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ESPN coverage of MNF

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    NFL Network is much better than ESPN these days.
     
  2. JAD

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    Gruden was annoying last night, I take Collingworth any day over him.
     
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  3. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Works both ways. Penalty that wiped out Bryant's kick return for a TD was weak.
     
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  4. CanadianSteel

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    Exactly. Would have added 7 to our score, but only 4 for the Bengals, as they ended up with a field goal.
     
  5. 86WardsWay

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    Yea. It seems as though the refs were making terrible calls and making up for them with terrible calls going the other way continuously throughout the coarse of the game. They need to move that crew to a 1 pm 49ers Vs. Browns game if they continue to be hired by the NFL. They should not be on a MNF stage ever again.
     
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  6. JAD

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    yea, that was very weak call, it would of been great for Bryants confidence if that play would of stood. The next penalty on Wilcox was pretty bad. For the life of me, I just dont get mature, seasoned players make the same mistakes over and over on special teams play.
     
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  7. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    I use to like Gruden and since he has been in the booth has done a pretty good job. With that said last night was bad, the saying of wrong names with Gay and a few others. I think he even called Brown Bryant, and there were other ones as well. Then you throw in the slobfest they had with Burfict that was enough to make me sick. He/they were so one sided it wasn't funny and I never heard him like that before. He said something about the Tennessee job as well but I can't remember it.

    This morning I was wondering why I didn't see a thread like this and thought maybe I just had a few too many. Glad I was not alone but wish it didn't have to be this way.
     
  8. jimmyallen45

    jimmyallen45 Well-Known Member

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    I turned off the sound when it was 17-0. Good timing.
     
  9. cajunyankee

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    That's bad...... True but still bad
     
  10. WinTheNorth

    WinTheNorth Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm.... isn't that what they used to say about the steelers? :)
     
  11. WinTheNorth

    WinTheNorth Well-Known Member

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    Ugh.... that's like saying you would prefer your sh*t sandwich on whole wheat instead of sourdough :puking 3:
     
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  12. We need a change

    We need a change Well-Known Member

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    Amazing that they went on and on about dirty hits and how it looks bad for the NFL’s image. If I stick my hand in the disposal it will hurt. So the question is... why do it? They put this game with all its history on Monday night BECAUSE of the hits and controversy. They put it there hype it up to get ratings. Do you want to watch the Chargers - Browns on to sell ads? No wait, the miners and giants. They know what they are getting with this match up and they like it. If it a huge issue, move cinci to the east and Buffalo to the north. Flip flop cinci and Indy. They don’t want that, they want the hits and exposure. People want a heavy weight bout and they get it everytime.
     
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  13. BobbyBiz

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    My personal favorite was the PI on the throw to Bryant late in the 4th. BOTH announcers were droning on and on about how it was a horrible call and you have to let them play. Then they showed the slo mo replay and sure enough the defender was holding Bryants left wrist, plain as day. Chuckies response? Well thats in slo mo, you can see anything in slo mo and you need to see it at game speed. :huh:
     
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  14. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    SMH. To quote Gruden, it was disgusting.
     
  15. Thigpen82

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    Gruden was appalling, I agree.

    The best analyst I’ve heard all year is Tony Romo. Which was something of a surprise.
     
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  16. The Sodfather

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    I was thoroughly disgusted with both Gruden and McDonough. But, based on what I'm reading in the local media, there is a huge outpouring of outrage about how violent that game was. News flash; every game, every play contains violent collisions. Where is the outrage over hockey? Rodeo? Auto racing? These scribes are becoming increasingly desperate to fill their columns with idealistic drivel. And I tuned ESPN out years ago when they stopped being about sports and started their endless self-promotion.
     
  17. BobbyBiz

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    1/2 agree. The JJSS hit was illegal too. Can't say that I didn't jump up and high five myself (I watched alone :lolol:) when VB got crushed, but it was totally a dirty hit. Lots of penalties and if you go to the Bung's board they're crying a river over it as usual, but the only bad one was the hold that negated the TD which was quickly offset by a bad hold on the KO return.
     
  18. thesteeldeal

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    There was.....the hold on MBs kickoff return for a TD. I don't know how you can say the call on GB was terrible he grabbed Watt around the waist and he was literally a 1/2 a second away from hitting Dalton and at least effecting the throw
     
  19. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Yeah they did see it in game speed and they called it....he's retarded
     
  20. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    You think so? Against the rules- sure. Dirty? Nah. It's not like he twisted his foot trying to injure his ankle after the play or something.
     
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  21. BobbyBiz

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    Yes you're right on the verbiage. IMO dirty is reserved for the outside the lines and after the whistle stuff, it wasn't that.
     
  22. Mr F

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    And I'm pretty sure Pat Summerall had some blood in his boozesystem in his day!
     
  23. Mr F

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    Who in their right mind would want the Bengals job? No one. Which means you're probably right, Gruden is a perfect fit!
     
  24. Frost33

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    How about the facemask call that neither of them seemed to notice but the refs did. Then when they showed the replay they stopped it just as the Bungal's hand was getting to the WR (sorry forget who it was, Brown or Bryant I think) and and were like "Well I guess that's enough. Had they played a few more seconds you see the WR's facemask get pulled!
     
  25. Mr F

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    Except for that ridiculous segment where some ex-player (sorry, name escapes me ;)) who ranks the outfits the players are wearing after the game. What is this, football or a fashion show?!
     

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