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Steelers voted 78-6 against CBA

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It has been widely reported that the Steelers voted against the new CBA.  Per a league source with knowledge of the voting, 78 players voted against the CBA, and six players voted in favor of it.

The primary complaint, we’re told, was a lack of knowledge about what the players were agreeing to.

And so it was more than just a protest against the league.  It was also, if not primarily, an objection to the absence of information that was provided to the players by the NFLPA.

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  1. steelcitystud says: Aug 5, 2011 2:35 PM

    Hell, half of them probably can’t spell C-B-A!

  2. stampede101 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:35 PM

    Steelers just been winnin’ all kinds a cool points lately.

  3. bengalsown says: Aug 5, 2011 2:36 PM

    Or maybe it was their players lack of ability to comprehend it?

  4. vbe2 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:37 PM

    The Steelers shouldn’t be allowed to play during this CBA then.

    See you in 2021 Steelers…

  5. acerockefellar says: Aug 5, 2011 2:37 PM

    lol typical stoolers

  6. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 5, 2011 2:38 PM

    ‘A lack of knowledge’ pretty much sums it up when talking about any Steeler…stupid is as stupid does.

  7. jredshoes says: Aug 5, 2011 2:39 PM

    It’s because they never learned to read

  8. dcbassguy says: Aug 5, 2011 2:39 PM

    The lack of information, would be caused by the lack of a brain in their team representative.

  9. bradwins says: Aug 5, 2011 2:39 PM

    There are no words for how much I hate the Steelers. Their players and fans genuinely and completely unlikeable. Its too bad, too, because they have one of the best ownerships and head coaches in football.

  10. benh999 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:40 PM

    How many of them can even read? My guess is six. Besides, they can’t all sign with an “X” anyway.

  11. losunderdogs says: Aug 5, 2011 2:41 PM

    James Harrison Got 6 votes?

  12. countsnail says: Aug 5, 2011 2:41 PM

    Well maybe if they, you know, READ up on it themselves without the NFLPA’s help, they WOULD know what was in it.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers: The Tea Party of the NFL. Next they’ll be asking for Roger Goodell’s birth certificate.

  13. urlacher2000 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:41 PM

    Lack of knowledge of the CBA’s content or objection to HGH testing???

  14. timtheenchanter1 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:42 PM

    If that’s true their reps weren’t doing their jobs.
    More likely this is just some posturing about the discipline/hitting policies. Or maybe both.

  15. djstat says: Aug 5, 2011 2:42 PM

    Just another reason why the Steelers are made up of a bunch of losers…Rapist QB, Ignorant RB, Drunk Drivin WR, and just the worlds biggest horse’s @$$ at OLB. As the Song says, Steelers Suck It

  16. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 5, 2011 2:42 PM

    HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO

  17. conwayjames says: Aug 5, 2011 2:42 PM

    James Harrison’s brainchild.

  18. marvsleezy says: Aug 5, 2011 2:43 PM

    All those guys get to vote? Of the 84, wont 30 get cut?

  19. sojumaster says: Aug 5, 2011 2:43 PM

    @stampede … It is not about “Cool” points. I would not want to vote for something where I am not 100% sure of whats in it. Besides, this is not congress where they vote a certain way because the leadership told them to vote a certain way.

  20. marvsleezy says: Aug 5, 2011 2:44 PM

    Whose their player rep? He should ALL THE INFO – Right? No excuses…

  21. skoobyfl says: Aug 5, 2011 2:44 PM

    I rarely meet a Steelers fan I can stomach, must of been the chemicals in their water growing up there.

  22. sonvar says: Aug 5, 2011 2:45 PM

    Not surprising but quite disappointing. Is it a matter that the players didn’t look at it themselves or it was never provided to them. I’m leaning more towards the Steelers not looking at it since obviously Goodell has it out for them

  23. iamthorny says: Aug 5, 2011 2:45 PM

    77 of them probably heard Harrison voted for it and went the other way…

  24. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 5, 2011 2:46 PM

    We ALWAYS get it right so they players in general should voted against this to. Teams should beg to follow the Steeler example. 6

  25. sojumaster says: Aug 5, 2011 2:46 PM

    I wonder how many people have ever even looked at a copy of the CBA before. The last CBA was 299 pages long. Just merely skimming over the document is enough to put people to sleep.

