets the royal treatment. He's Offensive Player of the Week. Sorry if this is old news to you. I just got back from my out of state trip.
Done and done.
Past Steelers crushin' the MS Paint, thanks to outstanding individual achievements:
- Ike Taylor
- James Harrison
And this is not a knock on Jim Brown, merely a statement that his greatness is partially defined by the era he played in. I respect him greatly, though.
Until you win one (just one, I'm not asking for five) of these beauties, your argument is ignorant.
This is the Super Bowl XL trophy, the only win I've been fortunate enough to see in my lifetime.
dominated by tecmo at 4:35 PM
This was one of Art Rooney's actual cigars. Kinda creepy, but cool nonetheless. The only thing really missing from the entire display was The Chief himself.
I have one more crappy cell phone picture to shove in your faces. It's a doozy, and sure to make any Browns fans know their role. It'll be coming up later.
That's called a tease...
dominated by tecmo at 8:54 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This fantastic offering comes from two weekends ago, when I was just outside Philly, in Delaware. This dude (pictured above) ruled.
Observe the pinkish, long-sleeved t-shirt under the Westbrook jersey tucked amazingly into the pseudo Wranglers. The cell phone belt clip tops off the ensemble.
You can credit this guy with Philly's recent comeback against the Skins.
dominated by tecmo at 12:12 PM
Monday, November 12, 2007
This is going to be a very stripped down version of MMCNY. I'm out of state and only have my phone as a means of writing this. All in all, that comeback was perfectly timed, but should not have been needed in the first place. It was a true game of character, however, for both the Steelers and the Browns. Let's look at specific performances.
Ben. Carried the team in the 2nd half. If we keep playing like we did in the first 2 quarters, the team's gonna need him to carry them for the 2nd half...of the season. 4 of 5 helmets.
Fast Bill. Over 100 yards rushing. I'm not complaining. 4 of 5 helmets.
Silverback. Counting Special Teams, he's going to have 10 forced fumbles by year's end. I would've liked more pressure on Anderson early, but he also gets a 4 of 5.
Rest of D. Again, an awful first half trumped by a solid performance later. 4 of 5 for letting Anderson burn 'em early.
So errbody got 4s. If we lost, you could've expected straight 3s.
Any questions or concerns? Air 'em here.
dominated by tecmo at 11:00 AM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Want a sneak peak into what the Pens and Sabres will be wearing for the upcoming outdoor game in Buffalo? I got 'yer back. Don't worry so much.
I, personally, am a big fan of odd looking throwbacks. I don't mind the retro jerseys and helmets worn by the Steelers twice this season. Even back when I used to play Madden on original Playstation (what with the crappy graphics and all), I would always bust out these jerseys to make my opponent distracted. P.S. Cool Barry Foster.
When I heard that the Pens would be wearing throwbacks for the outdoor game, I was immediately interested. Turns out, I'm not the only one who digs the classic blue Pens getups.
So yeah, the Bills decided to not wear their throwbacks when the Steelers played 'em (the first time the throwbacks were used this season), but the Sabres are following suit (no pun intended) and breaking out their own, classic, white unis. Even as a Penguins homer, I gotta give love to these uniforms as well.
The Pens sorta caved in to the whole "City of Champions" era, and switched to the Black and Gold scheme to hop on the Steelers and Pirates (who were both winning championships at that point, odd as it may seem) bandwagon. I'm pumped to see that they went with the blue rather than the still awesome, Cup-winning Black and Gold.
Here's the Sabres unis as well.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Many a Browns fan are calling for Hines Ward's head on a platter, referring to Ward's hit on Daven Holly in week 1. Ward was penalized and fined for the hit, as seen in this Ludacris-laced video:
Also, Browns fans were quick to criticize James Farrior (on this post) and his recent comments about Kellen Winslow, in which he said,
"[Winslow] better have his head on a swivel every time we go up against those guys because I’ll be looking for him."
For those of you with short memories, here is the hit on Farrior by Winslow from last season.
But its only the Steelers who do this kinda thing, right?
