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Djfan
07-15-2011, 10:25 PM
http://www.1059thex.com/pages/supergenius.html?article=8833342



Thursday, July 14, 2011
THE BLAME GAME

Hines Ward, DUI. James Harrison, off his rocker.

What has happened to the Steelers? Why has a franchise once lauded for decorum spiraled out of control?

*Head coach Mike Tomlin is too close in age to the players, and too close to the players. They don't respect (or fear) Tomlin like they did Bill Cowher.

*Art Rooney II isn't his father. Dan Rooney is mostly in Ireland, anyway, a bit more aged and feeble by the day. Artie doesn't have the same cachet, the same GRIP. James Harrison has nothing on Dan Rooney when it comes to FEAR. Dan Rooney has the entire city in his sway. Tough act to follow.

*There's no accountability in the locker room. No PROPER leaders. If James Farrior, Troy Polamalu or anyone else on that defense was a great leader, Harrison wouldn't say what he does. Harrison wouldn't be who he is. What, are Farrior and Polamalu SCARED of Harrison? If so, that's sad.

*It's just the way of the sports world. It's all going to HELL. We're enablers, because we keep pumping money into it.

What is Dan Rooney thinking? His team's once-proud reputation is in TATTERS. Is Mr. Rooney going to do anything about it, or is he just another retiree watching the wheels go 'round? Is he afraid to upstage Artie by stepping in? Does Artie have the mental and emotional wherewithal to deal with the Harrison situation?

The Steelers have lost their moral compass since Mike Tomlin and Art Rooney II took over. Can that possibly be coincidence?

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hawaiiansteel
07-16-2011, 02:43 AM
Madden's not alone...




A player's perspective on the Steelers LB sounding off.

by Matt Bowen
JULY 13, 2011

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I would go on the record any day and talk about the respect I have for Steelers LB James Harrison as a player. Without a doubt someone I would love to line up next to and even coach. One of the top players at the position.

But his recent comments in Menís Journal aimed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and some of his teammates? Thatís bad football.

Harrison's comments aimed at Roger Goodell and his own teammates don't add up from a professional standpoint.

ďUnprofessionalĒ is the first word that comes to my mind after reading his statements. To liter the Commissioner of the NFL with that type of negativity (calling him a "crook," "devil," etc.) doesnít add up, nor does it make any sense.

I understand his stance. This is a player that is without a doubt targeted by the league office for his style of play. But there is something to be said for acting like a pro in this type of situation. And that isnít it.

The second part, aimed at his own teammates, including his QB? Thatís complete garbage. No place for that in a public forum for the entre nation to see.

Here is what Harrison said about Roethlisberger on his play in Super Bowl XLV: ďďHey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field instead of asking the D to bail you out again. Or hand the ball off and stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ainít that and you know it, man; you just get paid like he does.Ē

All that does is create controversy in your own locker room that the Steelers now have to navigate through once the lockout is lifted and we are back to football. Necessary. Not at all.

Now I played for four teams during my career and those type of statements that drift from different sides of the locker room happen daily. I couldnít tell you how many times an offensive or defensive player took a shot at one another. Thatís (unfortunately) part of playing in the NFL.

Big money on the line (or a Super Bowl in this case) and emotions runs high. Iíve even seen players go at each other on the sidelines, having to be held back by teammates before a brawl broke out. It can get that intense during an NFL game. Coaches get involved too.

The point here is simple. It is one thing to take a cheap shot at Goodell during the lockout (even though I donít agree with it), which we have seen plenty of times over the last couple of months.

But to throw your own teammates under the bus is uncalled for and shows a lack of respect as a professional football player.

And I have to ask Harrison if it was worth it. Because I donít see it.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Har ... y-get.html (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Harrisons-comments-as-unprofessional-as-they-get.html)

Djfan
07-16-2011, 09:54 AM
Hey HS, the difference as I see it is that the author of your article spoke about his perception of Harrison's professionalism, or lack of it.

