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  • Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL ‘no longer a secret’

    01/19/2014 7:36:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    January 19, 2014, 10:10 am Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL ‘no longer a secret’ By Justin Sink President Obama said that he believed NFL players “know what they’re doing” and understood the impact that concussions could have on their long-term health in an interview with The New Yorker published on Sunday, adding that he would not let his son play pro football. “At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” Obama said. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I...
  • 'I would not let my son play football': Obama

    01/19/2014 12:05:32 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 77 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/19/2014 | Sean Piccoli
    A football career would be out of bounds for any son of President Obama, who compared the game to smoking in an interview with The New Yorker. “I would not let my son play pro football,” the First Fan said in a POTUS profile for the magazine’s Jan. 27 issue. The president’s love of sports is well documented, and his favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. And while football’s escalating head-injury crisis is reason enough to keep a kid he doesn’t have off the field, it’s no reason to stop watching, he told Remnick.
  • Mike Tomlin, Steelers could face ‘stiff financial penalties’ and possible loss of draft pick

    12/02/2013 1:48:29 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 2, 2013 | Justin Tasch
    the NFL has performed 'an aggressive review' of the play in question, where Tomiln appeared to intentionally get in the path of Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones on a could-be touchdown, forcing Jones to alter his route and run towards a Pittsburgh defender. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was caught by television cameras Thursday night with a big smile on his face after his positioning on a third-quarter kick return from Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones — in which Tomlin had part of his right foot on the field as he watched the return on the video board with his back to...
  • Problems With the Truth: Confessions of a 22-Year Rick Santorum Observer

    04/05/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jerry Bowyer
    I’ve known Rick Santorum for 22 years, having first met him in 1990 before he’d won his first campaign for Congress. I interviewed him on WORD-FM, an evangelical Christian radio station where I was a frequent guest host (and eventually a full-time host) early in his campaign. If I was not the first media personality to interview Rick, I was one of the first. I had Rick as a guest at the request of my friend, Mark Rogers, who was running Rick’s campaign. Over the years I interviewed Rick at least a dozen times and debated him several times as...
  • [NFL Players] Pouncey Twins Wear “Free Hernandez Hats” At Saturday Night Birthday Party

    07/15/2013 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Steelers Depot ^ | 7/14/13 | Dave Bryan
    Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins will both turn 24 in a little over a week, but being as training camps will be starting soon, they decided to celebrate early with a party Saturday night at Club Cameo in Miami. According to Deadspin, during the party the Pouncey twins were photographed wearing ‘Free Hernandez’ baseball hats as they are obviously showing support for Aaron Hernandez, their former Florida teammate and former tight end for the New England Patriots. The Pouncey’s recently had their names surface in an article about a 2007...
  • Pair Busted For Flaming Tampon Attack On Car

    01/18/2012 7:01:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    smoking gun ^ | http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/tampon-used-for-arson-985412
    According to State Police troopers, the Deshongs seriously damaged a 2006 Ford Fusion, which had its windshield and windows either cracked or broken, was covered with dents, and had blood on the front passenger seat. The car’s hood was also open and various hoses had been disconnected. As for the flaming tampons, a probable cause affidavit notes that investigators “discovered that the gas cap was removed and tampons were used to possibly ignite the gas tank." Additionally, “Tampon was used in the engine compartment where the oil fill cap is located.” Since “ashes were at the gas cap area and...
  • Steelers rally to stun Ravens, advance to AFC championship game

    01/15/2011 6:07:27 PM PST · by Plumberman27 · 76 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | 1-15-2011 | Scott Brown
    The Steelers advanced to the final four of the NFL playoffs today, and few could have foreseen the manner in which they did it. After spotting the Ravens a 14-point halftime lead, the Steelers dominated the second half en route to a 31-24 win in front of a frenzied crowd of 64,879 at Heinz Field.
  • National Football League Backs Reid Over Angle; Invests $340,000 to Save Incumbent Congress

    10/28/2010 6:27:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 149 replies
    csnews.com ^ | 10-28-10 | Matt Cover
    The National Football League’s political action committee—Gridiron PAC—has weighed in on the hotly contested U.S. Senate election in Nevada that pits conservative Republican challenger Sharron Angle against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. The PAC has given $10,000 to Reid—the maximum it can give in a single election cycle—and no money to Angle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by OpenSecrets.org. The NFL’s PAC also contributed to other incumbent Democratic senators facing viable challengers this year, giving $5,000 to Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas; $5,000 to Russ Feingold of Wisconsin; $5,000 to Barbara Boxer of California; $5,000 to Michael Bennet of...
  • Zoo 'drops' Steelers' Roethlisberger

