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Should Sanders Stay or Go? The Steelers Are On The Clock

Written By: Steve Kimble Emmanuel Sanders signed an offer sheet with the New England Patriots. It has been reported that it is a one-year offer worth 2.5 million. The Steelers could easily match this offer. The question now becomes will the Steelers match the offer? The Steelers now have until Sunday to decide if Sanders [...]...

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Emmanuel Sanders fined $15K for faking injury to stop clock (Video)


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On Friday, the NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders $ 15,000 (and fined the team $ 35,000) for faking an injury to stop the clock during a game in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

It happened in the fourth quarter with just under 6 minutes left in the game. Video of the incident clearly shows Sanders standing in the ...

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2012 NFL Draft Open Thread Part II: Clock Starts Ticking


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With about 90 minutes remaining, final draft speculation flies around as some people file into their respective teams and cities official draft party.

Plenty of people are unable to attend such a party, or live in a place like Baltimore or D.C., and couldn't be financially compensated well enough to ever attend such a party for the local sports collective.

The point is, we're gonna have our own fiesta right here on BTSC. I will be at Vikings Fan Friend Chuck's palatial palace in suburban Minneapolis (hoping for at least half the fun of the 10 minutes after hearing "...The Vikings select....Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State), and I'll be updating the site with comments and as much news as we can find between now and the Steelers pick at No. 24.

Leave your mark here, save it for the record, and discuss any and all things draft over the next few hours. The Steelers future may just depend on it.

Ok, probably not, but it's gonna be fun anyway.



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Colts Take Andrew Luck With the First Pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Washington Is Now On the Clock

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The excitement of the 2012 NFL Draft never was in the top pick. Maybe that's the reason the Indianapolis Colts confirmed the first overall choice will be Stanford QB Andrew Luck.

There's no rule that says the first pick has to wait until the commissioner announces everyone is waiting on their pick. Logically, that means they could skip right over it, move onto No. 2 and save 10 or so minutes at the end of the draft, right?

Oh wait, they put it on prime time for a reason.

Depending on how the NFL marketing machine sold advertising space for the 3-hour long celebration to the end of (alleged) amateurism, the highest-selling commercial slots are most likely at the beginning of the broadcast. Not so much right before the first pick, but the first commercial break they have.

The lack of intrigue with the top pick in recent years has probably deadened the value of the ad dollar in this event a little bit. It won't help any more that everyone knows Washington will select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III with pick No. 2.

It's not quite as much a sure thing as the first two picks, but Minnesota taking anyone other than USC LT Matt Kalil at No. 3 would be a shock. So with 10 minutes slotted for each pick, and one team having already confirmed the top pick, and another likely to use their 10 minutes to soak up some spotlight, the Vikings will go on the clock at approximately 8:11 p.m. ET. Call it 8:16 p.m. ET when they make their pick, putting Cleveland in the spotlight.

I'm sure most of us will skip over that part, although watching their season "highlights" from 2011 would be entertainment for everyone but Browns fans. The point is, we're looking at probably another two hours from there until Pittsburgh is up.

See? It really is hard trying to come up with a new angle for the Andrew Luck No. 1 pick story. But I pulled it off.



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BTSC Steelers Six Pack: Clock Ticking on 2011 Edition

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IX - Thankfully the Steelers will enter their second of two matchups with the Cleveland Browns in much better shape injury-wise than they were in the first meeting, as well as when the two old rivals played in October of 1964. Only LaMarr Woodley appears likely to miss the final regular season contest due to injury.

X - If there ever were a week to head out to a watering hole or elsewhere that has Sunday Ticket, this weekend qualifies. Obviously we'd like to be able to watch both the Steelers-Browns game and the Ravens-Bengals matchup concurrently. But from the look of it, not many markets outside of the direct region will see either game, as Denver's 'win-and-in' game against the Chiefs is shown in most markets across the country. Here's your NFL Week 17 TV Distribution Map.

XIII - Sports Illustrated has filed its Top NFL stories of 2011. There was the lockout, a certain Hall of Fame quarterback that unexpectedly wasn't able to play a single down, Tebow-mania....any guesses as to what made the list?

XIV - All six of the Steelers Super Bowl trophies will be on display at the Carnegie Science Center through the weekend, including on New Year's Day. Fun opportunity to check out all the hardware if you're in or around the PGH area.

XL - For the final time this year, I submitted my responses about the Steelers upcoming game to the National Football Post's Friday Football Forecast. Many thanks to them for the opportunity to contribute this season.

XLIII - Definitely sounds like Hines Ward is going to get every opportunity in the world to get to 1,000 catches this coming Sunday. He's five shy heading into the final game of the regular season.



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