I was going to write about the Steelers extending Hines' contract here, but then it was 4:30, I was tired as hell, in need of a quick snooze, and facing a night chock full of reading and outlining for Sports Law. So instead, what you see here is all you'll get from me today.
For what it's worth, I'm really proud of the Steelers making this move. I wasn't sure what to expect and to be honest, I kind of feared the worst. But they surprised me to the tune of four years and $22 million. I guess this is the kind of thing you get when you're a Super Bowl MVP, the team's all-time reception leader, and one of the team's most outspoken spiritual leaders.
Good work, Rooneys. I love this move. And congratulations Hines. By the way, if you'd like to contribute to the "I don't get paid to blog yet I do it day in and day out for God knows what reason" fund, I'm always accepting donations.
Links. Feel free to browse them at your leisure...
Tomlin's eyes are creepy [PSaMP]
The Steelers 2009 Draft Class? What's not to like? [Staal Tactics]
A good roundup of the Steelers picks and draft report cards (whatever those are worth) [SteezBros]
What do Joe Greene, Casey Hampton and Ziggy Hood all have in common? [Post-Gazette]
Profiles of Mike Wallace and Keenan Lewis [Post-Gazette]
The Steelers worked the middle rounds...DOMINATED the middle rounds is more like it...well, ok, only time will tell [Steel City Insider]
Dan Rooney gets the Horrigan Award for being the owner most helpful to the media. Talk about a guy with no holes... [AP]
Josh Freeman is the talk of Tampa Bay...except at Byron Leftwich's house, I'll bet [Some News Source in Tampa]
Skins sign former Heisman hopeful Chase Daniel and Browns have invited another former Heisman hopeful Graham Harrell to their mini camp (although they're playing coy on that one)... [AP || AP]
Which spelling of the name "Sean" (or "Shawn") is worse... [Steady Burn]
Next stop for Mike Vick = The Arena League? Frankly, if I had my way, the next stop would be hell...but that's just me [AP]
So I'm not the only one who is well over Mel Kiper and Todd McShay... [Jeff Pearlman]
Dan Bylsma is now 100% legit - HCDB [The Pensblog]
Perhaps the best Pens-Flyers recap out there... [The Legend of Vinny T]
OK, so the Pirates are mortal. And sometimes, a few sentences are all that need to be said. [WHYGAVS]
Vern defends Asher Roth [You Lay On The Ice Like A Broad!]
Best Song to High Five to! Submissions accepted until Friday at 5PM. So get at Sheena!! [Sheena Beaston]
Swine flu, vom city [Dug E Fresh Rants]
Apparently Senator Arlen Specter is planning on playing for the other team. Not THAT other team. Just the other side of the aisle... [Trib]
Trivia Tuesday! [Sean's Ramblings]
Everything you wanted to know (or not know) about Twitter [agent orange]
Obesity now affecting greenhouse gasses? Is that really happening? [Grumpy Old Dog]
The cure for swine flu? Waterboarding. That sounds right... [Carbolic Smoke Ball]
Frankly, this is a WIN in my eyes, but you know, for personal reasons [FAIL Blog]
Bassett Hounds make the best upside down dogs... [Upside Down Dogs]
And finally, here are the 13 undrafted free agents the Steelers signed today...
Steven Black, WR - Memphis
Jeff Bradley, DT - Western Carolina
Mark Estermeyer, LS - Pitt
Ramon Foster, OT - Tennessee
Cedric Goodman, WR - Georgia
Tyler Grisham, WR - Clemson
Tom Korte, LB - Hillside (Mich.)
Kevin McCabe, QB - California (Pa.)
Steve McLendon, DT - Troy
Isaac Redman, RB - Bowie State
Mike Reilly, QB - Central Washington State
Derrick Richardson, S - New Mexico State
Andrew Schantz, LB - Portland State
I'll probably tag this post later, but if I don't, will you even notice? Doubtful.
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April 28, 2009
Knowledge Dropped by Cotter at 4:35 PM