Everyone has to have a website these days. Especially professional athletes who use it to reach out to their fans. Here at the Sports Pulse I'm going to be reviewing websites of the rich and famous athlete. These are their own official personal websites. I'm sure some are more hands on with their website than others.
Today's first installment we'll start with Ben Roethlisberger's website (first of all does anyone really know how to spell his last name without cheating? I never can. I always type in "Ben" and then R-o-e-t-h…then I type in some random letters in Google and let them spell it for me.)
Ben's website is called Bigben7.com and the website layout is about as simple as the name. There are the usual news updates, pictures, bio, and a message board. There is a store where you can buy merchandise but the store's website looks like a mom and pop shop. I did notice a picture of a Steelers fan looking like he is wearing a George Bush mask. Is he trying to tell us something?
He puts up game worn or autographed items on Ebay. Right now you can bid on a game worn cleat on Ebay though it doesn't say if proceeds from the auction go to charity. We don't think he's going broke. We doubt he's spending all his money on weekly hot towel beard shavings.
What makes his website unique is that he has a blog that he semi-updates. When he does update it's usually begins with "Sorry it's been so long…" or "Sorry it's been a couple days…". So you get the idea he doesn't update it regularly. He says he's usually busy with practice and getting ready for the game. Steeler fans must be happy to know a blog doesn't affect his gameplay.
His most recent post has someone saying Ben is very busy preparing for the Super Bowl and won't post again till mid-February. That hasn't stopped fans from commenting (820 comments and counting just on that post). Recent posts have pictures of him at WWE and wishing his dad a happy birthday.
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