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"She said no" chant a preview of what's to come

B. Roethlisberger.jpgIt was a moment that won’t soon be forgotten by anyone who attended the 2010 NFL Draft.

The incredible acoustics of Radio City Music Hall amplified and made the chant crystal clear as the Steelers were set to make their pick.

“She said no, she said no, she said no,” the balconies roared.

In the NFL’s infinite wisdom — absolutely no sarcasm here — Roger Goodell then took the stage with Zachary from the Make-A-Wish foundation to announce the Steelers pick.

When Zachary hit the stage, the chant stopped cold and the crowd rose.  The kid got a standing ovation.  The sequence was classic New York.

The moment was saved, but the chant was a sobering reminder of what Ben Roethlisberger and the NFL will face next season.  Roethlisberger’s story has crossed over to mainstream news channels and angered countless fans.  He’s a target.

Michael Vick inspired even greater vitriol, but he stayed away from the NFL for two years. And he’s not a starting quarterback anymore.

Roethlisberger will be on the field, with the ball in his hands, for five national television appearances this season. 

Expect to hear a lot more chants like the one we heard Thursday night.

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  1. Memp! says: Apr 23, 2010 10:50 AM

    I think that showed NO CLASS chanting that. The little kid from Make a Wish deserved more.

  2. js136202 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:50 AM

    As a Browns fan, my only highlight of the draft was the “she said no” chant. And finding out that we drafted a dude who looks like he’s 16.

  3. Big Stretch says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    I’m pretty sure I heard people yelling “Timmy TeBLOWS” when the Broncos picked.
    It was prettu funny watching Goodell tense up when the chants happened.
    F–K Goodell

  4. PittsburghSteelerz says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    Hopefully he uses it as motivation to get better…

  5. Fapplejax says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    I thought it was “No means no”

  6. Tcostant says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    I’m fine with this, she did say “no”!

  7. Stillerz says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    And the Steelers have the classless fan???
    Yea, boo a kid with Leukemia, then get on the Eagles fans for boo’ing Santa Claus while your at it.
    Hypocrits.

  8. wydok says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    I must have missed that one.
    I heard both “Eagles suck” from Giants fans, and “Tebow sucks” from… everybody, I think. But I missed hearing “she said no”. Nice…
    I was disappointed about the lack of “Where’s your crack pipe?” chants when Michael Irvin spoke.

  9. penguininbondage says: Apr 23, 2010 10:54 AM

    Pittsburgh deserves better.

  10. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 23, 2010 10:54 AM

    When Zachary hit the stage, the chant stopped cold and the crowd rose. The kid got a standing ovation. The sequence was classic New York.
    ——————————————————
    Wait a sec, I read in the comments sections of previous posts that they chanted it while the kid was on stage. So the Steeler fans were just making things up? I am shocked…..shocked…….well not that shocked.

  11. robert ethan says: Apr 23, 2010 10:56 AM

    Kid looked like he could replace Casey Hampton in a year or two.

  12. bigbensaysnomeansyes says: Apr 23, 2010 10:57 AM

    That’s awesome

  13. stiller43 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:57 AM

    It’s alright, hell quiet the haters by throwing touchdowns and beating their teams…id that doesn’t work, he’ll rape them too.

  14. 8ball says: Apr 23, 2010 10:58 AM

    .
    Was it alao Goodell’s infinite wisdom that brings that individual back just in time for the October breast cancer awareness campaign? That should be interesting.
    .

  15. DoctorK says: Apr 23, 2010 10:59 AM

    Yawn. Who cares? What would one expect from NYC trailer trash, anyway? Any Pittsburgher (translation:real man) knows that the biggest p*ssies in the world come from NYC and Philly, home of the big talker.

  16. Gregjennings85 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:04 AM

    They were chanting:
    “NO MEANS NO!”
    Clean your ears out, Florio.

  17. Joel_mac5 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:11 AM

    You Stay classy, Squeeler fan.

  18. pick clausen!!!!!!!!! says: Apr 23, 2010 11:15 AM

    i think thats awesome. thank you new york. maybe we can get some “your a rapist” chants over the season. its wonderful to see how the mighty have fallen.

  19. steelcity79 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:15 AM

    that’s ok….keep the ben bashing.
    You’re all pissed because your teams stinks, and you stink, and this is your way to pontificate.
    Be original…..i especially like the sqealers, the stealers…..you all are are a bunch of morons.

  20. Kellar_2 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:15 AM

    Why do Pittsburgh fans continually point the finger at everyone else? Ben and the steelers deserve every chant of ridicule that comes there way regarding this situation. The worst part is that Goodel tried to save the moment at a child’s expense. Using a child to deflect criticism, and somehow trying to defend ben.. now THAT is classless.

  21. the_firm_09 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:15 AM

    Move on with the sport , continuous ben stories are getting old ( who cares ? )

  22. billsfanaddict says: Apr 23, 2010 11:16 AM

    ur right that IS classic nu yawk

  23. Desean Maclin 1018 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    Dr K: home of the big talker?
    You’re talking real big from behind a keyboard..f–k you, your steel city fags, and your degenerate serial rapist qb. You wouldn’t talk like that in the streets of NY or Killadelphia

  24. Fapplejax says: Apr 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    If that chubster has leukemia, then my fatass has AIDS

  25. Lee Haney says: Apr 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    SHE SAID NO…HE HEARD HO!!

  26. Gregg Rosenthal says: Apr 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    And it was definitely “she said no.” Trust me.

  27. robert ethan says: Apr 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    You were in the crowd Rosenthal, don’t play innocent with us.

  28. StevieMo says: Apr 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    Poor Steelers fans get to put up with this Ben Rapeeverythingbuthamburger smack for the next 5 years.

  29. robert ethan says: Apr 23, 2010 11:22 AM

    Shameless shills, when the heat gets turned up they play the Fat Kid With Leukemia card. Copouts.

