A lot of entertainment and sports celebrities have blogs, but you have to wonder if they're really doing the writing themselves (and, if they even realize they have a blog).
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has had a blog since April 2004 and appears to be somewhat active with posting his thoughts. To his credit, he admits when his agent, Ryan Tollner, actually does the writing, transcribing Roethlisberger's thoughts.
You see, Roethlisberger is very busy this week, preparing for the biggest football game of his career on Sunday.
While you wouldn't consider Roethlisberger a voracious blogger, the insight he does provide is unique. As he prepares for Super Bowl XL, his post from yesterday reveals that "the importance of this whole event will probably set in. Not that I need to be reminded of the importance of the Super Bowl ... I've been thinking about it my whole life!"
This is the beauty of blogging and the technologies available in 2006. How cool would it have been to read Roger Maris' blog in 1961 when he was chasing Babe Ruth's home run record? I wonder if Joe DiMaggio would have shared his thoughts during his 56-game hitting streak?
While Roethlisberger's comments are surely tempered, it's still kind of neat to hear from him during the biggest week of his life. His readers think so too, as the hundreds of comments attest.