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  1. Bizrow says:


    OOPs, wrong thread, and I know, no game today


  2. Bizrow says:

    Just in case we get some new posters

    Just post where you currently reside if you don’t see where you live below

    Dejan’s Lunatic Nation – at the Trib,
    Arizona – Tucson, Chandler, Phoenix, Sunnyslope
    Arkansas – Rogers
    Austrailia – Mackay
    California – Bakersfield, San Francisco, UNION CITY, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Yuba City, Solana Beach, Yorba Linda
    Canada – Toronto, Winnipeg
    Colorado – Ft Collins, Estes Park, Denver, Boulder
    Connecticut – Cos Cob, Bridgeport, Wallingford
    Costa Rica
    Czech Republic
    Delaware – Newark
    Denmark – Greenland – Thule*
    District of Columbia
    Florida – Palm Harbor, Orlando, Valrico, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Oviedo, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Palm Beach Gardens, Cape Coral, Coco Beach (Major Nelson and Mary Ann), Niceville (Red Neck Rivera)
    Georgia – Marietta, Atlanta, Sandy Springs
    Germany – Leverkusen/Cologne
    Hawaii – Honolulu
    Idaho – Mountain Home, Coer d’Aline
    Indiana – Indianapolis, Burns Harbor, South Bend, Bicknell
    Iowa – Bettendorf, Humboldt
    Illinois – La Salle, Peru, Payson, Chicago, Palatine (3 inmates there), Lincoln Park, Grayslake, Lincoln Park, Algonquin
    Japan – Tokyo
    Kentucky – Louisville, Bowling Green, Lexington
    Louisiana – Slidell
    Maine – Bangor
    Maryland – Arnold, Odenton, Severn, Baltimore, Waldorf
    Massachusetts – Boston
    Michigan – Kalamazoo, Eaton Rapids, Lansing
    Mississippi – Biloxi
    Mountain Home AFB*
    Nebraska – Omaha
    New Hampshire – Barrington
    New Jersey – Chesterfield, Princeton, Roxbury, Lebanon, Lincoln Park, Berkeley Heights, Somerville, Hammock, Barrington
    New York – New York, Smithtown, Manhattan
    North Carolina – Asheville, Hickory, Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Wilmington, Chapel Hill
    North Dakota
    Ohio – Cincinnati, Columbiana, Westerville, Green, Hilliard, Toledo, Louisville, Columbus, Perrysburg, Pickerington, Youngstown, Cleveland, Olmsted Township, Liberty Township, Warren, Oregon, Wintersville, Austintown, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base*
    Pennsylvania – Downtown, Hopewell, Indiana, North Wales, Franklin Park, Forest Hills, Lansdale, Philadelphia, Du Bois, Reading, Crafton, Arnold, Wexford, Mt Lebanon, Canonsburg, Lancaster, Huntington, York, Boiling Springs, Philly suburbs, Morningside, Harrisburg, Lawrenceville, Bradfordwoods, Norristown, Hanover, Clearfield, Sewickley, DuBois, Plum Boro, Slippery Rock, Wilks-Barre, Sharpsville, Bessemer, Greensburg, Washington, Imperial, South Side, Duncansville, Newville, Sheppton, Grove City, Butler, Allentown, Ross Township, Blairsville, Flood City (Johnstown), Overbrook, Danny’s Hoagies, Baldwin, Economy, Sharpsville, Erie, North Huntington, Bellfonte, West Mifflin, Kennywood, Pleasant Hills, Beechview (Mad Turk, No 200), Macgunie, Mechanicsburg, Uptown, Cambria County, Mon Valley, Salisbury
    The Phillipines
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina – Duncan, Longs, Columbia
    South Korea – Seoul, Mike
    Tennessee – Smithville, Nashville
    Texas – Tyler, San Antonio, Belton, Houston
    Utah – Salt Lake City, Provo
    Vermont – North Bennington
    Virginia – JAL, Hampton, Rescue, Richmond, Front Royal, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Warrenton, Springfield, Virginia Beach, Fairfax, Arlington, Yorktown, Henrico, Aldie
    Washington – Seattle, Nine Mile Falls, Spokane, Sammamish
    West Virginia – Martinsburg, Morgantown
    Wisconsin – Madison, Oshkosh, Hortonville