  26. dawgpound3 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:46 PM

    I think they might want to get a new team representative after this “shibacle”

  27. cheesewhiz12 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:47 PM

    Aside from previous superbowl victories, the steelers have slowly become the most embarrassing team of the offseason. Whether Ben is raping teenagers, Hines is driving drunk, Mendenhall is supporting Osama, or Harrison talkin out of his ass. They used to be respectable but now all I see are a bunch of babies. O ya, the stairway to 7 still goes through titletown boys! Goooood luck!

  28. hendoodo says: Aug 5, 2011 2:48 PM

    Probably against HGH testing…

  29. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 5, 2011 2:49 PM

    Considering the majority of the team violates the personal conduct rules on a regular, it makes sense so no one can come back and say “Hey you guys voted for this”. Also it would’ve taken 2 seasons to put all the info on flash cards for them to actually understand what they were voting for.

  30. 07vrod says: Aug 5, 2011 2:51 PM

    football scholarships to top universities, and who’s suprised by these results?…now if basket weaving 101 was in the CBA there would be a 98% comprehension rate.

  31. hobartbaker says: Aug 5, 2011 2:54 PM

    Feeling left out, the Steelers picked up their criminal records and went home.

  32. steelersmichele says: Aug 5, 2011 2:54 PM

    All I can say is that when any non-Steelers player gets fined this season, they should not appeal it. They voted for Goodell having complete control over player discipline, so when he dishes it out, those players have to suck it up and say “yes, I’ll pay the fine sir.”

  33. semperfi24 says: Aug 5, 2011 2:55 PM

    skoobyfl says: Aug 5, 2011 2:44 PM

    I rarely meet a Steelers fan I can stomach, must of been the chemicals in their water growing up there.
    _________________________________

    I beg to differ, since most of the Steelers fans I come across have never even been to Pittsburgh, they just jumped on the bandwagon, lol…. They have their Steelers sticker in the back window, right next to their Yankees sticker, which is right next to their Lakers sticker…. Hell, I work with a guy, and his 2 favorite teams are the Steelers, and the Phillies. How the hell did that happen????

  34. bingocostello says: Aug 5, 2011 2:56 PM

    wonder what influence Rashard “9-11″ Mendenhall had?

  35. davoider says: Aug 5, 2011 2:56 PM

    According to what I read, they were fine with it until they heard about HGH testing. James Harrison is terrified he is going to have to retire… again.

  36. open1337 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:00 PM

    Iliteracy was the common factor, since the collective i.q. was less than 70, in the room.

  37. tntitansfan10 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:00 PM

    I Didn’t realize they had 6 white players on the team?

  38. rayvenmad says: Aug 5, 2011 3:00 PM

    Maybe, just maybe they got news about the new drug testing policies and knew they’d get caught for all the HGH, etc they’ve been abusing!!!

  39. nocookies28 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:01 PM

    Whose their player rep? He should ALL THE INFO – Right? No excuses…

    ——————————-

    I think you a word.

    But on a more serious note, their player rep is Ryan Clark. He’s too busy poking fun at Ray Rice’s dead cousin to read the CBA.

  40. hobartbaker says: Aug 5, 2011 3:01 PM

    Six Steelers weren’t alarmed by the CBA. The other 78 were quite certain that the proper order for the letters was A, B, C. Lord knows they spent enough hours after class getting that straight when they were kids.

  41. shieldsisland37 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:01 PM

    That is kind of like felons voting against jail right?

  42. vbe2 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:02 PM

    losunderdogs says:Aug 5, 2011 2:41 PM

    James Harrison Got 6 votes?
    ================================
    I think you misread it, the 6 were votes FOR the CBA. The 78 were against it.

  43. flakazoid says: Aug 5, 2011 3:02 PM

    Most of the idiots in this league are probably out of money and would rubber stamp anything so they can buy more gold chains. [what's the graduation rate in the NFL?] Perhaps the Steelers were a little more frugal and forward-thinking so they could be a little more thoughtful before they voted on something so complex with such great implications.

  44. arncitypahnders says: Aug 5, 2011 3:03 PM

    Haters gonna hate…….especially that trophy case with the 6 lombardi’s in it.

