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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

James Harrison: Diary of an angry NFL player.

I don’t know about you but I know James Harrison is ready to play some football. This man is angry and since he can’t hit any one any time soon he took his shots at various targets through the media. The 2008 defensive player of the year didn’t bite his tongue as he ripped the commish Roger Goddell and even his own teammates Ben Roethelisberger and Rashard Medenhall. Harrison was featured in the Men’s Journal magazine and who ever booked him should get a raise for conducting the best interview of the year so far. Here are a few excerpts from Harrison’s article:

On Roger Goddell: If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it," Harrison told the magazine. "I hate him and will never respect him."

If the Steelers had won Super Bowl Harrison stated he would say the following to Goddell: "Why don't you quit and do something else, like start your own league in flag football?"

On Ben Rothislisberger: “Stop trying to act like Peyton Manning. You ain’t that. You just get paid like him.”

On Rashard Mendenhall: “He is a fumble machine.”

In a word, wow is all I can say.  Not only did Harrison let it all out on the most powerful man in the NFL but he also threw his own teammates under the bus. He also called Goddell a number of other things including an anti-gay slur, stupid, puppet and dictator. If you can’t tell by now, Harrison has a serious dislike for the commish. He didn’t limit himself to just those few either, as he took on ESPN and NBC commentators Tedy Bruschi and Rodney Harrison calling them clowns. He then called out Houston Texan linebacker Brian Cushing saying he was “Juiced out of his mind.”  Twitter has blown up over the comments of Harrison. I had to join in on the coversation (@Los2112) as the question was asked who was tougher Ray Lewis or James Harrison (I picked Harrison by the way)? Harrison seems to be upset with all of the fines that have been directed his way in light of the leagues new stance of hard hits. He even played the race card by saying he thinks black players are punished more severely than white players for those hard hits. Wait, what?

This man needs to get on the field and vent some of frustrations because they are clearly getting the best of him at this point. The most obscene part is that Harrison’s Super Bowl performance was horrible as he recorded only 1 tackle as the Steelers D allowed Aaron Rodgers to carve them up. Rodgers was 24/39 304 yards and 2 touchdowns and that doesn’t even include the 7 or 8 balls his receivers dropped. I don’t know maybe Harrison is trying to run himself out of town by going in on his own teammates and the Rooney’s right hand man Goddell. Harrison will be the guest on Sportcenter at 5 pm CST today so make sure to tune in for his follow up and for the full article click here: If we know one thing about Harrison it’s that he doesn’t mince his words for anybody. 

Photo credits: Men's Journal Magazine

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