Jeremy Piven doesn’t want “Rapistberger” in Super Bowl

From our friends at TMZ comes the kind of hard-hitting journalistic effort that will help set the agenda as Super Bowl week unfolds.

Or that simply will help stir things up a little.

Jeremy Piven, one of the stars of HBO’s Entourage, recently was captured on film complaining about this year’s participants in the NFL title game.

“Jets and Bears would have been the greatest Super Bowl,” Piven said.  “Now its Rapistberger and the Cheeseheads.  The Cheesy Rape Burger.”

Piven then noticed that someone had videotaped his words.  “Noooooo,” he said.

Obviously, Piven was referring to the multiple sexual assault allegations previously made against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.  He never has been arrested or charged with rape.  A civil suit alleging rape has been filed against Roethlisberger, but the suit remains unresolved.

97 responses to “Jeremy Piven doesn’t want “Rapistberger” in Super Bowl

  1. Uhh “Jeremy” is a multi-millionaire hilarious comedic actor who’s won awards for his comedy… And has worked closely with John Cusack over the years… Who are you MVP43?!

  2. Goes to show you how much Piven actually knows. While the Jets vs Bears SB wouldn’t suck by any means, GB vs Pitt blows that game out of the water…BIG TIME!!

  3. LOL! Wasn’t it the Jets fans that were yelling “She said NO” at the draft, while a young cancer patient was reading the Steeler pick. (Maurkice Pouncey BTW). It seems life is not without a sense of irony!

    Go Steelers!!!

  4. footballfansteve says:
    Jan 31, 2011 1:05 PM
    Uhh “Jeremy” is a multi-millionaire hilarious comedic actor who’s won awards for his comedy… And has worked closely with John Cusack over the years… Who are you MVP43?!
    ————————————————
    Oh hell, we didn’t realize he’d worked closely with John Cusack over the years. That changes everything.

  5. He is correct though. Jets v Bears would have been a great matchup. Instead you now have a game where no one cares who the winner is. As a matter of fact, people would much rather pick the lesser of two evils to win and that would be the Steelers. This game is going to blow.

  6. He would much rather have the Jets, who employ a man who assaulted someone half of his size, play in the Super Bowl. Or a huge pot head.

    Don’t act like you care about any of these players’ past.

    Lastly, a Sanchez/Cutler headline? I could imagine the hype. “Two of the league’s most overrated defenses against two of the leagues crappiest quarterbacks.”

  7. Some pelase correct me, but hasn’t Jereme Piven been accused of sexual assult, or at minimum has a bad reputation for forcing himself on women?

  8. I wonder if he thinks no one’s noticed that his hair has actually gotten thicker since he was teetering on Constanza-esque just 20 years ago.

  9. jets bears would have a been a terrible super bowl.

    whats that you want proof?? THEY BOTH LOST! 🙂

    ari gold how many super bowl rings do you have?

  10. Since Mark Sanchez was accused of the exact same thing as Roethlisberger in college, Piven would have been pissed off either way.

  11. Now that’s funny.

    Should be a better superbowl than Pittsburgh had recently. They don’t get to play a team that only wins at home or a team that got hot at the right moment. Pack should be able to score and defend better than the hawks and cards. As long as the refs don’t screw the pack like the hawks it should be good. Maybe we can see tubby and the steelers lose one for a change. Then it’s back to dragging women in the restroom while your security guards watch out for you tubbs

  12. Funny comments from contra… since they are saying this super bowl is going to break every record in the stadium and on tv.

  13. More non-news from a site engaging in the increasing childishness of the NFL and everything around it in general.

    Mr. F?

    Quality over quantity regarding posts please. You should know better.

  14. Piven is a Chicago native of course he isn’t excited about the Super bowl this year. The Bears got knocked out by the Packers.

  15. Who care’s what Piven thinks. Being a Chicagoan what has he really done but be Cusack’s sidekick until, he got “Entourage”. I’m really glad we have the Creative Coalition, so every thespian who feels they need to share their thoughts with us, can get up and express their point of view. Where would America be today without the thespian point of view?

