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Todd Herremans tweet tweaks Big Ben

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On Thursday, word emerged that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won’t be living with his future wife until she’s his current wife, due to the couple’s religious beliefs.

The disclosure prompted the following tweet from Eagles guard Todd Herremans:  “What a turnaround … Rapistberger to Religiousberger … Good for him!”

Word of the Herremans tweet eventually got around, apparently resulting in folks giving him a hard time via Twitter.  He eventually posted another message acknowledging the backlash — and arguing that he meant no harm:  “Funny how it takes all day to get negative feedback from a tweet … If u read it correctly… It reads ‘good for him.'”

Fine, but the use of “Rapistberger” could cause a reasonable person to think that Herremans was clubbing Ben over the head with his past.  If, for example, someone were to say as to Herremans’ quarterback, “From vicious, cold-blooded, methodical, calculating dog drowner/electrocuter/slam-to-the-ground-until-deader to Comeback Player of the Year . . . Good for him!,” that could be viewed as a slap against Mike Vick.

Indeed, “good for him!” could become the new caveat for any criticism of anyone.  The formula would be to say the bad thing, throw in a good thing, and then tack “good for him!” onto the end of it.

If it catches on, we’ll need to name the tactic after Todd.

Good for him.

UPDATE:  Eagles tight end Brent Celek has chimed in on the situation, in hilarious fashion.  “I see [Todd Herremans] made [ProFootballTalk],” Celek tweeted.  “Good for him!

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80 Responses to “Todd Herremans tweet tweaks Big Ben”
  1. cleverbob says: Apr 8, 2011 8:07 AM

    It’s not like we all weren’t thinking it.

  2. hawks12 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:08 AM

    herremans=legend

  3. thevikes85 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:09 AM

    I think his comments were funny.I thought you guys in America had freedom of speech?Why are you now having a go at him??

  4. mbhcu98 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:10 AM

    Again PFT is sounding kind of dumb with this comparision to Mike Vick. The problem PFT has failed to realize is that that “kind” of statement or tweet has been said numerous times already about Mike Vick. PFT has never rebuffed or questioned any of them though. Why the double standard?

  5. horsecore says: Apr 8, 2011 8:12 AM

    And the problem is…?

  6. nomesayin says: Apr 8, 2011 8:12 AM

    Kinda like using “Jus’ sayin'”. You can get away with saying almost anything, as long as you punctuate it with “Jus’ sayin'”.

    Jus’ sayin’

  7. mwasko78 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:13 AM

    Ricky Bobby had the same problem saying “with all due respect” and then saying whatever he wanted. But in all fairness it was in the Geneva Convention so maybe this is too. You should look it up.

  8. igor1984 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:14 AM

    As Jackie Moon would say “… with all due respect, Ben.”

  9. eagleswin says: Apr 8, 2011 8:16 AM

    Another example of how hypersensitive our society has become. We don’t try to fix the big issues, instead focusing on the trivial.

    Ben would be well within his rights to have an issue with the statement but everyone else needs to let it go.

    Herreman’s needs to realize though that when you post something on social media that it’s going to get a life of it’s own and reach people who may find his comments offensive.

  10. neelage says: Apr 8, 2011 8:19 AM

    see also: “No offense, but…”

  11. bleedblue18 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:26 AM

    Haha, I was actually thinking the same thing when I read the yahoo article on Big Ben.

  12. tombrookshire says: Apr 8, 2011 8:30 AM

    From the best left guard on an inferior offensive line to, well……………..

    Good for him!

  13. flyerscup2010 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:30 AM

    …i can’t believe this matters. not just the fact that it was posted on here as a news story, but the fact that it was broken down and analyzed so thoroughly. PFTMZ strikes again. what a shame.

  14. raider316 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:30 AM

    As usual if PFT is against it the rest of us is for it.

  15. footballfan says: Apr 8, 2011 8:35 AM

    thevikes85 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:09 AM

    I think his comments were funny.I thought you guys in America had freedom of speech?Why are you now having a go at him??

