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James Harrison excused from practice

It looks like Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking this retirement charade a little further.

After meeting with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday, the team announced that Harrison has been excused from meetings and practice.  For a day.

It’s ridiculous that Harrison is taking it this far, but we completely understand Tomlin’s decision if Harrison was going to be a distraction and acting petulantly.  Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Harrison told the Steelers on Tuesday he wasn’t going to go to work Wednesday, but he did show up to meet with Tomlin.

This reminds us a lot of when Harrison didn’t want to go to the White House because Barack Obama wouldn’t have invited the Steelers if they lost the Super Bowl.

He eventually flip-flopped on that decision, just like he inevitably will here.

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85 Responses to “James Harrison excused from practice”
  1. jgowdy138 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:22 PM

    Can we just excuse the steelers from the NFL?

  2. Facts Domino says: Oct 20, 2010 12:25 PM

    Harrison is a mental midget.

  3. Facts Domino says: Oct 20, 2010 12:30 PM

    Then leave James. We know you are too dumb to read a rule book, so if Coach Foreman can’t go through your thick skull just go home and leave, but try not to beat your wife, or raise crazed dogs.

  4. Testify says: Oct 20, 2010 12:31 PM

    get off his huevos gregg…i hate the steelers but the guy is a player and he is right, if you play cautious then chances are you are hoing to get hurt.

  5. joetoronto says: Oct 20, 2010 12:34 PM

    This is what happens when football players try to think on their own.

  6. Empire Jones says: Oct 20, 2010 12:34 PM

    And for all these years, I thought RIC FLAIR was the dirtiest player in the game…

  7. BleedGreen says: Oct 20, 2010 12:36 PM

    I can’t believe the Steelers/Tomlin/Rooney let Harrison talk the way he does. It simply looks bad for them and the NFL as a whole. ‘If I can’t hurt people I’m not going to play’ is basically what Harrison is saying. That moronic.

  8. Nola5712 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:36 PM

    Funny how the rules haven’t changed, and he’s crying and moaning. Seems only the dirty players are upset by the ENFORCEMENT of current rules. Let him retire, Wal-Mart has a greeter position waiting for him.

  9. BBB82 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:37 PM

    That really isn’t fair to the Steelers. The league fined him for playing dirty, not his team. Tomlin even defended him. What a moron.

  10. Hauschild says: Oct 20, 2010 12:37 PM

    Actually, it’s nice to see a man make a stand versus toeing the company line.
    The genetic makeup of the average American – at least until recently – was not to accept what you feel is unfair, and to do something about it.
    The man shouldn’t be vilified for being American.

  11. jennstergerscellphone says: Oct 20, 2010 12:38 PM

    As long as he shows up on Sunday and chases Chad Henne around all day, I could give a crap less if he is excused or not lol.

  12. therewasone says: Oct 20, 2010 12:38 PM

    It’s more ridiculous that there are so many idiots out there that want to see the hard hitting action of the NFL with out anyone getting hurt!! Change your tampons or pick another sport.

  13. andyprough says: Oct 20, 2010 12:39 PM

    @Rosenthal – “This reminds us a lot of when Harrison didn’t want to go to the White House because Barack Obama wouldn’t have invited the Steelers if they lost the Super Bowl. He eventually flip-flopped on that decision, just like he inevitably will here.”
    ============
    You are flat-out wrong – he never flip-flopped on his decision not to attend the White House ceremony. From the New York Times, May 22, 2009:
    “The Steelers’ James Harrison followed through on his vow to skip the traditional victory salute at the White House on Thursday. “

  14. Allison says: Oct 20, 2010 12:39 PM

    He is an idiot. Must be from all those helmet-to-helmet hits.

  15. Chiggs says: Oct 20, 2010 12:40 PM

    This is sort of unrelated, but was there a reason why James Harrison wasn’t ejected from the Superbowl?

  16. iampats says: Oct 20, 2010 12:40 PM

    Great team player !

  17. fc1_87 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:42 PM

    You have to remember, these are all just big children.
    REALLY BIG children.

  18. td85 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:42 PM

    He’s a Joke just like the Steelers!!! Go flip hamburgers you baby.