  30. footballrulz says: Apr 23, 2010 11:22 AM

    Wait a sec, I read in the comments sections of previous posts that they chanted it while the kid was on stage. So the Steeler fans were just making things up? I am shocked…..shocked…….well not that shocked.
    _____________Gregg Rosenthal says:
    April 23, 2010 11:13 AM
    You guys are missing what I said about the kid. The second he hit the stage, the chant stopped. Kid got a huge ovation.
    _____________________
    No Gregg-I think they prety much got it. Evidently there were some posters saying otherwise elsewhere in another thread.

  31. Bryan says: Apr 23, 2010 11:23 AM

    Ben’s situation could mirror what happened with Kobe Bryant after his allegations surfaced several years ago. He was treated to loud “No means No” chants in several buildings, but of course the acoustics of a NFL stadium are nowhere near as good as an indoor arena, but the chants will be heard.

  32. JayMan says: Apr 23, 2010 11:24 AM

    “You guys are missing what I said about the kid. The second he hit the stage, the chant stopped. Kid got a huge ovation. ”
    Seriously, the guy was pointing out that it really was a smart move by Goodell. Well played commish… I was watching the draft and didn’t catch the chants, seems like it worked exactly as planned. Had they not done that it probably would have gotten ugly on national tv.

  33. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Apr 23, 2010 11:24 AM

    I noticed that the kid was wearing a Hines Ward jersey. If the draft had been held prior to Ben’s trip to Milledgeville, don’t you think the kid would have been wearing a Roethlisberger? Or maybe the kid just liked Hines better?
    I dunno, but I do know that you can go to the nflshop and customize a Stillers jersey with RAPENSTEIN and the #7, which would make a great gift for any Benabler.

  34. tryagain says: Apr 23, 2010 11:25 AM

    Gregg Rosenthal says: You guys are missing what I said about the kid. The second he hit the stage, the chant stopped. Kid got a huge ovation.
    They’re not missing it, they are ignoring it on purpose so they can project their (or their qb’s) own problems onto someone/something else.

  35. jkorn1818 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:26 AM

    I didnt miss anything Gregg, I also didnt miss someone saying Pittsburgh is classier than NYC. He’s right though, where else can you buy a classy home for $125,000. Hang on, i think the pittsburgh pirates gave up another run just now. Doctor K, DO SOMETHING!

  36. mad555 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:26 AM

    @Doctor Kunt
    “Any Pittsburgher (translation:real man) knows that the biggest p*ssies in the world come from NYC and Philly, home of the big talker.”
    So to you, gay steel workers are real men in your book?
    Pittsburger(tanslation: real men= gay steel workers)
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that. :)>o

  37. righthereisay says: Apr 23, 2010 11:26 AM

    I guess if Tom Brady got accused I would chant the same thing to him. Not because I think he is guilty, but because I hate him and pissed off about the cheating years and how he beat us in Pittsburgh.
    I guess I would chant it to anyone who helped their team beat mine.
    Big news.

  38. rkell21 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:28 AM

    I wonder what the kid was dying from?
    Being a Steelers fan, probably.
    Zing!

  39. Tony Snow says: Apr 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    I doubt it, since Steeler Nation takes over all away games anyway. Although, I think the preview would be more like a Tyson fight, when somebody gets hit in the mouth. Jus sayin!

  40. stiller43 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    Gregg,
    If you’re smart, you wouldn’t get involved with the commenters. They don’t fully read the articles, and even if they do, they misinterpret a lot of things. You’re going to spend all day everyday battling with the commenters about every wrong thing they say if your chose to try to correct them each time.

  41. bigstorm says: Apr 23, 2010 11:32 AM

    I thought the chant was who cares……

  42. War_Paint says: Apr 23, 2010 11:32 AM

    Gregg, you can’t expect the shellshocked Squeeler fans to actually read the piece in context. They know Ben is the new Pitts-burgh legacy for the team and them. It’s no surprise they don’t like it. That and their 2nd grade reading comprehension level.

  43. hayward giablommi says: Apr 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    Two things:
    First, I think it’s appropriate that Ben Sexual Predatorberger is (apparently) staying in Pittsburgh. after all, they’re the franchise that drafted this lowlife, looked the other way as he (and many of his teammates) menaced society at large, and so they should be the ones to reap the consequences, rather than pawning off this guy’s dirtbaggish douchebaggery on Oakland or Buffalo or anywhere else.
    Second, am I the only one who thinks that Fuhrer Goodell being escorted out by Zachary the Make-A-Wish kid (best wishes to him, by the way) was more evidence that the Rooneys are in the back pocket of the NFL?
    This is New York, after all, and it should have been presumed that the organization that harbors an alleged serial rapist would be on the receiving end of justifiable heckling. Was this an attempt by the league to mitigate the overwhelming amount of jeers the Steelers would receive?

  44. bearfan9454 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:34 AM

    Memp! and Stillerz
    are you guys dumb? look at what rosenthal said in the post….When Zachary hit the stage, the chant stopped cold and the crowd rose. The kid got a standing ovation. The sequence was classic New York. If your going to comment on a post make sure you read the whole post and understand it. When they were picking they chanted it, when the kid came on they stopped and gave him a standing ovation.

  45. CleanSlaton says: Apr 23, 2010 11:35 AM

    The kid from the make-a-wish foundation got an ovation, despite having no stage presence or audience command at all. Nice move on dressing him in a Hines Ward jersey, but the thing that I didn’t understand WAS:
    IF THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER WAITING TO HAVE THEIR ‘WISH’ GRANTED, WHY DIDN’T THIS KID PICK SOMETHING BETTER?
    Poor kid. His wish could’ve been to kick Roethlisberger in the balls and he would’ve been a national hero.

  46. js136202 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:36 AM

    That Make a Wish kid going on stage was shameful, the Rooneys should be better than that. They knew the crowd was going to be rowdy and disparage the stealers and so they send out a kid to deflect criticism. Trying to pander to a long-gone time when they were considered a model organization.

  47. robert ethan says: Apr 23, 2010 11:37 AM

    Zach has probably been bullied all his life. Takes more than a few drunk Manhatten draft dorks to get under his skin.

