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HERE WE GO! Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jets Playoff Game- Single Digits on the Thermometer Predicted

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Reporting from Pittsburgh- I put myself on assignment.       Saturday morning I was thinking about a post for Sunday’s game.  It was all blue sky and about ten degrees.  Got out of bed and drove through the Strip District on my way down to Heinz Field.  The guy who sold me the Croatian STEELERSFan T-shirts last year agreed to a shot. Fans lined up for breakfast outside DeLuca’s.   Dumptrucks were being filled with snow from the stadium parking lots. Rows of Porta-Potties stood empty, waiting for the Sunday tailgaters. Up in the stands I saw an army spreading salt left and right.  Went for coffee in Aspinwall afterwards and ended in the J & W Variety Store (EST. 1969)  where I purchased a tiny 99 cents pencil sharpener. Lots of STEELERS gear and accessories for sale. I asked if it would be okay if I photographed the display and the proprietor said – Sure!      Handed me a complimentary HERE WE GO button as I left.  Everyone’s pumped!  I read a letter to the editor (5th one down)in the Post-Gazette from the guy in the New England End Zone Militia asking us to drown out the JETS fans and win!   Similar to the players message to the fans click here– BE LOUD!!

11 responses

  1. laura

    I’ve never seen a handicap accessible port-a-potty. Go Steelers!

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    January 23, 2011 at 12:52 am

  2. Vincie

    Go Steelers!

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    January 23, 2011 at 8:04 am

  3. Piraino

    One can’t live in Pittsburgh and not be a Steeler fan.

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    January 23, 2011 at 9:11 am

  4. Lara

    You always come up with such cool ideas! Nice slide show of Steelers pictures!! Let’s GO STEELERS!!!

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    January 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    Now Ruthe – who do you know that wouldn’t be a steeler fan. Here we go!

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    January 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

  6. Everyone should be a FAN of something – it’s so much fun. Total dedication.

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    January 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

  7. erica

    The Game must be on Channel 11 – NBC ??
    The other Channel, 2-CBS? – has been advertising a special “Hawaii 5-0″ for tonight! Given the cold here, I find this very amusing!!! Think I’ll watch BOTH – divided loyalties, as always!!! :-)

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    January 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

  8. Kay Comini

    SUPER POST!!!!

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    January 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  9. Cj

    This was FANtastic Ruth. Here we go!!!!!!!!

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    January 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm

  10. Toni

    Whoo hooo!!! A Pittsburgh win!!! The Steelers are going to the Super Bowl!!!! Yippee!!!!

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    January 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm

  11. Marlene

    Great!

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    January 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

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