  19. NE#12 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:42 PM

    oh jeez… i’ve got some extra towels here at my place in the event he needs to wipe something off… for the love of…
    and his hits looked like child’s play compared to TJ ward’s monster hit.

  20. titlesong says: Oct 20, 2010 12:42 PM

    Count me in the minority here who does not really have a problem with this temporary insanity being exhibited by Harrison.
    I like when people stand up for what they believe, even if I don’t agree and/or understand where he is coming from myself.
    Yes, he will back track and no, he will not retire, but remember, we are dealing with a relatively young man here whose entire professional life revolves around his passion and single minded focus on being a bad man on the field.
    He is not in a place in his life to see that he is being unrealistic, he’s an overachieving hitting machine who feels like his on field edge is being taken away from him.
    Let him vent and he’ll wise up soon enough.

  21. Unbreakable02215 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:43 PM

    So he’s just another Bart Scott/Joey Porter/Terrell Suggs/etc. ?
    The “Loud-Mouthed Backer” is soon to replace
    the “Diva Wide Receiver” as the position in the NFL with the most A holes.

  22. PARavensJeff says: Oct 20, 2010 12:44 PM

    As Peter King said this morning on Sirius, he has 22.6 Million reasons to keep playing. For such a big, tough Headhunter he sure is a big cry baby!!

  23. Bob Sugar says: Oct 20, 2010 12:44 PM

    Wow – a true tough guy acting like a spoiled brat “I’m going home and I’m taking my ball with me!”. Try proper tackling instead of just hitting. Where are the Christian Okoyes of this generation to even out the punishment?

  24. rogoceo says: Oct 20, 2010 12:46 PM

    He is a principled man. I do not blame him a bit! To fine him 75k for a hit that was not even flagged and was at worst, him just standing his ground to an on-coming receiver is just ludicrous (it was not helmet to helmet!). To boot, Meriweather got 25k less of a fine for a hit that was far worse and completely unnecessary! All they are doing is making an example of these 3 guys. I love the double standard, they want to fine the players for the hits, but also profit from them. They were selling photos of the hits for up to $250 each, but wised up and pulled them. Park ave. lives in a bubble.

  25. GIBoxer5 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:47 PM

    This guy is borderline retarded and a flat out dirty player. That a boy, show us all and quit. PLEASE. NOW.

  26. skimfire says: Oct 20, 2010 12:47 PM

    Poor guy just had a fit of roid rage, once he calms down he’ll be back out there at practice.. nothing to see here.

  27. netdawg says: Oct 20, 2010 12:49 PM

    This is what happens when the referees allow the illegal hits to go on for this long… The Steelers players think they’re entitled and stomp their feet and cry when they can’t cheat anymore.
    I think I heard Harrison say something to the fact that if he can’t be the thug on the field anymore he’s gonna go back to his homies and get traded around for a pack of cigs. And that they’d just call him “Crabtree” of something like that.

  28. birdmancometh says: Oct 20, 2010 12:50 PM

    @Hauschild –
    That is the most rediculous thing I’ve heard in a long time.

  29. rogoceo says: Oct 20, 2010 12:50 PM

    The minute you force these guys to be tentative out there is the minute they get hurt themselves. I know, it cost me an ACL. Harrison is the scariest player in the NFL, and that impacts every game. It is a competitive advantage that is being stripped away. Strike 1 up for parity….

  30. HandsofSweed says: Oct 20, 2010 12:50 PM

    This guy just might be the most insane linebacker to ever play for Pittsburgh, INCLUDING Lambert, Lloyd and Porter.

  31. damnvarmint says: Oct 20, 2010 12:53 PM

    Sounds like James is also suffering from those big hits he delivers.

  32. 77347734 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:56 PM

    He’ll be back. Just as soon as it’s explained to him using small words and puppets.
    GO STEELERS!!!

  33. KnuckleBucket says: Oct 20, 2010 12:56 PM

    Maybe he’ll sit down with his coach and enjoy a wamburger and some french cries. Gimme a break man…

  34. Katmanduu says: Oct 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    Most of you retards just don’t get it. Neither hit was illegal. Watch the tapes!! The first hit was legit. Forced a fumble and put Cribbs to sleep. The second hit was also clean. He did NOT lead with his helmet. The receiver caught the ball and Harrison seperated man from ball. More so, the receiver dropped his pad level as Harrison was coming.
    It amazes me that we have so many idiots living in our society. No wonder this country is going to pot.
    Keep on rolling James. Hopefully the next clown you knock out will be the best players from these moronic posters’ teams.
    The NFL can’t have it both ways, but Goddell and his Band of Boobs feel they can do this.
    Good luck with that.

