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Steelers MMQB: NFL Conference Championship Games Wrap Up


What We Learned in the NFL Conference Championship Weekend

  • Steeler Nation is being punished
  • Atlanta Defense fails to stop Kaepernick and Davis
  • Falcon fan stabbed following NFC Championship game
  • Tom Brady blows it and Belichick pouts
  • Ray Lewis nothing but humble
  • Harbowl already turning people off of SB XLVII

Clearly we’re being punished, Steeler Nation.  We all know we’re spoiled, we expect the Steelers to be in the Super Bowl every year because that’s what we’ve grown accustomed to.  I’m not sure what the egregious offenses were exactly but the Football Gods are clearly not pleased with us and now we must suffer the consequences.  It was bad enough to have to watch another AFC Championship between the Ratbirds and Patriots but now we’re staring down our worst nightmare as we’ll be flooded with nonstop coverage of Ray Lewis and his dancing/crying/preaching farewell tour and the Jagoff vs. Jagoff that will be the Super Bowl between the two Harbaugh brothers coaching.  Ugh.  I’m disgusted already.  Let’s throw out some cheap shots.

Last week we saw Seattle and their offense pick apart the Falcons defense in their comeback from a 20-0 deficit.  This week we saw Atlanta jump out to another easy 17-0 lead, only to blow every chance defensively to stop Kaepernick, Gore, and Vernon Davis collectively.  Also, apparently Randy Moss is still alive and well in the NFL and actually caught a few passes on his way to his first Super Bowl appearance with the 49ers.  While the top seeded Falcons managed to win their first playoff game under head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan, they didn’t seem to have enough gas left in the tank to stop the surging 49ers.  Jim Harbaugh goes from throwing toddler-like temper tantrums on the sidelines to rejoicing over a Super Bowl berth.  Clearly his move to bench Alex Smith following his concussion in favor of Colin Kaepernick has paid off.  A risky move considering Smith was not playing badly and the team was succeeding.  But Harbaugh made his choice and now he’s doing as a coach what he was a Hail Mary batted down in the endzone of Three Rivers Stadium away from doing as a quarterback, he’s going to the Super Bowl.

Following the NFC Championship in Atlanta, a Falcons fan is now recovering in the hospital from stab wounds received in a fight with a 49ers fan outside of the stadium.  If you’re thinking that the most incidents we hear about regarding fan violence sending someone to the hospital stemming around the 49ers, you’d be right.  There have been several incidents of stabbings and fights outside of Candlestick Park in San Francisco following 49ers game against the Giants and Raiders.  The Falcons fan is reportedly in stable condition and there is no truth to the rumors that Ray Lewis was involved in this stabbing although if the police in New Orleans know what’s good for them, they’d be on high alert next week, for all parties concerned.

Speaking of Ray Lewis, how humble is this man?  Just unassuming, going about his business not wanting any attention or praise kind of hard working guy huh?  If you’ve gotten sick of the entire Ray Lewis last ride BS, you’re going to take a turn for the worse before you get any better.  If you like your football without a side of religion, you might not want to follow any part of these purple guys.  Apparently God likes them the most and that’s why they got to finally win and beat Tom Brady and the Patriots.  The Godly Terrell Suggs was heard screaming at reporters to tell the Patriots to “Have fun in the Pro Bowl” and then added, “Arrogant f*****s” just for good measure.  Meanwhile, Lewis was probably leading a prayer circle or a Soul Train dance line in the middle of the Patriots field.

Can’t get away from the fact that the Ratbirds beat the Patriots and beat them soundly.  Tom Brady managed only one touchdown and two interceptions after leading an offense that scored 557 points this season.  Flacco’s policy of chucking the ball in the air and seeing if either his receiver will catch it or if they’ll be the benefactor of a pass interference call is still working apparently.  In all fairness though Anquan Boldin has been catching everything this post season and for his sake I hope he’s gotten his flu shot.  The Ratbirds defense held the Patriots scoreless in the second half of the game.  Following the loss, the hoodie pouted and refused to do the obligatory “we just didn’t make enough plays” interview with CBS on the field but did give his usual emotionless press conference following the game.

For the first time since 2003 the Super Bowl will not have a quarterback named Brady, Manning, or Roethlisberger playing.  Does this make Flacco elite now?  You bet your ass his agent will think it does as Flacco will be renegotiating for a new contract this offseason regardless of the outcome of the Super Bowl.  Make your plans now Steeler Nation, are you going to watch just for the commercials and hope to stomach though the jagoffery or are you going to boycott all together and finally clean that garage out?  Super Bowl XLVII is less than two weeks away and it’s going to blow.

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  • http://twitter.com/JennMT DidusayJenn

    I’m not watching, I don’t care if that makes me not a real football fan, or immature, or whatever any of the twitter police wants to call me, I love my Steelers, I dislike every other team regardless of their entertainment value, athletic skill, or pouting tantrum throwing coaches. I can always catch the commericals and highlights of the halftime show the next day on the internet, LETS GO PENS!!

  • Craig

    Maybe the Pats should have saved some points to score after pouring it on in some of those ‘meaningless’ games earlier in the season…

    • whyrudumb

      Right, they sure do like to run up the score on teams. Thank God I think their time is almost passed and they will return to their glory days of the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s.

  • adamsfam2k

    Its really sad
    that you write articles attacking people’s character in the name of sport’s
    journalism. You write for people that have no life other than put their hopes
    on a sports franchise. You should be ashamed…

    • Craig

      Troll-ee troll-ee troll-ee

    • Kimmy

      I’m not gonna say you’re a troll, I’m just saying I don’t have time to answer your 3 questions to get across your bridge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Williams/1467081438 Todd Williams

    That tantrum thrown by Jim Harbaugh over that replay was hilarious, bending completely over at the waist and hitting the ground and then throwing his headgear. My 3 year-old nephew actually had an almost identical tantrum when he lost his helium balloon…except he had no headgear to throw.

    I’m reluctantly pulling for SF in this one, only because I enjoy watching Kaepernick play…and I still dislike John marginally more than Jim.

    • Kimmy

      Unfortunately I had an almost idential tantrum last week when the Ratbirds beat the Broncos. Not my finest moment.

    • http://twitter.com/JennMT DidusayJenn

      It’s shame though, cause that tantrum he threw would have been way funnier had they have lost. :(

  • Jeffrey Druzak

    I
    plan on missing the super bowl for the first time ever. I’ve seen every one. I
    don’t believe that this super bowl reflects the best. As a Steeler fan, I enjoy
    good football, and in my opinion, Denver and Atlanta should be there. This is a
    game about results and they didn’t measure up when it mattered. And now, here we are, with the worst of what
    the NFL has to bring. Brats for coaches who need knocked down a peg but instead
    get a stepping stool to show our youths how to act. Where are the Tom Landry’s
    and Chuck Knoll’s? The commissioner needs to look into the mirror and ask what
    he’s done to create such a product. Has the NFL reached its pinnacle? Are we on our way back down? Will football
    start to lose its star dust? Is it like so many entertainment programs that reach
    an end, or is it just one more chapter that shows us bad things can happen to
    good people? Fans lose, and even worse,
    our youths lose.

  • Ray

    Remember the days of Kurt Warner with the Rams and Cardinals? His Super Bowl appearances were full of dozens upon dozens of camera shots of his wife as she sat in the stands….crossing her fingers….biting her nails….picking her nose….and on and on and on. If you were sick of that, get ready for a dose of Harbaugh that will be 10 times worse. The Harbaugh parents won’t even be able to go “pee” without a reporter following them with a litany of stupid questions. Gag me!