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Take a seat, James Harrison

Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:35 am
 
So how hard does Roger Goodell hit James Harrison?

It has to be hard, right? In other leagues, players -- star players -- utter gay-bashing slurs and are fined large sums of money. Harrison just uttered one ... and according to this account of a story in Men's Journal, he uttered it about Roger Goodell.

So I'm thinking $250,000 and a game suspension. Maybe more, given that Harrison has been a thorn in the league's side for years -- handing out concussions as if they were lollipops, attacking players in the head in an era when that is strictly forbidden. This is an accumulation of offenses, of various varieties, and Harrison isn't getting the message.

Whatever Goodell does to Harrison, I'll support it.

And I'm thinking Ben Roethlisberger might enjoy it, too. Don't tell me you missed what Harrison told Men's Journal about his quarterback's play in the Super Bowl loss to Green Bay:

"Hey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field instead of asking the D to bail you out again. Or hand the ball off and stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ain't that and you know it, man; you just get paid like he does."



Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:13 am
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

uh hitting the patriots with a 200,000 fine and forefiteing a draft pick, although it was dumb too take there 31st pick, as every talking head forgot about the trade the pats did too get a top 10 pick, that should've been the pick forfeited.

Harrison is dumb, he's implying becuase he's black, and a good player, he's being targeted, no your being targeted for dirty hits and the one onmosqaui was a dirty hit



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

First of all, Harrison should not be suspended for his comments.  Technically, he's not even in the NFL at the moment.  Technically, the NFL doesn't exist.  Technically, there are no NFL players.  It's the reason why Chad Johnson is wrestling alligators.  Because he can get away with it.  Technically, his contract doesn't exist.  If Goodell fines or suspends Harrison, he's out of his mind and Harrison has a fantastic lawsuit on his hands.

WHAT?  So what you're actually saying then is since there is no NFL right now and no CBA the owners or league can fire whoever they want? That means any NFL player that has under achieved lately with too much guaranteed money left in his deal could get fired without any compensation going there way, right?? Because if there is no NFL there are no player contracts either.... 

But the reality of the situation is there is an NFL.  These guys are still employees regardless of whether or not there is a CBA.  And I betcha Harrison at the very least gets fined...  and he's not allowed to sue anybody.  



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

For a country that everyone admires based on all of its freedom giving, what in the World has happened to Freedom of Speech?
James Harrison is protected by the constitution of the United States, whether you like it, or not. Whether you agree or disagree with what he says, there shouldn't be any fines or game checks or suspension for speaking your mind... This country is dangerously turning into what we've stood against for centuries..... I will say this, if any action by the league is taken against James Harrison in any form whatsoever because of those comments, Harrison will have proven his point... Goodell is a dictator. And please spare me the "if you spoke to your boss that way, you'd be fire... bs" - Goodell isn't James Harrison's boss... Rooney is....  

It actually amazes me how many Americans don't understand the constitution of the United States.. it's unbelievable actually.  Your entire above post is so ridiculous it borders on retarded.  First of all, all the U.S constitution protects Harrison and morons like yourself from is basically jail or harassment by your government... nothing more nothing less.  Try google or something... read a little... learn a little.  The U.S consitution doesn't allow anybody to say anything they want to anybody they feel like saying anything to without consequences... it doesn't work that way son.  If Harrison is allowed to say anything he wants publicly,  why don't you do the same?  Go to work tomorrow and tell your boss he's a fu**** moron, but make sure it's in front of everybody you work with.  And when you're done call his boss and tell him to fu** off too.... tell them both there isn't a damn thing they can do about it because the U.S constitution says so.  And if you do get fired for insubordination, take them to court and explain to the court insubordination can no longer be accepted if it involves freedom of speech.

And oh yeah.....  Goodell IS James Harrison's boss....  Rooney gets to vote on who the commisioner is going to be but the NFL technically owns these franchises and if Rooney was doing things the wrong way the NFL could take his franchise away from him... obviously not likely because the Rooneys have always done a great job with their team but what I'm saying is they don't have the final say, Goodell does. 

