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Politics and other crap, part 2

Monday, August 1, 2016 Posted by

It’s getting a little hard to load the comments from the original post, so I’m starting a new one.

2017 Season Prognosticator of the Year

Monday, February 5, 2018 Posted by

Now that the NFL 2017 season has officially come to a close, we put our Steel Balls supercomputers to work crunching numbers to determine the winner of the coveted LamBalldi Trophy. MWalsh defeated last year’s winner (Army01) by a hair. The race was so close, in order to reach the final result we had to delve into tie breakers.

As for the rest of us, well, it was a sad showing. Two participants (kalel1199 and mwalsh) correctly guessed the final season wins total for the Steelers (13), and another six of us (copanut, tuskeegee_brown, tompaulbillybob, army01, estimatedprophet, and tennbob) were off by only one win. However it should not come as a shock that the Browns were the undoing of the majority of us who incorrectly guessed that the Browns would finally put all of their myriad high draft picks to some use. Boy, were we wrong.

Earl was the most pessimistic (10 Steelers wins) and jamesh the most optimistic (16 wins). Go figure. Who could have ever guessed such soul-mates could have such opposing world views?

Getting back to our winner and runner-up, both had exceptionally strong regular season predictions, with mwalsh nailing the Steelers, Ravens, and Bengals, and only whiffing on the Browns, while army01 was slightly more accurate on playoff wins. As a result they both ended up with 7 points and we had to go to the first tiebreaker where we look at the predicted game by game results. Even that was close, with mwalsh guessing 12 games correctly, compared to 11 for army01.

The full results are summarized below. As for now, cheers to mwalsh, while the rest of us lick our wounds and get ready for our springtime draft predictions.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Posted by

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Purple Bird Nose Dive

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Posted by
to Auger In  -  verb; to crash (e.g., an aircraft) into the ground. Named for the large crater an aircraft makes in the ground when it crashes at high speed. 
Examples: "The Baltimore Ravens augered in two years in a row, first due to the Steelers 'Immaculate Extension', and then, inexplicably, at the hands of a desperate Red Rocket."

How far did the Ravens fall in the blink of an eye? According to ESPN, they entered the day with a 97% chance of making the playoffs. In the space of a few seconds, they plunged over the cliff like Thelma and Louise:

That’s two years in a row where the Ravens controlled their destiny to have it snatched away at the final seconds by a defensive collapse, with multiple defenders flailing on the ground. What do you say, John?

        John Harbaugh Sheds Purple Tears

Immaculate Deception

Friday, December 22, 2017 Posted by

Steel City Blitz Podcast – Episode 52 (12/20)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Posted by

If you ever wondered how weird I actually sound, give this a listen.

I’ve updated it to open in a new tab. You can always go to the SCB podcast page and click on the Episodes tab to listen to any of the past podcasts.

Episode 52 – Week 16, 2017. At Texans Lots of swearing on this one. Sorry, NSFW.

Episode 51 – Week 15, 2017. Patriots Week

Episode 50 – Week 14, 2017. Ravens Week

Episode 49 – Week 13, 2017. At Bengals 

 

Most Unlikable Steelers??

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Posted by

Charter Steel Baller Tuskegee_Brown makes an intriguing request – that we have a poll to determine the most unlikable Steelers of the past 40 years. In order to make that poll we need to produce a list of names. I’m soliciting everyone’s input because this is harder than it might appear at first blush. For one thing, there aren’t that many truly unlikable Steelers, but many names to sift through to find them. For another, we may dislike the players for different reasons: lack of talent, bad attitude, lack of discipline, low IQ, etc.

So, I’m throwing this open to the masses. Please contribute your least favorite Steelers of the Super Bowl era including your reasons if you wish, and once we have a good list we’ll put up a poll. I’ll get the party started:

Cliff Stoudt – like having Landry Jones as a starter
Neil O’Donnell – you know why
Mike Vick – torturer of dogs – though rehabilitated it’s hard to get over that
Anthony Smith – all hat, no cattle
Cam Thomas – whiffffffffff
Chris Rainey – woman beater, without even compensating talent
Jacoby Jones – did everything possible to hurt the Steelers, regardless of which team he played on
LaGarette Blount – nearly wrecked LBell, then left his teammates and slithered to the enemy

[Edit] The poll is now closed and we have a clear loser… LeGarette Blount. Here is the final tally, including a five way tie for third.

Future Steelers Helmet?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Posted by

Any votes for the new helmet?

2017 Season Predictions

Friday, August 25, 2017 Posted by

The lure of the Steel Balls Trophy beckons you!

It’s that time of year where Steel Ballers put their reputations on the line to make their season predictions. Let me remind you of the rules of engagement:

Rules:

  1. Lowest score wins.
  2. Points are based on accuracy. An exact prediction yields zero points.
  3. Categories include:
    • Final regular season record for each AFCN team.
    • Divisional positioning of AFCN teams.
    • Number of Steelers playoff wins.
  4. Tie breaker: accuracy of game-by-game predictions

If you are too lazy to provide predictions in any of the above categories, you will get maximum points for that category.

Predictions will be accepted until Midnight ET September 9. You may change your predictions up until that time without penalty.

Good luck!

Autographs this year…

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Posted by

I try to get the rookies, just missed JuJu

Hines Ward

James Harrison

Eli Rogers

Tyler Matakevich

Darius Heyward-Bay

Ross Cockrell

Robert Golden

Chris Hubbard

Fitzgerald Toussaint

James Connor

Joshua Dobbs

Brian Allen

Cameron Sutton

Jordan Dangerfield

Marcus Tucker

Landry Jones

Bart Houston

Mike Matthews

Kyle Friend

Ethan Cooper

Trey Williams

Friday Night Lights – ESPN, and look who is on the sidelines…

Monday, August 7, 2017 Posted by