June 15, 2009
The Pens’ big comeback in the Stanley Cup Final helped a South Side bar avoid some humiliation and turn the tables on its counterpart in Detroit.
It didn’t look good for Carson City Saloon when the Penguins fell behind 2-0 and 3-2 in the seven-game series. But the Pens stormed back to win the final two games against Detroit and take the cup back to Pittsburgh.
Under the terms of a bet, The Rock On 3rd in Royal Oak, Mich., has to hang a Penguins jersey outside for an entire day and send a picture of it to Carson City.
The Rock on 3rd also has to send Carson City a case of Stroh’s, Bell’s and Founder’s, plus a round of ribs and pizza.
If the Red Wings had won, Carson City would have been forced to give up a case of Iron City, IC Light and Yuengling, plus a round of pierogies and kielbasa.
Check out WTAE’s videos of Sheldon Ingram at Carson City on the night of Game 7 …
June 10, 2009
Game 7 is a winner-take-all affair for the Penguins and the Red Wings, but a related bet is a sure winner for fans in both Pittsburgh and Detroit.
Cupcake Station in Birmingham, Mich., challenged CoCo’s Cupcake Cafe in Shadyside to a competition to see who has more fans during the Stanley Cup Final.
Each place is selling tasty cupcakes in the home team’s colors. One sale counts as one goal, and whoever has the most goals at the end of the seven-game series is the winner.
Check out the CoCo’s Web site for more info.
Bethel Park’s Bethel Bakery is also getting into the spirit with its “No-Cut Stanley Cup Cake” made from 24 individual cupcakes.
June 9, 2009
Check out the “NBC lineup” for tonight, provided by a Red Wings fan …
Nice try, but we think Pens fans will like this one better…
June 8, 2009
Because of NBC restrictions, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final will not be shown on the big screen outside Mellon Arena.
A blogger for Hockeybuzz.com is calling on Penguins fans to contact the network and ask them to bring back the screen.
It’s highly unlikely, since the screen has already been disassembled and removed from its spot outside Gate 3.
But if you still want to make your voice heard, here’s the link.
You can see more about this story tonight on WTAE Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m.
June 4, 2009
Funny headline from TheOnion.com today… check out the link here -
Best quotes -
“The Steelers’ championship parade cost us roughly $6.5 million in street closures, float rental, security expenditures, and sanitation overtime—not to mention the incalculable loss of man-hours for our struggling local businesses,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. ‘Pittsburgh can’t afford to forget how the four Super Bowl parades we had in the 1970s were followed by mill closures, layoffs, and a decade-long recession. Let’s go Wings!”
“I did everything I could, but Sidney Crosby just refuses to not lay down and die,” said Detroit netminder Chris Osgood, who allowed only one goal in each of the first two games and took personal responsibility for the victories.
June 4, 2009
Our old buddy Chris Benson is back with some new Pens videos. (You may remember seeing his spoofs on Links N’@ during the Steelers’ Super Bowl run.)
Here’s his latest “Burghability” video with Big Bob and Mikey at Mellon Arena’s Trib Tron. (It’s a spoof of the Bud Light “drinkability” ads.)
And here’s a dramatic tribute vid, looking back at the playoffs so far. Pretty cool!
June 4, 2009
Detroit Free Press is at it again. Check out the “Don’t Touch Sidney” game on their Web site — complete with a tearful referee.
May 28, 2009
Detroit is wasting no time throwing out some Stanley Cup Final smack.
Check out this game on the Detroit Free Press’ Web site.
February 9, 2009
February 3, 2009
Just like we figured, the link we posted yesterday to Martin Cizmar’s trash-talking article drew a lot of angry feedback from Steelers fans.
And upon further review, it appears our man Martin is a Cleveland Browns fan. So, there you go.
(Thanks to blog readers Vicky and Scott for pointing that out.)
Here is a sample of some of your feedback to our last blog, “Phoenix Paper Trashes Steeler Fan Base.” All responses are copied and pasted from actual e-mails.
The article in the Phoenix Paper talking about Steeler fans, our city and Myron Cope is an absolute disgrace!! Myron Cope was a great, great man and to read what they said about him and our Steelers is beyond belief!! They got theirs!!
– Andrea Bandzuh
Its not worth it to be upset over this bashing of our fan base because we know the truth…and we know what team has the best fans around . Not many teams can boast they have a Steeler bar in every city….and we know what team has how many superbowl wins??? count them Arizona….SIX!!!!
I can think of six shining examples of why we should not find it necessary to respond to such obvious envy.
– Rick Reed
I was born in Pittsburgh, but I currently live in Charlotte North Carolina, and even there do a huge number Steeler fans walk the streets. This article was ovviously written by someone who does not understand the history of our city or the pride in our team. Win or lose Steeler fans proudly wear their Black and Gold, and even during a less successful season, tickets to games are near impossible to come by. This is something that a city like Phoenix wouldn’t understand. Do they stand by their team through thick and thin? Will they have sold out games when they start to lose again? My guess is no, they won’t, because they do not have the loyalty to their city or their team like Steeler fans do. They do not have a fan base spread across the country, and they probably never will because they will never feel the loyalty that Steeler fans feel towards their city and their team. The truth is that we get pumped up on gameday, and that black and gold is worn 365 days a year, not just when there is gameday, and that every single one of us wears the pride of our city where ever we go. In the Steel City, football isn’t just a game and excellence doesn’t happen by luck, it’s a tradition, and that’s something that a fairweather city like Phoenix will never understand.