Madden tried to make Tomlin and Rooney the younger look like dumb captains of an out of control ship.

Big difference.

Flasteel
07-16-2011, 11:51 AM
Hey HS, the difference as I see it is that the author of your article spoke about his perception of Harrison's professionalism, or lack of it.

Madden tried to make Tomlin and Rooney the younger look like dumb captains of an out of control ship.

Big difference.

I agree DJ...huge difference. As a matter of fact, Madden's article was one of the most poorly-constructed pieces of trash I've ever read from anyone who professionally covers sports. Calling Dan Rooney feeble and constantly mocking AR2 as Artie almost seems to be career suicide in that town. Implying that there exists a lack of morality on the team because of AR2 and Mike Tomlin? Calling out the entire team and saying there are no PROPER leaders? Wow...I think this guy is off his rocker as much, if not more so than Harrison. I don't know if Madden even uses his press pass to go to games or interview players in the locker room, but I wonder what type of reception he'll get now.

Madden is nothing more than a slob who craves controversy as much as he does the cream-filled center of his main diet staple. However, he and everyone else who is lining up to criticize Harrison - and the team for that matter - have a very valid point. It's embarrassing and there should a very strong in-house response for both Ward and Harrison.

pittpete
07-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Madden belongs in an old age home.
Its Tomlin and Rooneys fault that Harrison speaks his mind during an NFL lockout and Hines cant take a fn cab home.....
Yes, everyone needs to be so politically correct now a days :roll: :roll:

D Rock
07-16-2011, 12:14 PM
It can't be career suicide if you don't actually have a respectable career. No one really cares about the guy, and most people I've talked to turn him off whenever his show starts.

Sure he gets paid to do his thing...but it's not a real career that can be killed. He's just a sideshow.

RuthlessBurgher
07-16-2011, 12:18 PM
Madden is nothing more than a slob who craves controversy as much as he does the cream-filled center of his main diet staple.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :Clap :Clap :Clap

JTP53609
07-16-2011, 01:00 PM
whatever, I still dont get how so many people are in starstruck with harrison and look up to him as some kind hero, but hey different strokes for different folks

RuthlessBurgher
07-16-2011, 01:42 PM
whatever, I still dont get how so many people are in starstruck with harrison and look up to him as some kind hero, but hey different strokes for different folks

Starstruck? Hero? James is an outside linebacker. And a d@mn good one at that. Brutal, in fact. In order to be a true bad@$$ at this elite level, you have to be just a bit off center...just a little unstable. He doesn't hold anything back on the football field, so why should we expect him to hold anything back when a report has a pen and pad in front of him? I'm not in awe of him as a person (but then again, I've never been smitten with any athletes...just interested in how well they perform on the field of play).

This stuff is simply being overblown right now because we are in the midst of the lockout and there is no other football news to grasp onto at the moment (plus, it didn't help that this stuff got out during baseball's All Star break...the only time during the sports year where there are multiple days in which no actual games among the 4 major sports are taking place...no baseball, no football, no basketball, no hockey) so every sports media outlet latched onto this story and milked it for all it's worth.

feltdizz
07-16-2011, 06:35 PM
whatever, I still dont get how so many people are in starstruck with harrison and look up to him as some kind hero, but hey different strokes for different folks
DPOTY... Longest INT/TD in SB history. Game changing sacks. Crushing hits on players... Won multiple games with strip sacks while being held on damn near every play.... All after being cut a few times.

Yeah I see no reason why people are star struck by the guy.

WTF?

Ozey74
07-17-2011, 08:24 PM
Madden is nothing more than a slob who craves controversy as much as he does the cream-filled center of his main diet staple.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :Clap :Clap :Clap


I bet you could add porn to your list.

