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Thanks for the memories, Big Ben

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Been a heck of a ride. Gave us fans a lot of wins, lot of amazing plays, lot of excitement and a lot of indigestion!

    But he’s been awesome, you always felt you had a chance with Ben. Every season I felt a SB was a realistic goal even when other pieces were missing because he was that good.

    Father Time loses to no one and he came knocking for Ben. Ben tried to put him off for another season but he just didn’t have it anymore. The warrior in him still miraculously got them to the playoffs. No, he didn’t do it by himself, didn’t put the team on his shoulders like in years past but came through enough to squeak out just enough wins for one more playoff game.

    Sadly, there was nothing left in the tank tonight but he never quit, he’s a competitor to the end.

    Wish he could have went out with a better game for his sake and ours but it was fun while it lasted.

    Thank you, Ben. The HOF awaits you.

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  2. Jack LHambert

    Jack LHambert

    Oct 18, 2011
    Named my first dog in '05 Ben. Sadly had to put him down in 2020 at 15. My other dog 17 same day. His name was Elway.

    My two QB GOATS! Thanks Ben!
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  3. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2021
    Classic example of a great player hanging on too long.
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  4. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Thank you for all those fun seasons! Forever a Steeler!
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  5. Marvology

    Marvology Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    Old athletes rarely have story book endings.
  6. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    A better offensive line, you might have a different opinion
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  7. SWSteel

    SWSteel Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2020
    Thanks Ben!!
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  8. vlad582

    vlad582 Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Thank you Ben! You were so fun to watch for so long! Thank you for the memories and giving us excitement ever year! You will be missed!
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  9. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Say what you want about this team bu it will be a long time before we see another QB like Ben
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  10. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    Ben fought until the very last play of his career.

    Thank you for the memories #7.
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  11. TGH

    TGH Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2018
    What a glorious career, #1 all time in Steeler history.
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  12. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
  13. dirty

    dirty Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    +1 to every positive post said above and after me.

    during the next couple of months i want everybody to purchase the secret and lets all put our collective juju to get another QB. :)
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  14. jamie

    jamie Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    Agree Thanks Ben. I remember the years of O’Donnell, Brister, Stewart and Malone and dread going back to it! Appreciate the last 18 years.
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  15. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    What a weird and crazy love/hate ride. Your questionable off-field decision making earlier in your career really made it tough. Which is why I've kept the greaseball Ben as my avatar for so many years as a reminder. But you endured and always gave your all. You are the greatest Steelers QB ever and I'm both sad to see it end but happy for you to start the next chapter in your life and invest your time and energy fully into your family. Vaya con Dios Ben.
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  16. truckin9999

    truckin9999 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
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  17. bobby

    bobby Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2015
    not much you can say about Ben other than he is the what i want from all the Steelers in the future. a true warrior that may never get the respect outside of the steeler organization the he deserves.
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  18. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Been a heck of a ride, glad to have you and the great times that went with it. Don't be a stranger we'll keep a light on. Thanks for everything. Like the man says I've been up and down and over and out but each time I find myself down on my face I pick myself up and get back in the race. That's life.
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  19. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Thanks, Ben. You were a warrior and will no doubt be enshrined in Canton in 5 years. Your career was a great one by any standard. But…there was more there for the taking and I think you’d be the first to admit that.

    On a personal level, I’m glad you were able to get your life under control after a tumultuous and reckless first few years in the league. You have a beautiful family…now go enjoy your retirement and spending time with your wife and kids. In the grand scheme of things, that is more important than anything you ever did on the football field.
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  20. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    I remember all those years before Ben ... wishing we had "that QB."

    And then in 2004 we finally got him, and it was a hell of a ride.

    Thank you #7!!!!!
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  21. FosterMorris

    FosterMorris Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ben was a player who kept going and eventually made everyone a believer. His play from 2014-2018 confirmed he was an elite QB. The totality of his career leaves no doubt Ben will be a HOF and likely first ballot.
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  22. SteelerGlenn


    Nov 24, 2011
    I was glad I got to be there for Ben’s last game.
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  23. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    I'm sure it was a respectable great atmosphere. Hope you had a great time.
  24. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Chefs fans are mostly douchenozzles
  25. Fe3CCity

    Fe3CCity Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I love it if only for the pun. I didn't read anything beyond the first word but I know it's nothing but praise.

    I'm glad we had a HOFer with this longevity.

    Been ( hahaha ) great!

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