Big Ben Takes Shot At Tomlin’s Alma Mater

By Matt Papiernik, @Matt_Papiernik on Twitter


It isn’t often you see a team’s superstar quarterback take a shot directed towards the head coach’s alma mater. However, Pittsburgh Steelers star quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger did just that.

Earlier in the week when Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin was asked by the media about the upcoming game against the Jacksonville Jaguars potentially being a trap game, he replied by strongly opposing that notion.

“We are not a Big Ten team playing a MAC opponent this week. Every time we step into a stadium, we’re playing professionals, players and coaches. We’ve got a ridiculous level of respect for that. Write your story, follow your storylines about trap games and things of that nature. We understand what we’re going into in Jacksonville, that that’s a group that’s trying to kick our butt. A professional group, capable group, and we’re preparing with that understanding.”

All Steelers fans were probably glad to hear that they don’t take any team lightly. However, his comment about the MAC being a lesser opponent apparently rubbed Roethlisberger (a University of Miami alum), the wrong way.

Steelers reporter Will Graves states that Roethlisberger will apparently clap back when he is able to figure out “what conference William and Mary is in”.




Tomlin is a William & Mary alum, and in case anyone was wondering, they play in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Obviously this is all just in good fun, as Tomlin has a very good relationship with his star QB and a little fun never hurt anyone.



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