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Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:03 am
Edited on: February 3, 2011 8:18 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The comments on this article should range nicely from "STEELER SUX" to "STOP WASTING MY TIME, LOSER," but it warrants mentioning, I think, that Ben Roethlisberger was reportedly out getting a little loose at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar in Fort Worth where the Steelers are staying this week.

Yes, that report does come via TMZ.com, and, no Ben doesn't do anything stupid. Unless you count choosing Billy Joel's "Piano Man" as his selection during the karaoke session he and "two massive teammates" held from 11:00 PM until 1:15 AM.

People inside the bar told TMZ that Ben was "nice, fun and took care of everyone" -- reportedly he bought several rounds for the entire bar. (And presumably, that was so some jerk wouldn't sell video of him singing to TMZ for $5,000.)

Look, this video, which you have to assume is going to make the rounds Thursday, is really only a big deal because of circumstance.

Ben got in trouble for some pretty nasty allegations that occurred while he was partying too hard in some random, podunk town in Georgia. Ergo, when people Ben's supposed to be in Dallas and focused and renewed and changed and all that stuff.

That doesn't mean that Ben has to go to church every night or go rescue orphans in between Super Bowl practices. Expecting that out of him would be a bit much.

And it's also pretty fine for the guy to cut loose a little bit by enjoying a reasonably quiet evening on the town. But given all that's happened over the last year, it's surprising to see him even risk the potential of public discussion about his behavior in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

Because regardless of the thought process behind his behavior and whether or not belting out Billy Joel tunes at 1:00 AM in a Piano Bar in a day and age when everyone has a camera phone actually affects his on-field performance, if the Steelers end up losing, people will want to know why he wasn't spending the week getting more prepared.

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Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:47 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Good to see this "non-news" starting to come up on the steeler side too so I don't have to hear about how the unexperienced Packers have too many petty issues. It's all a joke. Two class organizations in the game so there really isn't anything juicy for the media to jump on.



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:43 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

More evidence piling up that we need to remove the bye week before the Super Bowl. Instead, we're seeing the same analysis of the game for the 3rd or 4th time, and the filler stories are getting more "gossipy" by the second.

Because regardless of the thought process behind his behavior and whether or not belting out Billy Joel tunes at 1:00 AM in a Piano Bar in a day and age when everyone has a camera phone actually affects his on-field performance, if the Steelers end up losing, people will want to know why he wasn't spending the week getting more prepared.

What investigative genius!!! Seriously???? If Ben skipped a mandatory Wednesday late night film session on recognizing Green Bay's blitzing scheme to go boozing, then I might wonder. And, if Pittsburgh loses, no one is going to question what Roethlisberger was doing mid week, unless the question is pummeled into their heads. And, only the marginal fans will think there's any credibilty to that.



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:39 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Roethlisberger out late partying - there's a shocker.



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:32 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Hanging Out Is One Thing.  I'm sure they've blown this out of proportion.  He probably had one or two drinks if any and they make it sound like he got smashed.  What a joke!



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:31 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

I'm tired of this ***t!
I hate the Steelers and I am not really a fan of Big Ben's either. Only thing I find kool about Pitt, is their coach.
After all that, who cares if Ben was having a few. He's in the SB and the game isn't till Sunday.
Back in the days, guys partied all week long. Nowadays you have to worry about TMZ or some other hack trying to catch you out and about trying to make you look bad. If Ben was helping some little, old lady cross the street, think that would be reported?

That being said, I'd send three drunk, college girls wearing barely anything to his hotel room door at about 2am the day of the SB.
Wink, wink.




Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:23 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

WHO CARES?



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:17 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Maybe I'm pretty boring but a piano bar isn't wild or inappropriate in my world.  Perhaps a little sad but not reckless



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:15 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

"STEELERS SUX" , "STOP WASTING MY TIME, LOSER."



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:07 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

SO WHAT!?



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:06 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

who cares!!! its not like it is the night before the game....this is why the media is EVIL!!!


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