    Here we go steelers, here we go!!!

  45. garysson says: Aug 5, 2011 3:05 PM

    The didnt want the CBA, but they lost, They didnt want goodell to oversee things, but they lost… they didnt want to lose the super bowl, but they lost. Steelers been doing alot of losing lately. cant wait for the season!

  46. cmich2006 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:06 PM

    @semperfi24 says:

    Hell, I work with a guy, and his 2 favorite teams are the Steelers, and the Phillies. How the hell did that happen????

    _____________________________________

    Depends on where you grew up. Where I grew up Giants not the Eagles(NFC) and Steelers(AFC) were on TV every Sunday. The Phillie’s (WPHL), Yankees(WPIA) and Mets (WWOR) were the baseball teams we got on cable. The Phillies would be on regular TV. So if you stuck to PA only teams you grew up a fan of the Steelers and the Phillies. The old timers in the area followed the Giants

  47. flakazoid says: Aug 5, 2011 3:06 PM

    bensstinkyfingers says:Aug 5, 2011 2:49 PM

    Considering the majority of the team violates the personal conduct rules on a regular, it makes sense so no one can come back and say “Hey you guys voted for this”. Also it would’ve taken 2 seasons to put all the info on flash cards for them to actually understand what they were voting for.

    ———————————————————-

    For a “majority” to have violated the personal conduct rules, the number would have to be 27. And 27 Steelers did not violate the personal conduct rules. Perhaps it is you who needs the flash cards

  48. rolandsloan says: Aug 5, 2011 3:08 PM

    Maybe they just don’t wanna play.

  49. jacksaysfu says: Aug 5, 2011 3:08 PM

    One of them yes’s better have been from Big Ben, as a thank you to Goodell for not kicking him out the league when Ben was making the league look BAD.

  50. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 5, 2011 3:09 PM

    You people is just jealous!!! Get over it! We are better than you!! Go to an article that concered youre team!!! 6

  51. denverwally says: Aug 5, 2011 3:10 PM

    Harrison couldn’t spell CBA if you spotted him the C and the B.
    (Thank you Hollywood Henderson)

  52. capnhowdy says: Aug 5, 2011 3:11 PM

    semperfi24 says:
    Aug 5, 2011 2:55 PM

    I beg to differ, since most of the Steelers fans I come across have never even been to Pittsburgh, they just jumped on the bandwagon, lol…. They have their Steelers sticker in the back window, right next to their Yankees sticker, which is right next to their Lakers sticker…. Hell, I work with a guy, and his 2 favorite teams are the Steelers, and the Phillies. How the hell did that happen????

    ___________________________

    Sounds like most of central PA to me. They love the Steelers, but hate the Eagles and say the fans are trashy, yet somehow managed to become Phillies fans. They don’t seem to appreciate the irony of being part of the same fan base, as all Eagles fans are also Phillies fans, unlike our brethren to the west who don’t even know they have a baseball team.

  53. renaissanceman6 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:11 PM

    Educate yourselfs!! probably could have asked some fans at your practices to teach you.

  54. carnboys says: Aug 5, 2011 3:12 PM

    Everyyear same old team always crying about the rules. just play football you bunch of babies.
    oh that not fare. the pittsburgh crybabies.

  55. jacksaysfu says: Aug 5, 2011 3:13 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: 78 STEELERS HAVE JUST BEEN SUSPENDED!

  56. ballinmore says: Aug 5, 2011 3:13 PM

    Team didn’t get enough information from their player rep? The same guy who stuck up for his teammate for driving drunk? You stay classy Pittsburgh.

  57. goforthanddie says: Aug 5, 2011 3:15 PM

    If they’re too stupid to understand the CBA, how’d they manage a vote?

  58. mike83ri says: Aug 5, 2011 3:16 PM

    “It’s amazing how people can HATE a man [team] they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…

  59. aaronp2098 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:18 PM

    sojumaster says: Aug 5, 2011 2:43 PM

    @stampede … It is not about “Cool” points. I would not want to vote for something where I am not 100% sure of whats in it. Besides, this is not congress where they vote a certain way because the leadership told them to vote a certain way.

    Because leadership told them to vote a certain way?

