Monday, June 12, 2006

Big Ben Stuffed at the Line Again

Big Roethlisberger got stuffed at the line again, on Second and 10, by a woman in a grey sedan, and there wasn't any member of Bill Leavy's crew around to bail him out this time!

I probably shouldn't poke fun at a potentially critical situation, but i would have a lot more sympathy for him if he didn't play in the same division with the other Evel Knievel wanna be, Kellen Winslow Jr.

I'm not sure when these guys will figure out that they're not indestructible and put away the motorcycles and late night bar fights until after their NFL careers are over.

The ironic thing is he was supposed to shot his Chunky Soup commercial later this week, so it appears that Matt and his mom may now be the sole spokespeople for this delicacy.

Anyhow, here's a bunch of links to coverage on this topic.


AP Story on the Seattle PI site

Video from WTAE Pittsburgh TV4

East Coast Spin from ESPN.com

No official word on if the woman driving the car was related to Carson Palmer in any way!!!

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16 comments:

  1. He's lucky he's not "Chunky Soup" himself!

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  2. That photo is the first time I saw that angle on the play.

    Big Ben and Winslow are such freaking idiots to risk their God givin talents that provide them $millions.

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  3. I don't mind athletes riding motorcycles. Its the not wearing of helmets that is unacceptable. Its the only protection motorcyclists have on the road.

    Thank goodness he's OK and won't miss playing time. It could have been much worse, and he's very lucky.

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  4. The question I have for accident investigators: When he hit the windshield, did he actually break the plane?

    I know... I'l probably get hit by a bus when I step out of the office...

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  5. adp said on 6/12/2006 01:58:44 PM
    karma...


    There it is. And making fun of it is perfectly reasonable if you ask me, I give the mofo a Darwin award for this, not in spite of who he is, because of it. Any idiot can ride a bike without a helmet and crash, its takes a special type of idiot to do it under contract that pays 48 Mil over 6 years, with 9 mil bonus, plus incentives that he must have met. He deserves ridicule for being a moron.

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  6. hahaha Blue!

    Way I see it...it depends on how you look at my comment. By no means am I saying his life on the line is the equilavalent of his overration during the SB. However, this is karmatic payback for his wreckless lifestyle of drinking outta his mind, and not wearing a helment.

    What a role model.

    As long as he isn't dead, or in a wheel chair for the rest of his life...I have no remorse for him or any of his teammates, execs, and ref friends.

    There goes the body for the SteAlers. Their role model, lovely media perception, and spotlight. And like the great Faith No More said in a song...(The Perfect Crime)

    Kill the body and the head will die.

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  7. Captain Caveman6/12/2006 02:38:00 PM

    Well, from a karmic standpoint, I wish Ben well. I fear that any schadenfreude I get from this could lead to a freak injury to Hass.

    But yes, anybody who publicly expresses happiness that his state has no helmet law... well, it was only a matter of time.

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  8. This is pretty much classless, but I posted this in the forum:

    "Reports indicate he collided with a Chrysler New Yorker, was thrown from his motorcycle and crashed head-first into the car's windshield, then rolled over the car and landed on the pavement."

    Wow. There are a lot of punchlines to follow that sentence!

    "News of the accident has copycat GM's across the NFL looking for their own versions of 'The Chrysler Advantage.'"

    "There was prolonged discussion among accident investigators before the incident was finally ruled a touchdown."

    "Interviews with several witnesses led investigators to believe that a large extent of his injuries could be directly attributed to the fact that he was soft."

    "Oddly enough, Roethlisberger suffered in the collision despite having better statistics."

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  9. The guy is lucky to be alive and the Steelers should pray that Charlie Batch won't be their starter. Hope the Steelers miss the playoffs.

    Anyone know how George W. and Joey Porter's conversation went.

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  10. I for one am praying for the guy. I seriously hope he gets better soon.

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  11. Bluefoot, as usual you crack me up! That's some good stuff! Best line though by far, "did he break that pane?" ROFLMAO!!!

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  12. I heard the lady got out of the car, flexed her arms like Mrs. Universe and shouted at the top of her lungs; GO SEAHAWKS.

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  13. Funny how the cliche' says the bird flies into the window...

    ...if I remember correctly...this sure wasnt a Seahawk...

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  14. This brings me to the question that nobody seems to be asking.......Would he go without a helmet on the football field?

    I don't think he's that stupid...or is he?

    I mean really. he can run, what, 20-25 mph? The bike can do 150.......Moron.

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  15. He also didnt have a motorcycle license from PA...lol what a spaz...no insurance money for him.

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