Monday, June 25, 2012

Steelers News on Twitter: Ward Back in Pittsburgh; Rooney Would Like to See Steelers Play in Ireland; Cornerback Battles and Franco's Work For The Poor; Colbert's Preview of Offense; Steelers Still Want Long-Term Deal With Wallace; Charlie Batch Joines United Way

Steeler News On Twitter

I'm relatively new to Twitter. I like it. I like it a lot. News is immediate. Just as important for this blog, Steelers news is immediate. To give you some idea what Twitter posted in just the last few days regarding the Steelers:

  • Behind The Steel Curtain reported today that Hines Ward was back in Pittsburgh this week. "Fourteen years---what more can you ask for?" said 86. "...I'm part of the greatest organization in all of football...Shoot, I don't even have hair!" Ward added.
  • Bleecher Report reports Dan Rooney would like to see the Steelers play in Ireland.
  • Steelers Depot reports the first battles to take place at training camp will be fought in the cornerback positions. Currently there are four conerbacks on the 90 man roster: Terry Carter, Terrence Frederick, Andre Freeman and Walter McFadden.
  • reports Franco Harris was honored for his long service to the poor. Harris has been a long-time board member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation. The Foundation has been in service to the poor since 1845. In addition, there is a new foundation, "Franco's Army To End Poverty." Donors receive a photo and personal letter from Harris.

Kevin Colbert's Review of Steelers Offense

General Manager Kevin Colbert said, "There's a lot of physical errors I guess is the best way to say it; new offense, people learning about the new offense and coaches learning about people. I think there will be some mistakes..." Say what? Not much...Editor
(Pro Sports Daily)

Steelers Still Looking To Do Long-Term Deal With Wallace

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported the Steelers still want a long-term deal with Mike Wallace.

Batch Joines United Way To Recuit Mentors, Readers and Tutors

Charlie Batch joined United Way of Allegheny County in partnership with the Team NFL to help students improve their academic success. In partnership with Team NFL, United Way will recruit mentors, readers and tutors.

"I am proud to serve as Pittsburgh Steelers United Way Ambassador since 2006..," said Batch.
To help Batch in his mission, he asks interested persons to contact: