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Roethlisberger gets shave from Letterman
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2/72006 | Tribune-Review/AP

Posted on 02/07/2006 4:44:41 AM PST by serendepitylives

Roethlisberger gets shave from Letterman

By The Associated Press Tuesday, February 7, 2006

NEW YORK - Ben Roethlisberger was happy to get rid of his good-luck beard. The Pittsburgh quarterback got a shave Monday night from David Letterman while appearing on the "Late Show," finally ridding himself of the scraggly light brown facial hair he's been growing since the Steelers lost to Cincinnati in October.

"I was so mad that we lost the game," Roethlisberger told Letterman. "I kind of went into a depression and didn't shave and we ended up winning the next game. And I am kind of superstitious -- just a little bit to people who know me -- but we won that game and I said I am just going to keep it going until we lose and we kept it going.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: lynnswann; nfl; seahawks; steelers; superbowl; swann; tothechatroom

1 posted on 02/07/2006 4:44:41 AM PST by serendepitylives
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To: serendepitylives

I bet he sends Christmas hams to the refs for the next five years.


2 posted on 02/07/2006 4:47:24 AM PST by kentj
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To: serendepitylives

He looks very nice without that beard.


3 posted on 02/07/2006 4:48:39 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: serendepitylives
"I was so mad that we lost the game," Roethlisberger told Letterman. "I kind of went into a depression and didn't shave and we ended up winning the next game. And I am kind of superstitious -- just a little bit to people who know me -- but we won that game and I said I am just going to keep it going until we lose and we kept it going.

Heres to future depressions for Ben.


4 posted on 02/07/2006 4:52:03 AM PST by smith288 (The older I get, the dumber I become as im wise enough to acknowledge how much more there is to know)
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To: serendepitylives

5 posted on 02/07/2006 4:56:08 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: serendepitylives

6 posted on 02/07/2006 4:56:18 AM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: serendepitylives

so while the steelers and media go on about who did what and how they won the game, it was really because of a beard


7 posted on 02/07/2006 5:00:58 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (But even if he does not...)
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To: serendepitylives

They played better than the Seahawks but they did have a "lucky" draw with the referrees too.


8 posted on 02/07/2006 5:01:54 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: kentj

****Sets out a cheese tray to go with all the whine that this thread will soon have in abundance****


9 posted on 02/07/2006 5:04:39 AM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: serendepitylives

The season is over, Ben. Please go away until August.


10 posted on 02/07/2006 5:13:22 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Jaxter

What a relief - Letterman used an electric rig. I wouldn't want that nut case near me with a razor!

Let me say once again: To heck with the refs and the 'controversy' over calls and such. The Steelers went on the road for four consecutive games and beat everyone in front of them. They are the deserving champions.


11 posted on 02/07/2006 5:27:36 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: metesky

Why has the press been so hesitant to criticize the worst officiating I have ever seen in an important game? And I am a big fan of the Bus.


12 posted on 02/07/2006 5:30:07 AM PST by ardara
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To: ardara

Because they make huge money off the NFL, especially ESPN hosting "Monday Night Football" next year. ref calls like the league had this year, hurts the reputation of the NFL.


13 posted on 02/07/2006 5:33:57 AM PST by Soul Seeker (Mr. President: It is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.)
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To: Rummyfan
" To heck with the refs and the 'controversy' over calls and such."

Some of these people that are whining about the Steelers winning remind me of the liberals that call into CSPAN's Republican line and say they are switching parties because of George Bush. I don't believe them when they say: "I'm a Steelers fan but I think Seattle got robbed". That being said, I was raised in Ohio and have always rooted against the Steelers and the Pirates. I was rooting for the Bengals..the Steelers beat them. I was rooting for the Colts..the Steelers beat them. I was rooting for the Broncos..the Steelers beat them. Sunday was the first time in my life I ever rooted for the Steelers. Primarily because my wife is a diehard fan. And the fact that they had shown more grit than any other team in the league.

Were there bad calls? Of course there were. There are in every game I have ever seen. I'd say the bad calls were maybe 60-40 in favor of the Steelers. Not, IMHO, enough to change the outcome by the amount of points for the Seahawks to win. And, I haven't heard anybody mention the obvious Seattle fumble that was called an incomplete pass. The whiners need to congratulate the Steelers and get on with their lives.

