Dear Benny,

If I even so much as hear through a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend that you even breathed a teeny tiny tiny tiny tiny breath of anything even remotely sounding a little itty bitty bitty like, “My thumb hurts” during this upcoming football season, I’m going to copy this article 6,000,000 times and drop them out of the KDKA news helicopter directly over your house on Washington’s Landing until you finally pick one up, read it, and go, “Wow.  I am a big fat slobby sissy boy who needs to man the hell up and shut up about my stupid stupid stupid thumb.”



P.S.  Sidney rules.


  1. Ms. Caroline
    April 23, 2007 11:03 am

    Amen Girl. A – freakin’- men.

  2. Slidetuba
    April 23, 2007 11:16 am

    Sidney Forever, Benny will Never.. Play hurt. Big Baby..

  3. J-Ho
    April 23, 2007 11:59 am

    Big Ben lives in Gibsonia now, or he’s in the process of moving there.

  4. mel
    April 23, 2007 12:32 pm

    didn’t he buy a house in LA to.

  5. Geogia Girl
    April 23, 2007 1:07 pm

    Yea..I heard that he moved also. Wasn’t that his house that they showed on deadspin (god, I hope not) little on the girly side. He needs that big fenced in yard when the steeler fans get pissed off at his terrible playing and show up there to kick his ass.

    What about that comment he made about Cowher. If he is not whining about one thing, it’s another.

    Go Sidney!!!

  6. Bill
    April 23, 2007 3:04 pm

    Hockey players are the toughest, Ulf Samuelson had elbow surgery and played later that evening. A Steeler first round draft choice couldn’t play because he had infected fingernails!

  7. Your best guess
    April 23, 2007 5:06 pm

    Yep, he moved. Nope it wasn’t the house on deadspin.

    And yes he’s a big wuss.

  8. Jackie
    April 23, 2007 5:06 pm

    Has anyone ever broken there thumb? I’m here to tell you that it hurts…A LOT!

    Jesus himself could not play Quarterback in Pittsburgh….

  9. Jan
    April 23, 2007 5:27 pm

    OK, is it possible for Pittsburgh to like Sid AND Ben, or are we so fickle there is only room for one “hero.” Pittsburgh fans are gonna get a reputation like Eagles fans soon — and it’s even worse than “what have you done for me lately.” It’s “if you don’t recover overnight from multiple injuries/surgeries and not breath a word of complaint ever we will bury you!”

    Poor Sid — I feel sorry for him when it turns out he’s human and you turn on him!

  10. Mia`
    April 23, 2007 5:40 pm

    Wow, vicious bunch of commenters today. Here’s a thought, if the thumb is broken, and playing would cause more severe damage, THEN DON’T PLAY!!! I believe the problem/moaning/whining as it’s been called, came into play when he played anyway…then played poorly, and blamed it on the thumb!! But then I’m also female, and apparently because of this can’t have a valid sports related opinion with some of this group. :)

  11. Goodapplegal
    April 23, 2007 6:10 pm

    Those seem like fightin’ words to me lady. Don’t know if you are aware but your Benny is our “Big Ben” and he has quite a following. I just hope that if you do drop those articles that we don’t drop somethin’ on you….Cause nothing is worse than a forum gal that has been riled up, don’t ya know. And to my sistas out there, and you know who you are B.I.H. absolutely, without a doubt, no question. Can I get an Amen?

  12. PghSteelerGirl83
    April 23, 2007 6:11 pm

    You know people like you pittgirl, are the type of ppl that really urk me. You act like you know what its like to be somebody else and have someone else’s pain, Your not Ben and you don’t know what Ben has gone through…. So for you to even breath a word of him being a sissy, your disrespectful and rude, and the city of pittsburgh doesn’t need a fan like you! And as someone else mentioned I too feel bad For Sidney Crosby, because god forbid if the kid would get hurt and not bounce back right away you’ll turn your back on him! Grow up, get a life and know your facts before you speak on things you oviously know nothing about!

  13. Sylar
    April 23, 2007 6:21 pm

    OK, PittGirl. Message received and understood: You really don’t like Ben Roethlisberger. WE ALL GET IT!

    Snarkiness may be your mission in life. Fine. But if you must hate on somebody, then please, have enough imagination to find a new target. Your Ben bashing is getting old, and there are many other people out there who are more bash-worthy.

  14. Your best guess
    April 23, 2007 6:23 pm

    It seems there must be a web signal or something that goes out to all of Ben’s little groupies whenever someone says anything remotely truthful but “negative” in their eyes. Shouldn’t you all be on his own forum, worshipping at his feet or something?

