If you missed it from earlier, John Molori’s latest Media Blitz posting, Pittsburgh Cheap Shots Reign Supreme, has certainly riled up fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are coming in swarms to comment on the article.

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9 thoughts on “Media Blitz Riles Up Steelers Fans

  1. If Arizona wins–and there’s no reason to think they won’t–all the talk will be about the Patriots. “How on earth did they beat these guys 47-7?” Aside from the city of Pittsburgh (two Worcesters smooshed together), the rest of the world is rooting for the Cardinals. I hope the city of Pittsburgh is planning a parade right now, just like they did before we played them in the AFCCG in late 2001. ‘Cancel those reservations!’


    1. I don’t agree with Molori’s premise but Bellicheat and astericks?
      Is that really the best Steeler fans can do?
      A group of internet tough guys whose base response to any criticism is to devolve into the type of excrement you read on ESPN or You Tube. What a joke.


  2. I can’t chastise the Steelers for the last decade of play when guys like Rodney Harrison and Vincent Wilfork play for the good guys. The Steelers play tough, physical defense. If you go through the history of any tough, physical defense, as Molori did, you’re going to find a handful of plays where that style of play crosses the line and becomes “dirty.” It’s inevitable.

    Also, I’m in the camp that what happens in a particular game is in reality only tangentially connected to the past, so I don’t really feel like a hit made nine years ago by a player who is no longer with the Steelers is directly connected to yesterday’s hit.

    However, the bottom line is pretty simple: The hit was by definition, and verified by slow-motion instant replay, a helmet-to-helmet hit. Unnecessary roughness. Fifteen yards from the spot of the foul. Automatic first down. The refs completely blew that one and Jim Nantz and Phil Simms should be embarrassed for defending the play.


    1. First it was shoulder first then helmet. The helmet hit was caused by the Raven lowering his head. Second, there is no such thing as helmet to helmet in that situation. Helmets hitting helmets is perfectly legal. Now suck it up. The best team won three times. Better luck next year.


  3. Jeez, after reading Molori’s article I can’t imagine why the Steelers’ fans are so upset (insert sarcasm here).

    There’s a right way and a wrong way to write an article like that, and Molori definitely chose the wrong way here…his contempt seemingly oozes out of every syllable.

    As for the Steelers…..I’ll always believe that Oelhoffen took out Palmer’s knee on purpose. Replays showed that he had plenty of time to avoid slamming into his Palmer’s knee, but he went right after it anyway. The Bengals stayed close in that game for three quarters with Jon Kitna at QB, before their offense began to stall in the 4th. It’s not hard to envision Cincinnati winning that ballgame, thus denying Pittsburgh a shot at winning that 5th Super Bowl, had Palmer not been hurt.

    The rest of the stuff mentioned in the article, I really don’t know what to think. Given a lack of evidence to the contrary, I think the hit that knocked Brady out of the ’01 AFC title game was accidental. I don’t remember the hit on Hasselbeck in the Super Bowl, and the hit on McGahee Sunday was helmet-to-helmet, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the player did it on purpose (again, benefit of the doubt at play here).


  4. I agree,Tony…..trust me, I’m no Steeler fan but the hit on McGahee was a bang-bang play. It’s easy when watching the play in SUPER SLOW MOTION to say the player should have done this or should have done that…..It’s called FOOTBALL,there are going to be “helmet to helmet” hits from time to time……want to talk cheapshots and dirty football? watch highlights of the Raiders from the 1970’s …..Jack Tatum and George Atkinson now THAT is dirty,cheapshot football!


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