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#1 Ray Ray Ravens

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

His name makes most Raven fans angry. I've taken my jabs at Ben from time to time. He is now giving funds to every police department for every away game city. This being said, do you think this is a publicity stunt or a genuine gesture for him? Or is he just trying to beef up security around himself?
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Big Ben has changed his life around. Don't believe me, fine, but he has gone from a punk to a nice guy.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

What's the charity? I would not call it turning his life around but growing up
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

I doubt you guys have followed him as well as we have, but go look at him from a personal level from here back to 2004. He really was a you know what back then, getting in trouble with the law and what not. But since 09-10 or so, he's been a much nicer character.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Whoop dee doo.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is the name of the charity.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

Going to Baltimore's K-9 department, I read.

Bet he get's little to no thanks. Doesn't matter really anyways.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

From experience it is amazing what marriage and the birth of a child will do to make a man grow up...And I GREW UP FAST.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'm not bashing the guy right now. I was looking for opinions in the matter. I will say thanks for the donation because it helps our city. I also think its mere pennies to him to try to build his character from what it once was/is. It's a stepping stone to what people can look up to as a super bowl winning quarterback.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

From experience it is amazing what marriage and the birth of a child will do to make a man grow up...And I GREW UP FAST.

A woman too lol I'm happy for him.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

A woman too lol I'm happy for him.

Yes...That is very true.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

With things like you gotta look past the uniform. If Ed Reed donated money to Pittsburgh I'd be the first to thank him.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

His name makes most Raven fans angry. I've taken my jabs at Ben from time to time. He is now giving funds to every police department for every away game city. This being said, do you think this is a publicity stunt or a genuine gesture for him? Or is he just trying to beef up security around himself?


I dont give a rats rear what his intentions are its a worthy cause and I appreciate his generosity.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

With things like you gotta look past the uniform. If Ed Reed donated money to Pittsburgh I'd be the first to thank him.

I doubt the FIRST.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

When we were visiting the inlaws up in Deep Creek MD, we were watching the "local" news which was Pittsburgh ( yeah I know )
They had a story about a little league football team that earned their way into the playoffs. The problem was they could not afford to fly every one out to where the game was.
Well Ben got word of this and chartered a plane for them, as well as got them all new uniforms and equipment and made a personal appearance to get them riled up before they left.

On the field I pretty much hate the guy. Off the field, he is alright with me.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

With things like you gotta look past the uniform. If Ed Reed donated money to Pittsburgh I'd be the first to thank him.


It's really not about the uniform with him. I respect most Steelers players, even if I hate their team. Even Hines Ward, probably the most hated Steeler around these parts, I still don't hate him as a human being. I've always disliked Roethlisburger for his character, and would continue to do so no matter what team he was on. That being said, seems like he's doing a good thing with this, and if it's true that he's improved himself so much over the past few years, then props to him for it. As you say, you guys would know more about it than we would.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:00 AM

Going to Baltimore's K-9 department, I read.

Bet he get's little to no thanks. Doesn't matter really anyways.


Most public figures don't receive much attention for their philanthropy...
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Honestly, I am surprised that you (Poe) got second. After the draft I thought your team was doomed for failure.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

Good for him, that he finally got his life straight. People do deserve second chances in life. Just don't expect me to say that, when he plays against us. That's when I join the Rapistburger chorus. Oh, the sweet melody.^^
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

Good to see we have SOME common ground.
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