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mesaSteeler
07-19-2009, 11:56 AM
Below is a tidbit from Fox Sports.

NFL questions as we endure dog days of summer
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9818178/NFL-questions-as-we-endure-dog-days-of-summer

"Who weighs more right now, Ben Roethlisberger or nose guard Casey Hampton? (The leader of the champs earned himself an indulgent offseason, but if he were thrown over the handlebars of his motorcycle and into a Chrysler New Yorker today, the car would be totaled.)"

Has anyone seen any recent video of him or has anyone seen him in person?

Has he gotten fat or is this typical Fox Sports crap? - mesa

stillers4me
07-19-2009, 12:01 PM
He didn't look fat during the golf tournaments to me. :coffee:

Maybe he decided he needed some extra padding for some reason. :chuckle:

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
07-19-2009, 12:05 PM
A little weight can never hurt a QB that hits the turf about 50 times in a 16 week span

fansince'76
07-19-2009, 12:18 PM
NFL questions as we endure dog days of summer

by Kevin Hench

Kevin Hench is a frequent contributor to FOXSports.com. An accomplished film and television writer, Hench's latest screenwriting credit is for The Hammer, which stars Adam Carolla and is now available on DVD.

What impeccable credentials. I'm hanging on this obvious gridiron guru's every word. :coffee:

mesaSteeler
07-19-2009, 12:20 PM
What impeccable credentials. I'm hanging on this obvious gridiron guru's every word. :coffee:

Good point! :drink:

tony hipchest
07-19-2009, 12:27 PM
so some "lumber"jack hack notices ben is looking a little heavy in the tush and writes a blog about it?

only chicks and fruits pay attention to this. dont they always say ben is fat in the off season?

Hines0wnz
07-19-2009, 03:18 PM
Answer, no.

BlastFurnace
07-19-2009, 04:10 PM
I have heard this before about Ben in other offseasons. As long as Tomlin doesn't care, it's a non-issue.

STEELAMANIA
07-19-2009, 04:30 PM
The bigger Ben has gotten, the better IMHO... I'll never forget how skinny he got after the motorcycle accident in 2006.

stillers4me
07-19-2009, 04:42 PM
Ben in Tahoe : "Do these golf pants make me look fat?" :chuckle:

Men of Steel
07-19-2009, 05:34 PM
as long as ppl dont start to confuse big ben with big snack behind center... were allright.
:chuckle:

steel striker
07-19-2009, 06:33 PM
He looks the same to me and, besides it is still training camp/pre season. Like fansince76 said we are going to trust the words of that misinformation Hench guy. I think not.

Shoes
07-19-2009, 09:08 PM
What impeccable credentials. I'm hanging on this obvious gridiron guru's every word. :coffee:

:chuckle::chuckle:

Steelman16
07-19-2009, 09:17 PM
It's part of Tomlin's Secret Plan: might as well add a 6th lineman/multithreat QB. Kordell has nothing on Big Ben. :chuckle:

HometownGal
07-19-2009, 10:31 PM
Considering this flaming joke of a writer looks like he takes it in the seat regularly, I'd put as much credibility in his writing as I would in Tim Lumber's.

http://msn.foxsports.com/id/8509489

Rotorhead
07-19-2009, 11:59 PM
It is just the media trying to stir something up from the Steelers since there has been no problems (unlike other teams). It has been a good quiet off season for the Champs.

CanadianSteel
07-20-2009, 12:05 AM
He looked ike he might have gained a few pounds, but hey its the offseason and he aint lifting and workout out as much. Give him a week into training camp and he should be good to go...

Preacher
07-20-2009, 12:52 AM
Seriously, with the pounding is body takes, I would prefer that he not hit the weight pile and hard workouts in the offseason. Let his body heal. Camp will take that weight off REAL fast. . . if there IS excess weight on him.

