If you have social media there are times when your mind is swirling and you log onto whichever platform you prefer. You sit and stare at the screen and consider putting your thoughts and feelings out for everyone to read.
After all, who doesn’t love some sympathy, and the age old saying of how misery loves company. However, most of us realize before hitting the “POST”, “SEND” or “TWEET” button we would be much better off just deleting the thought and moving on with our lives.
For professional athletes, many are building more than a career, but a brand. Antonio Brown is one of the more famous doing this as he gives fans an inside glimpse into his life by showing what he eats, how he trains and how he gives back to fans in his most unique way.
Brown isn’t the only member of the Pittsburgh Steelers out there trying to build something outside the world of football. His teammate Le’Veon Bell is among the many who have used their social media accounts to help promote something other than football. While James Harrison peddles his supplement line, Bell promotes his rap music in hopes of furthering his music career.
However, there are times when Bell falls into the trap which I described at the beginning of the article. It was Bell who sent out the message about how it is hard to be a hero in a city which paints him as the villain. And on Monday he sent out another tweet with a very odd message for the fan base, and possibly the organization.
For those who don’t know, September 9th, 2018 is when the Steelers open up the regular season in Cleveland against the Browns.
You might be reading this thinking there isn’t anything cryptic about this message, but I disagree. Bell has made his stance very clear regarding his willingness to sit out all offseason programs if he is playing the 2018 season under the franchise tag, like he did last year.
Is he suggesting he is still planning on doing the same, or just how excited he is to step back on the field with the goal of a Super Bowl trophy in mind?
Then there is the hashtag #JustBePatient.
You can read into this however you’d like, but patience is certainly not something this fan base embraces very often. Should they be patient in getting a deal done? Or should they be patient in waiting for Bell to be turned loose on the Browns in Week 1?
No matter how you slice it, Bell is at least showing he is ready for the upcoming season. As for how and when he shows up...that is anyone’s guess.