Ben Roethlisberger Keeps Reminder of Super Bowl Loss in His Bathroom
Ben Roethlisberger’s goal is to win more Super Bowl rings than any other quarterback in NFL history. He missed a big opportunity in February when he played poorly in Pittsburgh’s loss to the Packers so he’s using the defeat as daily motivation.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Big Ben shared something he’s done to remind himself of the loss. “The day I got back, I took my nameplate from my locker — ‘Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl XLV’ — and it’s sitting underneath my mirror in my bathroom. I want to see that every day.
It hurts a lot. To see that every day is just motivation for me to work out, to bust my butt to not let it happen again because I want to be a champion. And, right now, I’m not a champion.”
It’s cool to read that Roethlisberger is motivated to win and that he uses the loss as a daily reminder to improve, but there’s just something weird about placing the name tag in his bathroom. When most of us think of Big Ben and restrooms, we think of this. Maybe it’s a P.R. ploy to cleanse our minds, but sorry Ben, not working here. But oh yeah, keep doing what you’re doing buddy.