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I gave love to Rob and Big about 6 months ago because they got a mini horse, so I figured its about time to hit 'em up again.
That is the mini horse on the left side of the picture. I envy you, Rob.
It only seems like yesterday that I was doing this for Ike Taylor. Silverback is the latest Steelers player to get the AFC honor.
We're on pace for 4 separate AFC Defensive Players of the Week this season. I'm betting Troy is gonna be one of 'em. Now I gotta find a pic of him surrounded by two adoring fans, just in case.
Congrats, Silverback. Go slam a Browns fan this week to celebrate.
Pirates news? Wtf?
Yeah, the Buccos hired a manager in my absence. If this was the Steelers or Pens, I would've had it updated pronto. After 5 years of less than mediocre baseball, I figured this one could wait. Hell, I've waited long enough between playoff appearances.
John Russell is the man in charge of securing a 16th consecutive losing season. I'm just ecstatic that the name announced wasn't Grady Little. I held out hope that Joe Torre would've been given serious consideration, but the Nuttings are more intent on spending their $6-7 mil a year on guys like Jeromy Burnitz and Matt Morris.
I'm not going to get deep into this subject, because I'll get all emotionally disturbed thinking about the Pirates during Penguins and Steelers season. Here's a list of the recent hires that filled the top posts on the team.
Scouting Director - Greg Smith.
Player Development Director - Kyle Stark.
Director of Baseball Operations - Bryan Minniti.
Smith has been with the Tigers for the past 11 seasons. Sure, they've had recent success, but the 9 years prior to that success was very Pirate-esque. However, he did draft both Curtis Granderson and Joel Zumaya in 2002.
Stark has been with the Indians for the past several years. Their small-market turnaround, although not attributed to Stark, is a bit encouraging.
Minniti is a Pirates guy who was simply promoted from within.
The Buccos are also trying to convince Chuck Tanner to take a front office position.
That's enough Pirates news for a couple months. Call me when we sign a big free agent player to a multi-year deal.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
No, I did not Photoshop/MS Paint/edit this picture in any way. I found it here, and needed to give it a place of honor.
And yes, that is Sandra Bullock. I couldn't understand the site, since it was in a different language. Therefore, I have no clue what it all means. Your guess is as good as mine.
Click on that picture for a larger view. Its from a Cleveland Browns blog. See if you can spot the weird combination of words that you will never find on a Steelers blog.
I took the time to peruse through a few Browns blogs, and I am scarred for life. All kidding aside, I wanted to see what some Brownies bloggers were saying about this week's match up between the top two teams in the North. As much as I hate the Browns, I will give
some very little credit to the team for turning around what could have been a disastrous season. That's all the credit I'll give to our "rival."
I use quotation marks around the word rival because we've beat Cleveland 8 straight and 20 of the last 23 times.
Here's a compilation of what they're saying about this week's game over in Browns-land.
Dawgs By Nature. Are You Ready? Its STEELERS Week:
This isn't the Browns team that we saw in Week 1. This is the Browns team that has the offensive firepower to take down the Steelers, and just like the Colts/Patriots game was hyped all of this past week, you'd better believe that this is the "game of the year" for Browns fans.
-PSaMP's take: Didn't Cincy have the offensive firepower to take down the Steelers as well? Don't forget that our D hasn't given up 100 total points yet through 8 games.
Commenter on the Dawgs By Nature post:
Personally, as long as the secondary can step up and knock the crap out of Ward, I'll be happy.
-PSaMP's take: Let's ask Bart Scott and Ed Reed what they think about that comment.
Ace Davis' Cleveland Browns Blog. A Sporting Chance:
An upset at Pittsburgh would be a tremendous boon, no doubt. But even if the Browns, dare I say it, lose to the Steelers and even the Ravens the following week, they still will have a decent shot at the post-season if their confidence and health are not destroyed in the process.
-PSaMP's take: Confidence and/or health will be destroyed. Write that down. Still, Cleveland has a gravy schedule after the Pittsburgh game.
