Ben Roethlisberger's Media Feeding Frenzy

Ben Roethlisberger once again finds himself in the middle of a media feeding frenzy, and it’s not even for a legitimate reason this time. There are no accusations being thrown out there, unless of course patrons of the bar that he bought drinks for are mad that he also covered the tip.

On Tuesday night, Roethlisberger and a few teammates went out on the town, had dinner, and decided to go hear some live music at a piano bar (of course Billy Joel’s Piano Man was requested), he bought not only himself and his linemen drinks, but also regular patrons of the establishment. Such a bad guy.

But, for some reason, the media, has decided to blow it way out of proportion and run with it like it’s the story that will make their careers. I mean, it’s not like it’s Super Bowl week and there’s a million other things to talk about – right?

Roethlisberger tipped VERY generously ($200 on an $800 tab) and even got up to sing Piano Man. I’ll tell you what, this guy is a menace. Pure, unadulterated evil.

Not to mention, the ‘wee hours of the night’ apparently start at 11, and end at 1:15 AM.

Now, I’m not completely unreasonable and I know why he’s receiving this treatment, but in all reality we live in a society that forgives the unforgivable, unless of course they play for a high market, highly successful team and then no holds are barred.

Now, I’m a Miami Hurricanes fan, so I’ve got a soft spot for Ray Lewis, but let’s put this in perspective. Ray Lewis was at one time accused of murder. He recently had a Baltimore area street named after him. Let’s at least pretend to be fair for a second. I don’t hear media reports about Lewis taking his trash out at 8:00 PM, as well I shouldn’t. We don’t want to hear about Roethlisberger going out to dinner and after dinner drinks with two of his lineman and then hear how he should be in his room twiddling his thumbs instead.

Of course, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to throw his .02 into the hat, saying: “I wasn’t out carousing.”

Of course he wasn’t, Rodgers and his teammates were out escorting the elderly to Bingo while singing church hymns, and then took the entire crowd out for ice cream. (Note: The elderly/Bingo comment was blatantly stolen from ‘SteelDad‘ at



~ by Steel Hurtin on February 5, 2011.

4 Responses to “Ben Roethlisberger's Media Feeding Frenzy”

  1. That is hilarious man!! No I’m going to have try and cite everyone I steal from at SA!!! If you don’t mind, I’l add your blog to my links. I will not sleep tonight! Already butterflies the size of freaking condors!!

    • Of course, I’d be grateful if you did add Steel Hurtin’ to your links, I’ll even return the favor my friend. And yeah, it gets kind of hard to not quote everything over at SA, lol. So much knowledge and comedic gold there at the same time.

  2. Rodgers couldn’t be out carousing. The Steelers worked out at a class TCU facility, 8 mins from their hotel, and Ben went to a conservative piano bar for two hours. Ever been to a piano bar? Rowdy stuff. Rodgers is pissed because the Packers worked out at a Dallas high school, and the bus ride to and from was 1 1/2 to 2 hours each way from their hotel, given the ice storms. Hope the fact that the Packers worked out under conditions which were analogous to a nightmare road game does not bother them too much, don’t you? Maybe Scott’s TCU staff made the Steelers feel like the home team. Sorry about your negative intial SB experience, Aaron!

    • Haha. It was definitely a boost to see that the Steelers were working out at TCU, Scott definitely had a hand in that. He jumped on the bandwagon for a game and wanted to give them home field advantage. And I know what you mean, those piano bars can get pretty wicked. Billy Joel’s music just does that to people, I guess. lol.

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