  48. bgm says: Apr 23, 2010 11:37 AM

    Gregg, I think they got it, they’re just ignoring it…

  49. Mike Dunbar says: Apr 23, 2010 11:38 AM

    The chant didn’t stop immediately.

  50. j-daddy says: Apr 23, 2010 11:41 AM

    Watching the draft live I heard some chanting during the Steelers pick, but I couldn’t make it out. The “Philly Sucks!” and “Tebow Sucks” chants were plain as day though.
    The chanting did die down when the kid from the Make A Wish Foundation came out, so props to New York for that.

  51. Macadamia says: Apr 23, 2010 11:42 AM

    steelcity79, just for you, some originality:
    Apparently Big Ben is a huge donor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation; he is particularly fond of the part where underage girls get bombed and “blow out his candle” after their wishes.

  52. SamWycheForPrez says: Apr 23, 2010 11:45 AM

    This is not going to endure because Ben is a self-absorbed, egomaniac. This story is going to stick because fans of the other 31 teams in football are sick of the endless arrogance that Steeler fans have shown for decades.
    As long as Ben is the QB in Pittsburgh, opponents will revel in reminding Steeler fans of the piece of human excrement they have worshiped since 2005.

  53. Kevin DuBrow says: Apr 23, 2010 11:46 AM

    How gutless and cowardly did the steelers* look hiding behind a sick kid last night? about as gutless and cowardly as the female abusers they employ on their team.
    sickening.

  54. DoctorK says: Apr 23, 2010 11:46 AM

    Uh Duh-Sean, I already have. I never saw your punk ass on the streets. You were too busy hiding behind your mama. “Killerdelphia?” The only thing your killers do is cowardly do drive bys. Please. The ugliest city, with the ugliest people.
    555, you’re not a pimple on the ass of a steelworker where character is concerned, and no doubt you wouldn’t be able last 10 mins working with your back.
    Gotta love the NYC/Philly crowd. You folks have seen too many Godfather and Rocky movies. Nobody’s buying the tough guy shtick. NYC–Philly—America’s biggest trailer park.

  55. Mooch says: Apr 23, 2010 11:47 AM

    Who booed the kid with leukemia? In Bizarro World?
    And I have seen you do this about 100 times in shrill rants – the correct spelling is hypocritEs. It has an “e”.
    No concept of reality, pretending events existed that didn’t, a series of shrill rants, and a low level of education. Probably no job. Yep, sounds like a Palin supporter.

  56. badthings says: Apr 23, 2010 11:53 AM

    steelcity79 says: April 23, 2010 11:15 AM
    that’s ok….keep the ben bashing.
    You’re all pissed because your teams stinks, and you stink, and this is your way to pontificate.
    Be original…..i especially like the sqealers, the stealers…..you all are are a bunch of morons
    No, I think your pissed because you know your qb is a sexual predator, but still back him because you sir are the moron.

  57. dabarber says: Apr 23, 2010 11:58 AM

    Doesn’t matter–Ben is going to get traded today for a 2nd rounder.
    It is already a done deal.

  58. finsbooyah says: Apr 23, 2010 11:59 AM

    I’m not going to repeat what some of these posters said, but I hope everyone on this thread who is making fun of the kid from the make a wish foundation gets hit by a car and eats your food through a straw for the rest your lives

  59. stukinappalachia says: Apr 23, 2010 12:03 PM

    @ nozzleman – WOW! You’re quite the creative little fella. Did Ben give you your screen name?
    @war_paint – you’re giving the ‘burghers too much credit. They use words like “yinzers” here in the hamlet.
    Doc K – NYC & Philly are trailer park? You obviously don’t travel much. You must be a hicksburgh resident.

  60. OC Dave says: Apr 23, 2010 12:07 PM

    Everybody is entitled to his or her opinion. But, when people make light of a child who is sick or ill, those are the people who need to look in the mirror and see what is wrong with this country and world today.

  61. TylerRDunn says: Apr 23, 2010 12:11 PM

    I was with 20 people and no one even heard the chant on TV. Guess the crowd didn’t feel too strongly about it if they couldn’t get through to us. Oh well. Maybe they can try the chant again when Roethlisberger wins another ring sometime over the next two years. Jealousy is funny.

  62. Nambla Limbaugh says: Apr 23, 2010 12:12 PM

    Let me get this straight – the “Make a Wish” kid’s dying wish was to announce the stiller’s 1st round pick? Talk about aiming low. And stiller fans – drafting a center in the middle of round 1? Admit it, that’s stupid. That’s a Cleveland Browns move.

  63. hayward giablommi says: Apr 23, 2010 12:13 PM

    Really, as much as I think this borders on an all time low for Goodell, it should be the above poster’s are correct in ripping the Rooneys for their complicity.
    What a shamelessly, dispicably transparent act to send a dying kid out there as a sacrificial lamb to attempt to deflect from the criminal element that the Rooney family harbors.
    WOW
    .
    just
    .
    WOW

  64. JoeSchmoe says: Apr 23, 2010 12:15 PM

    The chants didn’t stop until after Goodell moved away from the podium and the kid stepped up to the mic. The poor kid had to stand there for a good 30 seconds or so next to Goodell while the chat went on, and drowned out Goodell’s introduction of him.
    Total lack of class by the drunks in the crowd. Total lack of class.

  65. Popeye says: Apr 23, 2010 12:21 PM

    The people chanting were Jets fans who have no class anyway…especially “fireman Ed” who grew up a dolphin fab…..sell out!!!!
    Jet fans should have been chanting. “when will we win”…when will we win””

  66. toe-to-toe bird law says: Apr 23, 2010 12:28 PM

    Props to New York fans for not denigrating a terminally ill kid? Yeah……
    On that note, props to Roethlisberger for raping any women this week.

  67. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 23, 2010 12:28 PM

    Steeler fans are hitting a new low sticking up for a serial rapist. And that’s exactly what he is. OH HE’S NEVER BEEN CHARGED! Yeah, because he’s rich. If he was a normal guy with a normal job, what do you think of him then?

