Monday, November 7, 2011

Don't Want to Hear About It

More on the Ravens win later this week after I've had a chance to recover (nothing like a Sunday night epic that goes down to the wire to wipe out that extra hour of sleep before you even get to take advantage of it).  Don't expect a full blown mea culpa on Joe Flacco.  He played the best game of his career considering the circumstances but the goal was never to get to 6-2.  Anyone saying "I told you so" today is pedaling loser talk.  I will happily eat my words and wash them down with a Natty Boh if the Ravens are playing in Indy on February 5th.   

For now, however, I just want to enjoy the win and respond to the inevitable (so inevitable that I started writing this before the game yesterday) whining from Steeler fans about some of the calls.  All I needed today was some evidence of actual whining and Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was happy to oblige:            

"Steelers fans will tell you their team was robbed. They didn't like that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis wasn't called for a helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked wide receiver Hines Ward out of the game early in the second quarter with concussion-like symptoms. (Look for Lewis to be fined by the NFL this week.) They didn't like that Steelers safety Ryan Clark was penalized 15 yards for hitting "defenseless" tight end Ed Dickson late in the second quarter, a call that led to a Ravens field goal. (That one was questionable.) And they really didn't like a pass interference penalty against Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor late in the third quarter that set up a Ravens touchdown (I didn't see any interference)."

To Mr. Cook and the rest of his ilk on behalf of Ravens fans who have seen more bad calls than we care to remember (including last night), I offer the following.....hit it Jack White:

Ohhhh Uh Oh Oh Oh Ohhhhhh!!!!
Don't want to hear about it
Every single one's got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell

And if I catch it coming back my way
I'm gonna serve it to you
And that ain't what you want to hear
But that's what I'll do
And the feeling coming from my bones

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