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Arians says Roethlisberger has been reborn

b. roethlisber3.jpgWhispers about Ben Roethlisberger’s off-field issues didn’t start with his two sexual assault allegations.  (And we’re not talking about his tipping practices.)

Roethlisberger was never known as a guy with the best work ethic.  Unlike many top quarterbacks, he’s not the guy that gets praised for studying extra tape or is first in the building or stays in particularly good offseason shape.  

When you win, that approach is fine.  When the entire country knows you are a creep, maybe it’s time for a change.

The Roethlisberger that showed up to training camp this offseason has clearly looked to be in better shape.  Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians says his quarterback is throwing the ball better than any camp previously.  Roethlisberger has yet to be intercepted during team drills and has gone complete practices without an incompletion.

It’s way too early to draw any conclusions, but perhaps Roethlisberger’s disastrous offseason could lead to a more focused player.  On and off the field.

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  1. brownsfn19 says: Aug 3, 2010 6:54 PM

    Hahahhahahaha…..a reborn rapist

  2. bigmikethompson says: Aug 3, 2010 6:55 PM

    A born again rapist lol.

  3. PittsburghSteelerz says: Aug 3, 2010 6:58 PM

    2 SBs in 6 years as a lazy creep. Imagine if Peyton could produce in the clutch.

  4. onlymyopinionmatters says: Aug 3, 2010 6:59 PM

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Rapistberger has been reborn. Kind of like the spawn of Chucky.
    I guess being a rapist and a turd for almost 30 years is quite a career, so he decided to be “reborn” and start all over again.

  5. SeanSalisbury7StepDrop says: Aug 3, 2010 7:00 PM

    The Aryan Race is Reborn
    HAIL HITLER!!!!!

  6. bow_to_the_pats says: Aug 3, 2010 7:01 PM

    That’s great. Too bad the Squealers season is already dead.

  7. downwithdansnyder says: Aug 3, 2010 7:01 PM

    He probably cut 2,000 calories a day out of his diet by cutting back on all the booze.

  8. dwntwnbadboy says: Aug 3, 2010 7:04 PM

    LOL@ “reborn rapist”

  9. steeelfann says: Aug 3, 2010 7:05 PM

    Uh oh, if he can win 2 in 5 years when unfocused, maybe 3 more Lombardi’s soon???

  10. JaggedMark says: Aug 3, 2010 7:05 PM

    What a surprise! Reports from Steeler camp praising Roethlisberger, in order to put him in a good light and insure that Goodell reinstates him after only 4 games.

  11. pfft says: Aug 3, 2010 7:05 PM

    everyone look out after game 4. Ben is going to be better than he has ever been. Everyone better hope the steelers don’t win two or more of those first four games.

  12. bensux says: Aug 3, 2010 7:06 PM

    why is this even a story…we all know the steelers secondary is horrible so this is no surprise…and ben will be throwing to the practice squad for the first 6 games

  13. trickbunny says: Aug 3, 2010 7:06 PM

    Yep. Pretty much the same thing as having an employee who slacks off and gets into trouble or, perhaps, sexually harrasses another employee. They get threatened with termination or harsh discipline and they straighten up and fly right… for a while.
    Let Rapenstein get nice and comfortable. As soon as he feels like eyes aren’t on him all the time, he’ll go right back to being a fat, douchebag perv… his true nature.

  14. keithcash says: Aug 3, 2010 7:07 PM

    Are you saying he raped his servers with poor tips? Hmm. Mhm.

  15. yinzer7 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:09 PM

    Halleluiah!

  16. JimmySmith says: Aug 3, 2010 7:09 PM

    Unless he manages to be reborn sans little Ben, I ain’t buying it. He thinks foreplay is being escorted into a bathroom stall and then after that, its time to play hide the sausage no matter what her response is, or was.
    He’s a creepy douche bag and I hope karma awaits him Joe Theisman-style.

  17. svenhoek says: Aug 3, 2010 7:10 PM

    OH MY GOD! Roethlisberger is a rapist jokes are so funny and not trite and used all the time site at all! I love reading them, because I know that everyone that writes them is a really funny person with lots of intelligent and original ideas in their heads! Thanks guys!

  18. 2010_DHB_70rec_900yds_10tds says: Aug 3, 2010 7:11 PM

    7 0n 7 drills with no pass rush, que the steeler fans saying he is better now then ever.

  19. GBfanForever says: Aug 3, 2010 7:11 PM

    He could become the greatest qb ever. IT DOES NOT MATTER. He is who is and pittsburg fans should not celebrate anything he does. What if the worlds greatest garbage man was also the biggest a-hole and rapist in the garbage collecting business? If Ben wasn’t a qb people would line up to kick that piece of human trash in the balls and not think twice about it.

  20. Ravenmuscle says: Aug 3, 2010 7:11 PM

    The Devil made him do it.
    The Big Turd is just putting on a good act to have his 6 game suspension reduced to 4 games.

  21. MrHumble says: Aug 3, 2010 7:12 PM

    He got his wish, he was reborn as a “dildo”.

  22. Deb says: Aug 3, 2010 7:12 PM

    Glad for the improvements, but–not to be cyncial–if I’m supposed to believe he’s more committed, I want to hear he’s coming in early and studying film. But any news that’s not negative drama is an improvement.
    Did Arians actually use the word “reborn”?

  23. Crabcake says: Aug 3, 2010 7:13 PM

    Once a rapist, always a rapist!

  24. WildTurkey101 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:14 PM

    As Church Lady would say,”Isn’t that special”

  25. tk1966 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:15 PM

    A Browns fan making a joke? Seriously?

  26. DanRooney says: Aug 3, 2010 7:16 PM

    Yah he’ll be back week 5 raping all of the NFL teams in route to his 3rd Super Bowl.
    This is the greatest QB in the NFL. Not that guy who’s 7-9 in playoff games and throws balls right to Tracy Porter in the Super Bowl.

