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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.80
I can't help but wonder if Justin's second half felt at all like mine did earlier today. Kept things interesting for me at least, since I was ready to take a nap by the time it went to 24-0. Boy, there were some really really horrid decisions towards the end.

I would rather Justin had started this thread, actually, but he seems to be making better use of his time. :)



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.37
There was a lot more drama in this second half than in the NFC game. I really thought the safety in the 4th was going to be the nail in the coffin for Pittsburgh, but they pulled it out in the end.

Maybe the Jets SHOULD talk more trash. Seemed to work well for them in the first two games, as opposed to playing the respect card for this week.




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.20
That safety was such a red herring. It didn't really matter since the Jets still had to score two TDs (in less than 8 minutes) to win the game. I still can't believe they didn't run it on third down on the drive preceding the safety.

Everybody always talks about Pittsburgh's defense but their offense looks scary good at times. Barring major injury, I don't see them losing.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I left to get dinner from Wendy's during the fourth quarter (wanted to avoid sharing the road with Jersey drunkards after the game) and got to listen to the Steelers' goal line stand on the radio (called by the Jets' radio guys). That was probably the most exciting football I ever listened to on the radio.

Another year, another missed Eagles-Steelers SB (which would've been brilliantly called the PAriah Bowl).



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.77
As if Rex Ryan hadn't made himself look like a big enough ass to all but Jets fans over the past three weeks, he seemingly went out there in his postgame press conference determined to top it all off. He gave this absurd spiel that amounted to "nobody has any right to criticize us just because we lost this game."

Look Rex (and I know you'll read this), when you run your mouth in ridiculous fashion for weeks, only to lose at the same exact point you lost last year, yes, you warrant criticism. You were wrong. That's how it works. You can't play the "nobody gives us a chance" whiny nonsense only when you win. So everybody who said you would lose today was right, right? Oh no, we're not going to acknowledge that, it's only worth mentioning when it's something that's pleasant for you, right?

What a giant tool. The Jets have some players who I really like and would enjoy seeing in the Super Bowl, but their coach deserves any criticism he receives, especially for not firing on the spot whoever even suggested those two passing plays on second- and third-and-goal in the fourth quarter at the one yard line. That didn't cost the Jets the game because of the safety that followed, but it certainly was monumentally stupid.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.46
The Steelers do this every time they have a big lead going into the second half, they play not to lose until it matters then they lose or eck it out. Rex is not the one who should be on the hot seat, its the O coach and Sanchez who wasted precious time in their 4th quarter drives. It wasn't as bad as the Holmgren/Hasselback argument during the last drives of the half in their Super Bowl, but it was close. I am not sure I would not have used those time outs that early either. The Steelers almost fell victim to what they did to Baltimore last week, thankfully, they put enough points that it was damn near impossible to come back from. They are at least going to the Super Bowl which is awesome and if you are a Dallas fan, next to an NFC East team, these are probably the last two teams you want to see win it all in your stadium.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I can't believe they threw it at the end. Twice. BALLER.

The first half was the best half I've ever seen the Steelers play in the playoffs. The second half was less than that, but if Ike T doesn't fall down and give up the bomb to Tone, and if we run off two minutes and punt instead of the insta-safety then the prevent clock-bleeding would've been more efficient.

I was really impressed by the Jets and their important leaders like Ryan, Sanchez, and Tom Feely. To get your bubble burst like they did in the first 29 minutes, it would've been easy to pack it in emotionally, but they really battled. I oscillate between wanting Rex to be kicked in the balls and having no choice but to admit he's cool, but what he accomplished this year was really impressive.

Professional Sports caused me so much disappointment and yearning from championship near-misses through 2004. What's followed since with Roethlisberger and Crosby has provided so much sportsdenfreude that I can live out the rest of my days fulfilled.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.35
Have finally figured out the easiest bet in sport: When you get to an AFC Championship Game, bet against the team with the most Schottenheimer's on the staff. Surest bet in all of sports.
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I was crying into my beer at half time. Then enjoying tear-salted beer for the 3rd. Then crying again at the end.

Haters gonna hate when it comes to Rex. Dude is willing to be a pariah and take all the blame for the loss, and statements like he made postgame solidify that. On that note, I had to hold back super hard in Target today when I heard some little snot commenting about how the Jets are a terrible team.

