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Hawaii 5-0
04-01-2013, 03:05 AM
sorry, I just couldn't help myself...

APRIL FOOLS! :wink02:

Bayz101
04-01-2013, 03:49 AM
FUCK! :sofunny:

I knew as the thread was loading that I was being fooled, I mean, new #1 receiver? :chuckle:

Good one Hawaii!

Buddha Bus
04-01-2013, 04:14 AM
I just pooped 'em a little. :heh:

Lokki
04-01-2013, 06:34 AM
http://static.zoovy.com/img/gkworld/-/I/item29429m_jpg.jpg

steelfury02
04-01-2013, 07:28 AM
good one:applaudit:

sluggermatt15
04-01-2013, 08:18 AM
Great April Fool's joke! Got me for a split second. But I knew there was no way it was true. haha

desertsteel
04-01-2013, 08:58 AM
I'd be happy with him at number 4.

Hawaii 5-0
04-01-2013, 02:44 PM
Source: New Orleans VooDoo inks Isaac Redman to tender contract

By Neal Coolong on Apr 1 2013

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Steelers restricted free agent Isaac Redman has signed a tender offer from the AFL's New Orleans VooDoo, according to a source, and the Steelers have seven days to match it.

He would become the first inter-league trade since the USFL days. The NFL hasn't confirmed what the compensation would be in the event the Steelers declined to match the offer, which is said to be around $3 million for two years.

There is some skepticism in the offer, considering that contract would likely force the AFL into bankruptcy, but with VooDoo leading rusher, Bruce Figgins, having gained nine yards on five carries in two games (1-1), the VooDoo are looking for an immediate upgrade at the position.

The Steelers haven't confirmed the offer.

Redman was said to have visited the VooDoo Friday, and underwent a physical. A contract was presented, but it wasn't signed.

Redman has had an up-and-down career in Pittsburgh, and was given a right of first refusal tender in restricted free agency. He is on the hook for $1.3 million in 2013.

Running back is seen as a possible target for the Steelers in the early part of the 2013 NFL Draft. If they choose to let Redman go, and the league allows the Steelers to have an additional pick, it would likely boost the odds of the team taking a running back.

RB Jonathan Dwyer was given an original round (sixth) tender in restricted free agency as well, and he has signed it. Redman had not, presumably waiting for another offer.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/4/1/4169584/source-new-orleans-voodoo-inks-isaac-redman-to-tender-contract

SteelersCanada
04-01-2013, 03:26 PM
There is some skepticism in the offer, considering that contract would likely force the AFL into bankruptcy

:toofunny:

You had me going there for about 2 minutes. Even in an April Fools thread, I was still fooled.

casteeler
04-01-2013, 04:46 PM
Hook,line and sinker:doh:

Lady Steel
04-01-2013, 05:23 PM
OMG, I just about had a heart attack! You're gonna git a lickin', Hawaii! :laughing:

Hawaii 5-0
04-01-2013, 07:59 PM
The Steelers need to clean house and rebuild......totally

By Anthony Defeo on Apr 1 2013

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Trade Ben Roethlisberger for Joe Flacco? Not a bad idea if the Steelers want to be Super Bowl contenders, once again.

If you're like most Steelers fans, your mantra this off-season has probably been: "Enough is enough!" An 8-8 season isn't acceptable anywhere in sports, and it's certainly not acceptable in Pittsburgh.

They say it's a time for transition for the Black and Gold, and I couldn't agree more. However, instead of a transitional phase, as a respected writer for BTSC, I propose a complete upheaval. I mean, after all, it's been four full seasons since a Super Bowl victory, two full seasons since a Super Bowl appearance, and one full season since a playoff appearance.

As a fan who accepts the occasional free ticket to a game, that doesn't sit well. Therefore, I think real change is in order.

The releases of James Harrison and Willie Colon were a good start. And the departures of Mike Wallace, Keenan Lewis and Rashard Mendenhall were a nice follow-up. However, REAL CHANGE should be the philosophy for next season and beyond.

I believe it all starts at the top. Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been unable to control the team for years. Sure, he made it to a couple of Super Bowls and even won one, but when a 28 year old starting NFL quarterback gets in trouble in a bar in Georgia in March, that's on the head coach. When a 33 year old linebacker makes disparaging remarks about the NFL commissioner during a magazine interview in the spring, that's on the head coach.

Tomlin has got to go! A career record of 68-36? Please! Tell it to the people who don't care about that 8-8 record. What have you done for Steeler Nation, lately, Coach?

Out with Tomlin, in with Rex Ryan. But you might be thinking, "Ryan is still with the Jets, Tony." I know that, and that's why I propose trading Pittsburgh's first round pick (17th, overall) to New York for Ryan's services. Sure, the team would be losing a potential high-end talent, but it would be gaining a first rate coach.

Ryan tells it like it is, and as everyone knows, people enjoy people who tell it like it is. Plus, he's really charismatic, and flashy, and we all know how much Steelers fans enjoy style over substance. Ryan would have Bill Cowher's intensity, Mike Tomlin's charisma and Chuck Noll's know-how. It would be like having the last three coaches all wrapped up into one.

