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Rodney Harrison Has Favre Fatigue

Like many NFL fans and observers, former Chargers and Patriots safety Rodney Harrison is getting sick of Brett Favre.
And Harrison made his position known during a Wednesday appearance on The Dan Patrick Show.
“From the player’s I’ve talked to, a lot of them seem to think Brett Favre is pretty selfish,” Harrison said.  “Each and every offseason bringing so much attention to himself.  It’s just really a disappointment to hear that time and time again.
“If you’ve been in the league 13, 14, 15 years or so you know if you want to play.  The circus shouldn’t have to go on for three to four years.  It’s just a disappointment.  Then the media they’re just so caught up and in love with Brett Favre covering this whole thing.  It’s ridiculous because a lot of guys are doing good, positive things in the National Football League and those keep things keep getting overlooked.”
Though we’re having trouble getting the official PFT Commodore 64 to play the audio of Harrison’s appearance, a reader told us that Harrison also said that he’d prefer playing against Favre than having him for a teammate, because Favre can be counted on to throw four or five balls per game that the secondary has a shot at intercepting.  (Harrison also would have a better chance to blow out Favre’s knee, given the whole “red jersey” thing in practice.)
Though we tend to agree with Harrison, when else has an elite player who still has gas in the tank positioned himself to play for one of the chief rivals of the team with which he became a living legend?
It’s virtually unprecedented in the NFL.  (It might be unprecedented in other pro sports — we don’t know because we don’t pay attention to any of them.  Except hockey.  In May.)
The fact that there’s a three-ring circus quality to the story has caused many to overlook the basic fact that the story is damn compelling, and that Favre playing for the Vikings will make the 2009 season even more intriguing. 

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  1. packerswin says: Jun 24, 2009 3:14 PM

    Did you wet yourself when the Pens won the Cup, Florio?

  2. Tempus fugit says: Jun 24, 2009 3:14 PM

    Remember Harrison is now outside football and looking for ways to get attention himself. He is now part of the media that is driving all of the good and bad pub Favres is getting. Most of it seems bad. This site and many other faithfully report on every development, whether it is speculation or not, and then hammer Favre for being a media hound.
    Reporters and lawyers are one and the same.

  3. chcgokoala says: Jun 24, 2009 3:15 PM

    I like the cut of Harrison’s jib.

  4. mdfrankie says: Jun 24, 2009 3:18 PM

    Brett has to keep playing because the rest of his hillbilly family can’t seem to hold down a job. You would think that that lazy ass Scott could at least mow Brett’s lawn.

  5. StAndrew26 says: Jun 24, 2009 3:18 PM

    Well…it does have a Roger Clemens-esque feel.

  6. mforte22 says: Jun 24, 2009 3:18 PM

    Haha Florio I love how you admit and take pride in not giving a shit about other sports. Unlike these “expert” wankers who pretend to know everything about everything. FOOTBALL.

  7. Wrathchild says: Jun 24, 2009 3:19 PM

    Florio, you’re the only one who DOESN’T have Favre fatigue.

  8. Mike Diomedia says: Jun 24, 2009 3:21 PM

    I seriously have been enjoying Bengals news more than Favre news.
    How difficult would it be for the media to get out there any talk to players who aren’t divas? I would absolutely love to read stories about the modern NFL versus 10 years ago from veterans, or the evolution of the defensive line, or what the real difference between the 4-3 and 3-4 are, or about the spread offense. This is the stuff that’s changing football, but all anyone wants to talk about is a washed up Wrangler salesman whose legend has always been bigger than his game. It’s a shame we never hear about football, just all this crap.

  9. slizz says: Jun 24, 2009 3:22 PM

    See Damon, Johnny…

  10. Kotite says: Jun 24, 2009 3:24 PM

    Rodney Harrison is a turd. Newsflash.. Everybody’s sick of the Favre thing. These comments are like most of the hits in his playing career.. late.

