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Ben “feels bad” for “the Sanchez”

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When last we heard from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he was explaining that an extended European golf vacation will somehow help him get ready for the NFL season.

Speaking from Yankee Stadium, where dodging foul balls could, in theory, prepare him to avoid the meat hooks of defensive linemen, Roethlisberger says that he feels bad for the starting quarterback of one of the teams that carries the “New York” name.

Not the one who won his second Super Bowl in February. The one who could be losing his job to Tim Tebow.

“It’s gonna be tough,” Roethlisberger said in comments that aired tonight on NBC SportsTalk.  “You know, I feel bad for the Sanchez.  It’s gonna be tough for him, I know him and Santonio are down working out now, but we’ll see how it works out.  I guess you can never count Coach Ryan out.”

Yes, he said “the Sanchez.”  Maybe it’s like “the Iraq.”  Such as.

“I think it’s tough for him that he’s a guy that’s a franchise-type quarterback, they pay him the money to be here, they have a lot of faith in him,” Roethlisberger added.  “I think he’s a good quarterback.  And then you bring a guy in that the fans are gonna be cheering for, they’re probably gonna be chanting ‘Tebow’ from the first game.  I just feel bad for a guy that is a franchise quarterback like that.”

But if the Jets thought the man to whom Ryan previously referred as “Sanchize” really is a franchise quarterback, Tebow would be wearing teal right now.

Besides, Ben would be wise to keep his hat-stretching head low on this one.  After all, Tebow beat Roethlisberger and the Steelers in the playoffs.  When Sanchez had the chance, he failed.

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79 Responses to “Ben “feels bad” for “the Sanchez””
  1. 11wheatd says: Apr 13, 2012 6:54 PM

    Haha Ben is more like making fun of him. Should of just added Dirty

  2. redguy12588 says: Apr 13, 2012 6:55 PM

    I think Florio has a crush on Roethlisberger, Florio is the only one that writes articles about Ben.

  3. steelpalace302 says: Apr 13, 2012 6:55 PM

    Im sure Mark feels better now that the rapist feels bad for him.

  4. bozosforall says: Apr 13, 2012 6:56 PM

    Tebow beat Roethlisberger in the playoffs.

    Every blind squirrel finds a nut also.

    Besides, the Denver defense beat Roethlisberger, not Tebow. Only idiot fans interpret the game otherwise.

  5. lamwmu says: Apr 13, 2012 6:56 PM

    That is such a the Roethlisberger thing to say.

  6. jimbobobjr says: Apr 13, 2012 6:57 PM

    Please stop talking, Ben. You are becoming a caricature of yourself.

  7. ballsohardu says: Apr 13, 2012 6:57 PM

    Agree with ben here. But i kinda feel bad for him to. Bens first season without playoffs. Ouch

  8. nyjalleffingday says: Apr 13, 2012 6:57 PM

    Sanchez didn’t fail to beat Pittsburgh, in fact, he was the only one who looked like a competent football player that day. Sanchez had a 102.2 rating, don’t distort the facts.

  9. theseekeroffun says: Apr 13, 2012 7:00 PM

    Maybe Ben is playing golf with Romo?

  10. berniesboys says: Apr 13, 2012 7:00 PM

    Why is Worthlessberger being asked about this in the first place? Who cares what he thinks about Sanchez??

  11. theamishrifle says: Apr 13, 2012 7:00 PM

    I’m going to have to guess Ben was saying ‘the Sanchez,’ as in ‘the dirty sanchez.’ I’d have to assume it’s the go-to nick name when any non-jet NFL player refers to him. I also assume that no explanation is needed.

  12. steel2372 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:10 PM

    He is just saying the media attention that this is going to bring is going to be overwhelming if Sanchez slips and starts playing bad. Thats understandable.

  13. bucrightoff says: Apr 13, 2012 7:10 PM

    I think Ben feels sorry for Sanchez cause he has to chase high school girls, while Ben can just force himself on any woman of any age.

