These Pittsburgh champions, they gotta stick together. Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Steelers, decided to check out a playoff game of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Penguins, and wouldn’t you know it, Big Ben ended up a meme:
when you're at the eastern conference final but you remember bees are dying at an alarming rate pic.twitter.com/tUhsIDXYZ0
Yep, Twitter got hold of that shot of Roethlisberger looking mildly confused and worried (he didn’t need to; the Pens won the game and evened up the series with Ottawa) and, since Twitter never found a joke it couldn’t drive into the Earth’s core, hilarity ensued:
When you're at game 2 of the eastern conference finals but can't decide if Lighting McQueen buys car insurance or life insurance pic.twitter.com/EBDhjQ1DUg
— N8 (@17_ThirtyN8) May 16, 2017
Serious question- Does Ben Roethlisberger know where he is right now? I'm worried. pic.twitter.com/zGeYbc3NoW
— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) May 16, 2017
Apparently he gets a bit of exclusive treatment, too:
— WPXI Chase Williams (@chasepwilliams) May 15, 2017
And when the night was over, it was clear that, yes, Roethlisberger had seen your funny tweets:
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) May 16, 2017
Word on the street this offseason was that Roethlisberger was extremely close to retiring, according to his friend and former Steelers o-lineman Willie Colon, so Pittsburgh fans ought to savor every moment they’ve got with the guy in town.
Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.