Jeremy Piven’s Offhand Remarks About Ben Roethlisberger Confirm He’s An ÜberJagoff
Confirming every preconceived notion most folks have regarding the jagoff quotient of one Jeremy Piven, the actor was videotaped cracking a joke about his disappointment regarding the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV, referring to QB Ben Roethlisberger as “Ben Rapist-berger.” Ha.
Via the New York Daily News:
Piven was talking sports during some downtime last week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, when he said the Super Bowl, set for Feb. 6, would have been a better with the New York Jets and his hometown favorites, the Chicago Bears on the field.
“Now its Rapist-berger and the cheese heads,” Piven said, referring to Sunday’s Steelers-Packers matchup.
“The cheesy rape burger,” he then riffed, drawing chuckles from another man in the room.
Cheesy Rape Burger. Good stuff. And how dare he insult the integrity of the cheese heads? Okay, disregard that last statement.
Now, to be fair to Piven, the guy was not aware that an intrepid TMZ cameraman was recording the entire exchange which I am sure Piven intended to be heard solely by the person he was privately chatting with in a social situation. Let me put it this way: if every sarcastic, off-the-cuff comment one of us made to our pals could become fodder for gossip sites we’d probably be caught saying things similar to what Piven said. Perhaps even worse, in my case.
Unfortunately for Piven, due to his history of douchetardery, he is not afforded any leeway as it pertains to his perceived smarminess. Now, for everyone’s benefit, wouldn’t it be nice if Piven jumped into a cage at some zoo so he could “hug it out” with a gorilla? Or whatever the catchphrase is for whatever it is they do on Entourage. Not like I would know. I haven’t seen one second of one episode of that abomination. Why would I?
Jeremy Piven slams upcoming Super Bowl between ‘Rapist-berger and the cheese heads’ [New York Daily News]