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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

ben don't break
In the wake of a repeat criminal offense that suggests future repeating, the Pittsburgh Steelers apparently have taken a “fool me once, fool me twice” attitude toward franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger, to the point where they’re actively looking to trade him for a top-10 pick in this week’s NFL Draft.

And guess which perennially-notorious team is perched at the No. 8 slot, seemingly waiting to make this deal happen?

One team fits all scenarios perfectly, and that is, of course, the Oakland Raiders. Historically, they’ve had no fear of taking on players with checkered pasts, and they definitely need a quarterback. Al Davis loves headlines, he loves quarterbacks with big arms, and he’d love to make the Raiders relevant again. A trade for Ben Roethlisberger gets him all three, immediately.

Big Ben in silver and black? It’s suddenly looking a lot more likely. Of all the head-spinning player movement during this uncapped offseason, this one would be the wildest one yet.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 04/21/2010 10:58 PM
Category: Football, True Crime
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A minor stir was generated this week by reports that some major American universities were banning iPads due to strains the device causes on campus wireless networks.

If that sounds at all familiar, it should. Because two years ago, the then-new iPhone encountered the very same “banning” at Duke University and other college campuses.

Duke eventually fixed their glitch, so Cornell et al will figure out their current iPad aversions in due order. Maybe they can figure out how not to hire computer-science geeks who can’t build halfway decent wireless access points, while they’re at it.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 04/21/2010 10:17 PM
Category: Internet, Tech, iPhone, iPod
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