01.15.11

Roethlisberger : Not Quite Out Of The Doghouse WIth Female Steelers Fans

Posted in Gridiron at 12:44 pm by

Looking ahead to this afternoon’s Ravens / Steelers tilt, perhaps the most obvious/least helpful stat I can cite is that Ben Roethlisberger has faced as many sexual assault allegations as he possesses Super Bowl rings. So perhaps it isn’t the boldest statement for the New York Times’ Karen Crouse to declare Big Ben, “divides Pittsburgh, the City of Bridges, the way the Allegheny River does downtown from the north shore, with the split occurring mostly along gender lines.”

Women were less forgiving, their ambivalence exemplified by Cecelia, a sexagenarian hotel employee who said she was tuning out Steelers games as long as Roethlisberger was on the team. œI watched the first four this season, but none since he came back, she said. “It kills me because I really, really love the Rooneys.”

“There are no bigger Steeler fans than women, Jeannie Purnell said. “We don’t sit there and have little discussions about who’s cuter or Troy’s hair. We talk about blitzing packages and blocking schemes.

Purnell said Roethlisberger was a taboo topic. “I love the Steelers, but it’s really hard to be like, yay Ben Roethlisberger,” she said. “I think there are a lot of women who feel like I do.”

Bunny, a bartender who was working the morning shift Thursday, said, œI know a lot of girlfriends that have all burned his jersey, if that tells you anything.

3 Responses to “Roethlisberger : Not Quite Out Of The Doghouse WIth Female Steelers Fans”

  1. Ciss. says:

    Come on ladies. While Ben has made huge mistakes in his attitude toward and with some women. These women are not totally blameless! Their actions AS WELL AS HIS are not something a Momma would be proud of! Alcohol is way too often used as the scapegoat for both male and female because it makes one bolder but in light of day or hIndsight everyone with any true heart feelings recognizes they lose control therefore EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEARN THEIR LIMITS. BEN GOT HELP HE NEEDED. BEN WAS RAISED AS A CHRISTIAN AND ADMITTED HE LOST HIS WAY, The ROONEY FAMILY

  2. Ciss. says:

    The Rooney Family is a Christian Family and while none of us condones Ben’s mistakes the Lord does not want us to pass judgements. “forgive us our sins” saya alot. THINK & REMEMBER perhaps YOU WOULD NOT BE SO JUDGEMENTAL if U think of your own transgressions!

  3. GC says:

    “The Rooney Family is a Christian Family and while none of us condones Ben’s mistakes the Lord does not want us to pass judgements.”

    ok, then. How many other accused rapists (who can’t throw a football) have you personally supported, hired or hugged today?

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