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    Todd Haley: An Appreciation

    The best thing I’ve read all day:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/s...s/201801170190
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+€# up and wear it.

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    I wish people would/could leave politics out of a Steelers Football Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
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    If you have an iPhone, go to private browsing and you can read it...if you are using Google, go to incognito mode...
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+€# up and wear it.

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    Also, I look for Haley to go back to the Jets...they just canned John Morton at about the same time Tomlin made the announcement about Haley...
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+€# up and wear it.

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    Hate the Iphone....Incognito worked thanks
    I wish people would/could leave politics out of a Steelers Football Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    Hate the Iphone....Incognito worked thanks
    Anytime! I’m a cheapass and I hate paying for online subscriptions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Anytime! I’m a cheapass and I hate paying for online subscriptions...
    Why pay if you don't have to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    If you have an iPhone, go to private browsing and you can read it...if you are using Google, go to incognito mode...
    At work, we can unfortunately only use Internet Explorer (Google Chrome is not an option because we are not authorized to download and install any new programs). You could cut and paste the article contents for everyone to read here instead of just cutting and pasting the link that some can use and some cannot. Just a thought.
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    But of course...

    Todd Haley: An appreciation
    Todd Haley is hopping into his Camaro and riding off into the sunset, and if you were to search for folks who are happy about it, it wouldn’t take long.
    Maybe it’d only take a look in the mirror. Maybe you’re typing this at a desk directly above a certain North Shore bar. Maybe you’re Ben Roethlisberger.
    Personally, though, it’s a tragic development — because as a #content #creator for the local newspaper, Haley was gold. He was too pure for this world. We didn’t deserve him, and unless the Steelers decide, at long last, to replace him with Snoop Dogg, my life got a little worse on Wednesday afternoon.
    FAREWELL COACH TODD pic.twitter.com/l1Lzwdsxo5 (https://t.co/l1Lzwdsxo5)
    — Sean Gentille (@seangentille) January 17, 2018 (https://twitter.com/seangentille/status/953679812593442816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)
    Joe Starkey alluded to as much after the regular season. The old newshound had OD’d on documentaries about ‘70s-era baseball circuses like the Yankees and A’s, and got hit with a pang of jealousy (http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/joe-starkey/2017/12/30/steelers-2017-season-antonio-brown-injury-james-harrison-patriots-al-riveron/stories/201712300031):


    What was it like covering a team where everything was raw and real, where players and coaches spoke their minds, consequences be damned?
    And then it occurred to me: I do cover a team like that.
    The Steelers are like that.
    Indeed. That, by the way, was published on Dec. 30. A little more than 24 hours later, Haley was escorted from the aforementioned Tequila Cowboy — not his fault, police said — and summarily broke his pelvis. There are a couple mini-stairs out front. The weather wasn’t great. Who knows, really?
    But at the risk of beating a mechanical bull to death: That is not a normal thing. Todd Haley, A. one of the few most recognizable people in this town and B. a 50-year-old man, was C. spending his New Year’s Eve D. 1,000 feet from his office E. in a spot that captures the aesthetic of Toby Keith and Kid Rock funneling Red Bull and Adderall until they throw up on the bar at an airport Chili’s.
    It’s hilarious. It’s insane. It’s everything I’ve ever hoped to cover in sports, and I say — with utmost sincerity — that I’m grateful to Haley for bringing it into my life. I’ll never forget it, or him. All you can do when you have a job like this is hope the people you cover do interesting, possibly insane, ultimately harmless things.
    Haley was a major component of the best example of that I’ve yet experienced. In that way, he saved his best for last.


    Sure, he and his wife were accused of defacing (http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2013/10/08/Steelers-coach-accused-of-defacing-rental-home/stories/201310080022) their Upper St. Clair rental home in October 2013. Sure, he autographed a napkin (https://deadspin.com/todd-haley-autographs-a-bar-napkin-chiefs-suck-1294253164) with “CHIEFS SUCK” at a hotel bar a month before that. Sure, his quarterback couldn’t resist taking passive-aggressive potshots at him on the radio. Sure, his star wide receiver freaked out on him with some amount of regularity. Sure, Snoop Dogg spent most of the fall of 2014 raging against him in profane Instagram posts. Sure, he loved bubble screens and hated quarterback sneaks enough to drive a relevant portion of the fanbase to insanity.
    And sure, Haley extended Roethlisberger’s career and presided over an offense that, in his last four seasons, finished lower than third in the NFL exactly once. If you’re a person who’s sad Haley is gone, there’s a good chance that’s your reason. It just isn’t mine.
    So, wherever Haley ends up, here’s hoping there’s a huge, loud, cartoonishly dumb, centrally located bar for him to enjoy. He deserves it.
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+€# up and wear it.

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