Thank you to all the fans!
I want to take a second to say thank you to all the fans who voted for me and helped me get back to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. It is an awesome honor to be voted by my peers and coaches, but even more by the fans and that’s all of you! I wouldn’t have been able to go if it weren’t for all of your votes (no matter how many times you voted, haha).
I also want to say thank you for all of you who voted for my teammates, it will be awesome to throw to 2 of my receivers! Also a special thank you to Erin! Without your help and support I would not be going to Hawaii, so thank you so very much.
Thanks again everyone and I’ll do my best to send some pics for you all to see.
P.S. A special thank you from Ashley because now that you all voted for me she finally gets her honeymoon! Haha
Thanks again, Ben and Ash
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
December 6th, 2013: The Steelers Make-A-Wish come true!
14-year old W.K. Alexander spent the day with Ben & his teammates for his wish!
*Thank you to Make-A-Wish of Greater PA & WV for the photo!
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Congratulations to Ben!
Named AFC Offensive Player for the month of November!
He completed 97 of 157 passes for 1,188 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions for a quarterback rating of 100.5 in four games, leading his team to a 3-1 record.
*Thank you to fan contributor Anna Harkey for her rendition of "Pilgrim Ben"!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show
Ben will make regular weekly appearances on KDKA-FM, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan for the upcoming NFL season!
The Ben Roethlisberger Show will air Tuesdays at 11 a.m. with The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook Show,, starting September 10th.
*You can also visit us at BR-7.com
Ben has NO personal social networking pages or accounts...
He does NOT have a personal Twitter account, a Facebook page, nor a Myspace page.
If you come across one, it's a fake!
But you can follow his website's Twitter feed and Facebook page to stay updated!
2014 Pro Bowl Voting
This season’s Pro Bowl is different. The stars are realigned. No more AFC vs. NFC. It’s all about giving fans matchups they’ve never seen before. The game like you’ve never seen it before. This is the Pro Bowl: Unconferenced.
The game will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on Wednesday, Jan. 22, on NFL Network.
You can read more on the specific changes to the game here.
“I want to take a second to say thank you to all the fans who voted for me and helped me get back to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. It is an awesome honor to be voted by my peers and coaches, but even more by the fans and that’s all of you! I wouldn’t have been able to go if it weren’t for all of your votes (no matter how many times you voted, haha). I also want to say thank you for all of you who voted for my teammates, it will be awesome to throw to 2 of my receivers!” – Ben, in his thank you to the fans for his selection to the 2012 Pro Bowl.
You can vote for the Black & Gold as many times as you like, and you can get started here!
You can see photos from Ben's last Pro Bowl appearance in 2012 here.
2014 Lou Holtz HOF Dinner
Ben will be the guest speaker at the fundraising dinner which will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, Ohio. in Wintersville, Ohio.
Tickets are $110 per person which covers admission, the meal, commemorative gifts and a chance at prize drawings held during the event. Of that cost, $50 is tax deductible.
You can pre-order tickets by calling 330-386-5443. Tickets go on sale on January 16, 2014.
You can learn more about the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame here.
A phone call from Ben???
You bet!! Now you can send a personalized phone call (or E-Card) from Ben to a family member or friend for a special occasion!
AND for the month of December, you can enter to win an autographed Big Ben jersey!
Click on the image to enter the contest and for more info!
Ben, The Steelers, and Make-A-Wish in 2013
November 15th: Steelers make a wish come
November 6th: An 8-year old Make-A-Wish Hero
November 1st: Big Ben donates to Make-A-Wish
September 22nd: Making a wish come true and then some
July 25th: A great day on the course for a very good cause
July 9th: The 2nd Annual Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser
June 2nd: Roethlisberger makes impact off the field
April 14th: A Make-A-Wish day to remember
The Ben Roethlisberger FoundationCheck out the Foundation page!
Click on the image below for information on The Giving Back Fund:
If you would like to donate to Ben's Foundation:
Proud Sponsors of The 2013 Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament
Apollo Jets, the premiere private jets and aircraft charter company:
Summit Golf Brands – the company behind three of the golf industry’s leading brands:
EP Pro , Premier women’s golf sportswear company for over 18 years:
Fairway & Greene, luxury golf apparel and sportswear:
Zero Restriction, waterproof rainwear for golfers:
You can get info about the Tournament here.