  35. The Real Shuxion says: Oct 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    # Empire Jones says: October 20, 2010 12:34 PM
    And for all these years, I thought RIC FLAIR was the dirtiest player in the game…
    —————————————————–
    In relating news Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash went to the White House to show Obama how you really play politics. (I am a fan of both though, not Obama)

  36. jerseypatriot says: Oct 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    Who would want to go to the White House to meet a community organizer anyway.

  37. SteelScorpio says: Oct 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    I didn’t think Harrison attend the White House in 06 or in 09 .
    these type of knee jerk reactions imposed by the NFL will turn out to be a slippery slope that will end up destroying the league…If players are going to fined everytime a big hit occurs, it will stop big hits, and if big hits stop, viewership WILL decline….thanks goodell for being such a self righteous ass.

  38. thecurtain says: Oct 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    @ jgowdy138
    ===
    Obviously you are from Baltimore or Cincy. And obviously you are unemployed.

  39. RaiderMight says: Oct 20, 2010 12:58 PM

    And people look up to these guys as heros?

  40. jm4385 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    James Harrison is a beast. He is to violent to play football. Mabye we should make him our new secret weapon in the military.

  41. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Oct 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    “The Steelers’ James Harrison followed through on his vow to skip the traditional victory salute at the White House on Thursday. “

  42. ravenfan820 says: Oct 20, 2010 12:59 PM

    this is funny…..I am sure Squealer nation is proud…what a year for them……

  43. realdeal1813 says: Oct 20, 2010 1:03 PM

    I’m losing respect for you by the second Florio.

  44. Laxer37 says: Oct 20, 2010 1:05 PM

    The haters are out in force today.
    It’s lonely at the top of the NFL, but the Steelers have been dealing with it just fine for the past 40 years.
    Keep justifying fines against a player on a play that didn’t even draw a penalty flag. Your silence will be noted when a player on your team has to take a seat because he hits too hard.

  45. Jerbs7 says: Oct 20, 2010 1:05 PM

    # jgowdy138 says: October 20, 2010 12:22 PM
    Can we just excuse the steelers from the NFL?
    ______________________________________
    Why? So your team can have a chance to win a Super Bowl?

  46. Newguy says: Oct 20, 2010 1:06 PM

    Why is this a surprise? The league wanted to get his attention and have him reevaluate his actions. That seems to be what he is doing.

  47. Rock48nj says: Oct 20, 2010 1:07 PM

    Hauschild says:
    October 20, 2010 12:37 PM
    Actually, it’s nice to see a man make a stand versus toeing the company line.
    The genetic makeup of the average American – at least until recently – was not to accept what you feel is unfair, and to do something about it.
    The man shouldn’t be vilified for being American.
    ——————-
    Yes James Harrison an american hero, pioneer and legend. One day we will remember his stand against the NFL enforcing existing rules of the game as a watershed moment in the rise of the proletariat.

  48. BigAlHeBDMan says: Oct 20, 2010 1:09 PM

    James: Please retire before you play the Saints on Halloween.
    Thank you
    Signed,
    A Saints Fan

  49. Grizzly55 says: Oct 20, 2010 1:10 PM

    “Hauschild says: October 20, 2010 12:37 PM
    Actually, it’s nice to see a man make a stand versus toeing the company line.
    The genetic makeup of the average American – at least until recently – was not to accept what you feel is unfair, and to do something about it.
    The man shouldn’t be vilified for being American”
    It’s easy for a millionaire athlete American to make a stand Hauschild. Not as easy for an American who has three kids, and a mortgage that is lucky if he can fit Sunday ticket into the budget to do. The genetic makeup changes when losing your job becomes a possibility. Especially these days.
    I say let them make the hits. They know what they signed up for when they decided to play in the NFL. It’s also part of the reason why they make millions of dollars.

