Antonio Brown Becomes Highest Paid Receiver In NFL

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Mar 042017

Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Pittsburgh Steelers came to an agreement with Antonio Brown. The four-year contract extension makes the 28-year-old Miami native the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL, at $68 million dollars.

Antonio Brown’s previous contract with the Steelers runs through until the end of the season until 2017 where he will make a total of $4.7 million dollars on the season. With his new contract, he will make nearly four times that amount with $18.5 million in his first three years and $12.5 million in the fourth year of his contract extension. The new contract also came with a $19 million dollar signing bonus so now we can see why Antonio is all smiles in the picture he shared on twitter.

Despite his success in the NFL as wide receiver, he didn’t start running routes regularly until he made it into college. Continue reading »

Antonio Brown Gets His Dance On Tonight

 Posted by at 6:21 am  Antonio Brown, Hines Ward  Comments Off on Antonio Brown Gets His Dance On Tonight
Mar 212016

Antonio Brown begins his quest for the Mirror Ball Trophy tonight on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. He’s hoping to foxtrot in the footsteps of another great Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward, who won the show back in 2011. AB will face a little tougher competition as this year will also feature former QB Doug Flutie and this year’s Super Bowl MVP linebacker Von Miller of the Broncos. Although, truthfully, I’m more interested in seeing Stephanie Tanner from Full House who, um, really grew up.

Anyway, each “celebrity” is partnered with a professional dancer. The winner is determined half by judges’ scores and half by viewer voting which means it’s up to Steeler Nation to represent. When Hines was on, I’d dvr it and just fast forward to his parts. It’s pretty cheesy but the lady dancers wear skimpy outfits and have amazing bodies so there’s that. Plus the Black and Gold could always use a second Mirror Ball to go along with the six Lombardi’s.

It’s a long way from training camp.

Big Ben Has Torn Ligaments, Brown Is “Hopeful”

 Posted by at 5:11 am  Antonio Brown, Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams, Injury Report, NFL Playoffs  Comments Off on Big Ben Has Torn Ligaments, Brown Is “Hopeful”
Jan 132016


When Ben Roethlisberger returned to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a game winning drive against the Cincinnati Bengals, it was thought he had some sort of sprain to his throwing shoulder but no significant damage. Well, on his weekly radio show, Ben now says he did indeed tear some ligaments in addition to spraining his AC joint (basically your shoulder socket). While that sounds dire, he claims to be fine reaching back to throw with all the pain coming during the follow-through. Where that leaves him for Sunday’s Divisional Round game against the Denver Broncos is anyone’s guess. Continue reading »

Wild Card Recap: Steelers Win Bloodbath

 Posted by at 9:40 am  AFC North, Antonio Brown, Big Ben, Circle of Hate, NFL Playoffs, Recaps, Running Backs, Ryan Shazier  Comments Off on Wild Card Recap: Steelers Win Bloodbath
Jan 102016


The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 in an absolute bloodbath on Wild Card weekend. What for three quarters was a dull and frankly pretty forgettable playoff game will be remembered for a long time because of what happened in the fourth quarter. In the meantime, the Steelers-Bengals rivalry looks to have eclipsed Steelers-Ravens when it comes to straight out hatred. Continue reading »

Week 17 Recap: In Through The Out Door

 Posted by at 5:55 am  AFC North, Antonio Brown, Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tomlin, Recaps  Comments Off on Week 17 Recap: In Through The Out Door
Jan 042016


Thank you, Rex.

A week after Bill Belichick all but waved the white flag, Rex Ryan brought his new team to play, in the process knocking his old team out of the playoffs. The Bills upsetting the Jets left the post-season door wide open. Literally minutes later, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 28-12 to backdoor into the NFL Playoffs. As with everything involving the Black and Gold, it wasn’t easy. Continue reading »

Week 15 Recap: The Force Awakens

 Posted by at 10:45 am  Antonio Brown, Big Ben, Keith Butler, Recaps, Secondary, Young Money  Comments Off on Week 15 Recap: The Force Awakens
Dec 212015


Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil Star Wars for the two people out there who still haven’t seen it.

