Several weeks ago, just as the Ben Roethisberger sexual assault case in Georgia was breaking , I put up my first post for this website.
At the time, I didn’t think more than 10 or 12 people would see it. I really thought I was writing it for myself and it would be a tree falling in the internet forest. It was a brand new website, afterall, and nobody knew it was there.
Bob Smizik was kind enough to give me a plug on his Post Gazette blog and all Hell broke loose. I recieved over 5,000 unique visitors in the first three days and it wasn’t long before I had 15,000.
I was being quoted on the radio in Chicago and Tampa and probably lots of other places. My original little column was linked to, at one point, 127 other websites.
I was quoted on ESPN.com and profootballtalk.com. Sirius satellite radio called and asked me to do what ended up being a 20 minute interview.
Mark Madden ripped me on his radio show and I had people visiting the website to tell me that I was going to be sued and that I was out of line for writing so many mean things about the Steelers’ quaarterback.
That was then. I’d like you to read that original post now and see if it seems all that outrageous.
Does all the fuss that it caused seem a little ridiculous now?
I took a lot of heat for saying that it, since there were witnesses saying that Roethlisberger didn’t appear to be drinking, the possibility that he was high on something else should be considered. And I asked if you would be surprised if that turned out to be the case.
Do you think there’s an outside chance that the Milledgeville Cops and/or the GBI considered that possibility and might have asked that question during the course of their investigation?
Something tells me that, if I had written that original post today, it would have been almost like a tree falling in the forest.
Does calling him a bad citizen seem all that out of line right now?
How about a jackass?
If you see Ben, tell him I said thanks for helping Just Watch The Game get out of the gate.