Say hello to our newest blogger Eric – his first post is about the people you meet at Steelers games and that big yellow duck. I’d like to include more essays about Pittsburgh here on the blog. Let us know what you think of this post in the comments! – Lindsay
If there’s anything that we all know and love, it’s a good sports rivalry. Be it our reputable distaste for anything orange and black, our disdain for the color purple, or even my purposeful exclusion of the names of these cities and teams in this anecdote.
I had the fortune of attending the Steelers game in which they played host to the Baltimore Ravens. On those crisp autumn evenings when droves of people funnel into the stadium, one by one, recalling the last time they had attended a rivalry match such as this. My memory always goes back to my first Steelers/Ravens clash, back in December 2009, when the Steelers won on a Jeff Reed kick, a dropped Derek Mason touchdown, and a lot of penalty help to keep their playoff hopes alive. This day’s game found us in dire straits as well, entering the game losing four of our first five games and not really looking very good during any part of it. Continue reading