    You don’t think at least half these guys votes weren’t influenced by some bigger names in the locker room? Especially the defensive players?

    Sorry to tell you, however most of these votes, as most votes anywhere ARE influenced by someone else…Especially if they think by voting a certain way will help them secure a roster spot

  60. carnboys says: Aug 5, 2011 3:18 PM

    Can the steelers say HGH. you are going to get caught. let the crying start

  61. flakazoid says: Aug 5, 2011 3:19 PM

    Hey, ballinmore

    When’s Ray gonna do his jail time?
    You stay classy too

  62. bryjord says: Aug 5, 2011 3:21 PM

    Its funny that everyone is on here talking smack. Most union employees in America vote to a approve these agreements and then complain about them shortly thereafter, which we will see in the NFL.

    However, now you are blaming a team for voting against a new CBA they arent in favor of? So because the other NFL employees chose to be lap dogs, this team has to as well?

    The NFLPA was walked on in these negotiations, and they really were trampled by the owners. If a team is not happy with the new CBA now as well they should vote against it. You should not vote in favor of a new CBA just because a bunch of fans that know nothing of the terms will get upset if you don’t.

  63. jmat40 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:21 PM

    As a life long Steeler fan of 50 years I can tell you that the Steelers Nation is sick of Cryin’ Ryan Clark, who’s also the Steeler player representative and one very ignorant and arrogant person, and James Harrison.

    Just play the football and shut the hell up.

  64. bblack1173 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:24 PM

    First of I am not a fan of the Steelers but to be honest in my opinion the owners got almost everything they wanted out of the negotiations and the players are the ones who took the brunt of pain in the deal. That being said the Steelers players may actually be right in voting down the deal. The owners move of voting early was brillant and gave the players very little time to approve. The public would have roasted the players if they took any longer.

  65. laeaglefan says: Aug 5, 2011 3:25 PM

    It makes sense that the Steelers would vote against the CBA. Why on Earth would they vote to approve all of the fines 2/3 of them are sure to receive during the season and beyond?

  66. 3octaveFart says: Aug 5, 2011 3:32 PM

    Nothing bring out the idiots like putting “Steelers” in the title.

  67. carnboys says: Aug 5, 2011 3:32 PM

    Hey, I heard big ben got married. I hope he plays on setptember 11. I don’t want no excuse when baltimore beats the steelers. does big ben have a trial coming up.

  68. jmat40 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:33 PM

    Roger Goodell being the judge, jury and executioner and also the appeals judge on player conduct in giving out fines and suspensions was the main reason the Steelers voted down the CBA.
    As the years go along I’ll bet a lot of you will being saying that the Steelers were right.

  69. steelersmichele says: Aug 5, 2011 3:35 PM

    nocookies28 says: But on a more serious note, their player rep is Ryan Clark. He’s too busy poking fun at Ray Rice’s dead cousin to read the CBA.

    Is this the same Ray Rice who said “yes” to Dante Stallworth becoming a Raven? Hmmm.

  70. blahblahblah333 says: Aug 5, 2011 3:42 PM

    Hey carnboys…better check Bens record against Baltimore. Think its pretty good. He seems to beat them pretty often. Open mouth, insert foot.

  71. radrntn says: Aug 5, 2011 3:43 PM

    get these little snibbling brats some kleenex, and tell them to go to their room for a time out until they dry their eyes.

    (seymour dropping big ben, i still love it)

  72. zeussuperman says: Aug 5, 2011 3:44 PM

    It’s obvious that the vote “no” was a vote against Roger Goodell’s continuing supremacy over fines and punishments.

    The Steelers make their living off of what are now (for better or worse) illegal hits. They have an interest in keeping those hits legal.

  73. cincybert says: Aug 5, 2011 3:46 PM

    Harrison strongly opposed the testing for deer antler.

  74. stvang says: Aug 5, 2011 3:48 PM

    you’ll have to pass CBA to find out whats in it.

    Signed
    Nacy Pelosi

  75. flakazoid says: Aug 5, 2011 3:53 PM

    cheesewhiz12 says:
    O ya, the stairway to 7 still goes through titletown boys! Goooood luck!
    ——————————————————–
    Ya know what, In the past three years I’ve had the pleasure of watching my Steelers [born and raised in Pgh] play in three Super Bowls…and win two of them. [and as a teenager I saw them win 4 in 6 years] So I’m feelin’ pretty good, and there’s not much that some cheese-eating, ice-fishing idiot from somewhere no one in their right mind wants to live can change that.

