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UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 12:53 PM
http://bit.ly/HhbCC

Fire Haley
07-31-2009, 12:55 PM
I love my new hat.

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El-Gonzo Jackson
07-31-2009, 01:05 PM
I love my new hat.

http://product.images.fansedge.com/64-11/64-11639-P.jpg

Great hat!!!!

In a related story, a Twitter source says Len Dale White loves.....................bacon! and lots of it!!

Youngstown Steeler
07-31-2009, 01:07 PM
Sounds a bit fishy to me. Remember, we are the team that drafted Burress. If worse comes to worse, he plays out his contract and moves on. I can't imagine this has any validity to it at all.

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 01:10 PM
It's just troll bait.

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 01:12 PM
It's just troll bait. Wow.

This is a former scout for the Browns who broke the news about the terms of Mike Vick's suspension and Chris Mortensen is the one who crediited him with breaking the news.

SteelCityMom
07-31-2009, 01:16 PM
So they're worried about Sweed....this isn't breaking news. I'll wait until after training camp to see what they have to say about him though.

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 01:20 PM
Wow.

This is a former scout for the Browns who broke the news about the terms of Mike Vick's suspension and Chris Mortensen is the one who crediited him with breaking the news.

So you expect us to freak out over a stupid tweet? Seriously, don't you have something better to do?

Steel Head
07-31-2009, 01:24 PM
yep, I heard Sweed dropped his suitcase and bags when he was unloading his car

:chuckle:

Big7BenHOF
07-31-2009, 01:27 PM
I love my new hat.

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LMFAO

Sharkissle29
07-31-2009, 01:27 PM
How retarded, camp hasnt even started yet...

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 01:28 PM
So you expect us to freak out over a stupid tweet? Seriously, don't you have something better to do?

Who said anything about freaking out?

All I did was provide a link to something a scout said about Sweed and you have the courtesy to call me a troll and tell me to go away.

Stay classy.

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-31-2009, 01:30 PM
yep, I heard Sweed dropped his suitcase and bags when he was unloading his car

:chuckle:

Yeah, but I heard he made a great block in the cafeteria on DB Joe Burnett so that Hines could get the last slice of pie for lunch.

There is no " I" in team...but there is "we" in ..........Sweeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!

7willBheaven
07-31-2009, 01:32 PM
The one key word you said was a former BROWNS scout, yeah now thats a source i'd want to believe any Steelers news from. Especially when all other news through the offseason has Sweed looking good/etc.

Twitter news should be banned from being posted anywhere as legit news, i hate that site!

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 01:34 PM
Who said anything about freaking out?

All I did was provide a link to something a scout said about Sweed and you have the courtesy to call me a troll and tell me to go away.

Stay classy.

I will thanks! cya!
How about posting a link about something positive for a change. The only time you come around here is to stir up a shit storm. Weather it be about our RB problems or now this stupid ass Sweed tweet.So that is why I consider you a troll.

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 01:34 PM
The one key word you said was a former BROWNS scout, yeah now thats a source i'd want to believe any Steelers news from. Especially when all other news through the offseason has Sweed looking good/etc.

Twitter news should be banned from being posted anywhere as legit news, i hate that site! Well he also worked for the Ravens and heard this from someone else in the league.

Twitter is a far better source of news than anywhere else and I bet you change your mind about that.

Sharkissle29
07-31-2009, 01:35 PM
The one key word you said was a former BROWNS scout, yeah now thats a source i'd want to believe any Steelers news from. Especially when all other news through the offseason has Sweed looking good/etc.

Twitter news should be banned from being posted anywhere as legit news, i hate that site!

was just about to make a smartass post, you beat me to it :drink:

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 01:36 PM
Well he also worked for the Ravens and heard this from someone else in the league.

Twitter is a far better source of news than anywhere else and I bet you change your mind about that.

Bwahahahahaha!

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 01:37 PM
I will thanks! cya!
How about posting a link about something positive for a change. The only time you come around here is to stir up a shit storm. Weather it be about our RB problems or now this stupid ass Sweed tweet.So that is why I consider you a troll. Gosh that's silly.

Only cheerleaders allowed in here, huh? After all, NFL teams are perfect and fan message boards are for talking about going 16-0 every year.

But you are missing the point that I did nothing other than provide a link to something a scout said. I said nothing about it.

As others have noted, Sweed will have his chance to prove himself on the field, but obviously, it doesn't do any good to shoot the messenger.

Sharkissle29
07-31-2009, 01:38 PM
Well he also worked for the Ravens and heard this from someone else in the league.

Twitter is a far better source of news than anywhere else and I bet you change your mind about that.

Get me whatever you are smoking....you are losing credibility with every single post

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 01:39 PM
Gosh that's silly.

Only cheerleaders allowed in here, huh? After all, NFL teams are perfect and fan message boards are for talking about going 16-0 every year.

But you are missing the point that I did nothing other than provide a link to something a scout said. I said nothing about it.

As others have noted, Sweed will have his chance to prove himself on the field, but obviously, it doesn't do any good to shoot the messenger.


Ahh poor wittle UFN got is wittle fweeling hurt. If you think a tweet is news worthy, then I feel sorry for you.

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 01:44 PM
Get me whatever you are smoking....you are losing credibility with every single post RIght. Twitter has never sold anything or made a single dollar but they turned down a $500M acquisition offer. If you think it's a joke or a fad you are mistaken.

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 01:46 PM
Ahh poor wittle UFN got is wittle fweeling hurt. If you think a tweet is news worthy, then I feel sorry for you.
Really? Childish as well?

Sharkissle29
07-31-2009, 01:48 PM
RIght. Twitter has never sold anything or made a single dollar but they turned down a $500M acquisition offer. If you think it's a joke or a fad you are mistaken.

So if i tweet that UFN has herpes, this makes it true and legit news?

Still dont get your reasoning...

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 01:51 PM
So if i tweet that UFN has herpes, this makes it true and legit news?

Still dont get your reasoning...


ding ding ding. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that twitter is a reliable news source. And being offer X amount of dollars for the rights is not proof.

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 01:57 PM
So if i tweet that UFN has herpes, this makes it true and legit news?

Still dont get your reasoning... No, because it would be obvious that you were trying to stir up trouble and not provide news. And with lots of credible people to follow on Twitter, you would instantly be un-followed or be un-credible.

It's self produced and self-policing.

Look what happened in Iran, the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, the Mumbai bombings...all of those stories AND the pictures, videos, sources about those stories broke on Twitter and not in the mainstream press.

Google is the most powerful company on the Internet and they are begging Twitter for a partnership.

Sharkissle29
07-31-2009, 01:59 PM
No, because it would be obvious that you were trying to stir up trouble and not provide news. And with lots of credible people to follow on Twitter, you would instantly be un-followed or be un-credible.

It's self produced and self-policing.

Look what happened in Iran, the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, the Mumbai bombings...all of those stories AND the pictures, videos, sources about those stories broke on Twitter and not in the mainstream press.

Google is the most powerful company on the Internet and they are begging Twitter for a partnership.

It is like you are arguing against yourself....

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 02:03 PM
It is like you are arguing against yourself.... either that, or I was just providing a link and you are reading into it.

To be clear, the Steelers are my pick to repeat and potentially be a dynasty going forward. After that, all I did was post a link relevant to the WR#3 battle.

