Found December 03, 2012 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
The Steelers lost two very ugly games the last two weeks, but they knew who was to blame for all of what happened against the Ravens and Browns: themselves. However, two weeks after losing an ugly game to the Ravens and then an even uglier game against the Browns the Steelers pulled the upset in Baltimore beating the Ravens the second time around. So how would the Ravens take the loss? Class-less, of course. Anquan Boldin started it off by blaming the refs for their loss to the Steelers. Really Boldin? Really? You scored a touchdown on a drive that included a bad pass interference call against Keenan Lewis. On the next two plays Boldin pushed off on consecutive plays and received no flag while scoring a touchdown. Later in the game the refs finally called the penalty on Boldin as he literally threw Cortez Allen out of the way on a third down reception that was called back for the infraction. For Boldin to play the way he did and get the calls, or non-calls, he did (which were mostly in his favor) and then blame the refs for the loss is completely ridiculous and hilarious. Boldin pushed off on almost every reception he made and the catch he made down the sideline just before the touchdown was blatant offensive pass interference. On that play Boldin literally moved Allen out of the way by pushing him as he went back to make the catch. Now let me say that not all of the Ravens locker room lacks class, but there is a part that does. Following the game Bernard Pollard was politely complimenting Charlie Batch on his performance that concluded in a big win for the Steelers. Most players go about this after a game by complementing the other team for winning the game and then they go about their business, but Ed Reed, who’s locker is next to Pollard’s had to take it a step further and deeper into classless-ness as he just had to chime in: “Bull-[expletive],” Reed said, while trying to mask it with a cough. “He can make throws, but I look at like we let some things get away,” Pollard continued. When asked later if he was surprised by Batch’s game, Reed said: “It is not surprising at all, . . . well, maybe a little bit.” Before all that, however, was the very awkward mid-field handshake and pull that occurred between Raven’s coach John Harbaugh and Steeler’s coach Mike Tomlin. As the two coaches met at mid-field Tomlin quickly shuck Harbaugh’s hand and began to make his way to the locker room, but Harbaugh didn’t let go of his hand and pulled him closer as he began to compliment him. When Tomlin finally got his hand away from John he began walking away and Harbaugh actually followed him, just watch: [youtube]f4rm9UP-jqc[/youtube] Talk about awkward. I guess the Harbaugh brothers just weren’t taught about what is expected during the mid-field post-game handshake. [youtube]itZXr4MmRys[/youtube] Monday’s always sweeter after a win, but even more so with a win over the Ravens. However, that level of sweetness just takes a whole ‘nother step upwards when you see the Ravens acting like a bunch of babies after the game rather than taking the classy way out and blaming themselves and complimenting the winning team. Maybe this is just another one of the reasons the Ravens have failed to become one of the elite teams in the NFL.   The post Where Steelers were Classy in Defeat, Ravens Remain Class-less appeared first on SteelBlitz.

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