    By the way hasn’t the Roethlisberger issue been debated already on this site? Guess Jeremy needs a new platform now that “Entourage” is going off the air but the Producers claim it wasn’t cancelled. I welcome Jeremy to the platform but I hope he can take the lickings the PFT bunch like to level. We don’t get second takes her Jeremy and, you ain’t Ari in real life!

    OH yeah, Ari didn’t get an LA NFL franchise this season on “Entourage” anyway.

    Suck it Jeremy.

  16. Nice!!!!!!!!!
    Someone actually saying what many think
    Of course it has to be someone away from the NFL.
    Gutless wonders inhabit that league.

  17. Who’s Jeremy Piven? Never heard of him to my knowledge. Why would a football fan care what he thinks.

  18. Jeremy Piven is a popular comedian I’d never heard of until this article … which means he’s no Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Colbert, Chris Rock, Zach Galifianakis, Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, David Cross, Ben Stiller, Roseanne, Jack Black, and certainly no Seinfeld, Williams, Goldberg, or Carlin.

    Most comedians get their material from the news, but he’s not well-read enough to know authorities in Nevada and Georgia say they couldn’t find evidence a crime was ever committed … or that seven Packers were also accused of rape.

    And he’s the guy who’ll be long forgotten when Roethlisberger is still in the record books as the two-time–possibly three-time–Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  19. This guy is such a loser. So is Entourage, in general. A bunch of guys pretending to be awesome. I only ever liked him Old School because that is the character that fits what he looks like. When he is like a 32 year old college dude in PCU or when he talks fast and slick like all his other roles…not for me.

  20. As of now the internet is free of censorship

    PFT is not

    if you are fans of certain teams you can say anything no matter how vile it is

    if however you critize posts of fans from those teams your posts are deleted

  21. spyboots says:
    Jan 31, 2011 1:29 PM
    He’s a guy who could be sued now.
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    Just what we need, another frivolous law suit. Nothing he said is slanderous. It would be like O.J. suing Fred Goldman for calling him a murderer. Enjoy rooting for and idolizing your Rapist QB on Sunday. Oh no, I guess I could be sued now too.

  22. hahaha This is why Jeremy Piven is the man! he just said what everybody who’s not a Steelers or Packers fan was thinking.

  23. Geee, I wonder if this comment will get deleted. Amusing that many of my comments are routinely deleted, despite saying NOTHING out of line, mean spirited or inappropriate.

  24. Lets see, we can either watch a superbowl matchup that includes the two most winning franchises in league history, which also happen to be the two smallest markets in the league demonstrating in full force for the country why the NFL crushes every other major sporting league on the planet…….

    OR…..

    We can watch two big market overated franchises that in the scope of things lose and lose often

    Ya Jeremy, thanks for your opinion but stick to acting please.

  25. Jeremy Piven should not have an article on PFT, period. But honestly, I saw the comments and figured he grew up in NY or Chicago. I checked and he was born in Manhattan, raised in a Chicago suburb. Really wasn’t that hard to figure out.

  26. Exactly the kind of hard hitting stuff I come here for.

    Please, more stories about what movie stars say and do.

    Thank you.

  27. From our friends at PFT (not TMZ) comes the kind of hard-hitting journalistic effort that will help set the agenda as Super Bowl week unfolds.

    Or that simply will help stir things up a little.

  28. A celebrity, who has absolutely nothing to do with football at any level, has an opinion.

    So uh… how exactly is this news? What’s next? A report that Snooki is wearing a Packers hat?

  29. He’s just a regular dude, any one of us would have said the same type of thing to one of our friends. The only difference is no one in their right mind would want the Bears/Jets scenario he wanted.

  30. @footballfansteve

    Wow, sounds like u know a lot about Piven’s. U must have a Man Crush!!!

