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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Professional football team seeks slow, overpursuing poor tackler who enjoys giving up the big play. Must enjoy trash talking and looking past your current opponent. Special consideration given for good cryers.
Lets not forget celebrating an opponent's 12 yard gainer on first down.

I don't like mitchell's play much either, but I have to give him credit for being eloquent about football and its violence - trash talking aside. I'm sure he's a good friend and team mate even though he's the butt of jokes here. I can't muster up enough hate for the individual, just his play on the field.

I've never quite understood the hatred of poor players. Recognizing they suck and wanting them to be replaced? Sure. Hating them as people? I don't get it.

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Transactions 2018
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It will be nice to see them add a quality FA either at Lb or s


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Transactions 2018
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Poltargyst wrote:
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BarryFoster wrote:
Mitchell replacement ad:

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Professional football team seeks slow, overpursuing poor tackler who enjoys giving up the big play. Must enjoy trash talking and looking past your current opponent. Special consideration given for good cryers.
Lets not forget celebrating an opponent's 12 yard gainer on first down.

I don't like mitchell's play much either, but I have to give him credit for being eloquent about football and its violence - trash talking aside. I'm sure he's a good friend and team mate even though he's the butt of jokes here. I can't muster up enough hate for the individual, just his play on the field.

I've never quite understood the hatred of poor players. Recognizing they suck and wanting them to be replaced? Sure. Hating them as people? I don't get it.


There is a big difference between sports hate and real hate. I don't think Barney hates anybody, but I could be wrong.

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I think he used to hate Swiss back in the day.


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I know Barry

He doesn’t hate people

He hates players

Be like Barry

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Transactions 2018
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Lynch wrote:
I think he used to hate Swiss back in the day.


Who's Barry? Y'mean #29? Hahaha...

Been a...umm...complicated relationship, both on-line and in real life.

Could be an OP just on that, starting with compound daily interest....and sure wish we could resurrect the Xtranormal vids!!

For the record...twice met up with #29 pre-game at Heinz, shared a beer or two, and still connect via text and FB.

Oh....and Steeler player of all-time that I most...disliked...remains Roy Gerela.


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Oh....and Steeler player of all-time that I most...disliked...remains Roy Gerela.
I would have to agree. One of my least favorite, or most disliked steeler players ever. I always wondered how they could have gone so many years with Gerela. As if they couldn't find anybody to kick the ball. Even the fat fuck that played hockey for peabody in my neighborhood would have been better. Or Swiss's grandmother. . . :D

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Transactions 2018
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WHY ROY GERELA?
This would be my question for Bob “Plague” (not his real nickname; I’m making that up) Bubanic of Port Vue. The 70-year-old (if he’s still “kickin;” no pun intended) retired supervisor from the Allegheny County Greenhouse in South Park, was the Gorilla, long-remembered, with his cronies, in his Upper North End Zone perch at Three Rivers Stadium. Greenhouse? So the “Gorilla” supervised the growing of daisies, tulips and rutabagas for a living?

But “Why Roy Gerela?” The scant bit of research that I’ve conducted has already rendered my hypothesis useless. Roy Gerela, to me, was the lone unlikable Steeler from the dynastic seventies. Besides living next door to my brother Tony for years, and never uttering a word, one simply could never count on Gerela to make a kick.

In fact, Gerela’s most significant contributions to the Steelers Super Bowl victories arguably involved a pair of fuck-ups on his part. In Super Bowl X, he had his head patted by Dallas safety Cliff Harris following a miss, whereupon Jack Lambert tossed Harris’s sorry ass to the ground, and when informed that he was being tossed out of the game, Lambert pleaded with the official, “You can’t throw me out; this is the Super Bowl.” The ref basically told Lambert to Shut the Fuck Up, and retreat to his sideline. Number fifty-eight dutifully obeyed, and then and unleashed the energy that propelled the Steelers to victory in Super Bowl X.

Gerela’s other shining moment was in Super Bowl XIII, again against Dallas, with the Steelers having gone up, 28-17, on a Franco TD. Gerela plant foot slid upon approaching the ball, he fell on his ass, unintentionally squibbed the kick, which was fumbled by Dallas tackle Randy White, whose hand was in a cast. Bradshaw hit Swann for a TD on the next play, extending the lead to 35-17.

Gerela did earn grudging respect from me with a pair of episodes before and during Super Bowl X. He injured his ribs actually making the tackle on the opening kickoff on Thomas Hollywood Henderson, the big-mouth who said that if one “Bradshaw couldn’t spell ‘cat’ even if spotted the ‘c’ and the ‘a.’ This possibly led to his kicking woes. Gerela was a football player, not merely a kicker. Despite being Canadian, Gerela had played defensive back at New Mexico. More impressively, pre-game, with the net to catch his practice kicks inexplicably down, Gerela entered the stands to retrieve the ball, wrestling it away from his own fans, in order to practice more. This involved Gerela pulling one fan out of his seat, stepping on another’s ankle, and being shoved around a bit by the fandom, necessitating a police escort back to the field. Both Gerela, and the Miami PD were reportedly sued over this matter.

