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hawaiiansteel
06-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Wonderful news to share today…

JUNE 9TH, 2012

Ashley and I are proud to let you all know that we are expecting a baby boy later this year! It is truly a blessing and we are so excited!

– Ben

http://bigben7.com/

costanza2k1
06-09-2012, 08:44 PM
Nice. So happy to see him turn his entire life around. Having a kid is truly a blessing.

hawaiiansteel
06-09-2012, 11:18 PM
do they have a Rosetta Stone For Kids?


http://unlimfiles.com/img_store/0/7/81/27.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
06-10-2012, 12:27 AM
Congrats, Ben and Ashley!

Does he name the kid after Terry Hoeppner or Bruce Arians?

SteelCrazy
06-10-2012, 08:33 AM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wife Ashley are expecting a son later this year. Roethlisberger released the news on his official website Saturday afternoon.
Roethlisberger posted: ‘‘It is truly a blessing and we are so excited!’’

The Roethlisbergers were married just over a year ago in a small enclave north of Pittsburgh in a quiet ceremony attended by a sizable contingent from the organization.

http://www.chieftain.com/sports/roethlisberger-s-wife-expecting/article_9de07f18-b2c2-11e1-af9f-0019bb2963f4.html

steelblood
06-10-2012, 09:47 AM
Congrats, Ben and Ashley!

Does he name the kid after Terry Hoeppner or Bruce Arians?

Hmm. No way he names him Terry. Too many folks would think of the wrong Terry in Pittsburgh.

Hoeppner Arians Roethlisberger. That flows trippingly off the tongue.

:D

hawaiiansteel
06-10-2012, 02:05 PM
wonder if Haley has met with the baby doctor yet? :D

MeetJoeGreene
06-10-2012, 08:28 PM
I don't know how far along she is.. but if the baby comes early .. this could interfere with Super Bowl preparation!!

hawaiiansteel
06-11-2012, 02:03 AM
Roethlisberger’s wife pregnant with boy

By Tribune-Review
Published: Saturday, June 9, 2012

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Ben Roethlisberger's wife Ashley at his football camp at Seneca Valley in June 2011

The Steelers might have found their quarterback of the future.

Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, are pregnant with a son, the couple announced Saturday on the Steelers quarterback’s website.

“Ashley and I are proud to let you all know that we are expecting a baby boy later this year!” Roethlisberger wrote. “It is truly a blessing, and we are so excited!”

Roethlisberger declined further comment through his agent, Ryan Tollner.

The Roethlisbergers were married last July in a private ceremony at Christ Church at Grove Farm in Ohio Township. They held a private reception at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.

It’s been a busy offseason for Roethlisberger. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback turned 30 in March and graduated in May from Miami (Ohio) with a bachelor’s degree in education. He was four courses short of graduation when he declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft in 2004.

He since has become one of the most successful quarterbacks in the league, leading the Steelers to victories in Super Bowls XL and XLIII. He has thrown for 26,579 yards — 1,410 shy of Terry Bradshaw’s franchise record — and 165 touchdowns in eight seasons.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/1944784-85/roethlisberger-quarterback-steelers-ashley-wife-ben-ohio-pregnant-private-super

Slapstick
06-11-2012, 07:46 AM
Having a son is awesome.

grotonsteel
06-11-2012, 03:18 PM
Congratulations Ben and ashley...

Big Ben Jr drafted by Steelers in 2033 NFl Draft.

RuthlessBurgher
06-11-2012, 04:15 PM
Congratulations Ben and ashley...

Big Ben Jr drafted by Steelers in 2033 NFl Draft.

We all know that the Steelers are nefarious for their nepotism in seeking out unqualified winners of the sperm lottery like Art Rooney II, Todd Haley, and potentially now Ben Roethlisberger Jr.

:stirpot

Crash
06-11-2012, 04:17 PM
Add Tom Donahoe to the list too. His grandfather was close to the Chief and they knew Tom since BIRTH.

SteelBucks
06-11-2012, 04:34 PM
We all know that the Steelers are nefarious for their nepotism in seeking out unqualified winners of the sperm lottery like Art Rooney II, Todd Haley, and potentially now Ben Roethlisberger Jr.

