Okay, yeah, the Steelers lost in the playoffs, cool, we'll get to that tomorrow or something.
In the meantime, Maurkice Pouncey apparently ignored the game and didn't care about the loss, because he was too busy promoting some stupid T-shirt sale to commemorate his Pro Bowl selection and some iTunes album coming out at some point in the future.
When confronted about the clear lack of giving-a-hoot about the team, Pouncey responded:
Buckle up. This goes on. More after the jump. Caution: Profanity inside.
What does he do for a living? Uh, probably not something that would have him at work on a Sunday night. In contrast, what Maurkice Pouncey does for a living is play football. Except if there's like, a big important game or something. He usually sits those ones out I guess. Which brings us to our next caller:
This guy only has 17 followers, so I guess he isn't qualified to talk to the almighty Maurkice Pouncey. The best part about this one is the girl (I assume that's a girl) sucking up to him like she's going to be best friends with a football player if she tells him how awesome he is. Totally not just feeding an already out-of-control ego.
"You wish you had my life" followed by "Get a life/Don't talk about my life." It's like he simultaneously knows he's famous and wants to shove it in everyone's faces, and he is also angry that he's famous and people are following him. On his Twitter. That he made. And is using to tell people how great he is. After all, he's clearly more intelligent/important/handsome/whatever than this guy:
The problem here is that people DO care what a professional football player has to say, and when you say all the wrong things, it is going to have a negative impact on your image for the rest of your career.
It's too bad for Pouncey that the fans have all summer now to stew in the feeling of this loss. He's already over it, but this meltdown won't soon be forgotten. Just to have a frame of reference, here's how Ike Taylor responded to today's game.
Ike Taylor basically lost the game for the Steelers (hey, still contributed more than Pouncey) and this was his immediate reaction on Twitter after that game. The "First" to this "Second" was congratulating the Denver Broncos.
So what have we learned? We know Maurkice Pouncey doesn't seem to care about the team. And why should he? Some dude no one's heard of is releasing something on iTunes and this man has Pro Bowl T-shirts to sell. We know it probably won't matter in August because he'll still have a spot on the team (Unlike that Jets dude who was calling out the team despite being a 4th string QB or some nonsense.) And we know Pouncey certainly doesn't have any fondness for anyone that doesn't outright grovel at his feet.
Personalblog: I'm something of a jersey collector. I occasionally take "risks" on jerseys that might depreciate in value. I usually avoid buying jerseys for rookies and journeymen. I broke that rule to buy myself a Pouncey jersey during his rookie year. The season before, I had purchased a "risky" Alex Goligoski Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. Goligoski didn't pan out and was traded to Dallas. But that isn't the jersey I'm ashamed to own right now.
I like to think that someday, ten years down the line, I could be at a Pens game wearing that Goligoski jersey and maybe someone (aka Seth Rorabaugh, who is a beast) might notice the rare jersey find and have something at least interesting to say. Maybe start a conversation. But I could go to a Steeler game that same year, and if I wore that Pouncey jersey I might not be so proud of it. By then, no one will remember the night Maurkice Pouncey openly told some fans they were worthless to him. But this is going to sit with me and I'm sorry to say I own a #53 jersey right now. Maybe I'll go get it re-stitched to read "Haggans."
First of all why the hell do you guys get all pumped up about twitter? Secondly, who cares what Maurkice has to say? Does he pay your bills? If any of you people played any type of organized sports, you would know that isn't his call to sit out a game. Thirdly, how can all of you fans become so infused with a pro player, where you feel the right to pass judgement? Really? Respect the man for what he does on the field, and for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's arguably the best center thats come out since Dermonti, he's a beast. Maurkice is a talented athlete, and leaves it on the field in what he does best...play football at a very high level. What he does or says regarding his personal life is his alone, I respect him completely on a player level. Whatever makes him tick as a person in the world, is none my business or yours! So to all of you fake ass Steeler fans...FUCK YOU! In fact "Blitzburgh Brian" you need to move west to that shit brown city they call Cleveland. Last I checked they needed some help in bringing up their numbers for their fan base. Better yet, find Maurkice, personally walk up to him and tell him he's a douchebag. Never happened did it? That's what I thought. Keep throwing that pigskin with your son, that's the closest you will ever get to tasting football. YOU AIN'T NO PITTSBURGH STEELER FAN, BECAUSE YOU GOT NO RESPECT. THAT'S ALL THIS ORGINIZATION IS ABOUT, YOU HAVE TO KNOW IT TO UNDERSTAND THAT WORD. RESPECT. Now go get some..:
@Black and Gold Bleeder oh man how am I just finding this comment now? What a tangent to go on. Yep, all about respect. The Steelers at 100% respect, top to bottom. Now with that in mind, read this post again.
I know I'm late but I just found your blog. Because a person is a professional athlete does not give the right for people to talk to him any way they see fit. I'm not condoning Pouncey's comments but he has a right to cuss out people that cuss at him. I'm not condoning what Pouncey said but I'm not going to whitewash what people said to him.
I've been saying since the beginning Pouncey is a giant douche bag. May be rich now but will be working as a Walmart greeter a few years after he retires due to bad investments and the reputation he just earned running his dickhole. By the way you never seen any of our historic Pro Bowl center sit out like pussies
Unreal, sounds like ben needs to tell punk and yes i will say that to his face, what that road will get him. Even after 2 hrs of sleep due to the game. I hope every steeler fan makes a point and leavs him with every shirt. I look at it as he did not play so he could get ready for a game that know one likes. Simple a punk kid.