  27. wstech77 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:16 PM

    Dont hate bottom feeders….

  28. Larry Hoover says: Aug 3, 2010 7:16 PM

    Raven’s cornerbacks are shaking like a chain link fence

  29. Castro95 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:16 PM

    Born again christian? Damn you Tim Tebow! Ha ha couldn’t help it.

  30. The_D says: Aug 3, 2010 7:18 PM

    I’m sure the process by which he was reborn was by crawling uninvited into a random woman’s vagina. So – really nothing new here.

  31. Huckle says: Aug 3, 2010 7:19 PM

    Of course other Steelers are going to say good things about him to the press. “Nothing to see here”.
    Just like the police bodyguards that help him rape women say.

  32. Pervy *Harvin says: Aug 3, 2010 7:20 PM

    What a crock of shit! Reborn my ass…he won’t be happy until he has had more young ass than a toilet seat in a sorority house…

  33. wstech77 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:20 PM

    Dont hate bottom feeders…

  34. Wrathchild says: Aug 3, 2010 7:20 PM

    Reborn as in he just came out of another woman’s vagina? That’s not news.

  35. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Aug 3, 2010 7:20 PM

    Me too. I get reborn every day I wake up.

  36. robert ethen says: Aug 3, 2010 7:21 PM

    Unfortunately it’s as a middle aged Chinese farmer in Nanking Province.

  37. steelers rule says: Aug 3, 2010 7:22 PM

    Born to be a 3 time Super Bowl champion! Something Peyton Manning will never be!

  38. C.Bass says: Aug 3, 2010 7:23 PM

    Ah clowns fans chiming in. I know it’s frustrating losing 26 of the last 32 to Pittsburgh and 13 of the last 14 but maybe you should wait until your team isn’t the joke of the NFL until you start making comments.
    Rotherlisberger has more rings than that drunk bankrupt loser Kosar. And consensual sex with 2 crazy women doesn’t make Ben a rapist. Dumb yes.
    Every Pittsburgh fan knows the rivalry is with the Purple Browns. The Cleveland Clowns are the michigan of the rivalry….they haven’t showed up in over a decade.

  39. mr.bozojones says: Aug 3, 2010 7:24 PM

    Jailhouse religion sometimes goes away, when the locked doors swing open. Then it’s party time all over again!!!

  40. Raven Maniac says: Aug 3, 2010 7:25 PM

    He gets that look in his eye that has the D backing off and covering their corn holes…

  41. onlymyopinionmatters says: Aug 3, 2010 7:26 PM

    Damn you Rosenthal!!!!!
    Now Deb, the Rapist’s lovesick stalker will surely be on here to post more sickening propaganda about how Ben is God and a saint. Then she will follow up with her usual delusional hopes for the Rapist to be her baby daddy, along with her other baby daddy………….. Tomlin.

  42. Beast says: Aug 3, 2010 7:26 PM

    Grrreeeat, Big Ben has been reborn again. At the end of the season, we’ll get to read a new article called “Big Ben rapes again, but he vows that he’ll be reborn by da start of camp.”

  43. steelerfanjj says: Aug 3, 2010 7:27 PM

    Love all the haters out there.. Cant’ stand the fact Pittsburgh has 6 Lombardi’s. Let me recall how many the Brown and Bengals have hmmm… none! At least the Ratbirds have one!
    By the way…the Roethlisberger rapist jokes aren’t the least bit tired are they? Keep on hating!

  44. Derek Stephens says: Aug 3, 2010 7:28 PM

    The part of the story left out:
    “I noticed that he’s actually asking women to have sex with him now, rather than just forcing himself on them against their wills. And from what we know, he hasn’t been quite as drunk when approaching them. We’re really pleased with his progress,” continued Arians.

  45. PAJoe says: Aug 3, 2010 7:29 PM

    I heard he’s progressing well now that he’s in the 12 step program of RA…………….(Rapists Anonomous)

  46. ppdoc13 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:35 PM

    till he sees another 20 year old that raises the junk in his trunk.

  47. meatball13 says: Aug 3, 2010 7:37 PM

    When a douche is reborn what does it become an enema?

  48. Opie says: Aug 3, 2010 7:40 PM

    Stop being so sensitive Steeler fans, you know as well as anyone that this story is a joke.

  49. cusoman says: Aug 3, 2010 7:45 PM

    What is this, dysfunctional QB attention day? Stories on Favre, Vick and now Big Ben?
    This place is becoming more and more like the TMZ of football every day.

  50. drewtrice says: Aug 3, 2010 7:47 PM

    # bensux says: August 3, 2010 7:06 PM
    “why is this even a story…we all know the steelers secondary is horrible so this is no surprise…and ben will be throwing to the practice squad for the first 6 games”
    Exactly. A high school QB could complete passes on the Steelers secondary. Miserable CBs. Just miserable.

  51. cbatchel says: Aug 3, 2010 7:47 PM

    hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!
    Reborn my ass, once a rapist always a rapist.

  52. In & Out Burger says: Aug 3, 2010 7:55 PM

    It’s funny how convincing people you aren’t a jerk can be such a motivator.

  53. bensux says: Aug 3, 2010 7:58 PM

    i hate the “ben has 2 rings”….no the steelers do…having the worst QB rating in SB winning history and throwing one lucky pass doesnt make u good…OVERRATED

  54. razic says: Aug 3, 2010 8:01 PM

    I think it sucks that you and the rest of the media are turning a blind eye to this.
    Congrats to his PR team for changing the conversation about him.

  55. IronCIty says: Aug 3, 2010 8:02 PM

    I cant believe how many eyewitnesses there are on this site who saw Ben rape these women!
    Its amazing how people form an opinion from watching the news.
    Calling him a rapist is going to give the QB on your favorite team bad karma for the year.
    Obviously, your favorite teams havent done sh*t, so you hate on someone elses.