    With that said, I can’t friggin’ wait for opening day when the Ravens without Heap and Mason try to run the ball down our throats.

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

  76. marvsleezy says: Aug 5, 2011 3:55 PM

    you’ll have to pass the Patriot Act to find out whats in it.

    Signed

    George Bush (after all, its for our “safety”)

  77. eustus says: Aug 5, 2011 3:58 PM

    Based on my experience with CBA ratifications, a local (in this case, a team) will vote 80-90% in favour of whatever position thier local leadership takes. If the local president says don’t vote for it, the local members won’t vote for it – no matter what the national president or anyone else says about it.

    As MDS reported on PFT on August 3 , Ryan Clark (The Steeler’s NFLPA player rep) told Ed Bouchette that Goodell’s position as judge, jury and executioner on league discipline would hold up ratification.

    So, it’s not a stretch to imagine that Clark told his team to vote against the deal. And they did.

  78. Kaz says: Aug 5, 2011 4:00 PM

    Figures. What a bunch of idiots…

  79. flakazoid says: Aug 5, 2011 4:00 PM

    …And by the way Cheezewhiz12, all this praise for the Packers being special because they’re owned by the people of Green Bay is hilarious.

    Who with enough money to own a football team would live in that Godforsaken hell-hole?!?!

  80. hobartbaker says: Aug 5, 2011 4:02 PM

    Final vote count –

    Pittsburgh Steelers – 6

    Pittsburgh Steroids – 78

  81. jw731 says: Aug 5, 2011 4:04 PM

    The ambassador to Ireland should be outraged……….Oh wait he donated more money to the campaign so he has as much influence as the kindergardners he once spent a time out with…..

  82. Deb says: Aug 5, 2011 4:07 PM

    bradwins says:

    There are no words for how much I hate the Steelers. Their players and fans genuinely and completely unlikeable.
    ————————————————–

    Funny, but no words can adequately describe my complete contempt for fools who post this kind of silliness. People are people, no matter what football team they support. Some are likeable and some are not, but generalizations are odious and born of ignorance. And if any of our star players left the Steelers tomorrow to play for your team, little hypocritical you would trip over your tongue welcoming them to the fold.
    *****
    @semperfi24 …

    I’m one of those non-native Steelers fans, but I’ve been a diehard, unwavering fan for 34 years. Fandom isn’t about the happenstance of where sperm meets egg. It’s about LOVE and LOYALTY. You’d be an idiot to question mine. As some of my friends have discovered, do not make me choose between you and the Steelers :)

    *******
    The Steelers players had issues with the CBA and voted their principles over their wallets. I’m proud of them. Most of you are just sad little boys who try to make yourselves feel bigger by calling wealthy football players stupid. Does it help? :lol:

  83. ezwriter69 says: Aug 5, 2011 4:13 PM

    84 votes? The free agents with zero chance of making this or any other team get to vote, really? So 31 guys who will not be on the roster, or most likely any other roster, get to vote? I had no idea… seems odd.

  84. vahawker says: Aug 5, 2011 4:15 PM

    Should have taken Pelosi’s advice and passed that thing so they could find out what was in it.

  85. steelersmichele says: Aug 5, 2011 4:20 PM

    jacksaysfu says: BREAKING NEWS: 78 STEELERS HAVE JUST BEEN SUSPENDED!

    And Joe Flacco is crossing his fingers saying “please, let one of them be Ben.”

  86. BroncoNick says: Aug 5, 2011 4:20 PM

    Butterfly ballot…. demand a recount! lol
    There’s got to be some hanging chad’s….

  87. theytukrjobs says: Aug 5, 2011 4:27 PM

    Seems like with that overwhelming of a vote that it was organized to be that way. Interesting.

  88. ezwriter69 says: Aug 5, 2011 4:29 PM

    Kind of ironic, back in the day Noll and Papa Rooney literally tried to sue the Raiders for playing with what they called a “criminal element” and savaged Rozelle for allowing their cheap shots, and whined and wailed and cried incessantly to anyone in the media who would listen over Tatum and Atkinson and Hendricks putting cheap shots on Swann and Bradshaw… in his more coherent moments (if he indeed still has any), Al Davis must be laughing his arse off at this latest bunch of whining wailing self-pitying Steelers.