Sharkissle29
07-31-2009, 02:07 PM
either that, or I was just providing a link and you are reading into it.

To be clear, the Steelers are my pick to repeat and potentially be a dynasty going forward. After that, all I did was post a link relevant to the WR#3 battle.

All i am saying is you cant believe everything you see on twitter. People around here are going to want a source (not just a tweet), an article to go with it, and viable proof (like a quote from someone inside the steelers).

I cant believe this unless i see an article of some sort from a reliable source. You may be right, but there is no way i am going to believe this at this point in time.

fansince'76
07-31-2009, 02:11 PM
:rolleyes: :coffee: :yawn:

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 02:15 PM
All i am saying is you cant believe everything you see on twitter. People around here are going to want a source (not just a tweet), an article to go with it, and viable proof (like a quote from someone inside the steelers).

I cant believe this unless i see an article of some sort from a reliable source. You may be right, but there is no way i am going to believe this at this point in time. You are more than welcome to your skepticism, but it's legit.

It was his tweet yesterday where Chris Mortensen pointed as the breaking news about Vick's league suspension, so Mort considers his tweets legit.

As for your skepticism, I suggest you try Twitter and see how much NFL stuff is going on, lots of writers, players, ex-players and scouts talking about training camps and it doesn't take long to figure out who is legit.

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 02:21 PM
Here are some NFL-types relevant to the Steelers currently on Twitter. Ask them a question about training camp and see what happens....

http://twitter.com/lawrencetimmons

http://twitter.com/merrilhoge

http://twitter.com/BubbyBrister

Or you can talk smack...

http://twitter.com/THEREAL_LENDALE

http://twitter.com/OGOchoCinco

Or you can talk to the analysts

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

http://twitter.com/QBKILLA (Warren Sapp)

http://twitter.com/jamiedukes

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 02:37 PM
Alyssa Milano in Steelers-wear....

http://twitpic.com/c79e7

http://twitter.com/#search?q=steelers

Steel Head
07-31-2009, 02:41 PM
Alyssa Milano in Steelers-wear....

http://twitpic.com/c79e7

http://twitter.com/#search?q=steelers

that explains why i saw her in Tampa during the Super Bowl

fansince'76
07-31-2009, 02:54 PM
PITTSBURGH — The last man remaining on the Steelers practice field Tuesday was Limas Sweed. Already, he’s working hard to prove he’s not a bust.

As the rest of the Steelers headed to the locker room, Sweed stayed behind, catching deep passes thrown from a jugs machine. After all, the most vivid image of his rookie season was his drop of a long, would-be touchdown pass in the AFC Championship Game.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve been beating myself up because of that drop,” he said. “But I am using that as fuel this year.”

http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2009/04/22/sports/steelers/doc49ee957dc3125733623391.txt

He (Sweed) has a passion to be good and cannot wait for spring drills to begin. He developed an early reputation as someone who dropped passes because he did so in some practices and that big one in the AFC title game. He compounded that mistake by rolling on the ground as if he had an injury, forcing the Steelers to use their final timeout of the first half.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09102/962200-66.stm

Wide receiver Limas Sweed knows how lucky he is to be playing in the NFL. He knows how lucky he is to being doing something he loves. But more importantly he knows how lucky he is to be healthy.

That is why it was so important for him to share some time with kids at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh who aren’t as lucky to have that blessing of good health.

Sweed visited kids who were hospitalized for complications or treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia. It’s a disease that has impacted some of Sweed’s friends, but not something he knew a lot about before his visit.

“I know it affects kids and a lot of people,” said Sweed. “Some of those kids are young and they might not have a long life. They know that. I just wanted to brighten up their day up a little bit.”

http://news.steelers.com/article/105678/

Yeah, this kid is a complete head case whose demeanor is gonna be trouble. A real problem child in the making. :rolleyes:

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 02:58 PM
Yeah, this kid is a complete head case whose demeanor is gonna be trouble. A real problem child in the making. :rolleyes:

Well, that sounds good, but he did drop a touchdown pass and then fake an injury out of embarrassment. That would seem to be non-Steelers demeanor.

And THAT was my opinion based on what little I have seen of him, which is not enough to know for sure.

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 02:59 PM
http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2009/04/22/sports/steelers/doc49ee957dc3125733623391.txt



http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09102/962200-66.stm



http://news.steelers.com/article/105678/

Yeah, this kid is a complete head case whose demeanor is gonna be trouble. A real problem child in the making. :rolleyes:


But, but, but, twitter..:toofunny:

Youngstown Steeler
07-31-2009, 03:03 PM
Well, that sounds good, but he did drop a touchdown pass and then fake an injury out of embarrassment. That would seem to be non-Steelers demeanor.

And THAT was my opinion based on what little I have seen of him, which is not enough to know for sure.

How does anyone know he 'faked' an injury? i agree, it looked suspicious, but I'm not presumptious enough to claim I know what went on in his head.

fansince'76
07-31-2009, 03:20 PM
How does anyone know he 'faked' an injury? i agree, it looked suspicious, but I'm not presumptious enough to claim I know what went on in his head.

IMO, it was a case of a very green rookie acting like a very green rookie, and Tomlin gave him an earful for it. I would put money on it that he never does it again.

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-31-2009, 03:39 PM
I think we will come back to this one in a year and see these sources are as reliable as the kid that all told us......."I got sources that say Heath Miller is leaving". :rofl:

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 03:46 PM
I think we will come back to this one in a year and see these sources are as reliable as the kid that all told us......."I got sources that say Heath Miller is leaving". :rofl:

Hahaha! So true. Actually though, I mother worked with Heath's cousin, that's how I got his autograph. He told my mother a month or so ago that Heath didn't ever want to leave the Steelers and would do almost anything to stay.

MasterOfPuppets
07-31-2009, 03:49 PM
and big ben has skin cancer ... i seen him deny it on tv and say he doesn't even have a facebook account, but he's lyin cause i seen it on the computer ..:laughing:

Dino 6 Rings
07-31-2009, 04:01 PM
The fact the Steelers brought in Shaun McDonald from Detroit back in April indicated to me they wanted to be sure that they were covered in case Sweed turned out to be another Texas Longhorn turn Head Case in the NFL.

I don't need a fkcing Tweet from yesterday to tell me something I knew in April.

mmalone
07-31-2009, 04:13 PM
The fact the Steelers brought in Shaun McDonald from Detroit back in April indicated to me they wanted to be sure that they were covered in case Sweed turned out to be another Texas Longhorn turn Head Case in the NFL.

I don't need a fkcing Tweet from yesterday to tell me something I knew in April.

McDonald has the same style as hines, he is a bit shorter and about the same speed. he has great hands like ward. he will be wards backup in case of injuries...


sweed is tall and the speed man, mcdonald will not be on the same charts as sweed... look at baker, nance and black battling for that #3 spot with sweed.

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 04:22 PM
Wow. What a bunch of argumentative kids dominating this message board....all the guy did was post what he found on Twitter. No different than any of the other stuff we all post on here that we find from various other sources on the internet, from the Post-Gazette, nfl.com, cbssportsline, ESPN, TMZ, whatever.
Some of y'all make me ashamed to be part of the same fanbase....

