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Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthIntegral, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12025/1205924-100.stm?cmpid=latest.xml&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter]Chris Hoke retires.[/link] Too bad, but not really surprising. He'd be 36 next season and is still having some neck injury-related problems. Solid backup. I wonder if he'll end up coaching at BYU someday soon.
     
  2. DarthIntegral

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    Have a really bad feeling the Ward situation is going to end ugly. [link=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/02/11/pittsburgh.steelers.hines.ward.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a9&eref=sihp]Lots of reports out[/link], saying he'll be cut, he's willing to restructure, the young WRs want him around, the team can't afford him. There aren't many ways this ends well, and I just hope today's statement by Ward isn't him trying to cover his butt if he's cut so he can make the team look bad.
     
  3. Rox

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    Unless he wants to play for 1 million this year I don't think it's going to happen. Ward was our work horse for years but it comes down to money and his lack of wanting to retire. He's a 4th or 5th receiver on just about any team in the league. It just doesn't make sense to bring him back when that money could be spent elsewhere. He was obviously out of gas all year. It's time to hang em up Hines or join the coaching staff.
     
  4. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a soap opera.

    You can't forget the "drama" between Ben and new OC Todd Haley. Apparently, they haven't met in person yet.
     
  5. DarthIntegral

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    [link=http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_784516.html?_s_icmp=NetworkHeadlines]Farrior joining Ward in the list of Steeler Cap Casualties[/link]
     
  6. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No surprise there, but still sad to see. Steelers should be done with their cuts now, though, and should be able to focus on signing and resigning players.
     
  7. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So very glad and relieved that Hines Ward has retired as a Steeler. I just simply did not want to see him in another uniform.
     
  8. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It would have been a strange sight, indeed.
     
  9. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Me too. He must not have liked what free agency shot his way.
     
  10. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Feels like home....mmmm
     
  11. DarthCane

    DarthCane Jedi Master star 4

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    Posting with my icon for the season ...
     
  12. MandaloreYak

    MandaloreYak Jedi Master star 5

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    Also glad Ward retired a Steeler. Didn't know Hoke retired till I just read this thread, lol. He could've started for some teams the last time I saw him, which may have actually been 2 years ago. I guess right out the gate we'll see how we measure up vs Peyton's new team. Or how Peyton measures up. Or both.
     
  13. Rox

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    Harrison said on his Facebook he didn't practice again today. It will be a game time decision. He should just rest and aim for week 2. He was originally supposed to miss week one to begin with. Let Clark rush Payton.
     
  14. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So, not a bad place to spend a Friday morning.


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  15. DarthIntegral

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  16. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Surprisingly, Ben's not on the least liked list.