:stirpot

Does Bruce Arians have a son? ;)

Ghost
06-12-2012, 08:02 AM
Wonder if he knocked her up in the bathroom?

feltdizz
06-12-2012, 08:38 AM
Congrats to Ben!

feltdizz
06-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Wonder if he knocked her up in the bathroom?

That's messed up but it's funny....

RuthlessBurgher
06-12-2012, 01:10 PM
That's messed up but it's funny....

You could go the other way and state that the television in the Roethlisberger household needed to be repaired an awful lot when they were trying to conceive. :p

grotonsteel
06-12-2012, 01:40 PM
You could go the other way and state that the television in the Roethlisberger household needed to be repaired an awful lot when they were trying to conceive. :p

:lol:

I was about to type about television set once i read the bathroom comment.

hawaiiansteel
06-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Wonder if he knocked her up in the bathroom?


Ben is used to playing without protection, obviously he didn't use any with Ashley either...

RuthlessBurgher
06-12-2012, 03:30 PM
Ben is used to playing without protection, obviously he didn't use any with Ashley either...

Unless Willie Colon was blocking the door to their bedroom...:lol:

feltdizz
06-12-2012, 04:14 PM
You could go the other way and state that the television in the Roethlisberger household needed to be repaired an awful lot when they were trying to conceive. :p


:lol:

I was about to type about television set once i read the bathroom comment.

"Hey Ashley, put this wig on, ugly yourself up a little and meet me in room 68 at the Hilton by the Airport. I owe you 1."

- Ben

RuthlessBurgher
06-12-2012, 04:16 PM
ugly yourself up a little

That part's priceless :lol:

grotonsteel
06-12-2012, 04:37 PM
"Hey Ashley, put this wig on, ugly yourself up a little and meet me in room 68 at the Hilton by the Airport. I owe you 1."

- Ben

:lol:


Dang thats funny.

hawaiiansteel
06-12-2012, 08:14 PM
Big Dad: Roethlisberger discusses future fatherhood and baby boy-on-way

June 12, 2012
By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Ben Roethlisberger said he can't wait to be a father, and he is hoping to be just like the one who raised him.

Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, are expecting their first child, a boy, though the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback did not divulge the due date. He also said he and his wife have not picked out a name.

"Family is super important to me," Roethlisberger said today after the first day of minicamp on the South Side. "We're really excited. We can't wait for that day to come."

Asked what kind of dad he would like to be, Roethlisberger didn't hesitate with his answer.

"My dad is my role model, always has been," he said, referring to his father, Ken. "I always wanted to be man-father-son, everything that he is.

But it's more than being just a father. In life, I want to be like my dad. To me, he can teach me more than any book or video."

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/big-dad-roethlisberger-discusses-future-fatherhood-and-baby-boy-on-way-640073/#ixzz1xcUH308F

papillon
06-12-2012, 11:52 PM
Having a son is awesome.

Having two is even better. :)

Pappy

fordfixer
06-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Having two is even better. :)

Pappy
I'll raise your pair with a three of a kind

papillon
06-12-2012, 11:57 PM
I'll raise your pair with a three of a kind

You the man Fixer! :Bow

Pappy

fordfixer
06-13-2012, 12:14 AM
You the man Fixer! :Bow

Pappy

I still don't know how my wife puts up with the 4 of us:confused:

fordfixer
06-13-2012, 12:33 AM
Big Ben says he's eager to be father
June 13, 2012 12:03 am
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/big-ben-says-hes-eager-to-be-father-640082/
By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ben Roethlisberger said he can't wait to be a father and hopes to be just like the one who raised him.

Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, are expecting their first child, a boy, though the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback did not divulge the due date. He also said he and his wife have not picked out a name.

"Family is super important to me," Roethlisberger said Tuesday on the first day of minicamp on the South Side. "We're really excited. We can't wait for that day to come."

Asked what kind of dad he would like to be, Roethlisberger didn't hesitate with his answer.

"My dad is my role model, always has been," he said, referring to his father, Ken. "I always wanted to be man-father-son, everything that he is.

"But it's more than being just a father. In life, I want to be like my dad. To me, he can teach me more than any book or video."

