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Old 06-12-2006, 06:28 PM   #11
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and i do thank god but from a sports perspective now you got to think about how long he will be out. The first thing i said when i heard was "oh no our season", im not going to lie, but thats becase my friend kinda joked about it when he told me. Then i read that he was stable, and that made me feel better, and he was talking, etc. So then i am at the stage of whats next?

good luck ben in the hospital of course though!

I think he'll miss at least a month They're gonna just let him recover and get back to normal first. Then get him back into the normal grove.
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ESPN.com's John Clayton has confirmed a report that Roethlisberger also suffered a 9-inch laceration to the back of his head, lost teeth and has knee injuries from hitting the pavement. A plastic surgeon has been called in.
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I think he'll miss at least a month They're gonna just let him recover and get back to normal first. Then get him back into the normal grove.

one can hope
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:44 PM   #14
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Here's my 2 cents :

First off, I'm glad that Ben is OK; we all know this could have been alot worse. But I think we should all agree that we're both Ben Roethlisberger fans and Steeler fans. For the BR Fan in us, we all pray for his recovery, but the Steeler fan in us is allowed to wonder about the future without being berated. Just because we look into the future doesn't mean we don't care about Ben. It means we're fans of the man AND the organization, and we want both to do well.

Second, on the helmet issue. I have 4 uncles and a brother who ride motorcycles without helmets. From what i've heard, if you crash going over 50 mph, the only thing a helmet is gonna do is make sure the police know where your head is. Am I a fan of the whole No Helmet thing? I'm indifferent. Am I gonna berate Ben for not being a role-model and not protecting himself? No, It's his choice. Just because I may have bought his jersey doesn't mean i bought the right to tell him how to live.

Third, I am confident in Charlie and Omar in this season. I know Charlie can keep us at least .500 this season, and who knows Omar's potential? I'm not worried we'll lose without Ben, but I sure as hell want him back here ASAP.

Fourth, (and probably the one which'll either make you laugh or hate me)*, Ben surely thought of his football career during the crash. I mean, If i told you a story about a football player who broke a fall with his face as opposed to his knees, which team do you think that player would be on? The Pittsburgh Steelers, all the way. I mean, I for one hope Ben DOESN'T get dentures. Could you imagine? he'll look more scary then Jack Lambert! Talk about intimidation. And could you imagine the marketing? Sure, Tom Brady may be cute, but whenever you have a QB with no teeth and a jaw swollen larger than Cowher's... I mean, That's something to market!


*The last paragraph was simply typed in a joking manner. Take it with a lump of salt, or whatever the saying is. You can hate me for it or not. I don't care
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according to the EspNews ... all the surgery was done above the neck ... and the knee injuries were minor ...

let's just all thank god that ben made it through this alive! We can worry about the rest later .. it could have been SO much worse!

Get well soon Ben!

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Here's my 2 cents :

First off, I'm glad that Ben is OK; we all know this could have been alot worse. But I think we should all agree that we're both Ben Roethlisberger fans and Steeler fans. For the BR Fan in us, we all pray for his recovery, but the Steeler fan in us is allowed to wonder about the future without being berated. Just because we look into the future doesn't mean we don't care about Ben. It means we're fans of the man AND the organization, and we want both to do well.

Second, on the helmet issue. I have 4 uncles and a brother who ride motorcycles without helmets. From what i've heard, if you crash going over 50 mph, the only thing a helmet is gonna do is make sure the police know where your head is. Am I a fan of the whole No Helmet thing? I'm indifferent. Am I gonna berate Ben for not being a role-model and not protecting himself? No, It's his choice. Just because I may have bought his jersey doesn't mean i bought the right to tell him how to live.

Third, I am confident in Charlie and Omar in this season. I know Charlie can keep us at least .500 this season, and who knows Omar's potential? I'm not worried we'll lose without Ben, but I sure as hell want him back here ASAP.

Fourth, (and probably the one which'll either make you laugh or hate me)*, Ben surely thought of his football career during the crash. I mean, If i told you a story about a football player who broke a fall with his face as opposed to his knees, which team do you think that player would be on? The Pittsburgh Steelers, all the way. I mean, I for one hope Ben DOESN'T get dentures. Could you imagine? he'll look more scary then Jack Lambert! Talk about intimidation. And could you imagine the marketing? Sure, Tom Brady may be cute, but whenever you have a QB with no teeth and a jaw swollen larger than Cowher's... I mean, That's something to market!


*The last paragraph was simply typed in a joking manner. Take it with a lump of salt, or whatever the saying is. You can hate me for it or not. I don't care

TasTroy,

I parallel most of your views, good on ya for speaking your mind! Reps to ya on that!
The helmet issue...we differ slightly, not a lot, but slightly. I used to ride, will again in the near future...but I always wore a helmet. The 50mph thing, that all depends on the type of fall/impact. I fell a few times (dirt-biking back then) and I believe the helmet made a difference. Heck, a person can fall from a standing position and die or suffer some form of permanent damage if the strike is right. Although not from Pittsburgh and not familiar with that intersection, I cannot see a 50mph collision from the description in the various articles. I DO believe that a majority of his injuries could have been negated with the use of a helmet.

I do agree that his wearing the helmet is, in fact, a personal choice. But I also know that he is the role model for a lot of our younger people. And I also believe that his health is a concern of the organization. There is a reason that a number of teams have health concerns written into player's contracts for this very reason. They have invested a large amount of money in a player and expect a "reasonable" guarantee on some type of return in the manner of a player being healthy enough to play. Signing bonuses and other guaranteed pays are lost if the player cannot play at all.

So, in essence, sure there is personal choice. But, like in the military, you are not forced to "sign on the dotted line" and to some degree give up some, but not all, of your choices or personal rights. Hell, in the military, we are considered "Government Property" and are held accountable, to a degree, for our health and well-being.

It's a double-edged sword.............
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