JTP53609
07-18-2011, 07:20 PM
whatever, I still dont get how so many people are in starstruck with harrison and look up to him as some kind hero, but hey different strokes for different folks
DPOTY... Longest INT/TD in SB history. Game changing sacks. Crushing hits on players... Won multiple games with strip sacks while being held on damn near every play.... All after being cut a few times.

Yeah I see no reason why people are star struck by the guy.

WTF?

I mean that it seems that alot of steelers fans are so enamored by harrison that the way they speak about him is like a 10 year old elementar kids gushing over their favorite player to their friends. Its just my observation, so take it for what its worth, Im just a phys ed teacher/coach.

hawaiiansteel
07-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Monday Madden: An embarrassment for Pittsburgh

Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011
By Mark Madden Times Sports Correspondent

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/timesonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/ba/4ba5753a-a62b-55bf-995f-75d4d94a60d7/4e235b66b6113.preview-300.jpg

Thanks to the NFL lockout, the James Harrison insanity won't have a conclusion for days.

We'll be rehashing it a bit longer. Hines Ward owes Harrison a drink.

Just don't drive after.

Some feel Harrison is beyond punishment because he conducted his maniacal interview with Men's Journal during a work stoppage. I disagree. Harrison has an active, binding contract with the Steelers. When the NFL resumes, Harrison has the same job, in the same place, he previously had.

Harrison will likely be fined a substantial amount, perhaps six figures, for his homophobic slur. The NBA set that precedent with Kobe Bryant. That's a serious offense, and causes problems with powerful special interest groups.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell won't take further action. He won't want to be seen as indulging a grudge. Disciplining Harrison for his gay remark is safe. No one besides Harrison will gripe. Goodell will be universally backed.

The Steelers should punish, too. Harrison should be suspended for a game. Yes, I know the Steelers open at Baltimore. Winning should be the first priority, but it can't be the only priority. It can't erase concepts like decency and humanity. At what point have you sold your soul?

The ultimate upshot comes following the season, when LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons get long-term, big-money deals and Harrison gets ditched. Harrison is 33. He faded at the end of each of the last two seasons. He had just one tackle in the Super Bowl, a game he blamed Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall for losing.

I can't believe the Rooneys aren't tired of Harrison's act. Harrison has helped shred the Steelers' reputation.

If Harrison gets fined or suspended, maybe he'll again threaten to retire. Good. Let him quit. Would anyone chase after Harrison at this point?

This isn't a freedom of speech issue. Harrison can say what he likes. His employers can react as they like.

Harrison's apology/clarification? I don't believe a word of it. I don't believe he wrote a word of it.

I don't know Harrison. Don't want to. If Harrison enjoys scaring people, mission accomplished. His resume:

*Proven domestic abuser.

*Almost fed his son to his pit bull. An accident, sure, but I doubt Harrison is father of the year.

*Homophobe.

*Bad teammate. Points fingers and whines.

*Gets penalized a lot of yards.

*Posed with guns for Men's Journal.

*Believes might makes right. Turns everything into a matter of who's toughest.
Those are Harrison's bad qualities. Can anybody list his good qualities? Does he have any beyond football ability?

Harrison's comments in Men's Journal are indefensible. Harrison is indefensible. He has no redeeming social value. He's a bully and a sociopath. If he couldn't play football, nobody would want him around. If he couldn't play football, he'd probably be in prison.

Someday he might be.

Some call Harrison an outlaw. He's not. He's a jerk. There's no way to glamorize Harrison.

Why do the Steelers insist on unleashing Harrison on this city? He hits women, poses with guns, buries his teammates, uses homophobic words and has zero respect for authority or anyone besides himself. That guy wears the legendary Steelers uniform. He represents Pittsburgh. He represents you.

Aren't you embarrassed? I am.

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Djfan
07-21-2011, 10:07 AM
Mark Madden is a hater. Always has been.

RuthlessBurgher
07-21-2011, 10:12 AM
Aren't you embarrassed? I am.