  50. buckeyes3413 says: Oct 20, 2010 1:11 PM

    Harrison is a product of Kent State University, where their slogan is…
    “Kent Read? Kent Write? Kent State!!”

  51. if yer not first... says: Oct 20, 2010 1:12 PM

    He didn’t go to the whitehouse- Jesue Florio
    Also to Hauschild
    Actually, it’s nice to see a man make a stand versus toeing the company line.
    The genetic makeup of the average American – at least until recently – was not to accept what you feel is unfair, and to do something about it.
    The man shouldn’t be vilified for being American.

    that’s idiotic – first of all the average American doesn’t make 20 mill, secondly he’s not hurting the company (the NFL) he’s hurting his teamates.
    Walks like a dumb animal, talks like a dumb animal, acts like a dumb animal.

  52. kravon says: Oct 20, 2010 1:14 PM

    On behalf of Steeler fans around the world, thank you James for being a huge distraction the first week of 3 game road trip.
    Idiot.

  53. YYYASS says: Oct 20, 2010 1:16 PM

    The steroids are talking loud and clear. It explains the career surge, the hostility and violence, and the munatic behavior and statements. And also explains his big melon-ugly head.

  54. dhaab says: Oct 20, 2010 1:20 PM

    What has become of this country?? I find it rather bizarre how SO many of you are quick to criticize a person for not bowing down to authority. Heaven forbid that anyone protests something that he feels isn’t fair. It’s no wonder we’re in the middle of a never ending war and our government is stealing money from us at every turn while we sit silently and take it.

  55. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says: Oct 20, 2010 1:26 PM

    Cut him, seriously, just cut him, put Timmons on the edge and start Foote. This guy thinks he is above the team.

  56. Deb says: Oct 20, 2010 1:26 PM

    Harrison is the only defensive player I’ve heard so far demonstrating any common sense about this mess. How are any defensive players supposed to play with any level of confidence when Dunta Robinson is fined $50,000 for a legal hit–and everyone is okay with that. It’s not okay for players to be FINED outrageous amounts of money for doing their jobs CORRECTLY!
    As usual in Emperor Goodell’s administration, the league has made a knee-jerk decision to appease loudmouthed bloggers without taking a moment to consider options and come up with a RATIONAL, well-considered solution.
    I wish every defensive player in the league would refuse to take the field this weekend until the wizard gives someone in the league offices a brain.

  57. Iain19 says: Oct 20, 2010 1:27 PM

    @ Katmanduu
    Obviously you are one of those “idiots” you speak of. You’re a fan who sits at home and watches the game. How can you say he did not lead with his helmet and the second hit was legal when the VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE SAID IT WAS!
    Are you seriously trying to convince people your interpretation of the rule is right and the league who wrote the rule and enforces it is wrong? You are a moron! Stop wasting people’s time posting your garbage. The hit was illegal, he was fined, now he is trying to be a martyr and get media attention. It’s over! Call to your mother upstairs and have her bring you some meatloaf!

  58. Ilovefoolsball says: Oct 20, 2010 1:31 PM

    If he was not playing in the NFL he wouldn’t be in the work force.

  59. DaBears1985 says: Oct 20, 2010 1:32 PM

    Harrison is a dope.
    Urlacher is a dope.
    And any who think this game can’t be played without savagery – are dopes!
    Someone needs to go into the college and NFL ranks … and re-teach these clowns how to tackle!
    I coach 5-8 year olds with better technique.
    What happened to tackling low? Watch all the ruthless hits and they have one thing in common – head hunting! If these guys were tackling the waist and legs, concussions would go down significantly.

  60. pit boss says: Oct 20, 2010 1:33 PM

    Talk about a bunch of babies! (the fans that is on this forum) ITS FOOTBALL! the point is to knock the hell out of somebody to make that ball fall. NFL is getting to uptight! they make millions of dollars to give a hit and take it. HEY BROWNS, DONT BE SUCH A BABY BEACAUSE YOU SUCK! EVERY team needs more players like harrison. this isnt flag football. “well not yet”.

  61. titlesong says: Oct 20, 2010 1:38 PM

    @Buckeyes3413…
    True to form from a Ohio State grad….botches a simple joke!
    The crack on KSU is:
    Can’t read? Can’t write? KENT STATE!

