Some guy just screamed GET IN THE HOLE like an ass after tee-off. Game has begun suddenly. Steelers win coin flip and make a gain of five.
technical difficulties in pittsburgh...
i told them not to let roethlisburger near the camera woman...
A fair catch at the 4 yard line
The lack of being able to see commercials was nice while it lasted though.
Technical difficulties here in BC as well. :/
3 minutes into their preseason, I can already tell the Lions are a Super Bowl team. Book it
Blonde chick at 1:50 going in for the reach-around!
The lions look mysteriously like funny military doctors this season. I am even more confused by recent draft choices now...
So, I'm watching Chad Henne throwing darts and Brandon Marshall and Fasano(?) dropping them. Henne looks good though.
and I have Cleveland-Green Bay. Woodson.
The D-Line Looks very good so far
agreed!!!! that is huge for the lions defense! good to see!
You know this is preseason and means ABSOLUTELY nothing, right?
You're doing it wrong. The score and outcome and such mean absolutely nothing, but you do realize that was the first-team defense in there with the defensive line blowing things up? The same one that's going to be in when the games count? I for one was impressed. This isn't a roll of the dice - looking good now means there's a decent chance they'll still look good when it matters.
Remember in 2008 when they looked good in preseason on their way to a preseason championship of 4-0 ?
I'm surprised some snarky person out there hasn't printed up "DETROIT LIONS PRESEASON CHAMPS" t-shirts.
"The score and outcome and such mean absolutely nothing"
He already beat you to that point. . .
You're still doing it wrong. You just don't get it. In 2008 they won four games and looked like ass in the process.
- The Giants' first two QBs completed 19-of-26 passes (that'd be against the first-string defense) and the Lions' leading rusher was Drew effing Stanton. The running game sucked ass.
- The 3rd-string offense scored 17 points in the 4th quarter against what was presumably the 4-11-1 Bengals shitty third-strong defense. The running game still sucked ass and the leading rushers were Artose Pinner and again, Drew Stanton. Dan Orlovsky played most of the game and sucked.
- They actually played decent against the 4-12 Browns.
- The Bills played some guy named Gibran Hamdan at QB for the entire game.
By contrast, you just watched our tremendously upgraded defensive line dominate the shit out of Pittsburgh's first-team offensive line. I remind you this is not Cleveland or St. Louis - the Steelers are a real actual team and that was best against best.
Hooray for 4 wins!
On a side note, it's confusing being a Michigan and Lions fan
Man, the respect Suh gets as a rookie by the Steelers' O-line. Wow.
Double team on all the plays I've paid attention to Suh thus far. Yes he gets blown back a couple yards, but that'll change soon enough. Psyched
The pre-season for the Lions is phase II: The Lulling phase. You know they're going to be bad, but they just start lulling you in to thinking maybe this year will be different. This lasts about three weeks of the regular season, on average.
Detroit Lions 2008 and 2010 preseason champs, book it.
Nice play by Megatron.
Is this the Lions? I am seeing competency. Wait...Competency...YES! THE LIONS ARE COMPETENT!
The kid looks really good. He made a couple catches and put a spin move on James Farrior that was sweet. Can only hope he can stay on the field without injury because he has a lot of potential.
Anyone have a useful online stream?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks, much higher quality there than other streams I had found.
The stream is not great but it is better than nothing.
Stafford and Calvin and Best and Burleson plus the D all impressed, way to go coach Schwartz. I now officially lose interest in the game with the starters likely out the rest of the way
but I think the team's perrmance after his injury should've cemented the case that he was the best player in college football that year.
Ford Field is looking a lot like South Korea.
Anybody else getting Mash while the "problem is corrected?"
Dude the game is in Pittsburg, and Ford Field is a dome
is not a dome...
Any stadium that has a roof is a domed stadium. In fact that is the exact definition of a domed stadium.
Wow look at that, a roof.
does not make a building a dome. Ford Field is a roofed stadium. a dome is a facility with a circular base and permanent roof.
Ford Field's roof is permanent. It does not retract.
According to Merriam-Webster:
6 : a roofed sports stadium
But a roofed sports stadium is not necessarily a dome.
The Palace isn't a dome. The Joe isn't a dome. Crisler isn't a dome. Yet all three are roofed sports stadiums. I don't think Ford Field is a dome, either.
I see what you mean, but I'm pretty sure you're wrong. Say the dictionary definition as a sentence: "A dome is (among other things) a roofed sports stadium." The dictionary is not referring to a tendency for sports stadiums to be roofed with domes -- it is providing an objective definition. People might not refer to those buildings you listed as domes in colloquial speech, but the dictionary begs to differ.
Dictionary definitions aren't always perfect, coextensive synonyms. Often, those definitions list a larger, easier to envision group of which the defined word is a subset.
For example, one definition of "house" is "a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families." Yet, that doesn't mean that all buildings that serve as living quarters are "houses." Apartments, igloos, tepees, and dorms all meet the same definition, and wouldn't be called houses.
Likewise, "domes" are a subset of enclosed sports facilities, but other facilities that are NOT domes (such as arenas or fieldhouses) meet the same definition. After all, Yost is an indoor sports facility, and I would hardly consider it a dome.
Lord this is a dumb debate. Kickoff needs to happen soon.
you've gotten any feeds from Ford Field. I'm stuck watching the preseason game taking place in Pittsburgh
Didn't know where it was at and watching Mash doesn't really help me with that info.
My TV service is breaking up, and for atleast 10 minutes during a Pittsburgh drive, I got a blank screen. Damn, as I was typing it was just suspended for lightning. This is upsetting me.
If that's how it's spelled, the rest of the game will be cc for the hearing impaired...
Travis Best did look good for the Lions tonight but is anyone else impressed with Isaac Redman for the Steelers?
Yep, you are right. Basketball players don't make good running backs.
This should be a perfect example of why stanton needs to go. Regardless of him being a former spartan, he blows. Goes 3-3 33 yards, them goes 0-3 and they miss the field goal.
So much got general competence.
Heads up by the front office to sign Shaun Hill to partially relieve my Lions misery should Stafford get hurt. He made some great passes out there today.
And that tOSU alum that carries Hanson's duties while he's out with an injury didn't make anything better.
Now we've got 2 injured MLBs. And a punt returner that uses fair catches at the 4 yard line.
Ugh. I'm glad it's preseason.
I liked what I saw from the 1st team's offense. Looks like Detroit will have a respectable running game, which will take the pressure off Stafford....
Antonio Brown looks like he might have earned some pt on the field for the Steelers.