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6 Reasons why Rodgers is better than Roethlisberger


6 Reasons why Rodgers is better than Roethlisberger

By Mary Paoletti

You think you know, but you don't know.

1. Roethlisberger's go-to touchdown celebration: the spike.


This is the least original end zone option picked by a quarterback in the history of end zone options. And you can get an 8x10 glossy of it on for two dollars and 47 cents -- a sale price -- down from 7.

Aaron Rodgers, however, would like to show you his Championship Belt.


2. Rodgers is sneaky. I hold a great deal of respect for sneaky people (as long as they aren't desirous of hurting me). Roethlisberger... lacks subtlety.

3. Being the quarterback of an NFL franchise -- and, thus, a celebrity of sorts -- must be tremendously stressful. It's a natural and healthy thing for a guy to want to blow off steam through a hobby. Rodgers plays guitar as an outlet. Good thinking!

Roethlisberger likes dangerous diversions that the NFL has to discipline him for. Like riding motorcycles. (And he's not even good at doing it.)

4. People are calling Roethlisberger's Super Bowl run 'a story of redemption'. Rodgers is automatically better because he battled his way to Dallas without doing stupid stuff. Like crashing a motorcycle.

5. Rodgers has said that, in tough times (like having to see Favre naked in the locker room with no option of filing a lawsuit), "I reached out to a number of people... and was able to really get some good advice throughout. I just tried to stay true to my character." Nice sentiment, right?

Roethlisberger deals with difficulties in negative ways, such as getting wasted, which is not so nice. No wonder he crashes things.

6. Aaron Rodgers does amazing things for people. I'm not talking about signing jerseys and posing for photos with a couple of kids; the guy is earnestly involved in battling childhood cancers and blood disorders.

Roethlisberger has also done stuff for charity, but want to know the difference between his philanthropy and Aaron's? The stuff that Big Ben does when the news cameras aren't around and he's free to follow his natural whims isn't so charitable to his fellow man.

Or motorcycle.

Harvard beats Yale 24-3 in 'The Game'


Harvard beats Yale 24-3 in 'The Game'

Kurt Rawlings threw for 177 yards and a touchdown to lead Yale over rival Harvard 24-3 on Saturday at Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., securing the Bulldogs' first outright Ivy League championship in 37 years.

Yale beat its rival for the second year in a row, this time capping a 9-1 season (6-1 in the Ivy League) and running its all-time record in the series known as "The Game" to 67-59-8. It's the first time the Bulldogs have won two in a row in the rivalry since a three-year winning streak from 1998-2000. Yale went 3-7 last season.

Yale's defense held Harvard (5-5, 3-4 Ivy) to 164 total yards, sacked Harvard QB Jake Smith six times and forced four Crimson turnovers, including a fumble that was returned 19 yards for a touchdown by the Bulldogs' Malcolm Dixon.