Brown's Locker. The Browns Have Claimed CB Ricardo Colclough:
[Colclough] has played in 36 games (0 starts) in his NFL career and he has made 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks, defensed 7 passes, had 1 interception and recovered 5 fumbles. This was a nice low risk/high reward move by the Browns.
-PSaMP's take: I'm not even going there.
Browns Gab. Browns Are A Different Team:
The Browns lost their season-opener at home to the Steelers, 34-7 as the offense managed just 221 yards. The Browns offense has taken off since Derek Anderson took over at quarterback as they’ve averaged over 31 points a game. The Steelers also collected six sacks, but Browns offensive line has allowed just one sack per game since the Pittsburgh loss. Crenenel believes that this meeting with the Steelers will help his staff get a better evaluation of where the Browns are in their development.
PSaMP's take: James Harrison doesn't care for your one sack per game since the Pittsburgh loss ratio.
Mistake By The Lake. Born And Raised On The Cleveland Browns: Week 9:
The Browns crush the Pittsburgh Steelers so mightily, all the Steelers players will retire, all the Steelers fans in attendance will commit themselves to an insane asylum, the Heinz corporation will go bankrupt, the color yellow will be removed from the spectrum of visible light, and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh will be banned from cable reruns forever.
PSaMP's take: That piece of satire actually made me laugh in a "that is kinda funny" way. Well done.
I'll be looking for the streak to hit 9 consecutive and 21 of the last 24 straight games. The Browns have improved, but the Steelers D has been rock solid. And Bennifer is rolling. Steelers will win at home. Done and done.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Did you see Mel Blount's sideline interview with Michelle Tafoya? I did. Luckily for us, some random Youtube uploader did as well (it seems it was uploaded by the site Sportaphile, so I'll toss 'em a link and a compliment).
If I'm correct, Tafoya used the adjective surprising to describe Baltimore's offense. Blount laid out the truth by using the terms embarrassing and pathetic.
Mel Blount rules. As does his cowboy hat.
With their 0-3 start in the AFC North and their 1-4 record in the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens are about as socially and culturally relevant as Picway Shoes* right now.
Yes, I just successfully referenced Picway Shoes in a Pittsburgh sportsblog. I will begin to accept any and all compliments now.
James Harrison is a beast (Thanks to Ed Spags for the vid). I watched him exit the locker rooms with no helmet and thought, "Man, this dude is a beast." Then, he proceeded to tally a season's-worth of stats. And just in case you were wondering, I'm no James Harrison-bandwagon-jumper-on-er. Take a look at my Blogger profile. That's no accident. He's been my guy for a while.
Tale of the tape: Ravens should have stayed home. Underlying theme: James Harrison was on meth.
I was in a state of euphoria at kickoff last night, what with the Pens dominating old foe New Jersey, the all-time Steelers team prowling the sidelines and the Steelers about to crush Jesus Lewis and the listless Ravens. That 38-7 final almost seemed too good to be true.
And yes, it was okay for Ben to still be in the game when Suggs pushed him. It was the 3rd quarter. This wasn't Tom Brady going for 4th and whatever late in the final frame. Oh, and I only referenced Tom Brady because his name was brought up about 50 times last night by the MNF crew. Honestly, can a quarterback do anything good without being compared to Tom Brady? I truly don't think so.
Enough of my rambling. Let's look at the studs and duds.
Bennifer. ***SPOLIER ALERT*** He's going to get 5 of 5 helmets. No picks or fumbles in the slop was what stood out most in my mind. Yeah, those 5 passing TDs in the first half were pretty good, but I'm more impressed with how Ben handled the elements and refused to turn over the ball. Compare that to Air McNair. Sure, Ben finished with only 209 yards (probably the lowest total by any QB tossing 5 TDs) but most of that was due to Baltimore turnovers on their own side of the field. 13 for 16 is just ridiculous efficiency. I know I already spoiled it, but 5 of 5 motorcycle helmets (one for each TD) for Large Ben.