    04/25/2010 3:11:08 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 653+ views
    upi ^ | April 25
    PITTSBURGH, (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, suspended for off-field behavior, has been "dropped" from a spot at the Pittsburgh zoo, officials said. Roethlisberger's name was replaced on a tall pole the zoo uses to show elephants' height compared to people, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, reported. The zoo has replaced Roethlisberger's name with that of Pittsburgh Penguins owner and NHL Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux, the television station said Friday. Some zoo visitors had expressed concerns about Roethlisberger's name on the display, zoo spokeswoman Tracy Gray said. Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault by a 20-year-old woman in Milledgeville, Ga., in...
  • Time to recognize Roethlisberger as an elite QB

    01/19/2009 3:21:30 PM PST · by malkee · 28 replies · 946+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | Jan 19,2009 | Tom E. Curran
    PITTSBURGH - There always seems to be a “yeah, but” when discussing Ben Roethlisberger. Yeah, he went 13-0 in his regular season starts as a 22-year-old rookie, but he was surrounded by great players. All he had to do was stay out of the way. Yeah, he won a Super Bowl during his second year in the league, but he was horrific in that game (9 for 21 for 132 yards with a pick). Yeah, he’s 51-20 as a regular-season starter and 7-2 in the postseason, but he doesn’t play pretty and disciplined. Half his big-play throws have a strong...
  • Rooney family member to enter Congress today

    01/06/2009 7:41:04 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 11 replies · 792+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Tuesday, January 6, 2009 | Salena Zito
    A member of the Pittsburgh family that owns the Steelers will take the oath of office in Congress today. Tom Rooney, 39, of Tequesta, Fla., a Republican elected to represent Florida's 16th Congressional District, is the first Rooney to hold elected office. He is the grandson of Steelers founder Art Rooney. "Anyone from Western Pennsylvania that walks into my office is going to feel right at home," Rooney said in a phone interview Monday. His office will exhibit Steelers pictures and memorabilia because "it is the only framed art that I own."
  • Death Tax Forces Sale of Pittsburgh Steelers

    07/13/2008 2:25:51 PM PDT · by nateriver · 68 replies · 380+ views
    American Shareholders Association ^ | July 13, 2008 | Americans Shareholders Association
    It's becoming increasingly clear that the Rooney family is selling the Pittsburgh Steelers to avoid having to pay the death tax.
  • McCain Named Steelers Defensive Line In POW Camp

    07/09/2008 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies · 144+ views
    KDKA (PITTSBURGH) ^ | July 09, 2008 | Jon Delano
    In his first sit-down interview with KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano, U.S. Sen. John McCain recounted how he would recite the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line-up to his North Vietnamese captors. ..."When I was first interrogated and really had to give some information because of the physical pressures that were on me, I named the starting lineup -- defensive line -- of the Pittsburgh Steelers as my squadron-mates!"
  • Interceptions lift Raiders over Steelers

    10/29/2006 8:04:16 PM PST · by maineman · 28 replies · 406+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/29/2006 | JOSH DUBOW, AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- As putrid as the Oakland Raiders were to start the season, they're now at least as good -- or is it bad? -- as the Super Bowl champs. Chris Carr returned an interception by Ben Roethlisberger 100 yards for a touchdown, Nnamdi Asomugha also took back an interception for a score and the Raiders mounted a late goal-line stand to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 Sunday.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 6.2.06

    06/02/2006 5:59:06 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 173 replies · 2,874+ views
    Yahoo, White House
    Today President Bush met with members of the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit in the Oval Office on Italian Independence Day. The society representatives visited President Bush to present a Medal of Honor commemorating the 40th anniversary of their organization. The same medal was also presented Italian President Carlo Ciampi in November. The President also met with Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong of Singapore in the Oval Office as well as hosting the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers at the White House and held a swearing in ceremony of Rob Portman as the Director of the Office...
  • Bush jokes with the Steelers at White House (Pittsburgh Steelers meet with W-Pictures included)

    06/02/2006 2:35:10 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 29 replies · 1,592+ views
    Pittsburgh PostGazette ^ | Friday, June 02, 2006 4:03PM | Ed Bouchette
    WASHINGTON -- During a 14-minute ceremony this afternoon at the White House, President Bush lightheartedly compared his plight to that of the Steelers, when they were 7-5 last season. "Halfway through the season, a lot of people counted the Pittsburgh Steelers out, said you don't have a chance." Bush paused for effect. "I kind of know the feeling." The ceremony to honor the Super Bowl XL champions took place in the East Room of the White House this afternoon. Steelers President Art Rooney presented Bush with a No. 43 black Steelers jersey with his name and the number 43 on...
  • Big Ben raises his own expectations

    06/01/2006 8:56:29 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 3 replies · 390+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 1, 2006 | Mike Prisuta
    Big Ben raises his own expectations By The Tribune-Review Thursday, June 1, 2006 In the immediate aftermath of Super Bowl XL, Ben Roethlisberger momentarily lamented having completed just 9 of 21 passes for 123 yards with no touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer rating of 22.6 in the Steelers' 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
  • 'A hero's return' - S. Korea welcomes back native son Hines Ward