  68. badthings says: Apr 23, 2010 12:35 PM

    JoeSchmoe says: April 23, 2010 12:15 PM
    The chants didn’t stop until after Goodell moved away from the podium and the kid stepped up to the mic. The poor kid had to stand there for a good 30 seconds or so next to Goodell while the chat went on, and drowned out Goodell’s introduction of him.
    Total lack of class by the drunks in the crowd. Total lack of class
    _____________________________________
    A Rapesburger fan talking about class…..thats pretty funny.

  69. GeeFan says: Apr 23, 2010 12:39 PM

    TylerRDunn says:
    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM
    I was with 20 people and no one even heard the chant on TV. Guess the crowd didn’t feel too strongly about it if they couldn’t get through to us. Oh well. Maybe they can try the chant again when Roethlisberger wins another ring sometime over the next two years. Jealousy is funny.
    _____
    It’s really sad if you think any of the disdain for this character (and his total lack thereof) is tied to jealousy…
    I hope the chants continue to rain down on him everywhere he goes until he accepts what he has become and gets the help he needs. I also hope that happens before anyone else is harmed by him.

  70. tryagain says: Apr 23, 2010 12:45 PM

    I heard the intro, JoeSchmoe, loud and clear- stop whining and turn up your hearing aid.

  71. SteelersRule says: Apr 23, 2010 12:49 PM

    Its most unfortunate that nobody in NY can read. If they could, they might have been able to read the initial, hand written by the ‘victim’ statement to the Midgeville PD in which she wrote “I don’t think this is a good idea” in reference to what she told Big Ben. Oh, in case you are even stupider than I am giving you credit for, that is not the same as “No”. Please understand I am in no way condoning his actions, and if it was one of my girls involved, I would probably kneecap the jerk. But please, stick to the facts, not what other people tell you. Must be a bunch of ditto heads!

  72. bonecity7 says: Apr 23, 2010 12:49 PM

    TylerRDunn says:
    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM
    I was with 20 people and no one even heard the chant on TV.
    TRD,
    Maybe it took place while you and your 19 buddies were in the middle of your “elephant walk” and you couldn’t hear it over the elephant sounds you were making?

  73. joeyd08 says: Apr 23, 2010 12:54 PM

    Making fun of a kid with cancer, now thats classy.

  74. Passrusher76 says: Apr 23, 2010 12:54 PM

    It was a lack of class because the crowd was 90% New Yorkers. All they know is being classless.

  75. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 12:58 PM

    Ooooh, Ben will have to face some really awful CHANTS when he comes back next year — I’m already shaking in terror for him!
    Same thing happened to Kobe Bryant, and we all know how much that tanked his performance on the court huh?
    Plus you can hear a lot better inside a basketball arena than an outdoor football stadium.
    By the way, not all the trash talk stopped when the Make a Wish kid hit the stage… you stay classy, Steeler haters!

  76. Kevin DuBrow says: Apr 23, 2010 1:00 PM

    hayward giablommi says: April 23, 2010 12:13 PM
    Really, as much as I think this borders on an all time low for Goodell, it should be the above poster’s are correct in ripping the Rooneys for their complicity.
    What a shamelessly, dispicably transparent act to send a dying kid out there as a sacrificial lamb to attempt to deflect from the criminal element that the Rooney family harbors.
    WOW
    .
    just
    .
    WOW
    —————————————
    you nailed it!!!!!!

  77. hemry27 says: Apr 23, 2010 1:00 PM

    I hate GODell as much as anyone, but in his defense, do you really think he JUST found a kid from Kentucky with Lukemia yesterday to announce the Steeler’s pick to help lift the Steeler’s image??!! Make a Wish requests are placed often months in advanced. And I agree with most of you, NYC and Philly….home of the Big Talkers! FU…go STEELERS!!!

  78. BenRoethilsberger says: Apr 23, 2010 1:08 PM

    All I heard was “Go Ben Go”

  79. tryagain says: Apr 23, 2010 1:12 PM

    Frank Burns says:Ooooh, Ben will have to face some really awful CHANTS when he comes back next year — I’m already shaking in terror for him!
    Maybe you should be- it’s obvious Ben has no self control so how’s he gonna handle all the taunting he’s going to get? Maybe he’ll turn green and bust out of his clothes (please, God no, no one else wants to see that thing either) and start pummeling folks.

  80. hutchthelizard says: Apr 23, 2010 1:17 PM

    “Yawn. Who cares? What would one expect from NYC trailer trash, anyway? Any Pittsburgher (translation:real man) knows that the biggest p*ssies in the world come from NYC and Philly, home of the big talker.”
    Where exactly do the trailers fit into the one of the most expensive real estate market in the world?
    It’s pretty hilarious that the two most famous people to come out of Pittsburgh, Andrew Carnegie, and Andy Warhol, left that piece of shit town to do their great things in the best city in America.
    You’re discussing class? I heard you yahoos were celebrating that you’d be able to watch your precious Pirates (they contracted yet?) from a fancy restaurant, except that fancy restaurant is an Outback Steakhouse.
    Enjoy cheering for your rapist quarterback.

  81. jkorn1818 says: Apr 23, 2010 1:23 PM

    doctor K….face it, its over. Youre talking about NYC and trailer parks in the same sentence. TWICE. one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, top 3. dude, get over it, YOURE FROM PITTSBURGH.

  82. BenRoethilsberger says: Apr 23, 2010 1:27 PM

    # GoBrowns19 says: April 23, 2010 12:28 PM
    “Steeler fans are hitting a new low sticking up for a serial rapist. And that’s exactly what he is. OH HE’S NEVER BEEN CHARGED! Yeah, because he’s rich. If he was a normal guy with a normal job, what do you think of him then?”
    Well, it’s like this.
    I was better than you yesterday.
    I’m better than you today.
    I’ll be better than you tomorrow.
    Understand now?