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 04:23 PM
I bet if he would have posted that he found that the Steelers are excited about Limas Sweed on Twitter, you guys would be all over that like maggots on shit....but because he posted something you didn't want to hear, you attack the messenger for just repostingt what he found.

fansince'76
07-31-2009, 04:26 PM
I bet if he would have posted that he found that the Steelers are excited about Limas Sweed on Twitter, you guys would be all over that like maggots on shit....but because he posted something you didn't want to hear, you attack the messenger for just repostingt what he found.

Doubtful, as IMO,Twitter seems like a distraction suited mainly for 12-year-old girls.

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 04:27 PM
Me personally, I am hungry for ANY news about the Steelers....whether it be re-hashed tripe, Twitter posts, or bashings by other teams-- leave it up to the original reader to decide for himself what is news worthy and what should be ignored.

Seriously, aren't there any moderators on this forum? The folks throwing the "troll" buzzword around seem to be the ones doing the trolling....

fansince'76
07-31-2009, 04:28 PM
Me personally, I am hungry for ANY news about the Steelers....whether it be re-hashed tripe, Twitter posts, or bashings by other teams-- leave it up to the original reader to decide for himself what is news worthy and what should be ignored.

Seriously, aren't there any moderators on this forum? The folks throwing the "troll" buzzword around seem to be the ones doing the trolling....

Likewise, the individual readers can decide for themselves what posts to ignore and which not to.

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 04:29 PM
Doubtful, as IMO,Twitter seems like a distraction suited mainly for 12-year-old girls.
Sounds like something a 90 year old grandfather would say, along with still liking VHS over DVDs, paper newspapers over e-news that is updated in real time, and AM over FM....

Twitter is ACTUALLY a reliable source for news, as long as you are able to determine the authenticity of the claimed poster (I am sure there are a hundred people on there claiming to be Hines Ward)....

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 04:29 PM
Likewise, the individual readers can decide for themselves what posts to ignore and which not to.
And which people to put on blast for no reason at all....

fansince'76
07-31-2009, 04:31 PM
Sounds like something a 90 year old grandfather would say, along with still liking VHS over DVDs, paper newspapers over e-news that is updated in real time, and AM over FM....

Don't care what it sounds like. I'm just as entitled to my opinion as you are to yours.

Sharkissle29
07-31-2009, 04:32 PM
And which people to put on blast for no reason at all....

He said twitter was a reliable source...

fansince'76
07-31-2009, 04:32 PM
And which people to put on blast for no reason at all....

No reason? If you knew the guy's history here I think you'd feel otherwise.

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 04:38 PM
Wow. What a bunch of argumentative kids dominating this message board....all the guy did was post what he found on Twitter. No different than any of the other stuff we all post on here that we find from various other sources on the internet, from the Post-Gazette, nfl.com, cbssportsline, ESPN, TMZ, whatever.
Some of y'all make me ashamed to be part of the same fanbase....

Just like you, we have the right to our own opinion. My opinion is that Twitter is a joke stalking network, and I will say that anytime and anywhere I want. If your so ashamed of this fanbase, then don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. And as far as moderation goes, this is one of the best moderated Steeler sites you will find(oops there's another one of my opinions again).

UltimateFootballNetwork
07-31-2009, 04:48 PM
Sounds like something a 90 year old grandfather would say, along with still liking VHS over DVDs, paper newspapers over e-news that is updated in real time, and AM over FM....

Twitter is ACTUALLY a reliable source for news, as long as you are able to determine the authenticity of the claimed poster (I am sure there are a hundred people on there claiming to be Hines Ward).... This is a good post.

Psyychoward86
07-31-2009, 04:52 PM
Wow.

This is a former scout for the Browns who broke the news about the terms of Mike Vick's suspension and Chris Mortensen is the one who crediited him with breaking the news.

Key word: Scout for the Browns

SteelCityMom
07-31-2009, 04:55 PM
http://www.tmcm.com/livejournal/ny_276.jpg

http://www.currentopics.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/7847710160_b.jpg

MasterOfPuppets
07-31-2009, 04:55 PM
Wow. What a bunch of argumentative kids dominating this message board....all the guy did was post what he found on Twitter. No different than any of the other stuff we all post on here that we find from various other sources on the internet, from the Post-Gazette, nfl.com, cbssportsline, ESPN, TMZ, whatever.
Some of y'all make me ashamed to be part of the same fanbase.... so does that mean you'll be leaving ...:wave:

revefsreleets
07-31-2009, 05:14 PM
I hate Twitter and think it's retarded.

I also think Sweed is a questionable dude until he proves himself.

The IMPORTANT thing from all this is that we have McDonald. He's a proven commodity...

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-31-2009, 05:51 PM
http://www.tmcm.com/livejournal/ny_276.jpg



:rofl: That is just great!!! Saw that guy on TMZ last night "reporting real news".

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 05:57 PM
Just like you, we have the right to our own opinion. Nobody said otherwise, but "having your own opinion" is a far cry from blasting people on internet message boards without provocation...My opinion is that Twitter is a joke stalking network, and I will say that anytime and anywhere I want. Just like a litle kid on the elementary playground-- "You're not the boss of me!!!!" If your so ashamed of this fanbase Not the whole fanbase, just the arrogant kids flaming people without provocation. then don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. Your way or the highway, huh?one of the best moderated Steeler sites you will find(oops there's another one of my opinions again). I beg to differ....that's my opinion.

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 06:03 PM
so does that mean you'll be leaving ...:wave: No, because as I already stated, I am as hungry for any Steeler news as the next Steeler fan....I just don't see the need to flame people for no reason, other than they posted info you don't necessarily like or agree with.

7SteelGal43
07-31-2009, 06:05 PM
I love my new hat.

http://product.images.fansedge.com/64-11/64-11639-P.jpg

:applaudit: it's a great hat, ain't it ? it's just s........oh wait...SWEED :willy: WHAT R WE GONNA DO ABOUT SWEED ?!!!!

Dino 6 Rings
07-31-2009, 06:15 PM
No, because as I already stated, I am as hungry for any Steeler news as the next Steeler fan....I just don't see the need to flame people for no reason, other than they posted info you don't necessarily like or agree with.

Riddle, I've enjoyed some of your posts already since you've been here so I'll explain the blast.

Its the poster. He's a Redskins fan that comes here to just stir up crap. He's been doing it since what...mid season last year when he said we Couldn't win the Super Bowl because of Willie Parker...some nonsense like that. Then he comes back and declares we won "in spite"...anyway, I'm not bringing that debate out again, that'll all play out this season. The Poster just likes to start crap on here.

Sweed dropped some big passes last year and has a lot to learn. We know this. Plus I'm starting to believe that kids out of the Modern Day Texas System aren't hard workers, Ricky Williams, Vince Young, Roy Williams, Michael Huff, were all supposed to be "The Guy" Turns out not so much.

So I'm on a wait and see with Sweed. Show up on game day kid and make some playes.

But that poster, that's who we blasted. For fun, go to his Page on this forum, find Threads Started By...and enjoy the read. You'll get a better feel for it.

I like your Avatar...later.

Fire Haley
07-31-2009, 06:15 PM
:applaudit: it's a great hat, ain't it ?

It's a troll stopper. :tt03:

Preacher
07-31-2009, 06:16 PM
Alyssa Milano in Steelers-wear....

http://twitpic.com/c79e7

http://twitter.com/#search?q=steelers

Ok...

