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stlrtruck
07-31-2006, 09:30 PM
Did anyone see the KDKA video where the 7 year old kid got to carry Ben's shoulder pads up the hill and into the locker room? I should have copied the link, sorry!

But it was cool the way Ben talked to him and just interacted with the kid.

That's not just class....THAT'S STEELERS CLASS!!!!

tony hipchest
07-31-2006, 09:36 PM
heres an article about it.

http://news.steelers.com/article/66316/

SteelerMurf
07-31-2006, 09:45 PM
Hmmmm, :idea: wonder if I could pass for a 7 year old?

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
07-31-2006, 09:53 PM
thats an experience that he will never forget.....Plus make him a steelers fan for life...

siss
07-31-2006, 10:37 PM
That kid has a hero for life!

"NobodyBelievedInUsButUs"
07-31-2006, 10:51 PM
Wow, that is so awesome. Just think of how that kid felt....o man, I couldn't even begin to explain how I would feel if I got that opportunity.

SteelersMongol
07-31-2006, 10:54 PM
BEN IS TOO SMART FOR HIS AGE (WELL EXCEPT THAT SILLY NO-HELMET-INCIDENT). HE WASN'T JUST THINKING OF HIMSELF, HE ALSO WENT UP TROY HAD HIM SIGN ON A MINI HELMET. HOW GREAT CAN HE BE. THAT KID IS GOING TO TOWN! I WISH HIM WELL.

MattsMe
07-31-2006, 11:25 PM
Here's the video:

http://kdka.com/video/?id=18574@kdka.dayport.com

Stlrs4Life
07-31-2006, 11:26 PM
Very classy move by Ben. Lucky kid!

nicesteel4life
07-31-2006, 11:37 PM
Very Cool Very Dam Cool

stlrtruck
08-01-2006, 08:56 AM
I guess it's just a shame for my daughter, she's only 1 year old and can barely carry her own sippy cup.

Maybe in a few more years, as I plan for my trip to Canton for The Bus' induction, I can take a little extra time and stay in Latrobe.

I wonder if one of the players would let her carry their stuff (at least up to the door of the locker room)!

HometownGal
08-01-2006, 09:04 AM
I saw the video on KDKA and it was so touching to watch this big man make this little guy's day! :smile: Little Zach was a little star that afternoon and just seeing his face light up when Ben asked him to carry his pads really made my day! :bouncy:

melroseplace
08-01-2006, 09:11 AM
the contest is new this year...in previous years a couple of players would come over to the Steelers Experience registration tent to sign autographs for the kids but it just got too chaotic. this year whenever a kid is registered for the Experience they are also entered into the drawing to help one of the players with their equipment...yesterday was the first day and it seemed like it was a big hit


I dont know if anyone heard about this (or if it was already posted...sorry if it was!) on Sunday Ben was signing autographs for the fans and there was this little boy that was being pushed up against the fence so Ben pulled him out and let him carry his stuff...thought that was really cool of him, I'm sure it made the little boy's day (or year lol) as well

blackvelvet
08-01-2006, 11:05 AM
I'm sure it made the little boy's day (or year lol) as well

I think it made his life

floodcitygirl
08-01-2006, 11:32 AM
I think it made his lifeAnd probably his parent's too! :smile:

siss
08-01-2006, 11:42 AM
Its just another reason to love Ben (football player!)!

SteelerFanInCA
08-01-2006, 12:34 PM
That was great for the kid. I'm sure that kid will remember that day as long as he lives. Gotta love stories like that. :thmbup:

Black@Gold Forever32
08-01-2006, 01:01 PM
A very cool and classy thing to do by Ben. I think this accident of Bens will prove to be a very good thing for Ben in the long run. I don't think he'll take football for granted now and will work even harder to become the best player he can be.

blackngoldbaby
08-01-2006, 03:02 PM
all i have to say is HE IS SOOOOO DAMN LUCKY!!I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO THAT!!!but very classy move by ben!