Well, we ARE in the “Dog” days of summer after all…

August 19th, 2018 by

Plus any excuse is a good excuse to re-post this gem!

Not so long ago Benjamin Jr. belted out a rousing rendition of the Months of the Year song, including favorites “Dog” & “Tober”:

Seriously, with a milk mustache, an “I do my own stunts” t-shirt on, and a baby sister who is clearly his biggest fan – it just doesn’t get any better than this!

Enjoy the rest of your summer, Steeler Nation!

Pouncey: Ben makes football fun

August 19th, 2018 by

From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:

PounceyThere is no doubt the offensive line loves Ben Roethlisberger, and when he went down on the last day of training camp everyone was holding their breath. But they are breathing a sigh of relief now.

“Ben makes football easy,” said Pouncey. “He is a heck of a quarterback. He is a Hall of Fame first ballot guy. Whenever you have a quarterback like that, football is fun and easy.

“That was really good (that he is okay), especially your franchise QB. To get hit unexpectedly and I think he bounced back pretty quickly, that was good.”

You’ll want to read Ms. Varley’s full story & interviews here.

And you can see all the great Steelers training camp photos here.

Big Ben: “It’s awesome!”

August 14th, 2018 by

From the Steelers today:

For the better part of the last three weeks Steelers fans have been packing the hillside and bleachers surrounding Chuck Noll Field, bringing with them energy, enthusiasm and tons of love for their team.

And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. The players love the support, reacting continuously when the fans cheer, and at the end of the day making sure they take time out to sign autographs and pose for pictures.

It’s a love affair that goes in both directions – the fans loving the team, and the team loving the fans.


As camp winds down, several players shared what the support from the fans means to them.

“It’s awesome. Every day seeing thousands of them out there, it just shows how much our fan base means to us and we mean to them.” – Ben Roethlisberger

“Playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers and having this fan base is amazing. For us it’s a good way to show love. Every time I go out there and I see the kids, I can relate more to them just because of my age. I am always doing stuff that is trending, playing video games, having fun, doing dances. Things they can relate to. It’s fun to give back.” – JuJu Smith-Schuster

More thoughts from players here.

What did Ben think of this year’s camp? You can watch video of his latest interview here.

If you haven’t been able to make it training camp…

August 12th, 2018 by

then you need to check out all of the great photos from the Steelers so you can feel like you’ve been there and have been part of the action!

Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers
Follow the leader. #PicOfTheWeek

Good times are definitely being had

August 9th, 2018 by

…for fans attending Steelers training camp:

Taylor Brooke @TayBrooke24
@_BigBen7 a few I took at camp 📸💛🏈 #SteelersCamp @steelers @SteelersUnite

Xander @XFactor_83
Thank you to @TeamJuJu @_BigBen7 @Bud_Dupree for autographs at the #SteelersCamp today!

Becky Bennett @beckyb303
My son and I had a great time at @steelers training camp and Friday Night Lights. ..thanks @_BigBen7 for making his year!

Nitro Moose @Nitromoose3
Great day @steelers #trainingcamp! Thanks to all the players who hung out after practice to sign autographs! Especially @TeamJuJu @Rudolph2Mason @rell_island6 @_BigBen7 and @JamesConner_ for the selfie!

james cohen @atogre_cohen
Just wanted to thank some of the @steelers players that took the time to give autographs to my daughter and I #SNUproud @_BigBen7 @_audi8 @RyanShazier @Bud_Dupree @MikeHilton_28 @MaurkicePouncey @VMcDonald89 @__bELIeve17 #DavidDeCastro @josh_dobbs1 @bubbahawk10 @CamSutton20

OC_CA_SportsMom @OC_CA_SportsMom
@_BigBen7 Thank you so much! You and your locker neighbors @AB84 and @JamesConner_ made me a very happy Steeler Girl!