Yesterday’s match-up was seen as the irresistible force meeting the immoveable object. The Black and Gold’s best in the league offense being the force while Denver’s top ranked defense being the object. At halftime, it appeared the immoveable wouldn’t be budged. Then the force awakened in time to see the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a thrilling comeback victory over the Denver Broncos 34-27. Continue reading »

Brown’s Post Humping Costs $12k

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Dec 102015

Antonio Brown Celebrates (1)

And I thought lap dances at Blush were expensive…

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was fined $12,000 for his post humping celebration during Sunday’s win over the Colts. $11,576 to be exact. Or, as AB called it, “a little fine.” Man, it must be awesome to be so rich you can afford to blow twelve grand making an idiot of yourself on national TV.

The NFL’s fine system factors in multiple violations and is calculated as a percentage of your game check. So the $12,000 number likely indicates he’s been fined before. Unlike earlier in the year when the league fined Cam Heyward for the terrible sin of honoring his late father who died of cancer during Cancer Awareness Month, I have no problem with this one. If Brown wants to waste his money foolishly, more power to him.

I know, I know, some people will say the “No Fun League” strikes again. Honestly, I hate post-touchdown celebrations. Even “normal” ones where a guy does a little dance or whatever and there’s no chance of injury strike annoy me. AB, however, has twice now done something crazy – first the back-flip into the end zone, then the Wile E. Coyote – and it would be pretty unforgivable if he were to injure himself one of of these. Mike Tomlin really needs to sack up and put a stop to it before the worst happens.

Week 13 Recap: Clowning Around

 Posted by at 10:13 am  Antonio Brown, Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams, James Harrison, Recaps, Secondary  Comments Off on Week 13 Recap: Clowning Around
Dec 072015

Brown clowning

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. I guess nobody ever told Antonio Brown that.

AB’s ridiculous post humping attempt was the only black mark on an otherwise sterling effort from the Black and Gold last night. For those who went to bed early, the Pittsburgh Steelers obliterated the Indianapolis Colts 45-10 on Sunday Night Football. The game was close for about a quarter and a half, then the Steelers kicked it into gear and it turned into a straight up clowning. Continue reading »

Week 10 Recap: Big Ben To The Rescue

 Posted by at 5:22 am  AFC North, Antonio Brown, Big Ben, Circle of Hate, Landry Jones, Martavis Bryant, Recaps  Comments Off on Week 10 Recap: Big Ben To The Rescue
Nov 162015


With all due respect to Charlie Batch and Terry Hanratty, this Roethlisberger guy is the best backup quarterback the Black and Gold have ever had. He might even have a future as a starter.

Ah, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Except in this case, the fun started when someone got hurt. Landry Jones left the game six plays in and Ben Roethlisberger came off the bench to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-9 shellacking of the Cleveland Browns. It was the first time Big Ben rode to the rescue since that fabled day back in 2004 when he stepped in for an injured Tommy Maddox and ripped off thirteen straight wins. Continue reading »

Week 9 Recap: Another Sunday, Another Injury

 Posted by at 5:29 am  Antonio Brown, Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams, Recaps, Secondary  Comments Off on Week 9 Recap: Another Sunday, Another Injury
Nov 092015

Brown Big Day

Cursed I tell ya. This team is f@#king cursed.

In my thirty odd years of watching football, I have never seen a run quite like the Pittsburgh Steelers are on. The good news is their first outing since losing superstar running back Le’Veon Bell for the season was a success. The bad news is they lost their superstar quarterback in the process. Hey, at least we had him for two weeks!

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Oakland Raiders 38-35 as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured yet again, this time a foot sprain that preliminary reports say will sideline him for three weeks. I suppose as injuries go this was a mild one and the timing couldn’t be better. The Steelers have the hapless Browns next week then a bye. Just the fact we’ve lost our star QB for the second time this season, though, is absolutely mind-blowing. Continue reading »