Harrison, Ward race during Wednesday’s PFT on NBCSN

If you watched Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, you witnessed an unexpected competition, from the site of Thursday night’s regular-season opener.

Retired Patriots safety Rodney Harrison challenged retired Steelers receiver Hines Ward to a race.  It wasn’t part of the plan for the day, but it ended up being the highlight of the show.

The video appears below, with Harrison getting a fairly easy win. Hines accused Rodney of cheating.  Rodney accused Hines of whining about losing.

The difference may have been that Hines was wearing a suit, and Rodney wasn’t.

The good news for Rodney is that he ran a 4.5. The bad news is that the distance was a lot less than 40 yards.