Shelle Knows : Steelers Slip To Third In The AFC Northern Division


Look at how fast the tables can turn. Steeler fans watched thre their team slip out of the number one spot down to the third behind the Cincinnati Bengals at second and the Cleveland Browns at the number one spot.
The New York Jets who came into today’s game being one and eight, broke their losing streak by beating the Steelers who were six and three. The Steelers came into this game on a high as they beat their last two components by more than two possessions. Some would say that the Steelers are as only as good as their components and from the looks of these last couple of games they may be right.
In today’s game against the Jets the Steelers just couldn’t seem to get into a tempo. Ben Roethlisberger had two interceptions, Antonio Brown had two fumbles and the Jets defense capitalized on the three of the four turnovers. Also the Steelers defense did not show up today as they did in the previous three games.
Needless to say it wasn’t that the Jets were playing that good, it was that the Steelers shot themselves in the foot.
Now that that tragedy is ovet, the Steelers have to find a way to win out the rest of the season to keep in good standing for the playoffs.
As of now the Cleveland Browns are in the number one spot. The Cincinnati Bengals are in the number twospot. The Steelers are hanging in the number 3 spot and the Baltimore Ravens are down in the number 4 spot.
Stay tuned because a lot can change in a week.


Shelle Knows: Should Athletes Be Allowed to Use Marijuana

Recently the state of Colorado and Washington has gained attention for legalizing marijuana usage.  On Friday after the Super Bowl press conference the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated that the league had no plans to change its stance on marijuana usage.

“This has been something that has been asked several times and I’ll try to be as clear as I possibly can: It is still an illegal substance on a national basis,” Goodell said. “It’s something that’s part of our collective bargaining agreement with our players. It’s questionable with respect to the positive impact but there is certainly some very strong evidence to the negative impacts, including addiction and other issues.”

imageJets cornerback,Antonio Cromartie was asked  if the NFL should allow medical marijuana? He replied,

“They need to just let it go,” Cromartie told Ashlee Ray of This Is 50. “[Players] just going to do it anyway. They just need to let it go. They need to go ahead and say, ‘Ya’ll go ahead, smoke it, do what you need to do.”

I do not agree nor disagree with the decision to legalize marijuana but I do see the pros and cons of both sides.  Right now even though I am not in the NFL I know like others there are many people who uses marijuana and have been for a while.  Some put up the debate that marijuana is safer to use than alcohol because when you here of athletes getting in trouble or car crashes alcohol is usually the factor and not marijuana.

Yes, that it true but also the first thing that is tested on site is alcohol by blowing into a device where as marijuana has to be taken by a urine, blood or hair test.  So, once you find out the person was drunk they usually do not take the next step in knowing if they were high as well.

Yes, marijuana puts some people in a state of relaxation and the person usually sits in the house when doing it. But that also is because marijuana is not legalized everywhere, so you can not just hang out in the bars smoking away then get into a motorized vehicle to drive off. Also, from experience and other’s testimony, marijuana does not make everyone feel relaxed.  some people become paranoid and act out of character while smoking weed.

It is a drug that is not for everyone but by legalizing marijuana, it gives everyone the ok to do it regardless.  When you are allowed to do certain things people tend to take advantage of it and become reckless doing it.

By keeping a law in place to not allowed to do certain drugs in the NFL helps keep the structure of athletes.

Yes, just like Cromartie said “players will do it anyway” is true and they keep it in secrecy and manage it well enough to not give the league a reason to test them.  In a way  having structure in blocking the legal use of smoking marijuana helps the athlete as well.

Right now the athlete may smoke just enough to function but when you take off the band that athlete may “smoke themselves stupid” because there is no limitations.

If smoking marijuana is that important then use RESPONSIBLY!

