Roethlisberger, Bradshaw Are Steeler Legends; The Similarities End There

March 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ben Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw have both won multiple Super Bowls. Bradshaw is a Hall of Famer, Roethlisberger's career is headed in that direction.
They have both established themselves among the all-time Steeler greats.
That's where the similarities come to a screeching halt.
I grew up following Bradshaw's career in the 70's. Bradshaw was a good ol' boy. He spent his offseasons on his ranch, tending to his cattle.
I never worried about Terry getting himself into trouble. I wondered when he might show up in another one of those Burt Reynolds' movies, or if he would be appearing on the next episode of Hee Haw.
Bradshaw was thought of as sort of a country bumpkin. His intelligence was often questioned, but never his character.
Roethlisberger? That's a different story.
"Big Ben" has often been reckless. Sometimes he appears to lack common sense. He has been accused of sexual assault twice in less than a year.
His careless actions are a black...

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