JESSE JACKSON ATTENDS STEELERS WALK-THROUGH

Nearly a year to the day after a major dust-up arose regarding whether a final Super Bowl walk-through practice had been videotaped in early 2002, a final Super Bowl walk-through practice is in the news for different reasons.
According to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe, who covered the Steelers’ final session as pool reporter Peter King attended the Hall of Fame selection meeting, Reverend Jesse Jackson was present for Pittsburgh’s last Super Bowl practice.
Jackson watched the 38-minute session from the end zone with roughly 250 other of the team’s friends and family members.
“We had some people who have been special to us come to practice today – family members and high school coaches,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “It’s not a big deal to us, but it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them. We wanted to show our appreciation for what they’ve done for us by allowing them to be a part of it.”
As to Jackson, the second-year coach who’s getting ready for his first Super Bowl said, “I got to know him recently. He’s a fan of football, a supporter of us, and we appreciate it.”
Also present, per Reiss, were Florida State defensive back and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle, and former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Mike Utley, who lost the use of his legs due to a football injury suffered in the 1990s.

67 responses to “JESSE JACKSON ATTENDS STEELERS WALK-THROUGH

  1. So Belicheat has Jesse I love the sound of my voice Jackson on his payroll for next year.

  2. Hopefully he will rub his ethics and morals off on the steelers. Oh Wait…

  3. Great, now if the Cardinals win it will be because the NFL discriminated against a black coach. Wonderful.

  4. I’m not so sure that Jesse Jackson being a fan and being involved with your team is a good thing. Now I’m definitely feeling the Cards winning this one.

  5. Great, one of Mike Tomlin’s best buddies is a race baiting self serving poverty pimp.
    Looks like I’m rooting for the Cardinals after all.

  6. Great! I was looking for any angle to root for the Cardinals, and now I have it. Thanks Jesse!

  7. Over/under for the post number count for the first “Did Jesse have a video camera” posting?
    I got 7. 😉

  8. Ta Da! Introducing the Nazi faction of PFT. More red meat for the mental midgets. Thanks Florio!

  9. This just in – while watching the Steelers practice for the Super Bowl, Jesse Jackson got another woman pregnant.

  10. C’mon people. All these people are publicity whores. They go to whomever is hot. Just wait. In another then years when the Steelers aren’t as good now, those vampires like Obama and Jackson will have another favorite team.
    Until then, it’s just a cross the Steelers will have to bear.

  11. So the Steelers have the backing of the Rainbow Coalition. I usually don’t care who wins the Super Bowl if the Cowboys aren’t playing… but GO CARDS, in spite of the inevitable MLK-wannabe speech we’d get about the inequalities that exist in the good ol’ cracka boy NFL, which BY NO COINCIDENCE has it’s offices right smack DAB in the middle of HYMIETOWN, USA if they actually pull it off. Somebody give that man a bailout!

  12. Jesse f–king Jackson? What, Al Sharpton was busy? I guess Mike Tomlin isn’t as smart and classy as I thought. It’s not surprising, but it is disappointing.

  13. I guess we can’t go a day without hearing from the Aryan Nation anymore. I’m really starting to think Florio is doing this on purpose. Do you know how many famous people attended Steelers or Cards functions this week. Jesse Jackson is completely irrelevant these days. His name was only mentioned on this site to elicit an angry response from the mongoloids. Time to fill up the message board lunatics!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Mike (Tomlin) – couldn’t you have just stopped with the Obama endorsement (Obama publically stated that he’s pulling for the Steelers – allegedly because Tomlin at some point campaigned for Obama)? As if the Obama connection isn’t already a little too much for some people – now you have the infamous “Race Pimp” Jesse Jackson attending the Steelers’ final walk-thru. Now people will be pulling for the Cards harder than ever (frankly, I’m relatively neutral). I think Jesse Jackson’s presence has now pushed Karma a little farther on the Cards’ side, too.
    Can anyone account for Al Sharpton’s whereabouts during all of this? At least he didn’t get anywhere near the Steelers, did he?

  15. i expect to hear about some kind of filming now..
    does Jackson ever do anything without cameras around ?

  16. Word is he was fairly subdued until Aaron Smith tackled Willie Parker, and then he started crying out “hate crime!”

  17. Do any of you really think Pittsburgh gives a shit that you are rooting for the Cardinals? 85% of the stadium will be Steelers fans, that is all that really matters.

  18. Wow, great, that Jesse Jackson is one guy everyone can root for. Wonder if he called Pittsburgh “Hymie Town”…Roethlisberger is a Jewish sounding name.
    I think I would be less disgusted if it was Al Sharpton. I also still believe Tiwana Brawley was abducted.
    Go crybaby Kurt Warner!

  19. From the comments that have been posted since I was composing mine – looks like I am right.
    Don’t worry, Republican Amerikkka. I think Jesse has irrevocably messed up the Steelers’ Karma.

  20. Not like I needed another reason to take the Cardinals, but knowing Jesse the consummate racist Jackson is supporting the Steelers makes me glad I chose the Cardinals.

  21. Yeah. The appearance of the “Rev’rend Jesssseeee Jackson” may well indeed signify some clear polarization.
    Then again, since racial equality has clearly been established in this country with the election of President Obama, he doesn’t have a lot to do these days.
    Fit that man for some pom poms and cheerleading skirt!
    Oh, and go Cardinals!

  22. I hope he doesn’t want to cut Tomlins balls off! I’m a fan of M. Tomlin, but now that I know he is friends with a racist piece of garbage like Jessie “Shake Down” Jackson, I don’t know what to think!

  23. Wonder if Al Sharpton was watching the Cardinals “walk through” to equal things out.
    On another note: Mike Utley (a Great American in American History) won’t seeing any Lions walk thoughs before a Super Bowl for a while now.

  24. Obama for Tomlin’s Steelers, Jackson for Tomlin’s Steelers, inferior motives to stem one’s own political agenda. Let’s hear it JJ “down with whitey!”

  25. As a Steelers fan, I’d actually be a little bit happier if they’d stop trying to throw their hat into the political ring. But whatever, it’s their team.
    As it is, hopefully Tomlin’s not stupid enough to think Jessie Jackson actually gives two sihts about the Steelers, and can clearly see he’s just currying favor with a new age of black Americans who follow the biggest league’s most popular team.
    I mean, I’m sure our President and Mr. Jackson grew up Steelers fans and all, and their outward support of the team has no ulterior motives…(ahem)

  26. From Hymietown to Steeltown… the Jesse Jackson story.
    I hope he doesn’t have a camera and I hope he’s not “Condescending to N*&^%AS!”

  27. Those of you thinking that despising Jesse Jackson is racist really need to get a clue. The guy is a low class piece of garbage who does more to keep the black community down than any single white guy in the world.
    You want to abolish racism? Start with Jesse Jackson. Then Al Sharpton and then Rev. Wright. Until then, you’ll constantly be dealing with nothing but manufactured racism created in the dillusional minds of those three guys.

  28. When Tiktokdok says something funny, insightful, educated, enlightened, or even age appropriate I will sh*t myself with disbelief.

  29. Why is it that you can’t dislike Jesse Jackson or Barack Obama without being called a racist? Isn’t it at least possible that people can voice opinions on politics and policy without racist agendas? I mean, this is the country that elected a black man, right? So it’s possible to see beyond race, at least long enough to fill in a little oval.
    Back on topic.. Jesse Jackson is an incredible hypocrite. Wanting to “snap a guys nuts off” and then bawling your eyes out (with tears of joy) when he gets elected? Hypocrite. I couldn’t care less who he’s rooting for and I don’t know why it bears reporting on this site.

  30. “It’s not a big deal to us, but it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them. We wanted to show our appreciation for what they’ve done for us by allowing them to be a part of it.”
    Yes, by all means, show your appreciation for Jesse’s racism and tireless work at convincing the black community that they have no chance to succeed in today’s society.

  31. Now, if you report that David Duke attended the Cardinals practice, that would be news.

  32. It was a touching..heartfelt moment down here on the field when tears began to stream down Jesse Jackson’s face as Mike Tomlin gave the last practice speech before the Superbowl…Back to you Mike..
    This just in…So as not to be outdone by Mike Tomlin’s back-firing whorish attempt at media glitz…David Duke gave the post practice speech at the Cardinals last walk through before the big game.