  15. BURGH
    April 23, 2007 6:29 pm

    Ben has the media wrapped, and he probably laughs with the remote in his hand when he goes home.

    I could care less what he says as long as he keeps bringing Lombardi’s to the ‘burgh.

  16. PghSteelerGirl83
    April 23, 2007 6:30 pm

    I am a steeler fan! Which makes me a Ben fan, Hines fan.. I like the Pittsburgh Steelers! My point was if she isn’t speaking from experience of playing a sport with broken bones for example, then why bash someone? I played sports when i was in school, basketball, track and field, softball. I have been hurt playing sports and know from experience that even what most people would consider minor injuries can be the most nagging and cause alot of pain! And when your not the one who’s experiencing that pain why bash the person? Just rude and disrespectful if you ask me!

  17. Your best guess
    April 23, 2007 6:32 pm

    You’d be surprised how much I do know about you Frinzy.

  18. Batch fan
    April 23, 2007 6:38 pm


    Looks like someone has a little crush on Benny. Pittgirl, like always, is right on track. Mia is right on, too! If his thumb is that bad, then he just shouldn’t play. I guess you’re okay with his 23 interceptions, too. And dont’ be dissing Pittgirl Miss “I’m just jealous because I could never be anywhere near as funny or witty as Pittgirl.”

  19. DMac
    April 23, 2007 6:38 pm

    And this is the same “big fat slobby sissy boy” who came back from a life threatening motorcycle accident, an appendectomy and concussion, tonot only play last season, but finish the season on a great note? Granted the first half of the season wasn’t pretty, but he played, and I think that’s saying something considering his offseason.

    And I think he played all the playoffs and the SuperBowl with a brace on that thumb.

    I do post on his site, and I’m not ashamed of that, but maybe you all should re-think your criticism until you put yourselves in his shoes.

  20. Batch fan
    April 23, 2007 6:43 pm


    Umm… here’s one of your quotes

    “aren’t you just the nicest person in the world for saying things about people that you don’t even know anything about”

    Am I wrong, or is that not what you just did with your “stupidass” comments to Pittgirl

  21. Frinzy
    April 23, 2007 6:46 pm

    No you aren’t wrong…but Pittgirl knows nothing about Ben obviously and I’m not saying I know more..I just don’t think she should be dissing Ben ok…and its ok I’m just gonna leave here because I can obviously see that even though there are other people saying Pittgirl is wrong..I get chosen as usual to be the one everyone hates…its alright..I’m sure everyone on here knows who I am by now and I’m sure you all hate me already without me saying anything about Pittgirl so whatever

  22. missed it
    April 23, 2007 6:50 pm

    Looks like I missed an exciting posting day. Now my curiousity is peaked. Can someone tell me who Frinzy is???

  23. Goodapplegal
    April 23, 2007 6:57 pm

    I hear Frinzy is a cool chick!

  24. Your best guess
    April 23, 2007 7:02 pm

    Some of you all need to go back to that forum where you can’t ever say anything about Ben that isn’t peachy and positive. Pittgirl didn’t even really bash Ben, just said she doesn’t want to hear him whining this season.

  25. Geogia Girl
    April 23, 2007 7:05 pm

    Lighten up people!!! I think everyone that posts on here is a Ben Reothlisberger fan whether they will admit it or not. I feel that alot of people were let down by Ben being irresponsible last year and riding the motorcycle without a helmet. It pretty much ruined our season and people are having a hard time letting it go. Ben is going to be watched and critized for every little thing that he does this year.

    Also, ease up on Pitt Girl. I find her very amusing with what goes on in the “BURGH” area and I look forward to reading her update every morning whether they are about Ben Roethlisberger or not.

  26. B
    April 23, 2007 7:27 pm

    Leave PittGirl alone, peeps! The woman is calling it as she sees it. As for these “Oh, my God, he came back from an accident–blah, blah blah”–ENOUGH! He brought that on himself. He was repeatedly warned and made the decision to ignored all warnings. Ben himself admitted to being cocky and on a high horse. He stepped down for awhile, only to become arrogant again. Look, he has accomplished a lot in his short time in the NFL. But let’s keep it real. He whines incessantly, “misrepresents the truth” (other wise known as “lies”) about a lot of things. His interviews are horrible, because he is so fake. He says what he thinks everyone wants to hear. It is off-putting. He has the right to act that way. And others have the right to call him out on it.

  27. Chase
    April 23, 2007 7:56 pm

    You know how hard it is to not disclose an injury in the NFL? In fact, YOU HAVE TO announce it. And blaming Ben for being hurt and/or not playing while hurt is ridiculous.

