Ben Roethlisberger is taking notice of critics who think he doesn’t care anymore in light of his flirtation with retirement in the offseason.
Roethlisberger said his teammates, coaches and those in his inner circle know how he deals with the game day-to-day. After a slow start to the season, Roethlisberger’s passer rating has climbed to 87.8 after he threw for 1,076 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions over his past four games.
Said Roethlisberger, who is in his 14th season, “I’ve done this long enough, too, that I can let [criticism] roll off my back.”
Rather than just hand out turkeys or give the children a Thanksgiving meal, Allen gave the children $70 apiece and a Thanksgiving grocery list so he could teach them about shopping on a budget.
Allen stopped by the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, New York, on Monday to work with 25 middle schoolers from Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Inc., according to Nets Daily. The kids were thrilled to meet Allen, so he got to know some of them and gave out Nets hats to his young fans before they hit the aisles.
One might think that offering an awesome budgeting activity to children would come from someone well versed in managing expenses over many years. Allen is just 19 years old. Even that fact came as a shock to the kids.
The Rockies have a real shot at building on last season’s improvement with the right additions this winter. There are a lot of spots GM Jeff Bridich might target, though. There is a clear need to build the bullpen back up with Greg Holland, Jake McGee and Pat Neshek on the free-agent market. But the Rockies also need to address the catcher position and make a key determination on whether they can hold steady on the outfield corners by going young with David Dahl and Raimel Tapia.