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Incorrect report flies of Matt Birk trade

Several readers have brought to our attention a report from ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities that St. Paul native and long-time Vikings center Matt Birk has been traded from his current team, the Ravens, to the Steelers.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell us that it’s simply not true.

Said one source on the topic of whether a trade has occurred, “Sh-t no.”

Besides, the Steelers have a center in Justin Hartwig.  And they drafted a center (who’ll play guard, at least for now) in Maurkice Pouncey.

So that’s that.  Birk is a Raven, and he won’t be a Steeler.

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35 Responses to “Incorrect report flies of Matt Birk trade”
  1. AndyReidIsABadCoach says: Apr 26, 2010 4:15 PM

    Right state, wrong team?

  2. kris21054 says: Apr 26, 2010 4:16 PM

    really? who actually believed this…? the steelers and ravens r one of the biggest rivalarys in football y would there be a trade? thanks for wasting my time florio

  3. RossyRoss says: Apr 26, 2010 4:18 PM

    who cares!

  4. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 26, 2010 4:19 PM


  5. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 26, 2010 4:19 PM

    If it’s incorrect, we are certain to read about it on PFT. Thanks for keeping us up to date on all untrue rumors, Florio.
    Is Bradshaw still dead?

  6. halitzor says: Apr 26, 2010 4:22 PM

    God you’re dumb.

  7. BayouWarrior says: Apr 26, 2010 4:26 PM

    Wow, whats next, Eli for Peyton. I mean the media hears something anything, runs with it as an anoyonmous source, and then retracts headline 15 mins later. So if you gonna make one up it just as soon be a REAL hoot.

  8. EAGLES#1 says: Apr 26, 2010 4:26 PM

    AndyReidIsABadCoach…. hopefully, that would be a nice move. btw andy reid is not a bad coach lol.

  9. Love the Ravens says: Apr 26, 2010 4:27 PM

    I saw this same trade talk tagged somewhere in Foxsports and was trying to find the whole story. Glad to hear it is not true.

  10. Bald Raven says: Apr 26, 2010 4:30 PM

    Yea, I think the Ravens got Hines Ward in return. Definitely plausible.

  11. purpleguy says: Apr 26, 2010 4:32 PM

    I wish he’d come back to MN.

  12. mike428 says: Apr 26, 2010 4:34 PM

    Matt Birk doesn’t want to bend over in front of Roethlisburger….can you blame him?

  13. Child Please! says: Apr 26, 2010 4:50 PM

    Matt Birk doesn’t open mouth kiss his siblings. He would never fit in in Pittsburgh.

  14. Beer Cheese Soup says: Apr 26, 2010 4:50 PM

    This site was founded on incorrect reports, and it seems to be doing pretty well.. Why wouldn’t ESPN 1500 want to cash in on that as well?

  15. Hap says: Apr 26, 2010 4:53 PM

    An unbelievable report is erroneous.

  16. marcduke says: Apr 26, 2010 5:03 PM

    Nice, Pelissero already screwed up a trade rumor – you should have stayed with the Gazette, Tommy.

  17. 6lombardis says: Apr 26, 2010 5:05 PM

    Ben raped her! Ben raped her! Wait a minute…

  18. funi says: Apr 26, 2010 5:05 PM

    Wow an ESPN radio station stating false trades? Is Clayton, Schefner and Mort working there?

  19. robmart0906 says: Apr 26, 2010 5:07 PM

    disappointed florio? figures, since ur such a steelers fan..

  20. boleyn9 says: Apr 26, 2010 5:15 PM

    Yeah, who would believe this? Not like there has been any significant inner-divisional trades made within the last month.

  21. Ravenmaniac says: Apr 26, 2010 6:07 PM

    See 6Lombardis it is much easier once you type it…..

  22. QJ1984 says: Apr 26, 2010 6:12 PM

    The Ravens dont trade within the division. In 2005, they overpaid to keep Chester Taylor from signing with the Browns as a RFA.

