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JPbucco
08-30-2010, 12:57 PM
Better not be true!
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/30/report-five-games-for-roethlisberger/

kindlecatsb'ng
08-30-2010, 01:00 PM
heard this about 15 min ago on 93.7

JPbucco
08-30-2010, 01:02 PM
What the hell did he have to do to get it down to 4.....heal a leper?

Slapstick
08-30-2010, 01:02 PM
So, he's done more than Goodell has asked him to do, but not enough to reduce the suspension to four games?

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-30-2010, 01:03 PM
But I heard yesterday that Ben wouldn't be meeting with the Emperor of the Universe till Friday - after the preseason was over?

fordfixer
08-30-2010, 01:05 PM
According to Mike Wise of the Washington Post, however, a surprise could be coming. Wise says, via Twitter, that Roethlisberger will get five games.


And he knows this how?

phillyesq
08-30-2010, 01:07 PM
heard this about 15 min ago on 93.7

Did 93.7 have a real source, or were they relying on the PFT article which, apparently, relied on a writer with a less than stellar reputation for accuracy?

I'll be incredibly upset if this happens, but it wouldn't surprise me. I could see Goodell being po'd that everybody assumed that the suspension would be reduced to 4 games, and reducing it to 5 games as a power play.

If he really reduces it only to 5, then he loses all credibility. Doing all that was expected, and more, doesn't reduce it to 4 games, as was contemplated? Outrageous.

RuthlessBurgher
08-30-2010, 01:08 PM
According to Mike Wise of the Washington Post, however, a surprise could be coming. Wise says, via Twitter, that Roethlisberger will get five games.


And he knows this how?

Perhaps Jiga lent him the keys to the DeLorean.

ikestops85
08-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Mike Wise is laughing about this right now. He sent this out to see who would report it without any verification.

Good ole Florio ...
http://www.picpop.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10519/eatme.jpg

and die!!

:tt2

fordfixer
08-30-2010, 01:09 PM
heard this about 15 min ago on 93.7

Did 93.7 have a real source, or were they relying on the PFT article which, apparently, relied on a writer with a less than stellar reputation for accuracy?

I'll be incredibly upset if this happens, but it wouldn't surprise me. I could see Goodell being po'd that everybody assumed that the suspension would be reduced to 4 games, and reducing it to 5 games as a power play.

If he really reduces it only to 5, then he loses all credibility. Doing all that was expected, and more, doesn't reduce it to 4 games, as was contemplated? Outrageous.


Goodell has credibility?

phillyesq
08-30-2010, 01:14 PM
Looking more like a hoax. Here is a link to his twitter feed, relevant excerpts below:

http://twitter.com/MikeWiseguy


All right, it was a casino employee in Lake Tahoe. 11 minutes ago via web


Can't reveal my sources. 23 minutes ago via web


Roethlisberger will get five games, I'm told. about 1 hour ago via web


Blackjack Dealer, Table 12, Harrah's. It's money, I promise. 10 minutes ago via web

An irritating hoax, but if it was done for the purpose of humiliating Florio, than I'm a little less angry.

RuthlessBurgher
08-30-2010, 01:18 PM
it was a casino employee in Lake Tahoe

Was the name "McNulty" by any chance? :wink:

Jigawatts
08-30-2010, 01:27 PM
According to Mike Wise of the Washington Post, however, a surprise could be coming. Wise says, via Twitter, that Roethlisberger will get five games.


And he knows this how?

Perhaps Jiga lent him the keys to the DeLorean.

:D

siss
08-30-2010, 01:31 PM
:HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger

ramblinjim
08-30-2010, 01:34 PM
:HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger


my thoughts exactly.

Dee Dub
08-30-2010, 02:19 PM
UPDATE: Subsequent tweets from Wise suggest that he was just joking or possibly poking fun at last week's Tim Cowlishaw shibacle or, perhaps more accurately, being a dick. Still, I thought the old-school newspaper types were anal retentive about, you know, accuracy and credibility?

Come on guys....really?? Why post anything that follows....” Posted by Mike Florio”

:roll:

Vindrow
08-30-2010, 03:11 PM
Yeah, and Mendy broke his arm and is supposed to be out for 6 weeks, right :roll:

Why anyone believes anything that comes out of Florio's mouth, I'll never know.

AkronSteel
08-30-2010, 07:06 PM
I'm not going to stress about this at all! It is Florio that is reporting it.....if it was up to this guy Ben would get the Pete Rose treatment. I, myself, will wait till Friday to hear it from Goodell and Ben themselves. I am still betting on it being 4 games if not less!!!

anger 82&95
08-30-2010, 07:45 PM
So, he's done more than Goodell has asked him to do, but not enough to reduce the suspension to four games?
That’s exactly why I felt the "report" must be false. Short of kneeling before Zod he’s fulfilled every stipulation.

stlrz d
08-30-2010, 09:03 PM
Mike Wise has already admitted he made the whole thing up.

Jooser
08-30-2010, 09:33 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p262/jooser73/Headout.jpg

^^^^^^^^^^^^^FLORIO^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Doogie36
08-31-2010, 06:45 AM
If this only gets reduced 1 game i'm going to scream!!!!! Total CRAP!!!!!! Shouldnt even be 6 games to being with.....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! He hasnt heard the boo's the general public could care the heck less because the general public is out doing the exact same thing!!!!!!!!! How many divorces are there today???? I mean really....we have a single QB in his 20's out trying to get laid.....SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! At least he's not cheating on his wife..........GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!!! This totally sucks!!!!!

proudpittsburgher
08-31-2010, 07:31 AM
If this only gets reduced 1 game i'm going to scream!!!!! Total CRAP!!!!!! Shouldnt even be 6 games to being with.....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! He hasnt heard the boo's the general public could care the heck less because the general public is out doing the exact same thing!!!!!!!!! How many divorces are there today???? I mean really....we have a single QB in his 20's out trying to get laid.....SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! At least he's not cheating on his wife..........GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!!! This totally sucks!!!!!

