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Blazedby92
09-11-2009, 03:05 PM
PITTSBURGH – The Tennessee Titans called heads, the coin came up tails, and while 65,110 fans at Heinz Field roared their powerful roars and waved their Terrible Towels, Ben Roethlisberger(notes) sidled up to a ballboy and made a four-word request.


Get me my hat.

A brutally physical NFL season opener between the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans was deadlocked and headed for overtime late Thursday night, and the quarterback’s statement carried an unspoken but obvious tagline: Get me my hat, because I’m about to take us down the field for the winning points, and I want to cover up my sweaty hair when I do that postgame interview with Andrea Kremer.


And what did the ballboy do?


“He got me my hat,” Roethlisberger said about half an hour later as he undressed at his locker, grinning like a schoolboy who’d just drained a game-winning jumper at the recess bell.


Smart kid, that ballboy. Clutch dude, that quarterback. Right now, with apologies to the NFL’s two reigning greats in New England and Indy, is there any passer you’d rather have with the ball in his hands and the game on the line than Big Ben?

LatrobePA
09-11-2009, 03:24 PM
PITTSBURGH – The Tennessee Titans called heads, the coin came up tails, and while 65,110 fans at Heinz Field roared their powerful roars and waved their Terrible Towels, Ben Roethlisberger(notes) sidled up to a ballboy and made a four-word request.


Get me my hat.

A brutally physical NFL season opener between the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans was deadlocked and headed for overtime late Thursday night, and the quarterback’s statement carried an unspoken but obvious tagline: Get me my hat, because I’m about to take us down the field for the winning points, and I want to cover up my sweaty hair when I do that postgame interview with Andrea Kremer.


And what did the ballboy do?


“He got me my hat,” Roethlisberger said about half an hour later as he undressed at his locker, grinning like a schoolboy who’d just drained a game-winning jumper at the recess bell.


Smart kid, that ballboy. Clutch dude, that quarterback. Right now, with apologies to the NFL’s two reigning greats in New England and Indy, is there any passer you’d rather have with the ball in his hands and the game on the line than Big Ben?

Gave me chills! Good stuff!

Though I wasn't blessing him early in the game, like I did at the end!

Blazedby92
09-11-2009, 03:29 PM
Yeah I don't want him to change right now but sometimes he just needs to just throw it away. Seems like he does it sometimes just to prove to people he can do it and it gets him into trouble like a 19 yard loss.

LatrobePA
09-11-2009, 03:34 PM
Here's the full artice:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-thegameface091009&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

BlitzburghRockCity
09-11-2009, 03:50 PM
How can you not love this guy, he just exudes confidence and he knows if given the chance he's got the stuff to get the job done. His teammates believe in him, the coaches do, the fans, he's the guy you want with the game on the line. Let's not take anything away from Hines, Santonio, Heath and the rest of the offense because they come up big as much as Ben does.