Posts Tagged ‘pittsburgh steelers’

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]

Christina Aguilera the national bumble (Super Bowl XLV)

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Our new controller, slave driver, and oppressor ( is allowing The Rant Files to make a few cameos.  After watching the Super Bowl, they felt the need was justified (and not because the Steelers lost).  BTW – there will be an article honoring Coach Mike Tomlin on there later today.  Make sure you check it out.

OK … on to the subject of the actual post.  In regards to that, one quick question:


No, not WTF? but …


You have heard many times SWB praising Christina for her natural talent that has been extremely well trained over the years.  We have heard her sing a greatly diverse genre of songs, and are trying to comprehend how at this point she allowed herself to completely embarrass her country – not to mention Pittsburgh, and Wexford.

Wait, we think we’ve figured it out ……

Miss Aguilera was replaced with Little Miss “I’m The S**t” Diva.

Christina Aguilera is effectively gone … her abilities totally overshadowed by the embarrassment she brought to her country by letting her ego take over and totally trash our national tune.

There just isn’t a screen big enough to fit a picture of the clueless award we would like to present to Christina, and honestly even if we hit the lottery we wouldn’t have enough money to ship a trophy that big to her.

Christina, honey (we are using that word in a demeaning fashion for effect), you might want to consider taking some of the millions you’ve made from sales to Americans and run a nation prime time TV ad apologizing to your country.

One the bright side … she did do a great job of making her friend Britney Spears look like a professionally trained classical vocalist.

Click Here for the Reuters article via Yahoo!


PS – We really don’t know what was more embarrassing – the blunder that was Christina during the Super Bowl, or the fact that the local media praised her with exception to singing and incorrect line.  Geez.

Karyon Nightly

Hello SWB readers, I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Karyon Nightly, one of the writers for the website  Since we are taking control of SWB, I wanted to let you in on what we are planning on doing to move the site into something that can accompany S.P. as a blog.  SWB has a strong sarcastic and cynical side to it as most of the rant blogs did that started out around the mid 2000’s.  SWB will be that part of S.P. for those little sarcastic articles that we want to have fun with, but may not want to publish on the main site.  Here is what we are planning so far (there are many minds at work, so this may change from time to time):

  • We will be deleting any blog entries from SWB that may have too strong of an opinion, or quite frankly don’t any longer apply to issues in the city.
  • We will be toning down the sarcasm and strong opinions – we are not censoring, but challenging our writers to be as effective as SWB was, but with more creativity and good writing.
  • Although sarcastic, cynical, and a little ranty … we want to try to make our articles readable by all Pittsburghers and outsiders.

Keep in mind, just because we are making SWB a little nicer to fit in with Sophisticated Pittsburgh, that doesn’t mean if you deserve a slap to the face we won’t give it anymore.

We’ll still cover things like Pittsburgh politics, The Steelers, The penguins, enjoyable moments from the council, the Strip District, the wonderful roads, etc, etc.

more later ….




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.


It’s the first day of Spring (training)

April 20, 2009 Leave a comment

swbbreaking1… and a few Steeler vets forgot to show up. Isn’t that kind of like a teacher not showing up for the first day of school after summer break?

Hopefully this isn’t a sign of the Steeler’s discipline breaking apart of the showing up of big heads that they don’t need to show up. I remember where that attitude got the Steelers previously. Anyway, it’s probably not that … super star sports figures *never* get big heads.

Supposedly a few flights got canceled, Willie Parker’s dog ate his plane ticket, Troy’s hair got stuck in the Taxi door, etc. 🙂 Honestly we don’t know if Willie has dog or not … but it sounded good, and we just couldn’t resist picking on Troy because he’s an all-around good guy.

For those Steelers fans … Click Here for the latest article by Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


PS – Good luck this year from SWB … and if yinz have an overabundance of tickets you know where to send ’em.

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?