Friday, January 30, 2009

Pittsburgh Steelers

I grew up on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania typically guarantees a couple of things:
1) You will inherit the rather grating local accent,
2) You will worship the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I've been trying to discard the accent all my life, with varying success, but I will always love the Pittsburgh Steelers! Football is huge in Western Pennsylvania anyway, but the Steelers have appeared in SIX Superbowls--winning five--and Pittsburgh LOVES its home team. On Sunday they will take on the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa for the national championship: Superbowl XLIII.

Having moved away from Pennsylvania after college, my husband and I have cheered on the Steelers mostly alone. But this year, I've re-connected with many of my Pittsburgh friends via facebook, so every day I receive event requests encouraging me to join the "Terrible Towel" or "Super Bowl Bound Wave."
So Sunday evening, I will watch the big game, enthusiastically waving my Terrible Towel, admiring Hines Ward's smile and checking out Troy Polamalu's (USC 03!) cute little ass. Also, seeing my team win a sixth Superbowl. Go Steelers!


M.Lane said...

Go Steelers! As a life-long Packers fan married to a Steelers fan you know who I am cheering for [despite my great admiration for Kurt Warner].

BTW, the Irish Redhead agrees re Mr. P.

AND I loved your "things I love in January piece".


Kelli said...

Go Steelers! I will be shopping with a client so I won't be able to watch the game but I will be thinking positive thoughts for you and your team!

Maggie May said...

oh tomorrow my husband will be glued

Bee said...

So you are from Pittsburgh? Interesting.

You might find this hard to believe, but I had NO IDEA who was playing in the Super Bowl until I read your post. We are, however, having chili tonight . . . the urge to make it must have come from some cosmic wave being sent over from the home country!

Kelli said...

CONGRATS on your big win today! I am sure you were on the edge of your seat towards the end of the game. ;)
Stay warm this week!

Bee said...

So were you partying big last night? (he he)