“I want to get one more than anybody else. This would have been a great step, but now I feel I took a step back. This will haunt me until I can win another one…until I win another one, it’ll haunt me a lot.” — Ben, to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
From an interview with Ed Bouchette, that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today:
Ben Roethlisberger has your typical game room for a pro athlete, complete with memorabilia that includes the two nameplates over his locker from each Super Bowl victory.
The nameplate from his most recent Super Bowl appearance also has a place of honor — in his bathroom.
“The day I got back, I took my nameplate from my locker — ‘Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl XLV’ — and it’s sitting underneath my mirror in my bathroom. I want to see that every day. It hurts a lot.
“To see that every day is just motivation for me to work out, to bust my butt to not let it happen again because I want to be a champion. And, right now, I’m not a champion.”
If this is the halfway point in Roethlisberger’s career, getting to another three Super Bowls and winning two of them would go down as quite an accomplishment.
“That’s what I want to be known for,” Roethlisberger said, “winning games, winning Super Bowls.”
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