If you are not a football follower, Ben Roethlisberger is the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has just been suspended for 6 games for his actions. It will be all over the news, so I am sure you will see, read or hear about it and I do not need to go into details here. My beef is with Ben:
Dude, grow up.
You play for a team where the city lives and breathes their sports teams. I don’t think I have ever seen more black and gold than I have in Pittsburgh. You cannot go anywhere without seeing something with a beloved team (Steelers, Pirates or Penguins) on it, whether you are driving and see it on a city building, eating in a restaurant, shopping in a mall, heck, passing an athlete as you are walking down a city street. Pittsburgher’s LOVE their teams and those who play on them.
But I have to say Ben, that when you cross a line, your biggest fans from the city that loves you will shun you. They will still love you deep down, but they will also want to teach you a lesson that they were hoping you would learn on your own…
Kind of like the Michael Jackson song:
“Ben, you’re always running here and thereYou feel you’re not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don’t like what you find
There’s one thing you should know
You’ve got a place to go
(you’ve got a place to go)”
Pittsburgh wants you to realize that they want you to stay, but they will let you walk if they have to.
You have a good thing going…don’t blow it.