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What's the plane truth?

Did you just thank Mike Preston? You are worse than Anita Marks.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #175)

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Cabrera's time up

Don't you think after a decade of losing seasons and wasted money and wasted emotions we as fans have the right to be extremely extreme pessimists?  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #159)

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Cabrera's time up

Truth in it's rarest form.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #158)

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Cabrera's time up

Bedard wasn't a bad attitude. He was just quiet and didn't care for talking to the media. Who would want to talk to those leeches? He didn't start talking about not being want or respected until the O's front office low blowed him with that cheap three year offer mid season his last year here. He didn't take it, of course, and the O's tried to make it out as if he was causing the fuss. In actuality, if he had any sort of run support that year, he'd won 20 games and the FO knew it. They low balled him and they knew it. Just like they do all their star players. Just like their doing Markakis. Granted, I want Texiera here. Moreso, because I have the feeling they'll bring back Millar if they can't get him. But you mean to tell me that you tell Markakis he's the foundation of this team, then low ball him in negotiations, because you still have him under an absurdly cheap contract, and then you go out and offer Tex. 160 mil? If I were Markakis, I'd be ticked. Even Guthrie has got to be ticked, and admitted that he was suprised that MacPhail hasn't signed or traded for anyone else in the rotation yet. When you're ace pitcher is suprised, that says something. And it isn't good.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #157)

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What's the plane truth?

These calls are not made based on right or wrong, they are made on the reputation of this defense and the reputation left behind by Billick's arrogance, which we loved when we were winning, but the league couldn't stand. They'll never stop making us pay for it, because the league never wanted us to have a team anyway.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #127)

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What's the plane truth?

That's the thing about the Baltimore Ravens, it can't just be another team outplaying us in a close one(New England last year, Tennessee this year, and yesterday), it has to be the refs too. If the ref upheld the original call and the steelers punched it in on the next play, I could live with that. I could live with just bashing Ryan's prevent defense that cost us the game. But no, the refs have to dip in the till as well.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #126)

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What's the plane truth?

If Brian Westbrook flips over the pile at the goalline, his feet flip and land in the endzone, but the ball never does, it's not counted as a touchdown. Why in the blue blazes is it different for a reciever? And if it is different, then why did the second ref who overturned the first ref's call, say in the post game that the ball crossed the plane, after not even mentioning that on the field. He screwed up and he knew it.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #120)

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What's the plane truth?

I would first like to say that I am disappointed in Cameron's soft playcalling throughout the game as if he were scared at home, playing to lose. I am also disappointed in Ryan's prevent defense at the end of the game that didn't prevent anything but a W. However, The first three points Pittsburgh scored shouldn't have been because there was no way Parker made it to the 31 yard line for the first down. The scuffle after the McKinney INT came with a bogus call to. Out the pushing and shoving and you decide to call one, get this, ONE PERSONAL FOUL PENALTY, on Haloti Ngata. Are you kidding me? There should have been atleast one both ways if not more, no matter which team got more, but in that sort of fight about to break out, you call ONE PERSONAL FOUL PENALTY? The last call of the game. The ref came out on the field and first said that the ball didn't cross the plane. Another ref reviews it, even though there is no way there was INDISPUTABLE OR IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE, that the ball did cross the plane. Nevertheless, the second ref overturns the call, saying that because Holmes had two feet in and control of the ball it's a touchdown, not saying anything about where the ball was in regards to the goal line. Then, after the game, he just say "Yeah, it crossed the plane"? Are you kidding me? Then he precedes to say, all of a sudden, that he felt the ball crossed the plane. By the time Holmes was tucking it into his gut he was falling forward. People don't understand, this is the NFL and you can't give a team such as the Steelers(by you I mean the refs) second chances like that. Yes, we did still have a chance to win the game, but if you give clutch quarterback chances on poor calls like that, bad things will happen. Steelers fans would be saying the same thing in this situation about the bad calls if they had lost, or still bragging about still being in first by a fourth tie breaker.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #110)

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What's the plane truth?

This is the key here folks. The magic is not in Rex Ryan. This defense was great with Marvin Lewis This defense was great with Mike Nolan This defense is great with Rex Ryan, though not exceptional. Ryan's coaching is so puzzling. Okay, I can understand if Fabian is hurt and they are picking on Walker, but why would you have Samari play fifteen yards off of his man? Furthermore, have we not learned by now that the prevent doesn't prevent anything? And why after all this time that he has been here does this defense, in crucial games, not know the meaning of GAP CONTROL?!!!!!!!! How many times do we have to see Ben roll to the weak side with no one over there to keep contain. The DB has to follow the receiver and Big Ben goes for the first. Every time there is a big game, this defense FAILS AT STAYING IN THEIR GAPS. Granted the Giants O-Line controlled things, but on two of their big runs against us, one Jacobs and the beginning and two Ward at the end, we are overpursuing. And why?, when the crucial games come around, our defense starts it up again with the penalties? So let me get this straight, for all the time that Ryan has been here, our defense is still undisciplined, his playcalling is still questionable, and this D still has no gap control. And people have been praising Ryan because?.......... ....... This defense was great before him and it will be great after him. I'll tell you what, you may have been able to run decent(for a Ravens D) on Nolan's 3-4, but atleast they were disciplined. If the Bengals even think of letting go or coming to a financial agreement with Marvin Lewis, we need to bring him back here as D coordinator. That was the only time our defense showed Great Tackling in the open field Great Gap Defense Discipline and contain Could get constant pressure with four down lineman. Let Ryan take his complicated schemes elsewhere. I'll take simple straight to your face solid technical defense over complicated sloppiness any day.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #104)

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Sources: Hernandez trade imminent

I'll give you an imaginary dollar for every attendance record low we set this upcoming season. If anyone hasn't noticed by now, there's a reason I am betting with imaginery money.  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #95)

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O's show some moves

That in itself is a miracle.  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #308)

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O's show some moves

He is the reincarnate of Orioles fan from New York. Remember him? and his beautiful prediction that we would finish with a winning record last season? lol. Well, Lucky hasn't said that yet though. Give him credit for that.  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #306)

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O's show some moves

I wrote about that same possibility without reading through all of the previous post. It's nice to know that someone else out there is well aware of the implications of what will occur if we don't get Texiera and the chance that we may not. I want us to though. Angelos has the dough. If anybody can make bread during an economic crisis, it's Angelos.  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #200)

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O's show some moves

I am with you on Freel for sure. I know that Izturis is not going to bring much with the bat, but as long as he can bring solid defense up the middle, with the potentially shady pitching we will see, I can deal with that. With the word that we are truly in the running for Texiera, it would be nice to get him. One reason I say so is because if they don't, I have a bad feeling they'll bring back Millar. Ugh. Another year of his phony Ray Lewis dance on Opening Day as if he is King Baltimore, while he does more talking with his mouth than his bat. However, this still does not solve the main problem. Pitching.  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #198)

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Sources: Hernandez trade imminent

He may be thinking of Fire Trembley.  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #93)