First Published June 13, 2012 12:00 am

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/big-ben-says-hes-eager-to-be-father-640082/#ixzz1xe1RHlGn

hawaiiansteel
06-13-2012, 02:36 AM
I still don't know how my wife puts up with the 4 of us:confused:


well, let's just hope for your wife's sake that your 3 sons take more after her than they do you...:p

fordfixer
06-13-2012, 09:17 AM
well, let's just hope for your wife's sake that your 3 sons take more after her than they do you...:p
Two of them do they are Bronco fans:HeadBanger

RuthlessBurgher
06-13-2012, 02:17 PM
Having two is even better. :)

Pappy

One of each here.

hawaiiansteel
06-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Two of them do they are Bronco fans:HeadBanger


that should be an interesting opening game of the season in the fordfixer household then...

fordfixer
06-13-2012, 03:03 PM
that should be an interesting opening game of the season in the fordfixer household then...
Yes it will be:D

RuthlessBurgher
06-13-2012, 04:29 PM
Yes it will be:D

And a rough, rough offseason for you after that OT playoff loss, I would imagine...

fordfixer
06-13-2012, 04:46 PM
And a rough, rough offseason for you after that OT playoff loss, I would imagine...
Yes it has been;)

fordfixer
06-13-2012, 04:49 PM
One of each here.
Have you tried plugging the girls nose and blowing in her mouth real hard, just to see for sure?:D

hawaiiansteel
06-17-2012, 01:36 AM
Father's Day: Ex-QBs assure Big Ben that fatherhood is a life-changer

June 17, 2012
By J. Brady McCollough / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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For Brad Johnson, the anticipation reminded him of game day. But when it was over, and he and his wife were driving home from the hospital with little Max Johnson in tow, there really wasn't an apt comparison.

Just a few years before, Johnson, who would become a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was living by himself in a one-bedroom apartment. Now he was in command of so much more.

"It was careful driving," Johnson said. "You talk about having your hands on 10 and 2 on the steering wheel. That's God's gift to my wife and I. You understood there's no love that can get between you."

For Steelers backup quarterback Byron Leftwich, the waiting got to him. He so wanted to know how it was going to feel to hold Dominic in his arms.

"I was more nervous than his mom," Leftwich said.

For Rich Gannon and Steve Beuerlein, the moment came at an awkward time. Gannon was trying to resurrect his career in Kansas City when Alexis came into the world, and that meant spending most of the early weeks out of town and away from her. Beuerlein was in the thick of a playoff chase with the Carolina Panthers. His wife allowed him to sleep in a second bedroom so he could get his rest, but, even walled off from baby boy Taylor, he couldn't escape the greater meaning.

"It forces you to see a much bigger picture," Beuerlein said.

Sometime this fall or winter, Ben Roethlisberger will experience that jolt. He announced on his website last week that he and his wife, Ashley, will be having their first child, a boy, later this year.

"It's going to change him forever," Leftwich said.

Big Ben is going to be a Big Daddy. Is he ready? In the past five years, the Roethlisberger name has taken some hits, just like the 30-year-old quarterback's body. After two allegations of sexual assault in 2008 and 2010 -- the first settled out of court and the second not prosecuted -- it became a national punch line. Look no further than a song by rapper Eminem and an episode of Comedy Central's "South Park" that reference Roethlisberger for evidence.

Raising this child represents a chance for Roethlisberger to prove that he's learned something from his past. He said he wants to be just like his father, Ken.

"My dad is my role model, always has been," Roethlisberger said. "To me, he can teach me more than any book or video."

Roethlisberger's quarterback brethren will be rooting him forward. They've been through this, becoming fathers during their careers, and they send a clear message: It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.

"This is your legacy," said former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski. "What you're going to leave behind is going to be these kids."

A new dynamic

That Brad Johnson had his hands fixed on 10 and 2 holds some significance here. Roethlisberger has not been a 10-and-2 guy. There was the motorcycle accident without a helmet in 2006 that nearly ended his career, the messy allegations of sexual assault coming from women in Nevada and Georgia, and that endearing recklessness on the field, throwing his body around at any cost for victory.

Roethlisberger's love of a carousing lifestyle has been documented with photos from strangers on the Internet, and since joining the Steelers in 2004, he's been known to frequent the South Side bar scene on occasion.

But whatever is left of that Roethlisberger should begin to fade into the background once he dons the father cap for the first time.

