On Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, sans "Drink Like A Champion" T-shirt, will make his first public appearance since his motorcycle accident a month ago, on "Good Morning America" with Robin Roberts. (Who's having a considerably more successful post-ESPN career than, say, Brett Haber, by the way.)
We must report, guiltily, a twinge of disappointment at Roethlisberger's relatively normal-looking countenance. We certainly weren't wishing him disfigurement, but we were still expecting something. Frankly, he looked more damaged in the "Champion" photos.
Though, to be fair, there are still symptoms of potential brain damage following the accident. Like, the goatee, for example.
Hear Roethlisberger's non-helmeted rationalizations Friday morning, if you're the sort who gets up that early.