If I looked like the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons, I'd be embarrassed too. :lol:

http://steelerfury.com/images/ttotm.jpg

Flasteel
07-21-2011, 11:20 AM
Aren't you embarrassed? I am.


If I looked like the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons, I'd be embarrassed too. :lol:

http://steelerfury.com/images/ttotm.jpg

That's friggin' awesome! :lol: :lol: :lol: :Bow

Touche`

This is almost screaming for a Mark Madden Photoshop contest.

Captain Lemming
07-24-2011, 02:40 PM
*Believes might makes right. Turns everything into a matter of who's toughest.
Those are Harrison's bad qualities. Can anybody list his good qualities? Does he have any beyond football ability?

*Believes might makes right. Turns everything into a matter of who's toughest."

Actually......great qualities.....FOR AN NFL LINEBACKER.

"Does he have good qualities beyond his football ability?"

I don't know and don't care. When I want to see life examples to emulate, I look at the Bible not NFL players.

hawaiiansteel
08-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Both Sides Of The SAME OLD STORY

By Mark Madden
Friday, August 05, 2011


Yesterday's show featured much criticism of Ryan Clark for his low-rent tiff with ESPN 970's Joe Bendel, and of James Harrison for being James Harrison, a man with zero redeeming value outside of football ability.

Realize, though, that jerks like Clark and Harrison do not represent the majority of the Steelers, or the majority of NFL players. A plethora of good citizens mostly comprise the local club, men like Troy Polamalu, James Farrior, Brett Keisel, Chris Hoke, Larry Foote...the list goes on and on.

But men like Clark and Harrison have become representative of the Steelers, and the NFL, because they WON'T SHUT UP. Visibility rules (drools).

The wretched media's got to carry a bit of the blame. Nothing attracts attention like the sound of a jackass braying. When it comes to sexy quotes, idiots are go-to guys. Nobody wants to read (or hear) vanilla.

But the majority of fingers must be pointed at the perpetrators of idiocy themselves. Clark is AMAZING. He chided Bendel because, Clark said, Bendel couldn't con him into spewing stupidity. Then, by way of gloating, Clark SPEWED STUPIDITY: "You gonna jump on me? You gonna jump on me? You gonna jump on me?" SHUT THE **** UP.

Clark and Harrison seem to hate the media. So they should do themselves a favor: DON'T TALK TO THE MEDIA.

Clark and Harrison give good quote, but so what? The media would benefit by avoiding the jousts with Clark, and the stares from Harrison. Clark and Harrison would get that much less recognition, but isn't that price worth paying if it means not dealing with people they don't respect?

So, don't talk to the media. What you say is less than insignificant. You're jocks, not Malcolm X. The world little notes, nor long remembers.

Harrison might embrace this notion. Clark, not so much. Clark is an attention junkie on a level with Hines Ward. Clark's so addicted, he might start tying himself off with a microphone cord. Interviews give him a chance to be condescending and (he thinks) clever. Clark loves to hear himself blab.

Clark also gets paid by Brand X to talk on the radio. Are those few extra bucks worth fraternizing with people he feels are beneath him? But you know how it is with prostitutes: The second trick is a lot easier.

In the middle of yesterday's foolishness, I actually thought: IT MIGHT BE FUN TO JUST TALK ABOUT FOOTBALL. Just a fleeting notion.

But it's difficult to ignore the off-the-field crap. That's the point. Clark, Harrison and their ilk EMBARRASS THE STEELERS. They FORCE the conversation AWAY FROM FOOTBALL. How do you think Polamalu felt when he witnessed the Clark/Bendel fiasco? How did Farrior react?

It's not up to the media to ignore lunacy, to do PR for the Steelers. Let the Steelers do their own PR. They need to muzzle their malcontents.

If Dan Rooney and Mike Tomlin won't get a grip, the players should. But Clark and Harrison are AMONG THE PERCEIVED LEADERS. Yikes.

How hard is it to love these guys sometimes? Seriously, how do you do it?

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