Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Steelers Are Officially North America's Team (Kinda)

Today I was listening to Tirico & Van Pelt as I normally do and they started off by rehashing the the Monday night game between the Steelers & Redskins. They talked about the dominance of the Steelers defense as well as Byron Leftwich stepping in to relieve Ben, but the big story to them was the fact that Steeler fans took over Fedex Field. lol It was so bad that the Redskins had to go to a silent snap count in their own stadium! I guess they have not been paying attention to how Steeler fans take over damn near every stadium they go to. Anyway, their mystification prompted me to fire off a quick e-mail. To my shock my little sentence was read on national radio and the phrase "The Pittsburgh Steelers are North America's Team" was broadcast over national airwaves!!!!!

Move the movement my friends!

In order to hear my moment of glory you can fast forward to the 34:25 mark. :)

Redskins on the Fan Turnout: "Disappointed"

D.C. Sports Bog

By Dan Steinberg

By the end of this morning's open locker room, every Redskins player was being asked about the Pittsburgh fan invasion. You know, the one that prompted Michael Wilbon to write this:

The Steelers left town with a victory, with Roethlisberger also smiling and not seriously hurt, and with the Redskins licking their wounds after what felt like a loss on the road. From the racket made and "Terrible Towels" being waved, Leftwich might have thought he was playing in Pittsburgh, since between 15,000 to 20,000 Steelers fans snapped up tickets and promptly took over FedEx Field in their black road jerseys. It really gets a little tiresome hearing how great Redskins fans are, only to see fans of the Cowboys or Steelers or Eagles commandeer FedEx Field. Really, they're a very average lot, at best.

Ouch. By the way, nothing like watching Redskins fans from the stands turn their backs to the field so they can take cell phone pictures of Wilbon in the press box.

Anyhow, my original estimate of 15 percent Yinzers? Way, way, way off, according to the team.

"50-50," H.B. Blades guessed.

"it sounded like 50-50 from the noise they were making, but maybe 60-40," Fred Smoot said.

"it might have been half, I don't know, it might have been 40-60," Randy Thomas said.

"40?" guessed Casey Rabach. "When I looked at the stands after the game, there wasn't many red, there was a lot of [bleeping] black though."

"I have no clue, but there was a lot of black," Mike Sellers said. "A lot of it."

Rabach said he asked for the silent count in the second quarter, and that he and Jason Campbell used it about a half-dozen times. Why?

"I couldn't [bleepin'] hear him," Rabach said.

Go to Washington Post's D.C. Bog For The Full Article.


Angela said...

It's because the Steelers are awesome!

8thlight said...

Damn straight! :)

Pass it along Steelers = North America's Team! lol

Anonymous said...


The Dallas Cowboys are America's Team!

And you know this...maaaan! ;-)


Anonymous said...

all i can say about how the steelers really are the most loved team in america is that one time i was at a jacksonvile/ baltimore game in jacksonville and dang if there werent about 1000 people or so in steelers clothes! why were they even there? who were they rooting for? ive never seen a 3rd team ever represented in a game like that before in my life. i think that says enough

8thlight said...

@ Huss

Thanks for the contribution! Sounds like there must have been playoff implications or something. lol