Galax Steeler
07-20-2009, 04:31 AM
From what I have seen he don't look like he has gained much at all. As others stated it will be coming off before long training camp is just around the corner.

stlrtruck
07-20-2009, 08:28 AM
was this article written by TIMMAH?

MCS513
07-20-2009, 08:38 AM
It looks like he might have put on a couple pounds, but I'm sure he will get in shape when camp starts. I think of it this way.. the bigger he is, the harder it will be to bring him down.

The_WARDen
07-20-2009, 09:12 AM
*SIGH* 12 days til camp! Thank GOD this nonsense is almost over!

:banging::banging::banging:

revefsreleets
07-20-2009, 11:25 AM
Every offseason we have to hear this crap:

Brady is God.

Ben is fat.

Whatever...

TackleMeBen
07-20-2009, 11:38 AM
no brady is a douche..

and i would rather have ben gain some weight than take a header into a car this off season.

HometownGal
07-20-2009, 12:59 PM
*SIGH* 12 days til camp! Thank GOD this nonsense is almost over!

:banging::banging::banging:

:applaudit::applaudit::applaudit:

A-freakin'-MEN.

SteelMember
07-20-2009, 01:35 PM
Ben in Tahoe : "Do these golf pants make me look fat?" :chuckle:

Rick Rhoden : No, but your big A$$ does. :sofunny:



Seriously, how thin is 6-5, 240 ever gonna look. :hunch:
If the guy was a vehicle, he'd be a half track.

TackleMeBen
07-20-2009, 01:41 PM
ben is going to need more junk in the trunk if the oline cant keep him upright.. a little more pad to help the fall cant hurt:chuckle:

mmalone
07-20-2009, 01:41 PM
Every offseason we have to hear this crap:

Brady is God.

Ben is fat.

Whatever...

not me i say Brady is as slow as Bernie Kosar was when we use to bury him in the backfield....

tony hipchest
07-21-2009, 11:59 PM
atleast now, we can put this thread to rest.

Preacher
07-22-2009, 12:20 AM
atleast now, we can put this thread to rest.

too true.

Neil-Still-Rules-14
07-23-2009, 01:08 AM
It is just the media trying to stir something up from the Steelers since there has been no problems (unlike other teams). It has been a good quiet off season for the Champs.
You just had to say it. haha jk.

Preacher
07-23-2009, 01:12 AM
It is just the media trying to stir something up from the Steelers since there has been no problems (unlike other teams). It has been a good quiet off season for the Champs.


Famous last words.

madtowndrunkard
07-23-2009, 07:56 PM
I see I'm not the only one who thought Ben looked like he gained about 50 pounds.

I watched his press conference about 5 minutes ago and thought HOLY @#$^ BIG Ben is REALLY BIG. He's friggen FAT.

Doesn't camp start in a couple weeks? How can you let your self go like that if your body is your bread and butter? I guess if you ate all the bread and butter?

If we didn't just come off a SB win were Ben played his FAT @#$ off I'd be a little angry about his growth and lack of self control.

stillers4me
07-23-2009, 08:13 PM
It's all that raping and pillaging he's been doing.

..............................http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/sueincinci/Smileys/thud.gif...................................

HometownGal
07-23-2009, 08:26 PM
It's all that raping and pillaging he's been doing.

..............................http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/sueincinci/Smileys/thud.gif...................................

:chuckle::buttkick::wink02:

Ben does a lot of golfing in the offseason and I'm sure he takes full advantage of the good eats at the country clubs. He'll be in shape by the start of the season - bank it.

Preacher
07-23-2009, 08:37 PM
:chuckle::buttkick::wink02:

Ben does a lot of golfing in the offseason and I'm sure he takes full advantage of the good eats at the country clubs. He'll be in shape by the start of the season - bank it.

Not to mention... as I think I said before, with all the abuse his body has taken, the best thing for him was probably an offseason with little physical stress.

I still wonder if he had gained all his weight back from his motorcycle accident as well. Some of that weight may be wanted.