September 09, 2003

PAGING ART MODELL. PAGING ART MODELL. Your Mom's on the phone! She says: Your team sucks!

AH, HOW WONDERFUL it is to bask in the glory of yet another Pittsburgh Steelers victory. As if it was icing on the cake, the valiant Steelers crushed the evil Baltimore Ravens 35-14. So much for that fancy-schmancy defense of theirs!

Of course, that wasn't all that happened in the football world. Partisans of the Washington Redskins -- ugh -- were delirious with joy that their team eked out a three-point victory over the New York Jets on Thursday night. The Jets, for God's sake. We shall wait with bated breath to see what they think of the brewing situation involving Lawyer Milloy.

Speaking of Mr Milloy, we were sorry to see that the Buffalo Bills kicked the New England Patriots in the teeth during their first match-up. Well, OK, not sorry; but we did feel sorry for New England's fans. They've had a really crazy year (see: Sox, Red), so we can definitely sympathize with their situation. We do hope that New England does well for itself in the AFC East and that it makes it to the playoffs, because we Steeler fans want a rematch. And this time, we shall win.

Now, it may seem odd to feel that way about a rival football squad. But we know lots of Patriots fans, and they're good people. We can't say the same for Philadelphia Eagles fans, who once again played the parts of uncouth, mannerless louts: this time at their home opener. Of course, this was no surprise, as we here at The Rant think Eagles fans are often a miserable and wretched lot.

Notice we said "often." We have no doubt there are civilized Eagles fans out there; we just think they're smart enough to stay home and watch the games on television.

Cincinnati lost. Heh. It's going to be another very long year in the Queen City.

Finally, Ben Domenech asserts that ESPN's Tuesday Morning QB column has "jumped the shark." We don't read the column much, so we really can't comment on Mr Domenech's argument. However, we would say that we think Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has every right to build himself a 30,000 square foot mansion with 17 cedar closets and a marble-floored wine cellar.

But we're pretty damn sure that's something The Chief wouldn't do.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at September 9, 2003 07:19 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Eagles fans are notorious. They'll throw chunks of ice, batteries, anything they can get their hands on.

Come to think of it, 76ers fans are kind of offensive, too. And Phillies fans... what's going on here?

Congrats to your Steelers.

You just wait, though, the Cowboys will rocket to an awesome 6-10 record this year.

Posted by: Kevin White at September 10, 2003 04:41 AM

Yes, the Steeler's opening day win was magnificent. Tommy Maddox and the awesome receiving core were terrific and on the defensive side of the ball things look much improved from last year's uncharacteristic weakness. But I have one question. How come the fans in Easterb Pennsylvania are such louts while the Pittsburgh fans are so classy? Another red / blue map distinction? Perhaps?

Posted by: Swammi in Solon at September 10, 2003 08:39 AM

Yes, the Steeler's opening day win was magnificent. Tommy Maddox and the awesome receiving core were terrific and on the defensive side of the ball things look much improved from last year's uncharacteristic weakness. But I have one question. How come the fans in Easterb Pennsylvania are such louts while the Pittsburgh fans are so classy? Another red / blue map distinction? Perhaps?

Posted by: Swammi in Solon at September 10, 2003 08:40 AM