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Old 07-13-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
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Big Ben was close to death

Rescuers told Roethlisberger he was close to dying
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:08 AM   #2
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Yeah...his "excuse" for not wearing a helmet was "I forgot to go in the basement to get it".


I lost even more respect for the guy when I heard that!
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:18 AM   #3
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That day I wasn't, I forgot it. I literally forgot it," he said. "You know there are times that, people that have been making a big deal for the last couple years about me riding first of all, and then me riding without a helmet, but it's one of those things that I ride with a helmet also. I do a little bit of both. If you don't wear a seat belt every time you ride in the car should I label you as a person who doesn't wear a seat belt? And unfortunately I happened to not have it on that day because I forgot it in the basement."

These are the words of someone who was "seconds from death", and "lucky to be alive". Not the brightest commentary, I have heard, considering the event and possible consequences.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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Almost like he didn't learn anything from it...
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:52 AM   #5
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Re: Big Ben was close to death

As a motorcycle rider for many years, I keep my helmet (and protective eyewear), right next to the cycle keys. The idea of "forgetting" one's helmet is a clear indication that he hardly ever uses it at all in spite of his statements to the contrary.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:05 PM   #6
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Re: Big Ben was close to death

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If you don't wear a seat belt every time you ride in the car should I label you as a person who doesn't wear a seat belt?
He is not very bright is he? So I'm guessing with his logic a chick that hooks 50% of the time should be labeled a part time hooker. Better yet, an entrepreneur.

He's still a douchebag.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:15 PM   #7
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He is not very bright is he? So I'm guessing with his logic a chick that hooks 50% of the time should be labeled a part time hooker. Better yet, an entrepreneur.

He's still a douchebag.
Well maybe I spoke a little prematurely. I really like hookers..........so.............maybe Ben's logic works!
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:40 PM   #8
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Gotta say he looks pretty good after doing a face plant off a windshield just a month ago
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:39 PM   #9
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well, maybe he'll learn from his mistake this time around.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:11 PM   #10
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No big deal. Thurman Thomas forgot his helmet once, right?
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:13 PM   #11
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No big deal. Thurman Thomas forgot his helmet once, right?
yeah, but he didnt go out and play without one.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:21 PM   #12
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No big deal. Thurman Thomas forgot his helmet once, right?

(Is this the same as typing "lol"?)
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:21 PM   #13
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yeah, but he didnt go out and play without one.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:24 PM   #14
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His nose is bent to the right like a boxers. But other then that he looks fine.
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:17 PM   #15
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Wow...i really wish he died...thats horrible and all but he is quite unworthy of his talent and life....seconds from death...recovers...then and after he yells at the media for saying it was probably not the best idea to ride without a helmet....nice....
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