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Lonbull
04-28-2009, 02:12 PM
I won't go into why I was watching this video via youtube - but if you watch it and go to the 1:12 mark you'll see something that is just kind of.....odd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFJJD4qkZ2Y

I mean Billy Johnson - was Billy White Shoes -

Was Steve Bartkowski at one time called Big Ben???

:wft

Or were the Atlanta Falcons scouting Ben Roethlisberger at 1 1/2 years old?

L.B.

steelerkeylargo
04-28-2009, 02:32 PM
I won't go into why I was watching this video via youtube - but if you watch it and go to the 1:12 mark you'll see something that is just kind of.....odd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFJJD4qkZ2Y

I mean Billy Johnson - was Billy White Shoes -

Was Steve Bartkowski at one time called Big Ben???

:wft

Or were the Atlanta Falcons scouting Ben Roethlisberger at 1 1/2 years old?

L.B.

Big Ben was what the falcons termed a Hail Mary!! Not sure why they called it that but they did!

steelerkeylargo
04-28-2009, 02:34 PM
From Wiki

1978 Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints: The Falcons beat the Saints 20-17 on a Hail Mary pass from Steve Bartkowski to Alfred Jenkins. The play was known as "Big Ben." Later in the season, the Falcons beat the Saints again on the final play of the game after a failed Hail Mary pass when the Saints were called for pass interference. The Falcons scored on a run from the one-yard-line on the next play. The play became known as "Big Ben II." The second game was one of the few times (if not the only time) that officials called defensive pass interference on the play, even though it could be argued that pass interference occurs often on Hail Mary passes

Lonbull
04-28-2009, 02:49 PM
Steelerkeylargo -

I appreciate the follow-up on this, I was focused on a players name (obvious reasons) and hadn't thought about it being a "play" ---- althought now I think it's even stranger that the Term Big Ben is synonomous with the idea of impossible comebacks!!

Thank you Atlanta :D :P :tt2

Now we just have to get this kid some "All-White Shoes" -

http://nysuperblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/santonio-holmes-two-feet-down.jpg

L.B.

Wolfhound45
04-28-2009, 04:45 PM
"Big Ben" as in the clock in London.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ben

Just so you know why it was called that. It refers to the fact that time is running out.