    Sidney can skate away from checks, and he can still skate with a broken foot.

    Ben can’t get away from pursuit when his OLine can’t block. Plus, he’s a QB…if his thumb is messed up…IT WILL EFFECT HIS PLAY!

    Crosby went scoreless the first three games after he broke his foot and was back to form after that, same thing happens with Ben.

    He’s played through injuries, anyone who thinks he hasn’t is an idiot who’s never watched football or is just looking for something to bash Ben for.

    You can bet your ass that if Sid hurts his wrist, and if it made him worse to the point where he’d be hurting the team, he’d sit down. He wouldn’t play through it just to play, because he’s smart.

    By the way, Terry Bradshaw used to play up injuries a lot too. He’d get hit and lay there a little too long, or he’d hold his shoulder after the play whether his shoulder was hurt or not.

    You can criticize Ben for not wearing a helmet, you can criticize Ben for not working as hard as he maybe should, but you cannot criticize him complaining about an injured thumb, ESPECIALLY when he continued to play through it, and took the team to a Super Bowl with it.

  28. B
    April 23, 2007 8:10 pm

    You are right–but perhaps if he didn’t whine about FALSE injuries (i.e. the toes–not even gonna elaborate) then people wouldn’t be so annoyed by it. You are correct. A thumb injury for a QB is a very big deal. But maybe he should quit lying about fevers and broken toes and when something acutally IS wrong–people will take it more seriously.

  29. Stacey
    April 23, 2007 8:15 pm

    Who cares if Ben’s a whiner/not a whiner, hot/ugly, dating someone/engaged/single??? Just win the freaking football game… The comments on this blog just crack me up. Good job PittGirl, I love your site.

  30. Jan
    April 23, 2007 8:44 pm

    OK, how is what Pitt girl said NOT criticizing Ben? It is, and she’s entitled to that. And if she wants to do a public forum and take comments, then she has to put up with responses, as well…even when SOME of them come from Ben’s fans. Best thing to do is try not to get personal with it, and it’s all good. I love Sid, by the way — and I’ll defend HIM when you turn on him, too!

    BTW, “Chase” made some extremely valid points and Frinzy is a great gal, even if she does get a little passionate sometimes! Thanks for takin’ the comments, Pitt Girl!

  31. Michelle
    April 23, 2007 8:51 pm

    Did you people miss the entire 2005 football season. The wuss you are talking about actually played some of the best passing games of his life with that thumb. Correct me if I am wrong but Didn’t he win a super bowl with that thumb? Personally, break it again, he may play better. ( Really I hope he doesn’t. Hope he is healthy)

  32. andy 317
    April 23, 2007 11:11 pm

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I was under the impression this was PittGirl’s site and she could say what she wants. I think Ben has a forum on his page, right? Go sing his praises and kiss his butt there.

  33. PittCheMBA
    April 23, 2007 11:41 pm

    Big Ben always comes up with some mysterious injury that of course does not affect his performance, but he thinks the media should know about it.

    Sidney Crosby is only 19, but he does not have to make up excuses for his performance. Sid is so mature. You should have heard his speech at the Dapper Dan Awards.

  34. hu
    April 23, 2007 11:49 pm

    I doubt ben lives in Gibsonia, that has to be a rumor. Why would he live that far from the stadium.

  35. Bigbenrules
    April 23, 2007 11:49 pm

    Ok, here we go. Does Ben tend to get overdramatic about his injuries at times? Yes. However, he should be commended for playing through them…especially that infamous thumb injury that Pittgirl says he should not complain about. Just an FYI, Ben almost had to have SURGERY on that thumb when he broke it in late Nov. 2005 against the ponies, er, Colts. That surgery would have ended his season and there would have been NO Super Bowl, unless you all really think Charlie and Tommy would have led us to that Super Bowl. We should be grateful that Ben played through that injury.

    Yes, the accident was partially his fault, and he should have worn the helmet, and yes, I have on this forum been critical of him about the broken toes and the fever bit. However, all through this season (2006),this kid played hurt, he played sick , and played banged up and I feel he should get credit for that.

    We can praise BOTH Ben and Sid for playing hurt if you ask me. JMO.

  36. Jenn
    April 24, 2007 1:09 am

    You call yourself Pittgirl?
    To this born and bred Burgh girl you’re a shame to the name…
    bandwagon jumper…

  37. Don't worry about my name
    April 24, 2007 1:47 am

    Hey PITTGIRL….for someone who doesn’t like Big Ben, you spend an obsene amount of talking about him…………..why don’t you get YOUR ass ready to take a sac!

