If you can’t cheat ’em, join ’em. Or something.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who repeatedly has railed against the Patriots for cheating the Steelers out of the 2004 AFC title, is now willing to play for the team he has loved to hate.
“Of course it would be nice to play with Tom Brady,” Harrison told Josina Anderson of ESPN. “I mean who wouldn’t want to?”
To quote the immortal Manya: “You! You said so!”
“I should have another ring,” Harrison told Men’s Journal in 2011. “We were the best team in football in 2004, but the Patriots, who we beat during the regular season, stole our signals and picked up 90 percent of our blitzes [in the AFC title game]. They got busted for it later, but hey, they’re Goodell’s boys, so he slapped ‘em $500,000 and burned the tapes. Was he going to rescind their Super Bowls? Man, hell no!”
But, hey, unemployment has a way of changing minds and softening hearts.
Who knows? Maybe Harrison would even be willing at some point to urinate on Commissioner Goodell, if he were on fire.