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Ben Roethlisberger -- Doomed by Billy Joel?

2/7/2011 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

After Ben Roethlisberger's crappy performance last night ... everyone's been asking the same question -- should he have stayed in Tuesday night and watched game film instead of boozing past midnight??

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As TMZ first reported -- Big Ben dropped $1,000 at a Dallas area piano bar ... drinking rum and Diet Cokes with some teammates past midnight ... while karaoking along with the Billy Joel classic "Piano Man."

So we gotta ask ...

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16.

MR. DNA    

Everytime TMZ touches on anything sports related, they embarrass themselves. Leave the sports polls to the folks who actually follow sports and know at least a little about it.
Hines Ward went to a strip joint last week and he had a fine game in the Super Bowl. Why not a poll to see if that helped him? Idiots.

1355 days ago
17.

Michelle    

I am a Die Hard STEELERS fan but I have to say, last night, Ben just plain sucked. I was so disappointed. He can blame it on boozing, bar hopping, whatever he wants, he should have been more prepared. The Packers played the better game, they deserved the win. My Steelers lost because they were not prepared. Their own fault.

1355 days ago
18.

MR. DNA    

I know there isn't a person who works at TMZ who knows who Max Mcgee is. Look him up and learn something.

1355 days ago
19.

sweetdee88    

rum and diet coke?! that's why he lost, he's a ****ing 18 year old girl!

1355 days ago
20.

Bippy    

I hope he keeps it up - until the NFL or the Steelers apply a big foot to his A.Z.Z. and get rid of him!!!

1355 days ago
21.

6one9    

Ben's ``karma````` I do believe caught up with him yesterday. Has nothing to do with him being out ``` on Tues for a few drinks! Ben's karma ``` as well as Christina A's karma came collecting at yesterday's Superbowl!! His for trying to control the ladies `` and her's for cheating on her hubby, then leaving him!! ☺ I call it ``` as I see it!! ☺

1355 days ago
22.

LAUGHS AT YOU    

HAHAHA

Doubt it made a wit of a difference. Reminds me of a straight A student I went to college with you never took a test without getting stoned first. Kind of like taking Tiger's chicks away...kryptonite. Everyone becomes "strong" in their own way.

People are who they are for better or worse. You want them to change and then you complain about the outcome.

HAHAHA

1355 days ago
23.

jeff    

The great white DOPE !!

1355 days ago
24.

Ron    

It was Fort Worth not Dallas, come on at least get the slamming correct.

1355 days ago
25.

Matt Horath    

Grow up TMZ

1355 days ago
26.

Mike Jones    

TMZ, you need to get more serious.. what kind of idiotic question is that?

Of course it leads to more idiotic comments.. :/

1355 days ago
27.

lh    

It's a Fort Worth bar. We're our own city too.

1355 days ago
28.

JQ    

The impact him going out on Tuesday night had on the game was absolutely zero. He did the same thing the last 2 Super Bowls and they won, so it obviously had no impact those times. They didn't lose because of a lack of preparation or focus, they lost because they played a slightly better team and got outplayed.

And as far as karma goes, you do realize he still makes millions of dollars and got to a Super Bowl, if that's your idea of karma striking please sign me up.

1355 days ago
29.

Lesley    

Clearly the majority of you who commented on this poll have never been athletes before. It is not uncommon for an athlete to want to relieve stress before a big game/performance/meet. As TMZ reported, he was in the bar from 11:00 pm to 1:15 am, hardly out all night partying. He was with his offensive line AND he purchased drinks for the other bar goers, was nice to the wait staff, and tipped well.

As for the rape accusations, he was never found guilty in a court of law. And if you have a problem with it, then don't date him! Or take it up with your justice system. And perhaps before you throw stones you should do your research. Why don't you take a second to research Mark Chmura, a former Packers player who was accused of third degree sexual assault for having sex with his UNDERAGE teenage babysitter on her prom night. While he was acquitted, he later went on to say on record that his post-prom party actions "wasn't something a married man should do." Not only are the Packers inducting him into the Hall of Fame, he is also the Packers pregame host on ESPN.

1355 days ago
30.

John    

#1, you sound stupid. and so do the rest of you fools for A. Even caring about whether he has a drink or not because guess what ITS NOT UP TO YOU and B. Because your the reason our judicial system means nothing. keep calling people who are proven innocent guilty...i,e, MJ, OJ, Big Ben....Proofs in the pudding people, your the reason our country sucks.

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