This is ridiculous! I do NOT enjoy being called WHITE TRASH! I have lived in western pennsylvania my entire life and NEVER have I once lived in a trailer court. My Mom lives in Arizona and she is a steeler fan as well. Steeler nation definatly is even the whole way out there! They don’t know us and they don’t know who we are. Steeler nation is going to have an uprise once everybody gets ahold of this article! And I’m doing my best, I just printed it so I can take it home and show it to the rest of my family, which by the way are also Steeler fans.
– Briana Hill
Phoenix is fortunate to have such a strong Pittsburgh connection and possibly the reason they even made it to the Superbowl.
1. Coach Wisenhunt
2. Coach Grimm
3. Steve Breaston (who graduated with my daughter from Woodland Hills)
4. My daughter from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, now deployed to Southeast Asia.
We support the troops and our Steelers
– Laraine C Kozlowski
Born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Jersey, living in NC now, been a Steeler faithful all my life. This article is what comes from a franchise and a city that has nothing to talk about. They came in 9-7 and played some great playoff football. Give them their due there. But the Steeler Nation comes from all walks of life, from blue collar to white collar, men, women, boys, girls. If this guy thinks Steeler Nation is only youtube, he needs to open his eyes to the world, we come from all nations, all races, all creeds. Articles like this do nothing but fire up Steeler Nation even more!!!
February 2, 2009
During all the pre-Super Bowl hype, most Steelers fans probably missed this article out of Phoenix.
If you haven’t read it yet, you should. It’s a pretty vicious assault on Steeler Nation.
We’re sure Pittsburgh fans will have plenty to say about it. You can share your comments with our sports department by using the feedback box on the top right side of this page.
By the way, here’s our official response to the article:
(They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, you know.)
January 30, 2009
A few Myron Cope fans forwarded this e-mail to us over the past week.
(And by “a few,” I mean, like about 100.)
So, as Pittsburgh heads into Super Bowl weekend, we figured we’d post it here for everyone to see. Enjoy!
‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl, when along the gulf shore,
Steelers fans were praying for “just one more;”
The players were nestled all snug in the sack,
With visions of the first NFL Six-Pack;
Coach Tomlin was young, but wise for his years,
So I drifted off to sleep without any fears;
When at the stadium there arose some strange chatter,
The Cardinals feared, what was the matter;
We heard “Okel Dokel”, we heard “Double Yoi,”
We jumped from our beds, our hearts jumped for joy;
He stood at the fifty with a grin ear to ear,
Steelers fans everywhere started to cheer;
Then in an instant to our surprise,
This little old man had tears in his eyes;
He went to the booth and there took his chair,
While Terrible Towels waved in the air;
Then over the airwaves came his shrill voice,
The Steelers Nation began to rejoice;
He said, “I am back, but you know I can’t stay,
I just had to see my Steelers play;
From my home up above, I have a great view,
But I wanted to celebrate here with you;
So bring on the Birds, we’ll send them a flyin’,
On the way back to Phoenix, they will be cryin’;
Ben, Hines, Troy, Jeff and all of the rest,
No matter the outcome, to me you’re the best;”
The airwaves went silent, the stadium still,
Was this just a dream, it seemed so real;
In our team we have faith, in our team we have hope,
But the game’s not the same without Myron Cope;
For more rhyming fun, check out our page of poems submitted by Steelers fans.
January 29, 2009
You’ve been asking for it, so here it is:
The 2008-09 version of Roger Wood’s classic “Here We Go” Steelers fight song, with all the updated lyrics.
Because players come and go, the song is updated every year … but the most famous line always remains the same:
“Pittsburgh’s goin’ to the Suuuuuuper Boooowl.”
(UPDATE: Thanks to the people who e-mailed us to say that the song is available for purchase at Amazon.com. It’s also on a CD at steelersfightsong.com.)
January 28, 2009
How sweet is this … a Steelers remix of Kanye West’s “Heartless.”
It’s available for download through B94’s Web site. Just right-click on this link and choose “save target as.”
Super Bowl spoofs can usually get way cheesy, but Steelers fans are doing a really good job with it this year.
We have a page full of links to the best songs. Give them a listen when you have some time to waste at work or school.
January 27, 2009
Super Bowl week just wouldn’t be right without a good controversy to grumble about, and there’s a hot one developing for Pittsburgh fans…
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon is disrespecting the Terrible Towel!
(Apparently, he didn’t read the open letter to Keith Bulluck. Scroll down a couple of posts to check that out.)
A new video on the Internet shows Gordon handing a yellow towel to the Cardinals’ mascot, a big red bird named Big Red. (So creative.)
The big fella wipes his armpit with the cloth and throws it to the ground and stomps on it — just like Bulluck and LenDale White did in the final moments of the Tennessee Titans’ blowout win over the Steelers last month.
And Gordon takes the towel and sneezes into it, like Jevon Kearse did in that same Titans-Steelers game.
The footage was shot Monday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, during a rally to send the Arizona Cardinals off to Super Bowl XLIII against the Steelers.
(You can watch the video here.)
So… we were going to be nice to the Cards because they have all those local ties to Pittsburgh on their roster. But they can forget about that now.