  56. trickbunny says: Aug 3, 2010 8:02 PM

    PittsburghSteelerz says:
    August 3, 2010 6:58 PM
    2 SBs in 6 years as a lazy creep. Imagine if Peyton could produce in the clutch.
    ————————————————-
    What an ironic statement, considering Rapistberger probably contributed the least, out of 22 people in the starting line-up, to any SB victory. Didn’t he have one of his absolute shittiest games ever as a pro in the SB? Oh, but “PittsburghSteelerz” thinks it’s all because of Ben. They won *in spite* of that POS QB.

  57. HJC says: Aug 3, 2010 8:05 PM

    This guy wins 2 SB as a lazy fat ass and all the haters (that mean all the jealous idiotic non-Steeler fans) are coming out to repeat the rape mantra like insecure wusses needing to cuddle with their blanket.
    Keep on saying that. “Ben is a rapist” It will make you feel better. I don’t know about your sorry ass football teams though but keep on saying it as your insecure psyche needs you to.
    Also make sure you look in the mirror and say “i’m good enough and gosh darn it, people like me.”
    Youse haters are all loser.

  58. Bigbluefan says: Aug 3, 2010 8:06 PM

    Truth be told he won one of those SB’s but he does have two rings
    To bad he is such an idiot this kid needs to get a few months behind bars and find out what being raped is all about
    Maybe he could hang with vick either of them you pick they are both scum bags

  59. trickbunny says: Aug 3, 2010 8:09 PM

    Ha ha.. All Pissburgh Shitters fans can say, over and over, is “6 lombardis”. They know they’ll have to cling to the past ’cause the future looks about as black as their uniforms.
    Of course, when someone mentions the Browns have won TEN (that would be 4 more than 6, for you Steeler fans) championships, it doesn’t count- simply because the name of the title game was changed. No problem. When the Steelers suck for years to come, we’ll all be looking way back into the ancient past at those 6 dusty lombardi trophies, thinking those don’t really count for much now, too.
    The best part about these Steelers stories is, as hard as their fans try to do damage control with their weak-ass comebacks, they’re always outnumbered 10-1 by the rest of the world who are sick of the Steelers and their fans. Maybe if Steelers fans weren’t loudmouthed, chestbeating neanderthals who relish every opportunity to put everyone else’s team down, people would be ganging up on them so bad.
    You reap what you sew, rapist supporters :)

  60. IHATECRYBABYFANS says: Aug 3, 2010 8:09 PM

    Browns fans calling Ben a rapist when they have Abe Elam on their team. Feel free to google Abe Elam Notre Dame to see what he and three of his team mates did to some girl. By the way he went on trial and was convicted.

  61. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Aug 3, 2010 8:15 PM

    He’s still a douche!

  62. hobbeslax says: Aug 3, 2010 8:18 PM

    Good for him. I’m glad to see some focus!
    Go Steelers!!!

  63. jackybadass says: Aug 3, 2010 8:19 PM

    who cares

  64. Ravenmaniac says: Aug 3, 2010 8:26 PM

    What ese was Arians going to say…..sounds positive anyway…good for steeler fans.

  65. ham1 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:29 PM

    Thats laughable. That is really funny….reborn. I have heard it all.

  66. Holeinone09 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:37 PM

    “Reborn’ might be a strong comment, but “more focused” is probably very accurate. Ben clearly looks right now to be in the best shape in years. I would also think his mindset is that he has to behave, stay out of trouble and prove himself in a number of ways this year. Even with his generally wonderful football stats, he will have to prove himself on the field again in new ways. My prediction is that after he gets some playing time after the suspension, he will have possibly his best overall year ever. Not necessarily stastically, but in terms of leadership, determination, desire, ethic, effort, etc.
    That may be exactly what is needed to lead the Steelers to Super Bowl win number 7.
    BTW, the now completely boring and utterly stupid rapist jokes may merely end up helping the Steelers to rally around Ben even more as the season progresses. Watch and learn morons.
    GO STEELERS!

  67. Football says: Aug 3, 2010 8:40 PM

    Roethlisberger is going to unleash hell this year.

  68. Reptar says: Aug 3, 2010 8:43 PM

    Haha, are Steeler fans honestly suggesting that Rapistberger is better than Peyton Manning? Rapistberger isn’t even in the top 5. Manning/Brady/Brees (any order of those three)/Rivers/Rogers. Thanks for playing!

  69. salty says: Aug 3, 2010 8:43 PM

    reborn as what? the antichrist?

  70. Macadamia says: Aug 3, 2010 8:49 PM

    And people are worried about the Ravens’ secondary? If Big Jen is doing so well against the vaunted “Rusty Curtain,” they must all be afraid he’s going to catch them after practice in a bathroom stall.

  71. meatball13 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:51 PM

    @Football…he is going to hell,not unleashing it!!!

  72. stiller43 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:55 PM

    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

  73. fan15062 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:55 PM

    I said it before and I’ll say it again … games are won on the field NOT on some stupid, silly-ass chat site like this one.
    I’m a Steelers fan and I feel pretty good about what my favorite team will be doing in January … Playing in the playoffs. Only time will tell.

  74. Richm2256 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:55 PM

    “Reborn” my a$$ …. word is that Tomlin bought Ben a life-size inflatable doll to keep him home! Okay, she looks 19, but at least she won’t tell the cops.

  75. Wonka says: Aug 3, 2010 8:57 PM

    *YAWN* More lame rape jokes. Meanwhile a guy who actually was charged with rape (while married mind you) is the most popular athlete in the country amongst women. Kobe rehabilitated his image by keeping clean and winning titles. Ben will do much of the same.

  76. Iron Wolf says: Aug 3, 2010 9:01 PM

    There is NOTHING he can do that will make anyone forget what a f*cking scumbag he is.