Jay Ostrow @JayOstrow
I would like to personally thank @TeamJuJu @_BigBen7 and @JJames18_ for making my daughters day by autographing her terrible towel. #SteelersNation

…even if they weren’t there THIS year!

Shantelle @Shantelle55555
Missed this year’s @steelers training camp but wanted to share my favorite memory! Thanks @_BigBen7. Still have the Jersey and pen framed for safe keeping!

And there was also a big THANKS from a former teammate:

Isaac Redman @ired33
Big thanks to Ben and Vince for taking the time out to come meet my 6/7 year old football team! Class acts! @steelers

Weekend #2 at Steelers Training Camp

August 6th, 2018 by

in photos:


*Bodie was headin’ towards Daddy too, but his little legs weren’t quite as fast as Benjamin’s and Baylee’s were!

Photo: Steelers.

Chase Williams WPXI @chasepwilliams
Ben Roethlisberger (@_BigBen7) making a lot of fans happy tonight. #Steelers

Dale Lolley @dlolley_pgh
Ben Roethlisberger just pulled a young fan wearing a No. 7 jersey out of the crowd and played catch with him all the way down the field. Then took pictures with him. Great moments of training camp. #Steelers #dkps

Jenny Weis @STEELER86JEN
.@steelers @SteelersUnite #footballfamily 🏈🏈🏈

@_BigBen7, Photo of Big Ben getting ready to sign my cast at Friday Night Lights, “priceless”, thank you👍🏈🙏

Rettabetta7 @rettabetta7
.@steelers @_BigBen7 @RyanShazier @SteelersUnite – it’s a tradition – at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.

And our Fan Story of the Weekend:

Patience pays off!

“I just wanted to share this picture with yinz. After 12 long long years, my son’s first ever Steelers Jersey, a Ben R., was signed by Ben today at the start of night practice. He passed me up twice, but my son Ben was able to squeeze in and get his attention. Big Ben noticed the baby jersey and gave my Ben a smile, as if to say “I know who you are”. It was a special moment for sure. My son was so happy, he was shaking and practically crying. So amazing!! Big Ben does so much for everyone and he really tried to make sure everyone got an autograph. What an awesome guy and truly one of the greatest Steelers of all time!” — Don Glendenning.

What a weekend!!

Message from Ben

August 3rd, 2018 by


Lots of respect for the guys of OUR Rescue (facebook.com/OURrescue & OURfilm.org). The work you do is truly amazing! Keep it up. The bravery and toughness you show makes you true Super Heroes. Also, a big ‘Shout Out’ to my main man Luke (wearing #7). He’s one heck of a receiver. — Ben.

It was a great week at Steelers training camp

August 2nd, 2018 by

…for these lucky fans!

Teresa Varley @Teresa_Varley
Lots of love for the fans today. #Steelers

Peter Diana @peterdianapghpg
Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger stops for a quick photo with a young fan during afternoon practice at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. #BigBen

A little hand awaits a BIG HIGH FIVE! Photo: Teresa Varley.

Christine McNickle @christinem72
@_BigBen7! Thank you for the autographs.You made 2 boys very happy!

So how was your weekend?

July 30th, 2018 by

It was busy, busy, busy in Latrobe!

Daddy, are we there yet? Daddy?

Jonathan Evanchick @JEvanchick
This little girl is excited to come to camp today @steelers @_BigBen7

“My son was ecstatic that he got a high five from Ben at camp today!” — Gail Derrer Haydt.

“Could not have been nicer at training camp on Saturday….autographed everyone’s hat and my husband’s shirt.” — Marie Marino.

Photo: Steelers

Scott not only posed for a photo with Ben this weekend, but sent us some great action photos of #7 hard at work!

“People can debate who the best QB in the NFL is all they want. For me, the only QB I want leading my team is Big Ben. It was great seeing him today! Both in his tireless dedication to his craft and in the generous way he treats the team’s supporters, Ben sets an example befitting of his leadership role on the team. It is always a pleasure for us to see Ben and interact with him in person. My family and I are proud that he is the QB of the team we love!” — Scott Juba.