My theory on the Gorillas, though, was that Mr. Bubanic happened to have a Gorilla suit on hand, and was itching to wear it to a Steelers game. However, my scholarly efforts have yielded the knowledge that Mr. Bubanic and his entourage first rented the monkey suit for $60, then conducted a raffle and purchased the costume for $250. My research did not uncover the particular items that the group raffled off. Interestingly, Mr. Bubanic’s Port Vue neighbor, Thaddeus Majzer, now 77 (if he’s still around) was the founder of Dobre Shunka (“Good Ham”) properly honoring the Steelers Hall of Fame linebacker. As recently as 2004, Mr. Majzer still held season tickets, having done so since the Steelers’ Forbes Field days.

Again, “Why Roy Gerela?” My research, in the form of the Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide, 1979 edition, has revealed Roy Gerela to suck even worse than I had remembered. Usually, one’s faded memories tend to be exaggerated. Not in this case; Gerela was terrible! After being cut by the Super Bowl champions in favor of rookie Matt Bahr prior to the 1979 campaign, Gerela was picked up by San Diego, connecting on 1 of 7 FG attempts in 3 games. His 10 year record from 1969-1978, indicates the following record on FG attempts:
20-29 yards….59 of 74
30-39 yards….50 of 86
40-49 yards….30 of 79
Over 50 yards...ONE of 14 (and the one, a 50-yarder, was his rookie year with the Houston Oilers)

Gerela missed 13 regular-season extra points during this skein. He was, of course, perfect on PATs during his two years in Houston, missing all 13 during his 8 years in Pittsburgh.

Playoffs? Gerela was even worse. To wit:
*Extra points….he missed 6 of 42 attempts.
*He was 3 of 6 from 30-39 yards
*He was ONE of six from 40-49 yards
*He was 0 for 2 from 50+

We’ll again credit Gerela with making the tackle on the opening kickoff (a reverse to Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson) during SB X, thereby injuring his ribs, missing two later FGs prior to donning a corset (he and Kiera Knightly) and making two 4th quarter attempts (from 36 & 18 yards) subsequent to the Harris head tap. Oh, just to ensure his legacy though, he missed the Steelers’ final PAT after the Bradshaw bomb to Swannie.

So…the question remains, “Why Roy Gerela?”


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Transactions 2018
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:13 pm 
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WHY ROY GERELA?
This would be my question for Bob “Plague” (not his real nickname; I’m making that up) Bubanic of Port Vue. The 70-year-old (if he’s still “kickin;” no pun intended) retired supervisor from the Allegheny County Greenhouse in South Park, was the Gorilla, long-remembered, with his cronies, in his Upper North End Zone perch at Three Rivers Stadium. Greenhouse? So the “Gorilla” supervised the growing of daisies, tulips and rutabagas for a living?

But “Why Roy Gerela?” The scant bit of research that I’ve conducted has already rendered my hypothesis useless. Roy Gerela, to me, was the lone unlikable Steeler from the dynastic seventies. Besides living next door to my brother Tony for years, and never uttering a word, one simply could never count on Gerela to make a kick.

In fact, Gerela’s most significant contributions to the Steelers Super Bowl victories arguably involved a pair of fuck-ups on his part. In Super Bowl X, he had his head patted by Dallas safety Cliff Harris following a miss, whereupon Jack Lambert tossed Harris’s sorry ass to the ground, and when informed that he was being tossed out of the game, Lambert pleaded with the official, “You can’t throw me out; this is the Super Bowl.” The ref basically told Lambert to Shut the Fuck Up, and retreat to his sideline. Number fifty-eight dutifully obeyed, and then and unleashed the energy that propelled the Steelers to victory in Super Bowl X.

Gerela’s other shining moment was in Super Bowl XIII, again against Dallas, with the Steelers having gone up, 28-17, on a Franco TD. Gerela plant foot slid upon approaching the ball, he fell on his ass, unintentionally squibbed the kick, which was fumbled by Dallas tackle Randy White, whose hand was in a cast. Bradshaw hit Swann for a TD on the next play, extending the lead to 35-17.