  11. 2nd_stringer says: Jun 24, 2009 3:24 PM

    Good luck trying to get work with ESPN now, Rodney.

  12. mrmagoo says: Jun 24, 2009 3:26 PM

    That’s just a HGH hangover.

  13. DaveW says: Jun 24, 2009 3:26 PM

    You forget that Harrison isn’t a member of the media. Compelling is a descriptor you use…not the rest of us.
    That’s not to say that it wasn’t at one point. Oversaturation is definitely the reason here.

  14. minnesotaobese says: Jun 24, 2009 3:32 PM

    Sounds like Harrison is having HGH withdrawls..

  15. unclaimedfright says: Jun 24, 2009 3:32 PM

    Harrison needs a way to get attention, and he can’t do it with dirty hits on receivers anymore – so he’s stirring the pot. Who cares?

  16. bigstretch says: Jun 24, 2009 3:33 PM

    i like how you sat the story is compelling….
    ahh i may be wrong but for something to be compelling shouldn’t there be actual news to report, not rumors and speculation.
    what exactly has been reported this offseason.
    1. brett favre will unretire ….. again.
    2. brett favre had surgery so he could unretire
    3. brett favre will unretire to get back at the packers.
    i just covered the entire 100 entry compelling brett favre news in 3 sentences….
    PFT please get off Favre’s jock until there is something “new” to report in the news.

  17. Devils Advocate says: Jun 24, 2009 3:33 PM

    Rodney is right ON! Favre is all about himself and completely overated and we are sick and tired of hearing about him.

  18. We_Miss_You_Dan says: Jun 24, 2009 3:34 PM

    Commodore 64! Awesome! Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar! Man, does that bring back memories.

  19. tiseth says: Jun 24, 2009 3:34 PM

    I do not know why everybody gets their shorts in a knot over Favre making a decision. If all the great insiders would quit guessing and the reporters quit writing about him nobody would know or care. It is not a big story anymore.

  20. pats suck says: Jun 24, 2009 3:35 PM

    If these comments came from someone other than an admitted HGH user, they might actually matter.

  21. bavanlan says: Jun 24, 2009 3:36 PM

    “when else has an elite player who still has gas in the tank positioned himself to play for one of the chief rivals of the team with which he became a living legend?”
    Adam Vinatieri.

  22. desides says: Jun 24, 2009 3:39 PM

    “the story is damn compelling”
    No, it’s not. A drama queen over-the-hill QB who wants to get revenge on the GM who made the correct and long overdue decision to go younger at QB is compelling? Whatever.
    “Favre playing for the Vikings will make the 2009 season even more intriguing.”
    No, it won’t. It will overshadow and force to the margin other, more exciting developments. You know, like which teams are winning games.

  23. Scientific says: Jun 24, 2009 3:40 PM

    @2nd_stringer – Rodney’s already signed with NBC as an analyst. I don’t think he cares.

  24. Bob_Nelson says: Jun 24, 2009 3:41 PM

    Funny that anything else he said would not get noticed.
    So he joins in on a Favre story and complains about all the Favre stories.
    Meanwhile Brett has avoided the press except for the Joe Buck interview and a local television station.
    Brett is the only guy who can stay at home, not seen in public for months, and get more press speculation than the President.
    Harrison if he is jealous of Favre should not be contributing another Favre mentioning story with not substance.

  25. drew says: Jun 24, 2009 3:43 PM

    Johnny Damon wasn’t on the verge of retiring when he joined the Yankees. Nor did anyone care.
    Brett Favre wants to play for the Vikings, just to stick it to Ted Thompson. Favre may offer the illusion that he’s playing for the love of the game and a Super Bowl run, but he wants to be the Packers twice most importantly.
    While the story may be compelling, does it have to consume everything?
    I don’t like Rodney Harrison any more or less than Favre (with is not a lot), but I do agree with him. And I also agree with PFT’s perspective of “compelling news”. The problem is, this is the first time in 4 years of Brett Favre pondering retirement that it has been compelling.
    Some can debate that last year was compelling, but it I disagree. Last year was the same old song and dance, except the Packers had the balls to trade Favre (albeit out of conference). It would have been better to see the Pack trade Favre to the Vikings for some draft choices, even if it meant seeing Brett twice (or potentially 4 times). You have to wonder, if Favre were a Viking last season, would he be around this season?