  83. ShaneFalco says: Apr 23, 2010 1:53 PM

    I was going to leave a comment hating on this line “Roethlisberger will be on the field, with the ball in his hands, for five national television appearances this season”, assuming that surely at least one of those 5 games would be during the suspension.
    I looked it up and not only was I wrong, but I also just remembered that their bye week was during the suspension too. Hardly a coincidence. Three of their games (Ten, Atl, Bal) are national tv worthy, in fact their other game with Baltimore is televised AFTER the suspension.
    Also while I am here, it may just be possible that the little boy had a dream (time sensitive perhaps) to do something with his favorite team and the NFL hooked him up in an awesome way. It may not have been an NFL conspiracy to quiet the boo-birds that are rude about almost everything anyway (especially all of their own draft picks ever – sans Sanchez).

  84. HamBurghlar says: Apr 23, 2010 1:54 PM

    Wow.. lots of tough guys in this thread.. Good thing anonymously posting on a Steeler thread will make you feel good in your belly, cause nothing else in the world must be good for you.. Right @DeseanMaclin ,@mad555 and you Browns “fans”?

  85. ambientnoise says: Apr 23, 2010 1:55 PM

    boo hoo, rapistberger is the victim because people chanted at the draft, waaahhhh
    steelers fans are pathetic. i guess i can understand why they don’t care that a rapist is running loose in the steel town – most pittsburgh “fans” have never lived in pittsburgh.
    i can’t wait until big ben hears this chant every time he walks on the field. it’s not justice for his victims, but it’s something.

  86. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 1:57 PM

    # hayward giablommi says: April 23, 2010 11:33 AM
    Two things:
    First, I think it’s appropriate that Ben Sexual Predatorberger is (apparently) staying in Pittsburgh. after all, they’re the franchise that drafted this lowlife, looked the other way as he (and many of his teammates) menaced society at large, and so they should be the ones to reap the consequences, rather than pawning off this guy’s dirtbaggish douchebaggery on Oakland or Buffalo or anywhere else.
    Second, am I the only one who thinks that Fuhrer Goodell being escorted out by Zachary the Make-A-Wish kid (best wishes to him, by the way) was more evidence that the Rooneys are in the back pocket of the NFL?
    This is New York, after all, and it should have been presumed that the organization that harbors an alleged serial rapist would be on the receiving end of justifiable heckling. Was this an attempt by the league to mitigate the overwhelming amount of jeers the Steelers would receive?
    ———————————–
    Yeah, that kid with leukemia who requested this moment MONTHS AND MONTHS AGO is further proof that the league will do anything to help the Steelers. See, young Zachary has these powers to see the future and said, “well mommy, Big Ben will have some trouble coming and I better bail him out!” Yes, it involved the “back pocket” and all, the kid’s wish as a Steelers fan had nothing to do with this.
    I’ve never said this to anyone here before, but you know what dude — you are not a human being, you are a piece of garbage. To go there, and suggest what you just suggested is the work of a turd masquerading as an actual person. Be proud, be very proud.
    Now, for those of you trying to weasel your way out and claim the chants all magically stopped the minute the kid took the stage, this is for you
    ———————————————-
    NFL Fans Ruin Make-a-Wish Moment
    Originally posted Apr 23rd 2010 6:16 AM PDT by TMZ Staff
    It was supposed to be a special moment for a boy who wished to announce the Pittsburgh Steelers pick at last night’s NFL draft … instead he was greeted with an anti-Ben Roethlisberger chant.
    As 15 year-old Leukemia patient Zachary Hatfield approached the podium in his Steelers jersey, the crowd began to chant “SHE SAID NO … SHE SAID NO!!!!”
    Despite the crowd, Zachary still announced the draft pick like a true champ.
    ——————————–
    Like I said, stay classy Steeler haters.

  87. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 2:02 PM

    Again with the turds masquerading as actual human beings. Here are two more:
    ————————————-
    # CleanSlaton says: April 23, 2010 11:35 AM
    The kid from the make-a-wish foundation got an ovation, despite having no stage presence or audience command at all. Nice move on dressing him in a Hines Ward jersey, but the thing that I didn’t understand WAS:
    IF THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER WAITING TO HAVE THEIR ‘WISH’ GRANTED, WHY DIDN’T THIS KID PICK SOMETHING BETTER?
    Poor kid. His wish could’ve been to kick Roethlisberger in the balls and he would’ve been a national hero.
    # js136202 says: April 23, 2010 11:36 AM
    That Make a Wish kid going on stage was shameful, the Rooneys should be better than that. They knew the crowd was going to be rowdy and disparage the stealers and so they send out a kid to deflect criticism. Trying to pander to a long-gone time when they were considered a model organization.
    ———————————————-
    Seriously — now you’re attacking a kid with cancer, and claiming he’s some pawn in some PR stunt. A tool to be used for some sleazy purpose — when in fact this was HIS FREAKIN’ WISH for God’s sake.
    Look man, you want to attack a grown man playing football, fine. But when you turds start stooping to attacking a kid with cancer, you’ve stepped over the line. This is disgusting even for this place.

  88. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 2:06 PM

    # ambientnoise says: April 23, 2010 1:55 PM
    boo hoo, rapistberger is the victim because people chanted at the draft, waaahhhh
    steelers fans are pathetic. i guess i can understand why they don’t care that a rapist is running loose in the steel town – most pittsburgh “fans” have never lived in pittsburgh.
    i can’t wait until big ben hears this chant every time he walks on the field. it’s not justice for his victims, but it’s something.
    —————————————–
    No clown, you don’t get it. It’s not Ben who’s the target here, it’s the kid. HE’S the one who had to take crap from some scumbags and pretend-humans in the crowd — who pretty much sum up the anti-Ben mob anyway.
    Then, for the jokers on this board to actually turn on the KID — who requested this MONTHS AGO — takes it to a new low level. Be real proud, haters, you just attacked a kid with cancer.
    THAT is what’s happening here.

