February 06, 2006

Big Ben continues to hit that iceberg

Two years ago, I noted Ben Roethlisberger's use of a striking idiom blend in the news conference at the NFL Combines:

Q: Since you started so late as a QB, how much better can you get?
A: "That's the thing. A lot of people talk about quarterbacks who played their whole lives and can't get much better. I'm just starting to hit the iceberg and get going. I have a lot of development I can do, so I believe I can get a lot better."

Now, in addition to being the only person ever to have used that phrase -- at least as far as Google's index knows -- he's the youngest quarterback ever to have won a Super Bowl.

Posted by Mark Liberman at February 6, 2006 05:13 AM