  26. Lead_Farmer says: Jun 24, 2009 3:45 PM

    Favre will play for another decade, and deliver Super Bowl win after Super Bowl win for the Vikings. He will then, fade off into the sunset and solve the conflicts in the Middle East. After he is done with that, he’ll go to college for a year to learn up on cancer research. The night of his graduation, he will develop a cure for cancer.
    Both political parties will beg him to run for president, but he declines. Instead, he gets right to work with Al Gore to solve the problem of global climate change. Following this victory over the effects of global pollution, bring him to his sixty-seventh birthday.
    After being named a saint by the Vatican, he gets to work on an age-reversal machine. At age seventy, Favre is its first test subject. The process works and he emerges from the machine twenty-one years old. Favre gets drafted by his childhood team, the New Orleans Saints.
    This is followed, however, by horrible tragedy as every single member of the media’s head explodes at once out of pure, unadulterated excitement.

  27. Stone says: Jun 24, 2009 3:48 PM

    Not really. The only people that will be interested in Favre returning are Vikings fans, Packers fans twice a year, and the media. I think pretty much everyone else is on the same page as Harrison. Brett Fave is no longer relevant to the League because he doesn’t have any more value than one season’s worth. This will most likely end up being his final year and only one with the Vikings, so who cares anymore about him? He might as well already be retired as much as I care.

  28. Devils Advocate says: Jun 24, 2009 3:57 PM

    2nd_stringer says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    hey guy no wonder your on the bench!
    Rodney has already been hired by NBC and you will be seeing him every Sunday night.

  29. afiresnake says: Jun 24, 2009 4:05 PM

    Don’t know. I don’t think his behavior necessarily translates into “selfishness”. I think he is just a small kid, with great love for the game, probably a bit “naive” … I don’t think this is intentionally to get his name into the news. I think big part of it is simply willing to be the best, and the need to prove that. And last year he wasn’t allowed that (shame on the Packers). The criticism about the last four games last year probably fueled his unretirement, so it is in fact the press to blame.
    Rice played for the Raiders. Did that tarnish his legacy (other than the 49ers haven’t retired his number)? He is still one of the greatest of all time, and the greatest ever to wear red and gold.
    And look at Moss. Almost anybody said he was done when with the Raiders, locker room cancer et al. Almost anybody was wrong “guessing” why he did what he did. Same with Favre.
    Shut up about the Favre crap, let him play. He will make Ted Thompson eat his words, and after that, ride into the sunset.

  30. rgott28 says: Jun 24, 2009 4:19 PM

    Ok, Rodney Harrison is a piece if shit period. Most of the Drama surrounding Farve was not created by him. I read an early comment that mentioned Harrison being jealous, that is 100% true. As far as Farve being washed up, that remains to be seen. He wasn’t horrible last year and he played hurt. As far as him being overrated, again not true, the numbers don’t lie. He’s also played in a couple super bowls, and has had numerous recievers doing it. So I wouldn’t call him overrated. The way that this man plays the game is how football players should play, with guts, passion, and intensity. This is a QB that will block for his HB’s when needed, does any other QB do that anymore? This man has never missed a start. With Farve at QB you are never truly out of a game. That’s what he brings to the table, and that’s why even though I’m a Redskin fan, I hope this guy comes back and has a great season. To shut all of you doubters up. He’s still got it. Oh and he doesn’t use PED’s, imagine that.

