Men Are From Mars: Women, Steelers Searching For Common Ground

Tommy WritersonContributor IMarch 29, 2010

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 23: In this handout image provided by Disney, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes (right) shows off his culinary skills during a cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Stefano 'Chef Steff' Tedeschi at an NFL reception at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort on March 23, 2010 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images)
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Santonio Holmes found time to hang with Emeril Lagasse (EDIT: actually, just some random chef) during his recent trip to Orlando. He also found time to throw glass at a woman's face.


Now, according to the write-up, Holmes and the woman in question differ on their opinions as to whether throwing glass at someone's face should be considered illegal.

The woman thinks that it should.

Holmes begs to differ.

The police were also present, discussing the matter amongst themselves. It appears that they sided with Santonio.

But this latest issue shows a troubling trend of women and Steelers clashing on these kinds of issues. This isn't the first time. Or the second time. Or the third time. Or the fourth time. Or the fifth time. Or...wait. It may be the fifth time.

A few years ago, James Harrison righteously disagreed with his girlfriend regarding the baptism of their son. She apparently did not want to have the child baptized and yada yada yada, nag nag nag.

So, Harrison did what any man would do in this situation...he broke her door down and slapped her glasses off. Boys will be boys.

Right on the heels of this incident, former Steelers WR Cedric Wilson was charged with punching his girlfriend in the face at a restaurant (you can read about this in the previous link). Steelers management rightfully sided with the woman on this one.

You just cannot punch women in restaurants. Have you no decency, Cedric?

Wilson was cut shortly following his stunning lack of decorum, as the Steelers will not stand for this.

Also covered in the link was a previous allegation of assault against the man of the hour, Santonio Holmes. Apparently, like many of us, Holmes just doesn't get women. Hey, men are from Mars, women are from Venus, right?

And now Holmes is back in the same boat, the U.S.S. Assault.

Ben Roethlisberger can't find any common ground with women on proper sexual behavior in public restrooms. Santonio Holmes just does not seem to be able to read women very well. James Harrison does not like to knock. Greg Lloyd once pointed a gun at his ex-wife's head, as he has a difficult time expressing his emotions, just like most men.

I am hoping to see this pattern come to an end as Steelers and women learn about each other and what makes each other tick. One day, I hope that both sides will be able to develop an ability to co-exist in society. Steelers and women...you aren't that different. Let's see some progress!


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