Fast Bill. Did not impress me at all. Najeh seemed to be a better fit in the slop against a stout running D like Baltimore. William only averaged 1.8 yards per, and could not get anything going. I hope its due to the elements rather than the defense, and Willie returns to form soon. However, he can't continually blame the weather. It won't always be 65 and sunny in January. Baltimore was a test for the Heir-Bus, and he failed. 3 of 5 motorcycle helmets for pounding the rock 23 times despite being frustrated all night.
San Antonio. 4 receptions for a buck ten. 2 of those 4 were touchdown grabs. San Antonio had more receiving yards (110) than Baltimore had total yards (104). He dropped that one pass in the end zone, but recovered nicely to finish off the drive with a touchdown in the opposite corner. He played better than the entire Baltimore team (which wasn't hard to do), so I'll reward each of his catches with 4 of 5 motorcycle helmets and a hearty pat on the back.
James Harrison. ...was on meth all night. Dude was filling in nicely for Joey Porter all season, putting up solid stats and making sure Yinzers weren't questioning his roster spot. Last night, Harrison nearly made fans want to replace Porter with Harrison on the all-time team. Look at those numbers one more time. 10 tackles (9 solo), 3.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovered and 20 interception return yards. Most undrafted free agents would kill for a season like that. Harrison was an undrafted free agent who did that in one night, against every "expert's" favorite defense. 10 of 5 motorcycle helmets, just because I can.
Throwbacks. Those unis are now 2-0 this season. Plus, those "used Q-Tip" helmets were hitting balls left and right. Keep the unis. Use 'em every year. 5 of 5 motorcycle helmets for the throwbacks.
Ooooooh...the Browns are 5-3! I'm so scared.
*For those of you who weren't poor, Picway was a shittier version of Payless ShoeSource. It sucked big time.
I'll give you a hint. It's not hot ass Maria.
Huzzah...it's me, Tecmo! I gotta give mad props to Ed Spags for his work in my absence again. If you enjoy the Pens, Pittsburgh, sports and sportsblogs, then you will enjoy Ed Spags. Simple as that.
Just checkin' in for a sec. MMCNY is comin' up.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thank you Benjamin. Your fleet feet to the outside and broad shoulders would make Ares himself jealous.
Thank you Sabu. You truly are homicidal, suicidal and genocidal.
Thank you Marty. Without you, you wife's sister would have gone dangerously unhumped.
Thank you Sidney, for not scoring all five.
Thank you James Harrison, as Joey Porter cries that whinny you hear are the mini ponies celebrating. They are your debter and you their champion.
dominated by Eddy Spaghetti at 10:11 PM
Friday, November 2, 2007
We kind of have a thing for iPhone Wallpaper at Ed Spags. So here we go, this is our gift to you guys here at PSaMP.
Save photo and load on iPhone then view and click "Set As Wallpaper."
Hello all, the Eddy Spaghetti staff is back in the motherflooding house with tiny little pony for for your motherflooding mouth.
Mr. _Jackson is again going to be out of the loop so we're playing the roll of Hiatus Daddy. Do you guys always keep this place like a bomb went off? We're not judging.
What's happened since we left? The Pens ran off a few wins after we asked if panicked hollering was in order. Fluery vs. Sabu was no longer just an ECW undercard. We got picked up by the Post-Gazette Steeler blog for questioning Mean Mike Tomlin's young head coaching career. Despite wishing nothing but everlasting depression and pain on Red Sox Nation, they swept the Rockies and won the World Series. The managerial carousel of Major League Baseball started spinning out of control and despite a prominent vacancy, the empty bench coach position for the Rochester Americans was mentioned more often than the Pirates job.
Swear to God, if we hire Grady Little, Eddy Spaghetti is going to do a spend the rest of '07 trying to hit themselves in the junk by jumping into the backswing of a well-thrown boomerang.
Hopefully we'll have a very special Mini Pony today.
Send any PSaMP tips to OhNoEddy /at/ Gmail dot com. We think you're beautiful.
dominated by Eddy Spaghetti at 5:05 PM