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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, 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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Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:50 am

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Can't wait to see all the haters posts. "See I told you Big Ben is GUILTY" or "Big Ben shouldn't be drinking" or "Who'd he rape last night?"

Fudging loser comments we will see.

He's a grown man, he's allowed to go to bars and drink. So freaking what. No crime here. Oh, and actually no crime ever actually.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:48 am

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Here come the Rapelisberger comments, knock yourselves out jackasses. The game is 5 days away and he is a grown man, why shouldn't he go out and blow off a little steam during this high pressure week? A total nonstory which people are going to have a field day with.

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:44 am

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

blah blah blee blah blee...

Did anyone really think Ben was gonna stop bar hopping?


It's part of his work ethic people...

Practice is only a portion of his methodology...

One must go out to bars and sing Karaoke if you expect to win football!!!


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