Troy Loney wrote:shmenguin wrote:i don't know what it is about football, but i don't get offended about anything, really. i don't like the harbaughs simply because they're spazzy. and i hate spazzy people. but it's not like any singular act or anything football-related is upsetting.
it's weird because there are about a thousand things in a hockey game that can make steam come out of my ears, but with the NFL, anything goes. maybe it's because i think the league has become so incredibly vanilla that i'm just dying for something interesting to happen - even if it's otherwise appalling.
The only team that bothers me is the Ravens. They're basically the equivalent of the Flyers in the NHL. They're the toughest guys in the world after the whistle when the officiating is a joke. They've figured out the worst case scenario for them in these cases is for the ref to penalize both teams, but in most cases it's just the retaliator that gets it. I feel like this started with the plexiglass thing back in like 2004. There was a blatant cheap shot that sticks out in my mind when a Ravens corner stomped on Burress when he was on the ground. Now it manifests itself to pushing matches after every single running play in the game.
These things don't seem to happen to anyone but the Ravens...see the Eagles/Ravens issue from earlier this year.
i think the steelers and ravens actually have a lot of respect for each other, though. unlike the pens/flyers dynamic where they act like babies at all times.
and the true leaders of that team are pretty stand-up guys on the field. reed, lewis (remember - ON the field), boldin, rice...i like all of these guys. unlike the leaders of the flyers- who have always been turd ferguson.