 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

Implies Big Ben doesn't deserve to get paid Peyton Manning money. Who has won more Super Bowls? The Rooneys will take that kind of leader over better stats any day.
Big Ben is a leader?  While I'll give him the Super Bowls, being hated by the majority of your team does not equal leadership.

Goodell appears to be heterosexual
HAHAHAHAHA.  That was funny.  Not that I disagree with you, but the fact that you felt the need to even add that in there is what's hilarious.

4) Brian Cushing is on steroids. What evidence does he have of this? It may be true, but you better know first-hand to say this in the media.
Cushing tested positive, and was suspended for the first 4 games last year, for failing a PED drug test.  I'm pretty sure that Harrison is within his rights to accuse him of being on steroids.


First of all, Harrison should not be suspended for his comments.  Technically, he's not even in the NFL at the moment.  Technically, the NFL doesn't exist.  Technically, there are no NFL players.  It's the reason why Chad Johnson is wrestling alligators.  Because he can get away with it.  Technically, his contract doesn't exist.  If Goodell fines or suspends Harrison, he's out of his mind and Harrison has a fantastic lawsuit on his hands.

Second, I'm no Steelers fan, but Goodell has targeted Harrison.  He's taken money from him for dirty AND clean hits.  If you want to talk about being a thug, THAT'S being a thug.  Stealing someone's money because you can.

Third, Goodell has done a good job of cracking down on the hooligans but he's actually been much worse for the sport than Tagliabue ever was.  He swept, possibly, the most heinous act of cheating under the rug and basically slapped the Patriots on the wrist for tainting the sport's biggest game.  Enough said.



Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

LOL....Pouncey...come on. Goodall has done wonders for the league. Unless of course you are a thug, rule breaking, lawless player. In that case he has made life quite tough. Oh, by the way...was Harrison also right about Big Ben and Mendenhall in his assessment? If so...who do you get rid of on Steelers? Ben? Rasheed? Harrison?  I mean if he is right about Goodall, he MUST be right that Big Ben sucks....so what is it?



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 10:37 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

LOL



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

James Harrison is the worst thing to happen to sports since Jose Canseco came on the scene.  Seriously, this guy is as dumb as it gets, as thug as it gets.  Kick him out of the league, before the leagues reputation takes a turn for the dark side.  



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

The only thing Goodell should do is fire himself. The NFL would be way better off in both the short-term and the long-term with a new commissioner. James Harrison is 100 percent correct in his assessment of the guy. He's not breaking any laws by talking and sharing his feelings. In my opinion, Faildell should NOT be allowed to suspend ANY players for things happening while the NFL is out of business. If anybody on the Steelers should be suspended though, it's got to be Hines Ward, not Harrison. Hines clearly broke the law by driving under the influence. Talking whether someone is saying smart or stupid things, should not be punishable by anything other than a fine at the very worst. I'm extremely happy Harrison is speaking out against this guy and was also very pleasantly surprised when Kevin Burnett did the same thing. More guys need to follow their lead and speak out against Goodell the loser!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

I have to reply, I am sure everybody goes to a national magazine and calls out there commissioners with gay bashing, bucs2003 you are a moron and that is not a "gay bashing slur", so I feel OK doing it over the internet



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: July 13, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

Harrison spoke the truth? LOL. Let's go over his stupidity in just this interview alone: 1) Implies Big Ben doesn't deserve to get paid Peyton Manning money. Who has won more Super Bowls? The Rooneys will take that kind of leader over better stats any day. 2) Mendenhall is a "fumble machine." That's just plain false. His resume does not support that at all. His most recent fumbles have been very untimely, but they don't make him a "machine." 3) Roger Goodell is a ______ (gay slur). Besides being utterly ignorant and classless, Goodell appears to be heterosexual. 4) Brian Cushing is on steroids. What evidence does he have of this? It may be true, but you better know first-hand to say this in the media. It's not quite Floyd Mayweather stupid, but it's in the same ballpark.


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