10.22.2008

Ravens Put a Bounty on Hines and Mendenhall


This week Steelers fans have had to get on the defensive in arguing against the usual phalanx of haters that claim that Hines Ward is a dirty player because of his recent spate of fines and the supposedly "dirty" block he put on Keith Rivers on Sunday. As per the usual, the classless Baltimore Ravens are on the scene to show the world that they wrote the book on being dirty little dickheads who require discipline from the league, as their linebacker with the incredibly lame nickname has been bragging on the radio that his team had a bounty on Hines Ward and Rashard Mendenhall when the teams played in Week 4, and bragged about putting the rookie running back out for the year. Class-E.

[Ward] also said he's not worried about Internet reports that Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs claimed the Ravens put a "bounty" on Ward the way they did on halfback Rashard Mendenhall, who was knocked out for the season with a fractured shoulder by Baltimore's Ray Lewis.

Suggs acknowledged recently on the syndicated sports radio talk show "2 Live Stews" that the Ravens had a bounty on Mendenhall and on Ward.

"We definitely like to send our messages to rookie running backs who think they've made it." Suggs said. "We did a good a job of sending a message."

As for Ward, Suggs said, "Hines Ward is definitely a dirty player, a cheap shot artist."

"If he chooses to say that, so be it," Tomlin said. "We respect that guy. He's a heck of a player. I saw him run with the ball on somebody last week. We don't lose any sleep over what anybody says."

Wasn't there supposed to be a culture change in Bawlmer with the departure of Brian Billick? Nothing beyond lip service, of course. This is still the same band of obnoxious thugs that have cost their team victories time and again with stupid penalties and undisciplined antics like these. Whenever people charge the Steelers with being a dirty team, all you have to do is point to shit like this.

10 comments:

Paul said...

Thugs and criminals.

It'll be great to see the Ravens sitting out the playoffs yet again.

MrsRoethlisberger said...

What? The Ravens can't win their own games (let alone the division), so they're going to "put hits out" on other teams. What assholes. Baltimore lives up to its reputation once again. I hope the city is bombed.

Austin said...

Then again, Baltimore basically placed Mewelde Moore in the starting role, so their good for something.


Not that I'm saying that I wanted the Mendy injury to happen, or anything, but it was a blessing in disguise. Anyways here's hoping Hines lays a jawbreaker on Scott so he'd finally think twice about opening his mouth.

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

Suggs (Thuggs?) would be the sixth linebacker here.

Spatula said...

To quote, perhaps the greatest Baltimorean of all time, Spiro T. Agnew, they are just "Nattering nabobs of negativism." I think this means the Ravens are douchenozzls.

Spatula said...

The whole Spiro T. Agnew being the greatest Baltimorean of all time was me trying to be sarcastic. See, I didn't want ... anybody ... to ... think...

/Backs sheepishly out of the blog

Anonymous said...

To bad they missed Ward! Maybe in the next game they'll take out Ward and Ben's head also!!!!!!!!!! The Ravens are the best team in football!!!!!!

Spatula said...

Way to maximize your exclamation points. Your argument is devastating. Surely, your intellectual brilliance is blinding.

C said...

As an unfortunate victim of location: I live in Baltimore now, but support the Steelers 100% and have as long as I can remember (I'm originally from New Jersey, but parents were from Pittsburgh). Ravens fans are assholes who can't back up their trash talk with a team that can provide solid numbers. "Hazing" a rookie is one thing, but celebrating another player season ending injury is just plain unacceptable. While I don't agree with "Bombing" Baltimore, I'd love to see the Ravens leave for another city.

Spatula said...

I'm watching the Raiders-Ravens game, and Ian Eagle and Soloman Wilcox just reported that Suggs was just joking and Ward, his good friend, knows he was just kidding. Besides, Suggs mispoke and meant that the Ravens just game plan for the better players on the other time, just like everybody else. Ha, ha. Okay, which is it: a joke or a mistaken turn of phrase? What Herculean bullshit.