Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, fresh off his apparent facial reconstruction that has somehow made him much more normal looking (and vaguely lobotomized) than he did before his motorcycle accident, is going to appear in a country music video. That in itself is no big deal. It's a video we're fairly certain we'll never see anyway.
But we had to point out the name of the band. The band is called "The PovertyNeck Hillbillies." We're sorry: That's the worst goddamned band name we have ever heard. Apparently they're big around Pittsburgh but haven't quite broken through nationally, something they're hoping Roethlisberger's apperance in the video will change.
We love Pittsburgh: Almost everyone we have met from there is pretty much our type of people. (Commence mocking of our upbringing ... now.) But the Rooney family has "named the PovertyNeck Hillibillies as the official band of the team." No wonder Randle El left.
Big Ben To Appear In Country Music Video [Pittsburgh Live]