As a Steelers season ticket holder since 1972, I read with much dismay the Jan. 24 article about the availability of Super Bowl tickets for some local and state politicians ("Political Football: Steelers Tickets Hard to Get").
I have entered and lost the lottery held by the Steelers in 2001, 2004 and this year, and no one from the Steelers has offered me a ticket. Assuming that the Steelers get only so many tickets, why wouldn't they make most or all of them available to -- as the Steelers organization constantly refers -- "the greatest fans in the NFL"?
We all know Plan B built the stadium and that the season ticket holders' seat licenses financed it. Yet the Steelers may offer Super Bowl tickets to politicians who did not have to participate in the same lottery that all season ticket holders had to.
The Steelers organization should rethink this policy as it applies to favored politicians and put the tickets in the hands of the greatest fans in the NFL.