  14. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 13, 2012 7:10 PM

    Sympathy for The Sanchez. Coming from The Ruthlessbugger, that really means something.

  15. bearsstillsuck says: Apr 13, 2012 7:11 PM

    Florio should win a pulitzer prize or something forthis article.

  16. ajpurp says: Apr 13, 2012 7:13 PM

    I really don’t like Tebow but how can anyone say the defense won that game? No matter which team won, Pitt or Denver the defense would not have gotten the credit and rightfully so, they both were absolutely Terrible.

  17. spellingcops says: Apr 13, 2012 7:15 PM

    Yes, he said “the Sanchez.” Maybe it’s like “the Iraq.” Such as.
    —————————————————–
    I personally believe…….that is one of the best lines I’ve read on PFT in a while.

  18. dawhorsefeathers says: Apr 13, 2012 7:16 PM

    I saw the headline and thought xmas ape had a guest column.

  19. kd75 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:16 PM

    Ben is in NYC to learn “How to be a Discreet Womanizer” from Professor Jeter.

  20. citizenstrange says: Apr 13, 2012 7:17 PM

    After all, Tebow beat Roethlisberger and the Steelers in the playoffs. When Sanchez had the chance, he failed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Once again the credit for the Steeler win was ALL about the defense. Sanchez way out played Roethlisberger in that AFCCG.

    Sanchez – 20 of 33 for 233 yards, 2 touchdowns and ZERO interceptions and a 102.2 qb rating

    Roethlisberger – 10 of 19 for 133 yards, ZERO touchdowns and 2 interceptions and a ….. wait for it ….. 35.5 qb rating

    If not for the William Gay fumble recovery TD the Steelers would have lost 19-17.

  21. tfbuckfutter says: Apr 13, 2012 7:20 PM

    I think Ben really may be maturing.

    I’m shocked he didn’t call him The Taco.

  22. duanethomas says: Apr 13, 2012 7:20 PM

    He feels bad because Sanchez will be benched and will lose his sway with teenage girls, who Mark use to hook him up with when he was in the NY area…like now.

  23. waitingguilty says: Apr 13, 2012 7:21 PM

    Is that AC Slater in the miss teen south Carolina video? That is epic even all these years later.

  24. jimbobobjr says: Apr 13, 2012 7:22 PM

    nyjalleffingday says:
    Apr 13, 2012 6:57 PM
    Sanchez didn’t fail to beat Pittsburgh, in fact, he was the only one who looked like a competent football player that day. Sanchez had a 102.2 rating, don’t distort the facts.

    ————————————

    I don’t see how that is a distortion of the facts.
    The Jets failed to beat Pittsburgh.
    Sanchez plays for the Jets…therefore,
    Sanchez failed to beat Pittsburgh.

    He could have thrown for six touchdowns, but if Pittsburgh had won, then he would have failed to beat them. Just sayin’

  25. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 13, 2012 7:22 PM

    sancheeze couldn’t hold a “franchise quarterbacks jock.”

    He’s like a little girl who will never lead real men. Maybe that’s why he hits on teenagers, eh?

  26. siggy00 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:25 PM

    Hat stretching head? I guess you didn’t see the pics of Ben from the field today huh Florio?

    He’s light, he’s a good 20 pounds lighter than what he was at the end of the season.

    Doesn’t fit the agenda though, so keep up the poor work.

    POS.

  27. wetpaperbag3 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:26 PM

    redguy12588 says: Apr 13, 2012 6:55 PM

    I think Florio has a crush on Roethlisberger, Florio is the only one that writes articles about Ben.
    =====================================

    Florio was the guy holding that bar bathroom door closed. Every QB needs a Wingman! LOL

  28. caseyanthonymunoz says: Apr 13, 2012 7:29 PM

    One guy accused of numerous sexual assaults commenting on another guy who was arrested for sexual assault. A couple of real scumbags.

  29. fdugrad says: Apr 13, 2012 7:31 PM

    Why would ANYONE ask this MEATHEAD a question to start with?!

