With our friend, Logan Lamour:
Logan also showed off the pair of Nike’s autographed & given to him by Ben:
But Ben also wanted to add a “thank you” message:
Logan and Justin, all the guys loved and appreciated the way you turned that field into “Heinz Field South”! So amazing. We loved being able to get good work in. Thank you both for the hard work that you put into it! — Ben.
And then there was this “other fan” who showed up in Pittsburgh today:
Garth Brooks: ‘I’m in love with Ben Roethlisberger’
“I’m in love with Ben Roethlisberger,” Brooks said in front of a backdrop advertising his Legacy tour, sporting a Pirates hat, a Life is Good sweatshirt, jeans and bright-tan Nike boots. “He’s my guy. Any time I get down, I look in the mirror and say, ‘I am Ben Roethlisberger.’
“Ben always told me the difference between this city and others is that they expect you to get up here,” Brooks said. “If you get knocked on your [ass], you’re in the game, which means you’re living. You’re getting to tour at 100 years old, you’re getting to come back after raising your babies, you thought your career was over and these people show up like this, you get up. You get out and you get in the game.
“I think that’s why I like Ben. I like the people here. They’re the people I want to be.”
Brooks and Roethlisberger apparently text regularly, and No. 7 is actually Brooks’ favorite number, too. “To see a Steelers player wearing No. 7, and it turned out to be Big Ben, it just makes me love him more.”
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