James Harrison recently did an interview/article with Men’s Journal and he had some interesting things to say.
ESPN’s write up is here.
His thoughts on Commisioner Goodell:
“My rep is James Harrison, mean son of a bitch who loves hitting the hell out of people,” he says. “But up until last year, there was no word of me being dirty — till Roger Goodell, who’s a crook and a puppet, said I was the dirtiest player in the league. If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it. I hate him and will never respect him.”
His thoughts on Ben in the Super Bowl:
“Hey, at least throw a pick on their side of the field instead of asking the D to bail you out again. Or hand the ball off and stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ain’t that and you know it, man; you just get paid like he does.”
His thoughts on Troy Polamalu:
“He’s the one guy in football I respect absolutely, ‘cause he’s spiritual and lives it like he talks it. You know, he gets more flags than anyone on our team but never gets fined for nothin’. He’s so polite and talks so softly that he could tell he could tell Goodell to kiss his ass, and Goodell would smile and say thank you.”
His thoughts on the 2004 Patriots:
“I should have another ring. We were the best team in football in 2004, but the Patriots, who we beat during the regular season, stole our signals and picked up 90 percent of our blitzes [in the AFC title game]. They got busted for it later, but, hey, they’re Goodell’s boys, so he slapped ‘em $500,000 and burned the tapes. Was he going to rescind their Super Bowls? Man, hell no!”
Apparently Harrison also ripped Mendy in the article and wants to shorten the season to 14 games to help prevent head injuries.
My main question is, would any of this be better or worse if he had said it on twitter?
Hines Ward must love James Harrison. Talk about taking the heat off someone.
Not entirely sure what to make of all this, or exactly what the fall out will be from some of those statements. All I can say is I am getting a little sick of Steelers players making news for non-football actions that seem easily avoidable.
I thought the offseason would be dull considering the labor issues and the fact that Ben is now engaged, man was I wrong.