  30. jagsfanugh says: Apr 13, 2012 7:33 PM

    In Europe..wonder if have lax laws there when it comes to raping women in bathrooms.

  31. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 13, 2012 7:38 PM

    God hates mysogenists and pedophiles. Tebow is his instrument.

  32. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 13, 2012 7:42 PM

    C’mon, Mike…. “Hat stretching head”???
    While its funny, It’s more like something I would write here.
    I mean, it’s next to impossible that I’ll ever be in the same room with Ben. But you could be….
    Careful, man…

  33. discosucs2005 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:44 PM

    A good trivia question would be how many QBs have won a playoff game and started a season after that as number 2 or worse on the depth chart? Some good ones like Steve Young, and Kurt Warner come to mind. Also, Trent Dilfer.

  34. skylark70455 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:46 PM

    Ben and his bodyguard have eyes on “the Sanchez’s” underage girlfriend… and hope to invite her to the restroom, in a bid to cheer up “the Sanchez” in the near future.

  35. prettytonyt says: Apr 13, 2012 7:46 PM

    Why is Worthlessberger being asked about this in the first place? Who cares what he thinks about Sanchez??
    ================

    um..He is at Yankee stadium..thats why.

  36. steele9153 says: Apr 13, 2012 7:52 PM

    In case you missed it, Florio could do without Ben Roethlisberger

  37. ravenator says: Apr 13, 2012 7:56 PM

    Boo this man

  38. raiderapologist says: Apr 13, 2012 7:58 PM

    babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 13, 2012 7:38 PM

    God hates mysogenists and pedophiles.

    Really? My bible must be out of date. Anyway, Sanchez is doomed. When stat geeks use QB ratings to defend a loss, the end is surely near.

  39. Deb says: Apr 13, 2012 8:18 PM

    steelpalace302 says:

    Im sure Mark feels better now that the rapist feels bad for him.
    ————————————————-
    Sanchez is the only one of those two ever arrested for sexual assault, so he understands the price of fame and I doubt that’s crossed his mind. Any chance you could make a grownup football comment? :roll:

  40. nyjalleffingday says: Apr 13, 2012 8:20 PM

    @jimbobjr

    Tehnically you are correct if you want to argue semantics, but the article implies that the Denver win against Pittsburgh was the doing of Tim Tebow, and the Jets loss against Pittsburgh is the fault of Mark Sanchez, when the realitiy is that the exact opposite is the truth. Besides, the ’11 Steelers were an inferior product compared to the ’10 version.

    The Jets lost in Pittsburgh because the defense played poorly, not Sanchez.

  41. august1969 says: Apr 13, 2012 8:43 PM

    bozosforall says:Apr 13, 2012 6:56 PM

    Tebow beat Roethlisberger in the playoffs.

    Every blind squirrel finds a nut also.

    Besides, the Denver defense beat Roethlisberger, not Tebow. Only idiot fans interpret the game otherwise.

    Except for the most important, and last, play where Tebow smoked the Steeler defense, in the air, and ended their season. That was kind of important. Even idiot fans saw that. Millions of us.

  42. gimletontherocks says: Apr 13, 2012 8:49 PM

    Rapelisberger shouldn’t throw footballs in glass houses.

  43. istateyourname says: Apr 13, 2012 9:11 PM

    Hotel maids are often the Sanchez. Ben likes them too.

  44. bmoreb says: Apr 13, 2012 9:17 PM

    Deb says:Apr 13, 2012 8:18 PM

    steelpalace302 says:

    Im sure Mark feels better now that the rapist feels bad for him.
    ————————————————-
    Sanchez is the only one of those two ever arrested for sexual assault, so he understands the price of fame and I doubt that’s crossed his mind. Any chance you could make a grownup football comment?

    ___—___—___—___—___—___—___—_

    Deb… With that idiotic logic I guess O.J. really is innocent. I mean, he was acquitted of murder and all. ….. Stupid. lol

  45. mactimo says: Apr 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    As a Browns fan, Steelers hater and general anti-rapist this is the one and only time I applaud Roethlisberger cuz “The Sanchez” might be the funniest nickname Ive ever heard! lmao

  46. jsratx says: Apr 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    “Worthlessburger” has won two Super Bowls.

  47. baddorange says: Apr 13, 2012 9:23 PM

    Did this jerk play football without a helmet. What a dumbbell. “The Sanchez”

  48. johntonioholmes says: Apr 13, 2012 9:35 PM

    citizenstrange

    Ben made the throws when they mattered!

    Besides, if Ike Taylor doesn’t slip, Sanchez has one less TD pass.

    But you can’t take away plays that happened as part of the game.

  49. t3dstrik3r says: Apr 13, 2012 9:57 PM

    bozosforall says:Apr 13, 2012 6:56 PM

    Besides, the Denver defense beat Roethlisberger, not Tebow. Only idiot fans interpret the game otherwise.
    ——–
    Yes, just like when Toothlisburger won his first Super Bowl, it was entirely due to his defense, not him. But idiot steeler fans interpret the game otherwise. Right?

  50. frankdatank23 says: Apr 13, 2012 9:58 PM

    yes, i’ll have the rothlisberger, well done, with curly fries, please.

  51. t3dstrik3r says: Apr 13, 2012 10:03 PM

    babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 13, 2012 7:38 PM

    God hates mysogenists and pedophiles.
    ——–
    An attraction to a 17 year-old is not pedophilia. You might want to look up the meaning of the word before you start accusing people of it.

  52. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 13, 2012 10:11 PM

    i think Ben wants to fondle Marks girlfriend

  53. latopia says: Apr 13, 2012 10:34 PM

    Im sure Mark feels better now that the rapist feels bad for him.

    Which one? I’m pretty sure Jordan Traver Uttal felt a lot better than his co-ed victim after jock-sniffing prosecutors declared no blood = no bill. Maybe Tebow will return the favor.

  54. CKL says: Apr 13, 2012 10:52 PM

    He is the gift that keeps on giving. :P

  55. nyjalleffingday says: Apr 13, 2012 11:06 PM

    @babyhorsemorgan

    “To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” -Gen 3:16

    If what you say is true, God has a bit of a problem with self loathing, and relating pedophilia to Christianity isn’t very difficult, either. Seriously, you guys need a reality check.

  56. Deb says: Apr 13, 2012 11:10 PM

    bmoreb says:
    Apr 13, 2012 9:17 PM
    Deb says:Apr 13, 2012 8:18 PM

    steelpalace302 says:

    Im sure Mark feels better now that the rapist feels bad for him.
    ————————————————-
    Sanchez is the only one of those two ever arrested for sexual assault, so he understands the price of fame and I doubt that’s crossed his mind. Any chance you could make a grownup football comment?

    ___—___—___—___—___—___—___—_

    Deb… With that idiotic logic I guess O.J. really is innocent. I mean, he was acquitted of murder and all. ….. Stupid. lol
    ———————————————–

    I didn’t offer any attempt at logic, genius. I said Sanchez is the only one of the two who’s actually been arrested for rape, so I doubt he’s freaked out about Ben”the rapist.” And you’re calling me stupid? Right :roll:

  57. tunescribe says: Apr 13, 2012 11:19 PM

    Ben … what a palooka face. He looks like he should be working a dairy farm in Wisconsin.

  58. jimjets says: Apr 13, 2012 11:28 PM

    I know you don’t have to be smart to be a football player, but this guy is unreal….

    but, hey, he’s won twice, so you can’t argue that

    once more than namath, dilfer, young, johnson, rodgers….and more, so I guess this lowlife dumbass can say pretty much whatever he wants, in the fake accent he uses to say it in

    and btw, this is prolly the best thing for “the sanchez”…it’s time for him to grow a pair, improve, or get lost

  59. electionconfidential says: Apr 13, 2012 11:30 PM

    “The Sanchez”! One more brilliant piece of humor from the Pittsburgh Rape-chize.

  60. steelpalace302 says: Apr 14, 2012 12:16 AM

    Deb, Its amazing how woman can excuse Ben for raping 2 woman and paying them off just because he is the qb of the steelers. How would you feel if it was your daughter or you he did that to ? You make me sick.

  61. steelpalace302 says: Apr 14, 2012 12:17 AM

    I guess if he wins a super bowl for each rape all is forgiven by Deb. You are a sick woman.

  62. jluns275 says: Apr 14, 2012 12:50 AM

    For the 1st time I feel a certain kinship w/ Florio. I have to hear things said by sex offenders on a daily basis-but then, I do work in corrections so I have an excuse.

  63. johntonioholmes says: Apr 14, 2012 12:53 AM

    jimjets

    Dude, he’s from Southern Ohio. That’s how people sound!

    One of the only posts that actually makes Ben seem smart…

  64. johntonioholmes says: Apr 14, 2012 12:55 AM

    august1969

    You mean that last play, when the second string safety was caught out of position?

  65. sullivdr says: Apr 14, 2012 1:28 AM

    Big Ben god sent! Boy knows what he’s talking bout, been wrongfully accused one too many times! Great man, great ball player

  66. ericf70 says: Apr 14, 2012 3:36 AM

    He’ll really feel bad when he finds out what an arrogant snot Todd Haley is.

  67. quittsburghstoolers says: Apr 14, 2012 4:24 AM

    Roethlisberger said… “You know, I feel bad for the Sanchez…”

    ———————————————————-There’s an old saying that goes with this sort of “brilliant” statement:

    “It’s 1 thing to have people THINK you are
    stupid but to open your mouth & PROVE it!”

    Yep, Toothlessberger’s a bright boy alright. Just goes
    to show that the motorcycle incident, the Georgia incident,
    & every other knuckle-headed incident this
    guy’s been involved in were not flukes at all…

  68. redbeardxxv says: Apr 14, 2012 5:59 AM

    jsratx says:
    Apr 13, 2012 9:22 PM
    “Worthlessburger” has won two Super Bowls.
    ————————————————
    And he played horribly in both. The real QB of his draft class was Eli Manning. 2 SB’s and played great in each, no sexual assault allegations, and ZERO questions about his commitment. History will bear this out. Ben’s team is aging. The defense that saves his A$$ is gone. Bettis has long since retired. Ben is nothing without Palamalu(SP?) and Harrison. Now Mike Wallace may not be around. Rothlesburger (SP?) walked into the perfect situation-that’s fading. Quickly. “Big Ben” will be relegated to a footnote in a few years.

  69. golonger says: Apr 14, 2012 6:49 AM

    bozosforall – LOL, gee, who threw the pass for the winning td?…it wasn’t Denver’s defense.

    Deb – “I didn’t offer any attempt at logic” – that’s the FIRST logical thing you said all year…..

    Logic and Steelers fans does not compute

  70. nflrule says: Apr 14, 2012 7:18 AM

    Dont you just want to smack that fat face of Rothlesberger!What a POS!

  71. timsmooth says: Apr 14, 2012 7:50 AM

    I don’t even like Sanchez, but he is a better passer than Tebow & I feel sorry for him too.

  72. pizzon says: Apr 14, 2012 8:25 AM

    Only a moron would believe that the Broncos would have had any chance had the Steelers defense ( minus 6 starters) and a Quarterback on 1 leg been healthy. you can call it devine intervention if you want. I call it dumb luck.

  73. latchbeam says: Apr 14, 2012 10:30 AM

    Ben is a dbag.

  74. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 14, 2012 11:47 AM

    I see where Ben is coming from here. Any starting QB wouldn’t want to deal with this type of thing- a backup who will undoubtedly have the support of the fans and, in theory, could take your job if the head coach caves to their wishes.