I know what you're thinking. Yes, Pittsburgh has lost a great deal of key, young players, and the team is severely lacking in depth, so losing a first round pick (17th, overall) could potentially damage the future.

The future won't be damaged if the Steelers trade Ben Roethlisberger to Baltimore for Joe Flacco. Maybe you've heard of Flacco. He's only the most recent Super Bowl winning quarterback who didn't throw an interception all throughout the just completed postseason. How many INTs has Roethlisberger thrown? Way more than zero, I can tell you that much.

Besides that, Big Ben hasn't thrown a Super Bowl winning pass in four years, and much like the team he throws passes for, he hasn't been to one in the last 33 games that counted--kind of ridiculous.

Anyway, trading Roethlisberger for Flacco would be like trading a third round pick for a franchise quarterback, and Pittsburgh would be foolish not to pursue such a deal.

You might be wondering where the Steelers will find the cap room for acquiring such an awesome QB. After all, Flacco just signed a mega-deal with Baltimore.

It's simple: In addition to getting rid of Big Ben, in my proposal, Pittsburgh would rid itself of Troy Polamalu. I may not be a cap expert, but releasing the Tazmanian Devil would free up the necessary money to keep Flacco happy for years to come.

But I know what you're thinking: "Tony, what will the Steelers do without Polamalu?" It's quite simple: Darrelle Revis. Revis grew up in the Pittsburgh area, so it shouldn't be too hard to pry him away from the Jets in exchange for first round picks in both 2014 and 2015. Revis is the top cover corner in the NFL today, and Polamalu is an old safety. Forget No. 43! The best resort in the world right now is Revis Island.

The next three first round picks in exchange for Ryan, Flacco and Revis might seem excessive, but those three are the "now." Tomlin, Roethlisberger and Polamalu are the "before." Screw all three of those guys.

Again, I know what you're probably thinking: "Mr. Defeo, Flacco might be the most awesome quarterback since Joe Montana, but where are the offensive weapons?" Yes, I'm aware Mike Wallace signed with the Dolphins and Heath Miller will probably miss the beginning of the 2013 season due to a knee injury, but I have a two word elixir that should calm any fears: Santonio Holmes.

Holmes may have his eccentric ways, but he's damn talented. He's also a former first round pick and the hero of Super Bowl XLIII, thanks to his game-winning touchdown catch with 34 seconds remaining. Yes, Roethlisberger may have been the QB who threw that pass, but he's no Flacco, and Santonio will respond much, much better to a REAL signal caller, and not some has-been who hasn't been to a Super Bowl since shortly after the series finale of "Lost."

Holmes may cost a pretty penny--most likely the 2016 first round pick--but he'll be worth every cent if he can be paired up with Flacco, coached by Ryan and shadowed by Revis in practice everyday.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/4/1/4168788/the-steelers-need-to-clean-house-and-rebuild-totally

SteelersCanada
04-01-2013, 08:02 PM
What's sad is people believe some of the things in that article.

Millers the sh!t
04-01-2013, 08:17 PM
C'mon guys did anyone REALLY fall for this?

vasteeler
04-01-2013, 08:18 PM
C'mon guys did anyone REALLY fall for this?

nope....nice try though hawaii

SteelersCanada
04-01-2013, 08:18 PM
C'mon guys did anyone REALLY fall for this?

I fell for the Redman one at first.

Damn Hawaii.

Hawaii 5-0
04-01-2013, 08:27 PM
Troy Polamalu drops Head & Shoulders, signs with Suave

By Neal Coolong on Apr 1 2013

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It's not just for Walgreens anymore, shampoo manufacturer Suave inks Steelers safety Troy Polamalu to five-year endorsement deal.

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu gets better with age. Or, at least the marketing division of Suave shampoo thinks so.

The company with more bottles of product on the shelves of Walgreens and Pamida covered in dust is looking to upgrade its current image as a low-cost alternative to quality to a high-priced, playmaking shampoo by signing Polamalu to a five-year endorsement deal.

The product line, dubbed "The Action Series," will have shampoo and conditioning products for men, women and some pets. It will be on sale with Suave's regular partners, Walgreens and Pamida, or any other fine retailer that has a pharmacy and sells As Seen On TV products.

The Action Series will join Magic Mesh and the Wax Vac on shelves and will go on sale immediately. And we can expect to see it often. The company will launch an advertising campaign featuring Polamalu that will run throughout the season, and will include multiple Super Bowl spots, according to the company's web site.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/4/1/4169546/troy-polamalu-drops-head-shoulders-signs-with-suave

IowaSteeler927
04-02-2013, 04:46 AM
That's almost as bad as someone telling me on my facebook wall that the Steelers traded Antonio Brown to the Jets... almost.

Steeldude
04-02-2013, 06:16 AM
C'mon guys did anyone REALLY fall for this?

Believe it or not people still fall for the obvious pranks. :drink:

IowaSteeler927
04-02-2013, 06:20 AM
Believe it or not people still fall for the obvious pranks. :drink:

People still fall for Nigerian scams so this is no surprise.