Gerela did earn grudging respect from me with a pair of episodes before and during Super Bowl X. He injured his ribs actually making the tackle on the opening kickoff on Thomas Hollywood Henderson, the big-mouth who said that if one “Bradshaw couldn’t spell ‘cat’ even if spotted the ‘c’ and the ‘a.’ This possibly led to his kicking woes. Gerela was a football player, not merely a kicker. Despite being Canadian, Gerela had played defensive back at New Mexico. More impressively, pre-game, with the net to catch his practice kicks inexplicably down, Gerela entered the stands to retrieve the ball, wrestling it away from his own fans, in order to practice more. This involved Gerela pulling one fan out of his seat, stepping on another’s ankle, and being shoved around a bit by the fandom, necessitating a police escort back to the field. Both Gerela, and the Miami PD were reportedly sued over this matter.

My theory on the Gorillas, though, was that Mr. Bubanic happened to have a Gorilla suit on hand, and was itching to wear it to a Steelers game. However, my scholarly efforts have yielded the knowledge that Mr. Bubanic and his entourage first rented the monkey suit for $60, then conducted a raffle and purchased the costume for $250. My research did not uncover the particular items that the group raffled off. Interestingly, Mr. Bubanic’s Port Vue neighbor, Thaddeus Majzer, now 77 (if he’s still around) was the founder of Dobre Shunka (“Good Ham”) properly honoring the Steelers Hall of Fame linebacker. As recently as 2004, Mr. Majzer still held season tickets, having done so since the Steelers’ Forbes Field days.

Again, “Why Roy Gerela?” My research, in the form of the Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide, 1979 edition, has revealed Roy Gerela to suck even worse than I had remembered. Usually, one’s faded memories tend to be exaggerated. Not in this case; Gerela was terrible! After being cut by the Super Bowl champions in favor of rookie Matt Bahr prior to the 1979 campaign, Gerela was picked up by San Diego, connecting on 1 of 7 FG attempts in 3 games. His 10 year record from 1969-1978, indicates the following record on FG attempts:
20-29 yards….59 of 74
30-39 yards….50 of 86
40-49 yards….30 of 79
Over 50 yards...ONE of 14 (and the one, a 50-yarder, was his rookie year with the Houston Oilers)

Gerela missed 13 regular-season extra points during this skein. He was, of course, perfect on PATs during his two years in Houston, missing all 13 during his 8 years in Pittsburgh.

Playoffs? Gerela was even worse. To wit:
*Extra points….he missed 6 of 42 attempts.
*He was 3 of 6 from 30-39 yards
*He was ONE of six from 40-49 yards
*He was 0 for 2 from 50+

We’ll again credit Gerela with making the tackle on the opening kickoff (a reverse to Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson) during SB X, thereby injuring his ribs, missing two later FGs prior to donning a corset (he and Kiera Knightly) and making two 4th quarter attempts (from 36 & 18 yards) subsequent to the Harris head tap. Oh, just to ensure his legacy though, he missed the Steelers’ final PAT after the Bradshaw bomb to Swannie.

So…the question remains, “Why Roy Gerela?”


An astonishingly poor player and a horse's ass to boot. 4 of 14 on FG in the playoffs. Terrible!


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Transactions 2018
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swissvale72 wrote:
Lynch wrote:
I think he used to hate Swiss back in the day.


Who's Barry? Y'mean #29? Hahaha...

Been a...umm...complicated relationship, both on-line and in real life.

Could be an OP just on that, starting with compound daily interest....and sure wish we could resurrect the Xtranormal vids!!

For the record...twice met up with #29 pre-game at Heinz, shared a beer or two, and still connect via text and FB.

Oh....and Steeler player of all-time that I most...disliked...remains Roy Gerela.


What do you have against Gerela?


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Nevermind. Shoulda waited for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Transactions 2018
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swissvale72 wrote:
WHY ROY GERELA?
This would be my question for Bob “Plague” (not his real nickname; I’m making that up) Bubanic of Port Vue. The 70-year-old (if he’s still “kickin;” no pun intended) retired supervisor from the Allegheny County Greenhouse in South Park, was the Gorilla, long-remembered, with his cronies, in his Upper North End Zone perch at Three Rivers Stadium. Greenhouse? So the “Gorilla” supervised the growing of daisies, tulips and rutabagas for a living?

But “Why Roy Gerela?” The scant bit of research that I’ve conducted has already rendered my hypothesis useless. Roy Gerela, to me, was the lone unlikable Steeler from the dynastic seventies. Besides living next door to my brother Tony for years, and never uttering a word, one simply could never count on Gerela to make a kick.

In fact, Gerela’s most significant contributions to the Steelers Super Bowl victories arguably involved a pair of fuck-ups on his part. In Super Bowl X, he had his head patted by Dallas safety Cliff Harris following a miss, whereupon Jack Lambert tossed Harris’s sorry ass to the ground, and when informed that he was being tossed out of the game, Lambert pleaded with the official, “You can’t throw me out; this is the Super Bowl.” The ref basically told Lambert to Shut the Fuck Up, and retreat to his sideline. Number fifty-eight dutifully obeyed, and then and unleashed the energy that propelled the Steelers to victory in Super Bowl X.