    04/04/2006 11:14:50 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 261+ views
    sportsillustrated.com ^ | Tuesday April 4, 2006 3:00AM
    'A hero's return' S. Korea welcomes back native son Hines Ward SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Half-Korean Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward reached out Tuesday to a country that has suddenly embraced him as a hero, expressing pride in his Korean roots although he shunned that side of his heritage after facing prejudice as a child. < -- SNIP -- > Ward was having lunch later Tuesday with President Roh Moo-hyun. During his 10-day trip, he will also be granted honorary citizenship by the city of Seoul and be greeted at a reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy. He will...
  • Pat Tillman's Former Teammate Joins Marines

    03/10/2006 2:53:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies · 2,132+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 10, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    A former college teammate of Pat Tillman – the NFL player who left football to join the Army and was killed in Afghanistan – has followed in his footsteps and joined the Marines. Jeremy Staat, who also played professional football, left the game at age 29 to endure the rigors of boot camp and life in the military. Staat was an offensive lineman at Arizona State University while Tillman played there, and the two were roommates. After college, Staat moved on to the National Football League, playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams, plus...
  • Teen Says Teacher Made Him Sit on Floor(for wearing broncos football jersey)

    01/28/2006 5:57:55 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 62 replies · 1,428+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 1 28 06 | Mon Jan
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - A 17-year-old high school student said he was humiliated when a teacher made him sit on the floor during a midterm exam in his ethnicity class _ for wearing a Denver Broncos jersey. The teacher, John Kelly, forced Joshua Vannoy to sit on the floor and take the test Friday _ two days before the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Broncos 34-17 in the AFC championship game. Kelly also made other students throw crumpled up paper at Vannoy, whom he called a "stinking Denver fan," Vannoy told The Associated Press on Monday. Kelly said Vannoy, a junior...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD, Sunday, Jan.15,2006

    01/15/2006 9:24:47 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 2,034 replies · 23,794+ views
    Pittsburgh vs. Indianapolis 1:00 PM EST Carolina vs. Chicago 4:30 PM EST
  • NFL Wild Card - Sunday LIVE THREAD

    01/08/2006 9:40:41 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 721 replies · 5,521+ views
    NFL Wild Card weekend! Carolina Panthers at NY Giants - 1 PM ET Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinati Bengals - 4:30 PM ET
  • Picture: Steelers linebacker slams a fan to the turf after he ran onto the field during game

    12/27/2005 8:48:45 AM PST · by dead · 136 replies · 7,676+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 12/26/05
    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison slams a fan to the turf after he ran onto the field during the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 41-0 NFL win over the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Lynn Swann...for Governor?

    09/14/2005 4:05:01 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 97 replies · 2,932+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9/14/2005 | Greg Garber
    He is a man of many accomplishments: A member of the 1972 national championship football team at the University of Southern California. A Hall of Fame wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers and owner of four Super Bowl rings. A family man and father of two boys, who lives in a million-dollar home in the plush Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley. A respected broadcaster at ABC Sports for more than a quarter century. An entrepreneur who commands between $20,000 and $50,000 for speaking engagements. A recognized philanthropist, who has served on the boards of numerous charities. So, why on earth would...
  • Former Steelers Star Suffocated By Barbell

    03/22/2005 8:11:55 PM PST · by flutters · 20 replies · 1,055+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | March 22, 2005
    PITTSBURGH -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowler David Little, who led one of the NFL's most experienced linebacker corps in the 1980s, died while weightlifting at home in Miami. He was 46. Little was lifting weights Thursday when he had a heart arrhythmia, causing him to drop a 250-pound barbell on his chest, which rolled onto his neck and suffocated him, according to the coroner. Little was found by his sons, David Jr. and Darien. The University of Florida graduate played his entire 12-year career in Pittsburgh after being taken during the seventh round of the 1981 NFL draft. Little...
  • Former Steelers Linebacker Little Dies

    03/22/2005 9:18:05 AM PST · by Borges · 20 replies · 985+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 3/22/05
    PITTSBURGH - David Little, a durable linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers (news) who was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1990, died while weightlifting at home in Miami. He was 46. Little had heart disease, and a cardiac fluttering Thursday caused him to drop on his chest 250 pounds of weights, which rolled onto his neck and suffocated him, the coroner said Tuesday. Little was found by his sons, David Jr. and Darien. Little played his entire 12-year career in Pittsburgh after he was drafted out of Florida in the seventh round in 1981. He started 125 of the 179...
  • Ex-Steeler Swann Raising Money for Bid (PA Gov)

