Annoying Burgher of the Week

I’ve named politicians; I’ve named regular citizens; I’ve named celebrities; today, I name a delusional, golfer-dating, non-motorcycle-helmet-wearing, Pittsburgh Steeler: Ben Roethlisberger is this week’s Annoying Burgher of the Week.

Hiya, Benny!

Why? Is it because you suck lately with a pre-season passer rating of a whopping 32? Is it because I’m pretty sure that my grandmother would make a more accurate and capable quarterback than you have been lately? And she’s been dead for three years.

Nope. Because I understand the ups and down of sports performance. No one rocks ALL the time.

You are the annoyingest Burgher because you continue to say things like this when asked about how your performance is suffering:

“I’ve told you a hundred times I’m not concerned yet. I’ll tell you when it happens. I don’t think it will.”

Dude? You are annoyingest because well, quite frankly, you SHOULD BE FREAKING CONCERNED THAT YOU ARE NOT DOING TOO WELL LATELY.

Whew. I feel better. How ’bout you?


  1. blee1
    September 2, 2005 2:18 pm

    but at the same time, many believe that if you are not confident you are destined to fail. You have to come at it with the mentality that you are the best.

    Not saying he is right or wrong. Just saying.

  2. pittgirl
    September 2, 2005 2:24 pm

    I guess I would just like to see him be a LITTLE bit realistic. If he doesn’t think there is anything wrong, then will he do anything to fix it? I’d like to hear, “Well, I’m going to work hard this week and I am confident that I’m going to perform to my ability on opening day.” Now THAT is a good kind of confidence.

    Hey, I could TOTALLY be Benny’s PR person. Ben? Call me!

  3. Scratch
    September 3, 2005 1:51 am

    Another fine insight Pitt Girl. Although, I don’t think it is time to panic with Big Ben yet. After all, preseason is preseason.

    Three factors I offer up are:
    1. Big Ben’s main goal in preseason is to escape without an injury.
    2. Often times, the first team does not get enough reps to establish rhythm.
    3. His main reciever, Heinz Ward, was late to camp. Timing could be a factor here.

    Disclaimer: now I know many say what about “Batch”! Whereas Big Ben is playing to avoid injury, Batch is fighting for a job.

    Let us cast doubt on Big Ben after the Tennessee game.