For those who wonder why the owners have supported Goodell through the recent missteps and blunders it is only necessary to look at what the labor settlement and television contracts have done to team values. A lot of money has been delivered to the owners by Roger Goodell's achievements.
Obviously, the inconsistency in the League's response to certain violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy is becoming a serious issue.
t is not acceptable that we have to be shown something that we knew occurred in order to be moved. We can never protect each other if this is the (most times impossible) standard for action.
Whatever happened in Week 17, it was still pretty incredible that, after starting the season at 0-4 (the first time since 1968), the Steelers STILL had a shot at the playoffs -- of course with a lot of help.
After everything that went down, with one regular season game left, the Steelers are 7-8 and still in playoff contention. What a game. What a win.
After the Bengals botched some huge special teams plays, the Steelers were able to build up a lead that their AFC North rivals were never able to catch.
Time to put the final nail in the coffin of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season.
With three AFC North teams boasting a rather hilarious 4-6 record, the division is kind of wide open, and the Steelers actually have a shot at redeeming what began as a truly horrific season.
Coming into Sunday, with a contest between two teams that had a combined five wins, well, you knew it was going to be an absolute thriller. Just kidding. It wasn't. But the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to bounce back from a humiliating 55-point, 610-yard loss last week.
WOW. Could the Pittsburgh Steelers possibly get more atrocious? I kind of don't want to think about it. Staring down the rest of the season boasting a...
Shaun Suisham hit a 42-yard field goal with no time left to win the game and help the Steelers avoid their worst start in something like 5,000 years.
What the hell is it going to take? I know a lot of you are demanding Todd Haley's and Mike Tomlin's head. But this seems to be a problem with the entire team and organization, fundamental to their core.
Are the Pittsburgh Steelers officially in "oh sh*t" mode? It's starting to feel that way. Okay, so I go into every season with the Steelers feeling a rather healthy dose of pessimism, but I knew this one was going to be particularly bad.
So, right, preseason, ugh. You know it's never a good sign when the official Pittsburgh Steelers Facebook page has updates like, "Yay, we got a first down!" I may have paraphrased a bit, but you get the gist.
The most anxiety-fueled, suspenseful, nerve-wracking, emotional and ultimately explosively joyful day of the year is coming this week for anyone who represents prospects in this year's NFL Draft.
So, enjoy the food and alcohol with the families for now, Steelers fans, you'll need it. We have all winter and summer to discuss all the ways in which we suck. I'll be sure to refresh you on what happens next week against the Browns, and say a final farewell to this awful, awful season.