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Big Ben's bathroom reminder: Super Bowl nameplate

Posted on: April 17, 2011 2:39 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The Super Bowl loss to the Green Bay Packers did not go over well with Ben Roethlisberger, as you might expect. In fact, I remember standing with Gregg Doyel, who would later write this piece about how much it hurt Ben, watching a suddenly beardless Ben get dressed while being carefully guarded from speaking with the media. (Yes, that sentence sounds ended up worse than I thought it would.)

As further proof of how much the loss hurt him, though, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers up this proof: Ben's got his Super Bowl nameplate positioned in a prominent spot in his bathroom.

"The day I got back, I took my nameplate from my locker -- 'Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl XLV' -- and it's sitting underneath my mirror in my bathroom," Roethlisberger said. "I want to see that every day. It hurts a lot."

Losing a Super Bowl was a new experience for Roethlisberger, who'd won his first two starts in the big one, and it's clearly not something he's going to quickly forget.

"The first loser, and that kills me," Ben said. "Until I can get back to that point, I want to remember the pain, and it's going to burn in me until we can get back and win one. If it never happens, I'll be killed, but I'm going to do my best to get back there."

Roethlisberger also added that he "wants to get one more than anybody else" -- winning last year's Super Bowl against the Packers would have put him in a pretty good position to eclipse the current high of four (Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana are the only quarterbacks with that many each).

Now Ben needs three titles to top Bradshaw and Montana, which is still an absolute possibility, but not something anyone would expect at this point.

Then again, Roethlisberger's also now firmly aware of the devastating pain that comes with actually losing one, and that could end up providing more motivation than any bathroom mirror ever could.

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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 11:07 pm

Big Ben's bathroom reminder: Super Bowl nameplate

No one expected the Steelers to be in the playoffs this year, but the Steelers were. No one expected Steelers to get into the Super Bowl, but the Steelers were. I along with very few loyal Steeler fans believed Steelers could get it done. Eat it Haters!! Ben hasn't won his last Super Bowl in a Steelers uniform. You better believe it. Surprised??SurprisedDon't be......STAY JEALOUS!!Cool

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 7:57 pm

Big Ben's bathroom reminder: Super Bowl nameplate

We can only hope that a scumbag like little benny never wins another superbowl.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2011 4:06 pm

Big Ben's bathroom reminder: Super Bowl nameplate

"The first loser, and that kills me..."

This guy is simply a disaster waiting to happen.  Hating to lose is one thing.  Not being able to handle loss is another.  When something means THAT much to you you're going to do self-destructing things like rape chicks in a bar bathroom, get into careless motorcycle accidents, treat your fans and family like crap, etc.  In fact, I believe this past superbowl in his mind was supposed to be his 'redeeming' factor for what he has done.  This guy keeps proving at best he needs serious help and at worst is an unrepentant p.o.s.

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