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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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Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:53 pm
 

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My friend said it best.  Win or lose, he has only one thought, "Do I still get p*&^y?  Yeah?  Sweet!"



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Ben can be completely hung over on Sun and still beat the Packers.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

I'm just looking through Ben's rap sheet and i can't find this sexual assult/rape charge everyone is so concerned about.....can one of you geniuses please explain this to me?



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

The superbowl is one big party people, get over it. At least he didnt take a trip to Cabo in between.



Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Nice grammar....are those sentences?



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Tha Carter 3 (Browns Fan.....sad in itself).......I'm pretty sure "Tha Carter" would make sweet love to the entire Steelers locker room to have "Rapelisberger" suit up for his pathetic Browns......Also certain that it won't be long before the Browns have to leave "The Mistake by the Lake" for a better, more deserving city......AGAIN!!!  Please save the space on the message board for fans of winning teams!!!! Tha Carter.....you can apply to be allowed to post again when the Browns can manage to stay over .500 for more than 3 games......Congrats on the Cavaliers too.....Cleveland=Loosers!!! Jealousy is worse than karma......huh? 



Since: Apr 15, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Glad to see that you think rape is funny....



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Romo's girlfriends said he would put himself in that position and many others.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

    Romo is to smart to put himself in that position ! It's only a story because of Ben's past.



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Give me a break - "...if the Steelers end up losing, people will want to know why he wasn't spending the week getting more prepared."  I'm not a Steelers fan but what kind of preparation is Ben going to do from 11pm to 1am?  It's crap like this that will be analyzed if the Steelers lose.  I wish I had a job where I can write about absolutely nothing related to football.


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