The Morning Cup of Black & Gold: Steelers News & Notes

We are ever inching forward towards an agreement between the players and the owners of the NFL.  Some like SI’s Peter King believe a deal could be in place by mid-July.  Well let’s hope so because bloggers and writers are going out of their mind with news to share about teams and players.  Sometimes this seems more painful than watching some Saturday morning fluff reporter doing a story on a bagpipe festival (no offense to bagpipers…).  And now the Post Gazette has become cunning and ‘wise’ and started placing Ed B’s posts and writings right to the PG+ – a paid section of the online newspaper.  Somehow paying $36/month for Steeler indifferent Ed talking about what everyone else is talking about doesn’t really sound appealing.

 

Here’s an interesting article about how things played out for the Bears and ‘Skins once the players strike ended in ’87.  I wonder if any players would cross a picket line were the lockout to continue into the regular season in the NFL?  Would players and teams stay united?  Or would the bug paycheck seem too much for a $$$ starving group of individuals?

 

Steelers.com continues its look at all 52 Steelers playoff games.  This particular one focuses on the 1978 AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Denver Broncos.  Some of these game retrospectives are pretty fun to read.  I really enjoy the game being put into context with the rest of the season (on and off the field) and what factors were affecting the team at the time.

 

 

More BS out of the ESPN AFC North Blog.  Walker posts a response from a commenter who said he could name 60 players better than Ben Roethlisberger.  Well it turns out the guy couldn’t come up with 60 – so why Walker even game him any credence at all by posting this dudes 52 players is beyond me.  But he did and most of it does not make sense.  I’m glad that we have Rashard Mendenhall on our team but…. #2?  Is this list just in an arbitrary order, or does this guy actually rank Greg Jennings and Rashard Mendenhall #1 and #2 respectively as the top two players in the league?  The other thing that’s laughable in this list is that there are so many defensive players on here – players that Ben has beaten either with his arm or his legs.  I just don’t get it.  It’s one thing to hate.  It’s one thing to hate the Steelers.  It’s one thing to hate Big Ben.  But it’s a crazy ass thing to come up with this list of players who are more ‘elite’ than Big Ben.  Really?????

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