    ********

    We do. But when you use your freedom to make a comment, be prepared for others to use their freedom to say what they think of your comment.

    Always gotta remember that freedom goes both ways!!!

  16. whodeytn says: Apr 8, 2011 8:40 AM

    It’s not like we all weren’t thinking it.

    ==========================

    First thing I thought of!

    God we need the lockout to end.

  17. siggy00 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:43 AM

    Herremans should be fined. Wasn’t Joey Porter fined for calling labeling KWII gay? Calling Ben a rapist should warrant a similar fine.

  18. comatrip1 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:43 AM

    Not like he wasn’t speaking the truth. We were all thinking the same thing.

  19. sufferingbirdsfan says: Apr 8, 2011 8:44 AM

    Well it’s not like everyone else on the planet wasn’t thinking the same thing.

  20. duanethomas says: Apr 8, 2011 8:48 AM

    Average guard, probably below average based on the way The Eagles protected Vick and didnt run the ball last year. He thinks he’s witty and has no filter from his brain to his mouth.Isnt this the same guy who tweeted something about “homosexuality” on True Blood? Which he backpedaled on?. With all the sites predicting the Eagles go heavy O-line in the draft he should be quiet.

  21. huskerguy says: Apr 8, 2011 8:53 AM

    Ah a breathe of fresh…

    never mind.

    Please lock out, end.

  22. whathappenedtovox says: Apr 8, 2011 9:00 AM

    Can anyone tell me what Michael Vick has to do with Herremans’ tweet?

  23. bleedgreen says: Apr 8, 2011 9:01 AM

    thevikes85 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:09 AM

    I think his comments were funny.I thought you guys in America had freedom of speech?Why are you now having a go at him??
    ——————————

    We have the freedom from persecution from the government due to speech. That doesn’t mean private citizens can’t persecute you for things you say.

  24. ajc33635 says: Apr 8, 2011 9:02 AM

    Pretty stupid comment anyway. There is always that trash element willing to look for trouble.

  25. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Apr 8, 2011 9:02 AM

    Good for him i.e. I’m just sayin’…

  26. richm2256 says: Apr 8, 2011 9:06 AM

    So you make a career on PFT bashing Roethlisberger every chance you get, rightfully so, but trash this guy for saying something we all were thinking anyway? All of a sudden YOU get a case of the “morals” regarding Roethlisberger?

    Come on Mike, you’re better than this. Hell, we’re surprised YOU didn’t come up with something like this yourself!

    Besides, that was one funny reference, and m Michael Vick WOULD be a fair analogy!

  27. zfunk24 says: Apr 8, 2011 9:15 AM

    Herremans would come into my family’s bar at training camp, and he is the man. cool, approachable,down to earth dude. Cant say the same for Celek– Tell how it is Todd, good for you

  28. raiderluv says: Apr 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    No matter how long Ben R. is in the league, he will never shed that that nickname. And I must say, I don’t really feel sorry for him. I don’t hate him, I’m just saying, it’s not going away – ever. People can love Ray Lewis all they want to, but he will always be thought of as someone that was involved in a murder, regardless of what his role in it actually was. So get used to it Ben, that nickname / stereotype isn’t going anywhere.

  29. hamburghlar says: Apr 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    Oh Todd Herremans, you so funny!

    It’s ok to be bitter, just keep trying to not suck. You and the “always runner up, hopefully we’ll make the playoffs and lose once again” Philthadelphia Eagles.

  30. johnnycash19 says: Apr 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    nomesayin says: Apr 8, 2011 8:12 AM

    Kinda like using “Jus’ sayin’”. You can get away with saying almost anything, as long as you punctuate it with “Jus’ sayin’”.

    Jus’ sayin
    ————-
    You’re missing some of it. It’s suppose to be:

    “I’m not sayin…..but I’m jus sayin…”

  31. vickadelphiaphreedom says: Apr 8, 2011 9:21 AM

    @zfunk…what bar!? I’m from BTown originally.