I think this is the first post where I gotta say, "thank you." Many teenage daydreams involved her... And NO Tony, she did have clothes on in those too . . most of the time (hey, I wasn't always a pastor).

Good to see that I had good Steelers taste in women even back then!

:chuckle:

BlastFurnace
07-31-2009, 06:17 PM
Beyond Holmes and Ward, I'm worried about all of them....but someone or someone(s) will step up. They always do.

Who knows what Sweed will be. I remember the Cowboys gave up on a receiver they took in the 2nd round in 1994 as well...and he ended up being a headache to the Steelers for about 11 seasons...Jimmy Smith. The Steelers won't give up on Sweed this year, no matter how many drops he has.

Riddle_Of_Steel
07-31-2009, 07:15 PM
Riddle, I've enjoyed some of your posts already since you've been here so I'll explain the blast.

Its the poster. He's a Redskins fan that comes here to just stir up crap. He's been doing it since what...mid season last year when he said we Couldn't win the Super Bowl because of Willie Parker...some nonsense like that. Then he comes back and declares we won "in spite"...anyway, I'm not bringing that debate out again, that'll all play out this season. The Poster just likes to start crap on here.

Fair enough, my man. I apologize for starting bad blood around here with fellow black n gold fans. Chalk this one up to me being new around here and maybe not being familiar with this message board's collection of trolls, personalities, and best posters yet.....every Steelers message board has them (no offense intended towards you, UFN-- I don't know you either).

Back to Twitter though-- a news update (that may already have made it to other threads).

*As per Jim Wexell, everybody passed the run test today and MT is very happy.

*Big Snack apparently showed up to camp lighter and leaner than he has been since probably high school.

*Essex and Colon showed up to camp in good shape and a lot lighter.

*James Harrison reported to camp in a smartcar....pretty funny picture, big guy in a little azz go-cart!

http://pit.scout.com/

43Hitman
07-31-2009, 07:26 PM
Nobody said otherwise, but "having your own opinion" is a far cry from blasting people on internet message boards without provocation... Just like a litle kid on the elementary playground-- "You're not the boss of me!!!!" Not the whole fanbase, just the arrogant kids flaming people without provocation. Your way or the highway, huh? I beg to differ....that's my opinion.

Please, don't call me childish(or you might act "Stupidly"*) before you know all the facts about the guy I am blasting/flaming.



*All credit for this word goes to Obama. Thanks for setting a precedence Mr. President.

P.S. I also like your avatar.

Fire Haley
07-31-2009, 07:38 PM
Get a room.

RoethlisBURGHer
07-31-2009, 08:08 PM
First, Twitter is not a reliable source for news.

Now when a person can pretend to be someone and tweet whatever they want.

I will worry when someone from the Steelers is quoted by someone in the media saying they are worried about Sweed.

Stlrs4Life
07-31-2009, 10:14 PM
http://bit.ly/HhbCC


Well, if he doesn't prove anything in camp we should cut him if true.

7willBheaven
07-31-2009, 11:14 PM
Wow this is still goin on hours after my post haha nice haha...

Riddle_Of_Steel
08-01-2009, 02:09 AM
Please, don't call me childish(or you might act "Stupidly"*) before you know all the facts about the guy I am blasting/flaming.
Fair enough. I just never adopted the "New Yorker" mentality of turning my head the other way if I see/perceive something fxxked up going on... Admitedly, I am not familiar with any of you, being that I am on like post #12 around here, nor am I familiar with any past dramas that might have played out. Again, I don't know UFN either, so I don't want to bash on him either. I just perceived (perhaps incorrectly) that he was being attacked for no reason....

*All credit for this word goes to Obama. Thanks for setting a precedence Mr. President.

Yeah, he is never going to live that one down....I generally approve of the job he is doing (except I think he is pushing his healthcare reform too fast and at he wrong time, and I don't like the way he supports minorities all the time, whether they are in the wrong or not), but he acted "stupidly" on that one.

P.S. I also like your avatar.
Thanx!

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 01:13 PM
First, Twitter is not a reliable source for news.

Now when a person can pretend to be someone and tweet whatever they want.

I will worry when someone from the Steelers is quoted by someone in the media saying they are worried about Sweed. RIght, and because this is the internet I can't believe you because you might only be pretending to be a football fan.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 01:17 PM
Some other notes from Twitter....

The same scout thinks Summers can be a really good short yardage guy

http://twitter.com/MoveTheSticks/status/3071484746

Adam Schefter said Mendenhall broke a big one and thinks Keenan Lewis is going to be good.

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter/status/3071966000

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter/status/3070738946

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 01:20 PM
@Riddle of Steel,

I am not well liked because I think that Willie Parker is an overrated RB who should not have been the feature back in 08.

I've never flamed anyone, I just have an unpopular opinion on a popular player.

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 01:48 PM
thanks for the schefter links. some really interresting stuff in there.

i think some here dont understand that these twitter notes are the exact same notes a journalist/reporter/analyst would jot down on a notepad, go back to the office, pull out their type writer, and do up a "news" article to sell to a media outlet.

i round these to be extremely news worthy and would be hailed as such if read on the ppg website-

As good as Rashard Mendenhall looks, still think Willie Parker is primary ball carrier. Willie told me this is best he's felt in two years.

Shanahan going to study Steelers for a few days, then on to New England to study the Pats. Learning from two of the best organizations.


Steelers Dir. of Football Ops Kevin Colbert took Mike Shanahan to lunch and set him up to study tape after. Steelers beyond accomodating.about 1 hour ago from web

i would have to say the tidbit on shanahan is extremely news worthy to a billionair owner who may be looking for a coach in the next year.

Encouraging sign for Steelers: WR Limas Sweed talking about how the game has slowed down for him. Steelers would like him to be #3 WR.

Fact of week; Steelers DC Dick LeBeau, 71, shot his age in golf 24 times this summer. 14 were in 60's. Holy moley.

.not only did Dick LeBeau beat Steve Spurrier in golf, I'm told he kicked his butt. Schooled him.

El-Gonzo Jackson
08-01-2009, 01:56 PM
Riddle of Steel.....more accurately, UFN is unpopular here because he is a Redskin fan that seemingly only comes here to promote his fellow Tulane Alumni......Mewelde Moore.

Furthermore, he likes to reference footballoutsiders to use statistics to promote his fellow Alum Moore and position those statistics as "facts" not opinions. Yet, when the same website rates approx 20 other QB's ahead of Ben Roethlisberger.........he discounts those " facts".

For me, its basically the selective reliance on statistical evidence that he uses to promote Mewelde Moore and ignore the fact that professional football coaches in Minnesota and Pittsburgh have deemed Moore a backup.

Essentially, a Redskin fan posting on a Steelers board about nothing....just to try and be controversial.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 02:12 PM
thanks for the schefter links. some really interresting stuff in there.

i think some here dont understand that these twitter notes are the exact same notes a journalist/reporter/analyst would jot down on a notepad, go back to the office, pull out their type writer, and do up a "news" article to sell to a media outlet.

i round these to be extremely news worthy and would be hailed as such if read on the ppg website-

i would have to say the tidbit on shanahan is extremely news worthy to a billionair owner who may be looking for a coach in the next year. Safe to say the folks "hating" on Twitter do not understand it. It's a new thing that is hard to figure out.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 02:15 PM
1) Riddle of Steel.....more accurately, UFN is unpopular here because he is a Redskin fan that seemingly only comes here to promote his fellow Tulane Alumni......Mewelde Moore.

