Are all football players this stupid?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by k7, May 6, 2005.

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Who is more lame?

  1. ABATE

  2. The Steelers

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  1. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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  2. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    Site won't let you view the article without registration. Fuck that.
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  3. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Despite Kellen Winslow Jr.'s accident and his own coach's admonition, Big Ben isn't hopping off his big bike just yet.

    Ben Roethlisberger was lectured Friday by Steelers coach Bill Cowher on the dangers of riding a motorcycle without a helmet _ as Roethlisberger has been spotted doing recently _ but the quarterback isn't ready to get off his $20,000 cycle.


    "He talked about being a risktaker and I'm not really a risktaker. I'm pretty conservative and laid back, but the big thing is to just be careful," Roethlisberger said as the Steelers opened their minicamp. "I'll just continue to be careful. I told him we don't ever ride alone, we always ride in a group of people, and I think it makes it even more safe."


    Asked why he doesn't wear a helmet _ something he wouldn't think about doing on a football field _ Roethlisberger pointed out Pennsylvania's 35-year-old state law requiring helmets to be worn was amended two years ago.


    "Obviously Pennsylvania doesn't think people need to (wear a helmet)," he said. "There's a law you've got to wear it in football."


    Steelers linebacker Joey Porter was surprised to hear the NFL offensive rookie of the year is taking such risks so soon after Winslow's accident. The Browns' tight end, drafted five spots ahead of Roethlisberger last year, was injured Sunday when he flew off a newly purchased motorcycle after running it into a parking lot curb.


    "Some guys are real good on motorcycles and know what they're doing, but accidents happen," Porter said. "I can't the knock the guy for doing it, but it's probably not the wisest thing to do. I don't own a bike because I don't trust them."


    Porter occasionally gets on a Jet Ski, but he said that's different from steering a motorcycle through heavy traffic. Roethlisberger acknowledged many drivers become distracted when they see him riding, shouting or waving at him.


    "If I fall off a Jet Ski, I hit the water, and I like my odds," Porter said. "I'm going to get wet. What I say about motorcycles is that concrete is undefeated."


    Of course, Roethlisberger was, too, as a rookie, going 13-0 during the Steelers' team-record 15-1 regular season before losing to New England in the AFC championship game.


    The Steelers are understandably cautious about combining a first-round draft choice and a high-speed vehicle. Gabe Rivera, the defensive lineman they chose instead of quarterback Dan Marino in the 1983 draft, was paralyzed after wrecking his sports car midway through his rookie season and has not walked since.


    Many NFL contracts prohibit engaging in dangerous activities, but Roethlisberger's deal apparently does not specifically ban motorcycle riding.


    Cowher didn't criticize Roethlisberger's riding, but is visibly uneasy with it.


    "I certainly don't condone that," Cowher said. "It (playing pro football) is a very small time in your life and you've got to be very careful _ you can see it documented with Kellen Winslow in Cleveland. There are choices and consequences ... not just in riding motorcycles, but where you go and who you associate with. You have control over them but once you make your decision, they control you."


    Meanwhile, all players reported to the minicamp, unlike a year ago when wide receiver Plaxico Burress was a no-show. Burress was unhappy at not being offered a contract extension, but publicly blamed the decision to hold the three-day minicamp during Mother Day's weekend.


    Cowher was reminded of that Friday by several players.


    "I told them that's why they have phones," Cowher said. "They can call their mom and wish them a happy Mother's Day."


    The minicamp is the formal start to the final month of the Steelers' offseason workouts. Most players will remain in town through mid-June for "coaching sessions," daily workouts that technically are voluntary but usually are fully attended.
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  4. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Sorry brother... I don't recall every registering but obviously I did. Thanks to Retro for posting the text.
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  5. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    Thanks. More money than brains. Look for him to wind up greeting diners outside a steakhouse before too long.

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  6. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    None of this is good for Motorcycling in the USA...

    none of it...
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  7. nachtflug

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    just goes to show how lameass the whole ABATE mindset is.

    that and the Steelers.
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  8. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Is that a poll? Who's more lame? Abate or the Steelers. :D

    Happy Friday to you Flug. :evil
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  9. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    mmmm...steak. :dg
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  10. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Sofa King Bueno

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  11. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    It is now... :evil
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  12. Rad

    Rad Just me

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    Why :dunno
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  13. 1fastduc

    1fastduc Been here awhile

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    Oh no...I agreed with flug. That's got to be a first :lol3
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  14. Dingo Joe

    Dingo Joe Frick You...

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    I hope this football players get bonked real good on the hed. Many times when I was in hischool this fuckterds give me widgets and crushings my man berries if you catch my draft. I have one smaller than others because of this happening. I think I am stilled affected by this. On some occaision I can't shoot rope with pool. :cry


    Your friend,

    El Pito! :ear
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  15. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    Maripito! :clap :clap

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  16. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    :rofl :rofl
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  17. murgatroid42

    murgatroid42 Great Adventurer

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    I just told Murgawife that Mother's Day is just a bogus, Hallmark holiday, and Bill Cowher said so, so there's your proof. She didn't like that. :bash
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  18. murgatroid42

    murgatroid42 Great Adventurer

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    This poll needs an "All of the above" option.
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  19. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    WTF are you talkin about?

    ABATE has their agenda (NON HELMETS) You have yours (Helmets)Form a club!
    Pass legislation.

    Don't piss and whine about someone else's choice.

    If I owned a Big Dog Chopper, that I cruised bar ta bar with, I might not wear one too.

    Adults should know better, If they choose not to well, they had information available to them.

    Don't cry me a river about those they leave behind. Their choice to shortchange em.

    Victor Qatar
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  20. Mango Man

    Mango Man Long timer

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    Let Darwin decide, we have enough laws
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