Posted in Games, Recreation & Sports | Posted on 16-01-2011
It was the American Football Conference divisional rivalry that the microphones forgot, Saturday’s playoff game between the Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens barely moving the sound level needle in this week’s playoff discourse.
The airwaves buzzed with the ramblings of Jets Coach Rex Ryan and the retorts from New England, home of the Jets’ A.F.C. East nemesis and Sunday opponent. The Jets and the Patriots do not have to talk because their brand of football is so loud and concussive. But talk they did, to the point where they seemed like the only show in the N.F.L.
What talking occurred between the Steelers and the Ravens in the lead-up to their A.F.C. North rubber match was relatively tame. In the case of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, it was nonverbal: he met members of the news media one day this week wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of a raven making a vulgar gesture. Read the rest of this entry »