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The Morning Cup of Black & Gold

What an awesome find for any Steelers fan or even football in general for that matter.  Gary Corbine, citizen of upstate NY, bought a gem of a book at an auction last week and didn’t even know it at the time.  But, when Gary opened up the book Pro Football, Its ‘Ups’ and ‘Downs’ (written in 1934), I don’t think he ever expected to see a signature from The Chief himself.  I can only imagine the look on his face when he realized what he had in his hands.  The book is only valued with signature at probably around $1,000 to $2,000.  But I think any Steelers fan would agree that what Gary has in his possession is absolutely priceless.  Go ahead and read the article to find out what he is going to do with it.  I give him a lot of credit.


If you are up on the Vegas line when it comes to teams signing wide receivers who shoot themselves, then you would already know that Plaxico Burress is at 10-1 odds being signed with the Steelers.  I know that some of our readers say ‘why not’ but I just can’t see the Steelers wanting to even touch Burress with a 10 foot pole.  Without sounding completely hypocritical by saying that the Steelers only want classy players without criminal records…. let me say then that the Steelers don’t want this guy for other reasons – mainly his play on the football field.  What? Isn’t he a huge playmaker?  Yes, Burress makes some amazing catches… when he wants to.  Burress is a Randy Moss Jr.  Play hard and sacrifices only when it suites him or when he still thinks his team can make a difference in the game.  Probably not found on any highlight real, but firmly imprinted in my memory are player in which Burress made a half-ass effort.  I can remember yelling at the TV numerous times with ‘Why didn’t he reach out for that ball?!” or ‘He just gave up on that play!’ His work ethic on the practice field was also put into question.  And those kinds of things won’t ever jive with Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Here’s your daily dose of BS from the NFL owners and Goodell.  These guys are going for the throat and making sure that the anti-trust suit never hits the courtroom stand.  What really is craptacular about this – this delays the NFL’s required write up as to why they NFL believes the decertification of the union was a ‘sham.’  All of this could push hearings and decisions all the way out until August 1st.  If this was a poker game, the ‘turn’ just happened, and unless the ‘river’ is exactly what the players need, the owners are going to take home all the chips.



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