I’ve decided to start posting the most ridiculous things I hear while listening to Pittsburgh sports radio. This includes The Fan (of course), but also any pre- or post-game shows I happen to be listening to. The main focus is the callers, but sometimes media members say completely absurd shit, so they’ll be included too.
This week’s focus is on the Steelers losing to the Jets on Sunday!
Caller to The Fan:
“The Steelers lost this game because they deferred the kickoff! Why would Tomlin ever let the Jets offense get the ball first?! WHY?!?!”
Yeah man, I forgot how prolific the Jets offense is. It’s almost like they’re the Broncos, Colts or Patriots! Except they’re not. And no, the Steelers didn’t lose because they deferred the opening kickoff. They lost because their two best players turned the ball over four times.
Another caller to The Fan:
“You know who I wish the Steelers were more like? The Rams. They have a good team and a good coach in Jeff Fisher. At least he knows what he’s doing, unlike Tomlin.”
This is the height of insanity and Tomlin hatred right here. You want a 6-4 team to be more like a 3-6 team? I agree Fisher is a good coach, but he hasn’t done anything since he’s been in St. Louis. He hasn’t even had a team finish with a winning record there. He’s had the pleasure of watching fellow NFC West coaches Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll take their teams to the Super Bowl. He didn’t even have very good teams towards the end of his tenure with the Titans, as they had losing records 5 of his last 7 seasons in Tennessee. Tomlin hasn’t had a losing season yet, and has coached a Super Bowl winning team, and Fisher has not. But yeah, the Steelers should totally be like the Rams. Does this guy also wish for Sam Bradford and his ACLs over Ben Roethlisberger? He probably does, because he’s INSANE.
“I would say Justin Bieber absolutely shows the lack of focus the Steelers had before this game.”
Seriously, Rossi?! I know we all joked about the “Bieber Curse” on Twitter, but this is an actual journalist giving credence to this idea. Fairly certain part of this guy’s job description is “professional troll/stooge.” And to think, I always wondered why Pens fans hated on him so much when he was on the Pens’ beat…
If you hear anything ridiculous on any Pittsburgh sports radio, let me know! Email me firstname.lastname@example.org