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Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Posted on: September 12, 2011 11:50 am
Edited on: September 12, 2011 11:53 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

In today's edition of Sorting the Sunday Pile, we noted that Baltimore was highly motivated by last year's playoff lost to the Steelers. So motivated, in fact, that Jim Harbaugh and the Ravens decided to rub things in a bit, scoring on a fake extra point/two-point conversion, despite being up three touchdowns.

They also kept chunking the ball around with less than two minutes to go and up a lot of points. Predictably, this did not sit well with the Steelers, who plan to remember the Ravens actions, according to Hines Ward.

"It leaves a taste in your mouth," Ward said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The 2-point conversion [when the Ravens led, 27-7]. The passing at the end ...

"We'll remember everything."

Look, as Ryan and I said on the podcast, if you don't want someone to score on you, stop them. This is true in every game, but especially so in a rivalry game where there's so much hatred between the two sides.

And I'm with colleague Clark Judge (and, as you'll see below, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms) on the fact that the biggest storyline of this game is actually the emergence of the inexplicably hated-in-Baltimore Joe Flacco.

And it kind of stinks for the Ravens to have the rivalry storyline outweigh the importance of his first win in a head-to-head matchup with Ben Roethlisberger.

But what puzzles me the most is that the Ravens would waste an absolute lock of a two-point conversion on the home opener when they're up a ton of points. That's the sort of play that wins you a game later in the year if executed correctly.

Maybe the Ravens had designs on using it all along on Sunday, and maybe they wouldn't try to pull it off in a close game (why not?) and maybe Jim Harbaugh just wanted to kick the Steelers in the ribs while they were already lying unconscious on the turf at M&T Bank Stadium.

Any one of those is fine, and I have no problem with the sportsmanship issue. I just think it's stupid to get in a fistfight with a bear, knock said bear to the ground, and then stand there poking it with a stick for a few hours.


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Comments

Since: May 24, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 10:31 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Are you that incompetent that now in his 4th year with the Ravens and after leading them to the playoffs for the past 3 years, you can't figure out that:

JOHN Harbaugh

coaches the Ravens.  These sports "writers" are a joke.




Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:21 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

I heard you dont remember anything after Johnson put you on your @$$... you had to watch film to see what happened.    Thats cool....REMEMBER THAT game...thats what The Ravens wanted.   SMILE!!



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:16 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

SMILE NOW, BEEOTCH!!!



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:12 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Ward,  you'll remember the @$$ whipping???   When you got your butt decleated??  When Troy got burned??  Everything??  GOOD!!!! 



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 8:22 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

I am sure that it leave a bad taste in your mouth, but why so serious? Lets put a smile on that face...



Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 8:11 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Turn that Frown upside down Did u get a Crab Cake and wipe that smile off ur dancing with the stars (got ur Butt Kicked) LOl




Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:55 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

another Boo Hoo Hoo




Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:39 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

The Ravens destroyed the Steelers and being up by 3 tds and going for a 2 pt late in the game was kind of cheap. There was no way the Steelers were ever going to come back.Any one who watch that game saw the Ravens defense dominateing the Steeler offense. I beleive you don't rub it in when you are up by 3 tds. Late in the year when the Raven go to Pittsburgh they may regret kicking the Steelers while they are down.



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:52 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

As if the media now-a-days would ever let you forget!!!



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:35 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Boo Hoo Hoo




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