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Old 03-18-2010, 07:30 AM   #1
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This writer just touches on something I thought was an interesting point:


http://www.blueworkhorse.com/article...nd-you-are-out


What if Big Ben was black? Or god forbid if it was Donovan McNabb would have been accused of these actions, what would Eagles fans reaction have been?
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what if ben was chinese
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what if ben was an alien
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what if ben actually had sexual assault charges against him?
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This writer just touches on something I thought was an interesting point:


http://www.blueworkhorse.com/article...nd-you-are-out


What if Big Ben was black? Or god forbid if it was Donovan McNabb would have been accused of these actions, what would Eagles fans reaction have been?
I absolutely hate when anyone - especially writers - play the race card. It's a non-issue to me.

Eagles fans are an absolutely crazy lot and most of 'em don't like McNabb anyway, so they'd probably be a lot harder on him than most Steelers fans have been on Ben.

Donovan is happily married with a couple of kids - Ben is single with no children and appears to possess and over-inflated coconut which seems to be chock full of poor judgment and bad decision-making. However, the poor judgment and bad decision making aren't against the law, but it may come down to being against the Rooney law at some point and that wouldn't bode well for Ben.
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Can somebody please explain to me how the civil suit in Nevada was Ben putting himself in a bad situation?
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This writer just touches on something I thought was an interesting point:


http://www.blueworkhorse.com/article...nd-you-are-out


What if Big Ben was black? Or god forbid if it was Donovan McNabb would have been accused of these actions, what would Eagles fans reaction have been?
What the writer doesnt seem to comprehend is that McNabb is an awful comparison to make. Yes....McNabb would be chased out of town on rail. Not because of race but because of a pre-existing love/hate relationship between Donovan and the Eagles fans, many who would find ANY excuse worthy of getting rid of him.
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What if Ben's last name was Dover?
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However, the poor judgment and bad decision making aren't against the law.
It's the Law of PA to have insurance and a MC license (or learner's permit) to operate a motorcycle. Ben had neither of them.
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It's the Law of PA to have insurance and a MC license (or learner's permit) to operate a motorcycle. Ben had neither of them.
While you are correct, I wasn't referring to his motorycle accident in my post, but that would fall in line with poor judgment and bad decision making too.
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