Steelers Lounge Podcast #88: Lynn Swann

It’s another Steelers Lounge Podcast, y’all…

Apparently, we started a whole thing when we talked last week about trading Big Ben. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Sunday that Roethlisberger would ask the team to explore a trade this offseason, a report that was swiftly and repeatedly denied by Ben’s agent, Art Rooney II and Big Ben.

Not to be deterred, Rapoport reported the exact same thing Thursday night. I really have no idea what to make of that other than Rapoport is just trolling for the sake of it. But hey, if he can look himself in the mirror and be okay with it, more power to him. (Upside: Mark Madden’s got his back.)

Other Rapsheet nuggets: Tomlin’s safe for 2014, Ryan Clark may not be back (in related news, Ryan Clark’s contract is up at the end of the season — and he’s 34), and the same holds for Troy.

Anyway, we talk a lot about this, look back at the Bills game and discuss the Steelers’ chances against the Lions. Sneak preview: Those chances are not good.

Alrighty, talking starts promptly…

Steelers Lounge Podcast #88: Lynn Swann

Steelers Lounge Podcast

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  • Cols714

    This is not on itunes for some reason.

    • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

      Just checked the feed and it looks okay. Sometimes iTunes is slow to update (much slower than FeedBurner).

      • EasyLikeSundayMorning

        As of 6:12pm, it is still not on iTunes. But the feed on SL.com works.

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    Ryan, you seem to have a strong opinion of who Rappaport’s source is. Could you give us some clues as to your guess?

  • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

    Jeebus.

    As usual, there was a mistake in the XML feed that iTunes uses to retrieve the latest episode, and yes it was my fault. I’m an idiot. Should be fixed now.

    ELSM, I don’t have any concrete evidence — just a hunch — and Dale alludes to it here: http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2013/11/talking-steelers-roethlisberger.html

    • EasyLikeSundayMorning

      My reading of Lolley’s piece is that Lolley thinks that Rapoport’s source is an agent who represents both a TV reporter and a player and / or a coach who is trying to make a client more money.