Drama Queen!

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Ben Roethlisberger is a pretty tough dude. Even his teammates think so.

He’s also a very dramatic one.

After his heroic return to the game during the second half of the Steelers’ game against the Browns on Thursday Night, Roethlisberger stood at his locker, presumably on a swollen ankle, and addressed the media.

He said things like, “[my ankle felt like] it was about to explode.”

“I thought my leg was broken.”

“I felt like my foot was outside my leg.”

Whatever that means…

QUESTION: If all those things Ben said are true, why is he standing there entertaining the press when any reasonable member of the media would have understood that he needed to ice down in the trainer’s room?

ANSWER: Because he’s a drama queen and he wanted to come off as heroic.

Well congrats Ben, the Steelers fans bought in and so did the Pittsburgh infatuated national media.

Speaking of the national media and drama, the NFL Network’s GameDay panel comes off more like a reality series. The network would do themselves a favor by parting ways with Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp who are both nails on the chalkboard annoying when they talk over each other. The show would be infinitely better by subbing Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick or Sterling Sharpe for those two blabber-mouths.

Oh and they can boot another shameless and overly demonstrative pontificator from the post game show too – Deion “I Love Me Some Deion” Sanders.

Back to the Steelers for a moment, James Harrison isn’t such a bright guy now is he? Many former players, now media windbags have opined that the Steelers linebacker should NOT be suspended by the league after his vicious helmet-to-helmet on the Browns Colt McCoy. Are you kidding me? After this fine Harrison will more than likely break the $200,000 tariff plateau and obviously the easy come, easy go payola isn’t enough to tame this headhunter. A suspension IS warranted.

Don’t know about you but I’m a big fan of Sirius/XM NFL Radio (Channel 88) and that channel alone is worthy of the monthly deduction from my checking account. The afternoon show Movin’ The Chains is informative and balanced and I often feel like a sponge absorbing their insights. I also dig The SiriusXM Blitz with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon – Schein is hysterical! But back to Movin’ the Chains…

Tim Ryan is on record saying that there’s no way that the Ravens can beat the Steelers three times in the same season. He’s not alone with that opinion – many say the odds are against the Ravens. Really?

NOT!

The truth is 19 times in the history of the NFL two teams have met for the third time with one of the teams winning the first two games. Twelve times the 2-0 team went on to sweep the 3 game set.

 

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