We came down on vacation to Topsail Island in July 2013 and by June 2014 we were moved to Surf City. There is a TON of transplanted Buckeyes, a lot stationed at the Camp Lejuene/New River Air Station, and in the summer it seems like 3 out of 4 plates on the island are from Ohio. Now if I could get White Castle and Pizza Cottage down here it would be perfect.
Watch out for pink eye.
With the open recruitment but Sparty still his #1 sounds like Dantoni said "Thanks, but were not taking you until this gets resolved." f you find anyone willing to take you, good luck"
I think LJ is not to be overlooked in his decision. Any OV is going to be "great" for recruits. It's all out awesomeness for them to get reeled in to the hype. We are 50/50 on him. And with LJ and The Closer on out side, I like our chances.
Yeah, Pittsburgh players never talk shit. Nope. Never happens. Ever.
At least we made the playoffs the last seasons. After living through the highs/lows of the franchise my whole life, I'll take what Lewis is doing. Dalton doesn't get injured we could very well have had home field though out the playoffs. That's not his fault. He has shown the ability to draft and build players through the system. Cincy can occasionally spend some money on a bigger FA, but that is not how they get the most out of their money.
We see how well that model is working in TB, Miami, and Philly the last few years.
I think a lot of the players signings are down by his daughter and son-in-law. Not sure how much direct input he has other than signing the checks anymore. He has given up a lot of control to them and Marvin. Which also coincides with the teams turn around the last 10+ years.
How many of the great defenders in the NFL were labeled dirty for their actions/hits like Burfict? A lot of HOF players on that list. Major difference between them and Burfict? Rules and media coverage.
And Pittsburgh loved theirs. Porter, Ward, Harrison. Every team has them.
Can you imagine Tatum ( or any of the big hitters from the 70/80/90's) playing today? He would be kicked out of the league before the end of the season.
Regardless if Gio was defenseless, Shazier lead with his helmet. Based on the rules (read in a post somewhere here this morning), he should have been flagged.
Porter is a LB coach so none of his position players were injured and had no reason to be on the field. Let alone no where near the injured player and closer to the Bengals players. Their OL coach got flagged earlier in the game for grabbing Nelson on the sideline. Porter should be getting a fine.
I have lived this rivalry my whole life. Mom is from outside of Pittsburgh and dad from Chillicothe (where I grew up a Bengals fan). I can say that there are some Pittsburgh fans are just as bad as some of the Bengals fans.
If i had been smart back in the 70's growing up, I would have invented the whole "house divided" idea and been rich enough now to laugh at the piddly Powerball amount.
Example of lack of understanding the rules; same hit as Bosa on the WV QB in their bowl game and no flag. Can find numerous call in the NFL, some in the same game, where similar if not same hits were called one time and not the next. And most are on calls where the receiver lowers his head to the level where the defender, while aiming for the shoulder or lower, then his the side of the receiver's helmet and gets called for the penalty.
There are always fans for every team, even your favorite team, that do not behave as we think they should. Add the fact night games gives them extra time to load up on liquid courage, and you can't be surprised by some actions displayed.
I kept waiting for someone to announce "You're not from Pittsburgh!"
Or Wisconsin with the loaded projectiles?
Any given Sunday you can see several DB's called for the exact same hit on WR's where the receivers put their heads down to prepare for the hit and in the line of contact with the DB's helmet/oncoming hit. There is no continuity to the calls.