Gotta love Steeler Nation. Not only did they drag out portable grills during a curbside vigil/cookout for Ben Roethlisberger's seven-hour surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital, but now it seems that some of them are threatening the woman who was driving the car involved in the accident. The woman has received so many calls, she said, that she has filed a police report. We can't imagine what the rationale is here. "Hit Ben again, and you sleep with the fishes. Signed, anonymous." We just hope to God that Steelers Baby wasn't involved. Meanwhile, both Ben and the woman were cited for a variety of infractions; Ben for driving without a proper motorcycle license, and the woman for "failing to yield right of way to a Super Bowl Winning Quarterback."
Our favorite take on the helmet/no helmet controversy, however, remains this, from Planet Haystack:
Big Ben got the Steelers the Super Bowl title which most of America hoped for — and if he chooses to go sans helmet when riding a motor-scooter, why am I 'sposed to care about someone who doesn't care about himself? Big Ben doesn't come to my house and rip the Pall Mall outta my mouth as I'm lightin' up and urge me on with, "Dude, I could really use your support for the next 10 seasons. Why would you want to cut it short with cigs?" Touche, Benny Roth!
Woman Who Hit Big Ben Getting Threats [MSNBC]
Roethlisgerger, Car Driver Are Both Charged [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Ben Nice Knowin' Ya [Planet Haystack]
A Steelers Child To Haunt Your Dreams [Deadspin]