14 posted on 02/07/2006 6:27:15 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: metesky
The season is over, Ben. Please go away until August.

Just because you asked.


15 posted on 02/07/2006 6:30:56 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: ardara

What are you talking about? The press has been doing nothing but whining about the officiating. Listen to ESPN or read non-Pittsburgh papers, and tell me they are "hesitant" to criticize the refs.


16 posted on 02/07/2006 6:56:05 AM PST by mbird139
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To: USS Alaska

You're quite wrong, FRiend. I happen to be really pleased that the AFC won the Stupor Bowl.


17 posted on 02/07/2006 7:03:39 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Jaxter
I'd say the bad calls were maybe 60-40 in favor of the Steelers.

Too bad you weren't watching the same game as everyone else. More like 90-10 against the Seahawks!

18 posted on 02/07/2006 7:16:46 AM PST by Bommer (Ted Kennedy - Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life!)
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To: Bommer

19 posted on 02/07/2006 8:19:56 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Jaxter; Bommer

I watched him on Dave's show, and even Roethlisberger thought it was not a touchdown - right from the horse's mouth.


20 posted on 02/07/2006 10:18:53 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3
Well, in that case..


21 posted on 02/07/2006 10:39:25 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: ardara
When the "bad officiating" whining starts, why does no one mention the two fumble recoveries stolen from the Steelers by the refs?

Bottom line, officiating did not decide this game. As with so many Super Bowls, neither team played particularly well, but the Steelers played better when it counted in this one.

As for Ben, he's a good kid and will be even better next year.

22 posted on 02/07/2006 10:43:23 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: Jaxter

Is that supposed to be a picture of a horse?


23 posted on 02/07/2006 10:43:35 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: steelcurtain
I agree that bad officiating did not decide this game - the Seahawks were their own worse enemy - what do you think the outcome would have been though if Seattle had ended the half up 14-0?
24 posted on 02/07/2006 10:45:59 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3

Complain about real problems like Refs who cannot count the number of players on the field like in that one bowl game!


25 posted on 02/07/2006 10:46:49 AM PST by princess leah
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To: clawrence3
Speaking of horses..

Please stop beating it. It's dead. It's over. Get on with your life.

26 posted on 02/07/2006 10:49:16 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Jaxter

My "life" including watching David Letterman last night, you know, the TOPIC of today's thread?


27 posted on 02/07/2006 10:58:00 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: princess leah

Don't even get me started on a certain USC / Notre Dame game, which shall remain nameless, since I am "getting on" with my life ; )


28 posted on 02/07/2006 10:59:40 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3
what do you think the outcome would have been though if Seattle had ended the half up 14-0?

They didn't, so what's the point of speculating about things that never were?

29 posted on 02/07/2006 11:10:19 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: steelcurtain

It's called a "hypothetical question" - you've never planned for anything even ONCE in your life?


30 posted on 02/07/2006 11:11:40 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3
I plan for the future. Speculating about what might have happened last Sunday is not productive.
31 posted on 02/07/2006 11:12:46 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: serendepitylives

Big Ben sure is getting allot of attention for being the worse quaterback in the game.



Matt Hasselbeck
Yds 273
TD’s: 1
Rating: 67.8


Ben Roethlisberger
Yds: 123
TD’s: 0
Rating: 22.6


32 posted on 02/07/2006 11:15:00 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: ardara
Why has the press been so hesitant to criticize the worst officiating I have ever seen in an important game?

Respectfully, I don't think you've been paying enough attention to the press reports. Did you read the Jason Whitlock piece? I can point you to several articles that have absaolutely ripped the refs a new one.

33 posted on 02/07/2006 11:17:30 AM PST by jpl ("We don't negotiate with terrorists, we put them out of business." - Scott McClellan)
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To: clawrence3
I watched him on Dave's show, and even Roethlisberger thought it was not a touchdown - right from the horse's mouth.

But at today's parade in Dahntahn Pittsburgh, he said he reviewed the films and the tip did go in!

34 posted on 02/07/2006 11:18:07 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Madeline Albright's image, my name should show up!)
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To: clawrence3
I watched him on Dave's show, and even Roethlisberger thought it was not a touchdown - right from the horse's mouth.

