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U mad, bro?: Readers rant about Steelers strategy, Josh Bell trade, JuJu ‘Yelping’ Primanti Bros.


#About an hour ago

#We are three days removed from a #Steelers win. #Enough happy holiday levity. I’m done with #Christmas feel-good drivel.

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#Let’s get back to our nuts and bolts. #Let’s get back to what made “Breakfast #With #Benz” great.

The “Four A’s”: #Angst. #Agitation. #Animosity. #Anger.

#Time to get the gravel in the gut going. #Like the way you feel when you say, “Sure. I’ll have that week-old turkey sandwich and wash it down with the eggnog that may have been on the counter an hour or two too long.”

I see your “Ho! #Ho! #Ho!,” and I’ll raise you a “U mad, bro?”

#So here it is. #One last venting session for 2020! #Let’s go out with a bang!

#Or at least an audible grumble.


#Jeff hated #Mike #Tomlin’s clock management at the end of the first half of #Sunday’s game against the #Indianapolis #Colts.

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I didn’t like it either, #Jeff. #If you are going to bother calling the timeout before the punt, then call timeout before third down, too.

#Initially, I thought he wasn’t calling a timeout at all because he didn’t want to put his hideous offense back on the field.

#At that point of the game, with the way it was playing, I couldn’t blame him. I didn’t want to watch an extra possession either. I thought #Tomlin was doing us a favor.

#But when they got the ball back with only 14 seconds left, what were they going to do? #Scramble their way into position for a 45-yard field goal that #Tomlin wouldn’t let #Matthew #Wright kick anyway?


#John wanted to reply to some of my commentary about the #Christmas #Eve trade of #Josh #Bell.

#Let’s focus on that last line, #John.

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#Because if you give away a 27-year-old that still has power in his bat (when he makes contact), shouldn’t you get some of those elements you mentioned in return? #For the #Major #League club?

#Instead, they just got two more versions of pitchers they always get in trades like this. #One middle-of-the-road guy that’ll never be anything more than long relief or a back-of-the-rotation roller coaster.

#And a prospect who — no doubt — will suffer two significant arm injuries, or get bitten by a shark, or struck by lightning, before he reaches the #Major #Leagues five years from now.

#Turn the calendar to 2021. #But keep us stuck in 2016.


#Dave is upset that #JuJu #Smith-Schuster ripped the #Primanti #Bros. location in #Market #Square.

#Agreed. #But who wants to take this bet?

#It’s #New #Year’s #Day at 12:01 a.m. The ball has just dropped. #And #JuJu is live streaming from right outside that same #Primanti #Bros., elbow deep in an oversized bag of cap-n’-egg sandwiches, chucking them around #Market #Square to anyone that decided to blow off the quarantine and happens to be passing by.

#We’ve all been conned, people! #It’s a work. #It’s a scripted baby-face turn of epic #Pittsburgh proportions.

#JuJu ran out of logos to stomp. #So he needed something else to leverage. #From hero-to-goat-to-heel-to-#Instagram idol.

#This is the new arc of #American hero worship. #Love it. #Embrace it. #And order it with extra slaw and fries.


#New #England coach #Bill #Belichick is going to finish under .500 for the first time since 2000. #And former quarterback #Tom #Brady is in the playoffs with #Tampa #Bay.

#Glenn wants to kick #Belichick while he’s down. #For that, I can’t blame #Glenn. #Who doesn’t enjoy that?

#But his logic is … a bit off.

#Bill #Belichick is showing that he’s every bit as good a coach now as he was in 1994 when #Bill #Cowher’s #Steelers beat the #Browns three times in a single season.

#This is the true #Belichick that the #Patriots hired in 2000. #He hit the lottery with #Brady and hence the ‘genius’ title was born. The rest of us knew the truth all along.

#You’re right #Glenn. #You knew it.

#Belichick won six #Super #Bowls and went to three others without having a single clue what he was doing. #He coached his way there with his head firmly positioned up his own backside.

#Look at that 1994 #Browns team as evidence. #Because that year — much like with #Brady — #Belichick had another legendary quarterback who carried him to the playoffs.

#And that gift to signal-calling was none other than #Vinny #Testav…

#Well, anyway. #Moving on. #You’re still right. I mean, remember that one year in #New #England #Brady got hurt? They were a disaster. They finished, um, 11-5.

#But #Brady had a great backup that year. #Wasn’t it (checks notes) … #Matt #Cassel?!

OK. #Uh. #Oh, yeah! #Spygate! #Let’s talk about #Spygate!


#Here’s an email from #Bill about baseball. #He thinks the #Pirates should’ve tried to land #Blake #Snell from #Tampa #Bay before the #San #Diego #Padres did.

I wonder if #Pirates tried to trade for #Blake #Snell? #He would have been the ace of the staff for years to come. #Pirates just do not get it right when it comes to trades.”

#No, #Bill. They don’t.

#Hey. #You know what I wonder? I wonder if — on #New #Year’s #Day — I’ll wake up next to #Margot #Robbie on a secluded #Caribbean #Island. I wonder if we’ll be laying on pillows stuffed with million-dollar bills. #And I wonder if we’ll be sipping coronavirus-vaccine-mimosas while watching an eight-team college football playoff.

Then I wonder if we’ll go unicorn riding before our yacht trip, where #Stevie #Ray #Vaughan is booked to perform just for us via a private #Zoom performance from heaven.

#Granted, my scenario is much more likely to happen than yours. #But we can both dream, right?


#Finally, I don’t know who sent me this. #It was an unsigned MMS message that wound up in my email.

#Hi #Wendy,

The #Steelers pulled themselves out from a deficit of 17 points to win the game and stay alive for the playoffs!

A fabulous effort of MAJOR determination!!

I wish l watched it. #Did you?

#Well, good friend, it was indeed an effort of “MAJOR determination”!! I did watch it. #And, FYI, they were qualified for the playoffs already. #So nothing to sweat there.

I figured I’d reply to you this way as opposed to directly through my email. #Never can be too careful. #So many scammers out there, right?

#Anyway, gotta run. I’m in the middle of a very complicated exchange with a #Saudi prince who is being kept in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. I gotta figure out a way for me to wire him some funds for his legal defense. #He only needs to raise $20,000 more before #New #Year’s #Day.

#Fingers crossed!

#Sincerely,

#Wendy

#Tim #Benz is a #Tribune-Review staff writer. #You can contact #Tim at [email protected] or via #Twitter. #All tweets could be reposted. #All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

#Categories:
#Pirates/MLB | #Sports | #Steelers/NFL | #Breakfast #With #Benz





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