Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Morning Skate: The GTOG Network and Richard Seymour

By Artistry

I'll make this brief, then we'll get back to business.  GTOG now has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-To-Our-Game/164726490234797.  Click on the box in the right hand column to tell us you like us on Facebook.  And tell all your friends.  And your colleagues.  And former lovers.  The first 200 people to do so will be entered into a drawing, with the winner receiving a very special GTOG memento.  (We'll think of something.)

Now let's get something straight.  Steelers linebacker and destroyer of men James Harrison gets fined $75,000 for tackling Cleveland receiver Mohammed Massaquoi high in week 6, on a play that was arguably legal, at least before Roger Goodell decided to come up with new legislation in the middle of the season, with no warning to the players.  This week, Oakland defensive lineman Richard Seymour nearly decapitates Ben Roethlisberger after the whistle, when the play is completely over and Roethlisberger isn't even looking at Seymour, and Seymour gets a $25,000 fine.  Apparently, the NFL buys the rationale that Seymour was just caught up in the moment and couldn't entirely help himself when he completely sucker punched the quarterback like 10 seconds after the play was over.  But Harrison, on the other hand, was three times more culpable, because he clearly should have stopped himself from tackling Massaquoi in the millisecond after the receiver caught the ball, in the middle of a football play.  Do I have this right?  OK.  Just checking.

We've got Pens/Panthers Get to Our Postgame coming in a few.  Keep hitting refresh.

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