Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Lamarr Woodley gave some bulletin board material to their rival Baltimore Ravens recently in comments he made to the NFL Network.
Simply, nice going Woodley.
Woodley stated on the NFL Network, via Pro Football Talk, that the Ravens will never make the Superbowl in this lifetime. The thing is does he mean in his football lifetime or regular lifetime, because if he meant the later then he can keep dreaming, because the Ravens will eventually.
Woodley’s statements is down right stupid as the Ravens have a veteran team and will take any statement against them, and use it as motivation.
One other thing Woodley isn’t considering is injuries. Injuries are a big part of football and if the two teams happen to square off in the AFC Conference Championship game one year, and the Steelers lost starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger the previous week to injury, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Ravens will get past them.
In the end, Woodley needs to think before he talks, because the only thing that he has done is make it harder to beat the Ravens.
Pro Football Talk pointed out an article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette that the gravesite of legendary National Football League coach Vince Lombardi has not been taking care of properly.
Even though the Lombardi family has refuted the claims the evidence doesn’t lie.
According to the article, 58-year-old retired police officer Gary Martin has taken it upon himself to clean up the grave a couple times a year.
“The grave was in total disarray,” said Martin. “You couldn’t even read his name. It was totally overgrown. It took a lot of work. You can’t believe the work it takes.”
Martin started doing this 25 years ago after visiting the grave and finding it totally neglected. Since then he has taken it upon himself to make sure that the grave site is clean. At first he would make the three hour round trip from his home in Parsippany, N.J once a month. However, that is now down to four times a year due to a bad back.
One could dismiss the claim if Martin was the only person talking, but that isn’t the case as Lombardi’s secretary from the Green Bay Packers Lori Keck has also come out talking about it as well.
“I was absolutely amazed that no one (had been) taking care of the gravesite,” said Keck. “I don’t want to create any problems here, but I’m very surprised that the family wasn’t doing it. He’s an icon and the Super Bowl trophy is named after him. Somebody ought to be taking care of that gravesite.”
Also, the photos accompanied with the article at the Press-Gazette article make it clear that what Martin is saying is true.
Hopefully, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell will step up and pay for the daily or weekly maintenance of the site.
In the end, any which way even if the NFL or the Lombardi family don’t step up someone will as Lombardi is too important to the history of the NFL to have his gravesite neglected.