SNF Live-Blog: Steelers @ Browns, 2nd Half

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Derek Anderson is tall, but you already knew that.

Rashard Mendenhall (first time we've seen him all day) returns the kickoff to around the 23. Parker gets a first down at the 33. Next play is negated thanks to holding on Heath Miller, and they'll be backing up 10 yards. Parker gets 5 on first and 20. The Glove is smothered by Shaun Rogers.

"That's what they were worried about with Ben Roethlisberger, Big Baby doing a belly-flop on him." - JM

You all are noting that Al and John are very fond of the word "penetration" tonight, more so than most announcers are during football telecasts. Something on the brain, lads?

Budweiser American Ale: Fancier piss water is still piss water.

The Glove hits Miller six yards short, and on comes the punt team. Cribbs gets dropped at the 17 of Cleveland on the return. Five yards for Lewis; Winslow gets hit and the ball goes through his hands on the next pass. He makes up for it with a catch on the next play, but he's short of the first down. Zastudil punts it off to Moore again, and it appears Moore touched it as the Browns fall on it.

The refs are saying he did not, and it looks like Moore whiffed on the catch.

I don't know anyone who listens to Daft Punk that would be caught dead in a Lincoln.

I don't recal Shaun Rogers ever being called Big Baby before tonight... I think Glen Davis should sue for name infringement. - Rob in WI

The Glove hits Santonio for a massive catch downfield, beating the Cleveland secondary like a red-headed step-child. 3rd and 4 at the Cleveland 29 -- incomplete to Santonio. Jeff Reed is lining up a 48-yard FG -- right down the middle, 10-0 Steelers.

And the Browns are either going to have to stop this offensive ineptitude or be a lovely 0-2 to start soon. Cribbs takes a knee on the return. Eight yards on first down, and Jamal Lewis gets the first on 2nd down. Horse Balls to the Soldier for 7 more. Jerome Harrison gets a couple on the next carry. Lewis pounds in for another move of the chains. Balls to Soldier again, and they get a roughing the quarterback against Woodley to tack on to this -- so the Browns will be at the Pittsburgh 34. Balls hits Braylon for another first down inside the 20.

"You talk about a guy who doesn't care about his body." Is Paul Maguire in the booth? - Anon

"Winslow just makes like a basketball player... and out body positions him" - JM

The best part was the pause in the middle, as he was about to Biff Tannen that analogy. - Rob in WI

Just call this boring game off and have Kellen Winslow and Ben Roethlisberger play "Chicken" with their motorcycles. - SSReporters

And we come back to a taunting flag on the Steelers. Is this now a first and goal? Not quite, ball at the 11. Horse Balls tosses to Lewis and gets five yards. Question: if they keep going with an unbalanced line, what's to stop the Steelers from moving all their guys to the other side. Lewis gets stopped up big time on the 2nd down carry, and clearly his last season seems to be an aberration, not a trend.

The Soldier gets flagged for a false start. 3rd down play blows, 4th and 13. FG time.

Oh, and Carlos Zambrano just threw a no-no for hte Cubbies.

Phil Dawson's kick is good. 10-3, Steelers, and we get Green Day for the bump.

How about a Daft Punk break?



Woo.

Kickoff is fumbled, and the Browns honestly could have had it if they'd just fallen on the ball. As it is, the Steelers will get it inside their own 5 yard line. Parker gets stuffed as they start at the 2 yard line, but The Glove hits Ward for about 30 yards on a line-perfect pass.

"I always thought they should rename that section K-9" - AM referring to the Dawg Pound.

How original. - JG

4th quarter begins. Santonio Holmes gets a first down on the end-around (and good on Al for calling it right instead of a reverse.) Parker gets to midfield on the rush, offsides flag against the Browns. Another flag on his next rush, this one's coming back for offensive holding. The Browns give 5 of them right back on a neutral zone infraction. Screen gets very little. The Glove is feeling the twinge in his shoulder after overthrowing Hines Ward again.

Cribbs brings the punt back up to the 20 yard line.

Sunday Night is Football Night, but it's also Laundry Night. Hope I didn't miss too much in those few plays. Horse Balls scrambles for a few yards past midfield. Anderson goes down and is sacked on the next play. 3rd and 7, and Edwards comes up with the big catch at the Pittsburgh 23. Two straight rushes and a dropped pass from Edwards (with good coverage) leads to the field goal unit.

Dawson's kick is good, 10-6, Steelers.

Al just said Matt Spaeth fair caught a kickoff. Can you fair catch a kickoff? Apparently so. More weird rules: you have to have four guys on one side of the kicker, or it's a penalty. Yeesh.

The Glove rolls out to his right and throws across to hit Miller at midfield. That's a good looking move right there. Parker rushes to the 44 yard line of the Browns.

you think Bill Cower is watching somewhere thinking about the possibility of coaching the Browns next year? - Anon

I'd say Coach Chin is waiting for John Fox to get fired in Carolina (do not be fooled by this 2-0 start of theirs.) The Steelers are trying to run clock, and we've hit the two minute warning.

As Jay noted, I hope you all enjoyed that accidental shot of Willie Parker's ass.

Ugh....get this over with already....sheesh. Steelers turn it over on downs; Browns have a snowball's chance is hell with 20-something seconds left and no time outs. Anderson's first bomb is incomplete. James Harrison and Aaron Smith smack Anderson down for another sack, and the game ends, mercifully. 10-6, Steelers.

See you next week for the Green Bay and Dallas match-up. Hopefully, we get something a bit more compelling.

61 Comments:

"If you get that block then there is no penetration." - John Madden


Obviously.

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

"Shaun Rogers and Shaun Smith getting penetration." - John Madden



Madden is a gold mine for double entendres.

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

There should have been an SNF Drinking game... do a shot everytime Al or John say "Penetration"...

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

I don't think the glove can hear me when I scream "Look out!"... He still gets sacked.

tiny350Z said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

@ rob in wi,


Some of us want to keep our livers healthy (and since I can't drink alcohol for age reasons, make that my bloated stomach if I drink too much soda).

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

@SSR

Fair enough... being a wagon hopper, I'd be shooting Dr. Peppers and that's not as appealing as it sounds either.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

I don't recal Shaun Rogers ever being called Big Baby before tonight... I think Glen Davis should sue for name infringement.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

I'll continue drinking lager for the two of you, then.

tiny350Z said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

S2N... unfortunately, on the mind is the only way it is for a few more days.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

Soulja Boy shoulda caught that... just good enough to not have to replace.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

@tiny

Much obliged.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

NBC continues to false advertise, Comcast says NFL Football yet this game says otherwise.

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:11:00 PM  

"You talk about a guy who doesn't care about his body." Is Paul Maguire in the booth?

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:13:00 PM  

Jeff Reed with the sweet eyes-closed portrait shot.

Jay said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:16:00 PM  

Wow... what an impressive FG.

Is Desperate Housewives still on?

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:16:00 PM  

Im surprised the PC police havent gotten "the pump fake your mama" comment removed from the Direct TV commercial.

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

"Winslow just makes like a basketball player... and out body positions him" - JM

The best part was the pause in the middle, as he was about to Biff Tannen that analogy.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

Just call this boring game off and have Kellen Winslow and Ben Roethlisberger play "Chicken" with their motorcycles.

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

Zambrano tosses no-hitter for cubs.

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

Carlos Zambrano No Hitter... I haven't been so pissed to be out of the Chicago area in 3 years.

Oh, and the FUCKING GAME was in Milwaukee! FUCK FUCK FUCK.

Fuck the Brewers for gouging the Chicago fans who would have filled their ballpark.

/rant
/threadjack

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

I turned it to ESPN right as Zambrano throws the final strike of the no-no... perfect timing for me.

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

"My eyes feel like they're gonna bleed..."

How appropriate.

tiny350Z said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

@anon

I was just thinking "I wonder if WGN has the Cubs game"... tehn saw an ESPN.com report he had the No no through 8 and clicked over for hte last out.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

Rashard Mendenhall proving that you don't actually have to touch the ball to fumble it.

and WTF is Lamar Woodley doing on the kick return team?

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

"I always thought they should rename that section K-9" - AM referring to the Dawg Pound.

How original.

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

Uh.. crazy rob? The Cubs played in Houston tonight, not Milwaukee....

