View Full Version : Trib: Steelers concede title belt to Packers' Rodgers

01-28-2011, 03:03 AM

by Mark Kaboly

Some defenders around the NFL haven't been particularly thrilled with quarterback Aaron Rodgers' celebration after touchdowns: a pronounced strapping of an invisible championship belt around his waist.

The Steelers aren't part of that group. In fact, they appreciate the Green Bay standout's gyration, which mimics that of former Philadelphia receiver Freddie Mitchell.

"I like seeing that," cornerback Ike Taylor said. "I like all that. He does that with some umph in it, and that's what I like. I might take it from (him) next year."

Cornerback William Gay also is a fan.

"That's exciting for the game," he said. "That puts excitement on TV. We are in the entertainment business. That's no disrespect to us. That is just something he does, and if you make a play, you can do what you want to do."

Taylor and Gay have their own celebrations. Taylor is known for his "Face Me Ike" action of an open hand gyrating across his face, while Gay imitated rapper Lil Jon's "Yeaaah!" scream during the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII victory parade.

"I kind of like (Rodgers') celebration," linebacker James Farrior said. "We always say when we go against guys like that do stuff like that, don't let them score."

The Steelers had an up-close view of Rodgers' title belt last season. During the Steelers' 37-36 victory, Rodgers did the celebration after rushing for a touchdown.

"Yeah," Taylor said, "but who won the game?"

The Steelers had a dress rehearsal Thursday ... sort of. Members of the offense and defense shot promos in their uniforms that will air during the Super Bowl. The players involved were Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley and Troy Polamalu, among others.

Safety Will Allen (knee), cornerback Bryant McFadden (abdomen), Polamalu (Achilles), center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and tackle Jonathan Scott (ribs) didn't practice. Defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) was limited.

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01-28-2011, 07:56 AM
I think it is one of the gayest things I have seen an NFL player do, next to Mendy humping Ben after the AFCC game.

01-28-2011, 09:51 AM
I honestly thought it was supposed to be a gunbelt :oops:

01-28-2011, 09:58 AM
He can have the belt, we'll take the trophy.


01-28-2011, 10:06 AM
The stupid move makes it hard for me to stomach Rodgers. Dumbest thing I've ever seen.

01-28-2011, 10:11 AM
We have two guys named Troy Polamalu?

01-28-2011, 11:18 AM
We have two guys named Troy Polamalu?

The magic of cloning...Polamolecules, dude!


01-28-2011, 11:22 AM
Good point. Actually, the article is somewhat vague regarding how many Troy Polamalus we have because the sentence finishes with 'among others'. There's no telling how many of those others are also Troy Polamalu.