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« on: Dec 26, 2007 at 17:59 »

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07360/844621-100.stm
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2007 at 19:15 »

Congrats to Silverback.  Although I think you'd have to be clinically insane to argue #7 isn't the most valuable player.

Cue the pft and kffl rumors about Ben's big head costing him the team mvp.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2007 at 19:18 »

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2007 at 23:25 »

With all due respect to Silverback and the hell of a season he had, the team dropped the ball on this one.

Ben, without question, is the team MVP.  He is the team's best player, and the most valuable to the team's success.  If you could take one person out of the game, every opponent would choose to remove Ben.

 
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2007 at 23:58 »

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If you could take one person out of the game, every opponent would choose to remove Ben.

Agreed. My common analogy is "if you could drive a Chrysler New Yorker directly into one our players while they zipped around on a motorbike sans helmet to best completely ruin our season who would it be?" and I'm sure Ben would be the unanimous call.

 
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 12:27 »

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POSTED 10:10 a.m. EST, December 27, 2007

BIG BEN STILL NOT A BIG MAN IN LOCKER ROOM?

In 2005, we heard plenty of rumors that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't one of the most popular guys among Steelers players.  A Super Bowl win diluted such talk, and his popularity took a back seat last season to his near-death experience after driving a motorcycle into a car.

This year, we'd assumed that everything had changed.  Apparently, it hasn't.

Though Roethlisberger wasn't named a team captain at the start of the season, the fact that Hines Ward received the nod for the offense didn't raise eyebrows.  More recently, after having one of the better passing seasons of any quarterback in franchise history, Roethlisberger wasn't named the MVP of the team.

The award, determined via a vote of players, was given to linebacker James Harrison, an undrafted defender who started for the first time this year.

Not to take anything away from Harrison, but how could it not have been Big Ben?  It surely wasn't a product of his performance; we can only assume that there's something else that prompted players not to vote for Roethlisberger.

 
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 12:46 »

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With all due respect to Silverback and the hell of a season he had, the team dropped the ball on this one.

Ben, without question, is the team MVP.  He is the team's best player, and the most valuable to the team's success.  If you could take one person out of the game, every opponent would choose to remove Ben.
 :sheep1:  :sheep2:  :sheep1:

On both counts. Congrats to Harrison and Ben on great seasons!
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 13:24 »

The only reason they voted Harrison MVP is that he has leprosy.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 14:05 »

Bryant Gumbel said last week that Harrison is only good because of the scheme Pittsburgh runs on D.

They said it on TV so it must be true.
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 14:35 »

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Bryant Gumbel said last week that Harrison is only good because of the scheme Pittsburgh runs on D.

They said it on TV so it must be true.
Bryant Gumbel said it so it must be true.

Did you know that Al Gore plays tailback for the 49ers? Bryant Gumbel said so.
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 15:02 »

I am surprised no one here thinks there is some validity to the PFT claims.

There is no reason in the world Ben should not be team MVP.

It is entirely possible that his teammates may not like him that much.

Marino was not well liked in Miami and I am sure there are a number of other teams who had good QB's which they disliked for one reason or another.

Although Harrison had a great year he can be replaced easier than Ben.

I think Ben's teammates need to ask themselves what their record would be without Ben.

My guess is 6-10 without Ben and 10-6 without Harrison.
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 15:40 »

I frankly don't give a shit whether his teammates like him, whether they play cards together Friday nights, or whether they think he's dumb as a box of cat turds.  So long as they come together and play like a team, and Ben does what Ben does, let the team settle the beauty contests.  
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 15:41 »

Finny, you are exactly right.

It does not matter who they vote for as long as Ben keeps winning games.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 15:45 »

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I frankly don't give a shit whether his teammates like him, whether they play cards together Friday nights, or whether they think he's dumb as a box of cat turds.

And so long as #98 doesn't eat him.
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 19:22 »

Would any of you wanna be the one to tell Silverback you voted Roethlisberger?

Didn't think so.  It was a slam dunk.

 
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 27, 2007 at 20:34 »

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I frankly don't give a shit whether his teammates like him, whether they play cards together Friday nights, or whether they think he's dumb as a box of cat turds.

And so long as #98 doesn't eat him.
Snacks is a vegetarian.
He only eats Chunky VEGETABLE soup.

Ben is probably not an acceptable meal....



I agree.  Who gives a shit whether or not they like him as long as they play for him.
Although, I'd have to say, given the quotes you see in the press, I'd have a hard time really believing that they can't stand the guy.

Maybe they figure he's got several more comin', so let's give it to Silverback to show how much we appreciate how he stepped up.  AND to remind him that we gotta play the team whose asses he kicked this Sunday....


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