Jay said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:36:00 PM  

As they come back from the break between quarters, Michaels says: "timeout was called by me". Dork

Mal said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

@Jay

Don't knwo if you know or not or what and that... the games were moved out of Houston because of IKE, and tonight's game, and tomorrows game are Houston Home Games at Miller Park in Milwaukee... and the Brewers/Astros/MLB charged "Marquee" (READ: What the Brewers charge ONLY for Cubs games) prices for the seats, plus jacked up parking.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

SI's Breaking News for Zambrano's no hitter: "Zambrano has thrown the Cubs' first since 1972." Seems to be missing something.

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

@ jay - nobody played in Houston tonight except FEMA. The game was moved to Milwaukee because of the hurrican.

Mal said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

Tell ya what, I didn't know interleague games were played at this time, but the Pirates are absolutely blowing out the Indians in this game NBC is airing.

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

# 73 on the Steekers should get released for being faked out on that dive by the Cleveland player.

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

@SSR

Let's be honest, nobody would believe the Pirates would score 10 runs.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

What is with the basketball analogies the last few days... the College games were full of them, and this is at least the 2nd by JM tonight...

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

Shindrick Steptoe is not his real name, is it? I'm calling Shenanigans.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

Madden is all about the size 15 shoes.

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

@ rob 10:50

I think it is time for a committee to approve all names of kids, like is done with racehorses.

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

Braylon Edwards had how many catches last year?

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

@JG

I agree 120%... this committee should also approve nicknames (SEE: Big Baby comment in previous)

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

We're still okay with Horse Balls for Derek Anderson, right? I think KSK was right on with that one.

Signal to Noise said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

S2N

I think we're good with Horse Balls. Besides, I still think of Derek Anderson as a Kentucky Wildcat SG.

Plus, I approve Rongratsname for Big Ben (though I like the Glove)

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

Oh boy, Romo slobbering and Favre talk in one game?

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

You dont have to kick the field goal, because you still need a TD to win, the FG only makes the final margin less.

Dont these guys understand math ?
TMQ (page 2 on espn.com) should be be required reading for these announcers.

/rant

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

Ugh... it's against state law to not like Frank Caliendo, but he's really, really fucking annoying.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 10:59:00 PM  

jg, but it's not a given that they convert a 4th and 7, and even so, the TD would have only tied the game. Now if they can get the ball back and score, it's a go-ahead score, not OT.

Trust me, John Madden is a better football coach than you.

Jay said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

@jay

John Madden may be a better coach, but I'm pretty sure any one of us is better than Romeo.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  

you think Bill Cower is watching somewhere thinking about the possibility of coaching the Browns next year?

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

At least Al and John are saying what every Cleveland fan knows - Romeo does not know how to manage a game.

Sep 14, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

jay

but at this point in the game, you may not get the ball back, plus Cleveland went for onside kick after FG.

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

OMG Willie Parker's ass is hanging out!

Jay said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

@anon

I can see Cowher lining up little football helmets... there's a Redskins helmet, a Browns helmet... probably a Seahawks helmet...

except... instead of the logos, one side has $$$

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

Forget about the final two minutes, Romeo is thinking about late night at wendy's.

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

Sure it's a gamble, but in a 10-6 game you trust that your defense continues to play well and you'll get the ball back. Obviously it's not a great situation either way, but I don't think you can fault Crennell for the decision. The only way I'd agree with going for 4th and 7 is that the offense couldn't move the ball all night and needed to take advantage of their one good drive.

Jay said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

rob

If Cowhers looking at $$$, then it is Redskins all the way.

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

This game has put me to sleep.

ssreporters said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

@JG

I'd almost agree... but I think Paul Allen might step up some greenbacks to get Cowher out to Seattle.

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

I don't think the Cleveland fans are saying "Boo-urns"

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Doesn't seattle have a "coach in waiting" when Holmgren retires this year?

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Thanks S2N...

Rob in WI said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

They're not booing, they're saying "Booo-rowns!"

Anonymous said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

anon 11:16

Gregg Williams had one of those with the Skins, but that didnt prevent the hiring of Zorn Star.

jg said...
Sep 14, 2008, 11:19:00 PM  

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