Furthermore, he likes to reference footballoutsiders to use statistics to promote his fellow Alum Moore and 2) position those statistics as "facts" not opinions. Yet, when the same website rates approx 20 other QB's ahead of Ben Roethlisberger.........he discounts those " facts".

For me, its basically the selective reliance on statistical evidence that he uses to promote Mewelde Moore and ignore the fact that professional football coaches in Minnesota and Pittsburgh have deemed Moore a backup.

Essentially, a Redskin fan posting on a Steelers board about nothing....just to try and be controversial.
1) That seems difficult to reconcile since this is a thread I started that has nothing to do with that.

2) This is just funny. You made fun of yourself.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 02:21 PM
Some other notes from Twitter....

.......Safe to say the folks "hating" on Twitter do not understand it. It's a new thing that is hard to figure out.



I have a VERY hard time reading anything once the word "twitter" is thrown into the article...Do a quick internet search of fake twitter accounts:

Michael Bay
Rick Reilly
Steve Jobs
John Piper
Sarah Palin
Shaquille Oneil
Chuck Norris
Kanye West
Stephen Colbert
Barack Obam
Tony LaRussa
Shalid Kapur
Peyton Manning
Ben Roethlisberger
Davonne Bess
Asante Samual
Tim Rattay
Eli Manning
...etc

Until twitter can control WHO is pretending to be who...I will stick to more conventional news sources. I dont have the patiance or desire to sort the garbage from the legitimate news.

Nothing to do with what I "dont understand"...more to do with not having to question "the facts".

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Safe to say the folks "hating" on Twitter do not understand it. It's a new thing that is hard to figure out.

i was skeptical on this twitter thing but im sold with this schefter link. someone just asked him about ziggy hood and they get an immediate response-

@billrose...Steelers liking Ziggy Hood. Great attitude. He was raised right. Humble, hard working. He's a Pittsburgh guy -- you can tell.

now i dont know if i would want a million twits sent to my blackberry, but if i were up at the lake fishing today i would definitely be interested in following him from camp in latrobe.

as for it being for 12 year old girls, reading the website is pretty much exactly like reading a message board.

what does that make us grown men who come to steelersfever to argue and bicker with eachother for entertainment and information? :hunch:

since our blast furnace has lost some fire i may set up an account to run some smack on chad johnson and lendale white. i bet i could get a response outta dem fools.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 02:35 PM
I have a VERY hard time reading anything once the word "twitter" is thrown into the article...Do a quick internet search of fake twitter accounts:

Until twitter can control WHO is pretending to be who...I will stick to more conventional news sources. I dont have the patiance or desire to sort the garbage from the legitimate news.

Nothing to do with what I "dont understand"...more to do with not having to question "the facts".
It's really pretty simple. Don't follow the fake ones.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 02:37 PM
i was skeptical on this twitter thing but im sold with this schefter link. someone just asked him about ziggy hood and they get an immediate response-



now i dont know if i would want a million twits sent to my blackberry, but if i were up at the lake fishing today i would definitely be interested in following him from camp in latrobe.

as for it being for 12 year old girls, reading the website is pretty much exactly like reading a message board.

what does that make us grown men who come to steelersfever to argue and bicker with eachother for entertainment and information? :hunch:

since our blast furnace has lost some fire i may set up an account to run some smack on chad johnson and lendale white. i bet i could get a response outta dem fools. It's real and it's a big deal, but it takes a while to figure it out.

The amount of football stuff on Twitter right now....NFL players, writers, agents....engaging with fans is overwhelming through only a few days of training camp.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 02:40 PM
And then this....

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/08/01/a-practical-joke-from-bernard-berrian/

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 02:50 PM
I have a VERY hard time reading anything once the word "twitter" is thrown into the article...Do a quick internet search of fake twitter accounts:

Michael Bay
Rick Reilly
Steve Jobs
John Piper
Sarah Palin
Shaquille Oneil
Chuck Norris
Kanye West
Stephen Colbert
Barack Obam
Tony LaRussa
Shalid Kapur
Peyton Manning
Ben Roethlisberger
Davonne Bess
Asante Samual
Tim Rattay
Eli Manning
...etc

Until twitter can control WHO is pretending to be who...I will stick to more conventional news sources. I dont have the patiance or desire to sort the garbage from the legitimate news.

Nothing to do with what I "dont understand"...more to do with not having to question "the facts".

pretty easy to sniff out the asante samuel and barak obam accts as fakes. i guess its like the world of periodicals. you can subscribe to the wall street journal, teen bop, enquirer, hustler, sun, or the washington post.

but when peter king says on sirius radio, which days he will be in latrobe and gives his acct to follow on twitter, my interest is piqued.

remember that SF member a couple of years ago who would go to training camp, take extensive notes, and then post pages of his observations here for us to read? we all loved it. dont know who he was or if he was reliable but the information he provided seemed correct and spot on.

this is the same thing except the info coming out is instantaneous (and our culture IS all about instant gratification).

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 02:53 PM
It's really pretty simple. Don't follow the fake ones.

Twitter accounts are like stats....For some people its hard to tell the difference between legit ones and misleading ones.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 02:56 PM
pretty easy to sniff out the asante samuel and barak obam accts as fakes. i guess its like the world of periodicals. you can subscribe to the wall street journal, teen bop, enquirer, hustler, sun, or the washington post.

but when peter king says on sirius radio, which days he will be in latrobe and gives his acct to follow on twitter, my interest is piqued.

remember that SF member a couple of years ago who would go to training camp, take extensive notes, and then post pages of his observations here for us to read? we all loved it. dont know who he was or if he was reliable but the information he provided seemed correct and spot on.

this is the same thing except the info coming out is instantaneous (and our culter IS all about instant gratification).

But you miss one important factor...

When someone comes on here with "twitter" info, how do we know if that person has taken the time to sort through the garbage.

X-Terminator
08-01-2009, 03:06 PM
*James Harrison reported to camp in a smartcar....pretty funny picture, big guy in a little azz go-cart!

I'm sorry James, but I must ask you to hand in your "man card" for driving a Smartcar. Of course, I wouldn't say this to his face, but... :wink02:

RoethlisBURGHer
08-01-2009, 03:15 PM
RIght, and because this is the internet I can't believe you because you might only be pretending to be a football fan.

Wow, are you seriously mentally retarded?

I can go on twitter right now, make an account pretending to be someone who works for ESPN, and give out some absurd tweet like "Tom Brady re-injures his knee" if I were to read that he wasn't at practice one day...and someone would run with it as legit.

You're "and you might only be pretending to be a football fan" comment just shows your true colors here. Seriously dude, you need to be banned because all you do when you come here is stir up shit.

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 03:24 PM
But you miss one important factor...

