Friday, January 9, 2009

Here We Go, Steelers!

Well, here we go again. The Steelers are in the playoffs. If no one has ever told you, Pittsburgh is definitely a sports town. And when the Steelers make the playoffs, which seems very often in the past few years, look out!

There are Steelers shirts everywhere. And Steeler hats, jackets, pants, magnets, flags, posters, signs, cakes, cookies, songs, etc. On and on. Today was Steeler day in all the schools. My kids, who all attend different schools (middle, elementary, etc), had to wear Steeler gear. And almost nobody forgets to dress up because everyone owns at least one Steeler shirt. And if you do forget, you really stick out!

The closer the Steelers get to the Super Bowl, the crazier the town becomes. The County Court House has a "Terrible Tree" out in front, decorated in "Terrible Towels" and other Steeler items. Signs go up everywhere. The news and the papers cover everything the Steelers say or do. The frenzy increases with each passing day before the next game.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Steelers and all the craziness that goes with being a fan. Even though I grew up in the South, whenever we could catch a Steeler game, the family watched it. I just didn't realize the scope of Steeler mania until I moved here :)

Even the famed bridges and underpasses in the "City of Bridges" aren't safe from Steeler fans. It's all in good fun and everyone goes along with it. I just hope they win and go on to the Super Bowl. As crazy as this city gets over the Steelers winning, they crash just as hard when they lose. So....Here We Go, Steelers!

"If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler."
-Jack Lambert, 1990 HoF Introduction.

"We're a road team. We're the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have fans everywhere.”
-Troy Polamalu, Steeler Defensive Player


Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Are they going to be playing my Giants? Not to brag, but we did win the Superbowl last year...

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Not this year....hehe!

CountryDew said...

I haven't watched football in a long time. I used to but then ... I'm not sure what happened. Costs extra on the satellite, maybe? I do try to watch the Superbowl occasionally but mostly now for the commercials.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

My father was a Steeler fan and that is how I got the bug. We could only catch the nationally televised games in Danville. It's still that way, according to my brother, who lives in VA. The Superbowl is always fun to watch and those commercials are too funny!

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

You're not going to throw it up in my face about the games the other day, are you? lol

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Me? No way :)