Narrow defeat leaves Ravens hmming along

Narrow defeat leaves Ravens hmming along

There are 94 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Narrow defeat leaves Ravens hmming along. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

As in: Hmm, do I know the NFL rules as well as I thought? Or, hmm, do the officials? And when the shocked Ravens players and bewildered Ravens coaches awake this morning: Hmm, what exactly does this all mean ...

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burt

Denton, MD

#1 Dec 15, 2008
I agree with your comments on the Ravens not being able to beat the elite teams. However, isnt this season much better than last year, when the team was going nowhere. Win or lose, the Ravens have provided us with a great season so far. Many picked them not to even finish .500. Go ravens!
Mike B

Waynesboro, PA

#2 Dec 15, 2008
You can't compare 2 different teams in 2 different situations, learn something about sports and football before you write your next article , please! The Ravens are 9-5 and whether they make the playoffs or not it has absolutley nothing to do with the 2000 team at all, it gets so iritating when writers try to put this type of idiotic spin in an article about a game , a sport, or a team! write about something that you might know something about!
Monday morning

Westminster, MD

#3 Dec 15, 2008
It's important to note that THREE of the Raven's losses have been directly affected by officials calls that just plain wrong on replay (remember Derrick Mason's TD catch in the first half of the first Steeler game? Suggs' illegal hit to the head of Kerry Collins? What the he#l? All I ever hear is Hochuli's call in the Denver game!
Eddie

Hughesville, MD

#4 Dec 15, 2008
More whining, can't you write somethng about last night's game being the best game in FB all season? Or maybe that they should have just stopped the season and called that the SB? These two teams, the Steelers and the Ravens, ARE football. They are what football was meant to be, bruising, physical, nip and tuck, etc. Believe me, nobody will look forward to playing either team in the playoffs.

“MikeTF2”

Since: Dec 07

Converse, TX

#5 Dec 15, 2008
This team can't win a "Big Game" and hasn't won a game that really matters since the Super Bowl. I'm so tired of the hype up of the "Big Game" with this team over the years and the utter disappointment that follows. It's like Groundhog Day...much to do about nothing. This season is toast. Off season retooling is badly needed. Until we have reliable playmakers on the offensive side of the ball and stop playing that soft a** prevent defense in the closing minutes of a game (especially when you shut the team down the entire game), the stories will read the same after every "Big Game"... RAVENS LOSE, OH WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN
SKIP

Jenks, OK

#6 Dec 15, 2008
what a whiner! the steelers went 92 yards. we had plenty of plays to stop them but did not. quit whining.
Joe Mess East BMore

Columbia, MD

#7 Dec 15, 2008
You got to give them credit. A 92 yard drive against our Defense to win the game? You can't complain when you score 9 points.
Dubby

Washington, DC

#8 Dec 15, 2008
It's pretty obvious why they don't beat the elite teams -- because they aren't elite! They are a good, competitive team, better than most, but lacking the talent to beat the best. And please, please stop with the 2000 comparisons! They are NOT that team.

Since: Dec 08

Slippery Rock, PA

#9 Dec 15, 2008
Joe Mess East BMore wrote:
You got to give them credit. A 92 yard drive against our Defense to win the game? You can't complain when you score 9 points.
Cool post, Joe Mess. This guy is man enough to come on Monday morning and offer congrats--too bad so many aren't.

Since: Dec 08

Slippery Rock, PA

#10 Dec 15, 2008
Monday morning wrote:
It's important to note that THREE of the Raven's losses have been directly affected by officials calls that just plain wrong on replay (remember Derrick Mason's TD catch in the first half of the first Steeler game? Suggs' illegal hit to the head of Kerry Collins? What the he#l? All I ever hear is Hochuli's call in the Denver game!
All right, Monday Morning! Keeping that two-game whining streak alive!
A Crank

United States

#11 Dec 15, 2008
To be the best, you have to beat the best. In the Steelers, the Ravens have one of the best organizations in football to compete against and measure themselves against at least twice a year. Unlike the Orioles, who can only peer up at the Sox and Yanks from the cellar, the Ravens are on the right track and have shown that they will continue to be competitive in the division and play the Steelers tough. The Ravens are already ahead of schedule. If they make the right investments in the right positions and develop the talent they have, victories against teams like the Steelers, Giants, and Colts will follow. The better team won last night, the touchdown call was obviously correct. Every team gets bad calls but the good teams move past it, so enough with the whining.
trew

Columbia, MD

#12 Dec 15, 2008
Ravens are wannabes Steelers are winners; Flacco is a wannabe Roethlisberger; Harbaugh is a wannabe Billick; the Ravens "D" are wannabe tough; Ravens wannabe going to the playoffs; wannabes want to be because they aren't
OOSASASA

Annapolis, MD

#13 Dec 15, 2008
Oh my, it sounds like just the latest chapter in Baltimore sports history. The refs gave us a bad call, we were robbed, we get no repsect. Think about it 202 total yards of offense and 9 points scored. Hmmm.
Sam

Tulsa, OK

#14 Dec 15, 2008
Mike B wrote:
You can't compare 2 different teams in 2 different situations, learn something about sports and football before you write your next article , please! The Ravens are 9-5 and whether they make the playoffs or not it has absolutley nothing to do with the 2000 team at all, it gets so iritating when writers try to put this type of idiotic spin in an article about a game , a sport, or a team! write about something that you might know something about!
Chill, dude. If you have a problem with what he wrote, just say it. I know it's easy to insult someone while hiding behind a key board, but do try to keep things in perspective.

You seem to be enraged that Maese references the Superbowl-winning Ravens in his column. I mean, is that it? You go ballistic over THAT? Geez. And writing about the 2001 team is proof that he doesnít understand sports? I personally donít know Maese, never met the man, but trust me, you could learn quite a bit from him, Observe, for example, how his column is easy to read while your comments, complete with run-on sentences and incorrect punctuation, are giving me a headache.
raves will be in playoffs

Gainesville, GA

#15 Dec 15, 2008
take from a frustrated, worn out and disgusted 'skins fan: we'll switch places w\you anytime. At least you have a GM, real front office structure and know how to scout and draft and don't ignore your foundation (o & d lines)......trust me Ravens WILL be in the playoffs.
Jim

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Dec 15, 2008
The TD was CLEARLY A TD. The ball did not have to break the plain of the goal because the receiver's feet were in the end zone. Read the rules and quit adding to the confusion Ricky.
ravens in the playoffs

Gainesville, GA

#17 Dec 15, 2008
ps--and you don't have too many me first morons on the team......
Jim

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Dec 15, 2008
Great game by two great teams though. Sometimes it's too easy to get down on a team for a loss. The Steelers have won on their final drive at least four times this season against good teams so Baltimore isn't alone. The Steelers could conceivably win the SB this year which would make this loss understandable. Dallas beat NYG last night so next week should be a good test.
Bob

New York, NY

#19 Dec 15, 2008
Jim wrote:
The TD was CLEARLY A TD. The ball did not have to break the plain of the goal because the receiver's feet were in the end zone. Read the rules and quit adding to the confusion Ricky.
The ball must break the plane of the goal even if the feet are in the end zone. If a player is on the sideline in the end zone or in the back of the end zone, then you concentrate on the feet because the ball has already crossed teh plane.
Jim

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Dec 15, 2008
Bob - your analogy is flawed. The ball may have already crossed the plane but it wasn't in the possession of the receiver when it did (in your analogy). Breaking the plane when it was in nobody's possession is meaningless.

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