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Rothlisberger's Comments on Letterman (1 Viewer)

rockbottom895

Footballguy
Rothlisberger said on Letterman that he was not in the endzone, and sort of chuckled about it. This is yet another reason to hate this quarterback.

 
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MLBrandow

Guest
Rothlisberger said on Letterman that he was not in the endzone, and sort of chuckled about it. This is yet another reason to hate this quarterback.
Don't spread your propaganda around here.He was asked whether he thought he was in, and he said "honestly, I don't think so."

There's a big difference between saying knowing and being unsure.

Don't hate on the guy for being honest. Hate on the refs for missing the call. Don't be an ####### because your team lost.

 

Da Guru

Fair & Balanced
Big Ben was telling the truth,,he did not call it a TD! You have to respect his honesty. :thumbup:

 

brednbuddah

Footballguy
He also said it wouldn't have mattered because they would've went for it on 4th down anyway and he would've ran it again.

What is it with Seattle and QB sneaks? Vinny knocked Seattle out of the playoffs with his "TD" sneak a few years back.

 

Sinrman

Footballguy
Big Ben was telling the truth,,he did not call it a TD! You have to respect his honesty. :thumbup:
Exactly. I didn't think he made it either, but apparently the referees felt he did or there wasn't conclusive evidence to overturn the ruling on the field (which I think is more of what was decided).
 

Kleck

Footballguy
Rothlisberger said on Letterman that he was not in the endzone, and sort of chuckled about it. This is yet another reason to hate this quarterback.
Hate? Why? He was just being honest.
 

Peyton Marino

Footballguy
I sometimes find myself wishing for him to shred up his knee.

Edit: I took the bag out because I really have nothing to be ashamed of.

 
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pinequick

Footballguy
I hadn't seen much of Roethlisberger the person before last night's interview. I was *very* positively impressed. Smooth, good rapore with Letterman (who isn't the easiest interviewer in the world), good with the fan who came out of the crowd.

And he was straightforward with his answer--he didn't think he was in. But you know what, THAT'S NOT HIS CALL. It's the refs'. And they reviewed, and it was a touchdown. There is absolutely no reason to hold THAT against Roethlisberger.

I'm a Cowboys fan. I don't like the fact that the Steelers can now claim to have just as many titles as we do. So I really have no dog in this fight. But Seahawks fans, seriously. . . WHINY TOOLS is already taken. Don't try to claim it as your own.

 

Slinger

Footballguy
He is highly overrated as a Fantasy Quarterback, but like everyone else has pointed out, he was being honest.

 

packersfan

Footballguy
At least he is honest :shrug: . It's not his fault the refs sucked.
:goodposting: I'll be interested to see how Steelers fans feel about their QB saying the same thing so many fans (including a large number of non-Seattle fans) have been saying about that play for the past two days.

 

AcousticNut

Footballguy
At least he is honest :shrug: . It's not his fault the refs sucked.
:goodposting: I'll be interested to see how Steelers fans feel about their QB saying the same thing so many fans (including a large number of non-Seattle fans) have been saying about that play for the past two days.
Couldn't care less what Ben thought at the time. He thought he didn't get in..... DJax thought he didn't touched the defender in the end zone.....Photographic evidence proves that they were both wrong. :boxing:

 
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SaosiN

Footballguy
Don't get me wrong, BIg Ben is a Big Bull####ter when it comes to interviews...Always bull####s himself through ever interview. I really wouldn't take his words to deeply.

 

BGP

Indians Fever
Rothlisberger said on Letterman that he was not in the endzone, and sort of chuckled about it. This is yet another reason to hate this quarterback.
See? What have I been telling you? This is an unfair league. And no-one cares. Stop whining about it and deal with it. I know it. Ben knows it.
 

Class Dismissed

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, at first, I thought he didn't get in, but upon the very first replay, I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.

 
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JohnnyU

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
Yep, he got in. :goodposting:
 

BGP

Indians Fever
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".

 

Class Dismissed

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".
Well, obviously you do, or you would of ignored my post, instead you try to discredit it.I didn't need a photo during the game to tell me it was a TD.......the replay was enough for me......the photo backs up my, and more importantly the officials, view of the action on the field.

Big Bens arm swung like a pendulam, and at it's highest or more aptly put, longest arc, well before he hit the ground, the ball broke the plane of the Goal line.

 

raidergil

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, at first, I thought he didn't get in, but upon the very first replay, I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
If this is the clearest pic of Ben scoring I have no idea how anyone can say "it was quite obvious." Anyway, would rather hear Ben be honest than grin & try to sell us on a bunch of BS like Brady does everytime he talks about the Tuck.
 
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CrossEyed

Guest
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".
It's not photoshopped. One of the local news stations showed the video replay of the TD and stopped it at this exact point. It's the ball and it crossed the plane. NEXT QUESTION! [/drewrosenhaus]

 

yellowdog

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, at first, I thought he didn't get in, but upon the very first replay, I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
If that object circled in red is the ball, I'm calling fumble.
 

BlueOnion

Footballguy
Rothlisberger said on Letterman that he was not in the endzone, and sort of chuckled about it. This is yet another reason to hate this quarterback.
I love to bash Roethlisberger, but I have no problem with his comments. What is he suppose to say here other than what he honestly thinks?
 

AcousticNut

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".
What's funny is that they must've been photoshopping the replays during the Super Bowl as well, because that's the exact same part of the ball that I saw cross on the 50" High-Def television that I was watching.When I saw the review, it looked like the top-front edge of the ball broke the front plane of the goal-line and that picture confirms what I was seeing at the time.

Not Photoshopped.

 

raidergil

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".
What's funny is that they must've been photoshopping the replays during the Super Bowl as well, because that's the exact same part of the ball that I saw cross on the 50" High-Def television that I was watching.When I saw the review, it looked like the top-front edge of the ball broke the front plane of the goal-line and that picture confirms what I was seeing at the time.

Not Photoshopped.
That ref must have Superman vision to have recognized that at game speed.
 

mcintyre1

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, at first, I thought he didn't get in, but upon the very first replay, I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
If that object circled in red is the ball, I'm calling fumble.
Good call, I think the thing that is circled is Roethlisberger's right arm, and the ball is to the upper right, just underneath Big Ben's chin. I still think its too inconclusive to overturn though. And the Steelers would have punched it in on the next play anyway. I have faith in them.

 

BlueOnion

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".
What's funny is that they must've been photoshopping the replays during the Super Bowl as well, because that's the exact same part of the ball that I saw cross on the 50" High-Def television that I was watching.
This would only be part of the debate (ball breaking the plan) if the referee signaled touchdown at this point.
 

mcintyre1

Footballguy
Just curious. If you start looking at the goal line at the top of the picture and follow the goal line down, the line clearly slants to the right (closer to Roethlisberger).
that's true, but not to any great degree. more important is what I mentioned above:
Good call, I think the thing that is circled is Roethlisberger's right arm, and the ball is to the upper right, just underneath Big Ben's chin. I still think its too inconclusive to overturn though.

And the Steelers would have punched it in on the next play anyway. I have faith in them.
 

packersfan

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".
What's funny is that they must've been photoshopping the replays during the Super Bowl as well, because that's the exact same part of the ball that I saw cross on the 50" High-Def television that I was watching.When I saw the review, it looked like the top-front edge of the ball broke the front plane of the goal-line and that picture confirms what I was seeing at the time.

Not Photoshopped.
That ref must have Superman vision to have recognized that at game speed.
What's interesting is the ref didn't see the ball cross the plane initially. He was all set to call fourth down as he was running in to mark the spot. Then he changed his mind after Roethlisberger was on the ground (and the ball clearly not into the end zone). That's really the question I'd like to see answered -- somebody ask the ref what prompted him to change his mind. What exactly did he see with Roethlisberger lying on the ground and the ball tucked near his stomach that led him to suddenly believe the ball had crossed the plane?
 

BlueOnion

Footballguy
Just curious. If you start looking at the goal line at the top of the picture and follow the goal line down, the line clearly slants to the right (closer to Roethlisberger).
that's true, but not to any great degree. more important is what I mentioned above:
Good call, I think the thing that is circled is Roethlisberger's right arm, and the ball is to the upper right, just underneath Big Ben's chin. I still think its too inconclusive to overturn though.

And the Steelers would have punched it in on the next play anyway. I have faith in them.
Actually, if the red circle is actually the ball, it does not cross the goal line at the top of the screen. Only when the goal line at the top of the screen is extended with that angle, the circle then does break the plane.
 

BlueOnion

Footballguy
:confused: why would you draw a straight line down from the top?
You probably would if you were a Seahawk fan.
... So Seahawk fans don't like geometry?
Either that or the guy who took the picture was standing somewhere on the endzone side of the field, which would make the blurred object in the red circle anything but the football.
 

Stillers Jr.

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, at first, I thought he didn't get in, but upon the very first replay, I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
If that object circled in red is the ball, I'm calling fumble.
You see what you WANT to see...Steeler fans see a football, Seattle fans see a UFO.

 

AcousticNut

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, I thought he didn't get in during l but on the first replay I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
That photo is too blurry to prove a thing. They are circling "something" in red, part of which may be the ball, another part may be something else, and the photo may be photoshopped anyway to add a few pixels over the line for those who think they see something. Its best to say "who cares".
What's funny is that they must've been photoshopping the replays during the Super Bowl as well, because that's the exact same part of the ball that I saw cross on the 50" High-Def television that I was watching.When I saw the review, it looked like the top-front edge of the ball broke the front plane of the goal-line and that picture confirms what I was seeing at the time.

Not Photoshopped.
That ref must have Superman vision to have recognized that at game speed.
What's interesting is the ref didn't see the ball cross the plane initially. He was all set to call fourth down as he was running in to mark the spot. Then he changed his mind after Roethlisberger was on the ground (and the ball clearly not into the end zone). That's really the question I'd like to see answered -- somebody ask the ref what prompted him to change his mind. What exactly did he see with Roethlisberger lying on the ground and the ball tucked near his stomach that led him to suddenly believe the ball had crossed the plane?
I will give you that point. I too had a problem with the process, yet the resulting call was correct. I would like to hear his explanation as well.But, he got the call right.

 

yellowdog

Footballguy
Bens TD

I guess that Ben didn't see this angle of his TD, that was upheld upon review, and still is on the books as 6 points.

Ben told Letterman that he told the Coach he didn't think he got in, this was to get Whis working on a 4th down play in case the TD was overturned.

After getting a chance to review the game tape after the Letterman Show, Ben said yesterday that he now believes the ball broke the plane of the Goaline.....as the photo above indicates.

When I watched this during the game, at first, I thought he didn't get in, but upon the very first replay, I knew the ball broke the plane of the GL....to me it was quite obvious.
If that object circled in red is the ball, I'm calling fumble.
You see what you WANT to see...Steeler fans see a football, Seattle fans see a UFO.
I'm not a Seahawk fan, but if that is the ball, how is it being controlled by Roethlisberger?
 

BlueOnion

Footballguy
I will give you that point. I too had a problem with the process, yet the resulting call was correct. I would like to hear his explanation as well.

But, he got the call right.
My issue was not the call made by the replay official, which I think was the correct call to let the play stand. My issue was the initial call on the field; when and why it was signaled a touchdown.
 

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