IX-It looks like the coaches aren't the only one's who are noticing Isaac Redman this week. During one of Redman's five touchdowns on Sunday he spiked the ball after a scamper that players like Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Ryan Clark found to be a little disrespectful. Ryan Clark talked with the Tribune Democrat about Redman and said while he is somewhat impressed he also realizes that Redman has a long, long way to go. For some additional information on Redman, check out this list of his accolades for the undrafted free agent from Bowie St.
X-I thought we liked to have a good time making fun of Jeff Reed here at BTSC, but it sounds like it was nothing compared to what the Rookies did when they put on their annual rookie show for the coaches and players. According to the report the players made fun of the Jeff Reed Sheetz incident. In other news from camp evidently Jeff Reed thought it would be better to get even with a second year guy rather than the first year group that made fun of him earlier in the day. Reed found a frog and put it in the helmet of Limas Sweed, and the Steelers found out that Sweed isn't just afraid to make big catches, but he is also afraid of toads.
XIII-Be sure to tune into ABC this evening at 9 o'clock eastern time to watch the new reality show with Shaquille O'Neal where he takes on athletes from other sports at their own game. The premier episode stars Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who takes on Shaq running a pro-style offense. I can't see how this is going to work out for Shaq. Video after the jump or you can check out some sneak previews at PSAMP.
XIV-NFL preseason football usually signifies one thing to me and one thing only. Start getting yourself together in terms of fantasy football. I am involved in at least 5 leagues as of right now and I have paid little to no attention to fantasy football since I got completely robbed in my final game of my fantasy season in at least two leagues. It was like training a brand new puppy for 14 weeks only to have your neighbor who barley snuck into the playoffs run him over with a Mack Truck. Anyways here is a six-pack of rules to increase your fantasy football success this season.
XL-Rookie Speedster Mike Wallace went through a grueling workout regiment to get his rookie rating for the recent release of NFL Madden 2010. Check out the video below to find out what how he earned an 88 in agility.
XLIII-Thanks to NYSteelersFan4 for linking to this in the fanshots and in the essence of giving it a little extra notice I am re-posting it here. The ESPN ombudsman posted his reaction and views on how ESPN. handled the non reporting of the Ben Roethlisberger case by ESPN. (If you're not sure what an ombudsman is feel free to check it out at wikipedia.)