Football is not typically known for its touching, weepy, or heartfelt moments. But after watching the Steelers fight for every point with their third-string quarterback Charlie Batch against the Ravens this past Sunday, and then pull out an unexpected and unlikely win, I smiled when Batch hugged injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It’s a moment that has been childishly mocked and ridiculed by peanut-brained caveman creatures with grossly overactive testosterone, but I thought it was a beat-the-odds victory that deserved a hug, dance, hula, or any other gesture that Batch deemed appropriate. It was his moment, after all, so just step aside and leave him to it.
“I knew going into it that I had to play better,” Batch said. “I had to go out there and lead this offense the way that I know I can” (source: WTAE.com).
In short, Kimmy said it best on BoringPittsburgh.com: “If this is the last time we see Batch on a football field there’s nothing else to say but thank you, Charlie!”
Oh, and that other sport I liked to write about, you know, the one with sticks and pucks? Like the Energizer bunny, the NHL lockout is still going. Over one-third of the season has now been canceled, with most disputes being money-related. Funny, why does this image come to mind?: