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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."



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Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

If Goodell hits James Harrison, I hope he hits him back. Quit hatin'. It's Goodell's fault this is happening now anyway. He's in over his head and execs who know that feel insecure and he's probably not  making the best of decisions at the moment. This is a distraction for you and I really hope not for him...there are other matters that more relate to the bigger picture. Nattering nabobs...



Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posted on: July 17, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

Hey KingAWESOME19! Really man? WOW!! Really??? Rape your mother??? Go back to your folks basement you freak. And they say terrorists are our biggest problem? Beg to differ



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: July 15, 2011 8:54 am
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

What a idiot.
I would like to tell my CEO what I thought of him but thats not going to happen.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

At the moment, his contract doesn't exist.  If he wanted to go play for the UFL or CFL, he could.  Similar to how Deron Williams has talked of playing in Europe if there is no NBA season in the fall. 

You're wrong.  It doesn't matter what you think or want to believe, you are wrong.  Contract or not contract, there are risks involved if a player wants to play in another league during a lockout.  Sure, Deron Williams can play overseas if he wants to, nobody can stop him. And if James Harrison wants to play in another league he can too.  BUT..... if either of these players gets hurt while playing in another league their contract with their respective leagues is void... as in gone... as in they don't get paid the money remaining in their deals.  How do I know that to be 100 percent true with zero chance of being wrong?  Because the NBAPA president said so.... he endorsed the players going overseas but told the players and their agents to make sure they purchase enough insurance so they are protected if something goes wrong and if they get hurt.  Believe me, if the players could just play overseas without any risk the NBAPA president wouldn't be recommending his members purchase expensive private insurance before they go overseas or play in another league. 

 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

At the moment, his contract doesn't exist.  If he wanted to go play for the UFL or CFL, he could.  Similar to how Deron Williams has talked of playing in Europe if there is no NBA season in the fall. 

You're wrong.  It doesn't matter what you think or want to believe, you are wrong.  Contract or not contract, there are risks involved if a player wants to play in another league during a lockout.  Sure, Deron Williams can play overseas if he wants to, nobody can stop him. And if James Harrison wants to play in another league he can too.  BUT..... if either of these players gets hurt while playing in another league their contract with their respective leagues is void... as in gone... as in they don't get paid the money remaining in their deals.  How do I know that to be 100 percent true with zero chance of being wrong?  Because the NBAPA president said so.... he endorsed the players going overseas but told the players and their agents to make sure they purchase enough insurance so they are protected if something goes wrong and if they get hurt.  Believe me, if the players could just play overseas without any risk the NBAPA president wouldn't be recommending his members purchase expensive private insurance before they go overseas or play in another league. 

 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

There is no CBA...the NFL is a business and locking employees out (or them being on strike) does NOT excuse them from any punishment their employer decides to impose if there are conduct policies that are broken.
Are the owners paying the contracts?  No.  So since they are not fulfilling their end of their agreement, the players are not under any obligation to fulfill their end.  Legally, the Steelers or the NFL can not impose any fine on him for things done while his contract doesn't exist.  At the moment, his contract doesn't exist.  If he wanted to go play for the UFL or CFL, he could.  Similar to how Deron Williams has talked of playing in Europe if there is no NBA season in the fall.  No, Harrison is, technically, not under contract.  No, Harrison is not an employee of the Steelers or the NFL.  At the moment, because the owners have essentially nullified all contracts by refusing to pay and shutting down the league, Harrison is under no legal obligation to anybody.
The NFL exists
No, the NFL does not exist.  Can they play games in '11 without the defunct Players' Association signing a new CBA?  Nope, not unless they lift the lockout.  No scabs, no games, nothing.  All the NFL is right now is a ton of merchandising with no product.
Don't expect special treatment because you are a very good player.
He's not asking for special treatment.  He has gotten fined for CLEAN hits.  Yeah, he's made some dirty hits and was rightfully fined, but Goodell took money out of his pocket for CLEAN hits.  Even former players have been baffled by the way Goodell has targetted Harrison for clean hits.  Plain and simple, Harrison is Goodell's poster child and that target of his "crusade".



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Take a seat, James Harrison

(I mean, the Super Bowl comment is so idiotic its funny!)
I never understood why it is that people think that comment was stupid.  Who cares if he doesn't want to go to the White House?  If anything, I think it bolsters his character in the fact that he didn't refuse Bush's and accept Obama's invite because of race.  He stuck to his beliefs regardless of the circumstance.  Second, he doesn't agree with being used as a photo op and good press for somebody he doesn't even know.  He considers himself to be interchangeable with any athlete in the mind of the President and he's right.  Obama doesn't care whether it's James Harrison or Darnell Dockett, at that point, so why should he care about the President?  All the White House trip is good for is showing the President awkwardly hold a football and pretend to throw it, then the players go home, the pictures get printed, and the President forgets that they existed until the next season when he invites a whole different group to the White House.  Never had a problem with those comments.



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