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Harrison’s 100 Yards


“Big Play by Steelers’ Harrison Took His (and Others’) Breath Away”

Read the full article here.

‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl

‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl, when along the gulf shore,
Steelers fans were praying for “just one more;”

The players were nestled all snug in the sack,
With visions of the first NFL Six-Pack;

Coach Tomlin was young, but wise for his years,
So I drifted off to sleep without any fears;

When at the stadium there arose some strange chatter,
The Cardinals feared, what was the matter;

We heard “Okel Dokel”, we heard “Double Yoi,”
We jumped from our beds, our hearts jumped for joy;

He stood at the fifty with a grin ear to ear,
Steelers fans everywhere started to cheer;

Then in an instant to our surprise,
This little old man had tears in his eyes;

He went to the booth and there took his chair,
While Terrible Towels waved in the air;

Then over the airwaves came his shrill voice,
The Steelers Nation began to rejoice;

He said, “I am back, but you know I can’t stay,
I just had to see my Steelers play;

From my home up above, I have a great view,
But I wanted to celebrate here with you;

So bring on the Birds, we’ll send them a flyin’,
On the way back to Phoenix, they will be cryin’;

Ben, Hines, Troy, Jeff and all of the rest,
No matter the outcome, to me you’re the best;”

The airwaves went silent, the stadium still,
Was this just a dream, it seemed so real;

In our team we have faith, in our team we have hope,
But the game’s not the same without Myron Cope.

Written by: A.K. Young

‘one for the other thumb’


Some genius decided to take Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and change the lyrics a bit. The result is much better than some of the other Steelers parodies I’ve seen out there. Check out the website to listen to the whole song as well as a transcript of the lyrics.

Steelers Pep Rally

The Pittsburgh Zoo gets ready for the Super Bowl!

Our Father who art in Pittsburgh


The Steelers Prayer:

Our Father who art in Pittsburgh,
Football be thy game.
Thy kingdom come,
Five Super Bowls won,
On earth as it is at Heinz Field.
Give us this day, a playoff victory
and forgive us our penalties,
As we defeat those who play against us,
But lead us into victory
And deliver us to Tampa.


(By the way, does anyone know where I can find these M&Ms?)

Sandwiches, anyone?

Pennsylvania Gov Rendell is betting sandwiches on a Pittsburgh-Philadelphia Superbowl.

“He will bet cheese steaks to go to a Pittsburgh-area senior center as well as a Pittsburgh-area homeless shelter if the Steelers win and Primanti (Bros.) sandwiches to go to a Philadelphia homeless shelter and senior center if the Eagles win,” Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo said.

Read more here at the Guardian.

Rose Bowl

The shoes and whistle belonging to Penn State coach Joe Paterno are seen as he sits before practice for the Rose Bowl Game in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. Penn State plays Southern California in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Rose Bowl: PSU – USC

Penn State-USC clash set for 95th Rose Bowl


University Park, Pa. — The teams that played in the first Rose Bowl game in the present Rose Bowl Stadium are set to collide in the 95th renewal of the “Granddaddy of Them All.”

Big Ten Champion Penn State (11-1) and Pac-10 Champion Southern California (11-1) on Sunday (Dec. 7) were selected for a clash of Top 10 powers in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi. The contest will be played Jan. 1, 2009, at the Rose Bowl Stadium (88,500) in Pasadena, Calif. The game will kick at 5:10 p.m. Eastern Time and air on ABC, ESPN Radio and the Penn State Sports Network.

The Redskins and the Election

From CBS News:

If the Washington Redskins win their last home game before election, it means the incumbent party will get to stay in the White House. Since 1936, except for 2004, the outcome of that game has correctly predicted the winner of the race. For superstitious John Kerry supporters, the Redskins’ defeat in that contest was reason to celebrate. Equally superstitious backers of President Bush had cause to worry. The Redskins lost to the Green Bay Packers in the 2004 tilt, but Mr. Bush won, anyway! This year, the Skins are home to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Monday Night Football the night before the election.

So not only am I cheering for the Steelers to win for all of the normal reasons, but also because I want Obama to win the election!

Penn State 13; Ohio State 6

In case you have been living under a rock, Penn State football is doing pretty well this year. In fact, we are a beautiful undefeated 9-0, having already beaten rivals Michigan and Ohio State. But the icing on the cake came on Saturday when the team traveled to the dreaded land of the enemy and managed to pull off something that hadn’t been done since 1978: a Penn State victory in Ohio State’s stadium.

The video above is a montage that ABC played before the game which talks about JoePa and his long career with the team. It doesn’t need to be said how much he deserves this season, which may be his last, to be a memorable one.

By the way, you can watch a video of the 4,000+ riotors and corresponding police action back in State College that night over here on the Collegian‘s website.