When someone comes on here with "twitter" info, how do we know if that person has taken the time to sort through the garbage.actually, i have totally taken that factor into consideration.

im not here to defend UFN but the source he did cite was legit (as far as being recognized by chris mortenson). does that mean the analysis of sweed is correct? no, but at this point i look at it as a dead issue.

i think what is REALLY being missed here is some great real time info-

OK, time to head back out to Steelers afternoon practice. Steelers will be in pads -- I'll just have my eye black on, that's it.19 minutes ago from web

as for it being a fake... its not. adam schein had adam schefter on his sirius show a few days ago. he absolutely loves his job and is dying to get back to work for espn. they talked extensively about twitter, and training camp tours.

granted, i could be a complete fraud in regards as a source of info, but there was no garbage to sift through. schefter advertized this as his account. its legit.

plus, as long as i am at my comp and reading UFN and LLT, i might as well read a well known reporter who is lucky enough to be talking to players and coaches on their first day of practice in latrobe.

this is the SB champs and adam is there to kick things off for us fans. to me, thats what its all about and what some are missing.

i would think other football junkies like me would absolutely LOVE this.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Wow, are you seriously mentally retarded?

I can go on twitter right now, make an account pretending to be someone who works for ESPN, and give out some absurd tweet like "Tom Brady re-injures his knee" if I were to read that he wasn't at practice one day...and someone would run with it as legit.

You're "and you might only be pretending to be a football fan" comment just shows your true colors here. Seriously dude, you need to be banned because all you do when you come here is stir up shit. Who would run with it as legit and why? Then when it became apparent that Tom Brady didn't hurt his knee again, everyone would stop following the fake account. If there is a problem it solves itself.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 03:40 PM
actually, i have totally taken that factor into consideration.

im not here to defend UFN but the source he did cite was legit (as far as being recognized by chris mortenson). does that mean the analysis of sweed is correct? no, but at this point i look at it as a dead issue.

i think what is REALLY being missed here is some great real time info-



as for it being a fake... its not. adam schein had adam schefter on his sirius show a few days ago. he absolutely loves his job and is dying to get back to work for espn. they talked extensively about twitter, and training camp tours.

granted, i could be a complete fraud in regards as a source of info, but there was no garbage to sift through. schefter advertized this as his account. its legit.

plus, as long as i am at my comp and reading UFN and LLT, i might as well read a well known reporter who is lucky enough to be talking to players and coaches on their first day of practice in latrobe.

this is the SB champs and adam is there to kick things off for us fans. to me, thats what its all about and what some are missing.

i would think other football junkies like me would absolutely LOVE this.

Yes and yes.

RoethlisBURGHer
08-01-2009, 03:45 PM
Who would run with it as legit and why? Then when it became apparent that Tom Brady didn't hurt his knee again, everyone would stop following the fake account. If there is a problem it solves itself.

The problem is still there, because what would stop me from making another fake account? Or someone else?

Until twitter comes up with a system to authenticate who is actually tweeting, IMHO it cannot be looked at as a legit source for news.

That is my opinion, it's not changing. Don't like it? I don't really give a damn.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 03:48 PM
The problem is still there, because what would stop me from making another fake account? Or someone else?

Until twitter comes up with a system to authenticate who is actually tweeting, IMHO it cannot be looked at as a legit source for news.

That is my opinion, it's not changing. Don't like it? I don't really give a damn. You are entitled to your opinion, but it's ironic that you use a message board which has the exact same vulnerability. You have no idea who is behind any of these posts.

If someone on this forum starts a rumor that James Harrison broke his ankle that person would be ignored. Same deal. Number of posts and number of followers imply a level of trust.

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 03:48 PM
seriously....

this is cool. adam schefter just twitted at peter king (yes, this is the real peter king) so i clicked on the link.

holy shit! this is like a treasure trove of information.

http://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing

Rather, I am hearing reliably that the Patriots are not interested in Vick. Belichick is comfortable with Kevin O'Connell as Brady's backup.
about 23 hours ago from web

"Why would we ever want to do anything to take (Brady) off the field?" Bob Kraft just told Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan.
22 minutes ago from mobile web

Good interview on Sirius NFL Radio. No Vick in Foxboro.
20 minutes ago from mobile web

SteelTalons
08-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Well he also worked for the Ravens and heard this from someone else in the league.

Twitter is a far better source of news than anywhere else and I bet you change your mind about that.

Yeah, in Iran maybe. :troll:

El-Gonzo Jackson
08-01-2009, 03:51 PM
1) That seems difficult to reconcile since this is a thread I started that has nothing to do with that.
.

It is actually pretty easy to reconcile.

You claimed that you have an unpopular view about a popular player....and that is why you are disliked by some here. That explanation has nothing to do with the thread that you started. I was just enlightening a new member as to the real reason some dislike you.

I have a popular view of an unpopular player. I think Willie Colon is an outstanding O lineman........but few hate on me for that.

As for Twitter and other forms of electronic media.....they are just tools of reporting information. They are only as good as the people using them and the accountability of who uses them.

Reporters like Peter King, Adam Schefter, Jay Glazer, etc. have a reputation to uphold and confirms sources before reporting them. Some ex scout of the Cleveland browns has about as much of a reputation as Tim Lumber does. :coffee:

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 03:52 PM
The problem is still there, because what would stop me from making another fake account? Or someone else?

Until twitter comes up with a system to authenticate who is actually tweeting, IMHO it cannot be looked at as a legit source for news.

That is my opinion, it's not changing. Don't like it? I don't really give a damn.

actually it can.

i learned d. mason returns to the ravens, shanahan will return to coaching in 2010 (and has been studying steelers film and hanging with colbert), and that robert kraft shows no interested in mike vick (amidst much speculation) in the past few hours.

:hunch: i guess the 'real news' followers will read about it tomorrow.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 03:59 PM
seriously....

this is cool. adam schefter just twitted at peter king (yes, this is the real peter king) so i clicked on the link.

holy shit! this is like a treasure trove of information.

http://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing Someone just got hooked....

It's tweeted, not twitted....:wink02:

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 04:00 PM
actually it can.

i learned d. mason returns to the ravens, shanahan will return to coaching in 2010 (and has been studying steelers film and hanging with colbert), and that robert kraft shows no interested in mike vick (amidst much speculation) in the past few hours.

:hunch: i guess the 'real news' followers will read about it tomorrow.

Yes.

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 04:09 PM
Someone just got hooked....


:chuckle: yeah, i think so (as if my addiction to nfl radio wasnt bad enough). my life wouldnt be the same if i didnt know chris hoke was just called up to dance infront of the team.


http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

Steelers 2008 3rd round pick Bruce Davis just ran over a back as if he were Harrison or Woodley.



It's tweeted, not twitted....:wink02:

yeah... whatever.

"rockin robin tweet tweet...."

i just need to figure out how to start talkin some shit to ocho.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 04:16 PM
actually, i have totally taken that factor into consideration.

im not here to defend UFN but the source he did cite was legit (as far as being recognized by chris mortenson). does that mean the analysis of sweed is correct? no, but at this point i look at it as a dead issue.

i think what is REALLY being missed here is some great real time info-



as for it being a fake... its not. adam schein had adam schefter on his sirius show a few days ago. he absolutely loves his job and is dying to get back to work for espn. they talked extensively about twitter, and training camp tours.

granted, i could be a complete fraud in regards as a source of info, but there was no garbage to sift through. schefter advertized this as his account. its legit.

plus, as long as i am at my comp and reading UFN and LLT, i might as well read a well known reporter who is lucky enough to be talking to players and coaches on their first day of practice in latrobe.

this is the SB champs and adam is there to kick things off for us fans. to me, thats what its all about and what some are missing.

i would think other football junkies like me would absolutely LOVE this.

I understand Tony..and I agree to a point.

