Loathsome Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t officially retired, but he seems to have one foot out the door. We figured that would be a good prompt to speak to tennis writer Ben Rothenberg, who for years has been inundated by angry messages intended for the NFL player. If there was a Steelers game on and Big Ben was fucking up, Regular Ben would bear the brunt of it. In a way, it’s given Rothenberg a direct psychic link to the Steelers’ week-to-week performance, even if he never asked for this.
Rothenberg also discusses the security guard who somehow thought he was Roethlisberger in real life, disappointment at a car rental, the baby pics sent to him by Steelers fans, and the darker side of being mistaken for the quarterback online.
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