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08:01 AM ET 06.21 | Quarterback Joe Flacco can't quite pinpoint when it happened, but he's become a lightning rod for criticism. [Flacco] admits that he normally tries to stay away from the negative talk because it "aggravates" him. As such, Flacco had to be tipped off by a friend about Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley's comment that Flacco and the Ravens wouldn't win a Super Bowl "in this lifetime." ... "At some level I don't care [what Woodley says] because what does that really mean? But there is another level where it does kind of [tick] you off a little bit." The young signal-caller understands that the Steelers have ended the Ravens' playoff runs in two of the last three years, but Flacco is also encouraged by the fact his team has advanced to the playoffs three seasons running.

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June 21, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Sometimes the big wheel comes around in the circle of life. Sometimes the wheels on the bus go round and round. And sometimes the wheels just come off the bus.

Both teams are well-run, with solid coaching and good players. Sooner or later, the Steelers will get old or have too many injuries, and then the Ravens might have their turn.

June 21, 2011  08:10 AM ET

"The young signal-caller understands that the Steelers have ended the Ravens' playoff runs in two of the last three years." He should understand, he was there.

June 21, 2011  08:10 AM ET

(invoking my inner Charles Barkley) Y'all are a whiney bunch......sooo sensitive

June 21, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Ravens suck.

June 21, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Steeler-Ravens...best rivalry in the NFL

June 21, 2011  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ravens suck.

book of steeler chapter 1:1.....

June 21, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Tweet him Joe, Tweet him hard. Get right in his IPod and let him have it good.

June 21, 2011  08:28 AM ET

I got nothing.

June 21, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I got nothing.

Me neither, other than making a juvenile crack on his name and calling him Joe Flaccid. I drank too much last night.

June 21, 2011  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Me neither, other than making a juvenile crack on his name and calling him Joe Flaccid. I drank too much last night.

I didn't drink at all last night, and I still feel like crap. Maybe because it's only Tuesday.

June 21, 2011  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I didn't drink at all last night, and I still feel like crap. Maybe because it's only Tuesday.

Maybe drinking tonight will help.

June 21, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Both should be aware that there is no football unless there is a CBA. If there is no CBA, both are right ,neither one will make it to the Super Bowl.

June 21, 2011  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ravens suck.

Ravens have certainly had the better team in the MD/DC metro area... converted more than a few former Redskins fans in my office to the purple and black.

June 21, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Both should be aware that there is no football unless there is a CBA. If there is no CBA, both are right ,neither one will make it to the Super Bowl.

Within 3 weeks they will have a new CBA, owners start losing alot of $$$ once the preseason games start (regular season tix prices, advertising, etc.)

June 21, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"The young signal-caller understands that the Steelers have ended the Ravens' playoff runs in two of the last three years." He should understand, he was there.

Yes he was... he was there and he contributed mightly to the end of the playoff runs.

Talk is cheap, Bro - time to buck up!

June 21, 2011  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Yes he was... he was there and he contributed mightly to the end of the playoff runs. Talk is cheap, Bro - time to buck up!

Thass right! Put his ugly mug up inside your locker and use it for motivation.

When Rose took out Horton in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, it was like somebody threw a switch on the Bruins. This is as good a reason to throw that switch as any.

June 21, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Ravens have certainly had the better team in the MD/DC metro area... converted more than a few former Redskins fans in my office to the purple and black.

Sounds like you work with a bunch of front running band wagoneers. Watch which way the wind is blowing because they will follow it.

June 21, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Flacco is so Wacco, jacko!

June 21, 2011  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Sounds like you work with a bunch of front running band wagoneers. Watch which way the wind is blowing because they will follow it.

More so I think they got fed up with that greedy SOB owner. When Cooke owned even if they lost, he didn't gouge the fans. Danny boy on the other hand, charges to watch the team F'in practice...just amazing.

 
June 21, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Steeler-Ravens...best rivalry in the NFL

Packer / Vikings or Packers / Bears......Just saying!

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