  23. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 26, 2010 6:13 PM

    this has got to be tampering right Florio?

  24. leibishrox says: Apr 26, 2010 6:39 PM

    mike florio is just mad the steelers got someone good

  25. dhunter says: Apr 26, 2010 6:39 PM

    Vikings will still win so dont worry about those small things

  26. Raiders757 says: Apr 26, 2010 7:01 PM

    Surprise, surprise. ESPN got something wrong again. Why does anyone put any stock in anything this network and their affiliates say or claim? Even their radio network is beyond pathetic. CowTurd admitted today, that if he can’t get a punchline from the Raiders, that he just doesn’t care to report on it. How professional is that? He admitted to bias right on the air. (Why was I listening you might ask? Well, I have a pathetic jock of a friend who has to listen to sports radio all day, every day. It was background noise for me, but that caught my attention.)

  27. BenRoethlisburger says: Apr 26, 2010 7:21 PM

    # robmart0906 says: April 26, 2010 5:07 PM
    “disappointed florio? figures, since ur such a steelers fan..”
    welcome, is this your first visit to our planet?

  28. RAVNATION says: Apr 26, 2010 7:44 PM

    Birk beats steelers on the field. Harrison beats woman off it. “Zero Tolerance” policy my arse.

  29. Howard Cosell says: Apr 26, 2010 8:18 PM

    All time records:
    vs. Bengals – Steelers lead 47-30
    vs. Browns – Steelers lead 60-56
    vs. Ravens – Steelers lead 16-10
    Who Beats Who on the Field?

  30. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Apr 26, 2010 8:50 PM

    Why would anybody need to report Matt Birk’s flies? It’s Ben Rapelisberger’s fly everybody needs to worry about.

  31. Macadamia says: Apr 26, 2010 9:50 PM

    Howard Cosell, I didn’t check the accuracy of your historical records, but I wouldn’t be tooting my horn too loudly considering your Stillerz only have a 6 game advantage over a team that just found it’s first real QB two years ago and only a 4 game advantage over a team that has completely sucked balls almost forever.

  32. jallen69 says: Apr 26, 2010 10:16 PM

    Worked with Matt Birk in high school at a golf course, one of the nicest most grounded guys you will ever meet.
    wish he was still with Minny

  33. zibit says: Apr 27, 2010 1:29 AM

    is Matt Birk a trojan horse and ray lewis jumps out of him after the trade??
    only way this makes any sense

  34. PARavensJeff says: Apr 27, 2010 5:08 AM

    Like the Ravens would trade w/ the Stillers!? Besides, who do they have on their roster that isn’t a rapist/douche bag/wife beater/ girlfriend beater /pitbull owner that dog attacks your own son / scumbag? We don’t want anything they have, including their 5 of 6 tainted Lombardi’s (4 steroid filled trophies from the 70s & SB 40 when the Seahawks had to play both the Stillers & the Refs).

  35. Howard Cosell says: Apr 27, 2010 8:13 AM

    I actually I saw different results on different sites, and I had to pick one (Wikipedia) All giving the lead to the Steelers. Feel free to post the stats that you have found and state your source.
    vs. Bengals – Steelers lead 48-32
    vs. Browns – Steelers lead 60-56
    vs. Ravens – Steelers lead 19-11 (that would be 8 games)
    Actually back in the day the Browns were a good team and have sucked lately. Lifetime 480-387-13. Close divisional records is what really makes rivalries great.
    Anyway you slice it until these team win more games vs. the Steelers. The Steelers have a winning record in the division.
    Not tooting my horn just pointing out to RAVNATION that the Steelers have a winning division record. And that can’t/won’t change for at least two years (vs. Browns) (3 to 4 vs. Ravens) unless these team face each other in the playoffs. Which won’t happen because the Steelers will never make the playoffs again. right?
    (Note that is a little sarcasm)

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