Raising the Jolly Roger

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I’ll make this one quick. I don’t have much time to mourn, because it’s midterm week in the Bronx, and I have to get prepared. It’s been 21 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates have had a winning season, let alone a playoff appearance. I won’t spend much time listing all the things that have happened since then and now, but suffice it to say that it’s been a long time coming. I wrote for IHeartPGH this summer, hoping to give a die-hard fan’s perspective more

A Football Town With a Soccer Problem

A view of the Fort Pitt Bridge from Highmark Stadium

Despite three Stanley Cups championships and five World Series titles to its name, Pittsburgh is undeniably a football town. Every time Monday Night Football comes to town, Pittsburghers are treated to hearing ESPN’s crew praising our city’s blue-collar work ethic, as well as noting how that work ethic is reflected in our football team. They’re not wrong. The Steelers have a unique bond with their city that few other teams in the NFL, let alone in more

Steel of the Week: Yinzer Bingo

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This week’s featured Steel of the Week is Yinzer Bingo by John the Craftist. Seen at Boutique 208, you are sure to get a kick out of this unique bingo card if you are from the Pittsburgh area. All the spaces on the card are relevant to the area, such as “Road Work”, “Pothole”, “Terrible Towel”, “Big Ben Jersey”, with some of the more culturally unique ones being ”Pgh Left”, “Jean Shorts”, “Confusing Intersection”, “80s more

4 More Days – Seattle Steelers Fans Getting Ready for Sunday

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Yesterday, I headed over to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont to check out Davy & Pete Rothbart’s My Heart Is An Idiot Found Tour. Davy Rothbart started Found 10 years ago to share the best of found notes, items, even grocery receipts.  My Heart Is An Idiot is the name of Davy Rothbart’s new book which hit bookshelves yeterday.  Pittsburgh was the first stop on their 79 city tour (if you are reading this and live in one of the other more

Let’s Get Tarred and Feathered

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I am embarrased that I have not posted more about Wigle Whiskey here on IheartPGH.  Earlier this summer, the folks who own Wigle helped me to plan a tour and tasting of their fine facility as a going away party for a friend.  This was a tall order – I wanted the going away festivities to be something that would make my friend really want to stay in Pittsburgh.  Meredith, of of the family members that owns and operates Wigle, went above and beyond more

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