Ed Bouchette seems to imply that it might be (see the last sentence):
Ed Bouchette's daily question
Saturday, August 11, 2007
With the overwhelmingly negative response to the new Steelers mascot,
Steely McBeam, is there any possibility that the Steelers organization
would consider canning him this season? Personally, I don't think he
should make it through the first round of cuts!
Ian Garrett, Jacksonville, Fla.
BOUCHETTE: You mean like New Coke, which lasted about 10 minutes after
the public overwhelmingly rejected it? The old Terrible Fan, conceived
by a fan who wore the costume in the stands to games, wasn't bad and
even though he was not official, the Steelers tolerated him back in
the 1970s and through much of the 1980s (I believe he retired). Stevie
Steeler, forced on the Steelers by the NFL, wasn't around long. We'll
see how long the NFL-inspired Terrible Mascot -- oops, Steely McBeam
(me up?) -- lasts.
The name is by far the worst part, and the blame for it falls squarely
on the Rooneys. But, if the NFL applied any pressure on the
organization to create a mascot, I call Bullshit on Goodell too.
on officials' TD call League backs referee's take on Holmes' score Tuesday, December 16, 2008 By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The NFL is backing referee Walt Coleman's decision to overturn a call on the field and rule Santonio Holmes' catch a touchdown that gave the had possession and two feet down with the ball in the goal line, meaning it broke the plane," an NFL spokesman said via e-mail. The spokesman said Mike Pereira, the NFL's vice president of officiating, backed Coleman's ruling after replay. Coleman explained after the game that Holmes
, including rookies, cam in and played up to high standards. When the chemistry - or magic - is there, its there. And whatever it is, we have it now.I don't think anyone is trying to say Ben won them by himself. But it's not a "people" idea, it's an NFL stat. And the QB does play the biggest role in whether or not a team wins, most of the time. Occasionally a team manages to win in spite of their QB, but that's not the norm. I understand you're not dissing Ben or anything. I'm not really sticking of for the stat, either
for being bitter. He's got basically the same college background as Matt Leinert, and he wasn't even given a prayer of being an NFL QB. The Jacksonville scout talked mostly about Matt Jones and how willing he was to switch and become a solid NFL receiver. Interesting stuff.Mr. BA-- you posted it originally a while back, but this OTL topic had me thinking about penn state QB michael robinson. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2400350&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1 Robinson is a guy who would do anything ("And
Chris Henry now get suspended for the rest of the 2007 season? Not to worry Chris, Michael Vick hears you calling.Actually, I may be the idiot, here. Sounds like Henry's second test might be negative: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2877555One of the major rules in being an NFL fan is: Never believe a single word coming from the mouth of an agant and if the client is a major turd like Henry then believe the opposite of what the agent says to be the truth .Sorry Ladies http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=6064 "One of the major rules in being
feature no college or pro football broadcasts, a middle-of-the-week television schedule would be ideal. One of the potential barriers to the creation of a true NFL minor league is the reported plan of a new league, the UFL, to drop teams in several non-NFL cities and lure some of the same guys who would otherwise be courted by the NFL's junior circuit. The mere establishment of an NFL minor league could be interpreted as a sign that the NFL is worried about the UFL, and the NFL won't want to create that impression. So while we believe that it's a great idea
they have a conflict
of interest in that they are working for the team that has a
compulsion to get an injured player back on to the field as soon as
possible. He points out that studies of concussions funded by the NFL
were poorly designed and their conclusions differed from most other
medical studies on concussions. He states that the NFL has produced
flawed studies that do not adequately diagnose concussions nor trace
their long-term effects.
A gross example of how NFL teams handle concussions centers on the New
York Jets and Wayne Chrebet, who played for them. The New York Times
Anal Pineapple" Award The "Jojo Pineapple" is awarded every month to the Usenet poster who best establishes a pattern of stupidity, idiocy, moronism, silliness, cretinism and general kookery in a way exemplified by the eponymous founder of this award, Joseph "Foamboi" Bartlo.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ That's an interesting sock collection you have there."Give me your STEELY BEAM honey!" ..HEY that's what Ben said to Bettis (see below) http://www.partiers.com/gobrowns/steelerssuck_combenrubsbettis.jpglol! That is hilarious.