But the sad fact remains that If Tony Hipchest is reporting a Twitter story, I will assume that he has checked his sources and bypassed the fake accounts. If Rev posts a Twitter story I will assume that he has checked his cources and bypassed the fake accounts.

However, if a poster with a reputation of misleading "facts" posts a Twitter story, I will assume that his facts need to be verified.

Not to be mean but:

Known fact twisting + possible fake Twitter account = scepticism.

RoethlisBURGHer
08-01-2009, 04:18 PM
:chuckle: yeah, i think so (as if my addiction to nfl radio wasnt bad enough). my life wouldnt be the same if i didnt know chris hoke was just called up to dance infront of the team.


http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter






yeah... whatever.

"rockin robin tweet tweet...."

i just need to figure out how to start talkin some shit to ocho.

Watch out Tony, he might wanna fight you!

SteelCityMom
08-01-2009, 04:19 PM
:chuckle: yeah, i think so (as if my addiction to nfl radio wasnt bad enough). my life wouldnt be the same if i didnt know chris hoke was just called up to dance infront of the team.


http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

Lol, I saw that too...didn't know what he can't touch though :wink02:

Adam_SchefterSteelers 2008 3rd round pick Bruce Davis just ran over a back as if he were Harrison or Woodley. http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

I tweeted hehe. :chuckle:

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 04:31 PM
I understand Tony..and I agree to a point.

But the sad fact remains that If Tony Hipchest is reporting a Twitter story, I will assume that he has checked his sources and bypassed the fake accounts. If Rev posts a Twitter story I will assume that he has checked his cources and bypassed the fake accounts.

However, if a poster with a reputation of misleading "facts" posts a Twitter story, I will assume that his facts need to be verified.

Not to be mean but:

Known fact twisting + possible fake Twitter account = scepticism.

I've routinely asked anyone to post a "fact" that dispells any of the facts that you say are misleading. No one has.

theplatypus
08-01-2009, 04:31 PM
I like seeing this.
Steelers 2008 3rd round pick Bruce Davis just ran over a back as if he were Harrison or Woodley.24 minutes ago from web

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

SteelCityMom
08-01-2009, 04:34 PM
I like hearing this too...

Success(ion) of Rooneys continues: Steelers new boss, Art Rooney, now at practice.2 minutes ago from web http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

For all the jokes I've ever made about twitter (and will probably still make), I'm probably going to be an addict lol.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 04:41 PM
I've routinely asked anyone to post a "fact" that dispells any of the facts that you say are misleading. No one has.

That is a flat out lie...you have been schooled about misleading facts on several occasions...ONCE by myself in which you admitted that facts taken out of context means nothing. You use stats to "prove" a point but when the same stats are used to disprove your "facts", you discount them.

No matter what proof is offered you come back a few weeks later and play the victim.

The deciding factor in most being sceptical of your Twitter reports...is your reputation.

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 05:06 PM
Watch out Tony, he might wanna fight you!lol. that would be great. he dont want none... :popcorn:

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 05:24 PM
That is a flat out lie...you have been schooled about misleading facts on several occasions...ONCE by myself in which you admitted that facts taken out of context means nothing. You use stats to "prove" a point but when the same stats are used to disprove your "facts", you discount them.

No matter what proof is offered you come back a few weeks later and play the victim.

The deciding factor in most being sceptical of your Twitter reports...is your reputation. Not sure what you are talking about, but you seem a little too angry and way too personally involved in an interrnet disagreement.

Go ahead and prove me stupid. Show me the "fact" that shows that Willie Parker's positive impact on the offense. Every offensive statistic went up when he was on the sidelines.

If you can't produce that "fact", then give it a rest already.

RoethlisBURGHer
08-01-2009, 05:27 PM
lol. that would be great. he dont want none... :popcorn:

:rofl::toofunny::popcorn:

I'll sell the tickets!

And BTW, UFN...didn't Bernard Berrian of the Vikings freak people out today by tweeting that Jackson was out for the year? He did it to prove the point that you can't believe everything you read on twitter...you dumb twit.

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 05:42 PM
http://twitter.com/jimwexell

Jim Wexell tweeting from training camp

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 05:42 PM
:rofl::toofunny::popcorn:

I'll sell the tickets!

And BTW, UFN...didn't Bernard Berrian of the Vikings freak people out today by tweeting that Jackson was out for the year? He did it to prove the point that you can't believe everything you read on twitter...you dumb twit.actually (UFN already provided the link) he did that and said you cant believe everything you hear in the MEDIA. then he said, "and yes, twitter is media". :noidea:

tony hipchest
08-01-2009, 05:45 PM
http://twitter.com/jimwexell

Jim Wexell tweeting from training campexcellent! thanks. him and bouchette have always been my 2 favorite steelers insiders (i think wexells articles are the best).

i'll have to add him to my account now that i signed up. im curious though.... where are all my followers?

:hunch:

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 05:47 PM
excellent! thanks. him and bouchette have always been my 2 favorite steelers insiders (i think wexells articles are the best).
Go type "Steelers" into Twitter search and I'm sure you will find more...

As for followers, you have to say something to someone that make you worth following. Some people will follow you just because you follow them though. You want to follow 50+ people to make it interesting.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 06:22 PM
Not sure what you are talking about, but you seem a little too angry and way too personally involved in an interrnet disagreement.

Go ahead and prove me stupid. Show me the "fact" that shows that Willie Parker's positive impact on the offense. Every offensive statistic went up when he was on the sidelines.

If you can't produce that "fact", then give it a rest already.

Not angry..just letting some of the newbies know that your "facts" are always suspect.

You give jaded information based on suspect data (thinly veiled commercials for a lame site)...then challenge others to disprove arbitrary statements in the "hopes" someone will go visit.

kinda sad.

Anyway...back to reading credible posts.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 06:25 PM
excellent! thanks. him and bouchette have always been my 2 favorite steelers insiders (i think wexells articles are the best).

i'll have to add him to my account now that i signed up. im curious though.... where are all my followers?

:hunch:

Tony...you should have had Twitter during the draft!!! Imagine the clothing comments and family tid-bits of information Gil Brandt would have had!!

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 06:47 PM
Not angry..just letting some of the newbies know that your "facts" are always suspect.

You give jaded information based on suspect data (thinly veiled commercials for a lame site)...then challenge others to disprove arbitrary statements in the "hopes" someone will go visit.

kinda sad.

Anyway...back to reading credible posts. Are you serious? You think I'm just trying to get people to visit FootballOutsiders?

:screwy:

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-01-2009, 07:37 PM
Are you serious? You think I'm just trying to get people to visit FootballOutsiders?

:screwy:

WOW....I mean...WOW....

The lame site I was talking about is obvious....to everyone else who sees a novice pretending to be an expert. That is like..."Tim Lumber" density there.


But I will regress and simply ignore you for the sake of the mods and so that I dont get booted off the site over someone not worth the effort.

Please feel free to ignore me in return.

Fire Haley
08-01-2009, 07:48 PM
http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter


It's very early, but the one Steeler rookie standout so far is cornerback Keenan Lewis. Looks like he could have a future here.


Encouraging sign for Steelers: WR Limas Sweed talking about how the game has slowed down for him. Steelers would like him to be #3 WR.


Rashard Mendenhall - bounced a big outside run. Looked good. Looked fast. Looked healthy.


good stuff there

Am I gonna have to sift through all these ridiculous threads to find anything worth reading?

