Sports Roundtable Week 6


The Sports RoundTable:

The Sports Roundtable consists of four sports driven students that watch sports 24/7. Some of the biggest sports topics will be discussed by seniors Stephen Cosentino, Aidan Segal, Nick Smith, and Bub Volz in this epic roundtable discussion.

Q: Bub- We officially have our NFL playoff matchups set. What matchup are you looking forward to watch the most?

Stephen- “Steelers vs Pats. It’ll happen in the AFC Championship. They’re the top 2 teams in the AFC and top 3 in the NFL.”

Smith- “I’m with Stephen, if the Patriots and Steelers end up playing each other in the AFC championship it could be one of the best matchups this league has seen in awhile.”

Segal- “Watching Aaron Rodgers is so entertaining. A Steelers-Pats matchup would be a classic, but anything can happen in the playoffs and nothing is guaranteed. What is guaranteed is a Packers-Giants game at Lambeau Field and it should be a good one.”


Q: Segal- On the topic of the New England Patriots, do they have what it takes to win a fifth Lombardi Trophy?

Smith- “No way.  The Pittsburgh Steelers are hungry this year.  Don’t be surprised to see the Steelers win their 7th this year.”

Stephen- “They have the most important aspect of their team in Tom Brady. One thing they’re missing is a true threat through the air. It’s someone different every game that has to step up and make plays. I don’t think they can get their 5th but they have a chance to make the Super Bowl.”

Bub-  “They have arguably the best QB in the league in Tom Brady. They also revived Legarrette Blount’s career and he has had his best year ever in the NFL this year. I think the Steelers have a good chance to get to the AFC championship game but it will be very hard to beat the Pats in Foxboro.”


Q: Smith-  “Three all time great quarterbacks will play in the playoffs this year.  Brady, Rodgers,  Roethlisberger.  Who’s the best out of these three and if not one of these three, who is the best of all time?”

Segal- “Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all-time. It is a fairly bold statement when you think of players who have seen players like Johnny Unitas or Joe Montana come through the league, but Brady can back it up. Now, I truly believe Ben Roethlisberger is considerably underrated for what he has done for the Steelers ,but best of all time? I don’t think so.”

Bub- “I’m a Big Ben guy. I have full confidence in him to take us through the playoffs but Brady is on another level. The stats alone make him the greatest quarterback of all time. From the Super Bowls to being drafted in the 6th round. The crazy thing is he is 4-2 in Super Bowls so he could have even more. I hate the guy whenever the Steelers play them but I respect him as a player.”

Stephen- “Big Ben is a G. The guy is 11-6 in the playoffs and will only improve that record this season. If the Steelers win the Super Bowl Ben will be in the top 5 of playoff records for Quarterbacks. Also off the field Ben had to deal with issues that would break most people but he got it together and has had a HOF career.”


Q: Stephen- Now that the NFL playoffs are here, what’s your favorite playoff game of all time?

Bub- “2008 Super Bowl between the Cardinals and Steelers. By far the craziest football game I’ve watched in my life. There were so many things about the game that I will always remember. The Catch by Santonio in the end zone, the interception return by James Harrison, Larry Fitzgerald’s touchdown catch was even amazing. In my opinion, one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time.”

Smith- “Steelers played the Ravens in a playoff game the year that they lost the Super Bowl to the Packers and I got to go with my dad.  Best game I’ve been to at Heinz Field, just edging out Pitt vs. Penn State.”
Segal- “In terms of Super Bowls, watching Eli Manning and the New York Giants take down arguably the best team ever in the undefeated New England Patriots was just chilling. It was slow from the start ,but the fourth quarter had you on the edge of your seat. I also have to agree with Bub. As a Steeler fan, I must say that was a great and an intense football game.”