Big Lead Sports Bar

3/26/2007

No Distractions

Ed Bouchette's column in the Post-Gazette today is entitled, "Tomlin's top priority: Eliminate distractions".

To quote coach Tomlin:

"You have nine radio shows and the next year you have 22 radio shows, you know what I mean? There are banquets and appearances and things of that nature. As a position coach, I'm getting compensated for making appearances and things of that nature, just stuff that goes with being successful.

"That probably determines what happens in this league more than anything -- not how you deal with failure ... how you deal with success, man, defines you. The longer I'm in it, the more I believe it and embrace that.

That being said, Big Ben crossed the 100,000 mark on his frequent flyer account with this appearance at Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night XIII in Phoenix this weekend.

To unofficially recap how Ben has eliminated distractions from his offseason:

Bahamas: Michael Jordan Golf Tournament

LA- Guest host "Best Damn Sports Show, Period"

LA- Guest "Last Call with Carson Daly"

Seven Springs Resort- "Winterfest Weekend with Povertyneck Hillbillies"

Vegas- Bettis birthday @ Caesar's Palace

Florida- ESPN the Weekend

Pittsburgh- Sprint "Power to Play" Mini-camp

Florida- Dan Marino Golf Tournament

So was Tomlin taking an indirect shot at Ben, or was he just talking in general terms?

--By the way, I must add that the site Big Ben News is completely awesome. I don't know if they have one of those tracking devices that Spider-man would throw on one of his foes, but they know where Big Ben is at all times, and they usually have pictures from each appearance.

UPDATE: The Spider-man tracking device at Big Ben News strikes again. Roethlisberger will be hitting the links in the Kraft Nabisco Celebrity Golf Championship this week in Rancho Mirage, California. Add that to the list!

3 comments:

boredinpittsburgh said...

The sad thing is, that is probably a reduced offseason appearence schedule for Ben.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

He's not doing any more-or-less than coverboy Tom Brady does with his offseason.

Except Ben's not impregnating multiple actresses... we think.

Rusty said...

He also came home to watch his sister play in the basketball tournaments - I suppose that is a sinor something?