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Anthony Brensinger (Dec 6th)
Cynthia B. Cardona (Dec 6th)
Sandy Churchill (Dec 6th)
Harmony Frith (Dec 6th)
Joanne Hall (Dec 6th)
Judy Ramski (Dec 6th)
Brett Thornton (Dec 6th)
Tysen-Hines Bean (Dec 7th)
Hailey Elizabeth (Dec 7th)
Jamie Gamboa (Dec 7th)
Sheri Gross (Dec 7th)
Dylan Hildebrand (Dec 7th)
Kody Krug (Dec 7th)
Brayden Mondragon-Garcia (Dec 7th)
Kim Nalley (Dec 7th)
Alexis Stevens (Dec 7th)
Carleen Coulter (Dec 8th)
Jennifer Desmond (Dec 8th)
Emily Lentz (Dec 8th)
Reggie Murray (Dec 8th)
Regina Murray (Dec 8th)
Shelly Nicholson (Dec 8th)
Jamie Popik (Dec 8th)
Jon Simmons (Dec 8th)
Jacob Stamcoff (Dec 8th)
Shelly Wagner (Dec 8th)
Amy Anderson (Dec 9th)
Bonnie Andrews (Dec 9th)
Paul Brewer (Dec 9th)
Ryan Elliott (Dec 9th)
Herb Fink (Dec 9th)
Jacie Kersh (Dec 9th)
Carol Ann Lee (Dec 9th)
Jose Manion (Dec 9th)
Jean Miller (Dec 9th)
Nancy Newton (Dec 9th)
Shannon O'Connor (Dec 9th)
Michael Pasavant (Dec 9th)
Lou Sotelo, Jr. (Dec 9th)
Ignacio Arellano, Jr. (Dec 10th)
Ambre Carrier (Dec 10th)
Ryken Conger (Dec 10th)
Jett Houser (Dec 10th)
Jewel Martin (Dec 10th)
Molly Miklasevech (Dec 10th)
Jay Murphy (Dec 10th)
Kaitlyn Poindexter (Dec 10th)
Todd Smith (Dec 10th)
Calvin Coleman (Dec 11th)
Madison Cruz (Dec 11th)
Nick Gibson (Dec 11th)
Joshua Keller (Dec 11th)
Aimee Round (Dec 11th)
Keaton Snyder (Dec 11th)
Scott Watson (Dec 11th)
Diane Armstrong (Dec 12th)
Chris Maloney (Dec 12th)
Shelley Mears (Dec 12th)
Jean Scheid (Dec 12th)
Stephen Stanojevic (Dec 12th)
Justin Stretch (Dec 12th)
John Wagner (Dec 12th)
Randy Aldridge (Dec 13th)
Alyson Ferello (Dec 13th)
Roberto Hoyos (Dec 13th)
Michael Maluk (Dec 13th)
Sarah Mondragon (Dec 13th)
Daniel Morris (Dec 13th)
Mattie Round (Dec 13th)
Ben Primka (Dec 13th)
Scott Slusser (Dec 13th)
Kelly Stanojevic (Dec 13th)
Amanda Wolfe (Dec 13th)
Jennie Grant (Dec 14th)
Jesse Lynch (Dec 14th)
Tina McDoniel (Dec 14th)
Eloise Naglik (Dec 14th)
Tessa Roach (Dec 14th)
Donna Schra (Dec 14th)
Patty Sidiaren (Dec 14th)
Ann Thayer (Dec 14th)
Troy Ulisney (Dec14th)
Taylor Walter (Dec 14th)
Would you like BigBen7 to post a birthday wish for you or someone else? Just email me with the name, and the birth month and day! Birthdays are posted on Fridays for the coming week.
NOTE: Birthday greeting requests must be sent before the birthday month starts and prior to the posting of the new week's list. Otherwise, they will be put on the calendar for the next year.
All fans on the Birthday Wishes list are eligible to win one of Ben's game-used autographed cleats, courtesy of Ben himself!
(Garrett Cagle was Ben's February, 2011 winner)
A birthday winner's name will be drawn and notified at the end of each month in which their birthday was recognized.
*Congratulations to Al Boyd! He was our Birthday Wishes winner for November!
You can see photos of the Birthday Wishes winners here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities - Pittsburgh Area
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - UPMC
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
King Street Sports BarIf you are visiting or vacationing in South Carolina....
Stop by King Street Grille with locations in Charleston, Kiawah Island, James Island, Mt. Pleasant and Myrtle Beach!
"Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is part owner of the Charleston-based chain that is decked out in full Steelers theme. However, King Street Grille doesn't play favorites, it's a sports bar where all sports fans and fanatics are welcomed.
"If you're looking to catch up on sports highlights or catch a game, then this is the spot." -- Sun News Restaurant Review, July 29, 2010.
Big Ben's BBQ SauceGo with what the Pro's use:
A portion of the proceeds donated to The Ronald McDonald House. For home purchase and fundraisers!
Ben on the Cover