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
Wishing everyone a very happy Palm Sunday & a great week!
July, 2006: Ben signs an art print for a very special fan at 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!
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!
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 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:
Happy Birthday Wishes To
Perri Carter (Mar 28th)
Brock Klaiber (Mar 28th)
Taylor Mears (Mar 28th)
Cooper Thornton (Mar 28th)
Javon Battle (Mar 29th)
Kelli Bollinger (Mar 29th)
Caleb DesPlanques (Mar 29th)
Linda Latoski (Mar 29th)
Benjamin "Big Ben" Shank (Mar 29th)
Louis Turco (Mar 29th)
Peter M. Wislosky, Jr. (Mar 29th)
Andy Cole (Mar 30th)
Ron Elwood, Jr. (Mar 30th)
Dawn Ford (Mar 30th)
Robin Hallam (Mar 30th)
Tyler Noles (Mar 30th)
Jeffrey Ott (Mar 30th)
Ashley Romano (Mar 30th)
Zack Grim (Mar 31st)
Lorraine Perez (Mar 31st)
Mark Uhlmann (Mar 31st)
Damon Billhime (Apr 1st)
Charlie Crowe (Apr 1st)
Amy Gephart (Apr 1st)
Caroline Henshaw(Apr 1st)
Gracie Kotlinski (Apr 1st)
Jeff Paules (Apr 1st)
Erika L. Roberts (Apr 1st)
Brian Rowley (Apr 1st)
Darrin Walker (Apr 1st)
Sandra Block (Apr 2nd)
Ally Bohinski (Apr 2nd)
Tom Fox (Apr 2nd)
Kristy Haines (Apr 2nd)
Rich Locario (Apr 2nd)
Amy Rehbein (Apr 2nd)
Haley Trexler (Apr 2nd)
Nico Vozzolo (Apr 2nd)
Clay Walker (Apr 2nd)
Karli Wilson (Apr 2nd)
Dave Baumgardner (Apr 3rd)
April DeSimone (Apr 3rd)
Bill Gray (Apr 3rd)
Bryan Schomer (Apr 3rd)
Ed Stetz (Apr 3rd)
Ryan Cole (Apr 4th)
Lavelle Holmes (Apr 4th)
Mark Sanders (Apr 4th)
Ed Stetz (Apr 4th)
Bruce L. Arvidson II (Apr 5th)
David Bonner (Apr 5th)
Arlene Franco (Apr 5th)
Charlie Hallam (Apr 5th)
Isaak Hernandez (Apr 5th)
Janet Lucarelli (Apr 5th)
Sammy Nicklow (Apr 6th)
Vince Rubino (Apr 6th)
Bianca Strother (Apr 6th)
Penny Barton (Apr 7th)
Britani Harper (Apr 7th)
Laurene Harrison (Apr 7th)
Benjamin Kohler (Apr 7th)
Nadine Cipriano (Apr 8th)
Ray Culbertson (Apr 8th)
Tracy DeHaven (Apr 8th)
Kevin Hall (Apr 8th)
Ryan Kelley (Apr 8th)
Becky Leacy (Apr 8th)
Josie Orona (Apr 8th)
Machelle Snyder (Apr 8th)
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 Anthony DiRubbio. He was our Birthday Wishes winner for February!
You can see photos of the Birthday Wishes winners here.
Thank you to ALL of our sponsors for the 2014 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