Posts Tagged ‘pittsburgh football’

It’s Monday, and there’s no mourning.

September 17, 2012 1 comment

They won …. which makes for a happy Monday.  Pic by Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.

Click Here for the PG Article.

The Steelers are off to a good start, which makes SWB happy.  When they lose, we have to suffer through the Monday morning mourning. You know, after a Steeler’s loss the traffic is slower, the coffee shop patrons take longer to pay for their drinks, road-rage is times ten, etc.

Everything changes when the Steelers win in Pittsburgh.

Now, if the the Steelers could rub off on the Pirates just a tad more.

Anyway … thanks Steelers … your win means less headaches for this weasel one this beautiful Monday mourning-less morning.



Kudos to Mike Tomlin

Some of the qualities of sophistication are class, elegance, and how a person carries them self.  These qualities are sometimes best seen in their true form when a person is in a position where they don’t get the best of what they were expecting.

That’s where Coach Tomlin was at the end of Super Bowl XLV.

From the point where Coach Tomlin greeted Coach McCarthy at the beginning of the game, throughout the play of the game, and even greeting his players individually after losing (and not chewing them out on national TV) he showed us what truly sophisticated person is like. [click here for remaining portion of article]

The Day After and the Road To Super Bowl 45

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Yinzers getting ready the morning after AFC championship

Yep, we won again.  Being the courteous people that Pittsburghers are, we gave them a link of Parma Sausage and a cheese sampler from Penn Mac as a consolation prize.  We believe them a worth opponent, but not good enough to get that cool metal trophy we’ll put on out shelves.

We’re on the way to Super Bowl 45, Ben could bring in the Steeler’s 7th ring in his 7th season, by number 7.  Think of the lottery possibilities here folks.  This is an important win for the city – it will bring even more international recognition of our city, the sport of American football, and people.  The more people come to our city, the more jobs come with them.  Considering that, even if you aren’t a sports fan, you might want to start rooting for The Steelers to get ring 7.


Harrison Is On!!

April 14, 2009 Leave a comment

swbbreaking1Linebacker James Harrison is signed!!

A little pricey, since he was previously cut by the Steelers at times, but signed at that.

If he can pull off close to what he did last year (the longest play in Super Bowl history that won us the game) and the fact that he is the 2008 defensive player of the year … I think we can lose complaining about the price tag for a bit (unless he doesn’t perform … then he’s fair game). If the announcement hasn’t been made official yet, that will happen soon.

Well, anyway he’s back to stay for at least six years.

Click Here for the article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Ed Bouchette and Colin Dunlap … and Click Here for the Tribune-Review’s article by Scott Brown.

And, of course …. the Pittsburgh Steelers Website.


PS – He’s getting a $20 million bonus … do you think he’d buy me new tires for my car?

My Dog The Steelers Fan

February 2, 2009 1 comment



No, Really …. It’s sad.

After working at the church I attend (I do some technical work there), I went home to feed the dogs and take them for a walk. My family was going to go back to the one auditorium our church has to watch the game (they have two ten foot screens). We relaxed a bit before going back. Once we were ready I ran up to our bedroom to change from one of my typical work shirts into a Steelers appropriate garment. When I went back down the stairs, my first dog paid no real attention to me (other than to make sure I didn’t have a treat in my hand), but my other dog (the boxer mix) upon seeing my Steelers shirt, raised all hair and started howling at me.

So I figure one of two things:

1. She’s a Cardinals fan – even though she gets her food, water, and shelter in Steeler’s Country.

2. Or, since she was originally a shelter dog, she was abused by a Steeler’s fan.

Now, I know how kind and caring Steeler’s fans are to animals (The Cardinals), so I have a bad feeling it’s actually number 1. **Groan** Maybe she’ll change over time.