12.17.2008

Stop Trying to Rename the Defense

As happy as I am that LaMarr Woodley graces the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated (SO MUCH BETTER THAN A PRO BOWL SPOT!), that "Steel Curtain II" subhead pisses me off good and proper. Why is it every time the Steelers have had a top-5 defense the last two decades, some cheesedick wants to try to give them a Steel Curtain-derivative nickname? Oh yeah, the SI Cover jinx I can do without also.

I remember in 1994 it was "The Steel Trap" or somesuch garbage. It seems like every few years there's some other attempt at a new nicknamed defense in Pittsburgh. Just stop. Please. Seriously, I love this year's defense, but it's not the Steel Curtain. Even if they win Super Bowl and hold the defensive Triple Crown, they're not the Steel Curtain. And they're not Steel Curtain II, 'cause that's fucking lame.

Maybe they'll be worthy of some catchy moniker. Maybe not. Allow it to present itself. Until them, stop with the forced annoying puns. Or James Harrison will separate you from your spinal cord.

6 comments:

Nick said...

How about: The Meanest Fucking Defense in the League

Dixie Normess said...

If nicknames mattered Chad Johnson and Adam Jones would be relevant.

illBill said...

Nicknames are gay, but I would like to nominate "dropping lebeaus" as replacement for "sack" or "interception"

Anonymous said...

How about "Congress" since they are always bailing out the offense.

/shows self the door

bigdaddyperrotta said...

how about some more defensive scoring?

Anonymous said...

thanks for the jinx SI.