I was perusing the recomended Cinci sports sites via a link from the Post Gazette and stumbled upon a guy by the name of Chick Ludwig. Now Mr. Ludwig has contended, once again, that the hit by Hines on Rivers was illegal and that Hines is in fact the dirtiest player in the NFL. (As the bastion of sports journalism, SI, claims.)The Link Make sure that while you are there you read the blog telling Steeler fans to "back off'. Apparently he was inundated with emails from Steeler Nation defending Hines and pointing out just exactly what we all think of his opinion. What irks me about the whole thing goes back to the hit on Rivers, and after watching it for the 100th time, I cannot, for the life of me figure how ANYONE could claim it was an illegal or dirty play. The gentleman has a right to his opinion, of course, I just had to weigh in on this. So, following the lead of many others in Steeler Nation I sent Mr. Ludwig an email that said this:
" Everyday on my way into work I walk past six Lombardi Trophies, not six dirtiest player awards." Signed, Mike Tomlin. I wonder if he will read it.