I thought about just posting this as a comment in one of the existing threads but I wanted more people to see it.
The phone number for the NFL office is 212 450 2000
A commenter on Bob Smitzik's blog called the office to complain and actually talked to one of Ray Anderson's assistants.
I called and asked to speak to Mr. Anderson and was told that I could be put through only if I was a "personal friend" of his. I told the pleasant woman that I had some questions for Mr. Anderson and that I would be willing to talk to Mr. Hanks if Mr. Anderson was busy. I was put through to Mr. Hanks' voice mail and am currently awaiting his return call.
I'm not naive enough to expect Merton Hanks will return my call, however I am astounded at the ease with which I was able to get into the league office. If he does return my call I simply want to ask him if they reviewed the H2H hit on Ward and the play which resulted in injury to BB and ask for an explanation on those reviews so I can try to find some consistency in their application of their new rules.
I encourage everybody to call the league office and respectfully lodge a protest. Maybe someone with journalistic talents who possesses a credible platform ( hello Mr. Bean, moderator of BTSC ) could even persuade Mr. Ray Anderson to explain himself to the steeler faithful. At the least, we will let them know that we are not buying the league's statement that they are not applying their discipline unfairly to the Steelers