Ben Roethlisberger watches Penguins victory, ends up on Twitter

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Ben Roethlisberger (via screenshot)

These Pittsburgh champions, they gotta stick together. Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Steelers, decided to check out a playoff game of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Penguins, and wouldn’t you know it, Big Ben ended up a meme:

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Yep, Twitter got hold of that shot of Roethlisberger looking mildly confused and worried (he didn’t need to; the Pens won the game and evened up the series with Ottawa) and, since Twitter never found a joke it couldn’t drive into the Earth’s core, hilarity ensued:

Apparently he gets a bit of exclusive treatment, too:

And when the night was over, it was clear that, yes, Roethlisberger had seen your funny tweets:

Word on the street this offseason was that Roethlisberger was extremely close to retiring, according to his friend and former Steelers o-lineman Willie Colon, so Pittsburgh fans ought to savor every moment they’ve got with the guy in town.

Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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