Einstein Ben Roethlisberger shrugs off his motorcycle wounds to golf
If you really want to see celebrities go wild these days, you need to turn to golf.
No amount of pole gyrating can produce the craziness that happens when innocent, wholesome celebrities get addicted to the old game. Golf has practically become the drug of choice for the famously vain. And once the jones sets in, there’s no telling what’s going to happen.
This is why blockheaded Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will make his return to the public scene as a golfer. Sure, Big Ben skidded off that motorcycle without a helmet, scrapped up his grill and noggin and needed five titanium plates to put his jaw in place. But that’s not going to stop him from golfing. Please. Not golf? Come on, let’s not get crazy.
Roethlisberger plans to tee it up at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe this week (practice rounds start tomorrow with NBC getting in on the act with live coverage on the weekend). Hey, this is celebrity golf!
“His people called up and said under no circumstances take him off the list,” NBC Sports senior vice president John Miller told the Tahoe Daily Tribune.
See, Roethlisberger’s “people” really do have his back. Sure, they might not have been able to convince their multimillionaire icon to wear a helmet. But they look out for his golf. Which do you think’s more important to Roethlisberger?
There’s no kidding in that line. Consider the indignity Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley must have suffered when they called up the Atlantic City Country Club a few weeks ago, asked for their usual whenever-they-please tee time and were told, “Sorry, 8 a.m. is booked.”
It turns out that the boxer Oscar De La Hoya had the 8 a.m. spot and the club was unwilling to bump him for Barkley and Jordan. Adding much more sting to the snub is the New York Post’s report that a sportswriter was part of De La Hoya’s Jordan thwarting foursome.
Forget a table at Nobu or a VIP room at the nightclub Marquee. The real celebrity cachet is golf access these days.
Did Big Ben ever say where he was racing to that motorcycle day?
For more on celebrites gone wild on Tahoe golf, stay tuned to TravelGolf.com this week.
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You’re saying Ben can't play two sports?
Umm Look: Ben can do what ever he wants. If he wants to play golf in his spare time let him play. If he wants to ride his motorcycle let him ride. He has a life other than football.
Let me ask you one question- Is there one thing in your life that you love that relaxes you. And all of a sudden something went wrong, you got hurt or someone started to make a big deal about it. What would you do? Would you keep doing it because you love it or stop because you want people to stop talking about you.
I am guessing you would stop doing what you love because, your insecure and you just want to ruin other peoples day by writing crap like this.
And umm since you are a reporter I would use correct grammar, not grill.
Thanks have a nice day.
Seems like you have a problem with celebrities in general from reading your blog. It's not our fault your not happy enough with your own life that you have to tear down those of greater fortunes. Get over yourself...
This article was about how celebs like Big Ben have gone completely golf crazy and do anything to do it. Even brush off a rearranged face.
Chill Steeler heads. Just because your ranks are filled with some of most bandwagon fans in all of sports - outside of perhaps Cowboy fans, you're No. 1 in bandwagon and it's getting closer - don't get all uppity.
you're a moron. plain and simple. you've just proven that it does not take any insight, intelligence nor social morals to pump out a blog.
I must say that your stance on Ben Roethlisberger playing golf is astoundlingly ridiculous. Just how can Ben further injure himself playing golf? Further, you do realize that the charity benefitting from this golf tournament is for autistic childen, right?
Your comments in the article as well as your feeble attempt to defend yourself are probably the most ignorant things I've ever had the misfortune of reading on the web.
Thank you for taking it upon yourself to dumb down society to your intellectual level.
BTW -- I'm being blogged right now by 5 different guys.
That's not what the article was about and you know it. You were just trash talking about Ben. That is your whole purpose. Just like you trash talk about every other athlete. Why? Because you're a fat, blabby bald guy who was never an athlete. It's sad that you basically live the life of a 12 year old, petty jealousies and all.
Also, I hear that instead of a golf cart, he will be allowed to strap his bag onto the back of a Harley. Any truth to that rumor?
Charity? Please. How much does Ben's presence really influence the charitable contributions. Does he let people take a picture with his plated jaw in exchange for a contribution? Of course not. Come up with some facts on how his appearance influcences the money raised and we'll talk.
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