October 28, 2005

Point Reluctantly Accepted

A PITTSBURGH AREA man was recently fined $300 after claiming to be Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Associated Press has reported:

Brian Jackson of Brentwood pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges yesterday. Authorities say Jackson pretended to be quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Brian St. Pierre to two women so he could date them. Jackson gave one of the women a signed football and signed Roethlisberger's name on a Steelers jersey owned by the woman's neighbor.

The best comment thus far about Jackson's Big Ben impersonation has come from Stephen Silver, who said, "And yet, he still did a better job of it than Tommy Maddox did."

Now, if you ask me, a Minnesota Vikings fan has no right to talk smack about ANY competing football franchise, particularly the Pittsburgh Steelers. But, I must reluctantly accept his point. At least until Dec. 18, when the Steelers shall undoubtedly crush the Vikings in Minnesota.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 28, 2005 11:01 AM | TrackBack

The Vikings had a lot more fun on their bye week than the Steelers did.

Posted by: Stephen Silver at October 28, 2005 06:16 PM

It is understandable that Mr. Jackson impersonated only Big Ben and Brian St. Pierre among Steeler quarterbacks. After his bumbling play against Jacksonville, Tommy Maddox is no chick magnet in the Steel City. Still it is hard to fathom how any well brought up Pittsburgh girl could be taken in by an imitation Big Ben Roethlisberger.

Posted by: Swammi in Solon at October 29, 2005 09:05 AM