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Old 05-07-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default The stand-up guys

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/
Friday, May 07, 2010
The stand-up guys
F. Dale Lolley, the Observer-Reporter's veteran Steelers beat reporter, provides an inside view for Pittsburgh and the rest of the National Football League.

With all of the scrutiny surrounding the Steelers this offseason for the off-field exploits of a few members of the team, the unfortunate thing is that the other 50-plus players are also being drug through the mud.

With that in mind, here are just a few – remember, this is just a few – of the great guys in what is actually a very good locker room:


Troy Polamalu: It should surprise nobody that Polamalu is a gentleman off the field. Polamalu is somebody you'd want to sit down and have dinner with and talk about anything but football. Troy and his wife, Theodora, are very involved with The Pittsburgh Foundation.

James Farrior: He sometimes jokingly plays bad-guy with the media, but Potsy is always available win or lose. The other players look up to him and he's always thoughtful with his answers. Has his own charity, the James Farrior Foundation, which is involved in a number of fundraisers.

Max Starks: Always available in good times and bad - actually most of the offensive linemen are - Starks has probably had a little more adversity than some of the other guys on the front line. But he's never run from it. Big charity, a fund to promote childhood literacy and education at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Ryan Clark: Obviously, helping those who deal with the sickle cell trait is near and dear to Clark's heart. He's active in charity work with that. He's also a standup guy.

Chris Hoke: Calls everybody 'bro' and never has a bad word to say about anything or anyone. His pre-practice dance routine is legendary among his teammates. (Anyone have a video link for this dance? - mesa)

Brett Keisel: Everybody loves Keisel and the guy whose locker is right beside Keisel, our next nice guy. . .

Heath Miller: It's weird that Miller's roommate at training camp and on the road has always been Roethlisberger. You'd be hard-pressed to find two guys with two more different personalities.

Charlie Batch/Byron Leftwich: I'm putting these two guys together because the reality is that they're practically the same guy when it comes to handling off-field stuff. Both very professional and well-liked by their teammates. A couple of class acts.

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Old 05-07-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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Chris Hoke: Calls everybody 'bro' and never has a bad word to say about anything or anyone. His pre-practice dance routine is legendary among his teammates.
Omg, i really want to see that
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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Omg, i really want to see that
LoL....I went to the Oakland Game in 07(horrible game for Ben)..And I could not beleive how high Hoke can jump......During a comercial timeout while everyone is standing around at the line, there was Hokey, jumping up and down like a dude on a trampoline.........That kick returner we had in 08 did that and I hated it, but when Hokey does it, its kinda funny/cool/awkward/neat......

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Old 05-08-2010, 12:19 AM   #4
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This is a really nice article, thanks for the read mesa. Of course, this won't make it to the big news people... only negative news sells.
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It goes to show you that we have alot of guys that contribute alot of there time to help others.
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The problem with the article is that if you add Ben to the list, with his Make a Wish and Ronald McDonald connections, and The Ben Roetholisberger Foundation's donations to police departments and canine units across the country...well, hey ! He's a pretty stand up kind of guy, too!


But nobody is saying anything about all that stuff, are they?
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The problem with the article is that if you add Ben to the list, with his Make a Wish and Ronald McDonald connections, and The Ben Roetholisberger Foundation's donations to police departments and canine units across the country...well, hey ! He's a pretty stand up kind of guy, too!


But nobody is saying anything about all that stuff, are they?
We know Ben does good stuff. It's just that you don't see Potsy or Troy or any of these other guys out whorin' around. Stupid is as stupid does.
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Hoke came to my local High School for that Steelers basketball game for charity. Hokie made it more than twice and each time he was nicer than the last... possibly the nicest guy I've ever met. True people's person who will give you the last 20 dollars in his wallet if you asked him and he wouldn't even ask you why you needed it. A great all around, genuine dude.
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Those guys don't go bar hopping and cruise for drunk chicks.
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Isn't Bens nest friend on the team Brett Keisel?
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