    227 locations represented in the blog,
    One honorable mention member, does anyone remember the name of the Lemonaid guy?
    11 countries
    39 states, plus the District of Columbia
    Two planets, at least confirmed
    Honorable mention, England – London – Lisa
    Asterisks denote confirmed hero’s, military, police officers or firemen/ladies
    9/6/2012 5:26 PM

  3. JohninOshkosh says:

    Vegas has the Panthers as 5 point dogs? They just got schooled by a FCS team. If they can keep this game to within 5 points, I will be somewhat impressed with Chryst’s ability to make adjustments as I think Cincy will win this one easily.

  4. Eric Bowser says:

    I’m suspecting PITT loses by at least two touchdowns based on last week’s embarrassing loss to Youngstown State University (YSU) Penguins. Maybe I would feel better if it was Iowa State but losing to the Penguins is about as low as you can go for a school eligible to qualify for BCS Bowl.

  5. Arriba Wilver says:

    Paul Zeise of the PG has a somewhat different view of the loss last week, and the ability to recover from it. More positive than I’ve seen elsewhere.

  6. JohninOshkosh says:


    What is this “PG” thing you speak of? :)

  7. Eric Bowser says:

    all I ask is to keep this game competitive for at least the first half.. I’m conditioned as a PITT fan to see the team lose in second half. lol

  8. Eric Bowser says:

    first pass attempt, Tino almost throws INT.

  9. JohninOshkosh says:

    Looks like a fun venue to watch a game. Never been.

  10. Milo Hamilton says:

    One thing I noticed last week was that the sideline was very slow at times getting the play call in. That’s on the coaches.

  11. JohninOshkosh says:

    Was that on the coaches, Milo?

  12. Eric Bowser says:

    Well, Sunseri dumps off a 3rd and 14 (broken record), punt, first play from scrimmage is a LONG rushing TD for Cincy.

    Yeah, this is going to be another ugly season.

  13. Milo Hamilton says:


    I got nothing.

  14. Eric Bowser says:

    Pitt has the worst collection of LBs for the last two or three years, embarrassingly bad.

  15. JohninOshkosh says:

    Sunseri must feel all alone out there. No protection whatsoever.

  16. Eric Bowser says:

    same problems as last year, Sunseri can’t feel pressure, too slow of a release, offensive line can’t pass protect.

  17. Eric Bowser says:

    PItt’s defense has the speed of a high school team…. this is bad.

  18. Milo Hamilton says:


    I’ve seen faster high school defenses. And I’m not kidding.

  19. JohninOshkosh says:

    Shell Alert! First college carry: 12 yards

  20. Arriba Wilver says:

    OK, Paul didn’t know what he was talking about. :-). Anybody watching the US Open?

  21. Eric Bowser says:

    @Milo – I have too, I covered 1 season of high school football as a stringer in Armstrong County… I think West Shamokin was faster than this team

  22. Milo Hamilton says:


    Not the fighting Wolves.

  23. JohninOshkosh says:


    If it gets any worse I may have to go downstairs and watch the convention with my political wonk wife.

    PS This is not a political post!

  24. Eric Bowser says:

    @Milo – One game I covered for them, it was great, standing in pouring rain to interview their head coach and having to listen to him whine about our newspaper (Kittanning’s Leader-Times) making fun of his team for being losers and they pulled out a shocker beating Clarion by a few points and he’s pointing to the scoreboard in the rain.

    Hey look, Devin Street is open and Sunseri can’t make throw.

  25. Eric Bowser says:

    get the play in, huddle and break…. football 101 for crying out loud… geezus

  26. Eric Bowser says:

    3rd and 18, experienced QB, and you call that… yeah, many areas need fixed but QB is a big problem when you can’t even throw the ball further than 15 yards.

