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BlitzburghRockCity
06-11-2010, 09:33 AM
http://kdka.com/video/?id=73194@kdka.dayport.com

This is a must see for every Steeler fan...it's about 22 min long but you owe it to yourself to watch it!

steelersgal86
06-11-2010, 12:04 PM
well worth watching...He really seems sincere...He really needed to do this...

lloydfan4life
06-11-2010, 12:12 PM
:yellowthumb: I'm cheering for him to follow through with the changes in his life outside of football.

It was refreshing to hear him realize/admit (in so many words) that over time he became arrogant and sees that and wants to change it. Good interview. Good for you, Ben.... now don't let us down!

LarryNJ
06-11-2010, 02:01 PM
Great interview, I concur he does sound sincere. I think it was very important to do an interview like this. Those short little read statements were BS. Best of luck to you Ben.

nuclearchihuahuas
06-11-2010, 07:34 PM
That was an excellent job by Ben to reach out to everyone. It seemed genuinely sincere and I wish him and us the best possible outcome.:cope:

steelersbabex25
06-11-2010, 09:24 PM
That was a great interview. I feel like he needed to come out and say this, and I'm glad that he did. (The boy cleans up well)

BlacknGold Bleeder
06-11-2010, 10:44 PM
Sounds sincere BUT who didn't expect this?? I'll bet my next paycheck that this is all being coordinated by some PR firm...

that being said his actions will speak louder than words.Talk is cheap,it's time to walk the walk...
can I fit anymore cliques in??:lol:

nuclearchihuahuas
06-11-2010, 10:51 PM
Sounds sincere BUT who didn't expect this?? I'll bet my next paycheck that this is all being coordinated by some PR firm...

that being said his actions will speak louder than words.Talk is cheap,it's time to walk the walk...
can I fit anymore cliques in??:lol:

Totally true...BUTI believe he is sincere...even if this is driven by a PR firm...I think he will walk the walk because he knows he needs to in order to continue his nice lifestyle and not lose everything he has worked for.

LarryNJ
06-12-2010, 08:14 AM
There's no doubt it's driven by a PR firm. But that's not a bad thing. He needs someone to teach him how to act.

A question for those in Pittsburgh. Is there a reason why he gave interviews to channel 2 & 4 but not 11?

lloydfan4life
06-12-2010, 10:19 AM
There's no doubt it's driven by a PR firm. But that's not a bad thing. He needs someone to teach him how to act.

A question for those in Pittsburgh. Is there a reason why he gave interviews to channel 2 & 4 but not 11?

not 100% on this but word has it that it was because channel 11 aired/posted those video interviews released by the authorities in Georgia. That's just what I heard about it. Don't know for certain. :dunno:

steelersgal86
06-13-2010, 09:32 AM
Sounds sincere BUT who didn't expect this?? I'll bet my next paycheck that this is all being coordinated by some PR firm...

that being said his actions will speak louder than words.Talk is cheap,it's time to walk the walk...
can I fit anymore cliques in??:lol:

yeah no doubt...knowing you I am sure you know more...

I do believe he is sincere....and he BETTER walk the walk!!!

Iron City South
06-13-2010, 11:53 AM
He's sorry alright .....

Sorry he got caught, then exposed, then his rep put into a PR tailspin.

StillerLady1029
06-17-2010, 01:42 PM
I saw this whole interview when it aired. I believe it was put together by his PR but you can't put together they way he preceives it. I believe he was sincere by the way he preceived the interview and did it very well. I agree though actions speak louder than words, feel if he is serious then we got our QB back and look forward to him playing like he used to when he started with the Steelers.

ejsteeler
06-17-2010, 02:09 PM
I also believe he is sincere at this point. The thing is, you get into game mode, are in the middle of all that chaos, and your basic instincts take over. His field play and management will take more effort to change (if it is even needed) than his off the field play, so to speak. :grin1:

Blazedby92
06-17-2010, 03:49 PM
Their back, all the Fair weather Ben fans, He was condenmed and now all the same people hear 1 interview and now he is in their good graces.

You all didn't believe him before (you know who you are) about being innocent but now he does one interview and it's all good as long as he is a good boy. Start of the season must be near.:evilshake:

StillerLady1029
06-18-2010, 06:58 AM
Yes when all the stuff was coming out about what Ben did we get mad specially when things kept happening. He is a player we want to believe in. Now for what I understand I think this site was for us to talk and get some of our frustrations out on. So to say we're fair weather fans of Ben is not really true. We were all upset. I'm not saying I believe he did it or not, I still know what I've heard about him in the past. But to say he can change, there is nothing wrong with that. If he is true then his actions will speak louder than his words.
When Ben first started for us I was a Big Ben fan through and through but the more he got in trouble the more I was second guessing who he really was. I don't believe he raped anyone I just think he got involved in situations he should of not been in, in the first place that were not right. I'm just hoping maybe he learned from his mistakes. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. We all know we're not perfect.
So if I'm one of these fair weather fans your speaking of I'm sorry. I know I came on here a few times to vent about Ben when things were going down. My point is I can care less what he does in his personal life and long as he keeps it on the dl and stays out of trouble. I just want him to play the damn game. I'm about football not the players personal lives.

