If you aren’t in or near Pittsburgh, I can tell you that the general feel I’m getting being in the Burgh is that a nuclear bomb could fall on New York City right now and this city would not blink, it is that engrossed in the Ben Roethlisberger accident.
That’s all there is on the local news: Ben’s accident, reaction from his teammates, a look at Ben’s career, Ben’s family arriving at the hospital with his Mom crying, reaction from people eating lunch at the Art’s Festival, a rehashing of Terry Bradshaw’s feelings on Ben riding a bike without a motorcycle, a rehashing of Bill Cowher’s feelings on Ben riding a motorcycle, fans gathering at Mercy Hospital, freaking KDKA helicopter just circling over Mercy Hospital, as if they’re going to bring Ben up to the roof and do the surgery right there. We KNOW what Mercy Hospital looks like KDKA, thanks.
This is bigger than the Pigeon Sniper, people. Much much bigger. I give it until Friday (if not sooner) before I’ve had enough of the 24/7 coverage.
And by the way, MSNBC is reporting that Benny has a 9 inch gash on the back of his skull. NINE inches! A friend of mine hit a windshield (well, went THROUGH a windshield) face first and had his face rebuilt and a metal plate put in. He was never allowed to play sports again because there was a danger in that if he was hit hard enough, the metal plate could enter his brain or something. Let’s all hope Benny isn’t getting any metal plates put in his head, as he has been in surgery for a shitload of time.