IX-Want to know what will happen in the 2010 season according to the latest version of the Madden video game franchise? The good news is the Steelers have the best record in the NFL, Ben finishes fifth in the MVP balloting and many players perform at a high level according to the article. The bad news is the Steelers lose to the Colts in the divisional round with Payton Manning making a clutch drive to move onto to face the Patriots in the confrence title game.
X-Ramon Foster is an undrafted Steelers Offensive Line Prospect from University of Tennesse that had a pretty solid college career. He would have to have an extremely impressive training camp in order to make the team, although a spot on the practice squad may be a possibility. Steelers Depot explores some of Fosters' history and makes a case on what exactly he will need to to do to make the squad this year. Any players you see making the team that might be a little shocking?
XIII-It was on ESPN this morning when I woke up with Chris Mortensen saying the Steelers are a possibility, it's on Bloomberg.com now saying we are odds on favorites along with the patriots at 4-1, and everyone's favorite rumor monger gives a pretty compelling argument as to why it shouldn't be completely dismissed as a possibility. That's right everyone wants to link the Steelers to Michael Vick. As silly as the whole thing sounds I have to give the media some slack as their certainly are a few reasons that make sense that Vick would wind up in Pittsburgh. Personally, although a lot of connections can be made the chances of him winding up in Pittsburgh are slim to none.
XIV-If you were a mad scientist looking to create the perfect NFL player out of any two current players who would you take? The AFC North Blog from ESPN did something similar by combining some of the best players in the AFC North and trying to find out what they would be like if they were combined into some sort of science experiment/ freak-show.
XL-What do the Steelers eat to get in tip-top shape? Read this article from Channel 11 news to find out what the Steelers nutritionist prescribes for the Steelers. Players like Charlie Batch are on strict regiments from the nutritionist and according to her many of the Steeler players are required to drink at least six bottles of water per day to keep them from cramping up so much during practice and games.
XLIII-Still haven't got your copy of the Steelers Annual Edited by our own Michael Bean, AKA: Blitzburg? Be sure to go to the Maple Street Press' website and order yourself a copy today. Also, if you were waiting for the book to be available on Amazon, I would recommend ordering from Maple Street Press as it looks like the distribution arrangement via Amazon has fallen through at the last minute. It will still be available at numerous retail outlets in the Western PA area soon if not already, but the only available option to purchase online is through the publishing house's website.