Skip to comments.Steelers Nation revving up (prayer; admittance to the gates of seven)
Posted on 02/06/2011 10:44:11 AM PST by mmanager
Article Tools EmailPrintSteelers Nation revving up Sunday, February 06, 2011 By Karen Kane, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette From the noisy streets of the Strip District to the contemplative sanctuaries of the region's churches and even within the boundaries of the animal kingdom, the Steelers Nation is revving up for the culmination of a winning season.
Pam of Pamela's P&G Diner in the Strip called it "crazy."
"We were mobbed the minute we opened the doors at 8,'' she said this morning. "Everybody is wearing their black and gold. People are already lining up at the bars. It's kinda scary!" she said over the din of the breakfast crowd fueling up for last minute purchases of Steeler garb and Super Bowl party food.
A couple of hours later, down a highly congested Penn Avenue at Mancini's Bread Co., a cashier said customers were about willing to battle for pepperoni rolls and sausage buns.
(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...
I don’t know. When things are going really bad, it’s not too smart for any sitting President to show up at any major sporting event outside of D.C. A regular season game is one thing, but has any sitting President ever attended a Super Bowl, World series, or NCAA championship game? Even if the country’s going great, it’s still a pain in the @ss to the fans going to the game.
There are Stiller bars from one end of the country to the other. I even know of a couple in Ontario. Several US airports have Black and Gold watering holes. I have never encountered a Raider, ahhh, den? anyplace.
Somethings are just forces of nature.
Bill Clinton and GHW Bush attended the Indy 500 together here back in 03 (both were obviously former POTUS with some level of security detail).
But Indy is so big that it wasn’t a noticeable change.
I’ve been to the Indy a few times, As a yout, I sat in the infield and drank and hoped the Hell’s Angels didn’t decide to camp near us. As an adult, I sat in the stands and watched safely from my seat as the infield fans demanded young ladies remove their tops. My most memorable 500 was when they honored Mr. Haney- Pat Buttram.
And their QB *isn’t* a rapist.
I find it odd, too.
I’m looking forward to a great game. Next to the Packers I like the Steelers.
Its not a measure of how many fans the team has. Its more like the Fort Worth Cowboys being “americas team”.
The Raider nation name has been around for some time and they earned that tag. It was given to them by the lamestream media.
You are welcome to call yourself the steeler nation but you deserve your very own “tag”, not one stolen from Al Davis.
Yeah, but they say Roethlisberger has matured lately- which means he hasn’t raped anyone in the last few weeks
Sorry...but John Facenda of NFL Films coined the term ‘Steeler Nation’ to describe the rabid, national fan base of the Black and Gold in 1975...Oakland Al started ‘marketing’ those ‘Black Hole’ sections in the 1980s. The rap songs came even later.
Great video! I played 18 holes at Laurel Valley two years ago with Rocky Blier.
I’ve been with the Steelers so long that even when we lost we felt we won by counting how many of the other team were carried off the field.
Then in 1969 we drafted Joe Green. The rest is Steeler history!
A true religion in the city of Pittsburgh. The 70’s were one heck of a lot of fun in that town.
Is he on the 12 step program?
I doubt it
Packers are the winners in advance for being humane and helping homeless pets.
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