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Ben’s Veterans Day Salute

To two of Steelers Nation’s FINEST!!

Natalie Karpinsky:

My name is Stefon Stile and I live in Beaver County. We just wanted to say that we looked forward to the season so much and to see you back in action.

My girlfriend Natalie Karpinsky is a Senior Airman in Security Forces for the U.S. Air Force. She has been serving for 3 years and is currently active duty. She was deployed in the Middle East for 7.5 months this year. When she’s not deployed she serves full time at the 171 Refueling Base in Pittsburgh.

Natalie is extremely passionate about her job and family. She knows the seriousness of what it takes to do her job and do it well. Her father served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as well and her toughness, her love for this country, and her willingness to be unselfish shows very much in her upbringing.

Besides her family, Natalie keeps love for her Country first and love for her City second. She is a Black & Gold girl through thick and thin. We even have a ‘Ben wall’ in our game room, lol. Needless to say, she is proud to be an American and proud to be a Yinzer.

And Logan Clarke:

“Long Time #7 Fan”

I’m finally writing to this website after many years of watching the Steelers and my childhood hero, Ben Roethlisberger. I graduated from Mercer High School in 2015, which is about an hour north of the city. At Gannon University in Erie, I played QB/WR for four years (barely got on the field, but I love the game) and commissioned as an Engineer Officer in 2019 through the Army ROTC program. After getting stationed at Fort Bliss, TX in El Paso, I’m currently a Platoon Leader in the Middle East leading 62 of the best Americans I’ll ever know.

The most enjoyment I get out here is watching the team win on Sundays. Because of the circumstances with this week’s bye, I am using part of my day off to finally listen to Mr. Roethlisberger’s Man Up testimony and Bigger Than Ben series. Both were amazing.

I […]

By |November 11th, 2020|

8-Oh ‘boys!! 🤠

Steelers defeat the Cowboys, 24-19 in a nail-biter (and a half)!! Whew!!

From Mike Prisuta, Steelers.com:

A week after trailing by 10 points at halftime in Baltimore, the Steelers faced a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit in Dallas.

As they had done against the Ravens, the Steelers rallied to beat the Cowboys.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Eric Ebron with 2:14 left in regulation provided the Steelers’ first lead and they hung on for a 24-19 victory.

You can read more here.

You can check out some great game photos here.

“I’m not taking any shots at anybody, but if you didn’t know who America’s team was, you should have seen the stands and all of the Terrible Towels. Dallas may be America’s team but we will be the World’s team because we have fans everywhere & they are the best in the world.” — Ben, post-game.

From ABC News – KVIA (El Paso, TX):

“Injured Big Ben rallies unbeaten Steelers past Garrett Gilbert & Cowboys, 24-19”

Ben Roethlisberger threw all three of his touchdown passes after shrugging off a knee injury, rallying Pittsburgh to a 24-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and keeping the Steelers as the NFL’s only unbeaten team.

Pittsburgh is 8-0 for the first time in the storied franchise’s history despite an upset bid from the Cowboys, who were the biggest underdogs they’ve been at home in at least 31 years.

You can read more here.

By |November 8th, 2020|

Happy Game Day

…courtesy of Dave DiCello!

“I didn’t just focus on the Pittsburgh skyline this morning at the fountain. After the color began to fade over the city, I rushed over to the opposite side to capture this view, with the vibrant tones and fall foliage surrounding Heinz Field reflecting in the fountain as well. — Dave.

“Good morning everyone and happy Sunday! This morning I went into town to recreate a view that I captured just a few days ago, just earlier in the morning. The view of Heinz Field at sunrise reflecting in the fountain is definitely one of my favorites from this fall, but I was kicking myself for not shooting the reflection before the sun came up. Well, today I wanted to remedy that, and the results were better than I could have ever hoped for! There was a bit of fog on the North Shore, and the view of the lights coupled with the fall colors made for a really incredible scene. And that reflection…doesn’t get much better!” — Dave.

No it doesn’t, Dave! No it doesn’t!

Would you like to see more of Dave’s work? Of course you would! Stop by his website here and his Facebook page here.

By |November 8th, 2020|

“America’s Heroes”

From ESPN’s Press Room:

With its annual America’s Heroes tribute, ESPN will salute veterans and active members of the U.S. armed forces with a week of programming and initiatives Nov. 7-14 in recognition of Veterans Day.