  77. fab says: Aug 3, 2010 9:18 PM

    Wonka says:
    August 3, 2010 8:57 PM
    *YAWN* More lame rape jokes. Meanwhile a guy who actually was charged with rape (while married mind you) is the most popular athlete in the country amongst women. Kobe rehabilitated his image by keeping clean and winning titles. Ben will do much of the same.
    ————————————————–
    GREAT POINT! i dont even remember that Kobe BS anymore, i just see a winner now. Give it a few years, Big Ben will be winning his 3rd and 4th SB, all the haters will be still crying about refs, and the browns fans will be saying “wait till next year”

  78. Philtration says: Aug 3, 2010 9:19 PM

    Does he still have that weird “gray penis” thing going on?
    Let’s ask the Steeler fans.
    They would know.

  79. dyhard says: Aug 3, 2010 9:26 PM

    this is another case where ben gos to the hall and after thet he is busted for playing with kids then he gos to jail can you read this LT

  80. In & Out Burger says: Aug 3, 2010 9:31 PM

    The Superbowl vs. Pre Super Bowl championship debate doesn’t exist. Brown’s and Packer’s fans got the raw end of the deal but it isn’t the same. Pre Super Bowl NFL wasn’t even close to the same level of competition.
    I may invalidate my opinion with this but I don’t think any World Series should count before the league was integrated because it wasn’t all the competition available.

  81. 6workinon7beatches says: Aug 3, 2010 9:37 PM

    6 RINGS…THAT IS ALL!

  82. Huckle says: Aug 3, 2010 9:44 PM

    All rape jokes and ball-busting aside, seriously, you Steeler fans really should just get used to it.
    The Bengals will be called criminals until the day comes that everyone on the team has no criminal history, the Ravens will hear murderer jokes as long as Ray Lewis is on the team, and now you guys will forever hear rapist comments for as long as Roethlisburger is on the team.
    You may not like it, but you know it’s true.

  83. Calir says: Aug 3, 2010 9:47 PM

    It’s a Christmas Miracle in August!

  84. phuckphilly says: Aug 3, 2010 9:52 PM

    I love all the haters! Everyone hates the Steelers because everyone is jealous of the Steelers. ‘Nuff said.
    All the haters should stick with watching the “casual sports fan” network known as ESPN.

  85. Steelintn says: Aug 3, 2010 9:56 PM

    brownsfn19 says:
    August 3, 2010 6:54 PM
    Hahahhahahaha…. .a reborn rapist
    ————————————————————–
    You want to talk about raping??
    Let’s see, Ben’s record against the stains:
    Sun October 10 2004: 34-23 STEELERS
    Sun November 14 2004: 24-10 STEELERS December 24 2005: 41-0 STEELERS ouch
    Sun November 19 2006: 24-20 STEELERS
    Thu December 7 2006: 27-7 STEELERS
    Sun September 9 2007: 34-7 STEELERS
    Sun November 11 2007: 31-28 STEELERS
    Sun September 14 2008: 10-6 STEELERS December 28 2008: 31-0 STEELERS ouch
    Sun October 18 2009: 27-14 STEELERS
    Thu December 10 2009: 6-13 stains
    10-1 vs. your stains. All Ben does is win, especially against your sorry ass loser team.
    Go Big Ben and go STEELERS!!!

  86. Blackn'Gold says: Aug 3, 2010 9:58 PM

    We all make mistakes except for the louts on this message board. Fans including kids seem to be welcoming Ben with open arms as he gladly signs autographs during camp. If there is a franchise that is ready to start this season, it’s the Steelers. It’s been the off season from HELL. The Steelers Nation may not see Ben until game #7 so the rest of the team is going to have to step up and win some games until that happens.
    GO STEELERS!

  87. lieutenant Dan's Ice Cream says: Aug 3, 2010 9:59 PM

    Steeler fans getting butt hurt over the Ben jokes is amazing.
    You people have been making “Ray Lewis stabs people” jokes for 15 years. Grow a thicker skin pansies. Should have known that door would swing both ways.

  88. pfft says: Aug 3, 2010 10:00 PM

    Haha, are Steeler fans honestly suggesting that Rapistberger is better than Peyton Manning? Rapistberger isn’t even in the top 5. Manning/Brady/Brees (any order of those three)/Rivers/Rogers . Thanks for playing!
    Really Brees Rivers and Rogers are you kidding me. Each of them had a good year last year and only one of them have a super bowl ring. Even Brady he is only 2 wins better than Matt Cassel. Put them behind the Steelers horrible offensive line and they are in the 60 sack range if they are not hurt. Sack anyone of them 3 times in a game and you win the game. Sack ben 6 times in a game and the game is close but steelers still win. Look it up.

  89. numberfour says: Aug 3, 2010 10:02 PM

    and the hammer thought he would kick the packers’ asses too, burgerboy.
    your idols are stupid, overrated and dont understand the team concept.
    the browns and the pack were champions at those times, period (and they did have some duskies). as were all the early baseball teams.
    the bigger determinator would be the science applied to the game as time went on. despite its detracting effort on the charms of the game. much like the 24/7 media focus on idolizing the jackasses in the game.

  90. HJC says: Aug 3, 2010 10:06 PM

    Trickbunny. You’re the biggest loser I’ve seen on this board. You scold us for talking about the 6 sb rings (like 2 of them the past 6 yrs) and you mention the whatever championships your shit-stains won what 100 years ago. Are u effing kidding me?
    At least we Steelers do the “giving”. You Cleveland losers get raped over by LeBron and the rest of the NFL every year. You guys are too boring and lame to rape anymore.

  91. no1footballfan says: Aug 3, 2010 10:07 PM

    I am so tired of people calling Ben a “rapist.” He has won 2 Superbowls; what else do you want from him? Peyton Manning couldn’t carry his jockstrap! Those that badmouth him are just jealous because he’s going to win every Superbowl until he retires! he is the BEST quarterback that ever lived; so he should be allowed to do whatever he wants!

