MNF Live-Blog: Ravens vs. Steelers - Pregame and 1st Half

Monday, November 05, 2007


So we've made it to Week Ten, and we're getting to the part of the Monday Night schedule where teams they thought were going to be good are actually pretty bad. Blowouts happen and Tony K gets sillier. While the game might not be fun tonight (we hope it will be) the booth should be.

Terry Bradshaw is the guest tonight during the 3rd quarter and I'm hoping he asks about Joe Theismann just to see what happens.

"When he get around traffic, he lowers his shoulders and go through traffic -- and he go through it very well."- Emmitt Smith
(Via PFT)

Oh god....here we go again. Hines Ward is currently getting a mani and pedi, and Keyshawn admits that he did it as well. Everyone busts on him and laughs at their bad jokes. Hooray!

Great job of Emmitt and Steve trying to make their picks over the National Anthem. Good work ESPN. Game time....
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Ooh the Steelers are wearing throwbacks in the rain.....this is going to be fun. Tony talks about Pittsburgh for a few minutes and I tune him out. Sorry Steeltown and ESPN, but no one else really cares.

"Ben Roethlisberger threw 14.....4 interceptions and was sacked a walloping 14 times."- Michele Tafoya

Wow....that'd be a record or something.

Steelers ball to start out....from their own 30. A run to Willie Parker and a pass to Hines Ward picks up a quick first down. Tony Kornheiser says Karma is the reason Pittsburgh is doing good this year. Do you think he believes his own crap anymore? Pittsburgh punts....and it's still raining.

Baltimore will get the ball from the 20 and 80 year old Steve McNair leads them out onto the field. For a rain soaked crowd....they're pretty loud. Sypniewski with a nice catch along the sidelines. Michele Tafoya talked to the Steelers' turf guy....good times.

FUMBLE!!!!!!!!!! Harrison cause the fumble and the Steelers are in business.

Two runs from Parker get nothing and the Steelers are looking at 3rd and long.

TOUCHDOWN PITTSBURGH!!!! Trevor Pryce misses ont the sack and Roethlisberger hits Heath Miller on a floater.

7-0 Steel


Ravens ball again and Mark Clayton grabs a ball. What's that his 2nd catch of the season? A false start penalty on the Ravens basically negates that play, and after a run it's 3rd and long....again. The Steelers blitz the entire team and McNair throws it into the ground. They should just bench him now and save him from any other injuries.

"Ben has an empty backfield, that means he has to pass"- Ron Jaworski (Via Matthew)

Steelers go three and out and after penalties on both teams Ed Reed goes back.....and he loses the ball! And it goes flying in the air!!!! Steelers get ball back after Harrison causes another fumble!

Ivy gets a stupid pass interference penalty called on him when Ben Roth was just trying to throw the ball away. Just dumb.

"It was one of those situations where a poor throw worked out well."- Ron Jaworski

Thanks Jaws.

"What the hell is clinical tackling Jaws? Sounds like a lame ass high school band."- Dr. C

My highschool band's name was The Bearded Clams....good times.

TOUCHDOWN STEELERS!!!! BIG BEN TO SANTONIO HOLMES. Great throw and catch....

14-0 Steelers


Wow...coming back from break Tony didn't realize they were live and was either yelling at a production guy or at Jaws....

"NO! I got it."- Tony Kornheiser

RAVENS GET BURNED AGAIN!!! Big Ben to Washington and he was wiiiiiiiide open. No one within 15 yards.

21-0 Steelers.


Terry is also in the booth a little early, so that's a plus. Terry makes fun of Jaws' notes....its called being prepared Terry....you should try it.

"Tirico needs to spend more time doing play by play and less time sucking off TB. Furthermore, stop predicting penalties...that was obviously grounding."- Matthew

Seriously....Mike can't do two things at once.

The Ravens finally get some pressure and Roethlisberger goes down, and Terry is gone. This is the one time I'd rather the guest stay in the booth to counteract the crappy game.

This is just getting ridiculous. Another McNair fumble....off another Harrison forced fumble.....and McGahee runs it back to his own two. That's followed by a false start, and the Ravens punt. Can we call this game already?

