U mad, bro?: Fans unload on Penguins for blowing playoff lead; rip Pirates’ hitting; mock Vogelbach’s mad dash

To the surprise of no one, Pittsburgh Penguins fans are ticked off about their team blowing a 3-1 series lead against the New York Rangers en route to playoff elimination.

Meanwhile, Pirates fans are ticked off about … everything.

That’s why we invented “U mad, bro?” It’s basically a public service.

You’re welcome.


We start with Mark. He pretty much nails the biggest issue that faced the Penguins in their series against New York.

Couldn’t hold a lead. Had plenty of chances to win. Gotta look in the mirror

— Mark Miedel (@MM_VFP) May 16, 2022

Honestly, Mark, I think these guys were looking in the mirror too much. And they kept seeing the guys who won the Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.

This isn’t that team anymore.

To your point about blowing leads, I employ the “Duck” Hodges school of logic to what happened with the Penguins to end their season. When the Duck-Mason Rudolph 2019 Steelers missed the playoffs, everybody said, “Eh, give ‘em a break. Look at how banged up they were.”

Sure. But they went 8-3 in their first 11 games after Ben Roethlisberger got hurt. If that’s the case, asking them to beat the Jets or avoid turning the ball over five times against the Bills or beat the Ravens backups isn’t asking too much.

I’d argue the same thing about the Pens in this series. If you are good enough to be up…

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