  31. Tippett08 says: Jun 24, 2009 4:20 PM

    If Favre’s intentions were noble, he wouldn’t be going out of his way to play for this old team’s rival. He is just a bitter man, IMO.

  32. hayward giablommi says: Jun 24, 2009 4:26 PM

    @ mrmagoo
    Steeler fan calling out others for steroid/HGH use= pot calling kettle black.
    .

  33. Fan_of_Football says: Jun 24, 2009 4:27 PM

    Let’s see, you and others report what every John, Dick, and Harry says about BF and then blame him for the media saturation? Where do you think this saturation is coming from? YOU

  34. jjared1101 says: Jun 24, 2009 4:27 PM

    I’m not a fan of any team in the NFC North or even a Brett Favre fan for that matter, but I think people who are complaining about him coming back are doing so just to complain. In all fairness, the guy, whether he has retired or not, has still yet to miss a regular season start in i don’t know how many years. And if he wasn’t a good QB, I would think that the level of interest in him would not be as high from other teams (Tampa Bay, Minnesota, New York last year). So in reality, he’s a very good veteran QB who still enjoys the game. Jeff Garcia is 39 years old, but you don’t hear people saying he needs to retire. It’s a media made sensation, and Favre is pressured in to answering retirement questions the moment his season ends. Just because he doesn’t have an answer for people, doesn’t mean he’s a media whore. The man has a right to change his mind, and his legacy, 20 years from now, will not be tarnished by any of this. He’s still a first ballot hall of famer, he still holds records in numerous categories, and he’s still a wanted man by other NFL teams. I’m tired of hearing about Brett’s every move as well, but you can hardly blame Brett for what’s reported on him and his every move.

  35. pats haters suck says: Jun 24, 2009 4:33 PM

    @ pats suck:
    With one wrong click, I accidentally gave you a 2/5 rating instead of a 1/5.
    You still suck.

  36. Fan_of_Football says: Jun 24, 2009 4:40 PM

    Tippett08 says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    If Favre’s intentions were noble, he wouldn’t be going out of his way to play for this old team’s rival. He is just a bitter man, IMO.
    Okay, tell us who else he should try to play for that is close to being a SB team and in need of a QB.

  37. 2nd_stringer says: Jun 24, 2009 4:48 PM

    Thank you, Peanut Gallery. I’m well aware Rodney has a contract with NBC.
    It was a knock on ESPN’s man-crush on Favre, not Harrison actually looking for work.

  38. hayward giablommi says: Jun 24, 2009 4:59 PM

    @ rgott28
    Wow- I read your post, and you seem geniune, but misinformed. I really wanted to let you slide, but since you talk so much garbage about my man Harrison, I have to call you on the carpet.
    “Ok, Rodney Harrison is a piece if s**t period.”
    >Please explain.
    “Most of the Drama surrounding Farve was not created by him.”
    >Remember his tearful “I’m gonna miss the game” interview with Andrea Kremer at the end of the 2006 wk 17 GB-Chicago game? Not created by him…right. Same will he or won’t he saga for 5 years now.
    “I read an early comment that mentioned Harrison being jealous, that is 100% true.”
    >Harrison has 2 Super Bowl rings to Favre’s 1. Played in 4 to Favre’s 2. Rodney had the option to come back one more year, and chose not to. Sooooo…how is he jealous?
    “As far as Farve being washed up, that remains to be seen. He wasn’t horrible last year and he played hurt.”
    >He was godawful down the stretch last year. Epic collapse. He was as “hurt” week 17 as he was week 1. Give me a break.
    “He’s also played in a couple super bowls”
    Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer have as many Super Bowl rings as Favre does. Whoop-de-doo.
    “I wouldn’t call him overrated.”
    >Fair enough, that’s your opinion. My opinion, as it has been for the last 5 years running, is he’s the most overrated player of all time.
    “The way that this man plays the game is how football players should play, with guts, passion, and intensity.”
    >He’s a gutless choke artist who forces balls into coverage because is is intellectually incapable of taking the time to learn defenses. But he has fun, I will grant you that.
    “This is a QB that will block for his HB’s when needed, does any other QB do that anymore? ”
    >I see it all the time during the season.
    “With Farve at QB you are never truly out of a game. ”
    >Or never in the game to begin with, if he has one of his patented 4-5-6 INT games.
    “Oh and he doesn’t use PED’s, imagine that.”
    >Though he was a well know alcoholic and painkiller addict.
    Just a piece of advice. Learn to spell you idol’s name, at least. Its FAVRE, not Favre. Later.