  32. globjahman says: Apr 8, 2011 9:23 AM

    Good For You = GFU … coincidence? i think not

  33. citizenstrange says: Apr 8, 2011 9:26 AM

    I can only imagine how clever Todd Herremans thought himself to be.

  34. greenbleeder says: Apr 8, 2011 9:36 AM

    C’mon Mike! Why did you have to drag Vick into this post?!? Vick served more time that any other dog killer ever, and Ben just keeps paying off his victims.

    Word to Ben’s fiance…when Ben wants it, he means it.

  35. sterilizecromartie says: Apr 8, 2011 9:50 AM

    This reminds me of that one Seinfeld episode. “Good for him!” may become the new “…Not that there’s anything wrong with that!”

  36. fordwuzanazi says: Apr 8, 2011 9:50 AM

    Tweeting and other social media are contributing to the downfall of responsible, informative and fact based media because much like network (i.e. corporate) news it is more concerned with ratings and entertainment the giving you the facts. It’s gossip media just like these comments are. And I agree completely with his tweet (opinion) and was entertained by it! I am also glad that in cities like Cinncinnati, Cleveland, and Baltimore Humpty Dumpty will here the chants of NO MEANS NO! For the rest of his career.

  37. flyerscup2010 says: Apr 8, 2011 9:57 AM

    duanethomas, herremans wasn’t the eagles’ problem last year. if anything, he was their most consistent lineman. the talk about the eagles going o-line heavy in the draft focuses on the right side of the line, not the left side, where herremans plays.

  38. dgforreal says: Apr 8, 2011 9:59 AM

    Ahh, so “Good for him” is the new jus sayin?

    Good to know.

    I’ll stick to using “No disrespect” right before saying something extremely disrespectful.

  39. godofwine330 says: Apr 8, 2011 10:02 AM

    I thought it was funny.

  40. mick730 says: Apr 8, 2011 10:43 AM

    I saw a picture of Roethlesberger’s fiance on the news earlier this morning. She’s a keeper. Lucky for Roethlesberger, he’s a Pro Qb and loaded, otherwise there’s no way he lands this girl. Be honest, he’s one of the ugliest dudes in the NFL. At least he spends the 15 bucks to go to a real barber these days; the “haircut” in that picture of him in Georgia after he got accused of the incident in the bar’s bathroom made him look even uglier than he already is.

  41. mswravens says: Apr 8, 2011 10:45 AM

    Was Ben tweaked over it? I doubt it…seems to me like Herremans was making a joke. Have we no sense of humor? Or, to quote Maximus – “are you not entertained?”

    It’s not like he mocked the guy & said something like “nice excuse to continue running college co-eds through your house before the new wife moves in!”

    Sheesh people…take a joke! What’s important is that Ben appears to be continuing down the right path, and that’s all that really matters!

  42. vdaigglesfan says: Apr 8, 2011 10:52 AM

    When the happy couple pick out a house together history would indicate they look for roomy bathroom stalls. They deserve each other.

  43. banana03 says: Apr 8, 2011 10:58 AM

    “Average guard, probably below average based on the way The Eagles protected Vick and didnt run the ball last year.”
    ———–

    Herrmans is one of only 2 good offensive lineman the Eagles have. And you do realize that the Eagles ranked 4th in rushing last season?

  44. filmortonyc says: Apr 8, 2011 11:04 AM

    Lol!

  45. cav2ya says: Apr 8, 2011 11:05 AM

    You guys are idiots.
    posting something about Mike Vick, and how you hate him, by pretending it’s a fake post about posting bad hateful things, doesn’t absolve you of the fact you (PFT) still hate Mick Vick and think of him in that context.
    So jump on Todd herremans for posting bad things, but look who’s calling the kettle black.
    My 7 yr old could write better garbage than you.

  46. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 8, 2011 11:11 AM

    Todds hilarious and Celek had a zinger.. good for us. go birds..

    & Vick deserves all the hate and bashing he keeps getting. only a scumbag would jump to his defense.

    But i will say most of the hate comes from fat bored housewives that own nothing but those purse dogs everyone hates.

