Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Hairy issue becomes a hot topic

          
   
   
    Bookmark and Share

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,682
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon

    Hairy issue becomes a hot topic

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06290/730567-66.stm

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006

    By Robert Dvorchak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



    The NFL does not regulate how long a player can grow his hair -- and courts since the 1970s have said that hair length is a personal choice protected by the U.S. Constitution -- but the interpretation of tackling by the hair dates to 2003.

    NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira, in a videotape distributed to the teams and made available to the media, ruled that the hair flowing out of Ricky Williams' helmet was fair game to a tackler after the former Miami back was yanked down by his dreadlocks.

    "You've got the hair being pulled, and the locks are like the shirt, I guess," Pereira said in the video. "If you pull the locks, it's OK. If you're going to wear your locks like that, you're the one that's at risk."

    The issue remained a hot topic of conversation after Steelers safety Troy Polamalu -- in what he said was a personal first -- was hauled down by his hair during an interception return Sunday against Kansas City. Larry Johnson caught him by the hair and was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his role in a sideline skirmish after the play. The play had no bearing on the game, but it has fanned all sorts of speculation and personal opinions.

    From the sports highlight shows to talk radio to YouTube.com, hair was entangled in a debate about personal safety or whether such a play may cost a team a game.

    The call, however, was clear in the NFL's eyes.

    "It is not a foul to tackle a player by the hair," NFL spokesman Steve Alic said. "A player's hair is considered part of the uniform."
    Troy could get tackled by the hair every week from now to kingdom come but don't expect him to cut it, its part of his heritage and that's more important than a few lost hairs now and then.

  2. #2
    House of Steel
    Guest
    You got that right, my wife saw that and was yelling, LOOK AT WHAT THE **** HE DID? I said, Yep, it is legal, but what he did afterwords picking him up by the hair was absolutely wrong, but I am telling you now, I still think the NFL rules that the hair is part of a shirt to a legal tackle. I swear everyone is going to go after Troy's Hair from now on. That made my teeth rattle to feel the pain he went through on that play. Cleveland media was mocking Troy for having that happen to him, this city is full of lowlives.

  3. #3
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,682
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    How often does Troy get tackled anyways , if they want to make fun of that tell them to go back to the dog bones and leave the NFL to the rest of us.

  4. #4
    House of Steel
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by TOP GUN View Post
    How often does Troy get tackled anyways , if they want to make fun of that tell them to go back to the dog bones and leave the NFL to the rest of us.


    I wish you could SOUND OFF to WJW FOX 8 News at Five. You go to MyFoxCleveland.com and you will see a Sound Off box, you can e mail Stacey Bell and Brownies Lover Bill Martin and tell them how you feel about Cleveland being lowlives, Matt. I guarantee you will get your 15 minutes of fame and then some booing. I did that last season, after they read my sound off, they put Little John Rinaldi in a skit concerning my post and IT WAS UGLY!!! Big Chuck and Little John show in Cleveland is a very popular late night thing here in Cleveland, they show a good movie too.

  5. #5
    2nd String Koopa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Kingsville, Texas
    Posts
    9,321
    My Mood
    Ratbirds
    the nfl better not make players cut their hair, that would be gayer then having long hair lol........i was playing, i like troy's hair cause it ain't all girly like tg favorite bands hair.....he doesn't straighten it and all that gay ****....his hair is tight, on nappy and **** lol
    "SA, it's more than a FEVER it's an ADDICTION" -BlacknGold Bleeder

  6. #6
    House of Steel
    Guest
    For once, Koopa, you got a good point.

  7. #7
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,682
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    He only has a partial point, stop encouraging him HOS ! He's brainwashed into thinking that rap is actually considered music and that chamilliondollar is actually a good artist !

  8. #8
    2nd String Koopa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Kingsville, Texas
    Posts
    9,321
    My Mood
    Ratbirds
    Quote Originally Posted by TOP GUN View Post
    He only has a partial point, stop encouraging him HOS ! He's brainwashed into thinking that rap is actually considered music and that chamilliondollar is actually a good artist !
    at least ppl still care about chamillionaire, only old ppl that don't matter to the world still like kiss lol........plus i don't like rap, just texas rap, i listen to rock way more then i listen to rap
    "SA, it's more than a FEVER it's an ADDICTION" -BlacknGold Bleeder

  9. #9
    We Got Five! Hburg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Billtown
    Posts
    2,155
    Quote Originally Posted by TOP GUN View Post
    How often does Troy get tackled anyways , if they want to make fun of that tell them to go back to the dog bones and leave the NFL to the rest of us.
    My thoughts.....Troy is usually the one doin the tacklin!! If you actually get the chance to pull his hair (opposing offensive player) you better get ready to get some payback!

    Quote Originally Posted by TOP GUN View Post
    He only has a partial point, stop encouraging him HOS ! He's brainwashed into thinking that rap is actually considered music and that chamilliondollar is actually a good artist !
    Rap and Hip Hop is music as well as being art and poetry! Chamillionaire is good in that he has a strong ability to change his tempo and syncapation of his voice and still maintain consistent rhythym, plus he has some puts it to some bomb *** beats.

    Quote Originally Posted by koopa View Post
    at least ppl still care about chamillionaire, only old ppl that don't matter to the world still like kiss lol........plus i don't like rap, just texas rap, i listen to rock way more then i listen to rap
    Yea! I'm the only one here that primarily listens to rap!

    KISS is one of the only groups of men that can get away with wearin high-heeled platform shoes, make-up, and long haired wigs......but when you got a tongue the length of an anaconda.......no one gonna say ****! Besides Detroit Rock City was a good movie.

    BuFu

  10. #10
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,682
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    Quote Originally Posted by HburgXL06 View Post
    My thoughts.....Troy is usually the one doin the tacklin!! If you actually get the chance to pull his hair (opposing offensive player) you better get ready to get some payback!



    Rap and Hip Hop is music as well as being art and poetry! Chamillionaire is good in that he has a strong ability to change his tempo and syncapation of his voice and still maintain consistent rhythym, plus he has some puts it to some bomb *** beats.



    Yea! I'm the only one here that primarily listens to rap!

    KISS is one of the only groups of men that can get away with wearin high-heeled platform shoes, make-up, and long haired wigs......but when you got a tongue the length of an anaconda.......no one gonna say ****! Besides Detroit Rock City was a good movie.

    BuFu
    Very good post bufu, nicely put. I'll just agree to disagree with you on the Rap is music type thing but that's only cuz Im a hardcore rocker who likes music with a melody, harmony, good rythmic beat, etc. but yes I can see your point regardless

    Anywho back on topic, if the NFL tried to make Troy or anyone cut their hair they'd have a revolt on their hands from everyone including the ACLU to Jesse Jackson

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Fumbling not a hot topic for Parker
    By Captcoolhand in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-09-2007, 10:01 AM
  2. Character issue now at forefront
    By Steelerlyn in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-26-2007, 11:19 PM
  3. Hill leaders issue arena demands
    By Friday133 in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-08-2007, 09:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •