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Steelers Nation revving up (prayer; admittance to the gates of seven)
Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Feb 6, 2011 | Karen Kaneh

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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Daily Prayer; Religion; Sports
KEYWORDS: blitzburgh; gopack; packers; steelers; superbowl
"May the Steel Curtain descend upon those heads of cheese, reducing them to crumbled Roquefort, so that by thy divine intervention, they may be sent packing even unto the Bay of Green."

Harrison has 100,000 reasons to make Roquefort today. GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 posted on 02/06/2011 10:44:16 AM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager
Headed out to Shop n' Save to pick up the sandwich ring for tonite's party. Go Steelers!
2 posted on 02/06/2011 10:53:15 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: mmanager

How can you root for the sports finance arm of the Baraqqi regime?

I mean Rooney contributed so much they made him ambassador to Ireland.


3 posted on 02/06/2011 10:54:41 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: mmanager
Meanwhile, in Baltimore...

HeH HeH.

4 posted on 02/06/2011 10:59:17 AM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: nascarnation

“How can you root for the sports finance arm of the Baraqqi regime?

I mean Rooney contributed so much they made him ambassador to Ireland.”

If I have to explain you wouldn’t understand anyway.


5 posted on 02/06/2011 11:00:38 AM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager
If I have to explain you wouldn’t understand anyway.

this sounds like Nancy Pelosi.

"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”

Nan I thought you were a 49ers fan?

6 posted on 02/06/2011 11:07:51 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: mmanager

If Obozo is for them it is the kiss of death. That formula is 100% correct for any sports team since he started to mess things up in March of ‘09.


7 posted on 02/06/2011 11:17:20 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: nascarnation

Sorry your team didn’t make it to big show.


8 posted on 02/06/2011 11:17:24 AM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager
BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR STEELER FANS!- GO PACKERS!!
9 posted on 02/06/2011 11:20:03 AM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: mmanager
Regardless of what the final score is tonight, the Packers still suck. Always have. Always will.

Go Steelers.

10 posted on 02/06/2011 11:23:11 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Dem Guard

Green Bay saved the country millions of dollars and unimaginable amounts of carbon emissions by President Obama, his wife, his dog and 50 car entourage, by beating Chicago. I gotta go for Green Bay just for that reason.


11 posted on 02/06/2011 11:25:12 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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What I don’t understand is why wouldn’t Baraq want to be at the SB anyway - to hang with the Rooneys? This guy never misses a shot to be in the limelight?


12 posted on 02/06/2011 11:27:32 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: mmanager

Theres only one nation, Raider Nation
You guys can be the Steeler union


13 posted on 02/06/2011 11:29:08 AM PST by winodog (Jesus is the answer)
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To: RedMDer

LOL! The chili is cooking away in the crock pot. It smells amazing. GO PACK GO!


14 posted on 02/06/2011 11:31:03 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Hmmm. Chili and what a great day for it!


15 posted on 02/06/2011 11:33:11 AM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: mmanager

It’s not that hard to understand. He donated about 30k to a committee that supported the Obama campaign and wrote a heartfelt letter to the Pittsburgh Tribune (April 14, 2008) in which he said how much the USA needs Senator Obama, cited his 20 years of public service, and how he inspired him (Rooney) with his “new ideas and fresh perspectives.”

Now he’s the U.S. Envoy to Ireland and doing what he can to advance the Administration’s agenda.


16 posted on 02/06/2011 11:35:27 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: RedMDer
It's great football food.


17 posted on 02/06/2011 11:35:36 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nascarnation

Considering the economy, the troubles in Egypt, the inconvenience to fans, his once again falling poll numbers and the weather- especially the fact Texas was trying to buy electricity from Mexico, might have deterred our great leader a bit- although he’s usually pretty deaf to that kinda stuff. If the Bears had made it, then Obama would have had a ready made excuse and he wouldn’t have taken too much heat for going.