  89. steelersb says: Aug 5, 2011 4:30 PM

    The Steelers will have roughly 12-14 Superbowls after this current CBA expires. Thumbs down all you want.

  90. carnboys says: Aug 5, 2011 4:31 PM

    your are no different then any other fan. so don’t act like you are better. you are just silly. with your big words.

  91. brucehumbert says: Aug 5, 2011 4:31 PM

    Gotta love this site – put Steelers in the headline and you are sure to get 100 posts – and half of them make NBC proud of it’s investment with their insights and intelligence….

    The Steelers have an issue with how GODell has changed the game…

    They voted against because the Union caved on having his holiness be either judge, or jury or appeals court – not all 3….

    And they were right for doing so…

  92. djsaich42 says: Aug 5, 2011 4:34 PM

    @flakazoid, for starters they are not YOUR Steelers, they are The Rooney’s. You just happen to be a fan of them. 2nd of all, I question how much you truly know about football because in the past 3 years, the Steelers have appeared in the Super Bowl 2 times (not 3 like you said) and won 1 (not 2 like you said).

    Next time you try to trash someone else, atleast use google to get your informatino right.

  93. jw731 says: Aug 5, 2011 4:35 PM

    @deb…….do you live or have you ever been to Pittsburgh?…..contempt?…….not happening sweetheart………non native…….LMAO…………please, fraud is the proper spelling, no matter how you slice it

  94. jw731 says: Aug 5, 2011 4:36 PM

    non native is some funny stuff………..lmao

  95. slobmykolb says: Aug 5, 2011 4:37 PM

    I lived in both philly and pitt for a while and have to say they are two of the most arrogant and ignorant fan bases I have ever been around they are nothing but bandwagon hypocrites with absolutely no class! just read some of their post and you will get that feeling.

  96. GoodOldBDawk says: Aug 5, 2011 4:43 PM

    CBA:

    Players will be allowed to spear defenseless players at will. You can’t play hard football without trying your hardest to permanantly injure people.

    By: James Harrison

  97. nfldaddy says: Aug 5, 2011 4:56 PM

    sojumaster says: Aug 5, 2011 2:43 PM

    Besides, this is not congress where they vote a certain way because the leadership told them to vote a certain way.

    ————————————————
    You obviously have never been in a union. And do you really think that 78 of these geniuses really all acted individually to vote against the CBA? No, some tard influenced them and my money is on “the leadership” (or lack there of).

  98. tdk24 says: Aug 5, 2011 4:58 PM

    So what you’re saying is that 78 are on drugs, 6 are clean. Makes sense to me.

  99. flakazoid says: Aug 5, 2011 4:59 PM

    djsaich42
    Of course it is 3 in 6 years. relax, it was a typo.

  100. blahblahblah333 says: Aug 5, 2011 5:02 PM

    Harrison was NEVER fined for spearing. Atleast type a truth before you make yourself look like a fool GoodOldBDawk. Players were fined on just about every team, not just the Steelers.

  101. grs27 says: Aug 5, 2011 5:05 PM

    This thread clearly shows that The wind blows harder when you are at the top of the mountain.
    All you haters are looking up at the Steelers organization…. only wishing your team had the front office, fans, and players that make up the Steelers.

  102. Deb says: Aug 5, 2011 5:08 PM

    The Commissioner hasn’t been targeting Steelers. He’s a politically expedient guy. Congress threatens oversight on head injuries, so he fines players. James made himself a target with his big mouth. If womens’ groups are stirred up about Roethlisberger or Favre, Goodell will go after them, guilty or not. But since no one knows Perrish Cox and Brandon Underwood, Goodell ignores them.

    If you guys think what happened to the Steelers and Vikes can’t happen to any of your teams, you’re bigger fools than you sound … and that’s quite an accomplishment. Can’t wait until he’s playing judge, jury, and executioner for your players. Your day will come.