  89. BenRoethilsberger says: Apr 23, 2010 2:07 PM

    Mike says: April 23, 2010 1:06 PM
    “Boy I have to say there are some really ignorant people in this world..
    You have a kid who gets to be on national tv,in front of millions of sports fans,And announce a NFL draft pick..That was his wish..Why are you beating this kid up for that???”
    Why does that surprise you?
    These are the same bottom feeders who, for weeks, were rooting (hoping) that some 20-year old in Georgia had been raped. And now that the law says it didn’t happen, their blood lust aggression has blown a casket.
    Ragging on a Make-A-Wish kid is nothing for these people.

  90. Globo says: Apr 23, 2010 2:09 PM

    Like it or not, all Steeler fans and Pittsburgh residents are joined to the loose hips and appalling judgment of the Big Swinging Ben. This is a forgiving society, but almost everyone has concluded that he got away with something really bad. He will be punished mercilessly by fans for years. Deservedly so.

  91. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 2:11 PM

    Nambla Limbaugh says: April 23, 2010 12:12 PM
    Let me get this straight – the “Make a Wish” kid’s dying wish was to announce the stiller’s 1st round pick? Talk about aiming low. And stiller fans – drafting a center in the middle of round 1? Admit it, that’s stupid. That’s a Cleveland Browns move.
    ————————————–
    You gettin’ this people? Another attack on a kid with cancer — he’s a moron with no ambition. Actually ripping on HIM here. Then, lumping him in with another “how stupid” joke tied in with the draft pick itself.
    Yeah, talk about “aiming low.”

  92. hayward giablommi says: Apr 23, 2010 2:42 PM

    Frank Burns scolded me with:
    “I’ve never said this to anyone here before, but you know what dude — you are not a human being, you are a piece of garbage.”
    ^^^^^
    @ Frank:
    Since I don’t post much here anymore, I definitely take your over-the-top, heavy-handed, self-righteous condemnation as a badge of honor. Thanks.
    Now, it seems all you can to try to save face for your franchise is to desperately resort to red herrings and straw men, but your opinion of me or anyone else doesn’t change the fact that your QB has TWICE been accused of being a RAPIST.
    How about addressing that? I have never, ever been accused of rape (or any other crime for that matter) yet you hilariously choose to condemn me, rather than your arrogant, sexual predator of a QB who feels so entitled and above-the-law that he finds himself in this position again?
    I thought you were at least somewhat of a respectable poster for Pittsburgh standards, but you have exposed yourself as someone who has thrown away any credibility you might have had. Maybe it’s just different in Pittsburgh, but outsdie of Appalachia, we have some higher standards of behavior.

  93. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 2:58 PM

    # hayward giablommi says: April 23, 2010 2:42 PM
    Frank Burns scolded me with:
    “I’ve never said this to anyone here before, but you know what dude — you are not a human being, you are a piece of garbage.”
    ^^^^^
    @ Frank:
    Since I don’t post much here anymore, I definitely take your over-the-top, heavy-handed, self-righteous condemnation as a badge of honor. Thanks.
    Now, it seems all you can to try to save face for your franchise is to desperately resort to red herrings and straw men, but your opinion of me or anyone else doesn’t change the fact that your QB has TWICE been accused of being a RAPIST.
    How about addressing that? I have never, ever been accused of rape (or any other crime for that matter) yet you hilariously choose to condemn me, rather than your arrogant, sexual predator of a QB who feels so entitled and above-the-law that he finds himself in this position again?
    I thought you were at least somewhat of a respectable poster for Pittsburgh standards, but you have exposed yourself as someone who has thrown away any credibility you might have had. Maybe it’s just different in Pittsburgh, but outsdie of Appalachia, we have some higher standards of behavior.
    ——————————————–
    “Higher standards” like… ripping on a kid with cancer, calling him “stupid” for not making a better wish, turning his shining moment into some wacky Goodell/Steelers conspiracy theory? THAT’S your definition of higher standards? Wow, I’d hate to see what you consider low.
    Dude, if you’ve read my posts I obviously don’t give a crap what you and the rest of your hater buds think about Roethlisberger — so scratch the “red herrings” ploy. What I will call you out for is stooping as low as to pick on this kid and what his wish was about. THAT really sucks.
    That’s not self-righteous — that’s just stating the obvious.

  94. hayward giablommi says: Apr 23, 2010 3:19 PM

    “Dude, if you’ve read my posts I obviously don’t give a crap what you and the rest of your hater buds think about Roethlisberger ”
    ^^^^^
    So, in other words, can we then conclude that:
    1.) you don’t have a problem with him raping girls and then using his money/fame to evade charges?
    2.) you do have a problem with society taking issue with and calling out another rich guy skating for something that would land either me or you 5 to 10 years?
    A simple “yes” or “no” answer will suffice.

  95. UckTheFeagles says: Apr 23, 2010 3:32 PM

    Is this a sign of things to come????? You’re damn right it is. This is what the big ben apologists on this board didn’t get when everyone else was saying the steelers should get rid of him. This will go on for the remainder of his career. The “rapist” chants, signs, people yelling it out at him in public, people yelling it at people wearing his jersey, people yelling it at steelers fans in general. This big idiot has brought shame to what was ONCE thought of as one of the classiest organizations in the NFL. There’s no going back now. Welcome to hell.

  96. Diggsy says: Apr 23, 2010 3:43 PM

    Just like on MASH, Frank Burns talks too much…
    As for Ben, you reap what you sow. Karma has a way of finding you and reintroducing herself. I look forward to the fans giving him hell week in and week out. If he can play through it and become a better player, so be it. Unfortunately for him, it won’t make him a better person. And that’s what truly counts.

  97. hayward giablommi says: Apr 23, 2010 3:44 PM

    “What I will call you out for is stooping as low as to pick on this kid and what his wish was about. THAT really sucks.”
    ^^^^^
    Read my posts, jerk off. Never once did I rip on the kid, and you know it.
    I stand by what I said. To a casual observer, it would appear the NFL (Goodell) and the Steelers (Rooney) USED THIS KID as a sacrificial lamb so that neither would bear the full brunt of the negative reaction that you damn well the Steelers were going to get, in front of a prime time national audience, in the wake of an alleged serial rapist skating (again).
    As you say, yeah, THAT really sucks.