  31. mrplow3 says:
    Jan 31, 2011 3:04 PM
    Lets see, we can either watch a superbowl matchup that includes the two most winning franchises in league history, which also happen to be the two smallest markets in the league demonstrating in full force for the country why the NFL crushes every other major sporting league on the planet…….
    —————————————————
    You are mistaken about Pittsburgh being one of the two smallest markets in the NFL. Smaller markets include Jacksonville, Buffalo, Nashville, New Orleans, Charlotte, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

  32. Piven, though very funny and talented, is known around Hollywood for being one of the biggest ass holes in the industry. He has a reputation for verbally and physically abusing people. Not to conflate abuse with rape, but Piven isn’t exactly a high-character guy.

  33. Just wait until Pivens hits hard times and see what peopel say about him! He considers himself a Jewish Buddist and attended school in Wisconsin! Enough said.

  34. “Being a Chicagoan what has he really done but be Cusack’s sidekick until…”
    _________________

    Now wait just a minute. That’s the third mention of him being Cusack’s sidekick. Is this true?

    If Cusack is considered cool enough to have people riding his coattails, then I am really just failing miserably at life.

  35. Funny comments from contra… since they are saying this super bowl is going to break every record in the stadium and on tv.

    Thats cuz Contra is a fan of the most insignificant team in the NFL.

  36. Just goes to show you that even Hollywood does not like the Packers. hahahaha

    Like they really care if a bunch of left wing whiners care? Like you Viking fans should even be sqawking about anything? Your team just wnet back to insignificant world once the former PACKER retired for good…Have fun looking up at the Lions Packers and Bears..oh my!

  37. jedi1963 says: Jan 31, 2011 3:57 PM

    Piven, though very funny and talented, is known around Hollywood for being one of the biggest ass holes in the industry. He has a reputation for verbally and physically abusing people. Not to conflate abuse with rape, but Piven isn’t exactly a high-character guy.

    ————————————–

    Did a little “Google” research and find that Piven has been accused of some of the same crap that people have been dumping on Big Ben about…

    Jeremy Piven has reportedly been warned to keep away from Nobu Matsuhisa ‘s restaurant empire after boorish behavior in Aspen during the recent U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

    “He was asked never to return to Matsuhisa in Aspen by a manager,” alleges a snitch.

    “He came in with a large group of 12 or more without reservations and asked for a table. It was a very busy night, but a table, although cramped, was provided. On his way out, he made a nasty comment to the manager: ‘Thanks for nothing.'”

    Piven was at the HBO-sponsored festival to appear on a panel with fellow “Entourage” stars. Allegedly his tip also left something to be desired.

    “He left a DVD of the first year of ‘Entourage’ to one of the waiters. [An employee] ran up the stairs and hurled it at him as he was leaving.”

  38. smoothdaddyride says: Jan 31, 2011 1:15 PM

    mvp43, he’s a guy who hasn’t been accused of sexual assault twice.

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    Accused is the operative word here. If an accusation carries that much weight, then Pivin’s opinion means nothing, because he is an idiot. He’s an idiot because I am accusing him of being one.

  39. As a Ravens fan who has endured Ray Lewis slasher comments from Steelers fane for over a decade, I have to say that the term “Rapistberger” and comments regarding Ben’s off field issues are completely off base. They are totally inappropriate for any discussion of professional football and the Steelers in general…. antd it serves them right!!

  40. @tobias- I am not excusing his behavior, but I would not equate making a snide comment and being a crappy tipper with not paying for meals, bar tabs and multiple accusations of sexual assault.

  41. this guy is a jerk

    this guy needs some ink, some publicity, some bling

    how to get some (much needed) publicity during super bowl week?

    Say something stupid

    do the math

  42. @obotjones says:
    Jan 31, 2011 1:46 PM
    jets bears would have a been a terrible super bowl.

    whats that you want proof?? THEY BOTH LOST!

    ari gold how many super bowl rings do you have?

    __________________________________

    The same amount of rings you do

  43. I don’t care what anybody says, this guy is right; Rapistberger doesn’t need another ring. I hate Tom, Brady, but it’s mostly jealousy. he is talented and deserves his 3 rings. Rapistberger got lucky in his 2 super bowls, going against the lucky but still pathetic NFC west. He doesn’t deserve to win another super bowl. Go Pack!

