One Less QB For Steelers To Worry About

 Posted by at 11:45 am  Charlie Batch, Dennis Dixon, Roster Moves, Terrelle Pryor  Comments Off on One Less QB For Steelers To Worry About
Aug 222011
 

*Exhale*

The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly sent representatives to watch Jeanette High School and Ohio State tattoo aficionado [intlink id=”106″ type=”category”]Terrelle Pryor[/intlink]’s pro day last week.  One would think the Steelers would have no use for another QB but Pryor said in pre-draft interviews he would entertain the idea of moving to wide receiver.  Not that the Steelers have any dire need at that position either.  At 6’5 and running a 4.4/40, they’d probably make an exception for the right price.

It became moot a few minutes ago when the Oakland Raiders secured the rights to Pryor for a third round draft pick.  Leave it to the Raiders to overpay by two rounds in the Supplemental Draft.  Then again, he was the fastest quarterback to come out of college in the past three years.  Oh, Grandpa Al, never change.
Continue reading »

Terrelle Pryor Already Suspended By NFL

 Posted by at 9:17 am  Charlie Batch, Ginger Dictator, Terrelle Pryor  Comments Off on Terrelle Pryor Already Suspended By NFL
Aug 182011
 

Sometimes you read something that is just too good to pass up.

This is a Pittsburgh Steelers blog.  But sometimes I’ll write about other things related to the sports scene here in the Steel City.  This is one of those times.  And, hey, it does tangentially tie in with the Steelers in a roundabout way.

Pittsburgh high school phenom Terrelle Pryor has been suspended by the NFL.  “Wait,” you may ask, “isn’t he still in college?” Indeed he is, although that will change when he’s taken in next week’s Supplemental Draft.  The lucky team choosing Pryor will have to wait five weeks to see what they’ve gotten themselves into as [intlink id=”8″ type=”category”]Roger Goodell[/intlink] has proactively decided to suspend him for flouting NCAA rules.

God bless the Ginger Dictator.  Only he would have the balls to punish a guy not even under his jurisdiction for an offense which isn’t even illegal under the by-laws of his league.
Continue reading »

A Dark Knight In Pittsburgh

 Posted by at 6:48 am  Big Ben, Bill Cowher, Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu  Comments Off on A Dark Knight In Pittsburgh
Aug 082011
 

How’d you spend your weekend?

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent theirs filming a scene for a little flick by the name of The Dark Knight Rises.  This may mean little to some of you but to a comic geek like me, it’s the perfect melding of my two favorite things in the universe.  Words cannot express how anxious I am to see this film.  This news is even more exciting to me than the prospect of seeing Art Rooney’s great-granddaughter’s tits in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

[intlink id=”14″ type=”category”]Ben Roethlisberger[/intlink], [intlink id=”34″ type=”category”]Hines Ward[/intlink], [intlink id=”57″ type=”category”]Troy Polamalu[/intlink], James Farrior, Ryan Clark, and several other Steelers took on the guise of the Gotham Rogues for a scene set at Heinz Field.  The Gotham coach was played by none other than [intlink id=”49″ type=”category”]Bill Cowher[/intlink], who was greeted by a raucous ovation when introduced to his beloved hometown crowd.  I’m not sure what the scene entailed (mostly because I tend to avoid spoilers) but the tire tracks and appearance of the Tumbler seem to indicate Batman is chasing someone into the stadium.  I realize Bane is basically a juice monkey but I swear if they make him an ex-football player…

While Pittsburgh has become Hollywood East in recent years, the team had a special “in.”  One of the team’s minority owners is a producer on the film and he was the guy who steered production away from Chicago (the location used in the first two films) to the ‘Burgh.  Yes, the Steelers have minority owners, a by-product of Dan Rooney having to buy the team out from his brothers and sisters a few years back.  Thanks, Roger Goodell, you prick.

Anyway, as if one needed additional incentive to look forward to The Dark Knight Rises next summer, now we can also look forward to seeing our favorite Steelers flee in terror as Batman rampages over their field.  This already in addition to scenes filmed all around town, including some at my Alma mater, Carnegie Mellon.  I wish I had the time to sit around Heinz this weekend but I learned my lesson years ago after I spent six hours in the Igloo for a split-second cameo in Sudden Death.   Speaking of which, where’s my IMDB page?