While we're talking about injuries, we should talk about Big Ben. He had a thumb issue during the game on his non-throwing hand that doesn't seem to be much of an issue. But what is an issue is the fact that, once again, he spent most of his time on the field on his back. At one point, Fox put up some numbers and Big Benjamin had been knocked down on half of the plays. Completely unacceptable. He'll be the next to be on the lost-for-the-year list if someone doesn't help him out.
Right now, the positive things from today's game would be Nate Washington's TD and Heath Miller. Speaking of Nate Washington, what was up with the guy that was supposed to be covering him on that TD? Did he miss that Nate had the ball, did he just get drunk for a couple minutes, what? Thanks to that guy. Yes, we're too lazy to look it up. As for Heath, what a bruiser. Making plays with his hands, with his legs, and blocking on run plays. Awesome. Were we out of it today or did the crowd not do it's usual Heeeeeeeeeeeeeth when he caught the ball? We also missed the Crosby sucks chants during the Rangers game, but then again we were trying to watch that and the Penn State game. No, we didn't miss the Crosby boos though. Ridiculous.
Since we're talking about the Pens, didn't someone tell them before that there are THREE periods in a hockey game? 60 minutes, not 40? They obviously forgot the other night. That letting up after getting a lead needs to stop because it's obviously not working. Hopefully things get better in San Jose. Game starts at 10:30 p.m. EST. More than a few of you may be tired the next morning after this week's games.
PG has put some stuff up, and on the list of positives from today's Steelers game is Aaron Smith. He had been excused by Tomlin and the Rooney's but he decided to play anyway. It's still not at all clear what Smith's serious situation is, but we wish him the best. Ron Cook writes about it here.
Steelers notebook, Steelers report card, Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill, Offense stalled without Holmes, Plax center of attraction - good or bad, Ed's game recap.
On to the Pens: Pens' defense holding its own, Pens notebook, Molinari on the Pens. (The last link is the link we gave yesterday about donating brains and Sidney Crosby's "rear end" to science).
We also heard there is a new Max Talbot A&L Motor Sales commercial. We looked for it but couldn't find it yet. We'll post it once we find it on YouTube.