Roethlisberger Attempts To Renew Classic Steelers/Cowboys Rivalry

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Perhaps he was coaxed into saying it by a sound bite-hungry Mike Tirico and Michelle Tafoya. Maybe he was just trying to make the December 7 game between the Cowboys and Steelers a little more melodramatic. Whatever the reason, Big Ben Roethlisberger, drinking champion and clumsy motorcyclist, has seemingly taken a half-hearted shot at Tony Romo and his bubble-headed lass, Jessica Simpson.

On Tirico's radio show yesterday, Big Ben had this to say about playing the Cowboys:

"I got to play at Dallas, I think it was my rookie year," Roethlisberger said. "I'm glad they're coming up here to play us. I'm thinking about sending an all-expenses paid trip for Tony (Romo) to go to Mexico."

Tafoya shot back, "I thought you were going to bring Jessica to you." And Roethlisberger played along. "We could do that too," Big Ben said. "I might just fly her in."


Roethlisberger, who was at one point dating the very flexible professional golfer Natalie Gulbis, may have unwittingly jinxed his team with this comment. Good news for Jessica Simpson, however, who has seemingly earned herself a free trip to Pittsburgh. It's very pretty there in December.

Big Ben Takes Aim [Dallas Morning News]

Ben Roethlisberger takes jab at Cowboys and Tony Romo [Steelers Live]