  44. see what makes football great, or maybe not so great, is that everyone gets an opinion. Including Jeremy Piven. You might disagree with him but that doesn’t make him stupid or a jerk or anything like that, and that doesn’t mean that he said it to get publicity. He’s from Chicago, he’s a Bears fan. He wanted to see his team in the Super Bowl. He made a comment and didn’t know he was being recorded. I’m sure all of you have said something just as bad or worse to your friends. Don’t act like you haven’t because if you say you have, YOU ARE A LIAR! lol

  45. “Rapistburger”. HAW HAW! If this guy ever writes a book, I’ll buy it for his incisive and original wit.

  46. @johnnyballsack …

    Pity they don’t give awards for jackass. Then you could be in a record book, too.

    And spyboots is right. There’s evidence showing no rape was committed in Georgia or in Nevada, where Roethlisberger has already countersued. So Piven could find himself on the wrong end of a lawsuit. And if he’s soooo worried about rapists, then I take it he’d be equally concerned about Sanchez, who was actually arrested for rape. And then there are all those Packers who were accused of rape. And how about comedians? Many people would argue that Woody Allen is a rapist.

    The bottom line is that people need to grow up and get over it.

  47. Deb says: Jan 31, 2011 2:11 PM
    Most comedians get their material from the news, but he’s not well-read enough to know authorities in Nevada and Georgia say they couldn’t find evidence a crime was ever committed … or that seven Packers were also accused of rape.
    —————————————————————

    Do you lie for convenience, or are you really that stupid?

  48. As usual, Steelers fans love to dish it out, but prove time and time again that they can’t take it.

    Jeremy Piven is a comedic actor. He says a lot of “funny” things on TV and elsewhere. Figures that he makes a joke about the Steelers and the fans take him oh-so-seriously and start whining.

    For a bunch of chest-beating, bragging, overly-confident fans, so many of them are extremely thin-skinned. Hilarious.

  49. “He left a DVD of the first year of ‘Entourage’ to one of the waiters. [An employee] ran up the stairs and hurled it at him as he was leaving.”
    ———————————————————
    My daughter paid twenty nine bucks to get that very set for ol’ Dad at Christmas, moron. I don’t know how large the bill was, but @ 20% that’s $20 per hundred, and if the waiter was a fan of the show, that’s not a bad tip at all. I sincerely doubt any waitstaff threw ANYthing at ANYone, by the way; they’d be fired and subject to a lawsuit if they hit anyone with it.

    Entourage is a great show and Piven’s Ari Gold character is great. To those who decided to trash the show, the actor, or the character, maybe when you scrape up enough dough to get cable you’ll finally WATCH it and agree.

  50. @Deb- I never said that I supported Sanchez, Woody Allen or the Packers. So are you saying that since Sanchez and Packers were accused of rape that it makes Ben’s behavior acceptable? But since you opened it up, have you even seen the report on the Packers situation? It was 2 hookers that tried to steal money, were kicked out of a hotel without being paid and then accused 7 players of rape. Then the hookers admitted they lied because they didn’t get paid. I don’t remember seeing anything about Bens accusers saying they lied. At the very least Ben takes advantage of drunken young women who are in no condition to consent to anything. In my opinion that alone makes him a scumbag.

    I do have one serious question for you since you have brought it up numerous times. Did the person that raped you get sent to prison and for how long? I am not trying to be an ass or make light of it, it is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

  51. “Piven is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner.”

    Jethro Tull won a grammy for best Heavy Metal artist.

  52. Deb says:
    Jan 31, 2011 6:28 PM
    @johnnyballsack …

    Pity they don’t give awards for jackass. Then you could be in a record book, too.
    ——————————————————

    Deb- Actually I am already in the NCAA record book (more than once), so I am good. But thanks for thinking of me.