  92. Cup says: Aug 3, 2010 10:10 PM

    Ahhhh keep the rapist jokes coming… He was never charged and it was obviously two sloppy chicks looking for a little money after banging a rich dude.
    Here’s to a 12-4 season with Ben having yet another 100+ rating year. You know all of you Brownies fans would have been creaming in your pants, more than that chick when she thought she could get some money, if Ben would have been traded to you.
    Ohhhh wait I forgot, you have the greatness that is Brady Quinn ahhhh hahahahahaha…..

  93. Kevin DuBrow says: Aug 3, 2010 10:14 PM

    The picture is ironic…. ben whining and crying to someone with “BJ” on their back.

  94. khall says: Aug 3, 2010 10:21 PM

    It may help if you morons actually read the article that is linked, rather than just believing whatever they post here as a the supposed headline!
    O WHERE in that article did Arians say Roethlisberger was “reborn”.
    But then the PFT writers know their audience: lemmings who are too lazy to click on a damn link to read the actual article and quotes provided!

  95. tk1966 says: Aug 3, 2010 10:23 PM

    Funny how a number of people have commented that the Steelers seconday stinks. Last year, they were merely average (16th out of 32 – not great, not horrible either, just average, so there goes the “stinks” idea already). They year before? They led the league. #1. The difference between last year and the year before? No McFadden (with the Cards), no Polamalu (out 11 games w/ injury). The difference between last year and this year? Bryant returns, Troy is healthy. I’d say that is a whole lot closer to good (or even great) than it is to “stinks”. Happy to educate you all!

  96. Deb says: Aug 3, 2010 10:25 PM

    I can’t believe how many Vikes fans are on this site mouthing off about the Steelers. Would think you’d be otherwise focused today.
    Gee, Pervy*Harvin, guess the thought of going 5-11 without Brett has you so bitter, you thought you’d share the venom with us.
    Hell hath no fury like a Brett lover scorned.

  97. openfieldtackle says: Aug 3, 2010 10:32 PM

    I am confused with all of the Rape talk… I live in the same city with this girl.
    She had 2 guys banging her at the same time at a party… One example of why no charges were brought.
    There was no DNA from Ben… She swallowed it!
    Her friends pushed her to call the cops.
    I don’t know about you guys but if you were offered a BJ by a 20 yr old with a DTF (down to f**ck button….what would you do?
    Anyone saying no to that go log onto the decorating site.
    Get real!

  98. Deb says: Aug 3, 2010 10:32 PM

    onlymyopinionmatters says:
    Now Deb, the Rapist’s lovesick stalker will surely be on here to post more sickening propaganda about how Ben is God and a saint. Then she will follow up with her usual delusional hopes for the Rapist to be her baby daddy, along with her other baby daddy………….. Tomlin.
    ————————————————
    Aw … another silly dimwit who thinks that when a woman passionately argues evidence in a legal case she MUST have hots for the accused.
    No no no, darlin’, Ben is an ASS.
    But you do get a point for Tomlin … Ooooo ;)

  99. ECS - Brougham Boys 74 says: Aug 3, 2010 10:56 PM

    It’s going to be sweet seeing the fans chanting SHE SAID NO at every game (yeah, even home games), and nobody in the world giving the slightest crap how many Lombardis your serial rapist has won. It’s like OJ bragging about his NFL stats or his success as an actor. It’s just vulgar. We all applauded when OJ finally got locked up, and nobody cared that it was a setup. People just don’t like lowlifes like OJ and Rapistberger, no matter how they try to spin it. And no matter how much money the Rooneys spend trying to make it all go away, it just doesn’t work like that. The Rooneys ended up with mud on their face, and looking racist as hell (seems kinda odd that only the black guys get traded when they do something naughty… even if they are SuperBowl MVPs). Your best player on offense got traded for what? Two 19yo sorority girls and a bottle of tequila. Hey, Ben is happy!
    The only people who are buying any of this dog and pony nonsense about Rapistberger are Squeeler fans. The rest of the country wants to see that lowlife permanently and seriously injured, and you can expect HUGE cheers when it happens.
    Pittsburgh’s future looks dark, perhaps one of the darkest in the league. They had a poor draft, lost their only playmaker on offense, and did nothing in free agency to improve. Even worse for Pitt is how much all the other teams in that division improved this offseason. I expect Pittsburgh to be picking in the top 5 of the draft next offseason, and to win no more than 2 division games (if that). At least maybe they’ll be able to go after Jake Locker in the draft. He’s kinda like Ben, only he doesn’t rape people and he can actually LEAD his team to wins. That’s about the only shot Pitt has at improving quickly. Perhaps worst of all, the Rooneys have proven they don’t like to spend money (unless they’re trying to protect their favorite white rapist). That doesn’t bode well considering the current improbability of a salary cap coming back.
    So keep bragging Steeler fans. It is funny (in a sad sort of way) to the rest of us. These Steeler fans talking playoffs… that’s got to be the biggest joke in the NFL right now. Ha ha ha ha…
    SHE SAID NO! SHE SAID NO! SHE SAID NO!

  100. King Ding-A-Ling says: Aug 3, 2010 11:01 PM

    Hang out with your wang out, Ben.

  101. Deb says: Aug 3, 2010 11:10 PM

    @Bunny Hop …
    Gee, what did the Browns sow to reap so many years of disappointment?

  102. Andy says: Aug 3, 2010 11:18 PM

    browns fans, hahahahhahahahhahahahahha you shouldn’t even be allowed to post on a board concerning the NFL. You got your 1 win of the decade against us out of the way. Have fun beating us again in 2019. All of these nick names that you tools come up with. Rapistberger, rusty curtain, Big Jen. Whackist shit i’ve ever heard. lol you sound like kids in elementary school. its like calling 49er fans the fourty whiners or the vikings the viqueens. Notice how gay that is. Innocent until proven guilty. Bens innocent so go back to watching your team suck again this year and watch the steelers Defense (who are all healthy again and got our Superbowl winning CB’s back) push your teams shit in this year.

