Tuesday, September 13, 2011
At least he didn't say God made him turn the ball over 5 times... (Quotent Quotables)
"It hurts so much to lose, it's hard not to chuckle."
-- Ben Roethlisberger, in a press conference on Sunday.
Remember how "controversial" it was that Derek Anderson was laughing on the sidelines while getting paid $3.25 million to suck it up at Arizona? (Yes, people who think Arizona made a great move paying God's favorite/terrible wideout Larry Fitzgerald big bucks: that same crew paid Anderson $3.25 million to laugh at you).
Well, this year's "laughing in the face of losing" comes from Ben Roethlisberger, who was sacked four times, threw three interceptions, fumbled twice, and completed just about 50% of his passes against the Ravens in the opening game; that's the game, remember, that the players have all summer to get ready for.
Roethlisberger's rating was 2nd lowest in the league as of today -- ahead of only Donovan McNabb, who isn't playing for a team that won the AFC last year.
So you can see why he's laughing?
Oh, you can't?
Me, neither. Except that Roethlisberger is paid like Peyton Manning, and obviously no longer has to play like anyone to keep that money. After throwing away the Super Bowl last year by partying the week before, he's come into this season more determined than ever to prove that having as many Super Bowl rings as rape accusations is simply a statistical fluke.