USAA is the presenting sponsor of ESPN’s week-long Veterans Day activation and many well-known athletes, coaches and celebrities will provide daily “shout outs” to members of the military within ESPN programming. Among the participants will be Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Christian McCaffrey and Baker Mayfield (NFL); Arike Ogunbowale (WNBA); Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green and Victor Oladipo (NBA); Dabo Swinney, Dawn Staley, Jimbo Fisher, Lincoln Riley, Lane Kiffin, Kara Lawson and Mike Krzyzewski (college sports); Cobi Jones and Kelly O’Hara (soccer); Charlie Blackmon (MLB) and more.


Editions of ESPN’s SportsCenter, leading up to and including Veterans Day, will include features related to veterans and active members of the military, sponsored by USAA as part of America’s Heroes. Among the features airing on SportsCenter:

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Rocky Bleier – Fifty years after it happened, former Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier returns with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi to the place where he was wounded during combat in Vietnam.

You can read more about ESPN’s planned recognition initiatives here.

By |November 7th, 2020|

Lil’ Fan Friday – Steelers Siblings

“Three little fans and some kisses! These three kiddos are huge fans: Anden is 7, Athena is 2 and Niem is 5.” — Mom Lindsey.

1-year old Z’Laya looks up to her big brother, 8-year old Ze’eden for guidance and wisdom — and that includes rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers..and only the Pittsburgh Steelers! (Photo: Mom Ariel)

“Here are my two cuties all the way from Arizona! Lincoln and Harlow! We love the Steelers and Ben!!” — Mom Lindsey.

“Cameron age 4, Eli age 1.5, and Olivia 6 months. Cameron is obsessed with football, especially Steelers football! His favorite player is JuJu and he loves to watch him on Snapchat and TikTok.” — Mom Brittany.

Say hello to 3-year old Eulus and 1-year old Olivia. Have you ever seen two more adorable #43’s??? Nope, me neither! Sorry Troy!! (Photo: Mom Melissa)

3-year old Dominic and 9-month old Lillianna are ready to wave their Terrible Towels on Sunday for the Steelers vs Cowboys game. (Photo: their Gigi Angela)

Nolan is 7 (naturally), Codey is 5 and Whitney just turned 2…but they’re 10’s in our book for all wearing 7’s! (Photo: Mom Shelley)

The family that camps together, stays together:

“Chad, Nolan, Jonah, Jacob & Julia – This is a picture of my grandchildren on our way to training camp 7 years ago! They had a blast! Stood by the fence as the team came on the field and got high fives from Ben and Troy…that was the best highlight of the day.” — Grandma Marina.

Okay, make that one big fan and four lil’ fans.

You can see all of our Lil’ Fans here.

By |November 6th, 2020|

Wednesday’s Q&A with the media

“My college coach used to say, ‘Have a plan, work the plan and plan for the unexpected’. That’s what we have been doing. We take whatever is thrown at us.” — Ben.

From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:

With a 7-0 record this year’s team has matched the best start in franchise history, when the 1978 team also began with seven wins to begin the season.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger credited having a veteran team that didn’t undergo wholesale changes this offseason with helping to lead to that success.

That togetherness is something that has been valuable for a lot of reasons in 2020. It’s been a season like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted the team this week after Ravens’ safety Marlon Humphrey tweeted that he tested positive one day after playing against the Steelers. The has put the Steelers in a more intensive protocol this week, changing things up a bit for the players.

“Things got pushed back an hour today. We met in the indoor facility, so it was really spread out. That is where some of the meetings are going to have to be. We were told we can’t do individual meetings in person, so those will be virtual. There will be some virtual stuff this week.”

It’s something Roethlisberger and his teammates will deal with, just as they have had to deal with playing three straight games against teams with a combined two losses at the time they played. Just like they have to deal with playing three straight road games because of schedule changes due to the Titans game being moved because of their COVID-19 positive tests.

“Being around as long as I have you get in these situations. It’s been an unprecedented year. We had all of those home games in a row, which you don’t have. Now to go on the road, the way this season and year has been for everybody. My college coach used to say, have a plan, work the plan and plan for the unexpected. That has what we have been doing. We take whatever is thrown at us. Like today everything getting pushed back an hour.

“Everyone has to do what we can. We can’t sit back and say, ‘woe is us.’ People in real life are dealing with changing things too. We have to keep rolling with it and understand when […]

By |November 4th, 2020|