    02/24/2005 12:24:28 PM PST · by So Cal Rocket · 28 replies · 1,144+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2/24/05 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann has formed a campaign committee to raise money for a potential run for governor in 2006. Swann named his committee Team 88, the number he wore as a wide receiver for the Steelers from 1974 to 1982, when the team won four Super Bowls. "I will spend time introducing myself to communities across the commonwealth," the NFL Hall of Famer said in a statement Wednesday. "We will also explore the potential political and financial support for my candidacy." Swann, who turns 53 next month, faces at least two prospective opponents in...
  • Former Steeler Lynn Swann Forms Gubernatorial Committee (It's Official)

    02/24/2005 8:07:24 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 162 replies · 2,546+ views
    KDKA.com ^ | 2/24/05 | unknown
    Harrisburg (AP) Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann has filed papers forming a campaign committee for governor, his first official step toward a possible campaign for the 2006 election. Swann's filing allows him to begin raising money for a campaign. He filed the papers Wednesday, on the eve of his first public speech as a potential candidate - at a Westmoreland County Republican dinner. He promised to begin "a conversation with the people of Pennsylvania." "I will spend time introducing myself to communities across the commonwealth," he said in a statement. "As I consider my personal decision regarding the upcoming...
  • Roethlisberger gives check to tsunami aid

    01/11/2005 4:20:10 PM PST · by Asphalt · 36 replies · 937+ views
    PITTSBURGH (Jan. 11, 2005) -- Ben Roethlisberger has surprised his Pittsburgh Steelers' teammates many times during his unbeaten rookie season. He did so again, announcing he'll donate his first NFL playoff paycheck to the tsunami victims relief effort. Even on a team that openly encourages its players to participate in charity activities and community events, Roethlisberger's $18,000 gesture before the Jan. 15 Jets-Steelers game created a positive stir. "Wow, I didn't even know that," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "Guys do a lot of different things in different ways that people don't always hear about, but that's great -- that's...
  • Gov. Swann? Lynn might make a run

    12/09/2004 4:12:07 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 105 replies · 3,534+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 12.09.04 | CHRIS BRENNAN
    Gov. Swann? Lynn might make a run Ex-Steeler seeking backing now By CHRIS BRENNAN brennac@phillynews.com TAKE Pennsylvania politics, mix in pro football and that can only add up to Gov. Rendell. Right? Think again. Lynn Swann, the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver who got a taste of politics as part of President Bush's re-election campaign this year, yesterday confirmed that he is thinking about running for governor in 2006. "While a decision is not imminent, he is discussing the issue with family, friends and political leaders," a spokeswoman for Swann said, reading from an e-mail he sent her in response...
  • Former Steelers Lineman Dies in Fiery Crash

    09/30/2004 3:36:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies · 1,723+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/30/04
    HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) -- A former player for the Pittsburgh Steelers led state troopers on a 40-mile chase along the New York State Thruway during morning rush hour Thursday before dying in a fiery head-on collision with a tanker truck carrying corrosive acid. State police identified the victim as Justin Strzelczyk, 36, an offensive lineman with the Steelers for nearly a decade until the team released him in February 2000. Troopers said Strzelczyk crashed his pickup truck into the westbound tanker just moments after swerving around a tractor-trailer that had pulled across the highway to block its path in the...
  • NFL Supports Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

    11/06/2003 4:22:09 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 457+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 6, 2003 | K.L. Vantran
    NFL Supports Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund By K.L. VantranAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2003 – Vietnam veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier, running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will narrate a National Football League public service announcement in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund during network telecasts beginning Nov. 9. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provides gifts to military families that have lost a loved one in defense of the United States. Its goal is to provide financial support to help spouses and children of military through difficulties they may face. The gift is...
  • Steelers QB Maddox released from UPMC; "Fully Recovered" doctor says

    11/19/2002 2:05:41 PM PST · by BaghdadBarney · 35 replies · 188+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/19/02 | Associated Press
    <p>Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox was released from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center this afternoon, with his doctor saying he has fully recovered from his head and spinal cord injuries.</p> <p>Despite Maddox's remarkably quick recovery from his scary injury Sunday in Tennessee, he most likely will be sidelined at least a couple of weeks. The Steelers and Maddox's doctor, neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, say it is entirely up to Maddox when he returns.</p>
  • Steelers famed center Webster dies at 50

    09/24/2002 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Dane · 121 replies · 796+ views
    <p>Mike Webster, the Hall of Fame center who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers win four Super Bowls, died today at age 50.</p> <p>Webster died Allegheny General Hospital, hospital spokesman Dan Laurent said. The cause of death was not immediately released.</p> <p>Webster was widely considered one of the greatest centers ever during his career from 1974 to 88, making the Pro Bowl nine times and winning four Super Bowls in his first six seasons in the NFL.</p>