  47. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Apr 8, 2011 11:29 AM

    mick730 says:
    Apr 8, 2011 10:43 AM
    I saw a picture of Roethlesberger’s fiance on the news earlier this morning. She’s a keeper. Lucky for Roethlesberger, he’s a Pro Qb and loaded, otherwise there’s no way he lands this girl. Be honest, he’s one of the ugliest dudes in the NFL. At least he spends the 15 bucks to go to a real barber these days; the “haircut” in that picture of him in Georgia after he got accused of the incident in the bar’s bathroom made him look even uglier than he already is
    ——————————
    She dated the center on the football team in college. Not exactly a Brad Pitt look-a-like.

  48. houndog50 says: Apr 8, 2011 11:31 AM

    Oh, Oh! Now you went and got the Steeler’s fans all pissed off again! Everyone else seems to be OK with it, I mean what the hell, the guy is slime, bought his way out of “IT” twice. And now he’s hiding behind some imaginary newfound religion, Ha! She can wait till after the wedding, but do you really think Ben is? The girl deserves exactly what she gets, “no” means “yes” to Big Ugly Ben! If the shoe fits, and in this case it certainly does, wear it! Same goes for Vick.
    I’m jus’ sayin’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. lucky5927 says: Apr 8, 2011 11:42 AM

    Well when you leave yourself open to public scrutiny *Twice*, then people are going to have jokes. Its just words that we have all used in jokes, heard comedians use in jokes, or laughed at on this website. It’s great that Ben is cleaning up his life. I am sure this will fade after time.

  50. dstaples89 says: Apr 8, 2011 12:04 PM

    Herremans is just mad he plays for the 2nd best team in PA

  51. blastfurnace85 says: Apr 8, 2011 12:06 PM

    Ben and Vick have turned their lives around. Good for both of them.

    I wonder if Herremans has consulted with his Head Coach, Andy Reed, about parenting advice…just asking…

    Herremans…you just play for the wrong Pennsylvania team.

  52. billionsvsmillions says: Apr 8, 2011 12:36 PM

    Toad who?

  53. norcaleagles says: Apr 8, 2011 12:41 PM

    DUANETHOMAS and the rest of you ignorant people, Todd Herremans is a pretty solid LG. With him and Jason Peters on the left side, they can dominated at times. Herremans is great at getting chip blocking and getting off to the next level and getting out to the LB. If you guys are going to talk trash, at least find out what you’re yapping about first.

  54. Mike Tomlin says: Apr 8, 2011 12:43 PM

    UPDATE: Eagles tight end Brent Celek has chimed in on the situation, in hilarious fashion. “I see [Todd Herremans] made [ProFT],” Celek tweeted. “Good for him!“

    Really, you find that to be hilarious fashion? Worth a smile, a chuckle at best but far from hilarious.

  55. nfl25 says: Apr 8, 2011 12:46 PM

    what does Vick have to do with this? while i think its obvious herremans was taking a shot, why does PFT gotta do the same thing to vick. except what they did with vick was much worse than what herremans did. PFT has some built up anger about vick. that was ahile ago, does he have to pay for it for the rest of his life?

  56. nfl25 says: Apr 8, 2011 12:47 PM

    also its seems wierd that rothlesburger is getting married all the suuden. seems like a PR move

  57. raysat1 says: Apr 8, 2011 1:30 PM

    Todd Herremans sat at home during the Super Bowl he wasn’t in thinking of that remark. Good for him.

  58. kingbattle says: Apr 8, 2011 2:13 PM

    Vick’s offensive linemen farts and he’s involved… WOW, PFT definitely starting to see the biasness with you guys.. instead of having an Eagles tab to search, just create one for Vick.. You guys write about him everyday it seems like..

  59. ghostwriter160 says: Apr 8, 2011 2:58 PM

    Wait, who the heck is Todd Herremans?

  60. mse10 says: Apr 8, 2011 5:18 PM

    Leave it to ignorant Beagle fans to make such stupid comments. Ben wasn’t even charged in either situation because there wasn’t enough evidence. So keep siding with a proven dog killer. You wouldn’t be Phila. fans if you had any brains.