  27. pattonbb says:

    Watching this game with a friend that played for an SEC school in the early 90’s. He says Sunseri’s footwork is terrible. Unfortunately, I’m not smart enough to have an opinion about this either way. Just repeating an observation from a friend who’s football smarts I respect.

  28. Eric Bowser says:

    seriously… delay of game on 3rd and 3….

  29. Eric Bowser says:

    @pattonbb – I said this last year, for all the talk about Sunseri being a QB for most of his career, he has terrible footwork, a very slow release, and absolutely no awareness in the pocket, which is magnified by the footwork to slide step quickly to avoid rush or step into pocket to make a throw. He lacks the arm strength to make throws further than 15 yards down the field and just forget about anything to the outside of the numbers further than 5 yards beyond line of scrimmage.

  30. Milo Hamilton says:

    Holding ?

  31. Eric Bowser says:

    That was a typical Tino throw….

  32. Eric Bowser says:

    @Milo – That was a weak holding call but you have to overcome it and got nothing on their two runs and that throw….ick.

  33. Milo Hamilton says:

    That’s the 1st sack of the season. Maybe someday they’ll force a turnover.

  34. Eric Bowser says:

    Sunseri can’t throw the fade, yet this is all PITT thinks he can do is throw it.

    Horrible clock management, terrible play calls.

  35. Frankie says:

    Tino really sucks…

  36. Milo Hamilton says:

    Chryst will obviously will be giving that timeout away as a Christmas present.

  37. Eric Bowser says:

    Tino Sunseri is the worst QB in Pitt history.

    The worst.

  38. Eric Bowser says:

    Chryst went to school this spring and summer, took “Tomlin Clock Management 101″.

  39. florida steeler says:

    The talent level on this team is horrible. What was Wannstedt thinking about recruiting some of these kids. And, why quote Paul Zeise on Pitt–he smokes Pirate kool aid and transfers it to Pitt. Typical Pittsburgh beat writer that has no guts to criticize a bad football team.
    This is NOT Chryst’s fault. It is going to take him four years to get decent recruits to commit to a program this bad. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN???
    Steve Pederson is the one permanent fixture in this mess.

  40. Eric Bowser says:

    The issue with Chryst tonight, he needs to put players into a position to succeed and those playcalls inside the ten were not it and leaving a timeout on the board is something he can’t repeat again.

    Not giving up on him as a coach, teacher, and recruiter but he’s having just as bad of a night as Sunseri.

  41. Eric Bowser says:

    seriously, another bad play call and huddle by Chryst and Sunseri.

    This shouldn’t be happening in game two.

  42. Milo Hamilton says:

    OK. Let’s see how they don’t score here.

  43. Eric Bowser says:

    @Milo – I’m calling another INT

  44. Eric Bowser says:

    and that about does it.

  45. Milo Hamilton says:

    Oh well, the Montour – Central Valley game didn’t disappoint.

  46. Milo Hamilton says:

    Steve Pederson deserves ALL the blame for this mess. He decided he needed to fix what wasn’t broken (that’s an arguable point, I admit), then picked the wrong guy twice. Maybe three times for all we know. His track record at hiring football coaches isn’t exactly stellar.

  47. PGH2WPB says:

    West Palm Beach, Florida

  48. MBS says:

    Couldn’t agree more with the Pederson assessment. He needs to be gone – just like Nebraska realized in short order.

  49. Vette60 says:

    Hi All.

    U-G-L-Y and I didn’t even watch the debacle…

    I’ll be at the Richmond Spiders v. Gardner-Webb game Saturday night, so I’ll be more than willing to providing a scouting report on the Runnin’ Bulldogs for everybody back in the ‘Burgh. The Pitt game should be a barn burner for sure!

    Night all.

    DK: Holding you to that!

  50. Arriba Wilver says:

    florida steeler—no offense, but to say Zeise drinks the Pirate Koolaid demonstrates a distinct lack of knowledge on the subject. He’s trashed them for years on the KDKA Showdown. But dont let facts get in the way of a good rant.

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