Dina was just a little excited to meet Ben yesterday! Lol!

“OMG!!! Best day fricken ever!! It was just awesome, he looks great, ready to play. I confess I’m still wearing the shirt he signed.” — Dina Torek.

Kristie Beck @KristieLWolfe
BestDayEver. Today, two of my pups (the aviator and the little brother) had the best black-and-gold-day ever. Chatted with @_BigBen7…and met @AB84 on the field. Thanks to these two greats for being gracious & kind. Here we go, @steelers, here we go! 🖤💛

Worth the wait!

“I have been a fan since he was drafted in 2004, but I’ve come to respect him more for his faith in Christ than in his work on the football field in the last two years. Last year before the season began, I heard a talk that was posted on his Facebook page that Ben gave at the Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend about his faith. I knew Ben was a Christian as am I, but to hear his testimony and how he has truly learned to rely on Christ and how he was willing to share his struggles and weaknesses changed my view of him completely. I decided that day that I would come to training camp in Latrobe (which I only live about 20 minutes from) as much as I could to try to get Ben’s autograph not because of any other reason but because I deeply respected him for choosing to share his faith the way he had. I began posting my goal on Facebook with my friends and called it #Benwatch2017!

I came to training camp with family, with friends and on my own after work a total of eight times and never got it! I would either get on the wrong side of where he was signing or he wouldn’t sign on those days. I knew I would be back in 2018! My luck finally changed and Ben came over and signed near where I was! I got in the line and honestly I would have been happy with the autograph I had sought out, but as Ben was signing my terrible towel I said thank you and that I had tried eight times last year to get his autograph but it never worked out. Ben looked at me, smiled and said, ‘Well good for you!!’. I know it was a hot day with a lot of crazy things happening as he was signing, people yelling, pictures being taken, and people crowded around him but he was so kind and sincerely answered me with a smile. That reaction despite what was going on was the reason I have come to to respect him more than his playing! When I saw the Facebook post this past week about sending pictures and stories about Ben from camp I honestly didn’t think I would have anything to send but here I am with a wonderful story! Thank you for letting us share our stories about the fun that happens at Training Camp! Go Steelers!” — Christa Mortimer.

Okay, so Vanessa wasn’t at camp in Latrobe this weekend, but it was for a good reason! She was too busy finishing these beauties in Arizona:

“STEELERS VANS painted by me💛🏈. Had to hook up my dad with these customs, although I want to keep them for myself. The Goat & The Killer B’s: my present to the world’s best dad and the greatest Steelers fan. We’re rooting for them all the way from Arizona!!” — Vanessa Mora.

You could say that #7 is there at every meal with the Dixon family!

“Just a small portion of our favorite pictures in our house. We NEVER take annual family pics without have our #7 jerseys on!! We live near Indianapolis IN and go to church with a sea of Colts fans!” — Kayla Dixon.

We needed a close-up of that family portrait:


And speaking of family…

Peter Diana @peterdianapghpg
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger poses for a family portrait taken by his wife Ashley. #BigBen #SteelersCamp

Oh, and you DON’T want to miss THIS:

Lil’ Ben throwing a deep ball to Lil’ AB! The future is bright for the Steelers!

Thank you to everyone who shared their photos & stories, and to Antonio Brown for sharing his video! Have a great week Steeler Nation!

#33 stops by training camp

July 27th, 2018 by

…and catches up with #7!

Merril Hoge @merrilhoge
Always nice to talk family, football and a little hunting with a legend @_BigBen7 and enjoy training camp atmosphere. #nfl #NFLTrainingCamp @NFLLegends

Photo: Teresa Varley


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WHEN: June 17, 2018
WHERE: Steelers Practice Facility, Pittsburgh, PA.
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