  62. njhitman says: Oct 20, 2010 1:43 PM

    PARavensJeff says:
    October 20, 2010 12:44 PM
    As Peter King said this morning on Sirius, he has 22.6 Million reasons to keep playing. For such a big, tough Headhunter he sure is a big cry baby!!
    —————————–Big cry baby every week that RAY RAY gets a call all the Raven fans start saying it was a good hit and Ray rays on tv crying about the calls . What was it about two weeks ago he was all over ESPN crying if anything any team that has a grat D should stand behime Harrison or soon your players might be talking the same shit and sitting out a game or two because a offance player put his head down at the last second and got hit

  63. Juice says: Oct 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    @jgowdy138
    Yeah, excuse the #2 brand in all of sports (1. Cowboys – 2. Steelers – 3. Yankees FYI) from their respective league because of your jealousy. That makes complete sense. Sweet joke though.
    I love how all these James Harrison haters/ NFL jock sniffers (Florio being the RING LEADER) are so ‘tough’ on the internet. A large majority of you have NEVER met the man, or any player for that matter, so your personel attacks are completely unwarranted. Last time I checked, hitting is major component of football. Now everyone and their mother is finding out what Steeler Nation already knew back in 2004 (when James made his debut on special teams) that James Harrison is one of the best hitters in this league. Not only does he put fear in the opposition, but now the opposition’s fans! This guy is one of the greats!!!

  64. C.Bass says: Oct 20, 2010 1:59 PM

    Maybe Cleveland should join the CFL. I hear they don’t hit so hard up there. All that comes out of Cleveland is excuses and whining. No results, no championships. Nothing but losing. Cleveland is currently setting the record for expansion seasons (11). Really, how can one team suck for so long? How is it possible to lose 27 of the last 33 to Pittsburgh?
    Cincitucky isn’t much better. However, they’d rather do Dancing with the Stars than win football games in Cincitucky.
    Baltimore, despite having murderers on their roster, at least knows you have to be tough to win, so despite wearing purple, they do deserve an ounce of respect. Who the F wears purple? Real men wear black.

  65. Rothlestool says: Oct 20, 2010 2:04 PM

    To be the man, you have to beat the man – Ric Flair. The dirtiest player in the game never whined about his figure four being taken away if challenged, nor quit speaking about Space Mountain being the oldest ride in the park but still the best.
    Harrison can bitchand moan that he can’t give anymore cheapshots, but 22 million reasons will keep him on the field. Where is he going to work: A bouncer at a club or a bodyguard for the mob is where his small gray matter is only suited for.

  66. BigOx says: Oct 20, 2010 2:09 PM

    James Harrison – removing any doubt about the Theory of Evolution….

  67. JT says: Oct 20, 2010 2:10 PM

    Instead of retiring, he should deliver even more poundings to scared opponents. If he gets suspended, then he has a bunch of mini-retirements while wisely keeping the NFL out of the sissies club and still earning half a paycheck.

  68. Mo_Lomardies says: Oct 20, 2010 2:15 PM

    ravenfan820 says:
    October 20, 2010 12:59 PM
    this is funny…..I am sure Squealer nation is proud…what a year for them……
    ========================
    Yep it’s a great year. 3-1(should have been 4-0) even with a 3rd & 4th string QB and being last in the league in passing. Sitting at the top of the division. Even if Harrison retires we are in capable hands with Timmons and the up and coming Stephenson Silvester. The return of a 2 time Super Bowl QB with a chip on his shoulder to win back the fans by winning a few more Lombardies……But hey, what a year for you Ravens fans! Ray Ray is still doing his 15yr old dance and he has those lame Old Spice commercials.

  69. mostpostersRdumb says: Oct 20, 2010 2:20 PM

    @Katmanduu
    Can you get some thoughts of your own or are you going to quote everything that Mike Golic said on his show the last two days?
    The league VP of Ops said they are going to enforce the rule to its purest form. Case closed.
    I don’t see the big deal about wanting to enforce a rule that has been neglected for a while. Its sounds like players want it both ways too. If the players of the past and current players want to stand up for wanting better health care for them when they are done then it is the NFL’s job to make sure they protect the player so they are not in the position that some of the retired players are in.
    This is not a Steeler thing (as much as the fans of Pittsburgh thinks it is), it is not a wuss thing, and it is not just a NFL thing. The protection of players have been the focus starting at the peewee level all the way up. The NFL is setting an example so kids are not doing and learning the stupidity of the current coaches and players. Bring back the art of tackling and you will still have a great product on the field.

