Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Steelers win in OT

The Steelers won this morning in OT over the Ravens 23-20. The Steelers' offense looked horrible in the first half and it was starting to look like another nightmare manhandling for the second week in a row. But thank goodness someone showed up in the second half to actually score a touchdown.  Santonio Holmes had a great TD catch that we're still not sure how went through the defender, and getting those YACs to score a TD was great, making several defenders miss. James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley are beasts. Period. Jeff Reed was clutch as usual and made all of his kicks (made all of his kicks? does that even make sense? oh well, it's 2:30 am). Jeff Reed is a little under-appreciated we think. He's done a lot of good for the Steelers and makes practically every field goal, including the long ones. Even though he goes to bars and gets drunk and takes shirtless pictures with women, takes off his clothes and takes bad cell phone shots that appear on the internet, and goes to hockey games and gets drunk and argues with people about college basketball teams, it's okay. So here's to you Jeff Reed, a drink of your choice. You deserve it! If we weren't so tired, we'd come up with some more stuff to point out.

On the bad news front, the Steelers have lost Rashard Mendenhall and Kendall Simmons for the rest of the season. They will both be placed on injured reserve. Mendenhall has a fractured shoulder, while Simmons has a torn Achilles tendon. Andre Frazier was carted off the field after the opening kickoff. He appeared to move his legs on the field and gave the fans a wave as he left strapped to a backboard, and we found out after the game that he will be fine, although he does have a spine injury. Lastly (we hope) on the injury list is Carey Davis, who left the game in the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle. At this time, the Steelers only have one healthy running back in Mewelde Moore. Darnell Stapleton replaced Simmons, who played with the first team for the first time in his two years of being with the Steelers. This is a hard blow to the Steelers, especially having to go to Jacksonville next week for Sunday night football. Hopefully the replacements can step up.

Speaking of injuries, another injury is a huge blow, but this time to the Pens. Sergei Gonchar will have surgery on his dislocated shoulder and will miss four to six months. This is extremely bad news for the Pens and extremely unfortunate. He will definitely be missed. We're hoping Goligoski steps up and plays well. We were looking forward to seeing him anyway, now he's got a huge opening to help fill.

Richard Collier is paralyzed after being shot 14 times earlier this month. Extremely unfortunate.

Don't forget to watch Yinz Luv 'Da Stillers sometime today when the new episode is up.

That's all from us, hopefully we covered it all. See you soon.

(Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

This was by far our favorite picture from tonight. If you'd like to caption that, feel free.

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