Friday, February 4, 2011

PITTSBURGH, THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS, AND DON'T YOU EVER FORGET IT!!!


Before our fans dive head first into another "ring game" I thought it would be great to look back and reflect on the greatness that we've been priviliged to see around here for, oh, about 40 years. During that time, the Steelers have already won six SuperBowls, the Penguins three Stanley Cups and the Pirates, amazingly, two World Series. That's 11 championships or one every 3 1/2 years! If the Steelers win on Sunday, that number will climb to 12 titles or one every three years four months! Should the Pens also win the cup this year, 13 titles would translate into one championship every three years one month. If Pitt would pull off a miracle in the NCAAs, then we're talking 14 championships or one every two years and ten months! This is insanity, but potentially it could happen which would make 2010-2011 the most championships ever in one year for this city. The most in one year until now was two in 1979 when the Steelers and Pirates did it and two in 2008 with the Steelers and Penguins doing it. 



A videographer by the name of "Toxic Sunset" has done another amazing job, this time producing a video titled, "City of Champions". "Toxic Sunset" is the same person who created the incredibly-stirring "Unstoppable" that is displayed at the top of our right hand column. This guy(?) (presumably) has tremendous talent and could be working for NFL films. I guarantee you'll love what he does with the Steelers and Penguins (sorry, no Pirates highlights in this one).

LEFT: The constant reminder that you should cherish every moment that we are now experiencing. Who among the Pirates fans of 1979 would have ever dreamed that it would be 31 years and still counting between championships (if there ever is another one again).

STEELER FAN VIDEOS FLOODING THE INTERNET

I've been receiving tons of email lately that contain humorous videos produced by Steeler fans. This first one, though, really takes the cake. It's been done as a c.g.i. (computer generated image) complete with computer-generated voices. With a Green Bay Packer fan sporting an outfit complete with a head of broccoli on his shirt, he gets into a spirited debate with a Steeler fan. Yes there are a few profanities, just to warn you, but it is very funny.















ABOVE: Broccoli in cheese sauce. If this is all there was to eat on a desert island, I would surely die of starvation. Yet it is the dish of choice for Packer fans. To see how this epic confrontation is decided between a Steeler and Packer fan click here! The video was produced by David Schultz and his production company is named "Xtranormal".

Then there's this full scale Hollywood production that details 24 hours in the life of a Steeler fan. It came to me under the heading "Steelers destiny video". Naturally, my curiosity got the better of me. So if you really want to see what a day is like for a Steeler fan before the SuperBowl, click here on 24/7 Chief Andres: A Yinzer's Road to SuperBowl XLV. This video is so high quality that even a multitude of profanities are bleeped out. So I give it a PG rating.


ABOVE: A typical Yinzer being interviewed in New Orleans prior to the Steelers losing there this year. I believe doing the interviewing is either Channel 11's Rich Walsh or this guy,

ABOVE: Separated at birth, Rich Walsh's older brother, "Baywatch's own David Hasselhoff. We've sent notice to Rich about the discovery.

Last, but certainly not least, I came upon this typical Steeler fan video where shots to the head are glorified by the opponent erupting into flames after being "jacked-up" by the Steeler. It's really funny, especially if you like seeing players being concussed (which of course all Steeler fans secretly do).


ABOVE: If only players really would combust into flames after getting "jacked up". I should talk to Raja Goodell about this idea. Then again, maybe not! So if you're in the mood for some good old Steelers violence, click here for Steeler Killer Hits! Brought to you by "BenDaFranchise Entertainment"