Football season really is underway now. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has created a little extra drama.
"Does any elite player publicly disclose his injuries more readily than Ben Roethlisberger?" asked SI's Jim Trotter before we could.
That's a rhetorical question because we know the answer. Roethlisberger seems to find extra motivation by letting everyone know what a badass he is. Like Ed Reed threatening retirement, fans know not to take the news too seriously.
This is part of how Roethlisberger prepares for football and it has worked for him. He's my favorite dark horse for this year's MVP. At age 30, I believe Big Ben still has another gear he can reach on the field while he creates his usual storylines through the media.
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The "Aggressive Jim Harbaugh Quote" will have to take two days off because the San Francisco 49ers coach isn't speaking to the media again until Friday. Instead, we'll bring you this quote from Jaguars punter Bryan Anger, proving once again that punters are people, too. Here's Anger talking about his decision to sing "Afternoon Delight" to his teammates.
"I was a little nervous going into it, but a punter's got to perform under pressure, right?" Anger told the Florida Times-Union.
Awkward. Even though the song was performed in honor of Anchorman, we couldn't help thinking of this.