  61. steelcurtainn says: Apr 8, 2011 6:52 PM

    Who is this loser………….what an dumb remark……when your own qb is Mike”dog killer”Vick What an idiot and I like the eagles. You’ll be out of the league before you know so GOOD FOR YOU.

  62. Deb says: Apr 8, 2011 8:11 PM

    @thevikes85 …

    I’m late to this thread, but geez can you guys give it a rest with the “Duhhh, I thought we had freedom of speech” everytime someone criticizes a comment?

    Yeah, people have freedom of speech, within certain limits, but that also means their critics have the freedom to blast what they said. Never noticed any of you shouting about freedom of speech when I’m getting blasted for my comments.

  63. choice1329 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:39 PM

    Well Herramans told the truth even if he didn’t mean any harm. Ben goes from sexual assault against women to being concerned about his religous status, well needless to say that is quite a leap. Not to mention after reading that police report his azz should have been locked up. These types of comments have been made about Vick, I didn’t see PFT crying about them, what’s up.

  64. choice1329 says: Apr 8, 2011 8:43 PM

    And for those of you who want to say Ben wasn’t charged, well no he wasn’t, but that doesn’t eliminate the fact he should have been. At minimum he should have been charged with exposing himself in a public place…………….because you do know that he had his penis out when he went into that bathroom, not to mention he could have been charged with supplying alcohol to a minor. Bottom line his ass should have been locked up, and a host of other charges, he is a long way from being innocent.

  65. Deb says: Apr 8, 2011 10:46 PM

    @choice1329 …

    And you’re a long way from being informed. Next time try reading the police files and listening to the DA’s full 71-minute press conference. The woman alleged one thing only: vaginal rape. Her medical exam showed she did not have intercourse. She lied. And that medical exam is just one piece of a very large evidentiary pile, including evidence that her friends fabricated the story about the bodyguard blocking the doorway. That is why DA Fred Bright said he hoped the sorority sisters learned their lesson. In fact, they should have been charged with filing a false report.

    If you go to Milledgeville and talk with any cop or prosecutor who worked the case, you hear exactly what I’ve just posted. That’s because I’m posting from the official records and from talking with people who worked the case … not from what I’ve pulled out of my backside like you are.

  66. mastafade says: Apr 8, 2011 10:54 PM

    “Good for him” is my new favorite catch phrase. It is gonna sweep the nation this summer. Thanks PFT! Good for you! (See what I did there?)

  67. steeltownpride says: Apr 8, 2011 11:09 PM

    choice1329 .. What the hell are you talking about ? Do you have proof that Little Ben made a public appearence ? Supplying to a minor ? Isnt that the Bars responsibility to card everyone that enters it to insure no underage drinking ?

    Who the hell is Heramans ? I guess when your nobody you need to talk about somebody to get noticed .

  68. texline1 says: Apr 9, 2011 9:05 AM

    We all know that Roethlisberger and Vick are pieces of dog do-do on the shoe of society.That’s what happen when yopu are accused of multiple sexual assaults and kill helpless dogs and don’t pay taxes.

  69. kittycato says: Apr 9, 2011 9:10 AM

    Actually, the bar could have also been charged with providing alcohol to a minor and the girl, who was under the age of 21, should have been charged with underage drinking along with all of her idiot girlfriends. From what I could tell, the girl was basically sexting Ben and wearing a tshirt that said “ready to f**k (or something along those lines). What I want to know, if her friends KNEW she was that drunk, why did they let her go into that vip bathroom alone? Myself and my friends were never that stupid.

  70. cindygal58 says: Apr 9, 2011 11:05 AM

    Whenever all of the “allegations” came out about Ben, everyone from the weakest fan to Terry Bradshaw to the NFL commissioner told him to get it together, grow up and act like a professional. So he does and someone has to jump on him like a rabid dog! All I can say is “You are entitled to your opinion Todd….bless your heart” !!

  71. tobiathan says: Apr 9, 2011 10:06 PM

    Personally I hope and pray that every one of you people who finds it amusing to joke about Ben get a chance to experience being falsely accused of sexual assault first hand.

    When you do I’ll be sure to point and laugh at you while you wonder why any man could enjoy seeing any other man accused of sexual assault.

    We all giggle and play like idiot children while the misandric man-hating activists, gold diggers, mentally deficient and extortionist wimmins of the world systematically desensitize us to the fact that all it takes today to destroy a man’s public persona is to cry “he RAYPED me!!!”.

    And they don’t even need any evidence, truth or reality to back them up.

    But yeah- giggle your sillyt little asses off….

    …until it happens to YOU, or your brother, or your dad, or your cousin. Or best friend.

    Because publicly humiliating innocent men is FUNNY!!!

    Uh-huh.

  72. tobiathan says: Apr 9, 2011 10:06 PM

    Personally I hope and pray that every one of you people who finds it amusing to joke about Ben get a chance to experience being falsely accused of sexual assault first hand.

    When you do I’ll be sure to point and laugh at you while you wonder why any man could enjoy seeing any other man accused of sexual assault.

    We all giggle and play like idiot children while the misandric man-hating activists, gold diggers, mentally deficient and extortionist wimmins of the world systematically desensitize us to the fact that all it takes today to destroy a man’s public persona is to cry “he RAYPED me!!!”.

    And they don’t even need any evidence, truth or reality to back them up.

    But yeah- giggle your silly little asses off….

    …until it happens to YOU, or your brother, or your dad, or your cousin. Or best friend.

    Because publicly humiliating innocent men is FUNNY!!!

    Uh-huh.

  73. tobiathan says: Apr 9, 2011 10:09 PM

    PS- I know I was ranting a little but I did *not* double-post on purpose. I didn’t even know that was possible.

  74. tobiathan says: Apr 9, 2011 10:14 PM

    Post Script-

    -Didn’t double-post on purpose.

    -I know that most women are wonderful human beings.

    -Men(and women) who are *CONVICTED* of the crime of sexual assault do not warrant any forgiveness IMO.

    -There is absolutely nothing at all funny about rape or sexual assault under any circumstances.

    Hope that covers all my politically-correct bases.

  75. deconjonesbitchslap says: Apr 10, 2011 7:35 PM

    rape is never funny.

    /unless it’s a clown.

  76. ampatsisahypocrite says: Apr 10, 2011 8:21 PM

    I love it when guys rip someone publicly, then don’t have the balls to own up to it. The old “I was just kiddin'” — refuge of the wuss.

    But what do you expect out of an Eagles player?

  77. ampatsisahypocrite says: Apr 10, 2011 8:52 PM

    choice1329 says:
    Apr 8, 2011 8:39 PM
    Well Herramans told the truth even if he didn’t mean any harm. Ben goes from sexual assault against women to being concerned about his religous status, well needless to say that is quite a leap. Not to mention after reading that police report his azz should have been locked up. These types of comments have been made about Vick, I didn’t see PFT crying about them, what’s up.
    ———————————–

    Hey stupid — if you’d really read the police report, you’d know how ridiculous the accuser’s claims were. And news flash — the DA read the reports, which is probably why he threw out the case.

    You’re as dumb as that lineman — let’s see, I’ll tweet and diss another player in public then — duh! oh oh, I’ve been found out, how COULD that be? — time to backtrack and say I was just kiddin’.

    What a world full of geniuses we live in.

  78. slobberknockered says: Apr 12, 2011 7:49 PM

    Smh…what does Vick have to do with this? Really Mike?!?!?! REALLY!?!?!

  79. romosexualtendencies says: Apr 14, 2011 9:33 AM

    Good for Herremans, everyone else in this country is thinking it! Big Ben is a classless jerk and this is a FACT…not an opinion.

    I hope for the people of Pittsburgh that he gets his act together.

  80. laxer37 says: Apr 15, 2011 2:47 PM

    I called the Eagles front office today.

    Ironically, they’ve never heard of him either.

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