  103. Deb says: Aug 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    slobmykolb says:

    I lived in both philly and pitt for a while and have to say they are two of the most arrogant and ignorant fan bases I have ever been around they are nothing but bandwagon hypocrites with absolutely no class! just read some of their post and you will get that feeling.
    ————————————————-

    Speaking of classless, have you read the posts from the anti-Steeler faction? Interesting user name, btw.

  104. 3octaveFart says: Aug 5, 2011 5:17 PM

    Interesting that M.F. chose not to mention how 31 other teams voted, doncha think?

  105. Deb says: Aug 5, 2011 5:20 PM

    @jw731 …

    I suppose your ongoing fascination with me is flattering … in a creepy stalker kind of way.

    ************************
    djsaich42 says:

    @flakazoid, for starters they are not YOUR Steelers, they are The Rooney’s
    ——————————–
    What a childish comment. A team belongs to its fans because without fans, teams wouldn’t exist and the Rooneys would be holding so much worthless paper.

    People like you and jw731 prod people on their fan allegiance because you little twits have nothing substantive to say. And I suppose you’re far too small and petty to understand the devotion of Steeler Nation. How sad for you.

  106. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Aug 5, 2011 5:23 PM

    Wow, some of the hate (read: “jealousy”) of non-Steeler fans here is pathetic.

    Six SB trophies, heading for the 7th. ‘Nuff said!

  107. flakazoid says: Aug 5, 2011 5:45 PM

    djsaich42 says: @flakazoid, for starters they are not YOUR Steelers, they are The Rooney’s

    Like every NFL fan I spend a lot of my time and money and passion on MY Steelers. Indirectly, we pay their salaries. For 40 years I have lived and breathed the black & gold. All of us have the right to claim posession of our favorite teams. Without us, there would be no NFL.

  108. wvfinfan says: Aug 5, 2011 6:03 PM

    78 players voted against it because THEY CANNOT READ. The voted no because they were handed a copy and there were more than 5 words per page and immediately voted NO!

    They meant I voting no because I am illiterate!

  109. sgmjerry220 says: Aug 5, 2011 6:21 PM

    Totally disingenuous by the players. The Steelers organization is arguably the model for accountability on the field. What these players really said, was I want to break the rules/law and not have anyone hold me accountable for my actions. It is sad to see the players be so against what the Rooneys and Tomlin pride themselves on.

  110. fmwarner says: Aug 5, 2011 6:25 PM

    6ringsofsteel says: Aug 5, 2011 2:46 PM

    We ALWAYS get it right so they players in general should voted against this to. Teams should beg to follow the Steeler example. 6

    6ringsofsteel says: Aug 5, 2011 3:09 PM

    You people is just jealous!!! Get over it! We are better than you!! Go to an article that concered youre team!!! 6
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    I take it none of those rings were for winning the Grammar Rodeo.

  111. descendency says: Aug 5, 2011 6:26 PM

    Lock them out then.

  112. dumbaseinstien says: Aug 5, 2011 6:36 PM

    It’s interesting that between 25-50% of the people reading this & commenting support the Steelers. Clearly, that means that the other 50-75% are a BUNCH of PANZIES!!!

    Go Steelers!!!

  113. cowboysfaninpatriotsland says: Aug 5, 2011 6:47 PM

    Isn’t the Bankrupt Charlie Batch their Player Rep?
    He can’t read his bank statement, what makes you think he could read and explain the CBA!

  114. 3octaveFart says: Aug 5, 2011 7:10 PM

    Interesting.

    Regardless of the subject matter, any article that contains “Steelers” in the title always draws the most comments by far, than any other article.

    At least they’re relevant, whereas your team, probably not so much.

  115. getitdoneplz says: Aug 5, 2011 8:00 PM

    De Smith took a commission from a $50M premium for lockout insurance that was never utilized and he was paid off by owners. Of course it was a bad deal for players. De SOLD OUT

  116. 3octaveFart says: Aug 5, 2011 8:08 PM

    wvfinfan says: Aug 5, 2011 6:03 PM

    “They meant I voting no because I am illiterate!”

    The irony is not lost on me…
    /chuckle

  117. steelcurtainn says: Aug 5, 2011 9:40 PM

    It doesnt surprise me that they voted against it. Surely,Something to do with fining the players.
    I have been watching the NFL for more then 30 years and have never seen a year of bad calls and fines like the steelers received last year. thanks to *&&***& Goodell. Those of you who watched all the steelers games last year know exactly what Im talking about. I understand all teams get bad calls but GEEZ, it was almost laughable to see some of the bad calls the steelers got.