  75. CKL says: Apr 14, 2012 4:25 PM

    johntonioholmes says: Apr 14, 2012 12:53 AM

    jimjets

    Dude, he’s from Southern Ohio. That’s how people sound!
    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Not really, he has some urban/street type voice he uses. That’s not “southern”. And Findlay is in NW OH to boot, not southern OH.

    I dislike BR very, very much and have for years long before he was accused of anything regarding his lower half, but he’s not a rapist. Let off Deb please, she’s right. STOP letting the team you root for, or personal bias dictate your responses. The only person’s credibility that damages is your own.

  76. jeziyo247 says: Apr 14, 2012 8:10 PM

    Boy are they gonna ask every player what’s their take on tebow? I think the media does this on purpose just to stir things up. They put too much into tebow, what does ben have to do with him, next thing you know they’re gonna ask Michael Vick how would you feel if tebow was on your team. Or they’re gonna get with the afc west and ask them how does it feel not having tebow in your division and playing him twice a year. Stop it with the tebow shenanigans, he’s just a mediocre player trying to make a nfl career for himself like every other qb.

  77. Deb says: Apr 14, 2012 9:43 PM

    @CKL … thanks, girl. Interesting how the women on the board are the ones not thinking with their hormones.

    @steelpalace302 …

    As a rape survivor myself, I don’t excuse rapists for any reason–certainly not winning Super Bowls. And if you’d been around here long enough to read my posts, you’d know I have a lot of issues with Roethlisberger. But I have bigger issues with the woman in Nevada who followed her one-niter with Ben by texting friends she couldn’t wait to see him again, then sued him for $3 million a year later claiming rape. And I have bigger issues with a woman in Georgia who claimed to have been raped when the medical exam showed she didn’t even have intercourse that night. That’s why no charges were filed.

    You’re a big talker for someone who never bothered to research the cases or read the police reports as I did. But the subject hits closer to home for me. I could say you make me sick … but you’re not that big a blip on my radar.

  78. ampatsisahypocrite says: Apr 16, 2012 3:38 AM

    Ah, citizenstrange — the Ben stalker who’s always got some numbers to “prove” that Roethlisberger’s never really done anything to help the Steelers win.

    Well, take a look at these numbers, from the Super Bowl run that started it all:
    _______________________________
    Quarterback: Roethlisberger (2385 passing yards, 17 TD, 9 INT) had an outstanding regular season, posting a 98.6 passer rating and generally displaying the presence that led him to be named 2004 NFL Rookie of the Year, but reserved his best play for the postseason. “Big Ben” is 49-of-72 passing (68.1 percent) for 680 yards with seven touchdowns and just one interception through three 2005 playoff games, for a lusty passer rating of 124.8. Running Backs: The Steelers running game has struggled somewhat during the playoffs, with both Willie Parker (1202 rushing yards, 18 receptions, 5 TD), and Jerome Bettis (368 rushing yards, 9 TD) averaging well under four yards per carry. Parker has just 132 yards on 47 carries (2.8 avg.) on the ground…
    —————————————-

    So you see, when the Steeler run game totally disappeared in the playoffs — meaning of course no run support to help his passing — Big Ben nonetheless was putting up a 125 rating AVERAGE through those three playoff runs. Meaning he CARRIED the offense on his back.

    Parker did nothing. Bettis did nothing. Ben did it all.

    Got that citizenstalker dude?

    Now, when the Sanchez can duplicate this awesome feat, maybe we’ll START to mention him in the same breath as Roethlisberger.

    Steeler fans know what the haters are too dumb to realize — without Ben, there’d have been no Super Bowl trophies.

  79. eleventyeight says: Apr 16, 2012 12:28 PM

    steelpalace302 says: Apr 14, 2012 12:16 AM

    Deb, Its amazing how woman can excuse Ben for raping 2 woman and paying them off just because he is the qb of the steelers. How would you feel if it was your daughter or you he did that to ? You make me sick.

    —————————————————————

    You are a child playing with grown-up ideas and words.

    The Hater-Ade runs hot and deep here.

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