Shelle Knows: Ed Reed Signs To The Jets

Jets sign Ed Reed

Jets sign Ed Reed

A couple of days ago Ed Reed was released from the Houston Texans after Reed delivered the harsh comments about the team. Once the Texans released Reed on Tuesday it became questionable as to if Reed would play in the NFL again but the Jets proved that to be wrong.

After Ed Reed was released by the Houston Texans, it did not take long at all for the New York Jets to fly in and pick the pro bowler up.

Safety Ed Reed and the New York Jets reached an agreement Thursday on a contract after waivers were cleared Wednesday afternoon. Reed will rejoin with Rex Ryan as he once played for the Jets coach when Rex was the defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens from 2002-2008.

Ryan once called Reed “the best safety that’s ever played.”

The Jets announced that Reed will practice with the team on Thursday. Reed should fit right in as he is familiar with Ryan’s system and will be reunited with a former Raven Dawan Landry.

It has been reported that Reed will be available for the Jets’ game Sunday against the Bills. The Jets also will play the Ravens the following week.

Reed receives another chance to live up to his name as being one of the best safety’s in the league.

Wes Lyons Teams Up With The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Saturday evening, Wes Lyons who is the author of “The Pursuit With Patience” teamed up with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for a charity event.  The event was held at the Pittsburgh Winery located in the strip district area on Penn ave.

The event was such a success as many came out to help support the CF Foundation. As you entered the winery you were given the option to have complimentary wine and dessert options for the donation you gave. The atmosphere was elegant but yet relaxing as everyone talked amongst themselves while listening to live music.

There were familiar faces that were present such as Emmanuel Sanders and Baron Batch from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Along with Ryan Mundy who recently was traded to the New York Jets and a mix of others.


Ryan Mundy

During the event there was a raffle for different prizes that were donated to help raise money. Some of the participants that donated prizes were The Fairmont hotel, Triangle Restaurant, Starbucks, and The Improve.There was also a silent auction for art work by Baron Batch and a chance to win a Steeler practice camp package. All the proceeds that were raised that night were given directly to the CF foundation.

Baron Batch was generous enough to donate 2 pieces of art work that he painted himself. The two pieces was apart of his “Star” series. He shared with us that he has always liked looking at the stars since he was young. Batch said he remembers thinking “If they can be great, then so can I.” That is the mentality we should all have. Never stop short of greatness. Always work towards being great. You can see more of Batch’s artwork at



Overall, this event was a grand way in spreading the word about CF and educating others on how they can help. Once again, I would like to congratulate Wes Lyons for planning a wonderful event with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Wes Lyons and I

NFL player Kerry Rhodes Gay?

Kerry Rhodes Portraits

We all (well those who care) want to know, Is Kerry Rhodes gay?  Being that Kerry Rhodes is a Professional Athlete who star played in the NFL for the Jets and was recently released from the Cardinals, all eyes are on him.  Pictures have surfaced and Kerry Rhodes has become the front page of rumors once again. A couple years ago, the rumor came out that Rhodes was gay but no proof made that claim valid.  Media Takeout then released pictures proving that these rumors just may be true. Even though Media Takeout may not be so much of a reliable source, pictures don’t lie.

In the pictures you will see Rhodes carrying the admitting gay male who goes by the name Hollywood, while on vacation. Below you will see the pictures that make Rhodes look very suspicious.



Rhodes have denied being gay.  He claims he was on vacation with several business associates, and the man in the pictures was his close friend and former assistant who goes by the name “Hollywood.”



Recently Hollywood did an interview to address the rumors saying that Rhodes is lying and the two were a couple. He is upset that Rhodes lied about their relationship and he rather him not had said anything because he felt it made him look stupid. Hollywood said “you play XBox, Nintendo, Play Station, the lottery. You do not play Hollywood.” In the interview Hollywood did expressed that Rhodes came onto him but they did not have sex until a month or two after they started talking. Hollywood claims he has text messages starting from the beginning of their relationship as well. I am sure this is only the beginning because Rhodes will not admit to the allegations and Hollywood will not go away.