  98. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 3:45 PM

    April 23, 2010 3:19 PM
    “Dude, if you’ve read my posts I obviously don’t give a crap what you and the rest of your hater buds think about Roethlisberger ”
    ^^^^^
    So, in other words, can we then conclude that:
    1.) you don’t have a problem with him raping girls and then using his money/fame to evade charges?
    2.) you do have a problem with society taking issue with and calling out another rich guy skating for something that would land either me or you 5 to 10 years?
    A simple “yes” or “no” answer will suffice.
    ———————————
    Yeah, I’m supposed to be all straight with a guy who’s ducking the issue, and going back to Ben stuff.
    OK, I’ll play along for a minute:
    1. you need to have said “allegedly raping,” and avoid being a know-it-all jackass — not to mention a slanderer who could be sued for saying crap like this.
    2. again, “skating” means you, Detective Moron, know more about the case than the people who actually investigated it. Not biased much, are you there chum?
    When I say I don’t care, I mean your uninformed crap opinion of either Ben or his case means nothing. But I will call you out for picking on some innocent kid. That’s a fine thing to do for someone who’s so far up there on his moral high horse.
    Stick it, chump.

  99. AllThat says: Apr 23, 2010 3:45 PM

    Frank Burns is gay. Your Steeler fans were doing the chanting. Maybe others think the kid was a setup, but most of us know he wasn’t.

  100. FloriosHairHat says: Apr 23, 2010 3:46 PM

    hayward giablommi says: April 23, 2010 3:19 PM
    “So, in other words, can we then conclude that:
    1.) you don’t have a problem with him raping girls and then using his money/fame to evade charges?”
    Your credibility = 0
    So, what’s the current price to buy your way out of a rape accusation?
    It’s must be pretty f*cking steep, since Belicheat & Kraft chose to pay 3/4 of a million rather than attempt a bribe for cheating, right?
    / I like using your brand of sub-moronic logic. It’s great fun!

  101. patpatriotagain says: Apr 23, 2010 3:58 PM

    goodell has less class than the crowd. he used a disabled kid to try to deflect what he knew was going to happen. i suppose just a coincedence that the kid was announcing the pittsburgh pick. goodell set him up whether he likes to think so or not

  102. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 4:20 PM

    # patpatriotagain says: April 23, 2010 3:58 PM
    goodell has less class than the crowd. he used a disabled kid to try to deflect what he knew was going to happen. i suppose just a coincedence that the kid was announcing the pittsburgh pick. goodell set him up whether he likes to think so or not
    ———————————————
    No, the “kid” just happens to be a Steelers fan — which team’s pick should he have been announcing, the Giants’? Yeah, it was all a big conspiracy, oh proof again the Steelers get favored treatment.
    You put the “tard” in hatertard.

  103. CT Stiller says: Apr 23, 2010 4:29 PM

    UckTheFeagles says:
    “Is this a sign of things to come????? You’re damn right it is. This is what the big ben apologists on this board …BLAH BLAH BLAH… There’s no going back now. Welcome to hell.”
    Someone else made a great point. If you’re going to start chanting crap like this you better be ready to have some random drunk Steelers fan come up to you and punch you in the face, because it will probably happen. As usual, you’re all talk on the Internet. No one will say a word when it comes down to it because you’re all pussies behind a keyboard.
    And you people who are criticizing the kid should just be euthanized. You’re obviously of no use to society.
    Here’s the link to Steelers pick on YouTube. The chants didn’t quiet down until the rest of the audience drowned them out. At least that’s what it sounds like to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI_W_eco778
    How Rosenthal sees this as the NFL’s fault is beyond me. Should Goodell have waited until the morons stopped chanting? Yeah, that would have worked out well — no sarcasm here.

  104. hayward giablommi says: Apr 23, 2010 4:37 PM

    “Yeah, I’m supposed to be all straight with a guy who’s ducking the issue, and going back to Ben stuff.”
    ^^^^^
    The issue is that your fave QB is alleged to be a serial rapist. The heckling and catcalls he and his team will get this year and beyond are not incidental, dummy.
    When you keep desperately fishing for red herrings, Frank, its an embarassment to many of the fine people of Pittsburgh who actually have a conscious, morals… that kind of stuff.

  105. Frank Burns says: Apr 23, 2010 6:00 PM

    # Kellar_2 says: April 23, 2010 11:15 AM
    Why do Pittsburgh fans continually point the finger at everyone else? Ben and the steelers deserve every chant of ridicule that comes there way regarding this situation. The worst part is that Goodel tried to save the moment at a child’s expense. Using a child to deflect criticism, and somehow trying to defend ben.. now THAT is classless.
    ——————————————
    One more time, for the benefit of you morons: what part of “Make a Wish” can’t you get? The FOUNDATION asked Goodell to allow this young STEELERS FAN to announce his favorite team’s first pick. That was his WISH.
    “Classless” is heckling a young cancer patient standing up there, then claiming the NFL Commissioner is manipulating him like some pawn. When — again — it was HIS WISH to announce the pick for the Steelers.
    Now for Haywood — being a “superior” intellect from a “superior” part of the country, I humbly ask you read this before buying the sorority sisters’ story as gospel.
    Could you at least read this with an open mind? Thanks.
    http://ludwig.squarespace.com/politics-journal/2010/4/15/the-media-lynching-of-ben-roethlisberger.html

  106. Howard Cosell says: Apr 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    If you want to hammer Ben for his actions by all means go ahead. The Steelers didn’t do anything to the girl and the sick child most certainly had nothing to do with it.
    Get over your conspiracy theorys about the NFL, Goodell and the Steelers and the Patriots while were at it. This was this childs wish and the NFL, Goodell, The Steelers and Hines Ward made it happen for him.
    Many of you say ‘what if that was your daughter’. Well what if this was your son dying of cancer and this was his wish? Back off and direct your ire where it really should go.

