I think we’ll all be happier now that Ben Roethlisberger has gotten rid of his good-luck charm.Â No, not a rabbit’s foot or socks never washed- say farewell to the old, scraggly bearded face and say hello to the Ben we’ve all missed since last October.
While appearing on the Late Show last night, the Pittsburgh quarterback gave his face over to David Letterman and Gillette and has come back to us now clean-shaven.Â He had been growing the lumberjack look since last October,Â when the Steelers lost to Cincinnati.
“I was so mad that we lost the game,” Roethlisberger told Letterman.Â “I kind of went into a depression and didn’t shave and we ended up winning the next game.Â And I am kind of superstitious just a littleÂ bit to people who know me, but we won that game and I said I am just going to keep it going until we lose and we kept it going.”
Ben went on to say, “I don’t really like the beard you know.Â But we were winning so I had to keep it going.”
Letterman chimed in saying, “Really?Â Honestly, I think it looks like a millions bucks!”
Roethlisberger, 23, became the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl when the Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 Sunday night.Â