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Morning Cuts: September 15 2011

Pirates

If you’re going to make history, you might as well make history, you know? 19 consecutive years of losing is a record that is not likely to be broken during our lifetimes. Check that; it’ll probably be broken next year. And possibly the year after that. Sadly, there is no light at the end of this tunnel for the Bucs. I hate to beat the dead, rotting carcas that is the salary cap argument, so I won’t. Except to say that until there is a cap in baseball, this is the kind of team we can expect in this town. No number of new stadiums, fireworks nights, free-shirt Fridays, or any other promotion will bring the fans to watch a team like this.

The only elixir for losing is winning. If only it were that easy.

Steelers
  • Hines Ward thinks you must chill.
  • Pretty smart article from Mark Kaboly in which he interviews a bunch of defensive lineman to highlight how dangerous chop-blocking is. He makes the point that, while the NFL has gone out of its way to help keep quarterbacks and defenseless players safe, they have overlooked the dangers of the chop-block.
  • Bizarre article about the Steelers’ O-line.
  • The Seahawks have the youngest offensive line of any team in the last 16 years.
  • Warren Sapp gets paid to stuff his gelatinous body into a suit and make noise about football. So when he starts mouthing off like this, I don’t usually listen
James Harrison told us that he was 70-to-75 percent,” Sapp said.  “It looked more like 40 percent to me if you are looking at the ballgame I was looking at.  And Hines Ward, Mercedes Sapp can cover Hines Ward right now.  You have to be kidding me. . . .  Mercedes is my 13-year-old daughter.  She will cover Hines Ward in a heartbeat.  And Troy PolamaluEd Dickson runs this crossing route.  Troy Polamalu is trying to grab him to have a pass interference and he can’t even get close enough to grab him.  [It] looked like he was dragging a wagon behind him.  Touchdown Baltimore.  Pittsburgh Steelers done.”
Warren Freaking Sapp, everyone!
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