18 posted on 02/06/2011 11:41:42 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: Krankor

the NCAA final four is in Houston this year
maybe Baraq will stop in for that
I think he’s more of a bballer anyway, LOL


19 posted on 02/06/2011 11:46:09 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: winodog
Theres only one nation, Raider Nation

Aren't they those guys that make bagels and hate the Jooos? :)

20 posted on 02/06/2011 11:50:25 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: nascarnation

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.


21 posted on 02/06/2011 11:54:23 AM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: winodog

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.


22 posted on 02/06/2011 11:55:25 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Newt Gingrich, he would rather sit on a couch with Nancy Pelosi, than stand with Sarah Palin.)
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To: Krankor

Not sure.
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.


23 posted on 02/06/2011 11:58:19 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

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.


24 posted on 02/06/2011 12:05:27 PM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: Krankor

And their QB *isn’t* a rapist.


25 posted on 02/06/2011 12:06:14 PM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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To: mmanager
A Steeler wing in the hall of fame!

Get psyched!


26 posted on 02/06/2011 12:06:21 PM PST by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2010)
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To: nascarnation

I find it odd, too.


27 posted on 02/06/2011 12:08:51 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: Krankor

I’m looking forward to a great game. Next to the Packers I like the Steelers.


28 posted on 02/06/2011 12:11:43 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

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.


29 posted on 02/06/2011 12:15:36 PM PST by winodog (Jesus is the answer)
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To: mmanager
A Steeler wing in the hall of fame!

Get psyched!


30 posted on 02/06/2011 12:19:49 PM PST by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2010)
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To: mmanager
A Steeler wing in the hall of fame!

Get psyched!


31 posted on 02/06/2011 12:20:03 PM PST by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2010)
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To: BenKenobi

Yeah, but they say Roethlisberger has matured lately- which means he hasn’t raped anyone in the last few weeks


32 posted on 02/06/2011 12:21:00 PM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: winodog

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.


33 posted on 02/06/2011 12:27:28 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Newt Gingrich, he would rather sit on a couch with Nancy Pelosi, than stand with Sarah Palin.)
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To: They'reGone2000

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!


34 posted on 02/06/2011 12:27:47 PM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager

A true religion in the city of Pittsburgh. The 70’s were one heck of a lot of fun in that town.


35 posted on 02/06/2011 12:31:47 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Krankor

Is he on the 12 step program?


36 posted on 02/06/2011 12:33:48 PM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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To: mmanager

37 posted on 02/06/2011 12:35:27 PM PST by agrace
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To: mmanager

Go Steelers!!


38 posted on 02/06/2011 12:37:29 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: BenKenobi

I doubt it


39 posted on 02/06/2011 12:41:27 PM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: mmanager

Packers are the winners in advance for being humane and helping homeless pets.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 12:45:01 PM PST by MarMema
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To: mmanager

Rooting for the Packers and Number 13, Seven more than the Steelers!


41 posted on 02/06/2011 12:49:43 PM PST by factmart
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To: mmanager

” Steelers owner endorses Obama”

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/04/steelers_owner.html


42 posted on 02/06/2011 12:50:01 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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” Steelers owner endorses Obama”

Not today my FRiend. It’s about the guys on the field.

Go play with yourself.


43 posted on 02/06/2011 1:06:16 PM PST by mmanager
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It’s about the guys on the field.

Oh you mean like these guys?

http://www.wtae.com/r/21662954/detail.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/bellantoni/2008/Aug/29/steelers-coach-said-obama-brightened-bad-day/

44 posted on 02/06/2011 1:15:05 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: mmanager

In the interest of preserving folks from riots and overturned cars, I think a Packers win may be more apropos. Thankfully Chicago is already out of the picture.


45 posted on 02/06/2011 1:23:22 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: trisham

I hope The Claymaker reduces Big B. to jello.


46 posted on 02/06/2011 2:13:08 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: mmanager
Then in 1969 we drafted Joe Green. The rest is Steeler history!

In 1969 Art Rooney hired Charles Henry Noll and the rest was Steeler history. Mean Joe was one of Chuck Nolls first excellent draft choices.

47 posted on 02/06/2011 2:30:34 PM PST by metalurgist (I Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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That too!


48 posted on 02/06/2011 5:33:52 PM PST by mmanager
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