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Watching The Penguins' Stanley Cup Parade Has The Steelers Ready To Win Another Super Bowl

Ben Roethlisberger has been a part of two Super Bowl parades (2005, '08) during his time as the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback.

He's ready for another one. 

Pittsburgh's star quarterback, along with many of his teammates, watched the coverage of the Penguins' Stanley Cup parade, which took place on Wednesday. 

Seeing one of their city's other professional teams win a championship and celebrate with their city's fans has the Steelers motivated to do it again. 

From the Post-Gazette:

“I’m super excited for them, for the city, for Mario (Lemieux) and all that,” Roethlisberger said on Wednesday. “It’s funny how fast time goes because it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, but when you think about it, it was.

“You’re like, man, it makes me want to get there too, makes me want to go down and find out how many people were there, to say we have to get there and have more people come. More like that, not jealousy. I’m real happy for them, obviously.”

The Steelers' center, Maurkice Pouncey, wasn't on either of Pittsburgh's most-recent Super Bowl teams. 

He's ready to win one, too. 

“I watched (Wednesday’s parade). That was big-time for the city and for the Penguins,” Pouncey said. “That’s definitely something I want to do one day, hoist a trophy here.”

"We haven’t won one in a while," Pouncey said. "We have to get back, man.”

Pittsburgh opens its 2016 season on ESPN's Monday Night Football against Washington.