In short, if they played better and stronger in the first half, the second half would have meant a win.

Pittsburgh's running game is recockulous, and Roethlisberger looks tough to sack.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.76
    Originally posted by Lexus
    Dude is willing to be a pariah and take all the blame for the loss, and statements like he made postgame solidify that.


Huh. I'd say "nobody can criticize us for this loss" and "I am responsible for this loss" would be just about total opposites, but I guess to each his own.


    In short, if they played better and stronger in the first half, the second half would have meant a win.


But, they didn't. And Rex Ryan apparently expects everyone to act as if that isn't the case.

You and any other Jets fan are free to play this crazy hypothetical game, but the fact is this team got no further this year than it did last year, after a month of crazy mouth-running and "nobody thinks we can do this!" childish whiny crap. The fact is, they DIDN'T "play better and stronger in the first half," and that's the only thing that matters in any way whatsoever.
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#11 Posted on
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by Lexus
      Dude is willing to be a pariah and take all the blame for the loss, and statements like he made postgame solidify that.


    Huh. I'd say "nobody can criticize us for this loss" and "I am responsible for this loss" would be just about total opposites, but I guess to each his own.


      In short, if they played better and stronger in the first half, the second half would have meant a win.


    But, they didn't. And Rex Ryan apparently expects everyone to act as if that isn't the case.

    You and any other Jets fan are free to play this crazy hypothetical game, but the fact is this team got no further this year than it did last year, after a month of crazy mouth-running and "nobody thinks we can do this!" childish whiny crap. The fact is, they DIDN'T "play better and stronger in the first half," and that's the only thing that matters in any way whatsoever.


Wow, did Rex tell you all of this information? Guess us Jets fans missed the memo.

Also, laying down the textspank on another's opinion is just like masturbating while standing; pointless and self-gratifying until you realize you have nothing to hold onto. You could write a book and I'd still believe in Rex Ryan, and still believe that when somebody says 'you can't blame us' that it'll garner more heat on oneself than 'I'm to blame for this' and then everybody plays sympathetic to the schlub while looking for something else to blame.

You know, I recall every head coach in the NFL saying 'we plan on going to the SuperBowl' or 'we plan on going to the playoffs' at the beginning of the season. Perhaps you should explain to us all why 20 teams who didn't make the playoffs and 28 teams who didn't make the championship round get a reprieve for these statements but a coach who had the balls to say he wanted to win the Championship game he was actually playing in gets scrutiny?



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Well, not for nothing, but none of those other head coaches saw trophies when they looked into their crystal balls.

He talks big, but as you said, he takes the heat for his team when they can't back his words up.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
How can Rex even look at himself in the mirror every morning knowing that, in his first two years as head coach, his teams have four playoff wins, all on the road, all against division champions? Disgraceful.



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#14 Posted on
    Originally posted by Mr Shh
    Well, not for nothing, but none of those other head coaches saw trophies when they looked into their crystal balls.


I respectfully disagree. You show me an NFL head coach who doesn`t have the aspiration for winning and can not envision that trophy and I`ll show you someone who should not be coaching. Period. Doesn`t matter what sport, from football to basketball to water polo to curling, from amatuer to professional to little league to senior league, if the coach is not 100% confident in their capability to be top dog at the end of the season, tournament, or competition then their ass should be dodging door on the way out.

I am remiss to recall a single instance where a head coach has ever come out and said "we`re shooting for second place" or "this is a rebuilding year, guys, so fuck our entire media market, turn in those season tickets, we won`t be needing the revenue generated by our already anemic fanbase, nor national media attention from the networks, ESPN, the internet, or Sports Illustrated."



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
I'm sure all coaches want to try to win, but, when the lights are off when they go to bed at night, do you think the Pirates manager or Islanders head coach, believe they have a realistic chance to win a title this year?



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.80
    Originally posted by Lexus
    I am remiss to recall a single instance where a head coach has ever come out and said "we`re shooting for second place" or "this is a rebuilding year, guys, so fuck our entire media market, turn in those season tickets, we won`t be needing the revenue generated by our already anemic fanbase, nor national media attention from the networks, ESPN, the internet, or Sports Illustrated."
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Uh ... playoffs?! Don't talk about ... playoffs?! Are you kidding me?! Playoffs?!
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