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The Good Old Days

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, May 7, 2019.

  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    No helping players up like they do now :lolol:

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  2. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016
    Not at all. That was when football was truly football. May the last man standing win.

    Nowadays, it is a track meet of sorts. If I want to watch track meets, I would just turn on tape of Usain Bolt's record breaking performance in Beijing. :lolol: American Gridiron Football is the most violent sport for a reason; survival of the fittest.

    If other players cannot survive, so be it. That is the way that this league was initially set up for. The strong survive and the weak perish. No exceptions.
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  3. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    From gritty athletes playing a game to millionaire entertainers. :cool:
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  4. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I still remember how mad I was during a game in Pittsburgh versus Brady and the Pats where as the Pats scored on the goal line Brady got knocked down and Kiesel smiled and helped him up. I was like hey let him lay there he has his own guys to give him a hand up. People said I was being petty but the Pats won that game and as he left the field Brady had that sound bite about hating the fans in Pittsburgh and playing there. I'm not saying do the Suh stomp but definitely don't help the bastard up
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  5. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    It was interesting Mac, I caught the end of a 30 for 30 documentary on Philipe Lopez the basketball player and just the contrast of a kid that came from the Dominican Republic to play basketball at St. Johns, huge hype in his first year and didn't get to the dance until his senior year and was ousted in the first round, then drafted but traded on draft day to the Grizzlies bounced around and finally found his game with MN. Then in his contract year blew out his knee and got cut, worked his way back and played 9 years all over the world where ever he could. Now he gives everything he can in his home country almost to the point of poverty. I was watching this thinking here is a guy who had a chance to be a multimillion dollar player and had adversity and gives so freely of himself and AB is throwing hissy fits on social media to get more millions of dollars that he can waste on watches and helicopter rides it jsut makes you sick to see that extreme and then to see this guy trying to help everyone in his hometown have a xmas. Just stuns me sometimes
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  6. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    there are still a lot of good ones thorn for every AB there are 10 good guys. The ABs sale air time and are better click bait stories for the media types to get noticed. Dirt sells.:cool:
  7. Iowasteeljim


    Oct 26, 2011
    This is a huge problem today. The young people don't even know it, and they don't want to hear it when you try to point it out.

    To the point of the post, I love going back and watching old NFL films where guys are clothes lining each other, missing most of their teeth, smoking on the sidelines, and playing with half of their limbs falling off. Those guys were mean and nasty, and I'm only describing the QB's. Joe Ferguson used to throw interceptions just so he could go tackle the guy. I heard after Dick Butkus hit someone, he would go after their family. Yep, I miss that kind of football!
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  8. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    Numerous factors have led to the game being weakened over the years.
  9. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    I think just having a dominant defense would be like having the good old days back.
  10. TheTerribleOwl

    TheTerribleOwl Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    I remember I preseason game against the Colts where a Colt on the ground reached up for Earl Holmes to help him up and Earl Holmes slapped the hand away in anger. Lol.
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  11. MojaveDesertPghFan


    Oct 19, 2011
    I have no idea what you're talking about....................[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :rolleyes:
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  12. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
  13. leveraged

    leveraged Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    I don't get it. I always played angry. I played like you had non-consensual sex with my mother.
  14. dirty

    dirty Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    my bad misread a post. :)
  15. MeanJoeBlue

    MeanJoeBlue Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2013
    If Brady needs a few seconds on the ground to clear his head and catch his breath, then the Steelers should definitely help him stand up (before he wants to) and get him moving around.
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  16. Lizard72


    Oct 23, 2011
    Isn't that last picture Robin Williams?

    I fail to see how cheerleaders led to a softening of the NFL play.

    I'm going to say that 90% of the rule changes and equipment upgrades are due to all those guys that played that way in the "Good Old Days" coming forth with lawsuits for permanent damages sustained playing that way. After figuring out that there actually were long term effects.
  17. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    I liked it better when the opposing defensive players goes to help the opposite teams player up then when he's almost up, pushes him back down again. :shrug:
  18. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    So what you're saying is...

    Mr AQL, I don't feel so good lol
  19. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    F5F037F1-C1A6-404D-BEC7-72D190E6A756.jpeg Heck, back in the day, even Jack Lambert was willing to offer a helping hand.
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  20. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016

    "We have lost friends. We lost family. We lost everything."

    If thst does not motivate someone who can do something, I do not know what will.
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  21. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    So true, they played for the love of the game. I would be curious to see a poll
    asking players why they play. I am afraid there wouldn't be too many players
    saying they love the game.
  22. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011

    I'm glad I got to watch the Steel Curtain defense as a kid. I love that hit when Ernie Holmes hits Staubach in the facemask with his forearm.
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  23. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    I liked Earl. Was not the most talented athlete, but that attitude was purely traditional Steeler LB.
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