  38. SportyGal85
    April 24, 2007 1:51 am

    I’m not sure if it’s ever smart to play with a broken anything, but I agree with B on people not taking Ben’s injuries seriously because he exaggerates so much about other stuff. I know I definitely give any injury stories about Ben serious eye roll action. Plus, I think people are just annoyed with the fact that there always seems to something wrong with him everytime you look up.

  39. Chase
    April 24, 2007 3:35 am

    The thing about Ben’s toes…he had injured his toes back in high school or college, and during the game he reaggravated that injury.

  40. Batch fan
    April 24, 2007 7:26 am

    hu – He does live in Gibsonia. It’s not that far from the stadium. He has a car and a MOTORCYCLE that can get him there. There are many Steelers that live in the Northern suburbs – Troysus, Alan Fanneca, ex-player Jerome Bettis to name a few. It is 2007 and people don’t mind a little commute to work.

  41. Sofa King
    April 24, 2007 8:40 am

    I dare anyone to take a face plant into a Chrysler at about 30 MPH and then get an emergency appendectomy and still take the field just weeks later.

    Jan hit the nail on the head above, I’ve seen this “fallen Golden Boy” phenomenon happen over and over again in Pittsburgh and I, too, feel bad for Sid when he finally falls short of everyone’s unrealistic expectations.

  42. Your best guess
    April 24, 2007 8:40 am

    B is right. If you know where to look, you can find the info on the new house.

  43. spoon
    April 24, 2007 9:26 am

    This is a marketing lesson to all you bloggers out there looking for traffic, just make a remark about a Steeler and you’re golden. People come out of the woodwork.

  44. spoon
    April 24, 2007 9:30 am

    The reason why expectations are unrealistic are in part to the friggin media and over zealous fans. The media and fans are so trigger happy to label players as “the next great one” that as soon as one flaw is found they’re considered a bust. All it takes is one injury to end a career.

    I blame it all on the lack of breast feeding in the 70’s and 80’s. That formula crap screwed everyone up.

  45. Anne Oz
    April 24, 2007 1:01 pm

    I reckon some of you have nothing better to do than criticize people who got hurt. I am quite familiar with brain injuries and the fact the Mr. Roethlisberger is normal after cracking his skull is nothing short of a miracle, much less the fact that he went back on that field and played his heart out.

    I fell sorry for you, PittGirl, if you ever have a baby. Labor pain is jusr that-pain, and yes, you whine about it after the kids are grown but you endure. unless you have been in someones shoes, don’t criticize them.

  46. B
    April 24, 2007 7:04 pm

    Is this a joke? Once again, it is a blog…PittGirl obviously loves the Steelers. I personally don’t care about what he does–as long as he performs on the field. But you can’t blame people for being annoyed with all of his exaggerations. And for those of you who are defending Ben like he’s a family member–whoa! It’s not that serious. It’s actually a little creepy. (Oh, and thanks, Sportygal!)

  47. FuglyBooBooBoy
    August 30, 2007 3:56 am

    Ben is a big sissy and a wannabe Hollywood glamour boy. He isn’t tough enough to play in the big leagues and he isn’t pretty enough to hang in Hollywood.

    Too bad the real hardworking members of the team don’t have a group of grown women going ga-ga over them and defending them unrealistically.

    Ben is a baby. He always has some excuse for every one of his mistakes. A real man stands up and admits when he played poorly. Not Ben. It’s always “But I hurt this” or “That is sore” and so on.

    And did I mention he’s FUGLY?

  48. BB
    August 30, 2007 2:49 pm

    Yeah, right, Ben makes excuses. SURE he does. WHat about Mr. Peyton “I finally figured out how to beat Brady” Manning? Here are his famous words after the Steelers sacked him 5 times: “We had protection problems.” Yeah, that is NOT an excuse? Palmer makes excuses also. Said “We’re still the better team.” after the STeelers whipped the Bengals out of the playoffs. Sure. Whatever.

    What QB are YOU idiots watching in the post game conferences. After losses, Ben takes ALL the blame. All of it. He blames himself for the loss even though in my opinion there were plenty of blame to go around. Ben blames himself for the poor season of the TEAM last season. Here is a direct quote from Ben in this week’s SPort’s Illustrated: Here’s my little secret about last year. It was bad play by me. My fault. It’s not the accident. I was fine. I didn’t make an excuse last year, and I’m not making one now.”

    So any of you idiots or minions STILL want to believe that Ben is making excuses, go right ahead. He is a good kid, met him myself. Believe whatever.

    Unless you want Rex Grossman as QB, shut up about Ben already.

  49. FuglyBooBooBoy
    August 30, 2007 4:26 pm

    I want Rex Grossman as QB.