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Steelers backup Bruce Gradkowski stars in great 1-800-BACKUP spoof (video)


During his two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and ironman Ben Roethlisberger refusing to come out of games, backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has made one paltry appearance, during which he had no passes attempted and only two rushes for -2 yards, presumably for kneel-downs in the victory formation.

Gradkowski made light of his status as the Steelers resident clipboard holder with a clever little spoof for “1-800-BACKUP,” where it is demonstrated that not only is he able to be on-call on the sideline, he can serve in the same capacity in the home.

Demonstrating how he can step in for incompetent, ineffectual and frustrated men and capably complete their chores, he can also cook, play with the kids and cause the lady of the house to make goo-goo eyes while clutching glasses of wine, even giving mom a nice — but awkward — rub down at the dinner table in front of the kids.

Sadly, when the man is ready to resume his role as starting Dad-Husband, the wife treats him like a domestic Wally Pipp and sends him on his way.

Pretty good stuff.