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Monday, September 04, 2006

Ben There, Done That

In an effort to earn extra miles in UPMC's Frequent Flyer program, Ben Roethlisberger was rushed to the hospital yesterday for his third operation in ten months. This time he decided to try the "Emergency Appendectomy".

I can only assume that when Coach Cowher announced that Ben wouldn't be playing in the season opener this Thursday against Miami, several paramedic teams were quickly dispatched to Chupkas on the South Side to attend to the multiple heart attacks.

Come on. First it was the toe. Then the thumb. Followed by the face through the windshield. Now an emergency appendectomy? I say enough is enough. Football's a tough game with no room for pansies. Hell, I'm pretty sure Bill Walsh once gave Ronnie Lott an emergency appendectomy on the sidelines during a game. Without anesthesia. Look it up if you don't believe me.

Think of the fantasy football players, Ben. It's time to man up.

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