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    Tarkenton can't stop talking

    He has his 15 minutes of fame on the Favre situation and he just can't stop talking. Is he a bitter old man or something?

    [size=13pt]Steelers of '70s dismiss Tarkenton's comments[/size]

    By Mike Bires, Times Sports Staff
    Published: Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:05 AM EDT


    A sore subject within the proud Pittsburgh Steelers organization is conjecture that the Super Bowl teams of the 1970s had a bunch of steroid users on the roster.

    That topic was brought up recently by former NFL quarterback Frank Tarkenton, and some of the “Steel Curtain” Steelers were not happy about it.

    Tarkenton, the losing quarterback in Super Bowl IX when the Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings 16-6, made the comments during a radio interview on 790 The Zone in Atlanta.

    “We’re playing the Steelers in the Super Bowl in ’75 or ’76, and I’m warming up with my center, Mick Tingelhoff, who’s an eight-time all-pro, Tarkenton said. “He’s my roommate … he’s about 6-2, 245 … we’re on the field warming up, and I see these Steeler offensive linemen with their sleeves rolled up, and they’ve got these bulging muscles.

    “Later, we found out it that you know, it was Mike Webster and these guys were juiced … Steve Courson … these guys were juiced … all of them. We talk now about (former baseball stars) Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. But how about the Steelers of that era? Did that make a difference? Yeah, it made a difference. It increased their performance.”

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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    Wow ... does make him sound bitter ... and he clearly also likes to exaggerate. Tingelhoff was only a 5-time All-Pro ... and only a 6-time Pro Bowler and by the year Tark was talking about ... has not been either in 5 seasons.


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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    This guy is a crazy senile old man.

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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    Does this meen we get to go claim the title and trophy now, after all these years?
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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    "gamecocksbaseball31" wrote:
    This guy is a crazy senile old man.
    someone agrees

    When told about Tarkenton's remarks, ex-Steelers running back John "Frenchy" Fuqua was disappointed in his former teammate.

    "I played with Fran in New York my rookie year. He was the Giants' quarterback then," Fuqua said. "I would hope that he'd have more class than that, to make statements like that. I would hope he was misquoted."

    When told Tarkenton was not misquoted, Fuqua said, "Fran's probably getting up there in age. Sometimes, older people have a tendency to vent. Let's just hope he was venting. But no, I don't agree with him in any way whatsoever."

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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    "Garland" wrote:
    He has his 15 minutes of fame on the Favre situation and he just can't stop talking. Is he a bitter old man or something?

    [size=13pt]Steelers of '70s dismiss Tarkenton's comments[/size]

    By Mike Bires, Times Sports Staff
    Published: Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:05 AM EDT


    A sore subject within the proud Pittsburgh Steelers organization is conjecture that the Super Bowl teams of the 1970s had a bunch of steroid users on the roster.

    That topic was brought up recently by former NFL quarterback Frank Tarkenton, and some of the “Steel Curtain” Steelers were not happy about it.

    Tarkenton, the losing quarterback in Super Bowl IX when the Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings 16-6, made the comments during a radio interview on 790 The Zone in Atlanta.

    “We’re playing the Steelers in the Super Bowl in ’75 or ’76, and I’m warming up with my center, Mick Tingelhoff, who’s an eight-time all-pro, Tarkenton said. “He’s my roommate … he’s about 6-2, 245 … we’re on the field warming up, and I see these Steeler offensive linemen with their sleeves rolled up, and they’ve got these bulging muscles.

    “Later, we found out it that you know, it was Mike Webster and these guys were juiced … Steve Courson … these guys were juiced … all of them. We talk now about (former baseball stars) Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. But how about the Steelers of that era? Did that make a difference? Yeah, it made a difference. It increased their performance.”
    When did Frank Tarkenton play for the Vikings?

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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    "gamecocksbaseball31" wrote:
    This guy is a crazy senile old man.
    so.......you do not believe the Steelers of that era were juiced up huh?

    how is life in your world?
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    "gamecocksbaseball31" wrote:
    This guy is a crazy senile old man.

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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_328813.html

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Walking tall out of a House of Representatives hearing on the scourge of steroids in professional sports, former Steelers offensive lineman Steve Courson on Wednesday reiterated claims dating back to the early 1990s that the Pittsburgh dynasty was fueled by drugs and that both coach Chuck Noll and founder Art Rooney tolerated the free use of "juice" to hike performance.
    Courson's memories echo recent disclosures by New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett, an Avalon native, that a large number of NFL linemen took steroids during the 1980s, a trend he said began with the 1970s Steelers. Haslett, who played linebacker in the NFL from 1979-86, was the Steelers' defensive coordinator from 1997-99.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/8322840

    PITTSBURGH -- New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett says he used steroids when he starred as a linebacker in the early 1980s, and claims the Pittsburgh Steelers' use of the drugs during Super Bowl championship seasons in the 1970s brought steroids into vogue around the NFL
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9217162/Do-juiced-up-Steelers-teams-deserve-asterisks??CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=5

    Then there's Hall of Fame center Mike Webster — dead of heart failure at 50 — who compensated for a lack of natural size by adding artificial size. The brother of linebacker Steve Furness — 49 when his heart gave out — also suspected that steroids played a role in the death. Even a running back like Rocky Bleier admitted to ESPN that steroids were part of his offseason training regimen.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Re: Tarkenton can't stop talking

    "marshallvike" wrote:
    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_328813.html

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Walking tall out of a House of Representatives hearing on the scourge of steroids in professional sports, former Steelers offensive lineman Steve Courson on Wednesday reiterated claims dating back to the early 1990s that the Pittsburgh dynasty was fueled by drugs and that both coach Chuck Noll and founder Art Rooney tolerated the free use of "juice" to hike performance.
    Courson's memories echo recent disclosures by New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett, an Avalon native, that a large number of NFL linemen took steroids during the 1980s, a trend he said began with the 1970s Steelers. Haslett, who played linebacker in the NFL from 1979-86, was the Steelers' defensive coordinator from 1997-99.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/8322840

    PITTSBURGH -- New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett says he used steroids when he starred as a linebacker in the early 1980s, and claims the Pittsburgh Steelers' use of the drugs during Super Bowl championship seasons in the 1970s brought steroids into vogue around the NFL
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9217162/Do-juiced-up-Steelers-teams-deserve-asterisks??CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=5

    Then there's Hall of Fame center Mike Webster — dead of heart failure at 50 — who compensated for a lack of natural size by adding artificial size. The brother of linebacker Steve Furness — 49 when his heart gave out — also suspected that steroids played a role in the death. Even a running back like Rocky Bleier admitted to ESPN that steroids were part of his offseason training regimen.

    I guess Tark isn't a crazy, senile old man after all.

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