Big Ben just chucks it up.....TOUCHDOWN SANTONIO HOLMES.....ACTUALLY NO.....

Incomplete pass....Holmes dropped it on the way down. Good call by Eddie Gunz and the Gang.

"If he was any more animated, he'd be Shrek"- Tony Kornheiser (Via Dave who said he laughed.....come on Dave. Don't encourage him.)

TOUCHDOWN STEELERS!!!! SANTONIO HOLMES RUNS PAST MARTIN AND THIS ONE IS DEFINITELY A CATCH.....Too easy.

28-0.


"Look at his eyes, down field looking for a receiver" - Jaws (Via Mookie)

Ummm, that's kinda necessary.

Wow....Holmes just ran past Martin. That kid is fast. McNair hits Mason on two passes and it's 3rd and short for once. FIRST DOWN RAVENS!!!!! HOLY S**T!

JAMES HARRISON WITH THE INTERCEPTION!!!!! Good lord he's having the game of his life!!!

3 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 FF, 1 Interception


Great play by Roethlisberger to float one over the line to Parker, and Hines Ward absolutely blows up Bart Scott! Man he can block.

Touchdown Steelers.....Big Ben to Washington again.....

35-0.


"Heres Baltimore's problem, in one half Ben Rothlesberger has thrown as many touchdowns as Baltimore has all year"- Jaws (Via konck)

I hate the Ravens, but that is depressing.

MCGAHEE GETS LOOSE!!!! TOUCHOWN RAVENS!!!!!!!

35-7


We've got ourselves a ball game now!!! Ravens get a sack and they've decided to show up. That "Big Ben Godsend" sign is the cheesiest thing I've ever seen by the way.

Oh wow! Hines Ward just jacked up Ed Reed.....holy crap. He just picks people off....that video will be up shortly. James Harrison picks up another sack after just using Jon Ogden....make that a half a sack split with Hagans. Just end the half already....good lord.

35-7 Pittsburgh. Thank god that's over....I'll see you in another thread if you want to hang out. I won't be mad if you don't though.

52 Comments:

My birthday got a crappy game.

Anyway, that ESPN graphic showed Troy Polamalu's favorite things to do.

They spelled activities a-c-t-i-v-i-t-e-s.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 8:27:00 PM  

happy bday! drink one for me.

Nov 5, 2007, 8:36:00 PM  

There's no way that shirt is a XXL.

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2007, 8:38:00 PM  

WTF does karma have to do with football, Tony? He said that as if it were actually something that could be positively true. I hope lightning strikes him tonight, live on-air. And no, I will not take it back if it happens.

Blue said...
Nov 5, 2007, 8:46:00 PM  

Wow, that crowd sounds loud.

Blue said...
Nov 5, 2007, 8:49:00 PM  

McNair's fourth game? Looks like...ever.

Blue said...
Nov 5, 2007, 8:53:00 PM  

Thanks Jaws for the breakdown on an empty backfield "Ben has an empty backfield, that means he has to pass"

Matthew said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:03:00 PM  

I think TK fell asleep, and I don't see why Jaws had to say something to wake him up. Let sleeping jackasses stay asleep Jaws.

Dr. C said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:10:00 PM  

What the hell is clinical tackling Jaws? Sounds like a lame ass high school band

Dr. C said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:13:00 PM  

Anyone catch Tony grumble "Yeah, I GOT IT" when they came back from the last break? Did Tirico ask him to reel it in a bit? Did Jaws remind him that he's the only "real" athlete in the box?

Senseless rumormongering in the comments? I love this game!

HoneyNut said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:25:00 PM  

Sorry, I should have refreshed before posting. At least the Tony-Jaws tension is apparent...

HoneyNut said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:27:00 PM  

They probably brought in Bradshaw early before he really gets smashed...I could see Bradshaw, Bleier and the other tossing down some Jager Bombs before the halftime presentation to get them feeling right in the rain

Dr. C said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:31:00 PM  

Tirico needs to spend more time doing play by play and less time sucking off TB. Furthermore, stop predicting penalties...that was obviously grounding

Matthew said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:31:00 PM  

Glad to see the Ravens left their jock straps in baltimore or maybe they left them on the mayflower in Indy

Mike said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:35:00 PM  

Wow. It took them until the 2nd quarter to announce the Steelers starting defensive lineup.


