Tuesday, February 1, 2011


ABOVE: So why are we featuring a picture of the infamous Rowdy Roddy Piper? Read on dear readers! 

Sometimes the buildup to the SuperBowl gets on my nerves, such as when the NFL bullies people who have the audacity to even breathe the sacred word...SuperBowl...out loud. There, I did it. SuperBowl, SuperBowl, SuperBowl, SuperBowl for good measure.

I am sick and tired of hearing the SuperBowl being referred to as "The Big Game" or even, "The Bowl that is Super" because people are afraid of being sued by the NFL. Can you imagine that a football league could become so powerful that they could intimidate a whole country into not using a word?

You drive down streets and see bars and restaurants with signs that read, "Watch the Big Game here Sunday Night". So, is it the Penguins they're talking about? Maybe Pitt's basketball team is playing? The Pirates aren't playing so it certainly can't be them. No, of course we know it's the SuperBowl they're referring to.

I don't know, maybe I'm mistaken, but I don't remember when the Pens were in the Stanley Cup seeing signs that read, "Watch the Cup which Lord Stanley originated here tonight". Even in my youth when the Pirates were still relevant, I never saw a banner that said, "We have twenty screens for you to watch The Biggest Series in the World." Or even this year we might see, "Eat our hot wings and watch Pitt play in the Madness which March has now become."

How ridiculous.

Yes, I guess what I'm saying is that the NFL suits do nothing but get on my nerves with their heavy-handed attempts at controlling everybody and everything. But while I still need charged-up for the Steelers seventh SuperBowl win, I decided to do something a little different this time. That's when this guy, Jim Shearer, came in pretty handy.

ABOVE: Jim Shearer produces a weekly Steelers video entitled "YLDS" (Yinz Luv Da Stillers" If you click on this link you'll see his outstanding "Bowl that is Super" production including his band's punk rock version of a new Steeler fight song at the end of the video which is truly awesome. While that song was great, it also led me to view this Pittsburgher's other music video about the legendary Rowdy Roddy Piper. This song is so perfect for such a dynamic character as Piper that you truly owe it to yourself to view these 2:49 seconds of absolute mayhem. It will also, coincidentally, get you primed for the 60 minutes of "organized mayhem" coming up this Sunday night! The song is appropriately titled, "My Man's Rowdy Roddy Piper".

ABOVE: The mutitalented Jim Shearer (far right) with his "Deck of Jack" band mates. He produces the penultimate Steeler fan highlight video each week and is the lead singer for "Deck of Jack" too! No wonder Pittsburgh's so great...it's because of multitaskers like these guys!!!!