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    NEWSLETTERS

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    MIAMI - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is lifted into the air by offensive linemen Ramon Foster #73 after Roethlisberger's touchdown pass to tight end Heath Miller #83 in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Steelers defeated the Dolphins 30-24. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ben Roethlisberger;Ramon Foster

    Ben Roethlisberger is about to start his third Super Bowl in his brief career.

    He's rarely defeated in postseason play and now has a chance at history.

    Also, he's kind of a polarizing figure.

    On more than one occasion, the 28-year-old quarterback has been accused of sexual misconduct with college co-eds, though no charges have ever been brought up against him. Most recently, this past off-season saw him get in the spotlight for the wrong reasons again down in Georgia, which led to a six-game suspension by the NFL that was later reduced to four games for good behavior.

    The Steelers went 3-1 without Roethlisberger and hit the ground running when he returned.

    Now, with a win on Sunday in Super Bowl XLV, Roethlisberger will disgust many of his haters by winning his third Super Bowl title before his 30th birthday, joining some select company with the likes of Tom Brady and local hero Troy Aikman, who won three championships in four years with the Cowboys.

    And there's really not much logic to say Roethlisberger won't surpass those two and join even more select company (Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana) by winning a fourth ring in his career.

    Hell, what's to say he won't win five? The Steelers are always good, always have one of the league's best defenses and are still young in several key positions.

    So yes, chances are, Big Ben will end his career as one of the, if not the most decorated quarterback in NFL history.

    God help us.