Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday May 17th – Crying With The Stars Edition

Sara Bauknecht recaps the week 9 Dancing with the Stars performance of Hines Ward and Kym Johnson from last night as the two continue their near perfection. Johnson was able to dance after suffering an injury in a fall this past week and Ward cried a tear or two following the couples first number.

Steelers season ticket holders will get a chance to speak with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday via an interactive fan forum. Qualified ticket holders should have received an email notice Monday with specifics of how to partake in it.

Ken Laird had me on his Steelers 365 portion of his daily Trib Live radio show to discuss several topics such as the Steelers decision to let Alan Faneca walk, the possible return of Willie Parker and a little Steelers draft talk from last month.

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The NFL received perhaps their first win during this lockout as the league was granted its motion for a stay-on-appeal by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. The ruling means they will maintain rights to lock the players out until its appeal of the Judge Susan Nelson decision to grant a lockout-lifting injunction is heard and ruled on in St. Louis on June 3rd.

Bob Labriola continues with his series of stories chronicling the 52 playoff games in Steelers history as he recants the 1976 AFC Divisional Playoff win against the Colts in which running backs Franco Harris, Rocky Bleier and Frenchy Fuqua were all injured.

Riddell, a major football helmet manufacturer, has increased its Washington lobbying heavily this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for football helmets.

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