  53. Yeah because the Bears SB against the Colts was super fun to watch. The Bears have no business in any SB ever. Never Heard of this entourage moron either. I think this will be the most watched SB of all time. Both teams have huge followings.

  54. Uh, oh PinkPanther. You called Ben a rapist. Now Deb is going to get on here and start calling you names. She’ll probably call you weak and stupid even though she knows nothing about you. For the record, I think you are spot on in your statement.

  55. Who cares about Ben? Most of America didn’t want the Steelers in the Super Bowl, not because of him, but because we’re all sick of them and their big headed fans. Now that they’re in, a vast majority is pulling for the Packers.

    Go Packers!!!!

  56. @ambrose …

    Haven’t lied about anything. DA in Georgia told reporters at his press conference that they didn’t even have enough for probable cause, which–by definition–is the reasonable assumption a crime occurred. After McNulty filed her suit in Nevada, the police issued a statement that no one had reported a rape to them and they had no plans to open a rape investigation. They said they have no reason to believe the crime ever occurred. You are welcome to double-check those facts.

    @johnnyballsack …

    Researched the Packers situation at the time and posted supporting the players. Merely bringing them out to make a point. As I’ve said many times, Roethlisberger behaved like a jackass, and I have no problem with him being suspended. Think it probably did him a lot of good. But a guy can be an absolute dog with woman and still not be a rapist. The evidence in these cases says Roethlisberger is not a rapist. Period. These kinds of suits and accusations have happened to players all over the league and professional sports in general.

    You’re a smart enough guy to know that when a woman texts people that she wants to see a guy again, she wasn’t raped. You’re also smart enough to know a woman wasn’t raped when she’s heard publicly propositioning a man all evening, they’re alone less than 10 minutes, her exam shows no sign of intercourse, and the DA says he can’t show penetration occurred. (She never said a word to police about oral sex).

    Know my situation has been fun for you guys–my fault for blurting it out. Was thousands of miles away writing in a guerilla combat environment when someone I’d just met gained access to my quarters during the night. Help wasn’t available and “authorities” weren’t an option. Know a lot of women who’ve been through worse. That’s why I have little patience w/pretenders.

  57. @Deb- Your “situation” is in no way fun for me. I may not agree with your opinions a lot of the time, but I would not wish harm on you based on that. It takes too much energy (and is mentally unhealthy) to hate someone they don’t know at that level. I reserve that for a select few that really deserve it.

    I am a NYG fan but don’t hope that Andy Reid has a heart attack on the sidelines, nor would I take any joy in that. On the other hand, if Mike Vick was to have two of the fingers on his left hand bitten off by an aggressive dog- I’ll admit I would find that very appropriate…and it would make me smile : )

  58. @johnnyballsack …

    Thank you. Needed a kind word tonight. Must admit the level of venom from some fans puzzles me, too. You root against the team on the field, but it’s not personal. Not even with Auburn (Lifelong Bama fan) Well … not really 😉

    Have been over everything in Ben’s cases and do have a friend who worked the Ga. investigation. If I weren’t convinced, I wouldn’t defend him. Still think he’s been a big immature jackass. Fortunately, that can be rehabilitated. Sure hope he’s working on it like everyone says.

  59. C’MON MIKE!!! Quit putting this kind of crap on PFT. Real football fans get on this site to read / discuss real football topics, not opinions of actors. If you are quoting anything from TMZ, you should probably leave it off ths site.

  60. @ Deb- How long have you been an Alabama fan? My best friends cousin played DT for Bama and the Jets. I am sure you could guess who he is. A hint- probably the funniest penalty call in the history of the NFL. ” Personal foul on #93 of the Jets for giving the business” …followed by a punching motion towards the ground.

  61. @johnnyballsack …

    Omigosh, are you serious???? Haha!!! National Championship … the Goal Line Stand!!! Cool!! He was also famous in college for his comment on that goal-line stand. The Penn State QB asked how far to the first down and he said, “About a foot. You’d better pass.” LOL

    My dad’s from Bama so I popped out of the womb into a Tide family. Fell in love with the Steelers as a kid.

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