Training Camp Tchotchkes

Written by Dan Gigler on .

Bunch of odds & ends from around the Steelersphere ... 

******PG reporter Robert Zullo writes today on Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's decision to loan the Heinz History Center a $40,000 crystal football, donated to the city by Kaufmann's to commemorate the Steelers Super Bowl XL win. But before handing over the piece Peduto, did his best Immaculate Reception impersonation for WDVE's "Francoing for Steelers tickets" contest which ends tomorrow. 

Needless to say, Hizzoner owned it. 

peduto franco

******Pittsburgh Dad makes his annual visit to Steelers camp ... worth watching for the number retiring joke at the end ... 

******If you're headed to Steelers camp, here's a new place nearby to try for a bite to eat before or after.

******Although they've easily been one of the most successful teams of the last decade, at the same time Steelers losses can be particularly hard to take and Football Outsiders explains that there is definitely a reason for this:  

Pittsburgh fans have probably been saying “if only” a lot over the past few years. The Steelers have had an opportunity for a game-winning drive in 14 of their last 16 losses. Over the past decade, no team has been as likely to lose close as the Steelers. Nearly 80 percent of their losses since 2004 featured a fourth-quarter comeback and/or game-winning drive opportunity ... The league average is 57.7 percent.

******One of the best original Steelers humor blogs, One for the Other Thumb, has reinvented itself in Tumblr format with some excellent photoshop pics, among other content:

OFTOT photoshop  

******Speaking of pictures, here are a bunch of Steeler-related pics of snapped with my over the past year-plus, but could never find a way to work them into this blog, starting with a Tattoo of the Zombie Apocolypse Myron Cope, belonging to Adam Piscatelli of Dive Bar Lawrenceville

zombie myron

Bunch of Steelers license plates ... 

plate six4

plate still

plate lers

plate vi

And finally a few vintage T-shirts (the second one in particular is excellent) ... 

shirt XXX

shirt 70s

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