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Steelers fan seeks injunction claiming Chargers should not be in playoffs

Ryan-Succop-ChiefsThe NFL has already admitted that the San Diego Chargers may have benefitted from a missed call in their Week 17 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs that sent them into the playoffs. When Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop shockingly missed a 41-yard field goal that would have won the game, the Chargers were lined up in an illegal alignment.

As of the 2013 season, teams are not allowed to have more than six defenders on either side of the long snapper on a field goal attempt. The Chargers had seven. A five-yard penalty should have been assessed and the Chiefs should have been allowed to kick again. Since they were not, Daniel L. Spuck of Mercer, Penn. has filed a motion in court against the NFL.

Spuck is urging the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for a “temporary emergency injunction” on the basis that the Chargers should not have reached the playoffs. He claims that the game and replay officials were “negligent and fraudulent” when they missed the illegal alignment call. Here’s where it gets good.

Spuck was kind enough to present the court with some possible solutions to the problem. He said the NFL could suspend the playoffs up to 10 days, allow Succop to retry the field goal, or let the Pittsburgh Steelers — who would have made the playoffs if the Chargers lost — face San Diego on a neutral site to determine who advances.

As some of you may have noticed, the Chargers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the opening round of the playoffs. They will face the Denver Broncos this weekend. Did the officials miss the call? Yeah, but it happens. It wasn’t even the only call they missed in the Chiefs-Chargers game. It’s kind of too late to go back and change it. Sorry, Daniel. The show must go on.

Steelers fan celebrated a playoff berth that never was (Video)

Steelers-fanThe Pittsburgh Steelers almost stumbled their way into the playoffs this season with an 8-8 record. When the Kansas City Chiefs lined up for a 41-yard field goal that could have won the game with four seconds remaining on Sunday, the dude you see above was probably not the only one who thought Pittsburgh’s was a lock for the postseason.

But Ryan Succop missed the kick wide right and the game went to overtime. The San Diego Chargers may have benefitted from a couple of controversial calls, but it doesn’t matter. They won the game in OT and advanced to the playoffs.

I think the dude in the Steelers jacket spoke for everyone in Pittsburgh when he said “What the hell?!” as he watched the Chiefs-Chargers game go to OT. Sometimes 8-8 just isn’t enough — even if it should have been enough.

Video via Deadspin

Steelers fan has a giant Terrible Towel tattoo on his chest (Picture)

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Pittsburgh Steelers fans are some of the most dedicated in sports, and many of them like to show their commitment in the form of body art. Very few, however, do it in as detailed a manner as he gentleman you see in the image above.

This crazy Steelers fan tweeted a picture of his Terrible Towel chest tattoo at Pittsburgh linebacker LaMarr Woodley, and Woodley did the right thing by sharing it with his 170,000-plus followers. If you thought the dude who got that Brett Keisel tattoo was insane, think about how long this tattoo had to have taken to complete with all that ink. Not to mention how badly it must have hurt, but I suppose pain means nothing to you if you love your team as much as this dude does.

As Ray Rice could tell you, no player on the Steelers is more passionate about the Terrible Towel than Woodley. I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy is Woodley’s new favorite member of Steeler Nation.

Thanks to SI Hot Clicks for the pic

Can anyone show us a worse Steelers logo tattoo than this one? (Picture)

How many times do people have to be told that giving 6-year-olds a tattoo gun is not a good idea? Wait until they’re at least 14 before giving them that type of responsibility. Unfortunately, a Steelers fan recently brushed off that advice and the end result was the photo you see above that the folks at Deadspin discovered on Reddit.

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Steelers Fan Johnny Menesini Gets Insane Brett Keisel Tattoo (Picture)

Remember that time we showed you the Oakland Raiders fan who had tattoos all over his face?  L.B. referred to that artwork as a “commitment to ugliness,” and if you look at the pictures of the crazed fan I’m sure you’ll agree.  On Wednesday, SI Hot Clicks passed along a story about a fan who also committed to ugliness using a tattoo, only his is a little less noticeable.  The wearer of the ink, a Steelers fan named Johnny Manesini, thought it would be a good idea to get an extremely detailed Brett Keisel tattoo across his forearm.  Check out this picture from Clutch Blog:

From an artistry standpoint, that is top-notch work.  The tattoo looks exactly like Keisel and the detail is amazing.  But like our friend Jimmy Traina noted, would you really want to commit to a picture of Brett Keisel’s mug on your arm for the rest of your life?  Keisel is one scary looking dude.  At least the Steelers are good and Manesini isn’t stuck with a tattoo of a crummy team’s logo on his head like this guy.  For the record, we aren’t sure if the tattoo is one of Billy Hilly’s freebies he was dishing out leading up to the Super Bowl, but I doubt it.