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2011 Super Bowl: Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Go Out To Dinner; Internet Freaks Out

See, stuff like this is why it’s unfortunate that the break between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl lasts two weeks and not one. There’s actually a mini-controversy about Ben Roethlisberger taking his offensive linemen out to dinner and to a piano bar on Tuesday. reported that the Steelers players were out past their 1:00 AM curfew. Even if that were the case, I’m not really sure it would be our business, but everyone involved – Roethlisberger, offensive lineman Willie Colon, the piano bar manager – denies they were out late. It would be Mike Tomlin’s business, but Tomlin couldn’t care less:

“I’m not concerned one iota,” he said. “It’s normal for guys to eat dinner, believe it or not.”

Not only is it normal to eat dinner, but in pure football terms, there have to be benefits to having a quarterback and an offensive line that care about each other.

Of course, Ben Roethlisberger did sing Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” which probably violated basic decency. But it isn’t like that should stop the Steelers from winning the Super Bowl.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.