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Old 12-27-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Roethlisberger's Celebration...

Anyone have a clue as to why Big Ben flashes the "Longhorns Sign" when he throws a TD pass as pasrt of his celebration?
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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It's only the Longhorns Sign to fans of the Texas Longhorns. It might have a different meaning to some players on the Steelers. There are a couple Longhorns on the team.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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That sign has a thousand different names and a thousand different meanings. It has nothing to do with the longhorns obviously, he's just throwin' that baby up to say "rock on!"
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I know Ben points to the sky after a TD to honor his mom who died
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I think he's putting up a number one. Just he's one of those people whose pinky sticks out.
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That sign has a thousand different names and a thousand different meanings. It has nothing to do with the longhorns obviously, he's just throwin' that baby up to say "rock on!"
True. To the deaf community that is the sign for "rock on".
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I don't care what sign he puts up as long as he makes plays. I guess everyone has some kind of celebration when they make plays. That would be Bens even though I am not sure what he means by it.
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isn't like the red hawks have a finger thing.
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I figured it was the "rock on" hand gesture as well. I tend to do that whenever I'm excited about something that "rocks" and well... a TD does indeed rock.

I think that's sweet that he honors his mother like that. I love that many of the NFL and college players do when they do well on the field. Not just to fallen loved ones but God as well. It's touching.
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To those that don't know, that hand gesture was invented by the great Ronnie James Dio (of Dio and Black Sabbath) way back in the day. The meaning of it turned out to represent the devil's horns, in sort of a fun and rebellious way for teen heavy metal fans all over the world. The mainstream public seems to like to call it the "rock on" sign, which is probably what Ben means by it.

However, if you are a metalhead (which I am), the true term for it is the devil horns.

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