"You become less selfish as a person," Gannon said. "Your priorities change. You become more disciplined. Obviously, you're not going out with your buddies on Friday night or staying out late after a big win. It really changes the dynamic."

Roethlisberger and his wife haven't announced a due date, but he said last week it's a possibility that Ashley will have their baby during the season. That would be quite a test, with Roethlisberger harboring the hopes of a football-crazed city desperate for that seventh ring.

"Sometimes, you have to put football aside," said former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, an NFL Hall of Famer. "But also, the wife has to understand that this is a job where you have a lot of pressure on you. She has to be able to step back and give Ben the room to prepare every Sunday."

The Roethlisbergers shouldn't be afraid to ask for help either. For the first five seasons of Johnson's fatherhood, his mother-in-law moved in to offer constant support. While that might seem like a nightmare to dads everywhere, it probably beats facing an NFL pass rush with bags under your eyes.

A test of authenticity

Brad Johnson stood on the podium after Super Bowl XXXVII on a dreamy San Diego night, celebrating the Buccaneers' 48-21 trashing of the Oakland Raiders.

As a teenager, he'd seen Phil Simms in that same pose, declaring that he was going to Disney World, and now Johnson had reached the pinnacle. That he could live that moment with 2-year-old Max, perched on his arm, made it all the more special.

Johnson took his Super Bowl champions hat and put it on Max's head.

"Who loves you, son?" Johnson asked the boy.

Max took the hat off and put it back on his father's head.

"You do, Dad!" Max said.

"That's something we'll have for the rest of our lives," Johnson said.

Gannon, who threw a Super Bowl-record five interceptions that night, three of which were returned for touchdowns, will have this:

"At the hotel, my two little girls were there. I think they were 7 and 5," Gannon said. "They had these little looks on their faces. So sad for Dad. I went over, and I got down on one knee and hugged them. They couldn't have been any sweeter. I'll never forget my daughters and that embrace."

Roethlisberger has won two Super Bowls and lost another, but he's never gotten to experience the highs and lows with his own family. If there is another Super Bowl in his future, it will come with a different flavor, one that he welcomes.

"You talk to any player, the ultimate goal is to try to have your son or daughter or both at a Super Bowl," Roethlisberger said. "I don't think there's anything better than having your family on the field with you when you're holding that trophy and the confetti's falling on you."

Will Roethlisberger get there? He's battled injuries the past few seasons, but Jaworski believes his best years as a quarterback could be ahead.

Jaworski, as part of his job as an announcer on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," spent a day recently dissecting every throw that Roethlisberger made during the 2011 season.

"I think he had a tremendous season last year," Jaworski said. "There were games where he literally carried the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their offensive line struggled. I thought Ben elevated his game. Last year, I thought for the first time he understood what defenses were trying to do to him, and he had the answers."

Off the field, Roethlisberger appears to be making positive strides, too. The narrative pushed by his supporters is that he's matured as a married man and that fatherhood is simply the natural next step for him as he repairs the damage done to his name.

Beuerlein, for one, has noticed a change. Beuerlein has talked with Roethlisberger numerous times over the years at an annual celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and the early chats were not very rewarding for him.

"Whenever I tried to, it didn't seem like it was that big of a deal to him," Beuerlein says. "And, since those events, I've had one or two conversations with him, and it's been like he has nowhere else to be. The feeling is totally different. There are some people who question the authenticity, but I think it's 100 percent honest and true, and I think he got the message loud and clear."

If Big Ben gets another chance to talk to Beuerlein, he might want to ask about what he can expect from being a dad. Of course, Roethlisberger will know soon enough.

"Everything you've heard," Beuerlein said, "and everything that you can possibly imagine, multiply it by 10, and then you'll have a good understanding of what's coming. That's the good and the bad. You can't imagine how much you can actually love another human being until you have your own kid."

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...#ixzz1y1UsYrgL (http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/fathers-day-ex-qbs-assure-big-ben-that-fatherhood-is-a-life-changer-640693/#ixzz1y1UsYrgL)

flippy
06-17-2012, 07:51 AM
We'll probably hear Ben already has kids to other women we don't know about. The way his off field behavior's been reported in the past, he should have more kids than Cromartie and Holmes combined. ;)