  103. HandsofSweed says: Aug 3, 2010 11:39 PM

    TrickBunny:
    10 Championships? Well, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949 were in the AAFC, which was a JV league at the time and did not have the right to crown a World Champion, given that only the NFL Champion was the rightful World Champion. (However, some of those 4 Browns teams may very well have beaten the NFL Champ in those yrs, but they never got a chance). So, too bad for you; No World Champions there.
    In 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1965, 1968 and 1969 they won Division Titles, but lost the NFL title game each year. No World Titles there, either.
    No need to even talk about 1970-2009. No World Titles there.
    1950, 1954, 1955 and 1964 are the only WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Browns history and are the only times they won an NFL Championship.
    http://www.profootballreference.com

  104. BonnieD says: Aug 3, 2010 11:46 PM

    Or maybe his defense stinks.

  105. Chusko says: Aug 3, 2010 11:50 PM

    I’m a Steeler fan, and I still hate Ben but all of you other guys acting like he’s finished are crazy.
    When Ben’s on – no defense can come close to stopping him. Ask the ratbirds on that Monday night. I think Ben was on the bench by halftime, with a perfect passer rating. And if you don’t realize this, then you haven’t watched enough.
    For as much of a loser as the guy is, he’s still probably the biggest winner in the league…when he cares to be.

  106. Deb says: Aug 3, 2010 11:57 PM

    Howdy, ECS – Brougham Boys 74 …
    Bless your heart! Now don’t trouble yourself over the Steelers having dark days ahead. Judging by the tremendous response to news that #7’s throwing well in camp, obviously rival fans think we’re a threat.
    And so are your Seahawks! How could they lose in such a weak division with a coach who spent years fielding a competitive professional team at USC. Hustlers waved $$$ at Pete Carroll’s players and …
    HE SAID YES! HE SAID YES! HE SAID YES!

  107. FloriosHairspray says: Aug 4, 2010 12:14 AM

    If you’re fortunate enough to spend five minutes or 20 minutes around Ben Rottenburger, your life is better for it.

  108. Slow Joe says: Aug 4, 2010 12:27 AM

    Megadouche

  109. Deb says: Aug 4, 2010 1:01 AM

    @robert ethen …
    That’s two. Giggled out loud this time!

  110. bengalsarebackchamps! says: Aug 4, 2010 3:03 AM

    Benjamin Rapistberger HAHA u suck! your career is over. 0-6 haha I love it! u steeler fans are gonna taste shit 2 years in a row! WHO DEY ! u guys are SCARED to come back to cincy especially with willy wind up leftwich u guys are doomed! cleveland will finish with a better record then the steelers and they wont even need LEBRON. HaHa
    suck ass,
    pittsburgh

  111. CKL says: Aug 4, 2010 3:27 AM

    # trickbunny says: August 3, 2010 7:06 PM
    Yep. Pretty much the same thing as having an employee who slacks off and gets into trouble or, perhaps, sexually harrasses another employee. They get threatened with termination or harsh discipline and they straighten up and fly right… for a while.
    Let Rapenstein get nice and comfortable. As soon as he feels like eyes aren’t on him all the time, he’ll go right back to being a fat, douchebag perv… his true nature.
    __________________________________
    I agree, with his seeming personality trait of always doing what he wants to do on the field and off…and resenting coaches who challenge him to change this or that about how he plays it sure would be a huge shock to me if he actually changed his nature. Not saying it CAN’T happen, but it sure isn’t a bet I would take.

  112. Spungy says: Aug 4, 2010 8:24 AM

    Eventually, the blue balls will set in if he can resist forcing himself on someone.

  113. Bdrunk says: Aug 4, 2010 9:27 AM

    Deb says:
    August 4, 2010 1:01 AM
    @robert ethen …
    That’s two. Giggled out loud this time!
    ———————
    robert ethen consistently brings the quality.

  114. Fed up says: Aug 4, 2010 10:36 AM

    To all you scumbag fans of other teams such as the Clowns, the Bungle, and the Ratbirds…
    …2 time Super Bowl champion Big Ben is gonna rape your secondary.
    Super Bowl Championships:
    Pittsburgh Steelers = 6
    All other teams = LESS THAN 6.
    HA!
    I HATE ALL OF YOU!!

  115. Fed up says: Aug 4, 2010 10:57 AM

    Bungles fans talking trash! LMAO! You are a joke. Win at least one Super Bowl before you do that. Losers. Give my best to Jerry Springer. HA!

  116. Arizona Buckeye says: Aug 4, 2010 11:41 AM

    From all the endless articles and discussions about Ben – he doesn’t appear to be a really nice, grounded person who treats everybody with respect. I don’t know him, never met him, never seen him so I don’t have an opinion on him one way or another. Being a douche-bag isn’t illegal but does tend to accumulate bad karma points. The man was never charged or convicted of rape and since I wasn’t in the room, I have to go with the trite statement: Innocent until proven guilty.
    I do have to say that this is one of the funniest boards I’ve seen on here in a while. I moved to Arizona from Columbus and I do have to say, I miss the never ending shit throwing between Pittsburgh and Cleveland fans – sorry Bengals fans, you were never included in said debate because, well, you’re Bengals fans. It was constant, it was fierce, and it usually always produced some incredibly hysterical one-liners!!! I’m glad to see not much has changed since I left town!

