There are lots of things you can take away from this ESPN article about the transformation, earnest or not, of Ben Roethlisberger.
That he is eschewing the bar scene here in Pittsburgh.
That his agent said, “”He’s human. He reached the point where he said to me, ‘I’m OK if I never play another down of football so long as people perceive me to be a good person.'”
I’m sorry. Where we we before that totally made up quote?
That the writer thinks people “rarely leave” Pittsburgh. Tell that to the census bureau or 85% of Florida’s population.
The touching story of Ben and John Challis, may he rest in peace.
But here’s what I’m taking from this story.
When Colon spent some time with him, he realized how much they were alike. How they were both from small colleges, both intensely competitive (they competed over who had the longest toenails.)
First, ew. Did they also braid each other’s armpit hairs?
Second, somewhere Rex Ryan just read that toenail line and either violently vomited or got incredibly turned on.