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Written by Cotter   
June 21, 2010 11:09
EverybodyHatesBen

So, I know I said I wasn't going to write a post about this, but I also once said I wasn't a collossal nerd, and yet, here I am writing this blog going on four years.

Anyway, once upon a time, Forbes was a well(enough)-regarded business magazine, writing for a general corporate audience of slicked hair and pinstripes (probably still is, but that doesn't jive with where I'm going here, so whatev). 

Then, the internet happened.

Now it seems the tail wags the dog, and page views drive content; content doesn't drive page views (or at least that's what I gather).

Not that this makes it any different than a thousand other sites/media outlets (and yes, blogs) vying for your attention amidst an ever-widening ocean of white noise.

But it does somewhat help explain why it would choose to feature a story that contains the keywords "Tiger Woods" and "Ben Roethlisberger," when the two are high in the running for most read about celebrities of 2010 (so far, anyway).

In any case, so 57% of whoever their survey company contacted said they disliked Ben.

Easily the most surprising news of the year, I know (you mean, Ricky Martin is GAY?!?!).

I don't blame you for scratching your head.

I can hardly believe it myself.

All kidding aside, I actually think the most interesting part of this waste of otherwise perfectly good labor is that at #2, AL DAVIS made the list ahead of Big Ben (and only 3% points behind Mike Vick for the crown)!

If this were 1979, I'm sure I'd get it.

But for the better part of the last decade, Al Davis has been little more than a punchline (though Jamarcus Russell and Lane Kiffin probably aren't laughing).

Maybe this means they polled Raiders fans?

Either way, couldn't care less.

If this "story" outrages you, go find a Steeler blog that cares.

And no, I'm not linking to this crap.

Thank you for your time, you've been a lovely audience.

Try the veal.

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