Calm down, Doogie. read the rest of the comments . . . it was a hoax

SteelAbility
08-31-2010, 12:18 PM
If this only gets reduced 1 game i'm going to scream!!!!! Total CRAP!!!!!! Shouldnt even be 6 games to being with.....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! He hasnt heard the boo's the general public could care the heck less because the general public is out doing the exact same thing!!!!!!!!! How many divorces are there today???? I mean really....we have a single QB in his 20's out trying to get laid.....SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! At least he's not cheating on his wife..........GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!!! This totally sucks!!!!!

I believe Ben was suspended for supplying alcohol to minors, not for trying to get laid. He's being punished for putting the league's image/reputation at risk. You can argue that it is unfair and certainly I buy into that quite a bit. Nonetheless, whether innocent (or rape) OR guilty, his behavior did put the NFL's image/reputation at risk.

phillyesq
08-31-2010, 12:28 PM
Washington Post suspends Mike Wise for a month
Posted by Mike Florio on August 31, 2010 10:35 AM ET
At the outset of his daily radio show on 106.7 the Fan in D.C., Mike Wise announced that the Washington Post has imposed a one-month suspension on him for his ill-advised Tuesday Twitter hoax regarding, ironically, the suspension of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Wise read a statement in which he acknowledged that he "made a horrendous mistake," and that it "cost me a chunk of [my] own credibility."

Actually, it cost Wise all of his credibility, as far as we're concerned. Even though he surely will never pull another stunt like this, it's fair to wonder whether other motivations, apart from providing true, accurate information, will undermine any of his future journalistic endeavors.

Wise also offered up a very half-hearted (hoof-hearted) explanation, mentioning once again the facially implausible notion that he tried to immediately point out that it was a joke, even after boasting on Tuesday that the goal was to dupe people like me into believing it wasn't a joke.

Though we're not privy to the thought processes of the Post, we suspect that the length of the suspension was influenced at least in part by Wise's clumsy attempt to minimize the damage by offering up inconsistent excuses like: (1) I never break news on my Twitter account so no one should have believed it; (2) I tried to get people like Florio to believe it; (3) I tried to immediately make it clear that it was a joke but Twitter jammed up, even though it allowed me to make four subsequent posts over more than an hour, including one in which I perpetuated the hoax by saying he "[c]an't reveal my sources."

Frankly, Wise should be glad he wasn't fired. Armed with the relevant Post personnel policies, including the one regarding the use of social media, a semi-competent lawyer (or me) would have Wise admitting within five minutes or less that his employment should be terminated for cause.

The fact that he seems to be so willing to accept the suspension represents an implicit acknowledgment that Wise realizes, despite his cannonball into the stupid pool, he dodged a mortar shell when it was time to visit the principal's office.


Serves him right.

flippy
08-31-2010, 12:43 PM
I hope he gets 7 games so Ben gets madder and unleashes more hell.

RuthlessBurgher
08-31-2010, 01:17 PM
Washington Post suspends Mike Wise for a month
Posted by Mike Florio on August 31, 2010 10:35 AM ET
At the outset of his daily radio show on 106.7 the Fan in D.C., Mike Wise announced that the Washington Post has imposed a one-month suspension on him for his ill-advised Tuesday Twitter hoax regarding, ironically, the suspension of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Wise read a statement in which he acknowledged that he "made a horrendous mistake," and that it "cost me a chunk of [my] own credibility."

Actually, it cost Wise all of his credibility, as far as we're concerned. Even though he surely will never pull another stunt like this, it's fair to wonder whether other motivations, apart from providing true, accurate information, will undermine any of his future journalistic endeavors.

Wise also offered up a very half-hearted (hoof-hearted) explanation, mentioning once again the facially implausible notion that he tried to immediately point out that it was a joke, even after boasting on Tuesday that the goal was to dupe people like me into believing it wasn't a joke.

Though we're not privy to the thought processes of the Post, we suspect that the length of the suspension was influenced at least in part by Wise's clumsy attempt to minimize the damage by offering up inconsistent excuses like: (1) I never break news on my Twitter account so no one should have believed it; (2) I tried to get people like Florio to believe it; (3) I tried to immediately make it clear that it was a joke but Twitter jammed up, even though it allowed me to make four subsequent posts over more than an hour, including one in which I perpetuated the hoax by saying he "[c]an't reveal my sources."

Frankly, Wise should be glad he wasn't fired. Armed with the relevant Post personnel policies, including the one regarding the use of social media, a semi-competent lawyer (or me) would have Wise admitting within five minutes or less that his employment should be terminated for cause.

The fact that he seems to be so willing to accept the suspension represents an implicit acknowledgment that Wise realizes, despite his cannonball into the stupid pool, he dodged a mortar shell when it was time to visit the principal's office.


Serves him right.

If I had a Twitter account, I think I would post that my sources tell me that Mike Wise will actually be suspended for 5 weeks (you know, just to see if someone like Florio would pick it up and run with it). :P