Time Is Now for Big Ben; Steelers Quarterback Enjoys Spotlight of Super Bowl
Stellino, Vito, The Florida Times Union
Byline: VITO STELLINO
DETROIT -- When the Pittsburgh Steelers arrived in Detroit on Monday to start the buildup to Super Bowl XL, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger asked a team spokesman what time the media session was scheduled.
He was told he wasn't one of the half-dozen players the Steelers planned to showcase, although the Steelers didn't really explain why.
"I'm not really involved in that," Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher said. "I know we just tried to limit Ben's access this week, so I think it was just the way it is."
The logical explanation is that they were trying to shield him as much as possible from the media spotlight in the Super Bowl.
As it turns out, it appears the Steelers had nothing to worry about.
Roethlisberger is the second-youngest quarterback ever to start a Super Bowl -- Dan Marino was the youngest in January 1985 -- and has a shot to become the …
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Publication information: Article title: Time Is Now for Big Ben; Steelers Quarterback Enjoys Spotlight of Super Bowl. Contributors: Stellino, Vito - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: February 3, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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