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This whole Ben Roethlisberger sex scandal is just so odd, isn’t it?
I mean, you never quite know how to take it when you hear of a professional athlete getting acused of something so serious. Or at least I don’t.
Naturally, we start by juding their prior behaviour. You can pick through Ben’s history with tweezers and not find drama. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t do it.
As her account goes, she was the concierge at his hotel (he was at some golf event in Lake Tahoe), and he asked her to step into his room to look at his broken TV. She comes in, and they (allegedly) have sex that only one person wanted to have, which, is sorta frowned upon by every person ever (not to make light of a potentially serious crime).
It’s tough to form opinions on this stuff, because if he really did it, what an awful, sick, burn-in-hell human it turns out he is. But if he didn’t do it, it still sucks for him - once “accused of rape” is on your resume, it always kinda mars your reputation, convicted or not. It’s just such a shady situation. It doesn’t help her case that you could see why she’d make something like that up if it turns out that she is slightly off-in-the-head. There’s the national attention, plus, the guy is loaded.
I don’t think Ben’s guilty, for two reasons: One, his prior record of misbehaving (never, aside from a sober motorcycle crash), and two, the fact that she’s listed something like eight people as defendants in a rape case, which unfortunately starts her off on the crazy-looking foot.
And other times, I think, wait… Isn’t my blog way too light-hearted for a topic like this? And it is. So I apologize. Won’t happen again. Let’s ask questions about more pressing issues…
One: Is there any stress that comes on quicker and stronger than being in the right lane with a “right lane must turn” sign (let alone the ominous “right lane ENDS” signs)? Especially with the cars to your left being in a steady, packed line? Sheer panic. Inner-skull pandemonium.
Two: Why won’t the CFL just accept its role as an NFL farm system? Everything would work a whole lot smoother (and develop more players, and better), if they just used a normal sized ball, and had an appropriate sized field. Like adults do. Know your role, CFL. Right?
Three: Can you watch the pirate (with the four wood limbs) on family guy and not laugh?
Four: What baseball player would depress you the most to find out did steroids during their career? Gotta be Cal Ripken, doesn’t it? Mr. Iron Man himself?
Five: Is there any word in our language more homosexual word than the word ”prancing” (especially in fuschia)? Not really the way any male wants any of his movements described. Just a thought.
Ha, so yeah, there’s a non-hockey pop quiz for today. Enjoy the lull and enjoy the sun, before you know it’ll be strong coffee, slapshots and saves allll over again.