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stlrz d
10-19-2010, 11:28 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... legal-hit/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/19/league-is-selling-photo-of-james-harrisons-illegal-hit/)


League is selling photo of James Harrison's illegal hit
Posted by Mike Florio on October 19, 2010 11:03 PM ET

The folks at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh have uncovered an interesting angle regarding the hit that resulted in the imposition of a $75,000 fine against Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

The league currently is selling photos of the incident involving Harrison and Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, at anywhere from $15.95 to $249.95.

Sorry, but the NFL can't have it both ways. If the league wants to legislate dirty hits out of the game, the NFL should do nothing to profit from those dirty hits.

For now, the NFL is.

http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotosto ... 321187.cfm (http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotostore/2010-11-season-print/james-harrison-mohamed-massaquoi_321187.cfm)

skyhawk
10-20-2010, 12:09 AM
Wow. I gotta get one ;)

Crash
10-20-2010, 12:10 AM
$249...All yours!

http://pictures.replayphotos.com/images/dyn/NFL/NFL-1011-WK6-00264-350-350-B-W-W1.jpg

skyhawk
10-20-2010, 12:19 AM
My new desktop image and screen saver!!

StarSpangledSteeler
10-20-2010, 04:16 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/19/league-is-selling-photo-of-james-harrisons-illegal-hit/


League is selling photo of James Harrison's illegal hit
Posted by Mike Florio on October 19, 2010 11:03 PM ET

The folks at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh have uncovered an interesting angle regarding the hit that resulted in the imposition of a $75,000 fine against Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

The league currently is selling photos of the incident involving Harrison and Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, at anywhere from $15.95 to $249.95.

Sorry, but the NFL can't have it both ways. If the league wants to legislate dirty hits out of the game, the NFL should do nothing to profit from those dirty hits.

For now, the NFL is.

http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotosto ... 321187.cfm (http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotostore/2010-11-season-print/james-harrison-mohamed-massaquoi_321187.cfm)

Now on this issue, I agree with you 100%. They'll catch some heat for this.

NJ-STEELER
10-20-2010, 05:19 AM
they should title it


"harrison makes a chocolate covered pretzel"

SanAntonioSteelerFan
10-20-2010, 08:30 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/19/league-is-selling-photo-of-james-harrisons-illegal-hit/


League is selling photo of James Harrison's illegal hit
Posted by Mike Florio on October 19, 2010 11:03 PM ET

The folks at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh have uncovered an interesting angle regarding the hit that resulted in the imposition of a $75,000 fine against Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

The league currently is selling photos of the incident involving Harrison and Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, at anywhere from $15.95 to $249.95.

Sorry, but the NFL can't have it both ways. If the league wants to legislate dirty hits out of the game, the NFL should do nothing to profit from those dirty hits.

For now, the NFL is.

http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotosto ... 321187.cfm (http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotostore/2010-11-season-print/james-harrison-mohamed-massaquoi_321187.cfm)

I have printed/saved the page as a .pdf in case the NFL takes it off their site and tries to deny it was ever there.

I think a discussion on a national level about the NFL's money-grubbing hypocrisy, similar to the false accusations of Harrison that took place in the national media, would be very appropriate.

Does anyone know anyone in the national media to get this story out there? Or, someone at KDKA to encourage them to blast this out to the national media?

Chachi
10-20-2010, 08:44 AM
I smell a photoshop contest...

grotonsteel
10-20-2010, 10:26 AM
The photo is no longer available...interesting

proudpittsburgher
10-20-2010, 10:42 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/19/league-is-selling-photo-of-james-harrisons-illegal-hit/


League is selling photo of James Harrison's illegal hit
Posted by Mike Florio on October 19, 2010 11:03 PM ET

The folks at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh have uncovered an interesting angle regarding the hit that resulted in the imposition of a $75,000 fine against Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

The league currently is selling photos of the incident involving Harrison and Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, at anywhere from $15.95 to $249.95.

Sorry, but the NFL can't have it both ways. If the league wants to legislate dirty hits out of the game, the NFL should do nothing to profit from those dirty hits.

For now, the NFL is.

http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotosto ... 321187.cfm (http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotostore/2010-11-season-print/james-harrison-mohamed-massaquoi_321187.cfm)

I have printed/saved the page as a .pdf in case the NFL takes it off their site and tries to deny it was ever there.

I think a discussion on a national level about the NFL's money-grubbing hypocrisy, similar to the false accusations of Harrison that took place in the national media, would be very appropriate.

Does anyone know anyone in the national media to get this story out there? Or, someone at KDKA to encourage them to blast this out to the national media?

Already gone. Wow, fun when you catch someone in the act, how it looks so transparent when they try and backtrack. I can see Goodell after he pushed the nuke button (OK, I realize he actually push a button other than on his phone, but it makes for a better image) Goodell: Hmm, nothing to see here. All is well."

SanAntonioSteelerFan
10-20-2010, 11:14 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/19/league-is-selling-photo-of-james-harrisons-illegal-hit/


League is selling photo of James Harrison's illegal hit
Posted by Mike Florio on October 19, 2010 11:03 PM ET

The folks at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh have uncovered an interesting angle regarding the hit that resulted in the imposition of a $75,000 fine against Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

The league currently is selling photos of the incident involving Harrison and Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, at anywhere from $15.95 to $249.95.

Sorry, but the NFL can't have it both ways. If the league wants to legislate dirty hits out of the game, the NFL should do nothing to profit from those dirty hits.

For now, the NFL is.

http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotosto ... 321187.cfm (http://www.replayphotos.com/nflphotostore/2010-11-season-print/james-harrison-mohamed-massaquoi_321187.cfm)

I have printed/saved the page as a .pdf in case the NFL takes it off their site and tries to deny it was ever there.