Woodson_DownUnder
07-04-2010, 11:46 PM
Damn good! Thanx BRC for the link. Much appreciated. I'm a BELIEVER... Ben will show what he can do to be a better person...not that he isn't already IMHO. In some people's minds, he is a felon of the worst kind.. ...to think that someone has taken the 'awkward option' in the decision process is deemed a VERY BAD person... I expected this saga to be long forgotten as soon as Ben gets to playing Steeler football and the media (sectors of) will not be forgiven if they don't OWE to themselves in paying tribute to Ben of showing the way back. No wonder Ben refuses to communicate with certain media outlets that have been relentlessly scathing of an overblown situation.

Solid interview with great Q&A. There is an excellent opportunity for Big Ben to change peoples minds about him. He isn't a tarnished individual as he hasn't destroyed another life. The slag who asked for trouble got her 'attention fix' ...the burning question is whether people who are effected by this saga will ever learn from this experience. I have no doubt Ben will rebound because he has plenty to prove and the ability to let his actions speak in volumes.

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 09:53 AM
I would love to know how some people have become experts on determining if someone is sincere in their apologies.. It's not enough to apoligize anymore now these sincereity determiners come out and say i give him a 3.175 out of ten on sincerity how do you determine this. i've seen some people say by his haircut and others by his attire you people need to get a life... personally i didn't think he did a damn thing wrong but act like a fool and these people who continue to say that he developed a trend of bad behavior how do you determine that . The woman from lake tahoe is a grifter and ben is the victim of extortion she should be arrested . How is this a trend... To all LOYAL and DEDICATED through thick and thin fans, do not let the fair weather fans forget their fair weatheredness when the season starts, ben is our quarterback and if they cant support ben then they don't support the steelers... GO STEELERS ... GO BIG BEN...:cope:

LarryNJ
07-05-2010, 01:33 PM
OK...So if you believe that Ben did nothing wrong you're a true loyal Steelers fan. And if you think he's a dirt bag through and through or if you think he was wrong but are willing to give him another chance you're a fair weather Steelers fan. :dontgetit:

steelersbabex25
07-05-2010, 02:51 PM
:goodpost: I don't really understand what his point was either. 1. I don't think anyone said he developed a trend of bad behavoir..I believe the term was bad decisions. And from the motorcycle accident to the rape accusations (whether he actually did it or not), he did make bad decisions. I don't even know how you can dispute that. 2. I think you're taking the comments about his apology and the sincerity of it a little more literally than a lot of people meant. I don't know about everyone else, but I personally very much appreciated the apology because of the way he carried himself and the answers that he gave. Why would I give a damn about a player apologizing to his fans if he didn't mean it? 3. What you're saying is that if we didn't support Ben going out and getting drunk with underaged college girls then we aren't true Steelers fans? Just because some people got upset with Ben and the decisions he made, does not mean that we are, "fairweather fans." Being a loyal and dedicated fan doesn't mean that you support every action that every player on your team does, or never get upset with a player..that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Being a loyal fan means that you stick with a team no matter what, and from what I've seen, nobody here is jumping ship to be a Ravens fan because they're dissapointed in Ben's decisions. :OA02:

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 02:56 PM
how did you arrive at the conclusion that he is a dirt bag. Because he banged some tramp in the john or because your mother-in-laws second cousin twice removed said he wouldn't sign an autograph or maybe your the waiter who gave lousy service and still feels that he deserves a big tip because the person he's serving is wealthy. The people i take issue with are the so called steeler fans who are calling him a rapist (he didn't rape anyone) and then say i support the steelers but i wan't to see big ben fall on his face...YOU CANT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO... so i am reminding the true steeler fans that have stood beside the steelers and BIG BEN to call all you so called fans out when ben runs for a touchdown to win the game and you start whooping it up. Ben Roethlisberger is a part of the steelers wether you like it or not (not my decision the rooneys decision) and if you can't or won't support big ben then you can't support the steelers... The dog pound awaits all you folks get there as fast as possible and don't return... GO Steelers... GO BIG BEN:stirpot:

steelersbabex25
07-05-2010, 03:13 PM
I don't recall anyone calling him a dirt bag. I don't think he's a dirt bag at all. I think he could be a little bit nicer to the fans and have better judgement when it comes to what bars to go to on a Saturday night, but in no way do I think that he's a dirt bag. I don't think anyone has been saying they want him to fall on his face either. You can't be a Steelers fan and want them to do well and also want your starting franchise quarterback to fall on his face..what sense does that make? Being a fan does not mean that you have to like every player on the team and approve of every move that they make. You think diehard Redskins fans love Haynesworth for stomping on Andre Gurode's head, or diehard Ravens fans think it's amazing that Ray Lewis killed someone...(most of them). No, but they still respect what they do on the field. What they do outside of football is completely seperate from what their personal lives are. Even though some people might not be exactly keen on Ben, they still want to see him win football games for the STEELERS. The TEAM that they support.