"HARRISON FORCED ANOTHER TURNOVER!!! NEAR TURNOVER"- Tirico saving his ass

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:39:00 PM  

Not so fast Mookie. Lokos like we'll have to wait for the lineups until Baltimore manages to hang on to the ball.

HoneyNut said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:40:00 PM  

Kornheiser on Ray Lewis..

"If he was any more animated, he'd be Shrek"

Ehh..I laughed.

Dave said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:41:00 PM  

I think I've figured out what was said to Tony to make him grumble like that.

Producer: Make a bald joke when TB is on.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

WHAT A CATCH!!!!!! INCOMPLETE???!

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

TK tells his 500th bad joke of the night...10 off his old record.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:45:00 PM  

"Look at his eyes, down field looking for a receiver" - Jaws

Well he can't throw looking down jack@$$!!

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:47:00 PM  

Touchdown! Game over.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:48:00 PM  

49ers/Seahawks, nice live blog next week eh AA?

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:50:00 PM  

"Terrific throw, right in the box" - Jaws

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:52:00 PM  

Harrison is going to score some chicks tonight.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

Regarding "changes" Baltimore should make:
"Cover some people, create some turnovers." - Jaws

I'm sure that Billick's gameplan coming in was slacking off in coverage and not trying to force fumbles. Good adjustment, Jaws.

HoneyNut said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

James Harrison is a thug

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

James Harrison is a thug

Anonymous said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

Tirico and gang are going to miss a TD call.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 9:56:00 PM  

Wow.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:00:00 PM  

James Harrison and Big Ben will be groupies tonight.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:00:00 PM  

"Heres Baltimore's problem, in one half Ben Rothlesberger has thrown as many touchdowns as Baltimore has all year" Jaws

Konck said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:01:00 PM  

"Heres Baltimore's problem, in one half Ben Rothlesberger has thrown as many touchdowns as Baltimore has all year"

that's Kornheiser. You'll get it next time.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:03:00 PM  

Jaws' favorite part of MNF, TK has to leave the booth to do PTI at the half.

Matthew said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:04:00 PM  

TOUCHDOWN!!!!! BALTIMORE!!! WHOAA!!!

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:04:00 PM  

They're back in it.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:05:00 PM  

"Another passionate speech, given by Ray Lewis" Jaws

Well it's 35-7, what the hell was that for??!

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:06:00 PM  

Why does MT scream like someone has his nuts in a vice grip for a non-TD, and simple says "touchdown" this time around?

Matthew said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:06:00 PM  

Okay, how many times are they going to bring up something "Ben Roethlisberger tragic stuff" in one night???

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:08:00 PM  

It's 35-7 Matthew. Tirico tones his voice down for the MNF games more than college football.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:08:00 PM  

I could've sworn that towel had the MNF crew with Ben.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Did anyone hear about the motorcycle accident?

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:10:00 PM  

Ed Reed hurt, yipes.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:10:00 PM  

Good lord, Ward is a manicured beast!

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:11:00 PM  

Jaws: There are many things Ben said he was unaware of during his rookie year.

Like wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle?

Dr. C said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:11:00 PM  

"It's 4th and 3 for the Ravens, er Steelers"- Tirico

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  

Wow. They can't even get another play off.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:15:00 PM  

"Who wore there championship bell into the ring, belt ah duh" Chris Berman

Konck said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:17:00 PM  

Mixed reviews when Joey Porter was introduced.

Mookie said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:21:00 PM  

Adrian Peterson is the best back in the NFL, yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Konck said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:24:00 PM  

Michelle Tafoya looks like that girl from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but instead of wearing blue, she's blowing up wearing red.

Dr. C said...
Nov 5, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

Get that girl in pads and on the Jets D-Line. They could use some beef.

Simon said...
Nov 6, 2007, 3:16:00 PM  

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