Gerela’s other shining moment was in Super Bowl XIII, again against Dallas, with the Steelers having gone up, 28-17, on a Franco TD. Gerela plant foot slid upon approaching the ball, he fell on his ass, unintentionally squibbed the kick, which was fumbled by Dallas tackle Randy White, whose hand was in a cast. Bradshaw hit Swann for a TD on the next play, extending the lead to 35-17.

Gerela did earn grudging respect from me with a pair of episodes before and during Super Bowl X. He injured his ribs actually making the tackle on the opening kickoff on Thomas Hollywood Henderson, the big-mouth who said that if one “Bradshaw couldn’t spell ‘cat’ even if spotted the ‘c’ and the ‘a.’ This possibly led to his kicking woes. Gerela was a football player, not merely a kicker. Despite being Canadian, Gerela had played defensive back at New Mexico. More impressively, pre-game, with the net to catch his practice kicks inexplicably down, Gerela entered the stands to retrieve the ball, wrestling it away from his own fans, in order to practice more. This involved Gerela pulling one fan out of his seat, stepping on another’s ankle, and being shoved around a bit by the fandom, necessitating a police escort back to the field. Both Gerela, and the Miami PD were reportedly sued over this matter.

My theory on the Gorillas, though, was that Mr. Bubanic happened to have a Gorilla suit on hand, and was itching to wear it to a Steelers game. However, my scholarly efforts have yielded the knowledge that Mr. Bubanic and his entourage first rented the monkey suit for $60, then conducted a raffle and purchased the costume for $250. My research did not uncover the particular items that the group raffled off. Interestingly, Mr. Bubanic’s Port Vue neighbor, Thaddeus Majzer, now 77 (if he’s still around) was the founder of Dobre Shunka (“Good Ham”) properly honoring the Steelers Hall of Fame linebacker. As recently as 2004, Mr. Majzer still held season tickets, having done so since the Steelers’ Forbes Field days.

Again, “Why Roy Gerela?” My research, in the form of the Pittsburgh Steelers Media Guide, 1979 edition, has revealed Roy Gerela to suck even worse than I had remembered. Usually, one’s faded memories tend to be exaggerated. Not in this case; Gerela was terrible! After being cut by the Super Bowl champions in favor of rookie Matt Bahr prior to the 1979 campaign, Gerela was picked up by San Diego, connecting on 1 of 7 FG attempts in 3 games. His 10 year record from 1969-1978, indicates the following record on FG attempts:
20-29 yards….59 of 74
30-39 yards….50 of 86
40-49 yards….30 of 79
Over 50 yards...ONE of 14 (and the one, a 50-yarder, was his rookie year with the Houston Oilers)

Gerela missed 13 regular-season extra points during this skein. He was, of course, perfect on PATs during his two years in Houston, missing all 13 during his 8 years in Pittsburgh.

Playoffs? Gerela was even worse. To wit:
*Extra points….he missed 6 of 42 attempts.
*He was 3 of 6 from 30-39 yards
*He was ONE of six from 40-49 yards
*He was 0 for 2 from 50+

We’ll again credit Gerela with making the tackle on the opening kickoff (a reverse to Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson) during SB X, thereby injuring his ribs, missing two later FGs prior to donning a corset (he and Kiera Knightly) and making two 4th quarter attempts (from 36 & 18 yards) subsequent to the Harris head tap. Oh, just to ensure his legacy though, he missed the Steelers’ final PAT after the Bradshaw bomb to Swannie.

So…the question remains, “Why Roy Gerela?”


Okay. ‘Nuff said. But you have to admit, Swiss, that Gerela was (and probably still is) a better kicker than Kiera Knightly, corset or no corset. Just sayin’.


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Okay. ‘Nuff said. But you have to admit, Swiss, that Gerela was (and probably still is) a better kicker than Kiera Knightly, corset or no corset. Just sayin’.
I dunno. My money is on Kiera Knightly.

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Okay. ‘Nuff said. But you have to admit, Swiss, that Gerela was (and probably still is) a better kicker than Kiera Knightly, corset or no corset. Just sayin’.
I dunno. My money is on Kiera Knightly.


Well, I would certainly prefer to watch Kiera Knightly, whether she makes the kick or not.


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Why would Kiera Knightley need a corset?

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Jeemie wrote:
Why would Kiera Knightley need a corset?


Pirate.


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Jeemie wrote:
Why would Kiera Knightley need a corset?

So I can help her out of it... ;)

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