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PHOTO OF THE DAY
THE 2008-09 HERE WE GO VIDEO
A question I asked nearly a year ago about this picture finally gets answered:
--The Steelers are on the cover of SI...again. That's a hat trick for the '08-09 season. I'd say there's room for one more. [Kiss 96.1]
--Don't miss DVE's Super Bowl Pep Rally Thursday the 22nd at Diesel. Doors open at 6:30, and real, live Steelers should be in the house. [WDVE]
--The Game Ball from the AFC Championship went to...Barack Obama. And it was personally delivered by Dan Rooney. Now that's a collectible. [PG]
--Pittsburgh food is being shipped all over the country for Super Bowl parties, so you can now get Isaly's chipped ham anywhere in America for the big game. Whew! [Trib]
--Big article on Limas Sweed and his federal bailout of Goat status by Kevin Gorman. Say what you want, but Steeler fans will not forget that anytime soon. Ask Plaxico Burress, who spiked a live football years ago, if Steeler fans forget plays. [Trib]
--Mike Tomlin's saving a spot on the bus for Hines Ward. And by bus I mean actual bus and not Jerome Bettis. [WTAE]
--Like a beautiful bride, the Steelers will wear white for their big day. [PG]
--Some Steeler players hated Mike Tomlin at first. Luckily, they were able to find it in their schedule to give their new coach a chance, and it seems to have paid off. [Fanhouse]
--Suddenly, ESPN Steeler whistleblower Matt Fish has gone silent. [PFT]
--John Clayton talks about his first 10 questions for SB43. Nowhere does he address the issue everyone is really talking about (well, at least on DVE) - the volume of strip clubs in Tampa. [ESPN]
--Says Michael Wilbon: "You want to know what quarterbacks in modern history (since 1950) have been better than Roethlisberger through five seasons? None. Nobody. Not Joe Willie Namath, not Joe Montana, nobody. Big Ben is the only quarterback to win 51 games his first five seasons. That's three victories better than Otto Graham, Dan Marino, Tom Brady and John Elway. If I had to win a game to save my own life I'd take Roethlisberger over everybody who played in the NFL this season, and that includes everybody named Manning. It's difficult to understand why the praise is so grudging." [Washington Post]
Personal Sidenotes: 1. That's an example of why I've always loved Wilbon. 2. Despite a second trip to the Super Bowl, there's still an awful lot of anti-Ben sentiment in Pittsburgh. Can anyone answer my question of WHY????
--Who wants to talk Super Bowl prop bets? Me, me! [Stock Lemon]
--Kurt Warner's wife no longer looks like Ivan Drago. That can only be a good thing. [Busted Coverage]
--Parallels between the Inauguration and the Cardinals' Super Bowl berth are discussed. If you can shoehorn William Ayers and David Boston in the same article, that deserves a link. [HHR]
--Update your bookmarks: The Pensblog has a new home on the Bloguin Blog Network. [The Pensblog]
--Speaking of the Pens, Cam Ward allowed just one goal and pretty much stonewalled the Pens in a 2-1 Carolina victory on Tuesday night. MAF stopped 38 shots, and Geno had our only goal. Rough way to go into the All-Star break, but hopefully the time off will do their health well.
The schedule resumes on the 28th against the Rangers. [ESPN]
--If I'm reading this correctly, Indian Pirates Rinku and Dinesh are going to Barry Bonds' house. That sounds promising. [Million Dollar Arm]
--It's from last week, but here's a must-read update on former Mountaineer sharpshooter Kevin Pittsnogle. [NY Times]
--Clemson fan tackles Wake Forest player - with video! [Yahoo!]
--Those gambling grids can get you in real trouble. [PennLive]
--Two Westminster football coaches were wrestling with each other and fell out a hotel window. Yikes. [WYTV]
--Joaquin Phoenix is now a rapper. Come on man, you were Johnny Cash! [Daily Stab]
--It's the craziest Robert Downey Jr. moments - video included! Yeah, Iron Man's had a few ups and downs to say the least. [Screen Junkies]
--TV Power Rankings? Yes, please. [Bullz-eye]
--The Travel Channel's Man vs. Food takes on Pittsburgh, and in this video, Primanti's:
I get lots of email, and there's only so many hours in the day to try and tackle it. Some of the better ones will be featured here.
[note: Whiteboard guy stays till the end of the season. He's a good luck charm.]
What you might not remember is the team that came 32nd in their rankings... that's right, our Superbowl opponents, the Arizona Cardinals." -- Sheel M.
--"In just another example of The Worldwide Leader's anti-Pittsburgh bias, take a look at this graphic that ESPN ran on its telecast of the Wake Forest-Clemson game that is currently taking place on ABC. They wanted to show that 2 of the 3 unbeatens in Divsion I College Basketball were in that game, while also mentioning the #1 ranked Panthers as the other team with no losses so far this season. Mind you that this is before Pitt's 6 PM tip-off at Louisville. I guess this is just wishful thinking on the part of the folks from Bristol." -- DJ P.
[note: I guess they got their wish]
--"There are about 7 or 8 of us displaced Pennsylvanians going to Tampa, so I was digging around on the Tampa craigslist for lodging options when I cam across this gem. As you can imagine, none of the ladies thought that this would be a good way for them to spend the weekend." -- Jared in Charlotte
Apparently the ad was taken down by Craigslist, but fear not, we have it in its original state:
female driver wanted for superbowl weekend - $1500
a group of four guys from out of town looking for a female driver for the weekend. if interested please email what type of car you have, a picture of yourself and what price you would charge for the weekend (friday night - monday morning). we are just looking for somebody fun to drive us for the weekend, nothing creepy, just don't want a stuffy old man that we have to hang out with all weekend.
--"I assure you I was only watching DII women's basketball today because my alma mater, Shippensburg, was featured on the CBS College Sports channel. Anyway, during some crafty concession stand video work by the camera crew at halftime, I couldn't help but notice on the far right side of the screen a fellow Steeler fan sporting his love for the black and gold in none other than.....yup you guessed it.... a #14 jersey." --Jeff K., Carlisle, PA
--"I was watching the Pitt-Cuse game last night, and they made their obligatory screen shots of Santonio and Ben at the Pete. When they got to Big Ben, it appeared to me that he was holding a bowl of chocolate dippin dots. Can you use your powers to either confirm or deny this? Thanks!" -- Mike I., Philly via Upper St. Clair
--"I need your help. I saw your request for motivational videos for the AFC Championship and it caused me to search the internet for the Iron City Beer Commercial with the song - No you can't, no you can't, no you can't keep an Iron Man down, he's the heart, he's the heart, he's the backbone of this town. Any Pittsburgh sports fan of the late 80's/early 90's knows exactly what I'm talking about. Surprisingly, I wasn't able to find it.