Well, first off want to say what a hell of a game and a hell of a season for you guys. Pittsburgh is truly the cream of the crop in this league and it shows by how you guys perform year after year. It was pretty satisfying to see Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez walk away with their heads held low.
Wanted to stop by here not only to offer my congratulations on getting to the Superbowl, but cover a few things as well about this blog and the people who visit it daily. I joined SB Nation about 2 and a half years ago without any knowledge of what was to come from being a part of this great network of blogs. It was pretty cool wandering around the many different blogs and discussing the sport that rules my life with a bunch of strangers who I have never met once in my life. I've gotten a pretty bad rep around some of the blogs here, but I had it coming to me with most of the trolling that I did in the past. Not BTSC though. Sure there are a few bad eggs around this site (you all suck actually) but there are some really cool dudes on this blog that I thoroughly enjoy talking football with. Mike Bean has always welcomed me to BTSC because of the attitude and energy I feel I bring to your fan base by being a stinking ratbird fan as you all would say. Thank you for putting up with all my crap.
Baltimore Beatdown is where I can express how I feel about my team, but it has been quite enjoyable being able to go back and forth with so many people here. Blogging has been a big part of my life the last few years and has opened up alot of doors for me as far as career opportunities. I have been offered numerous positions from websites and even done some radio time with Baltimore sports stations. So there are reasons why I continue to "troll" these blogs. And to all the people who have been civil and put up with the bullshit I spew out everyday, thanks. To some of the total assholes and the ones who sent me emails threatening me, go fly a kite, but I am glad I made you so angry. This is a cool blog and I would hope that my frequent appearances have given you all some good entertainment.
Last weeks game between our two teams was tough for me. Not sure if alot of you realize just how much seeing that game unfold like it did hurt me. I had to totally shut down for a week and get away from football in general. Do any of you know how freaking hard it is to not watch ESPN or NFL Network for an entire week?!? There ain't shit on TV at 3am but infomercials. Man, that was rough and I am sure alot of people here enjoyed knowing that I had tears in my eyes at the end of that game. That shit sucked man.
What a football team you guys have. Pittsburgh is by far the team I hate most and I only wish 0-16 season upon your franchise, but it is quite an honor to sometimes watch you guys win the way you do. Excuse my language, but I enjoy seeing a team like yourself give a big "fuck you" to Roger Goodell and the rest of the Patriot loving assholes that have started to ruin the game we all love. Trying to manipulate the game so that more points are scored, Deebo and crew are still able to body slam any offense that gets in their way. I hate the results it brings, but I like knowing that more people are pissed off than happy when teams like Pittsburgh and Baltimore win big.
I only hope that my Ravens can model themselves after you all, and I believe they are on the right track. As much as you guys may think Baltimore sucks, you have to give us the credit of being able to somewhat hang with you guys and the rest of the league. The Ravens have alot of good things going their way and they do have a bright future ahead of them which I think will include a Superbowl or two. I bleed this team and without them, I have no idea what I would be able to do. I look forward to the battles between Ben and Joe down the road, they are only going to get better. And maybe, just maybe next time we will be able to beat you guys.
Well, again, congratulations on getting to Dallas. There are alot of true football fans on this site that deserve to be rooting for a team like the Steelers. Hope everyone is enjoying the ride and good luck 2 weeks from now. Go Packers.
- Brian Malan aka Mr MaLoR