  118. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Aug 5, 2011 10:33 PM

    semperfi24 says:
    Aug 5, 2011 2:55 PM

    I beg to differ, since most of the Steelers fans I come across have never even been to Pittsburgh, they just jumped on the bandwagon, lol…. They have their Steelers sticker in the back window, right next to their Yankees sticker, which is right next to their Lakers sticker…. Hell, I work with a guy, and his 2 favorite teams are the Steelers, and the Phillies. How the hell did that happen????

    As a Steeler fan for 29 years since I was 8 years old and a Laker fan for 24 years since I was 13, what Bandwagon did I jump on? The Steelers team was mediocre in the early 80s and my first Steelers jersey was of Louis Lipps. Oh yeah, what a bandwagon that was. Became a Laker fan because Magic Johnson was the greatest player in the world. Took the Lakers 11 years to win a championship after that. Do not be jealous that there are people out there that are actually fans of teams that happen to be good and win a championship now and then. BTW..the Yankees suck.

  119. hockeyfan1701 says: Aug 5, 2011 11:29 PM

    Wow…This is like elementary school. Let’s hate the good team because my teams sucks. Not a Steelers fan myself but it is very apparent there is a lot of jealousy going on here. Grow up people.

  120. steelcity09 says: Aug 5, 2011 11:47 PM

    Maybe they should form a super congress so they can get and do what they want………oh wait, thats already been done.

  121. Deb says: Aug 5, 2011 11:49 PM

    @steelerfannomatterwhat …

    Great post!!! My brother followed my lead with the Steelers and has been as rabid as I am for 34 years. But he has also been a huge Lakers fan since his hero Kareem Abdul-Jabar was playing. And we were born into the Crimson Tide. When anyone teases him about bandwagoning, he just says he appreciates excellence. I’m a one-sport woman, but he is also a Mets fan. That should end any suggestion that he only follows winners ;)

  122. sojumaster says: Aug 8, 2011 8:37 AM

    What is amazing about this whole feed of comments is that the Steelers decided to excerise a protest vote against the CBA and people come on here and come up with every anti-Steeler comment, regardless if it has NOTHING to do with the vote.

    I guess hate is blind also.

  123. sojumaster says: Aug 8, 2011 10:13 AM

    cowboysfaninpatriotsland says:Aug 5, 2011 6:47 PM

    Isn’t the Bankrupt Charlie Batch their Player Rep?
    He can’t read his bank statement, what makes you think he could read and explain the CBA!

    ________________________________

    Nice try at a brainless anti-Steeler comment ….

    Just for the record, Ryan Clark is the rep.

  124. indyff955 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    New CBA rules:

    1. Players will no longer be allowed to bang rocks together to make fire in the locker room.

    2. Players must be able to successfully determined the sum of the numbers on their jersey by adding them together.

    3. Players will no longer be permitted to store used syringes in their lockers.

    Therefore James Harrison threatened that if any of his teammates supported this, he would bludgeon them to a slow, painful death with their own arms that he ripped from their shoulders.

    Harrison is the biggest, senseless, most foaming from the mouth, roid raging, angry dumb animal in all of sports. Steeler fans dont even attempt at defending that guy. He is trash.

  125. boothisman says: Aug 10, 2011 1:53 PM

    I love how Browns and Packer fans count championships from before the NFL was formed.. too funny..

    All your tears taste so good to me, they sustain me..mmmmmmm

    Can’t wait till the Steelers win another championship, you know, one that counts since the league was formed 60 years ago..

    ..here we go steelers here we goooo..

  126. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Aug 12, 2011 1:55 PM

    sojumaster says:
    Aug 5, 2011 2:46 PM
    I wonder how many people have ever even looked at a copy of the CBA before. The last CBA was 299 pages long. Just merely skimming over the document is enough to put people to sleep.

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    The NFLPA* and their reps should have briefed them on the key points if they don’t have the intellectual capacity to comprehend the entire document…

    Keep drinking that Jinro; it’s doing wonders for your business acumen!

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