  107. mobey says: Apr 24, 2010 12:26 AM

    Maybe he simply has bad hearing.

  108. Florios'Lawyer says: Apr 24, 2010 9:43 AM

    Adam says: April 24, 2010 3:39 AM
    “There were fans from every team there, and they ALL hate the Steelers.”
    yup, having 6 Lombardis will do that.
    now run along sonny.
    / ..and your team still sucks

  109. mobey says: Apr 24, 2010 10:17 AM

    Let’s face it. In Pittsburgh there is no “no means no” rules.
    Just ask the livestock.

  110. badthings says: Apr 24, 2010 11:08 AM

    Adam,
    Amen.

  111. badthings says: Apr 24, 2010 11:17 AM

    Frank,
    When all is said and done YOUR QB brought this on your team, end of story.
    Instead of talking smack at others maybe you should look at your own team.
    Also, CT your one keyboard badass. Why will a drunk Steeler fan punch someone because they chant “she said no?” Because it is the truth?
    you Steeler fans are showing what low class losers you really are.

  112. Frank Burns says: Apr 24, 2010 2:16 PM

    badthings — I wondered how long it would take one of you cowards to take responsibility off the hecklers, and put it onto Ben. Yeah, Ben FORCED those scumbags to shout down the cancer-stricken kid.
    No, Ben “brought” whatever some yahoos want to scream at HIM — NOT some innocent Make a Wish Kid. Take some responsibility for individual actions, you coward. The scumbags in the crowd — as well as the turds ripping the kid on this board — are at fault. It’s THEIR responsibility not to do such embarrassing garbage like what they did at the draft.
    And Hayward, enough with YOUR crap too — here’s what you said:
    —————————————————————-
    hayward giablommi says:
    April 23, 2010 3:19 PM
    “Dude, if you’ve read my posts I obviously don’t give a crap what you and the rest of your hater buds think about Roethlisberger ”
    ^^^^^
    So, in other words, can we then conclude that:
    1.) you don’t have a problem with him raping girls and then using his money/fame to evade charges?
    2.) you do have a problem with society taking issue with and calling out another rich guy skating for something that would land either me or you 5 to 10 years?
    ————————————————————-
    1. You stated that he does indeed engage in “raping” girls, a little manufactured “fact”you tried to sneak by me here. Yes, I have if problem IF he raped, not ALLEGEDLY raped. Again, “allegedy” is the key — what is proven? What you morons don’t get, is when I say Ben isn’t necessarily guilty, I have the INVESTIGATORS AND FACTS on my side — you clowns are the ones with all the guesses, suspicions and unbacked-up opinions.
    2. Again, by saying a rich guy “skated” here you state you believe he’s gotten away with someone — meaning you are stating he had to be guilty of something in the first place. So don’t try to weasel out, bud.

  113. Columbus Buckeye says: Apr 24, 2010 5:03 PM

    Did they chant that when the Jets drafted Sanchez?

  114. Deb says: Apr 24, 2010 7:56 PM

    Oh my … another football story.
    Did anyone see the fine fan specimens at the draft? They looked a lot like frat boys. Kinda low-rent versions of Ben and his homies. Yeah, these guys have ALL the respect in the world for women. Using rape as a football chant … that’s class. Are the people lovin’ this treatment of the Make-A-Wish kid the same ones who were so outraged by Roethlisberger dissing a Make-A-Wish kid? Well, if we’ve learned nothing else this week, we know hypocrisy is alive and kickin’ in the NFL.
    The players get paid to ignore distractions and play the game. They’ve heard boos and hisses before. I expect them to do their jobs.

  115. imjustsaying says: Apr 24, 2010 9:21 PM

    And these are the same that booed Mcnab on draft day…..

  116. robert ethan says: Apr 25, 2010 12:19 AM

    The kid is a Hatfield from Kentucky. Luckily none of the McCoys were ripe to be plucked in that spot. Sportswriters across the land would be giving themselves hernias laughing at their own headlines.

  117. UckTheFeagles says: Apr 25, 2010 1:31 PM

    CT Stiller says:
    April 23, 2010 4:29 PM
    Someone else made a great point. If you’re going to start chanting crap like this you better be ready to have some random drunk Steelers fan come up to you and punch you in the face, because it will probably happen. As usual, you’re all talk on the Internet. No one will say a word when it comes down to it because you’re all pussies behind a keyboard.
    ———————————————–
    …and you are making this threat by typing it on a keyboard.
    You suck and so does your raping hero. Wear your big benny jersey into an opposing stadium, I doubt you’ll have any trouble finding people to yell in your face.

  118. this class sucks says: Apr 25, 2010 2:55 PM

    If the NFL was trying to use that kid to stop the inevitable chanting that would have come with the pick, he grossly over estimated the average class of a football fan who attends draft day.

  119. effs420 says: Apr 25, 2010 7:42 PM

    yup im jealous of the steelers…
    i wish my team had a fat sexually degenerate slob for a qb…
    color me green with envy

  120. smashmouthd says: Apr 25, 2010 7:53 PM

    There aren’t nearly as many Animal lovers, as their are Rapist haters. So much for the Vick VS Ben comparisons.
    Big Ben has absolutely NO CHANCE of living this down in 2010… the NFL was smart to suspend him six games… it might keep the damage to the Steelers organization to a minimum.

  121. momar3000 says: Apr 26, 2010 9:38 AM

    @ Stillerz
    1. Hypocrits = Hypocrites
    2. They STOPPED when the kid came up
    3. Ben did not STOP when he needed to
    4. We had to put up with years of talk for an athlete not convicted of a crime, get used to it
    5. steelers are good, Ravens are better

  122. Frank Burns says: Apr 26, 2010 11:05 AM

    uh sorry momar3000, but they did NOT stop when the kid came up — where do you get the NERVE to try and lie like that? These scumbags and the turds who are actually ripping on the poor kid are beneath contempt.
    And you sicken me for trying to weasel out of what they did.

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