  39. Buttwheat says: Jun 24, 2009 5:04 PM

    Who’d name their kid Rodney anyway? Nobody listens to him. Mike, keep up the good work!

  40. Devils Advocate says: Jun 24, 2009 5:10 PM

    I would like to see one of you punk ass turds call out Rodney in front of his face instead of hiding behind of your keyboard. I was on the sidelines standing right next to this dude last year in San Diego. And, yes, I have the friggin picture to prove it. He is huge and not from HGH.
    You guys would all pee your pants before you got one word out of your mouths.
    Furthermore, this is not about HGH use, which I might add he did not lie about using. He admitted it unlike MCGuire, Sosa, Palmiero and another 100 plus players. What you guys are really trying to do is protect your own dynasties legacy. Whoever it is Cowboys, Steelers it dont matter. Your just a bunch of crybaby jealous bastards and you act like babies out here and you know nothing about anything. You just keep throwing shit up the wall and see if you can get it to stick.

  41. screamingidiot says: Jun 24, 2009 5:17 PM

    The funny thing is 5 years ago the media was portraying Favre as a down to earth no ego mans man. How wrong they were. You have shamed us Ego Boy.
    GO PACK

  42. Fan_of_Football says: Jun 24, 2009 5:33 PM

    “Who’d name their kid Rodney anyway? Nobody listens to him. Mike, keep up the good work! ”
    People who were fans of Rodney King? Both used drugs, one PCP the other steroids.

  43. F00kFl0ri0 says: Jun 24, 2009 5:39 PM

    If Harrison has Favre Fatigue, he should get that taken care of. A dose or two of HGH should cure what ails him….. I hate Favre, and I hate Harrison, at least one of them wasn’t aiming for his opponents knees, or hitting them after the whistle was blown or while they were in defenseless posistions

  44. bishop23 says: Jun 24, 2009 5:42 PM

    i dont see the big deal of favre coming bac..in fact i think it willbe good for football..that minessota vs green bay game is going to be nuts..harrison is acting like favre is kicking babies when all the man is doing is just changing his mind and deciding to play a game..lighten up man

  45. Qoojo says: Jun 24, 2009 6:10 PM

    Who cares if he comes back. The only year he mattered is when he had the #1 defense by White to carry his ignorant ***, and cover for his mistakes.

  46. Slow Joe says: Jun 24, 2009 6:27 PM

    Marcus Allen playing for the KC Chiefs.

  47. Sportsavant says: Jun 24, 2009 6:37 PM

    If these comments came from someone other than pats suck, they might actually matter. In a related post…Rodney’s right though, if you’ve been in the league that long you should be able to figure this stuff out without going down this path year in and year out. I previously expressed some admiration for Favre’s career accomplishments while with the Packers but now I just want him to get his a$$ kicked good so he’ll leave the league once and for all. I don’t mean seriously hurt mind you, but just a string of bad plays that convinces him that he doesn’t have it anymore.

  48. Lead_Farmer says: Jun 24, 2009 7:03 PM

    “Who’d name their kid Rodney anyway? Nobody listens to him. Mike, keep up the good work! ”
    I’m thinking Rodney Harrison’s parents named him Rodney. Just a hunch. I could be crazy, though.
    — We’ll never forget you, Brent —

  49. king says: Jun 24, 2009 9:10 PM

    All Rodney Harrison will be know for is being the dirtiest player of his generation.

