The Trip That Saved Pittsburgh
Updated: January 20, 2006, 5:18 PM ET
The tackle made by Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on Indianapolis Colts CB Nick Harper last weekend is, of course, leading to a merchandising opportunity. Roethlisberger, who came into the game with two career tackles, saved the game by tackling Harper, who could have taken it all the way had he not been tripped by Big Ben. So merchandise stores in Pittsburgh are selling "The Tackle" shirts for $18 each. The shirt is strange in that it has no logos on it -- which usually means it is unlicensed. It doesn't even have Roethlisberger's picture in it, featuring only his number, signature and the address to his official Web site. What makes it even stranger is that the shirts aren't even being sold on his Web site. We'll try to get the bottom of this.
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