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 03:38 PM
steelersbabeex25 i'm still new to this site and perhaps there aren't a lot of people calling him a dirt bag on this site but on lots of other sites cbs, facebook and countless others there are countless people claiming to be diehard steeler fans wishing he was dead or worse. Most if not all of these people have never had a personal dealing with the man and go by what other people have told them (99.9% untrue) but alas they hold these statements as dogma. The steeler's success and big ben's success are one and the same all i'm saying is that the people calling him a rapist and the ones hoping his career goes downhill are not steeler fans. I know it's painful to have your fanhood stripped but if this is you consider yourself stripped... believe me these people are out there GO STEELERS:2cents:

steelersbabex25
07-05-2010, 03:43 PM
Okay this is :deadhorse: All I'm saying is that it's nobody's right to say that if you don't like a player then you aren't a true fan. And from my own personal experiences, I can say that Ben does not, in fact, appreciate his fans as much as we would all like him to. However, as long as he is a Pittsburgh Steeler, you better believe that I will always root for him to score that winning touchdown on the field.

LarryNJ
07-05-2010, 04:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is4URfXJwM4

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 04:21 PM
steelersbabeex25 and larrynj i've got one question i'm as tired about talking about ben as the next person but i guess if you don't reside in pittsburgh you aren't constantly barraged with this stuff... Is is possible to be a loyal and dedicated steelers fan and openly or secretly wish for Ben Roethlisberger's career to go down in flames? This is a yes or no question end of story... GO STEELERS

steelersbabex25
07-05-2010, 04:27 PM
Uhh..thought I've made it pretty clear that I don't want Ben's career to go down in flames AT ALL. He's an amazing player and he's done great things for the Steelers, and I hope he continues to.

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 04:35 PM
yes or no to the question... i didn't ask if you want his career to go down in flames

LarryNJ
07-05-2010, 04:37 PM
steelersbabeex25 and larrynj i've got one question i'm as tired about talking about ben as the next person but i guess if you don't reside in pittsburgh you aren't constantly barraged with this stuff... Is is possible to be a loyal and dedicated steelers fan and openly or secretly wish for Ben Roethlisberger's career to go down in flames? This is a yes or no question end of story... GO STEELERS

I'm guess I'm lucky to be constantly barraged with Michael Vick stuff. :)

Yes.

steelersbabex25
07-05-2010, 04:45 PM
The implication is that you were asking me..and that's a trick question. If Ben Roethlisberger doing badly means the Steelers doing badly, then no. Otherwise, yes.

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 04:56 PM
one answer in ...it's not usual to find someone so forthcoming in their opinions larry seeing that the steelers success and Ben Roethlisbergers success are intertwined it's really refreshing to have someone as honest as you . Your hate for ben Roethlisberger must really run deep seeing that if his career goes down in flames so does the steelers for the next few years... it must be horrible to be that bitter... GO STEELERS...steelerbabeex25 still waiting on your answer larry really impressed me with his honesty most people try to dodge this question

--- Added 7/5/2010 at 03:56 PM ---

like i said YOU cant have your cake and eat it too

LarryNJ
07-05-2010, 05:16 PM
. Is is possible to be a loyal and dedicated steelers fan and openly or secretly wish for Ben Roethlisberger's career to go down in flames? This is a yes or no question end of story... GO STEELERS


one answer in ...it's not usual to find someone so forthcoming in their opinions larry seeing that the steelers success and Ben Roethlisbergers success are intertwined it's really refreshing to have someone as honest as you . Your hate for ben Roethlisberger must really run deep seeing that if his career goes down in flames so does the steelers for the next few years... it must be horrible to be that bitter... GO STEELERS...steelerbabeex25 still waiting on your answer larry really impressed me with his honesty most people try to dodge this question

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like i said YOU cant have your cake and eat it too

She did answer your question and you're making an awful big assumption on my part.

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 11:17 PM
With fans like that the steelers don't need any enemies... don't let that hate consume you larry... GO STEELERS... STAY AT HOME FAIR WEATHERED FANS:nahnah:

steelersbabex25
07-05-2010, 11:22 PM
A little harsh coming on here and making pretty quick assumptions about who's a Steelers fan and who isn't. I would sit back for a while and let that idea marinate in your head.

airbrake 1
07-05-2010, 11:30 PM
i'm not say anyone is or isn't a fan... just saying what type.. .If your watching a game and ben throws a pick six to lose the game and you sit there and go i'm at least glad it was ben that cost us the game im sorry you are not a good fan period...GO STEELERS i hope this isn't you

steelersbabex25
07-05-2010, 11:35 PM
Pretty sure nobody here would be happy about the Steelers losing a game ever regardless of the circumstances. Officially done with this conversation. Have a nice night.

airbrake 1
07-08-2010, 06:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Bvk70VsI4