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NBC hires Steelers’ Ward; Let the criticism begin

It was reported by several Pittsburgh-Area and many national outlets that recently retired Steelers’ wide receiver Hines Ward will be ‘taking his talents’ to NBC where he will serve as an analyst for Sunday Night Football among other duties for the peacock network. I’m not surprised at all that Ward will be a TV personality …

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The State of the NFL; Who helps when the cheering stops?

This is Part One of my article on where the NFL is headed following the death of Junior Seau and the fallout from ‘BountyGate.’  The death of Junior Seau is sad and disturbing on many levels and perhaps maybe in the end, it will cast a more specific light on what the former players of …

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Hines Ward to address Pittsburgh media today…Officially announces his retirement.

We originally posted up this info this morning as soon as the news broke that Hines was going to hold a press conference. As it turns out it was indeed what we all thought, he has officially announced his retirement from the NFL and will retire as a Pittsburgh Steeler. We wanted to do right …

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Clark reaffirms notion of watch what you tweet

Each and every one of us has been in the unenviable position of having stuck our foot in our respective mouths before. If you haven’t, then you’re perfect and can stop reading. Unfortunately for some, there is a bigger spotlight which shines directly onto their mouths and makes everything they utter larger then it probably …

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Commissioner Goodell’s letter to the fans of the NFL

Posted up on NFL.com today is a letter written by the NFL’s Commissioner, Roger Goodell, to the fans of the league.  The letter reflects back on the 2011 season and what lies ahead for the NFL in 2012 and beyond. His comments include reference to one of the NFL’s newest ventures, NFL.com/evolution which was debuted …

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Steelers Tight End Weslye Saunders to be suspended for 4 games

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The news broke this morning that Steelers rookie Tight End Weslye Saunders will be suspended for 4 games in the 2012 season. It’s not yet known the full reasoning behind the suspension but it could be related to the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Saunders was an undrafted free agent picked up by the Steelers before …

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Pro Bowl may be a thing of the past if play doesn’t improve

The annual trip to Hawaii, or now also Florida, for the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl could be a thing of the past. Commissioner Roger Goodell pointed out in a recent interview that the quality of play must improve or changes will have to be made. After watching this years game, as if you need anymore proof …

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League expansion and more primetime games on Goodell’s agenda

  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that NFL Network will air 13 games during the 2012 season. Goodell said NFL Network will expand its current eight-game “Thursday Night Football” package starting in Week 2 and running through Week 15. “Adding these games to the NFL Network schedule will give more players, teams, and cities …

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NFL To Debut First-Ever Super Bowl Ad For Player Safety

  Whether or not your team is in the Super Bowl, one of the big reasons we all watch the big game is because of the commercials.  It’s ok, you can admit it, even when the Steelers are playing for another Lombardi those commercials add a bit of comedy to a stressful situation. The NFL …

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NFL Commissioner’s contract extended until 2019

Something every member of the Steeler Nation I’m sure is thrilled to hear *insert sarcasm* as needed. The NFL clubs have agreed to a new contract with Roger Goodell that extends his term as commissioner through the 2018 season, the NFL confirmed Wednesday. The announcement was made by Atlanta Falcons Owner and Chairman Arthur M. …

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