Posts Tagged ‘Ben Roethlisberger


Hines Ward Shows a Bit of Hypocrisy

A few weeks back when Ben Roethlisberger was forced out of the Steelers lineup with concussion symptoms, his top receiver, Hines Ward questioned Ben’s toughness.

“I’ve lied to a couple of doctors saying ‘I’m straight, I feel good,’ when I knew I’m really not straight. But I don’t think guys really think about the future when they’re playing currently in the NFL,” Ward told Bob Costas, “Trust me, the players, they wanna go out there because these games, you don’t get back. You’re never gonna get this Baltimore-Pittsburgh game back.”

Fast forward to this week and coach Mike Tomlin’s announcement today that Ward is “very questionable” to play this Sunday.

I thought every game mattered Hines….

[NFL and NFL Fanhouse]


Roethlisberger Takes on Professional Wrestling

Last night Ben Roethlisberger stopped by WWE Monday Night Raw, alas, he was totally spontaneously interrupted by Big Show and Chris Jericho. Showing the same poise that he has in the pocket, Ben sidestepped their aggression and called an audible, bringing out his offensive line. They squared off against Big Show for a moment before he cut his losses and left.

At least briefly. This time when Big Show returned Roethlisberger had even more help on his side when the tag-team D-Generation X came out and joined forces with the assembled Steelers. The Big Show was scared off and so there’s only two things to do, DANCE and PREEN!



The Lanes Must Be Slick

Get ready Steelers fans, this video of Ben Roethlisberger bowling is apparently from a few days after he was carted off the field with a concussion. Roethlisberger, who is an avid bowler seems to be suffering some of the effects of the concussion still. Check it out.

Of course, the smart guy who posted the video said Roethlisberger either doesn’t know that when Roethlisberger got hurt it was 2008, not 2007, or this video is really old. Either way, Roethlisberger falls down and I laugh so, win/win.


Roethlisberger is a “Girl”

The clearest example of the “success” of my fantasy football team can be seen by noticing that in a 2 QB league, I was left starting only one quarterback for multiple weeks. That QB? The lowest ranked field general in the NFL, one Matt Hasselback. Sigh.

So, if I actually cared about fantasy football I’d be really saddened by this, fortunately, I don’t! Thankfully I can instead pay attention to how Hasselback seems to be an actually cool dude, and one with a good sense of humor. Take this story out of Seattle about Hasselback spending the day with his new buddy, sixth grader Andy Co.

Hasselback started the day off by showing up at Co’s house in a limo, playing some Madden–Hasselback’s Seahawks lost there too, to the 49’ers no less–before going to Andy’s school and talking with the students there.

This was all arranged because Co won a contest sponsored by the NFL supporting their “Play 60” campaign to push kids to do 60 minutes of exercise a day.

The assembly was interrupted by a fire drill, but Hasselback took it all in stride and had a good time. During the Q+A a girl asked, “Do you think girls should be allowed to play in the NFL?”

“Girls can play in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger plays for the Steelers, right?” Hasselbeck quipped, backtracking immediately saying “Joking. Totally joking. That was a joke.”

[King 5]


Roethlisberger Hates on Cheerleaders

In this week’s Monday Night Football matchup the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face off against the Washington Redskins but for players like Ben Roethlisberger this game won’t be a fun one to play. “I’m not a big fan of playing there because it is loud, they’re really good at home…” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Seems fair, I can’t imagine it’s a lot of fun having 50,000 people rooting against you and hoping for your failure, but then again, he’s a professional athlete and should be used to it. But wait, there’s more, that wasn’t the end of the quote! He went on to voice his real displeasure with playing the Redskins, “…they try to make their cheerleaders stretch in our tunnel before we come out of the locker room. That’s just not good. The couple of preseason games I’ve played down there, we’ve seen it,” Roethlisberger said, “It can be [a distraction], let’s be truthful. They’ve done it before. I’ve heard a rumor that they’re not allowed to do it anymore.”

It’s true, the league last year instituted a rule colloquially known as the “Redskins Rule” wherein the cheerleaders are not supposed to warm up in front of the visiting team’s locker room entrance. Since there are multiple entrances and such somehow the Redskins’ ladies are able to get around this rule. Meanwhile, for Roethlisberger their T&A is simply too much for he and his teammates to handle. Most players thought this ruling was an overreaction and unnecessary but clearly Roethlisberger disagrees. Hey guys, why not just play the game and THEN worry about banging the cheerleaders? You make millions of dollars, I’m sure you can charm them. So stop whining, take a peek and then go about your job.

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January 2023