But at today's parade in Dahntahn Pittsburgh, he said he reviewed the films and the tip did go in!

35 posted on 02/07/2006 11:18:11 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Madeline Albright's image, my name should show up!)
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To: steelcurtain

History repeats itself - how else could you sanely plan for the future?


36 posted on 02/07/2006 11:20:12 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: MadelineZapeezda

The "tip" of his elbow perhaps.


37 posted on 02/07/2006 11:21:03 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Deja vu.


38 posted on 02/07/2006 11:21:20 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: sgtbono2002

Neither team played well. The refs blew a few. So One said won and the othger lost. Sound like LIFE.


39 posted on 02/07/2006 11:24:13 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: clawrence3
History repeats itself - how else could you sanely plan for the future?

I can't plan for the Steelers' future, only my own, so why should I waste my time pondering what might have happened two days ago in a football game involving people over whom I have no control? For that matter, why should I waste my time responding to your silly posts? I shouldn't, and therefore will not continue to do so.

40 posted on 02/07/2006 11:24:28 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: jpl

Do you have a link to the Jason Whitlock piece? The most recent one I could find was before the Game.


41 posted on 02/07/2006 11:25:17 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: steelcurtain

Sorry - my mistake - I thought you were interested in discussing: "When the "bad officiating" whining starts, why does no one mention the two fumble recoveries stolen from the Steelers by the refs? Bottom line, officiating did not decide this game. As with so many Super Bowls, neither team played particularly well, but the Steelers played better when it counted in this one. As for Ben, he's a good kid and will be even better next year."


42 posted on 02/07/2006 11:29:14 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/sports/13801313.htm


43 posted on 02/07/2006 11:30:54 AM PST by jpl ("We don't negotiate with terrorists, we put them out of business." - Scott McClellan)
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44 posted on 02/07/2006 11:31:27 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: jpl

Thanks - I will take a look at it.


45 posted on 02/07/2006 11:38:15 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: clawrence3

I watched the replay several times on a big screen HDTV. It was a touchdown. Your guys lost. My guys (Bengals) got knocked out by the Steelers. I'm sure I could have cherry picked several plays for bad calls and said that the Steelers had it handed to them. So could the Colt and Bronco fans. The Seahawks were the lucky ones. If the Steelers had had a good day the Steelers would have blown the Seahawks out in the first quarter. But, hey, by all means demand a recount. It worked for Washington's governor, maybe it will work for you. And by the way, any of the other mentioned AFC teams would have creamed Seattle.


46 posted on 02/07/2006 12:36:44 PM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Jaxter

I think I was watching the same game as you - nonetheless, did you see this:

A day after losing the Super Bowl, Seattle coach Mike Holmgren made it clear to Seahawks fans he was not pleased with the officiating in Pittsburgh's 21-10 victory.

"We knew it was going to be tough going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers," Holmgren said before about 15,000 fans at a ceremony at Qwest Field Monday. "I didn't know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well."

http://www.courant.com/sports/hc-nflup0207.artfeb07,0,3811363.story?coll=hc-headlines-sports


47 posted on 02/07/2006 1:48:47 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: RobbyS

You win a few , You lose a few, Sometimes you break even and go into overtime LOL.


48 posted on 02/07/2006 2:12:38 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: NavyCanDo

A few reasons why ---
(1) The Steelers fan base is larger than the Seahawks
fan base.

(2) He is on the winning team of the Super Bowl.

(3) He played very well in the playoffs against Cincy, Indy
and Denver.


49 posted on 02/07/2006 3:13:27 PM PST by mbird139
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To: jpl

Whitlock repeats one of the lies of the interference call, that the ref waited to make the call until after Hope complained. The replay from the 50 yardline shows the ref through the play, he started to reach for the flag immediately after the push off and before the catch, but he missed twice, once coming up empty handed the other time coming up with the blue turnover bean bag (you can see the blue sticking out below his hand). Yes by the time the ref does throw the flag Hope has already started entreating for the call but you can see that the flag was going to be thrown long before Hope started jumping up and down.


50 posted on 02/07/2006 3:23:07 PM PST by discostu (a time when families gather together, don't talk, and watch football... good times)
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