Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might be playing his last game at Heinz Field, as the Steelers face off against the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football tomorrow.
Naturally, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wanted to give Big Ben a heartfelt thank you for leading the Steelers to two Super Bowl wins during his tenure with the team, a number of post season appearances, and overall, being the leader of a team that has consistently produced winning seasons for nearly 20 years.
Love him or hate him, Big Ben is a legend in Pittsburgh, bound for the NFL Hall of Fame, and it would be more than appropriate to put his mug on the front page of the newspaper. I mean, it’s probably the least they could do…
Except…. they fucked it up.
Imagine spending time to get your cover looking right, especially on something meaningful like a full page “thank you” message to your city’s starting quarterback for the past 18 seasons, and then having a sticker ad for Kacey’s Carpet and Tile ruin the whole thing.
You just hate to see it…
Big Ben is pretty well-loved in Pittsburgh and pretty well-hated everywhere else, but as a Chicago Bears fan (unfortunately) who doesn’t really have much opinion one way or the other… I think it’s absolutely hilarious.
And while we’re on the topic of Ben Roethlisberger, did you know that Justin Moore’s “Bait A Hook” was inspired by him?
True story… he’s the guy that couldn’t bait a hook.