  117. CincyAllDaWay says: Aug 4, 2010 12:25 PM

    steelerfanjj says:
    August 3, 2010 7:27 PM
    Love all the haters out there.. Cant’ stand the fact Pittsburgh has 6 Lombardi’s.
    ————————————————-
    Honestly dude, nobody give’s a f@%k about your Lombardi’s! Old news man! Old news……

  118. CincyAllDaWay says: Aug 4, 2010 12:59 PM

    IronCIty says:
    August 3, 2010 8:02 PM
    I cant believe how many eyewitnesses there are on this site who saw Ben rape these women!
    Its amazing how people form an opinion from watching the news.
    Calling him a rapist is going to give the QB on your favorite team bad karma for the year.
    Obviously, your favorite teams havent done sh*t, so you hate on someone elses.
    ————————————————-
    What I can’t believe is how many eyewitness fans there are on this site who were actually there and saw that he DIDN’T do it! See how this work moron! None of us here actually know that he did it the same as NONE OF YOU know that he didn’t! Get over yourself, your QB’s a very sick pervert who needs to get some help before someone shoots him in the head. (probably a pissed off father of a college student)

  119. In & Out Burger says: Aug 4, 2010 1:37 PM

    @CincyAllDaWay
    I’m not one to take sides but you said “None of us here actually know that he did it.” Then you go on to say “your QB’s a very sick pervert.” This seems very contradictory. If we are going to assume what happened, since no one knows, should also assume that you are only attacking this commenter and his QB because you are a Cincy fan?

  120. queenie says: Aug 4, 2010 1:51 PM

    GO STEEERS and GO BIG BEN!
    For all the haters and cry babies…..I say Boo Hoo Hoo to you….too bad you are so sad!

  121. footballfan says: Aug 4, 2010 1:51 PM

    Yah he’ll be back week 5 raping all of the NFL teams in route to his 3rd Super Bowl.
    This is the greatest QB in the NFL. Not that guy who’s 7-9 in playoff games and throws balls right to Tracy Porter in the Super Bowl.
    *********
    I am no Manning fan but this is funny. Ben has a long ways to go before he can be called the greatest. Quite frankly Manning has a long way to go to get that title… No one will ever take it from Joe Montana!!!

  122. Pittman76 says: Aug 4, 2010 2:15 PM

    Pretty funny seeing stones cast by a Cincy and Raven fans when you consider that the Bengals and Ravens have been criminal central of the NFL for the most of this decade.
    And I’m gonna enjoy seeing T.O. jumping up Carson Palmer’s ass on the sidelines this year cause he’s not seeing enough balls coming his way. ‘Twill be epic.

  123. julieinduvall says: Aug 4, 2010 2:55 PM

    @Deb,
    You seem to have gotten off at the wrong bus stop. Let me help you.
    The allegations against Pete Carroll involved skirting institutional controls. NOT rape. Of course, only a Steelers fan could come up with that leap of logic, or even attempt to compare the two offenses.
    Enjoy the chants of “She said NO” in perpetuity. While I’m at it, I’m wondering if you work for either Roethlisberger’s PR group or the Steelers. You certainly don’t work for his defense lawyer’s office. You spend an awful lot of time going to the mat for a man you don’t work for, or have personal involvement with.

  124. Katmanduu says: Aug 4, 2010 3:38 PM

    Looks like Ben is changing for the better. Good for him. Growing up on and off the field is a great thing.
    Damn….2 SBs in 6 years…..and he was never in the best of shape. If he keeps up his pace, he’s a Hall-Of-Famer….EASILY.

  125. fab says: Aug 4, 2010 3:46 PM

    a couple of funny things: I love how jealous fans of the team with the MOST SBs say we are “living in the past”? That might have been true until 2005. I think winning 2 in 4 years is recent news. Going on that stupidity, who cares about Brees and the saints, OLD NEWS! Also, when Ben one his first SB, he was in his low 20s and had to win 3 very difficult (well 2, Cincy was a joke in the playoffs like always). Against peyton manning and VERY LOUD hostile places. Do you guys really think a few morons yelling she said no, is going to phase him? Please, he wont even hear it.

  126. LvSteelersH8Ben says: Aug 4, 2010 4:42 PM

    Hey can anyone repost that list of games of Roethlisberger vs good teams? I forget where I saw it but it was really an eye opener. If you dont want to repost can you tell me where to find it? Please.
    I know Deb wont help me….. chuckle

  127. Steelintn says: Aug 4, 2010 6:03 PM

    @ECS – Queer Boys 74…
    There won’t be any chants of SHE SAID NO. But if for some reason a few do, they’d be exactly right. She did say NO when the cop asked her if she’d been raped. The crowd will be chanting HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!! Even at away games. I know this kills all you haters but that’s just the way it is.
    And by the way, the seahags still lost. No amount of false accusations and name calling will change that. Just get over it and let it go.
    Go Big Ben and go STEELERS!!!!!!!!

  128. Steelintn says: Aug 4, 2010 6:18 PM

    LvSteelersH8Ben says:
    August 4, 2010 4:42 PM
    Hey can anyone repost that list of games of Roethlisberger vs good teams? I forget where I saw it but it was really an eye opener. If you dont want to repost can you tell me where to find it? Please.
    I know Deb wont help me….. chuckle
    ———————————————–
    Ben has 60 win 26 losses in the regular season and has 8 wins and 2 losses in the playoffs. WOW! What a record in the playoffs! He also has 17 4th quarter comebacks and 21 game winning drives. Yep all Ben does is win games.
    Go Big Ben and go STEELERS!!!!!!!!

  129. Deb says: Aug 4, 2010 7:27 PM

    @julieinduvall
    Oh sweetie, I doubt you could help yourself to make change for a dollar at the Tastee-Freez. Good thing they have those computerized cash registers to do it for you.
    How sad that you’ve made no effort to improve your reading comprehension skills. My post made absolutely no comparison between Pete Carroll and Ben Roethlisberger. I simply took a shot at Carroll.
    Ben seems to be a jerk, but I prefer our limited law-enforcement budgets be focused on actual sex offenders. You have one thing right, though. I love the Steelers. But why do you keep showing up? I didn’t realize bitterness was such a powerful motivator.

  130. rickvaldez says: Aug 4, 2010 8:15 PM

    Wow Ive never seen more stupid shit in my life. You people really think Ben is the best QB in the league??? I knew Pittsburgh was a shithole but never knew how stupid the fans were until now.

