Steelers' 'Curtain of Chaos' Strikes Again!!
One fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. One interception returned for a touchdown. Four Sacks. One ball strip. Welcome back Curtain of Chaos!

9.7.09 Quote of the Week:
HINES WARD: "'We don't play for stats around here, we play for rings.'"
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

I grew up in Pittsburgh but it wasn't until I moved to Nashville and the Titans dared to put Tommy Maddox in the hospital that my Steelers’ fanaticism grew exponentially. The Steelers then became my connection home; the dozens of text messages and calls I made during games assured my family I was still alive and kicking.

Second on my fan-list are the Chicago Bears--for various collegiate loyalty reasons.

My sports loyalties also lie with Vanderbilt and Florida State, which means that I really, absolutely and completely, abhor the University of Florida. Kind of funny going from Vandy to FSU, where football and tailgating reign supreme. My first ‘real’ tailgating experience was at FSU: we started at noon and by kickoff at 6pm I was hungover. Conclusion? Tailgating must be done at a massive state university to be fully experienced: alums handing out food, other FSU sports teams with mini-parties and kegs, students and alums everywhere chanting ‘F*** Miami’…-cough- Sorry.... Sigh, what happy memories.

Anyway, I'm not a consistent weekly contributor, but when I do contribute it will probably be on something that's happened in the NFL that bothers me or an idea that occurs to me -- and it will be thoughtful and well-written. Or it may just be a review of a recent game and my impressions of it. So most often my articles will be my take on things from a general-fan perspective or why something is just illogical.

Thanks for reading--and please come again!

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  • Nick Signorelli posted 3004 days ago

    Nick Signorelli

    What up everyone? I wrote an article about the changes here on B/R over the last couple of months, and about some of the things that we used to have, that we don't anymore. If you could, check it out.

    As I have said in the past, many times, I am not on here for AOTD votes, but I believe that if enough of you give me your AOTD vote, then maybe the higher ups will bring back some of the things that are gone.

    Thanks a bunch, I really appreciate it.


  • Mosang Miles posted 3007 days ago

    Mosang Miles

    No problem Shelley!

  • Adrian Staehle posted 3016 days ago

    Adrian Staehle

  • Nick Signorelli posted 3071 days ago

    Nick Signorelli

    I said in an article last week that when one door closes, another one opens. Here is the story about my door opening. If you get the chance, please check it out. It would mean a lot to me.


  • Nick Signorelli posted 3076 days ago

    Nick Signorelli

    There is a new Steelers writer on bleacher. His name is Jason, and he is pretty good. You should check out his first article.


  • Thaddeus Yeiser posted 3087 days ago

    Thaddeus Yeiser

    Lets remember and celebrate the life of an NFL legend.

  • Nick Signorelli posted 3092 days ago

    Nick Signorelli

    If you get the chance, check out my newest article. What the future holds for the offensive line of the Steelers.

    A lot of people may not agree with me, but I think in time, everyone will see that this is a real possibility.


  • Todd Fleming posted 3137 days ago

    Todd Fleming

    Thanks Shelley. Really appreciate the POTD vote. Thanks, Todd

  • Nick Signorelli posted 3140 days ago

    Nick Signorelli

    Why the 2005 Steelers are my all time favorite team, and always will be!

    I would love if you could take a few minutes and read, comment if you would like to.