THE SUPER BOWL is this Sunday. If you’re on one of the two Super Bowl teams, the week before the game should rank as THE biggest week of your career. That’s why Steelers quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER spent Tuesday night…AT A BAR.
Ben and some of his teammates…
not sure who specifically…showed up at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar in Fort Worth, TX at about 11:00 P.M., and stayed until 1:15 A.M.
Ben was knocking back rum and Diet Cokes, and even sang along to BILLY JOEL’S Piano Man. Watch the video HERE.
Ben says he wasn’t being bad…he was just following tradition…”It was a superstition and tradition on Tuesday night. I take the linemen out to dinner.
A source at the bar said Ben was, ”nice, fun and took care of everyone.” He ran up an $800 tab, and left a $200 tip.
Let’s hope it pays off…and the O Line keeps Ben protected and his backside off the turf on Sunday. GO STEELERS!
OF COURSE SOME OF YOU just watch the game for the commercials. As a matter of fact…according to a new survey…one of eight people watches the Super Bowl just for the ads. Here’s a new one that promises to be one of the better commercials this Sunday…it’s a kid dressed as Darth Vader trying to use the Force on different stuff around the house.
FOX HAS REJECTED this Christian-themed Super Bowl ad for the site LookUp316.com, supposedly because “it advanced specific religious beliefs.”
WATCH THE 100 BEST Super Bowl commercials EVER by clicking HERE.
FOR MANY OF YOU LADIES…the best part of the Super Bowl is those hot guys with the well-toned butts in those tight, white pants. With that in mind, E! Online has put together a list of the 15 Hottest NFL Hunks. Here they are…
Peyton and Eli Manning
IF THE SUPER BOWL isn’t your thing…maybe you should go see a new movie. Here’s what you have to choose from this weekend…
THE ROOMMATE. “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester plays a deranged college freshman who becomes obsessed with her new roommate, Minka Kelly from Friday Night Lights.
SANCTUM. A team of cave divers is trapped underground after a freak storm collapses the cave entrance. With their exit blocked, the group is forced to go deeper into the cave system to try to find another way out before they use up their oxygen supply. It’s based on a true story and produced by Titanic’s James Cameron.
WHERE ARE ALL MY FREAKS? Check out a map called the Kinky States of America. An artist put it together by analyzing how kinky people get in their online dating profiles all around the country.
He found that New Mexico has the kinkiest men, followed by Arizona and Mississippi . West Virginia has the kinkiest women, followed by Iowa and Alaska. Some states, like Wyoming and Minnesota, have almost no kink.
IF YOU PREFER KISSING OVER KINK…here are the results from a new survey on kissing from the people at Harlequin romance novels. While most of it seems pretty believable, I just can’t wrap my head around one result.
Only 41% of the people in the survey say they’ve ever regretted kissing someone. Really. Three out of five people claim they have had such perfect control of their love lives…and alcohol tolerance… that they’ve NEVER made a mistake. Riiiiiiight!Here are some other…more believable…findings from the survey:
One out of three Americans say they’ve kissed a coworker. One out of four say that their favorite kissing memory ever is with their current partner. Only one in ten people say that bad kissing skills are a deal-breaker. Well count me as that one person! If you can’t kiss…then it’s like Monopoly. Do not pass GO do not collect $200.
More than half of Americans say they’ve never used a kiss to get something they wanted, to tease someone, or to make someone jealous. OK…I call BS! Any woman that said she’s never done that is a liar!
53% of people say that men still need to always make the move when it comes to a first kiss.
OOPS! A female news reporter in Missouri named Alex Swoyer was reporting on a lawyer who was working “pro bono” defending a murder suspect. And “pro bono” is what she MEANT to say.
SIX MONTHS AGO…I was fired as the long-time morning host at 107-5 FRANK-FM in Portland, ME. The official explanation was that the station was “moving in a different direction.” Which, in this case, was code for, “you make too much money.”
However, they were right about that “different direction” thing. Their latest rating saw them get trounced by nearly every radio station in Portland…as they came in 10th place with listeners 12+. For the record…that’s not usually the direction a radio station wants to go!
So for six months I’ve done my best to stay positive and enoy my unplanned vacation. I’ve slept late…which is a luxury that I haven’t had in many years. I got some projects around the house finished…and spent a lot time doing laundry and making dinner…all while looking for a new morning show opportunity.
During that time I had several phone interviews. And I was flown to Colorado Springs, CO…San Antonio, TX…and Lincoln, NE to interview face to face.
Searching for a job…especially a new morning show…is a slow process. A lot of my friends and collegues thought I was crazy when I turned down not one…but three different job offers. I even had a couple of people suggest that I leave radio all together and pursue other interests.
I tried to explain to them that I didn’t want to settle for just any job. So a lot of people thought I was holding out for the biggest market possible and the most money. That’s so unture! It isn’t about how large the market is or how big the company is…it has always been about finding the right fit for my family, our lifestyle, and the quality of the company.
I flew there last week, met the staff, toured the city…and loved what I saw…a vibrant group of radio stations with happy employees. Lincoln is an amazing college town…home of the University of Nebraska. And if you know anything about college football…Cornhusker fans are insane! We’re already looking forward to attending our first game.
Of course baseball is a huge part of our family. Lincoln has a fantastic Little League program. The Lincoln Salt Dogs minor league team plays downtown…and just up the road in Omaha there’s the Kansas City Royals AAA team, The Storm Chasers. And if we want to go see the Royals they’re just a few hours away in Kansas City.
As a little aside…the station gives away a lot of Royals tickets throughout the season. They just happen to play our beloved Boston Red Sox in August. During the negotiations this week, Nick said I should tell them that they could seal the deal with four tickets to one of those games. So as we got closer to finalizing things…I actually told them. I’m now happy to report that we’ll be fully decked out in all of our best Sox gear in KC come August!
Thanks to everyone that offered words of encouragement and support over the past six months. Special thanks to Tom Cook, Mike Yeager, Joel Denver, Mike & Mandy, and Joel Burke…all who offered exceptional help during this search.
Special thanks to my aunt Leone for insight into Nebraska…and my buddy Nelson who works on the air in Omaha. Of course a BIG thanks to Joy Patten…my new GM. Joy was my tour guide in Lincoln…bought me my first Runza…and was patient and understanding as we worked through getting this deal done.
And it goes without saying…a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our friends here in Maine. We love you guys so much and will truly miss you. Thank God for Facebook and Skype!
Alright there it is…the official announcement that so many of you have been texting, e-mailing, and Facebooking about! By the way…you’re all invited to Nebraska for a BBQ this summer!