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Old 04-14-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default A modest proposal for the Roethlisberger haters

Since so many of you are "done with" Ben Roethlisberger, I'd like to submit a modest proposal: if Roethlisberger is either traded or released, then you may continue to cheer for the Steelers. If not, then you willingly and irrevocably excommunicate yourselves from Steeler Nation. After all, having such disdain for one of the players will certainly interfere with your ability to cheer for the team, now won't it? It really appears to have reached this point. Plain and simple, either Roethlisberger goes, or YOU go! And if you can't stomach the thought of cheering for another team if Roethlisberger stays, then you will agree to SHUT THE MOTHER**** UP about him unless we're discussing his performance on the field, or he gets himself into trouble again! And don't you DARE assume that he will, because you know no more about the future than I or anybody else does! I want Roethlisberger to stop being a stupid, arrogant jock just like everybody else does, but I also want all of you neo-Pharisees to stop being sanctimonious pricks! And if that's too much to ask, then you simply MUST LEAVE if Roethlisberger stays! I'm standing by my goddamn QB until he gets in trouble again -- if he ever even does!
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: A modest proposal for the Roethlisberger haters

I see no such proposal in any of those threads.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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I think the 'proposal' falls right in line with all the other discussions about Ben.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:28 PM   #5
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Here's my proposal. I'll think and say what I want without shutting the mf up.
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Default Re: A modest proposal for the Roethlisberger haters

I don't know about that. I mean, we pick on everyone else for their off-the-field problems. The Bengals getting half the team arrested, Ray Lewis stabbing people to death, Tom Brady taking it up the stink tube ... it's just human nature to bring that up, I guess.
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You can dislike a player and still support the team. After all, I don't like Matt Cooke and still support the Pens. My big issue is that Ben hasn't been charged with anything other than being a jerk, and we have people who want him off the team. Sorry, but I'm not going to take a holier-than-thou attitude and act like I'm so morally superior to him that I want him gone. Now if a crime had been committed and he was charged, then yeah, get rid of him...but there wasn't and he wasn't. We have all done stupid shit in our lives - why should athletes be held to a different standard?

I'd still like the "haters" to get their wish, though, just to see them boo-hoo when the new QB blows another game or a Super Bowl, while Ben tears it up with another team. It would be even funnier if Ben came back to torch the Steelers or keep them from a Super Bowl.
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I'd still like the "haters" to get their wish, though, just to see them boo-hoo when the new QB blows another game or a Super Bowl, while Ben tears it up with another team. It would be even funnier if Ben came back to torch the Steelers or keep them from a Super Bowl.
The "haters"? Is this sentiment of the fanbase prevelant in the Burgh right now? Just curious....

Or are you referring to the forum members? I've seen very few people that actually want to see him gone.
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The "haters"? Is this sentiment of the fanbase prevelant in the Burgh right now? Just curious....

Or are you referring to the forum members? I've seen very few people that actually want to see him gone.
No, that is the prevailing sentiment here in Pittsburgh, not just this board. In fact, this message board is just about the only place anywhere that the majority of the fans have given him a fair shake.
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