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    How 'bout them Cowboys!

    I finally got some extended time to watch Ben today, and I love him more than I did even before we drafted him. I don't think it will, but I hope the media buzz/love doesn't get to his head. He just looks so calm and smooth in and out of the pocket; it's a thing of beauty. I may be doing horrible with my football picks/predictions this year, but I have one right; and that one was my hope that somehow Ben would become the starter and lead us to victory(ies). Thanks, Tommy for all you've done and will do, but I think this is Roethlisberger's team to lead now...This sorta sounds like the Tom Brady/Drew Bledsoe sitcheeation if you think about it...or maybe not.

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    That schedule is unbelievably easy. They've only played one halfway decent team.

    Their next 2 games are against the Pats [20 straight wins] and the Eagles [17-2 in their last 19 reg. season games] so that will be a stiff test to say the least.

    I'm anxious to see Roethlisberger in action he sounds like the real deal especially after hearing Bill Parcell's comments about him.


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    Don't let the soft schedule fool you, the Steelers are playing Bill Cowher/ Dick LeBeau style football, and if everyone stays healthy then they are a force to be reckoned with. Even if they split the next two (and both are at home, so its likely that they'll win both), I'll be content with 6-2 at the halfway mark.

    Ben looked much more like a rookie after he banged up his knee on the concrete down there. Then he got back into the groove. He's already got two "fourth quarter rallies" under his belt.

    Different sport, but you know who he's reminding me as a rookie? Tim Duncan. Already mentally tough and unflabbable, and with an enormous amount of talent, too.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
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    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
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    Can't do it.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    (Although my wife has mentioned the same thing more than once - you should have seen me waving my Terrible Towel during my TiVo copy of the game at 11:45pm last night. ForEx: She, "The Steeles suck, and they're down ten." Me, "No, this is a Dick LeBeau coached defense - they'll make two gamewinning plays if that's what it takes." She, "If this were the Pacers, I'd be fetching the anti-acids for you right now.")

    (At least with the Steelers of my youth, there were *some* championships. Maybe if the Pacers actually delievered a Larry O'Brien trophy I wouldn't be so bitter anymore. )
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Yeah, if anybody thinks he was a good QB, they're either (1) Terry's mom, or (b) crazy.

    Chuck Knoll wasn't just a great coach, he also did a great job assembling an extremely talented team of guys willing to just do thier jobs.

    Bradshaw was a great leader, and a smart quarterback, even though he wasn't a very good QB. He understood that the QB is just a role player that happens to have the ball in his hand every play, but without a great OL (Webster & Co.), a star RB (Harris), decent receivers (Stallworth and Swann), it doesn't matter how good the QB is. He was smart with the ball, and even though he couldn't throw a spiral in a wind tunnel, he could get the ball to his receivers effectively.

    That defense, of course, was awesome. Think of the 1985 Bears or 2000 Ravens, but repeating those great single seasons for six+ consecutive years without any dropoff.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Already mentally tough and unflabbable.....
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    I is a Greenwood graguate. Whet cann I sey?
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    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Casey Hampton's torn ACL could make a big difference in how the Steelers' season turns out.

    He's not the *best* player on that defense, but its very difficult difficult to replace your multi-time pro bowl NT in a 3-4 defense. Without that autotmatic double (and usually triple) team up front, the workload for Farrier and Foote/Bell just got a lot tougher.

    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Casey Hampton's torn ACL could make a big difference in how the Steelers' season turns out.

    He's not the *best* player on that defense, but its very difficult difficult to replace your multi-time pro bowl NT in a 3-4 defense. Without that autotmatic double (and usually triple) team up front, the workload for Farrier and Foote/Bell just got a lot tougher.

    I"m not sure how one trip to the Pro Bowls turns into a "multi-trip" player, but that's just semantics. I hate using the Pro Bowl as a gauge anyway, since it's just a popularity contest. Having said that, he may not have been the best player, but he was the most important. But if they can find a 320 pound player to fill space, that should be at least adequate.

    I think he's played twice (2003 and 2004). At least he was named to the team twice - I actually researched that before I posted because I wasn't sure if he was just a pro-bowler or an "all-pro" selection but I can't prove he actually played in 2003
    http://www.supernfl.com/ProBowl2003.html

    Oh crap, I've figured it out... some places are calling last winter's Pro Bowl the 2003 game (since it was at the end of the 2003 season) and others are calling in the 2004 game (since it was played in 2004.) I stand corrected.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Likely they'll win both? Good lord, try to be objective ONE time about the Steelers.....
    Well, they made the first one look awfully easy. Although I'll admit the more difficult of the two-game test is next weekend.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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