Follow-up comments and a correction on the playing surface in Buffalo:
In my post-game interview on Saturday, when asked about the knee injury David DeCastro suffered, I mistakenly referred to the artificial grass in Buffalo as FieldTurf. My intention was only to say I believe real grass is the safest surface for football, and allows some knee injuries to be avoided. I was really bothered by David’s injury in that moment, and can only wish him the best now in his recovery.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
I'll bet we know two little people who will be thrilled to have Daddy home from training camp!
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The Ben Roethlisberger Show
You can hear Ben's show LIVE every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. during football season on "The Cook and Poni Show " on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM).
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!
Now THIS is a sweet deal!!
Place an order using the group code of 77-7777 on Sarris Candies’ website and Sarris will donate 25% of the purchase price to Ben’s foundation.
Click on the image above for more info!
Ben, The Steelers, and Make-A-Wish in 2013-2014
October 24th: Roethlisberger: 'To see the joy is special'
November 15th: Steelers make a wish come true
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 Foundation
Check 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:
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Jeff Darone (Aug 17th)
Jim Feeney (Aug 17th)
Lynne Krizovich (Aug 17th)
Miche'AL McKenzie (Aug 17th)
Paul Secor (Aug 17th)
Timothy Sharkey (Aug 17th)
Chrishonda Warner-Chevis (Aug 17th)
Ashley Greenley (Aug 18th)
Bonnie McDade (Aug 18th)
Brian Baker (Aug 19th)
Brooke Griffin (Aug 19th)
Gabe Tyson (Aug 19th)
Sarah Haines (Aug 20th)
Chris Hamilton (Aug 20th)
Kevin Hudson (Aug 20th)
Mary Kahat (Aug 20th)
Jason Kersh (Aug 20th)
Robi Brown (Aug 21st)
Jason Burfield (Aug 21st)
Hannah Dupray (Aug 21st)
Joe Gard (Aug 21st)
Trenton Henshaw (Aug 21st)
Jack Jochum, Jr. (Aug 21st)
Nancy Livesay (Aug 21st)
Laura Murray (Aug 21st)
Jimmy Shaffer (Aug 21st)
Lynda Elia (Aug 22nd)
Joshua Karper (Aug 22nd)
Randall Rozanok (Aug 22nd)
Yianni Spanoudakis (Aug 22nd)
Matthew Spears (Aug 22nd)
Patricia Trasferini (Aug 22nd)
Tyler Weaver (Aug 22nd)
Carrie Glenn (Aug 23rd)
Brian Hollow (Aug 23rd)
Carrie Huff (Aug 23rd)
Alexander Matoon (Aug 23rd)
Charity Steeves (Aug 23rd)
Dawn M. Culp (Aug 24th)
Kyri Glenn (Aug 24th)
Jack Jochum, Sr. (Aug 24th)
Alexander Matoon (Aug 24th)
Jacob Stone (Aug 24th)
Michael Buckley (Aug 25th)
Cathy Calkins (Aug 25th)
Anita Foster (Aug 25th)
Chris Gropp (Aug 25th)
William Kearns (Aug 25th)
Maggie Kneifel (Aug 25th)
Angela McLean (Aug 25th)
Angel Mitchell (Aug 25th)
Mercedes Nardi (Aug 25th)
Kayla Pichini (Aug 25th)
Brian Ruck (Aug 25th)
Darlene Shea Seyer (Aug 25th)
Katherine Boehme (Aug 26th)
Terry Brown (Aug 26th)
Lisa Harris (Aug 26th)
Melissa Hess (Aug 26th)
Diane Johnson (Aug 26th)
Kay Lynn Lubert (Aug 26th)
Cathi Myers (Aug 26th)
Phoenix Nichols (Aug 26th)
Roger Renfrew (Aug 26th)
Leslie Slack (Aug 26th)
Dean Bowers (Aug 27th)
Melissa Burman (Aug 27th)
Gina Grim (Aug 27th)
Josie Gropp (Aug 27th)
Jennifer Kirk (Aug 27th)
Ed McLaughlin (Aug 27th)
Matthew Barczyk (Aug 28th)
Tom Gropp, Jr. (Aug 28th)
Brandon Kiesel (Aug 28th)
Jacquie Szalankiewicz (Aug 28th)
Wynn Warren (Aug 28th)
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!
(Damien Thompson was Ben's July, 2014 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 Caleb Woomer. He was our Birthday Wishes winner for July!
You can see photos of the Birthday Wishes winners here.
Thank you to ALL of our sponsors for the 2015 Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Fundraiser & Invitational Golf Tournament
You can get info about both events here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities - Pittsburgh Area
For more information and to donate, click on the image link below:
Big Ben's BBQ SauceGo with what the Pro's use:
Big Ben's BBQ Sauce sales and fundraising have helped raise over $150,000 for his favorite charities, including The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation!
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.
Book - The C.H.I.L.D. Game Plan
Written By: Bruce A. Tollner, Rep 1 Sports
Foreword by: Stephen R. Covey, #1 Bestselling Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
Ben on the book: "As a quarterback, I have played on some championship teams—and I have experienced some painful losses. Regardless of the outcome of any one game, my dad has been there to cheer me on. Whether I throw a winning touchdown pass or an interception, I know my dad is there to say, 'Good job, Son, I am proud of you!' My parents have had a major influence on the way I live life, as well as the way I play football. Because of their influence, and that of my coaches and others, I am blessed to be able to live out a childhood dream to play professional football. The C.H.I.L.D. Game Plan can help you to help your child live out their childhood dreams. Read this book, and put together a winning game plan for your child."— Ben Roethlisberger, two-time Super Bowl Champion Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers
To order your copy, just click on the image link above!
Book - Sidelined: Overcoming Odds through Unity, Passion, and Perseverance
Written By: Chuck Pagano with Bruce A. Tollner, Rep 1 Sports
Foreword by: Tony Dungy
Ben on the Cover