  70. clintcooper says: Oct 20, 2010 2:23 PM

    Wow Gregg, you are making the point I am making as well. He’s behaving just like he did after he won the Super Bowl. A rocket scientist, James Harrison is not.
    In any case, having new constraints is not such a bad thing. It allows players to
    A. Test their boundaries.
    B. Enhance their creativity.
    C. Reorder their priorities.

  71. JIM says: Oct 20, 2010 2:27 PM

    HArrison would definitely be in jail if not in the NFL he is a scumbag

  72. ravenfan820 says: Oct 20, 2010 2:29 PM

    Mo_Lomardies says:
    October 20, 2010 2:15 PM
    ravenfan820 says:
    October 20, 2010 12:59 PM
    this is funny…..I am sure Squealer nation is proud…what a year for them……
    ==================== ====
    Yep it’s a great year. 3-1(should have been 4-0) even with a 3rd & 4th string QB and being last in the league in passing. Sitting at the top of the division. Even if Harrison retires we are in capable hands with Timmons and the up and coming Stephenson Silvester. The return of a 2 time Super Bowl QB with a chip on his shoulder to win back the fans by winning a few more Lombardies……But hey, what a year for you Ravens fans! Ray Ray is still doing his 15yr old dance and he has those lame Old Spice commercials.
    And of course the one loss you have is to us…..

  73. duh92 says: Oct 20, 2010 2:36 PM

    I heard he had his check book with him when he met with Tomlin. He ask Tomlin to find out about the signing bonus figure and Tomlin called for james Farrior to talk to him.They talk for about an hour in the parking lot. Harrison has a strong anti -social personality trait and may have to sleep on this .

  74. Jimbo says: Oct 20, 2010 2:39 PM

    Steelers fans are missing the point: Nobody’s criticizing Harrison for taking a stand against the league, we’re just criticizing him for making an empty threat from which he’ll inevitably backtrack tomorrow.
    Personally, I don’t want Harrison to retire and I don’t want to see him suspended…he’s an electric player for one thing, and also I don’t want you crybaby Steeler fans to have any excuses when the Pats come into your house and trample your asses next month.

  75. JT says: Oct 20, 2010 2:50 PM

    Reporters are tracking down NFL players for comment and nearly 100% are against new rules for hits.

  76. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 20, 2010 3:01 PM

    Mr. Harrison, if I were you I would just play out the season and be mediocre like most of the league. Pick up your paycheck and then retire. The era of great defense is over anyway.
    2010, the year professional football died.

  77. NE#12 says: Oct 20, 2010 3:24 PM

    lol @ CBass…
    cleveland has MORE championships than steelers. even your buddy Deb will admit that!

  78. Pookphi says: Oct 20, 2010 3:36 PM

    The fines for those hits this week were absurd.
    There’s no way the NFL should retroactively enforce rules when hits like Harrison’s weren’t even flagged on the field. I’m not saying I yearn for head injuries and cheer concussions, but the NFL is changing the rules in the middle of the game. Fundamentally unfair.
    The fines are merely knee-jerk reactions. Harrison was only doing what he has been groomed to do for a long time: dominate the other team’s players. It wins games, and it was fine but for the same scenario played out in multiple games around the league on the same day.

  79. In & Out Burger says: Oct 20, 2010 3:49 PM

    @NE#12
    The Browns have zero NFL championships. We don’t count those for the same reason we don’t count the Japanese all time home run record over Bonds, Aaron, or Ruth.
    The Steelers have the most Super Bowls, followed by the 49ers and Cowboys. Those are the best three franchises in the NFL historically.

