Ben Roethlisberger's Motorcycle Accident

Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The last few days have seen an explosion in hits from Google for Kevin Winslow. It seems that I'm the most relevant result for what most people are looking for, the Cleveland Browns tight end, not some reproductive endocrinologist.

The reason this search has become so popular lately is that Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Superbowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, was in a motorcycle accident much like Kevin Winslow had one year ago. I still contend, how stupid do you have to be to get on a motorcycle when you make MILLIONS based on your ability to be in top physical condition.

I'm glad that Ben is OK. He has some injuries but it doesn't look too serious. He is VERY fortunate to not be dead considering he wasn't wearing a helmet. And even though I like Ben much more than I like Kevin Winslow, I won't shed a tear if he doesn't play in another NFL game (his injuries do not look serious enough to even keep him out this year). We all make choices in life and Ben's choice was to get on that bike without a helmet. Just explain to me why getting on a bike is worth potentially losing millions of dollars for a job most would be willing to do for free.

6 comments:

David Cho said...

I look at it a bit differently. If this guy is impaired, at least he has some insurance plans and also millions in his bank account (one would hope). Sure, the Steelers may suffer some losses because of his absence, but they will live.

But what if you are a father of three small children? Not only are you done, but the lives of your loved ones as well.

Kat said...

it is a choice - whether or not to gear up. and when i get on a bike, you can't see skin. but then again, i like my brain INSIDE my head and i'd like to keep my skin instead of letting the highway rip it off.

dress for the crash.

T said...

Kat, I 100% agree with you and you won't see me arguing that everyone should have to gear up to get on a bike. I don't believe it is my job or the government's job to prevent people from doing stupid things.

I just don't understand why someone would choose to do it given Ben R's situation.

Kat said...

it makes no sense. then again, QBs are infamous for being stupid. all of those sacks must jiggle the brain around.

susan said...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/nfl/06/15/bc.fbn.roethlisbergerac.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

Ben must have read your blog. :)

Kat said...

the article should have been titled "62 yr old woman sacks roethlisberger" LOL