Hot Dog! The Steelers are going to the Super Bowl!

The super bowl is making our favorite Pittsburgh things even better! Here is the latest from out friends at Hot Dogma as they go all out for the black and gold!

1. Hot Dogma is thrilled to grill outdoors for the STEELERS PEP RALLY this Wednesday from 11am to 1 pm! Bring your terrible towel and join Hot Dogma, PNC Bank, and the WDVE crew PNC Plaza on Wood Street for free franks, Steelers themed condiments, and plenty of pep to go round!

2. Roethlisfurter Combo Just $3!
This Friday, in celebration of the Super Bowl, we’ll be offering the Roethlisfurter in a Combo Deal for just $3! That’s an all beef frank with golden peppers, black olives, and horseradish sauce, plus a side and a beverage! A deal that can’t be beat for a team that can’t be beat!

Seattle native loves Pittsburgh

Hi all,

Due to increasing traffic because of the STILLERS VICTORY we got off track and off our bandwidth for a few days. But we’re back with more juice! Thank you for your patience.

And on that note, check out the wonderful column below, which appeared in the Seattle Times. It speaks for itself! (Thanks to a friend and native Pittsburgher – now living in England! – for sending me the article.)

Editorials & Opinion: Friday, January 27, 2006
Guest columnist

Why this Seattle native is rooting for the Steelers

By Kathy M. Newman
Special to The Times

Don’t get me wrong. I love Seattle. And I grew up with the Seahawks.

Their franchise started in 1976 when I was 10 years old. Naturally, the peak year of my devotion to the Seahawks was 1983 � the season during which the Seahawks made it to the AFC Championship.

That fall I watched every game from a chair next to my father’s hospital bed. My father, Bill Newman, died of leukemia that December at the age of 40. A few weeks later, the Seahawks lost the AFC Championship to the Oakland Raiders. I abandoned the Seahawks for grief, for college, for graduate school, and, eventually, for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 1997, I got my Ph.D. in American Studies and was offered my first job as an English professor at Carnegie Mellon University. I was excited to be offered a job in a real city with hills, rivers, unions, history, bricks, brains and bridges. Pittsburgh, I thought, is what Seattle will be in 100 years if it’s lucky. Seattle, with its Microsoft billions, is like Pittsburgh 100 years ago, with its Carnegie/Fricke/Mellon/Scaife millions.
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Civic Cards

A friend (who isn’t from Pittsburgh) just sent me a link for the company below and wondered if it was for real.

I investigated the situation and had to respond in the affirmative. Yes, it’s the nerdiest thing ever. Yes, political junkies will flip. Yes, it’s more than you ever wanted to know about your Federal, State, County, Municipality, School Board representatives. Yes, it’s real.

WITNESS:


logo
cards

Yes, this is for real. You can seriously buy trading cards of local political leaders. They have all levels of government from federal to the school board. You can even plug in your city, ward, and district and pull up civic cards especially for your district.

I wonder if we can make a game out of this! Like Magic or Uno!

Except, instead of “Uno,” we can call it “Costa!” (Okay, maybe not. There’s always more than one of those.)

"Pittsburgh is Paris" says Denver columnist

This article is from the Denver newspaper – a columnist who first was not so complimentary of Pittsburgh came for a visit – Yinz might like Steeler Nation, after all

Of course we already know that Pittsburgh is great but sometimes it is really nice to see an outsider discovering Pittsburgh.

January 19, 2006
PITTSBURGH – This is not a bad town. Not at all. I swear it.

Now, can I come home, please?

People want a piece of me. I have over the past 12 hours heard from perhaps every single person in Colorado who once lived here.

How dare I call Pittsburgh “butt-ugly?” You would have thought I was describing their children.

Slowly, I am coming to understand.

The people here, I will admit, are some of the nicest folks I have encountered in a decade.

And even they will acknowledge – if they are the slightest bit liquored- up – what your eyes are screaming at you: The place is kind of grimy and, well, kind of ugly.

But even if it is (and, between you and me, it is) that is not, I am learning, the point.

Pittsburgh is old, northern industrial on its facade, but deep down, in its heart, it is Paris.
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Steelers fight songs to help fans sing team to victory

This article in the Post-Gazette last week features some of the Steelers Songs – “Steelers fight songs to help fans sing team to victory”

I thought I would include the lyrics to the Steelers fight song for your review

Stiller Fight Song (70’s version)

Da-Da-Da-Da-Ta-Da – Charge!

We’re from the town with that great football team,
We cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Chuck Noll and all his friends are all on the field.
Go out and get them Steelers.

Bradshaw, and Rocky, and Franco and Lynn,
We love you Pittsburgh Steelers.
It’s been many years in coming,
just keep that Steelers machinery humming

Defense, Defense, make them scramble, intercept that ball.
Defense, Defense, keeps the Steelers always best of all!
Mean Joe, Mean Joe, do your thing against the other team,
You start from year to year, we’re so glad you play here,
Now join with me, and sing the Steelers cheer-er-ER!

We’re from the town with that great football team,
We cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Winning’s a habit, not only a dream,
Go out and get them Steelers!

Gerela’s Gorrilas are here for the show,
and so is Franco’s Army,
It’s been many years in coming,
just keep that Steelers machinery humming.

Offense, Offense, take that football whole way up the field!
Offense, Offense, let’s score and score and never ever yield!
Franco, Franco, can you believe we have a running game?

The Steelers are so great, and so hard to overrate,
Good things, will come, to those who work and wait.

Charge!

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The Steeler Fight Song (1995) Lyrics

Artist: Jimmy Psihoulis

Music Type: Polka
Media: 45 rpm single
Publisher: J. P. Productions
Hermitage PA
Year: 1995 (Revised)

Da-Da-Da-Da-Ta-Da – Charge!

We’re from the town with the great football team.
We cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Winning’s a habit, not only a dream.
Go out and get them Steelers.

Yancey, and Andre, and Gary are here,
And so is Capers’ Army.
It’s been many years in coming
Just keep that Steelers machinery humming

Defense, Defense, Make them scramble, intercept that ball!
Defense, Defense, Keeps our Steelers always best of all!

Greg, Kevin, Woodson [something… ]
They’re back from year to year,
We’re so glad they play here,
Now join with me, and sing the Steelers cheer-er-ER!

We’re from the town with the great football team.
We cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Winning’s a habit, not only a dream.
Go out and get them Steelers.

Cowher, and all his friends are all on the field,
Congratulations Steelers!
It’s been many years in coming
Just keep that Steelers machinery humming.

Offense, Offense, Barry’s running, all the way up the field!
Offense, Offense, Neil and Green have everyone so thrilled!
Morris, John L, We’ve proved that we have a running game.

The Steelers are so great and they play the best of all,
To take our Pittsburgh to the Super Bowl!