A pristine evening for preseason football in Pittsburgh.
Meet Hines Ward Martin, a licensed therapy dog owned by Jim Martin of the North Side. According to Jim Martin, Hines, who had a broken left rear leg as a puppy, was named by a group of Steelers who went to the Western Pa. Humane Society some 5 years ago looking for pups. They named all of the puppies in the place after players, and Hines name stuck after he was adopted. Jim Martin now takes Hines to Allegheny General Hospital to cheer up the pateints there.
Cool t-shirt, but how does this change when the Bills eventually move to Toronto ... "I Maple Leaf Football"?
Det. Scott Hiltner, of the Egg Harbor (N.J.) Police Department, and his son, Scott Jr. This was young Scott's first Steelers game. The Hiltners took in a Pirates game on Thursday and Scott Sr. will run in the Steelers 5K Sunday.
Quite possibly the only fanbase in America where someone would spend $100+ on an authentic throwback jersey for the punter.
The lovechild of Carrie & Terry Bradshaw?
The Terrible skirts. They need to pair up with the Terrible Tube Top girl.
"Hi, customer service, can you please point me to the gift shop? I desperately need to replace this decade old jersey of an inconsequential Steeler. Can you believe I bought this thing? Me neither."
Now that, people, is some kind of tattoo.
Kanye West? No, just a jersey foul of the highest order.
Another jersey foul. This has great potential, except that its a 1976-era throwback (as evidenced by the bicentennial patch on the right shoulder). The excellent AJR patch on the left shoulder is one the Steelers wore during the 1988 season to commemorate the life of the Chief. And Jack Lambert retired in 1984. So this jersey, unfortunately, is an anachronistic error. Wearer's heart is in the right place and gets an "A" for effort but an "F" for execution.
<<Heavy sigh>> Can Congress please pass a law against getting your own last name on the back of jersey? Even if its a gift from a dying relative, you say thank you, and tack it to the game-room wall. You don't wear it in public. The only time this is possibly acceptable, is if you choose the number "00" becasue then it's kind of a gag. But not the number of a deceased Steeler legend, which hasn't been issued since he left the team.
Another very cool Burgh-centric t-shirt, from this place.
Nice reminder of the Super Bowl XL run ...
Throwback jersey of the night, Buffalo category.
Throwback jersey of the night, Pittsburgh category.
The conversion van of champions.
Now this is how you tailgate. Watching the game, boatside, like a drive-in (float-in?) movie.
New G-20 sign on Mt. Washington. Should say: "Pittsburgh Welcomes the World*! (*unless, by world, this includes Baltimore fans)"
"When the lights, go down, in the city ..." 12 more days 'til the games count ... Bye now.