Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hell. Yes.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Steelers blog, Blog 'n' Gold, a reader sent this info:
"Many B'more local bars are posting signs saying no Steelers fans allowed for the game. ... Not the most gracious of hosts....


I'm heading to Canton later today to take in the game and I can only hope this rumor is true, but I'm not totally sold. Baltimore's bars have a reputation of being all too hospitable to the opposition, especially when the Yankees and Red Sox are in town. The Baltimore Sun published an article (that I'm too lazy to look up) about this trend, and I was at one Orioles game when the Red Sox were in town last season and the CAMDEN Pub, of all places, was hosting a Boston College alumni event and was chock full of pink Boston hats and stupid VARITEK jerseys with the hockey captain's C on the front and the erroneously-displayed name on the back. But that's a topic for another day.

Here's hoping for a Steelers-fan-free evening at Lager's.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Disappointing sight at tonight's Caps game

I'm covering the Caps-Bruins game tonight for DC Sports Box, and sitting in the press box I see a woman who, by all apparent measures, is rooting for the Capitals tonight, yet she wore a Pittsburgh Steelers ROETHLISBERGER jersey to the game.

Maybe (likely) I'm oversensitive about this stuff, but why are you wearing Pittsburgh's black and gold to a game against the BRUINS. Ignoring the fact that you're wearing a football jersey to a hockey game, AND that the jersey represents neither city involved in the game ... you're supposed to be rocking the red, not pimping the opposition's colors just because one of your other teams has a game tomorrow. Ridiculous.

P.S. we hate Pittsburgh in the Verizon Center. Your Steelers jersey implies Penguin allegiances that just cannot be tolerated in our building.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dreading a possible All-Pennsylvania Super Bowl

I've read a few blogs and columns talking about how awesome the looming "All-Pennsylvania Super Bowl" would be, but ignoring my obvious Ravens fan bias, who would it really be that great for?

Remember the Subway Series in 2000? Yeah. That crap sucked for everyone outside of the tri-state area. This would be no different.

The only people pumped for a Keystone State showdown in Super Bowl XLIII are the 6 million people who live in the Philly metro area, the 12 people who live in Pittsburgh, and the 15 million people who USED to live in Pittsburgh but now live in real cities across the country while still harping on and on about good ol' Western PA and making every sports bar in the country a wasteland of missing teeth, awful accents and black-and-gold-and-buffalo-wing-sauce-covered beer bellies on Sundays.

No thanks.