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Djfan
02-03-2009, 11:04 PM
Someone had it in their sig, but I can't find it. I want to show it to my boys.

Thanks!

JAR
02-04-2009, 12:20 PM
here's the gif.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/dclap24/harrisonisafag.gif

Anyway, no one is talking about the fact that Francisco should have been penalized on the block for which Harrison was retaliating.


Players on the receiving team are prohibited from blocking below the waist during a down in which there is a kickoff, safety kick, punt, field-goal attempt, or Try- kick.
Exception: Only immediately at the snap on a punt, field-goal attempt, or Try-kick, those defensive players on the line of scrimmage lined up on or inside the normal tight end position can block low.
All players on the kicking team are prohibited from blocking below the waist after a kickoff, safety kick, punt, field-goal attempt, or Try-kick. After a change of possession, neither team may block below the waist.

Discipline of Steel
02-04-2009, 12:43 PM
We all want to see what Francisco did to incur Harrison wrath.

JAR
02-04-2009, 12:56 PM
We all want to see what Francisco did to incur Harrison wrath.

No video, but.....

Wrongly Accused: James Harrison Plays Football the Way God Intended It

The sentiment is everywhere. It's in every article. It's in the mouth of every analyst, media personality, fan, and accidental-watcher of the Super Bowl.

James Harrison is a dirty, disgusting player who has no business in the NFL, let alone the Super Bowl.

Such is the fickle nature of NFL fans.

Our own eyes are no longer sufficient. Our own hearts and instincts take a backseat to the notions of changing times. Our ears take hold of words that clear pictures already spoke volumes about.

John Madden said it was a punch, the Heavens parted, and so it would be. Madden said Harrison should be thrown out of the game, and the reputation Harrison has developed for himself as a defensive terror is completely negated.

A slow-motion replay focused solely on James Harrison and his outright domination of Aaron FranciscoŚcoupled with color commentaryŚprovide the only truth NFL fans need when it comes to a player who's given his entire life to professional football.

In slow-motion, an open-palm shove becomes a closed-fist punch. An Arizona Cardinals player running by at the same time covers the view at the most inopportune time, but Harrison's hand is obviously not balled up.

In slow-motion, Francisco's attempt to chop Harrison at the legs looks like an incompetent stumble by an unathletic man. In slow-motion, Harrison's block looks like a vicious choke slam from a schoolyard bully.

But in reality, those five seconds of NFL action is exactly what fans should expect every time the ball is snapped.

Only in today's NFL is a situation where another man is completely overpowered and dominated worthy of a penalty. Is this the new NFL logic? When in doubt of a man's strength, penalize for good measure.

Only in a game where players are loved for their power, aggression, and dominance can fans say, "Whoa! Now that's a bit too much."

Maybe if Aaron Francisco hadn't been diving towards Harrison's legs, the Defensive Player of the Year wouldn't have felt it absolutely necessary to completely remove him from the play.

Instead, Harrison is being crucified as if he mounted Aaron Francisco and pummeled him as players and referees struggled to restrain him. Where some fans see excessive violence, some of us see a man doing his job. Make up your minds, football fans.

What do you want from your controlled violence?

Harrison was flagged and penalized for doing what every player is taught to do from the moment he first puts his hip-pads on upside-down as a child: kept playing until he heard a whistle.

Too often we see players give up during a play and stop moving their feet. Too often we see players moving at half-speed when a crucial block could mean the difference between a touchdown and a loss of yards.

In high school football, Harrison's play would've resulted in a new sticker to decorate his helmet, and a "job well done" acknowledgment from his coaches.

Never give up. Be stronger than the man on the other side of the field. Prove it.

Apparently those qualities aren't cherished in today's NFL. Maybe he's playing professional football in the wrong era.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1190 ... ntended-it (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/119049-wrongly-accused-james-harrison-plays-football-the-way-god-intended-it)

Iron Shiek
02-04-2009, 01:02 PM
That was a great read.

My favorite line by far...this is good:


Our own eyes are no longer sufficient. Our own hearts and instincts take a backseat to the notions of changing times. Our ears take hold of words that clear pictures already spoke volumes about.

BURGH86STEEL
02-04-2009, 02:23 PM
I do not know what the Card's player did to make Harrison treat him that way. Maybe he went for the knees? punched him in the balls? The refs usually get the second guy. It does not excuse what Harrison did. He was lucky he was not thrown out of the game. For that reason and others, fans will continue to say Steelers' players are dirty. They are just jealous.

Discipline of Steel
02-04-2009, 02:40 PM
If it was the other way around, Id be calling for the head of the subordinate Steeler for not being tough enough. Not the guy who owned him.

skyhawk
02-04-2009, 06:41 PM
I don't get it.

The play was not over. This happens on almost every punt. We just don't see it.

I don't know if Francisco went after his knees or not, but what I see is a player with his tail between his legs and not being a man and standing up to Harrison. Why did he just quit? Does that mean Harrison must stop? Please.

And for the punch, I keep watching it. If it is a punch, how in the world would someone punch someone in the shoulder pad? It ain't gonna hurt or do any damage. To me it was not a punch. Just to let him know he was there.

Francisco backed down and looked like a fool.

It might be uneccesary purely b/c it was so far away from the ball and play. But everyone is blowing it out of proportion.

Mel Blount's G
02-05-2009, 12:10 AM
Xactly, I never saw that the play was over. It's called "finishing the block". Some people here say fransisco or whoever da fvck he is should of stood up to harrson. Well, he was pummelled because he tried to get back up. If ya don't wanna be blocked repeatedly, curl up in da fetal position and stay down 'till the whistle goes And agreed that this happens all the time.. Again, "finishing you block". As for the chump taking a shot at deebos knees, I'd like to see or hear some evidence thereof.





And fvck john madden once and forever. I hope he wakes up screaming every night for the rest of his life to a vivid nightmare of Franco scooping the ball from just above the turf and striding into football mythology. I hope the dream includes Frenchy interview footage where he's asked if the ball bounced off of his helmet and he says, "I'll never tell."

Djfan
02-05-2009, 10:41 AM
And fvck john madden once and forever. I hope he wakes up screaming every night for the rest of his life to a vivid nightmare of Franco scooping the ball from just above the turf and striding into football mythology. I hope the dream includes Frenchy interview footage where he's asked if the ball bounced off of his helmet and he says, "I'll never tell."

And, this all takes place on a plane flight.