  131. Deb says: Aug 4, 2010 9:07 PM

    @julieinduvall
    Oh sweetie, I doubt you could help yourself to make change for a dollar at the Tastee-Freez. Good thing they have those computerized cash registers to do it for you.
    How sad that you’ve made no effort to improve your reading comprehension skills. My post made absolutely no comparison between Pete Carroll and Ben Roethlisberger. I simply took a shot at Carroll.
    Ben seems to be a jerk, but I prefer our limited law-enforcement budgets be focused on actual sex offenders. You have one thing right, though. I love the Steelers. But why do you keep showing up? I didn’t realize bitterness was such a powerful motivator.

  132. LvSteelersH8Ben says: Aug 4, 2010 9:52 PM

    @Steelintn
    Who the hell needs to comeback with a great defense like we have? What did Ben do to lead us back vs the Vikes last season? What did he do to lead us back vs the Cowboys? Those stats don’t tell that Woodley,Townsend ran back a TD but Roethlisberger gets credit for it huh? In that cowboy game the defense caused 5 turnovers and we barely win? Thats a qb that is not focused. Aka Big Ben. I’ll give Ben Roethlisberger one thing. He is the only Qb to have won two Super Bowls but missed the playoffs the following season, both times. He stand alone in that feat. If All ben does is win games then Why did we lose 5 in a row with him as the qb? Blame the D but if the offense puts up Td’s instead of fg’s then the game wouldnt be in doubt in the 4th. That defense was top 5 last season. All Ben does is underachieve, make the Steelers look bad and rape women. That’s more accurate.

  133. Steelintn says: Aug 5, 2010 5:33 AM

    @LvSteelersH8Ben
    The Steelers have had great defenses before but no real QB and where did that get them? Remember the ’90s? Lots of AFCC games but only one trip to the Super Bowl and what happened there? QB screwed us. I’ll take Ben over anybody. He’s an elite QB who has taken us to the Super Bowl twice and won.
    Sounds like you just hate Ben. Maybe it’s time to find another team. Ben’s gonna be our QB for a long time.
    Go Big Ben and go STEELERS!!!!!!!!

  134. fab says: Aug 5, 2010 9:04 AM

    LvSteelersH8Ben says:
    August 4, 2010 9:52 PM
    @Steelintn
    Who the hell needs to comeback with a great defense like we have? What did Ben do to lead us back vs the Vikes last season? What did he do to lead us back vs the Cowboys? Those stats don’t tell that Woodley,Townsend ran back a TD but Roethlisberger gets credit for it huh? In that cowboy game the defense caused 5 turnovers and we barely win? Thats a qb that is not focused. Aka Big Ben. I’ll give Ben Roethlisberger one thing. He is the only Qb to have won two Super Bowls but missed the playoffs the following season, both times. He stand alone in that feat. If All ben does is win games then Why did we lose 5 in a row with him as the qb? Blame the D but if the offense puts up Td’s instead of fg’s then the game wouldnt be in doubt in the 4th. That defense was top 5 last season. All Ben does is underachieve, make the Steelers look bad and rape
    ————————————————–Its sad you missed BEN lead the winning drive in the SB vs Arizona.

  135. Pittman76 says: Aug 5, 2010 11:09 AM

    I’m going to laugh my ass off at all the hater Raven and Bengal fans when Goddell reduces the suspension to two games before the beginning of the season.

  136. Crip2knight says: Aug 5, 2010 12:55 PM

    Go Steelers and take the Pirates with you!!

  137. Crip2knight says: Aug 5, 2010 1:29 PM

    Stillers = cupcake schedule. They better get 10 wins!! Anything less with this easy schedule will show how implausible this team and city really is.
    Go Steelers and take the Pirates with you!!

  138. FrankoBollo says: Aug 5, 2010 3:25 PM

    Oh the hilarity — far from sinking Ben, haters, the whole affair will have him coming out an even GREATER player! Oh the irony! When the smoke clears, the only thing that will happen is Ben refocusing on football and going on to glory! Oh the hunility!

  139. HomoforRomo says: Aug 5, 2010 4:12 PM

    memo to robert ethen- Nanking is a city, not a province- Jiangsu is the province.

  140. LvSteelersH8Ben says: Aug 6, 2010 10:44 AM

    I cant wait till Ben disappoints all you guys on his jock. He is the white version of Pacman Jones. He is who he is.
    @Steelintin, yes the Steelers have had great D’s before but the qb wasnt the cause of the failures. It was Conservative Cowher. He is just like his mentor, Marty Schottenheimer. Remember we got up on the Chargers in 94 but what happened? Conservative Cowher let them come back on us. Sure we lost in 95 and we would have lost in 05 as Bad as Ben played. Difference is, in 95 we played a great Cowboy team and in 05 we played a terrible Seahawks team. Had we been playing the Saints or a team with a good qb, we lose. Ben played good the last qtr of Super Bowl 43. Truth is we shoulda blew the Cards out. The defense held that potent offense in check for 3 quarters and even scored a Td. The reason that game was close was because of our putrid offense. Why do you think Tone got the MVP and not Ben? Because Ben didnt do crap all game until the last drive. Not MVP Worthy. Ben has One TD pass and 3 interceptions in two Super Bowls. What a winner lol. He is tied with Randle El for Super Bowl passes lol

  141. bloodystupidjohnson says: Aug 6, 2010 11:32 AM

    How is this news? What is Arians going to say? For this to rate a headline must mean a slow news day, or a stupid editor.

  142. thepittsburghkid says: Aug 6, 2010 12:30 PM

    Keep grasping at straws. I would never go to a bengals/ravens storyline and type some repetative garbage. neither of those teams have been successful enough for me to take notice or care.
    Also If you feel the need to point the finger at championships before the SB’s to show your success think again. It only makes you look jealous. How many times have teams celebrated those previous championships on field? Answer: none. They only celebrate Super Bowl teams for a reason.

  143. badthing says: Aug 8, 2010 11:58 AM

    thepittsburghkid says: August 6, 2010 12:30 PM
    _____________________________________
    thepittsburghkid…..what, are you like 12 years old?

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