  33. Ravenmaniac says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 8:00 am
    I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous.
    I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous.
    I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous.
    I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous.
    I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous.
    I’m so jealous. I’m so jealous.
    ________________________________________
    Ravens go 7-9 next year.

  34. I agree Jimicos. Hating “Reverend” Al and “Dr” Jackson have nothing to do with them being black. I can’t stand those pieces of shit because they are race baiting whores who only care about getting on the evening news and lining thier pockets with the money of the people and victims they are supposidly helping.

  35. Hmmmmmm…sounds a little fishy to me. Jackson and Obama rooting for Steeler’s. Jackson accuses Obama of “talking down to the black people”…and wants to cut his nuts off. Wonder what Jesse thought about Jr. trying to pay to play the Senate seat in Illinois?
    If Jackson watched the Steelers walkthrough, will he be present when they hand out the syringes to the players?

  36. mskrs says:
    January 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    Mike (Tomlin) – couldn’t you have just stopped with the Obama endorsement (Obama publically stated that he’s pulling for the Steelers – allegedly because Tomlin at some point campaigned for Obama)? As if the Obama connection isn’t already a little too much for some people – now you have the infamous “Race Pimp” Jesse Jackson attending the Steelers’ final walk-thru. Now people will be pulling for the Cards harder than ever (frankly, I’m relatively neutral).
    ********
    Did you ever think that maybe some people just care about the football game and not the people who visit or the politics of the coach and/or owner? Just a thought… And, judging by the results of the election, I would say there would be a lot more Steelers fans since Obama endorsed them if, in fact, people worry about the politics.
    So, they won’t get the redneck vote on PFT. Maybe, just maybe, they don’t want it?

  37. Magoo…How will Ben follow up this Superbowl year..maybe with another 8-8 season…look out AFC….

  38. Smush Rodrigez says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 10:19 am
    So, they won’t get the redneck vote on PFT. Maybe, just maybe, they don’t want it?
    ——————————
    One again, you’re a redneck if you didn’t vote Obama. Thanks for making that point clear, Smush.

  39. jimicos says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am
    Why is it that you can’t dislike Jesse Jackson or Barack Obama without being called a racist? Isn’t it at least possible that people can voice opinions on politics and policy without racist agendas? I mean, this is the country that elected a black man, right? So it’s possible to see beyond race, at least long enough to fill in a little oval.
    Back on topic.. Jesse Jackson is an incredible hypocrite. Wanting to “snap a guys nuts off” and then bawling your eyes out (with tears of joy) when he gets elected? Hypocrite. I couldn’t care less who he’s rooting for and I don’t know why it bears reporting on this site.
    ________________________
    I’m no particular Jesse Jackson fan and you make good points regarding him. The Obama talk speaks to a particular nerve that’s been struck by the Republican party for many years. The party’s platform for years has been tailored to Southern and Evangelical views. They adopted the ‘Dixie-crats’ that were disillusioned by LBJ’s Great Society in general and the civil rights legislation in particular. When LBJ signed that legislation he is reported to have said ‘We have lost the South for a generation’. Nixon shrewdly adopted the ‘Southern Strategy’ and Reagan and the party in general have perpetuated it. Remember all the talk of welfare queens under Reagan and the talk about handouts now? Close your eyes and tell me if you’re imagining that going to a family in a trailer in Appalachia or a black family in the ghetto. Add in the not-so-subtle chain emails during the election and a lot people end up thinking if it walks like a duck and quacks like duck that it probably is a duck. This is not to say that all Republicans are racist, but I think it’s safe to say the Republican party has a history of attempting to suppress minority voting and other strategies that could be considered racist.

  40. Ravenmaniac says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 10:46 am
    Magoo…How will Ben follow up this Superbowl year..maybe with another 8-8 season…look out AFC….
    ___________________________
    Deal! I’ll trade #6 for 8-8 next year. Hopefully that won’t be the case.

  41. Watch what you say ! In America now, if you don’t like ALL the people of color, the all tolerant “Progressive Liberals” will label you a RACIST !
    What are you guy’s going to call the Blacks that don’t like Jesse .

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