  50. ihatethejets says: Jun 24, 2009 9:21 PM

    what does rodney’s HGH suspension have to do with his credentials as a sports reporter?
    also if you actually, you know, read the article, harrison makes it very clear that his words seem to be a clear consensus amongst the league.

  51. mrmagoo says: Jun 24, 2009 9:56 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    @ mrmagoo
    Steeler fan calling out others for steroid/HGH use= pot calling kettle black.
    ______________________
    Negative Ghostrider. You’d have to post a link to where a Steeler got suspended for it. shuxion may run that out when he’s defending his alternate reality, but you should fall for it no matter how desperately you wish it to be true.
    In fact, go to google and type in Steelers HGH suspension. What you’ll get is links about Harrison’s suspension on Steeler forums. So, in summation:
    Pats fan loudly proclaiming something incorrect yet again = par for the course.

  52. stanjam says: Jun 24, 2009 9:58 PM

    bavanlan, he said “player,” not kicker! Sorry, had to.
    Love the haters on here. Harrison is just doing what he always has, and is telling it like it is. He is right on. Favre really enjoys the attention. Always has. Harrison is also correct that he would rather play against him. People like to call Favre an “elite player.” I never would. Heck, he is an average to good QB who has been in the NFL long enough to break some records. Sure, there is the TD record (throw enough balls, and some get into the end zone). He also set, at around the same time, the most interceptions ever thrown as well. Hmmm. Harrison was quite right, he CAN be counted on to throw five or so VERY intercept-able balls a game.
    So if Favre plays for the Vikings, we STILL won’t have seen an elite player playing for the rival of the team that made him, any more than Bledsoe playing for the Bills. Both were decent quarterbacks past their prime. It is just that Favre is WAY past his prime, and is hanging on to any gig he can get. Sad really.

  53. mnmaverick says: Jun 24, 2009 11:46 PM

    Sounds like someone is jealous of the attention Brett Favre is getting.
    Poooor Rodney, here’s a box of tissues… :::Sobbing…sniff, sniff:::

  54. lito says: Jun 25, 2009 1:56 AM

    Go Bret go. Your critics will watch you play.

  55. ihatethejets says: Jun 25, 2009 2:54 AM

    mrmagoo: its considered common knowledge in the NFL that many members of the steelers 1970s dynasties were on the juice. i believe there are no positive tests because they didnt test back then. either way, you’d have to be completely naive to think steroids/hgh isnt rampant in football. you think people can get to be 250 pounds of pure muscle and run that fast naturally? therefore it doesnt (in my mind) diminish the accomplishments of either those old steeler teams or rodney harrison.

  56. rew14478 says: Jun 25, 2009 3:42 AM

    You hit the nail on the head Bob_Nelson………that damn diva with his two interviews! He is crossing the line if he gives a third. Does Favre luv him some Favre? Or does the media luv THEM sum Favre?

  57. mrmagoo says: Jun 25, 2009 7:02 AM

    ihatethejets says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 2:54 am
    mrmagoo: its considered common knowledge in the NFL that many members of the steelers 1970s dynasties were on the juice. i believe there are no positive tests because they didnt test back then. either way, you’d have to be completely naive to think steroids/hgh isnt rampant in football. you think people can get to be 250 pounds of pure muscle and run that fast naturally? therefore it doesnt (in my mind) diminish the accomplishments of either those old steeler teams or rodney harrison.
    __________________________
    HGH has nothing to do with the 70’s Steelers. You’re discussing steroids. What YOU fail to recognize is that it’s common knowledge the NFL had a problem with steroids- it was not a Steelers-only issue. Lyle Alzado never played for the Steelers and here’s what he had to say before his death:
    “I started taking anabolic steroids in 1969 and never stopped. It was addicting, mentally addicting. Now I’m sick, and I’m scared. NINETY PERCENT of the athletes I know are on the stuff. We’re not born to be 300 lbs or jump 30 ft. But all the time I was taking steroids, I knew they were making me play better.”