  80. Deb says: Oct 20, 2010 3:54 PM

    @Gregg …
    You and Florio really don’t know much about Harrison, do you?
    He didn’t flip on the White House. Didn’t go after SBXL or XLIII.
    Florio keeps mouthing off about what the guy will do after football. He’s had a long-term goal to go to veterinary school after football. He’s extremely bright and certainly has the money to afford it. At 32, he doesn’t have that many years left as a linebacker anyway.
    As a matter of fact, I’d say that so far he’s demonstrated more brains than you guys, the NFL, the NFLPA, the sports media, and NFL coaches combined.
    The NFL fined Dunta Robinson an egregious amount for a LEGAL HIT. Now they are threatening to fine, eject, suspend other defensive players for making LEGAL HITS. PLEASE can someone tell me how ANY defensive player can do his job in those circumstances??
    Harrison is the ONLY person in this mess who’s thinking ahead.

  81. melikefootball says: Oct 20, 2010 3:54 PM

    All fans out there not just Steelers and fans who hate the Steelers should see where this is going. You have a league office that changes it mind from week to week on fines, suspensions and anything they feel needs addressed. The players are concerned on who will be next. The rep for the league says not looking back to other games on decesions yet Harrison gets 75k because repeat. They continue to make it up as it goes–selling pictures of hits. The big three hits of Sunday should sue the NFL office for this. They can say they are sorry yet they still rule with God-del hands. I’m surprised more players aren’t speaking out on this. Where are the owners and unions as well.

  82. NE#12 says: Oct 20, 2010 4:17 PM

    @ in and out
    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dude do you know how to google? browns have FOUR nfl championships on top of the other four.
    I’m not sure how much clearer it can be…
    also – browns didn’t play football in japan. they played in the toughest league before the other weak league joined. other domestic sports have done the same and we don’t discount those. that said, my team has less than both browns and steelers so i’ll just shut it. but still dude… you gotta learn how to use the interwebs … maybe still on netscape or something?

  83. pit boss says: Oct 20, 2010 5:11 PM

    TO ALL RAVEN FANS! DONT BITCH, YOU WILL GET YOUR CONCUSSIONS TOO.
    GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. yosemite61 says: Oct 20, 2010 5:36 PM

    To all you Steelers nay sayers: You’re all just jealous because “your” team doesn’t have 6 Super Bowl rings!
    GO STEELERS!!!!!!

  85. bastardsonofelvis says: Oct 21, 2010 1:38 AM

    There was a time when football was football. Men hit each other and it hurt and nobody was punished for it because that was the point. It was difficult to score. It was the 70s and the Steelers dominated then, too.
    It’s like Mel Blount said: football used to be a contact sport. Pretty soon we’ll be calling it soccer. And I guess I’ll start watching rugby.
    Goodell is the real idiot. IT’S FOOTBALL for shitsake. We, the fans, should be able to suspend him when he’s a dumbass. He’d definitely be off next week.
    Wasn’t James Harrison rewarded not long ego with “Defensive Player of the Year” for the way he plays the game — which hasn’t changed at all? Talk about a mixed message.
    And you dipshits: if he retires HE DOESN’T NEED TO WORK. He has millions of dollars. So leave your little cubicle, get a drink from the water cooler, and then get back to work you miserable piss ant dickweeds.
    The reason you hate the Stillers is because they kick your pussy asses. Three times in one season on the way to the big dance? If I were a purple wearer I’d be pissed too. And the Browns? Browns belong in the toilet. And Cincy is basically in Kentucky so…well, sorry about that, guys. Also, those stripy unis are soooo cute. That about covers most of the stiller haters. Except old school Coybows fans. I can’t understand why it’s such big news every year when the cowboys suck. Ok, already. They suck. Big deal. Lots of teams suck.
    I’m 100% sure that James Harrison doesn’t give a shit what you morons think and will not read this forum but I hope he does and reads this: James — keep kicking ass, brutha. You and players like you are the only ones keeping it real. I would use this mess as motivation to absolutely crush more fools and when the suits “punish” you just raise a middle finger, eat some fillet and wash it down with some Dom in your mansion and kick it for a couple weeks off. Big deal.
    If you want to see 100 point games then admit your gay and watch the NBA. I want to watch tough mofos grind out a 17-10 type of game. And that involves hitting. And maybe your star player gets hurt. Maybe Big Ben gets a concussion, Charlie hurts his shoulder and a rookie has to start at QB the next game and STILL very nearly beats the Ravens! Purple. Ha. Why not rainbow.

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