But now the Pens are making the company pull the ads, since officially-licensed team logos and apparel are shown without permission. Such is life when you're working with a sports team.
So that stinks. There was nothing wrong with the ad...just the inclusion of a logo that didn't have the appropriate permission. A&L is planning on re-shooting the commercial, only this time without jerseys and whatnot. The first two installments had none.
Which means we just get new content and another (almost) new commercial to check out. I'm just trying to find the silver lining in stuff, guys. Good for me.
Not sure what sexy female skunk has to do with anything, but this was the first image that came up when I Googled "stinker." Because that's what we saw yesterday, from the bizarre playcalling, to the poor job by the O-Line, to Ben's inefficiency and the inability to get significant pressure on Carson Palmer.
I'm knocking this out quick, as it's being written immediately after the game and I'm far too frustrated to go into it any further.
Ben. You're fat and you made a total of like 1 actual throw in the game. You're like 8 feet tall but couldn't get the ball over the defensive linemens' hands. And if you did, you woefully overthrew your targets. You need to scan the field quicker, and move safeties away. You didn't yesterday. 2 of 5 motorcycle helmets.
Arians. Why does the #1 RB get 13 carries? I know we were going up against the #2 rush defense in the league, but did the pass really do anything for you? It's 3rd and 2...why not bomb it downfield? 1 of 5 motorcycle helmets.
O-Line. You deserve just as much blame as Ben and Arians. You made a dude whose last name sounded like Shananay look like a beast. Get better. 1.5 of 5 helmets.
Jeff Reed. Don't know what to think about you. You make your FGs, but don't even try to tackle the return man on the only TD of the game. Witholding a rating here, because I wouldn't feel confident either way.
Terrible. The whole way through. We haven't even played the Ravens yet, but we've already been swept by the Bengals. Time to focus on the remaining schedule, and do whatever it takes to make the playoffs.
FYI, all of that was written immediately after the game, when I was still chapped about the loss. I get pretty ticked after Steelers losses, so sorry if it sucks. I was in a bad mood right after, so I needed something to brighten my day.I hiked over to Youtube and started checking out videos of animals getting shocked by electric fences. Trust me, you'll forget all about that Steelers nonsense.
Black and Golddust only sees the Bengals for what they truly are...the laughingstock of the AFC for the past 20 years or so. It's hard to picture them as a threat in the AFC North. But after the loss to Cincy earlier in the season, I'm sure the team will want to win on home turf. It's time to put the Bengals back in their place.
And if you don't agree, then Black and Golddust will give you the bionic elbow.
Go Steelers, but before the game, make sure to scope the pregame show again!
This is awesome. Head and Shoulders has a cool website in participation with Troy Polamalu that lets you make Troy tackle whatever you type. The above video illustrates someone wanting Troy to tackle Obamacare. Which means either he's supposed to tackle the issue, or he hates it so much that he doesn't even want the words to exist. Haven't yet figured out which one it is.
Me and Cotter are back, for what seems like the 45th time in the last few days. Monday Night Football can do that to a person. We talk about that win from like 5 minutes ago, AFCDPOW Tyrone Carter, Rashard/Mewelde/Willie and the Bengals. All while not really knowing what we're talking about.
Thanks to maticulous for another awesome beat. Our "analysis" sounds legit thanks only to his amazing music.
Something something something there's a tropical storm in Florida. Big deal. And the news agencies in the state are acting like a little rain and wind is something that's going to deter Steelers fans from going to a bar and watching football.
Bahama Bob's is a Steelers bar in Panama City Beach, FL, and that area is in the process of getting hit by a tropical storm. C'mon, it's not even a hurricane...it's news in Florida if Steelers fans are watching MNF and it's raining outside? And the storm's name is Ida. If it was Hurricane Hellboy or something, then maybe it'd be newsworthy.
Kudos to the Steelers fans in the video looking at the reporter like she's a crazy woman. It's Steelers football...it's gonna take more than a blowing wind and a little water to keep the fans away.
Tyrone Carter, the guy who was criticized for not playing up to #43's level when Troy was out just shut you up with his play in place of Ryan Clark. To the tune of AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
He was our only offense in the first half, with his pick-6 being the moment Kyle Orton's night started turning sour. Then he snagged another interception later in the game. Not too bad for a guy who was only playing because Denver's high altitude kept starter Ryan Clark out of the game so he could monitor his sickle cell trait.
I, for one was hard on Ty earlier this year with Troy out, not so much for his play, but for the fact that it was apparent that he wasn't the feared defensive back whose reputation alone causes a botched play or two a game. He had to work to make 75% of the impact of Troy, and opposing offenses were picking up on that.
But filling in for Clark, with Polamalu as his defensive partner, Carter did work. And I couldn't be prouder.
Plus, we're at the halfway mark of the season, and here's how many guys we've had win awards. Pretty awesome.
Thanks to Brandon and Ken for tipping me off about this. Jack Hanna brought a totally sweet mini horse to the Letterman show two nights ago. I missed it because I was asleep by that point. Because I'm 65 years old.
Troy Polamalu makes Jimmy Fallon watchable. [OFTOT]