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-01-2009, 08:10 PM
WOW....I mean...WOW....

The lame site I was talking about is obvious....to everyone else who sees a novice pretending to be an expert. That is like..."Tim Lumber" density there.


But I will regress and simply ignore you for the sake of the mods and so that I dont get booted off the site over someone not worth the effort.

Please feel free to ignore me in return. Except I keep linking to Twitter and Football Outsiders and I have never linked to UFN.

revefsreleets
08-02-2009, 12:32 PM
Jesus, dude, you CAN'T link to your own site...it's spamming. But I do notice that really tiny and subtle signature of yours...THAT'S not pimping your site at all, right?

jasonhightower
08-02-2009, 01:44 PM
Alrighty guys, most of the Twitter hating is ridiculous. I joined three weeks ago simply to get real-time football updates from camp, particularly Steelers camp because I knew the analysts and talking heads of the networks would be in Latrobe at some point.

Saying twitter is not a reliable source doesn't really make sense, because its not a source, its a communication vehicle, just like your radio, tv, website, or any other social networking site. IT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ARE LISTENING TO!

There are inadequate sources on radio, tv, internet, etc. Find the good ones. And its fairly easy to find the real ones vs. the fake ones. If I see two Peter Kings, I'll follow the one with 13,000 followers vs the one with 150 followers.

I get great, real-time updates on a variety of topics from Hines Ward, Peter King, Adam Schefter, Jeremy Schaap, Mark Schlereth, Rich Eisen, NFL Network, Dana White, etc. Some are facts, some are opinions. Don't knock it until you've tried it.

mesaSteeler
08-02-2009, 02:00 PM
Not angry..just letting some of the newbies know that your "facts" are always suspect.

You give jaded information based on suspect data (thinly veiled commercials for a lame site)...then challenge others to disprove arbitrary statements in the "hopes" someone will go visit.

kinda sad.

Anyway...back to reading credible posts.

:applaudit::applaudit::applaudit::applaudit::appla udit::applaudit::applaudit::applaudit::applaudit:

UltimateFootballNetwork
08-02-2009, 04:04 PM
Jesus, dude, you CAN'T link to your own site...it's spamming. But I do notice that really tiny and subtle signature of yours...THAT'S not pimping your site at all, right?

Let me explain to you how the Internet works. If I wanted to advertise for traffic, I could spend $50 on Google Adwords and get about 100x more traffic immediately than I could ever get here.

Stay classy, though.

steelballs
08-03-2009, 09:44 AM
Sweed is a player who has everything to prove and nothing to bitch about.
This kid has the potential to be huge in this league or another has-been who SHOULD have been an impact player...the jury's still out.

It seems as though his problem is simply a matter of focus. He achieves separation on his routes and most often has nobody in his face when the ball gets there, he just doesn't make the catches. If I were Tomlin, I'd have him run 10 laps for every drop in camp and I'm not talking about running around the single field, I'd have him run from the dorms to the grass parking lots at the entrance. After a few rounds, he wouldn't have the energy to tweet or whatever they call it.

revefsreleets
08-03-2009, 11:16 AM
Let me explain to you how the Internet works. If I wanted to advertise for traffic, I could spend $50 on Google Adwords and get about 100x more traffic immediately than I could ever get here.

Stay classy, though.

Listen,skippy, I've (and I'm sure I'm not alone) had about enough of your profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfiltery arrogance, your bullshit "stats and facts", your condescending nonsense and your complete inability to EVER admit you're wrong.

Your posting of a giant billboard of your shitty site is tacky and classless, and admittedly serves no purpose, yet when called on it, you attack me? Why don't you PLEASE go back to your Redskins board, or your own board, or Tulane's board, or Iblowmelweldemoore.com or whatever rathole you crawled out of? You've done nothing but spam this board with bullshit and it's old and tired...

Sharkissle29
08-03-2009, 11:20 AM
this 'news' still hasnt broken...

Dino 6 Rings
08-03-2009, 12:03 PM
Well the news actually broke in Reality back in April when the Steelers brough Shaun McDonald into the picture and again when they drafted Wallace.

That's when this story, that they may be worried about Sweed, really broke.

But whatever...Tweet Away People.

steelreserve
08-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Well the news actually broke in Reality back in April when the Steelers brough Shaun McDonald into the picture and again when they drafted Wallace.

That's when this story, that they may be worried about Sweed, really broke.

Bingo.

And actually, that begs the question: When's the last time the Steelers DIDN'T go into training camp with 20 guys fighting for the third or fourth receiver spot? You always worry about those guys. I personally think it's pretty great that we have a guy there with the potential to be awesome. If he doesn't turn out to be, then oh well -- the third receiver can't always be a star.

Kolby
08-03-2009, 12:16 PM
Accoridng to a few reports, Sweed has looked really good in camp. Why The Steelers will give Mcdonald a good look is because he keeps Ward on the outside. If Sweed is their #3, Ward has to go to the slot which he doesn't want to do

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-03-2009, 12:29 PM
Accoridng to a few reports, Sweed has looked really good in camp. Why The Steelers will give Mcdonald a good look is because he keeps Ward on the outside. If Sweed is their #3, Ward has to go to the slot which he doesn't want to do

Ward can and has played the slot and with Holmes emerging as the #1 reciever, and with the distinct possibility that Sweed/McDonald/Wallace become the long-ball threat...the natural position for Ward will be to come across the middle in the slot.

You have to bet that some Safety tracking Miller will have his head on a swivel knowing that Ward is lurking in the area.

Preacher
08-07-2009, 10:17 PM
Ward can and has played the slot and with Holmes emerging as the #1 reciever, and with the distinct possibility that Sweed/McDonald/Wallace become the long-ball threat...the natural position for Ward will be to come across the middle in the slot.

You have to bet that some Safety tracking Miller will have his head on a swivel knowing that Ward is lurking in the area.


Fact is, Ward playing slot will increase his career by a few years, since he truly is becoming a "possession receiver"

I also have to think that the drafting of Wallace and the bringing in of MacDonald is just as much about replacing Ward in a couple of years as it is making sure the number 3 receiver is covered now.

MasterOfPuppets
08-07-2009, 11:57 PM
Well the news actually broke in Reality back in April when the Steelers brough Shaun McDonald into the picture and again when they drafted Wallace.

That's when this story, that they may be worried about Sweed, really broke.

But whatever...Tweet Away People.
ever considered that maybe they were brought here , in the event that holmes walks in free agency in 2 years like plax did ?

devilsdancefloor
08-08-2009, 12:53 AM
ever considered that maybe they were brought here , in the event that holmes walks in free agency in 2 years like plax did ?

:iagree:

Preacher
08-08-2009, 02:16 AM
ever considered that maybe they were brought here , in the event that holmes walks in free agency in 2 years like plax did ?

Actually, no, I haven't. And after thinking about it for a few seconds, I still think not. the money that Ward was tying up for the position will go to Holmes in a couple of years. At that point, we will be out of the cap hits and hopefully, be able to sign him long term.

MasterOfPuppets
08-08-2009, 02:44 AM
Actually, no, I haven't. And after thinking about it for a few seconds, I still think not. the money that Ward was tying up for the position will go to Holmes in a couple of years. At that point, we will be out of the cap hits and hopefully, be able to sign him long term. lets not forget woodley and taylors contracts are up at the same time as holmes....