  58. souldogdave says: Jun 25, 2009 8:42 AM

    Joe Montana was ran out of SF , took the Chiefs to the playoffs the next year.

  59. souldogdave says: Jun 25, 2009 8:45 AM

    Ahem , I repeat , Joe m

  60. souldogdave says: Jun 25, 2009 8:47 AM

    yeah , i said that already , but where is it?I guess it’s useless to try to post here):

  61. rgott28 says: Jun 25, 2009 8:52 AM

    hayward giablommi says:
    June 24th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    @ rgott28
    Wow- I read your post, and you seem geniune, but misinformed. I really wanted to let you slide, but since you talk so much garbage about my man Harrison, I have to call you on the carpet.
    So,
    You sure showed me> Umm Harrison is not the player Farve is nor does he have the notoriety that Farve got, so yes, he is jealous and he cheats. As far a Farve’s addiction went, he never really covered that up. So big difference there.
    You see QB’s block for they’re HB’s all the time? What on Xbox-live, stop fooling yourself.
    You think Farve is a gutless choke artist? Are you out of your mind, this guy plays harder than anyone on the field.
    As far as his teary goodbye a couple years ago, you think the man wanted that press conference? Are you stupid. Wait don’t answer that, I can tell by your weak rebuttal to my initial post that you haven’t had much education, nor do you actually watch football, you’re a big stat fan aren’t you?
    Thanks for not letting me off the hook bud, you gave me something to do for a few minutes this morning.

  62. hayward giablommi says: Jun 25, 2009 9:13 AM

    @ mrmagoo
    As I have stated here before, I don’t really care about the HGH issue. However, I feel compelled to point out the hypocrisy of Steelers fans knocking anyone else for steroids/HGH. And Jim Haslett DOES seem to believe that the Steelers were the ones who started the steroid trend and that they gained an advantage in that era.
    I am not going to hang asterisks next to any of the Super Bowls. Again, I frankly don’t really care. But you should think twice before knocking other players for doing what gained your team in the 70’s was identified with.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/8322840
    “New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett says he used steroids when he starred as a linebacker in the early 1980s, and claims the Pittsburgh Steelers’ use of the drugs during Super Bowl championship seasons in the 1970s brought steroids into vogue around the NFL. ”
    “It started, really, in Pittsburgh. They got an advantage on a lot of football teams. They were so much stronger (in the) ’70s, late ’70s, early ’80s,” Haslett said Wednesday. “They’re the ones who kind of started it.”

  63. hayward giablommi says: Jun 25, 2009 9:27 AM

    @ rgott28
    Your hero’s name is spelled F-A-V-R-E not FaRVe
    “Umm Harrison is not the player Farve is nor does he have the notoriety that Farve got, so yes, he is jealous and he cheats.”
    ^^^^^
    Tony Romo has more notoriety than Eli Manning. Eli Manning has Super Bowl ring, Tony Romo has zero playoffs wins. Think Eli Manning is jealous of Romo? uh, no. That’s really bass ackwards logic you employ.

  64. mrmagoo says: Jun 25, 2009 10:53 AM

    Hayward- you’re making a quantam mechanics argument. Your point keeps reappearing in modified form as it’s destroyed. When the only guy I can remember being busted for it was a Patriot, I’m comfortable making the comment I made. Innuendo doesn’t change facts.
    What my team was identified in the 70’s with was winning 4 Super Bowls 😉
    Interestingly, I went back to check since I didn’t remember Haslett playing for the Steelers. He didn’t.
    Here’s some stuff I didn’t see in your post:
    Dan Rooney quickly and strongly refuted that accusation.
    “This is totally, totally false when he says it started with the Steelers in the ’70s,” Rooney said between meetings yesterday. “Chuck Noll was totally against it. He looked into it, examined it, talked to people. Haslett, maybe it affected his mind.”
    Rooney pointed out that Noll’s offensive lines were noted for their speed and trapping ability and not their size — they were among the smallest lines in the league in the 1970s.
    “Chuck Noll told the players, hey, this stuff doesn’t do you any good,” Rooney said. “If you just do the work, lift, things like that, you’ll be all right.”
    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05083/476887.stm#ixzz0JSBFyURn&C

