IX-Santionio Holmes displays a sense of confidence that quite franly borders on cockyness in an interview with The Sporting News. Steeler fans' haven't heard talk like that since the days of Plaxico
Bullet Burress. Holmes states his goal is to make the Hall of Fame, and he also talks about the reason he chose Ohio State was to become a more accomplished and complete NFL receiver. Holmes' confidence caught me a bit of guard and the first question I had after reading the interview was "is Santonio Holmes going to re-sign with the Steelers?" I have my doubts, your thoughts?
X-So you think Rashard Mendenhall can dance? Check out Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponnies for a video of what is believed to be Rashard Mendenhall groving and moving to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". No wonder Coach Tomlin nicknamed him "Delicious."
XIII-A tragic and sad story about a former NFL "High School Coach of the Year", Ed Thompson, from Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Iowa. The coach was apparently shot in the head by a young man while assisting players in the schools weight room. Coach Thompson won two state titles and coached four current NFL players. A tragic story for the small Iowa Community.
XIV-First round draft pick Ziggy Hood has completed two interviews with the Steelers official website taken from fans questions. The first part is here, and the second part is linked here. My favorite question and answer was:
The Steelers have an amazing history on the defensive line back to the days of the Steel Curtain. What is it like to be a part of that?"Right now it’s a big reputation I am trying to live up to. It’s going to be hard to ever have to fill the shoes of guys like Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton and Aaron Smith. Those guys have done something many others might not get the chance to. I am trying to live through their footsteps and do what they do."
XL-This video is all over the web so my apologies if you have already seen it but it is definitely a video that reminded me that YouTube can be great. For every ten cats playing pianos and dogs singing "happy birthday", there are one or two gems like this. Be warned though, you might actually get the tune stuck in your head, it has been stuck in mine for the last 2 days.
XLIII- The Texas Longhorns College Baseball team tied up the series last night with a dominating 5-1 performance. Tonight is game three of the series and will decide who is the College World Series Champion between the LSU Tigers and the Longhorns. Hook em' Horns.