Everyone is laughing at the Steelers new mascot, but is a mascot really supposed to be that serious of a concept? And if the team has to have one, let's hear some suggestions for a better one before laughing at what was chosen. I mean, we don't want that construction worker guy from the Village People, do we? (Well, I'm sure Queer Harold would have loved it.)Looks a lot like your significant other
unexpected sentence in a case like this, whether it be a multimillionare or some poor sod. Furthermore, as I understand it he got off really lightly on his league suspension because he wasn't under an NFL contract when the events took place. End result: there were limits as to what the NFL could do. He couldn't get busted for being a player and involved in drugs - only the smaller penalties established for damaging the reputation of the league applied to him. Or something like that. I'm no expert but that's how I understood it. coke against cstojAll you
are in the full cost of running a team. He's saying they're 90%. My contention is that they're closer to between 60% and 70%. Thoughts? Thanks!!I've heard around 60% and that number seems to be roughly equivalent for the major sports (maybe not basketball, less I'd guess).Not sure if this is what your looking for, but http://www.joehilldispatch.org/laborwire/archives/000530.php In the NFL, salaries account for 64 per cent of defined gross revenue, a negotiated number that represents about 88 per cent of all revenue.
incompletion, but not a fumble unless you make a 'football move'. At that point, the ground can't cause an incompletion or a fumble, but it can still cause turf toe. 4. Oddly enough, the NFL rulebook defines 'football move' as being the moment when the center begins to snap the ball. 5. NFL Quarterback rating maximum: 158.3. People thought Einstein was nutz with E=MC2. Apparently, 100% is not the maximum efficiency possible. When NFL players say they compete at 110% they aren't kidding. But even then, wouldn't 100% really be 158.3%? Are they really just going at
The Steelers' fearless mascot looks ahead to the coming week's match- up and makes his unbiased prediction. Last week, Steely predicted that the Cardinals would upset the Steelers. _check This week: The Steelers take on that bitter, bitter rival, Seattle. The facts: Both teams are 3-1 Steelers are trying to dispel the notion that their SB win* was a fluke, or a gift. Both teams will be motivated. The Steelers are coming off an emotional loss, which took a little of the bloom off their rose. Ben looked altogether gentle again vs. Arizona, like a hood ornament. Steelers fans are
enough prove of them in this newsgroup.) Somebody certainly needs to step up to the plate and speak for the child. Very frustrating situation though, to say the least. The NFL should pay for the kid's medical bills as a gesture of goodwill though. That'd be nice. The Steelers are 6.5 dogs this week. If I still was a gamblin' man I'd take the points. But then again, maybe that's why I'm an ex-gamblin' man. In any case Go Steelers!Hahahaha - that's a good one. "Taking personal responsibility" on the advice of
guard. Pittsburgh does a great job of selecting small-school players and making them fit right in. 5. orien harris DT Miami, FL (133) His brother Kwame Harris was taken in the first round by the 49ers in 2003. Orien is a steady player, but he doesn't have the ideal weight for an NFL defensive lineman. [SM66: DE in steelers 3-4 scheme? good at finding those "hybrid" guys] 6. omar jacobs QB Bowling Green (164) He needs to correct his delivery, which is low and sidearm. He is very productive -- he had 41 touchdown passes against four interceptions last season. 7. charles davis
I'm not a real big fan of pregame shows, but coach looked pretty solid for his TV debut as an NFL analyst. Looking very dapper in his expensive suit ..even the moustache was ready for primetime in HD. Nice to have the 2 smartest & classiest guys (along with Marino) on that show representing the 'Burgh so well then again compared to Sharpe and Boomer, maybe not such a hard task .well he is articulate, which is more than you can say for guys like Emmit and Keyshawn. Sounds like he's going to be pretty good at
is showing it, nobody else can. You can't blame the direct TV people, they've purchased what they could.absolutely..and why would you rethink it? If the game is on locally you should be watching it on that channel. And that isn't a directv policy, that's an NFL policyThe problem is if the game is being shown locally then its blacked out on the Ticket. Unfortunatly the local channels will show the end of earlier games before they start the late game, unless your in the teams market, of course if I was in the Pittsburgh market I would'nt need
continued to have me do throughout the two years I worked in video, under Coach Belichick," Walsh told HBO's Andrea Kremer in an interview scheduled to air Friday night on "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel." "If it was of little or no importance, the field in Pittsburgh or shooting from other teams' stadiums the way we did. Walsh told HBO that his superiors coached him on how to evade NFL rules limiting the number of camera operators per team to two, and that team officials instructed him on ways to avoid detection. "When I was
It's only going to get worse as more and more of these cases come up (why were you so hard on this guy? Why did you let this guy skate free?) In a year where we just saw a prime example of how destructive it can be to people's lives to jump to conclusions before an actual trial (the Duke rape case), we've got an NFL commish putting the hammer down on guys who have yet to see their day in court.Why is telling a guy not to report to camp setting a horrible precedent? He is sending a message loud & clear ..if you choose to act like a low-life thug in the
character into account at draft time as much as any NFL team does, and that the screening process has been in place for a long time. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07113/780262-66.stm In the fifth round of the 1996 NFL draft, the Patriots picked Nebraska defensive lineman Christian Peter, amp;#39;s the steeler mascot, pathetic Steely blitzed? Steelers' mascot actor charged with DUI Wednesday, April 09, 2008 By Jim McKinnon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers mascot Steely McBeamOne of the men who dresses as Steelers mascot Steely McBeam has been charged with drunken driving and