  65. rgott28 says: Jun 25, 2009 10:53 AM

    Hmm Hayward, wrong again, first off he’s not my hero, just someone I think is a great football player. Secondly, Romo does not have more notoriety than Manning. I would say they’re pretty close to the same, not to mention the Giants are about to make Eli the highest paid player in the league. So what logic are you employing? Again, you’re hero is an HGH user. Way to pick em!!! I can play this game all and you will still lose.

  66. footballnut says: Jun 25, 2009 11:46 AM

    mrmagoo says:
    “HGH has nothing to do with the 70’s Steelers. You’re discussing steroids.”
    Splitting hairs are you Mr. Magoo, sort of what you complain about Pats fans always doing?
    “What YOU fail to recognize is that it’s common knowledge the NFL had a problem with steroids- it was not a Steelers-only issue. Lyle Alzado never played for the Steelers and here’s what he had to say before his death:”
    But I certainly respect you sticking up for your Steelers much like I would stick up for my Pats…I’ll give the fans of the Steelers that, they’ll stick by their team wrong or right…you know the same thing you bash Pats fans all of the time.
    Lyle Alzado, as good as he was, is not the NFL…also not had, but still has a problem apparently according to your quote fro Alzado below.
    “I started taking anabolic steroids in 1969 and never stopped. It was addicting, mentally addicting. Now I’m sick, and I’m scared. NINETY PERCENT of the athletes I know are on the stuff. We’re not born to be 300 lbs or jump 30 ft. But all the time I was taking steroids, I knew they were making me play better.”

  67. footballnut says: Jun 25, 2009 12:19 PM

    mrmagoo says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 10:53 am
    Hayward- you’re making a quantam mechanics argument. Your point keeps reappearing in modified form as it’s destroyed. When the only guy I can remember being busted for it was a Patriot, I’m comfortable making the comment I made. Innuendo doesn’t change facts.
    What my team was identified in the 70’s with was winning 4 Super Bowls
    Interestingly, I went back to check since I didn’t remember Haslett playing for the Steelers. He didn’t.
    Here’s some stuff I didn’t see in your post:
    Dan Rooney quickly and strongly refuted that accusation.
    “This is totally, totally false when he says it started with the Steelers in the ’70s,” Rooney said between meetings yesterday. “Chuck Noll was totally against it. He looked into it, examined it, talked to people. Haslett, maybe it affected his mind.”
    Rooney pointed out that Noll’s offensive lines were noted for their speed and trapping ability and not their size — they were among the smallest lines in the league in the 1970s.
    “Chuck Noll told the players, hey, this stuff doesn’t do you any good,” Rooney said. “If you just do the work, lift, things like that, you’ll be all right.”
    ———————————————————————————————
    So mrmagoo would you believe what Kraft says?
    I didn’t think so…

  68. pats haters suck says: Jun 25, 2009 8:26 PM

    ya bitch

  69. kurt37 says: Jun 26, 2009 3:55 AM

    i hope favre gets hit hard anbd ruins his knee, gouldnt stand him while playing and still cant.i find it funny to think u vikqueen fans think he will take ur team to the superbowl, this guys arm is shot, and doesnt give 2 shits about anyone but himself, over throws everytime, guarented to throw at least 20 ints, lose the team 6 or 7 games cuz he thinks he can do it by himself. never was a team player, is nothing but a major drama queen, he will fit in nicely with you fags

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