I think a discussion on a national level about the NFL's money-grubbing hypocrisy, similar to the false accusations of Harrison that took place in the national media, would be very appropriate.

Does anyone know anyone in the national media to get this story out there? Or, someone at KDKA to encourage them to blast this out to the national media?

Already gone. Wow, fun when you catch someone in the act, how it looks so transparent when they try and backtrack. I can see Goodell after he pushed the nuke button (OK, I realize he actually push a button other than on his phone, but it makes for a better image) Goodell: Hmm, nothing to see here. All is well."

Not really - I've got it stored as a .pdf "in the cloud". If I stop posting all of a sudden, call Columbo or someone, because it will have been Goodell that took me out.

I'll be happy to mail it to any media member who wants to use it. Surely someone here knows someone who knows someone who could make a stink about this nationally?

BURGH86STEEL
10-20-2010, 11:16 AM
In fairness, it was stated that those photos are sold by a 3rd party.

Why do people support the NFL if they feel it is hypocritical, regressing, conspiracies abound, or any other negative language used to describe the league? If I were disgruntled to the point that some appear to be around here, i'd give up watching the NFL.

ghettoscott
10-20-2010, 11:21 AM
They were talking about it on the Dan Patrick show this morning, their poll question of the day was whether one thought the nfl was being hypocritical by selling these photos. photos disappeared real quick.....

SanAntonioSteelerFan
10-20-2010, 11:26 AM
Ghetto - Sunday's game is on regular TV in San Antonio according to the other post today viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14175 (http://www.planetsteelers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14175) -

"The Dolphins will sleep with the fishes - wearing STEEL overcoats". :D

SanAntonioSteelerFan
10-20-2010, 11:32 AM
In fairness, it was stated that those photos are sold by a 3rd party.

Why do people support the NFL if they feel it is hypocritical, regressing, conspiracies abound, or any other negative language used to describe the league? If I were disgruntled to the point that some appear to be around here, i'd give up watching the NFL.

I can't speak for others, but in my mind the NFL is rapidly becoming non-synonymous (is that a word? ... help please, English majors!) with football itself. It's more like the NFL is just another Coca Cola, or IBM - a pure profit-driven corporation, only incidentally connected to the game of football.

I guess in a sense it's always been about profits, it just seems lately that there has been a significant divergence between the profit aspect and the game itself.

18 games? ... great! Moralize about hard hits/player safety ... of course! Make money from a photo of a hard Harrison hit? ... fantastic!

ghettoscott
10-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Ghetto - Sunday's game is on regular TV in San Antonio according to the other post today -

"The Dolphins will sleep with the fishes - wearing STEEL overcoats". :D

it's about time! i have been waiting for a game on regular tv.....going to Lion and Rose has been hurting the wallet! Thanks SASF!

ghettoscott
10-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Ray Anderson was just on the DP show...what an effin d-bag.

focosteeler
10-20-2010, 12:17 PM
there is also this... http://www.nflshop.com/product/index.js ... Id=2974245 (http://www.nflshop.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2974245) Moment of Impact havent seen it but by reading some of the reviews it sounds like it is just a highlight reel of the hits from this weekend....minus the meriweather hits. still available on nflshop.com

SanAntonioSteelerFan
10-20-2010, 12:19 PM
there is also this... http://www.nflshop.com/product/index.js ... Id=2974245 (http://www.nflshop.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2974245) Moment of Impact havent seen it but by reading some of the reviews it sounds like it is just a highlight reel of the hits from this weekend....minus the meriweather hits. still available on nflshop.com

Maybe someone should send this to KDKA also. They seem to be the logical ones to bring this to the national level.

focosteeler
10-20-2010, 03:26 PM
AHAAAA!!! mark schlereth called them out on it!! :Clap :Bow

ColumbusSteelerFan
10-20-2010, 03:35 PM
Hope you ordered your prints while you could:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10293/1096658-66.stm


NFL stops selling photos of Harrison's illegal hit
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has taken down photos that were for sale of illegal hits that earned players large fines.

The league said Wednesday an outside vendor used an automated process to post pictures online for fans to buy, but the system would be changed to ensure photos of illegal hits were not available.

Three defensive players were fined at least $50,000 each Tuesday after a series of violent hits in Sunday's games raised concerns that the NFL's disciplinary policy wasn't doing enough to prevent head injuries. The league now plans to start suspending players for particularly dangerous hits.

Steelers linebacker James Harrison, fined $75,000, criticized the photos' presence in a radio interview Wednesday morning, saying "I guess they want to get their money on the front end and the back end."

The NFL says: "We regret the mistake."



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10293/10 ... z12vggkjsk (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10293/1096658-66.stm#ixzz12vggkjsk)

Yeah, sure you regret it. :roll:

RuthlessBurgher
10-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Yeah, sure you regret it. :roll:

Yeah, they regret that people are calling them out for their hypocrisy.

http://product.images.fansedge.com/44-31/44-31609-P.jpg

focosteeler
10-20-2010, 03:52 PM
Yeah, sure you regret it. :roll:

Yeah, they regret that people are calling them out for their hypocrisy.

http://product.images.fansedge.com/44-31/44-31609-P.jpg

now they pulled the video...this is getting amusing

D Rock
10-20-2010, 07:16 PM
I just saw this on ESPN...it's out there!

Discipline of Steel
10-20-2010, 07:38 PM
Come on people....

Take the Power back!

(Rage Against the Machine)

Speak out and let them know this is OUR league! We dont want the new rule and the only player (former) who does is Rodney Harrison so someone can join him in his solitary, eternal doghouse.