|08-24-2006, 10:09 PM||#1|
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Spoof article: BIG BEN IS A HERO
Saw this on a newsgroup and thought it hilarious:
Hero Ben Roethlisberger Won't Let Face Injury Affect His Throwing
LATROBE (AP) -- When Ben Roethlisberger injured his face in a June12
motorcycle accident, it was widely assumed that he would not be ready
for the team's season opener on September 7th. However, Roethlisberger
defied the odds and heroically returned for Saturday's preseason game
against the Arizona Cardinals. Remarkably, his face injuries seemed to
have no effect on his throwing arm.
"That's just amazing," said Steelers coach Bill Cowher after watching
Roethlisberger go 3-4 for 29 yards. "All those facial injuries can
really hurt you as a quarterback, but Ben overcame all that. Actually
the doctors overcame it. He just laid there. Really, when he came out of
the hospital he was good as new. But still, it was amazing to see him
out there throwing the ball despite having face lacerations that have
completely healed. He's a true hero."
Roethlisberger showed no fear and no ill effects from his injuries. He
even absorbed a sack and was able to walk away unharmed.
"When he absorbed that sack I got a little nervous," Cowher said. "I
thought he might have re-broken his face. I thought his jaw may have
come unhinged and gone flying downfield. But then he got up and walked
away like nothing happened.
That's what separates him from other quarterbacks. He's dumb enough to
ride a racing bike without a helmet and courageous enough to overcome
the injuries that result from it."
Roethlisberger isn't the only quarterback making a miracle comeback from
injury this season. Carson Palmer, who tore his ACL and MCL last season,
is attempting to return in time for the Bengals season opener, and
Daunte Culpepper, who sustained a similar injury last year, has already
returned and played in a preseason game.
Both quarterbacks have worked extremely hard all offseason and are
having a hard time relating to Roethlisberger and his "amazing
"Yea, Ben's a real hero for being back on the field," said Culpepper,
who played one series against the Jaguars. "My knee was ripped apart in
about fifty different places and I spent the offseason killing myself to
get it back in shape, but I have to hand it to Ben - he did an amazing
job of getting a bunch of stitches in his face. You can't even tell he
was ever hurt, except for the 9,000 times a day the media mentions it."
|08-24-2006, 10:21 PM||#3|
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They forgot to mention his thumb injury. Is it just me, or is Big Ben dinged up a lot?
|08-24-2006, 10:23 PM||#4|
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