Barstool Sports

Monday, June 12, 2006

Ben Roethlisberger injured

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has told the media on several occasions that he likes riding motorcycles and doesn't wear a helmet. The 24-year-old leader of the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers was not wearing his helmet Monday morning when he collided with a Chrysler New Yorker in Pittsburgh and was thrown face first into the car's windshield. The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. and he was still reportedly in surgery just before 9 p.m. "Big Ben" reportedly slammed into the car, rolled over it and landed on the pavement, striking his head again.

Roethlisberger , who is in serious but stable condition, reportedly lost most of his teeth, broke several bones in his face and injured his knees.

Your Uncle Buck hopes that Ben makes a full recovery and is able to return to football, but he has to wonder, even at the invincible age of 24, how dumb do you have to be to not wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle? Roethlisberger once told ESPN that if there were a helmet law in Pennsylvania (by the way there was a mandatory helmet law in PA that was taken off the books in 2003. UB can assure you it will be put back on the books and most likely called the Big Ben Law) he would wear a helmet. So by that logic, if the NFL didn't make players wear helmets, Roethlisberger wouldn't wear one?

"There are many things you can point to as proof that the human is not smart. But my personal favorite would have to be that we needed to invent the helmet. What was happening, apparently, was that we were involved in a lot of activities that were cracking our heads. We chose not to avoid doing those activities but, instead, to come up with some sort of device to help us enjoy our head-cracking lifestyles. And even that didn't work because not enough people were wearing them so we had to come up with the helmet law. Which is even stupider, the idea behind the helmet law being to preserve a brain whose judgment is so poor, it does not even try to avoid the cracking of the head it's in." - Jerry Seinfeld


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Uncle Buck

Moments of Zen!