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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

What Do You Really Know About The Pittsburgh Steelers ?

I've been a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers since I moved from Harrisburg, PA to the Steel City in 1969. Before that I was a Philadelphia Eagles fan. The Steelers after winning Super Bowl XL will be writing more history for the fans to talk about. I know a lot of things about the Steelers, but sometimes a trivia question comes along that I just don't know the answer to. Everyone knows that Steelers announcer Myron Cope invented the what? See if you know these facts about the Steelers. That's Pittsburgh steelers news.
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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

What's Next For The Pittsburgh Steelers After Winning Super Bowl XL ?

This Pittsburgh Steelers team has a chance to be ranked with the great Steelers teams of the 1970s. They have already signed 18 of 22 starting players for next season. There are only four starters who may become free agents: receiver Antwaan Randle El, defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen, cornerback Deshea Townsend and safety Chris Hope. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has matured over the last two years and gained much needed playoff and Super Bowl experience. I don't think that after what this Steelers team had to go through to get to Super Bowl XL, that they'll be resting on their laurels. "This will make coach (Bill) Cowher even hungrier," defensive end Aaron Smith said. "He will enjoy this, but come next season he'll be even hungrier to get back here." The Steelers offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt is being considered for the Oakland raiders head coaching job and would be a hard man to replace. The core of the Steelers will remain intact, but the inspirational leadership of "the Bus", Jerome Bettis will be missing in the locker room. you can bet those "terrible towels"will be flying and reminding them that they are the defending Super Bowl champions. Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.
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Monday, February 06, 2006

On For The Thumb Has Finally Come !

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL 21-10 to become only the third franchise in NFL history to win 5 Super Bowl Championships. They join the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco Forty Niners in this elite club. The franchise finally has "One for the Thumb," the phrase coined after the Steelers won four National Football League championship rings in a six-season period from 1975 to 1980. Head coach Bill Cowher said as he handed chairman Dan Rooney the Vince Lombardi Trophy. "Mr. Rooney, I've been waiting a long time for this." The players wanted to win the Super Bowl for aging running back , Jerome Bettis. Jerome "The Bus" Bettis, the Motor City native adored by his teammates, announced his retirement immediately after the game. "I play this game for championships. I am a champion, and I think the last stop for The Bus is here in Detroit," said the 13-year veteran. Wide Receiver, Hines Ward was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.
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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Will The Blitzburgh Steelers Prevail In Super Bowl XL ?

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense, known affectionately as "Blizburgh", will obiously be a key to the Steelers success against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. The architech of the Steelers 3-4 defense, defensive coordinator Dick LaBeau says "I think pressure on the ball is the best way to go." And preesure is what the Steelers bring. Ask Peyton Manning or Jake Plummer. Both suffered losses because of Pittsburgh's aggressive defense in the AFC playoffs. Now it's Matt Hasselbeck's turn. The fact that the Seahawks struggled against the 3-4 the only time they faced a good team that uses it — the Dallas Cowboys — has put a heavy spotlight on that matchup this week. Seattle scored just three points in the first 58:34 against the Cowboys before rallying to win 13-10. The seahawks offensive coordinator is well aware of what problems the Steelers 3-4 defense can bring. "They have very good players, and they have speed with those players," said Seahawks offensive coordinator Gil Haskell. "They start with three big men inside, and it takes two men on Casey Hampton to move him out. They have four athletically physical linebackers that are strong men. And then there's No. 43 [Polamalu], he can move any place he wants to, and he makes plays. ... Really, their personnel are excellent." Let's just hope Blizburgh can do the job while Ben and company take care of the score. Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.
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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Opposites Attack In Super Bowl XL !

People are beginning to say that Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks may be a close game because they are so evenly matched. That may be the way they see it, but I see it as a clash between polar opposites. During the regular season these two teams did anything but mirror one another. The Seahawks offense was ranked #2 in the NFL while their defense was tied for 16th. On the other hand the Steelers had the 15th ranked offense with a defense raked 4th in the league. So, where does this evenly matched stuff come from. Well, it must be how these two teams have played in the post season. There are some similarities, however. The Steelers and the Seahawks have score an average of 34 points a game on their road to Super Bowl XL. Their running backs are averaging 3.5 yard per carry for Seattle and 3.3 for the Steelers. Hasselbeck has completed 66% of his passes and Roethlisberger has completed 68%. Darrell Jackson averaged 14.5 yards and 2 TDs, while Hines Ward averaged 13.7 and 2 TDs. So if these offenses play this even, then the edge would have to be in the defense. And that's where the Pittsburgh Steelers are the strongest. Get the rest of te story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.
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Friday, February 03, 2006

Who's That Seahawks Fan In Steelersland ?

I just read an article about a Pittsburgh Steelers fan who showed off his Steelers gear (hat and jacket) in Seattle and then purchased Seattle Seahawks gear to wear in Pittsburgh to see what reactions he would get. He was surprised at how passive the people in Seattle were to see a Pittsburgh Steelers fan parading around town displaying the balck and gold. The reaction to a Seahawks fan in Pitttsburgh was quite different and funny. You can read about this dangerous and hillarious experiment for yourself. Take a break from all the Super Bowl XL hype and get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Steelers Mania Hits The Mid-State !

Pittsburgh Steelers fans from all over central Pennsylvania and beyond converged on the state capital at Harrisburg yesterday to rally behind the Steelers. Governor Ed Rendell , an avid Eagles fan, was on hand to host the rally. Former "Steel Curtain" member, Dwight White encouraged the Steelers faithful as he cheered the team on to a Super Bowl XL win with "Go Steelers!" A trivia contest highlighted the event when a question was asked " Who was the MVP in Super Bowl X?" The answer, Lynn Swann, who may be governor Rendell's opponent in the upcoming elections. Some "boos" were heard in the crowd. It was not sure who those boos were for. Other signs of Steelers mania gone wild include the chief page of the state House of Representatives placing "Terrible Towels" on the reps desks (203) and members of the House coming to work wearing Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys, hats and ties. And if that's not enough, our pastor has encouraged the congregation to wear our Steelers gear to church on Sunday. All I can say is "Go you big Steelers and beat Seattle!" That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Beware Of The Terrible Towel !

Like a swarm of locusts devouring a corn field, the "Terrible Towel" in the hands of rabid Pittsburgh Steelers fans will blanket Ford's Field in Detroit on Super Bowl Sunday. Already retailers and online sports stores are selling out of the whirling black and gold symbols of Steeler power. Some Steelers fans are buying as many as 200 of the terry cloth taunting hammers. More powerful than a "tomahawk chop" and more inspiring than the Notre Dame fight song, these glorious yellow rags are a must have item for Sunday's Super Bowl XL. The Pittsburgh Steelers faithful have waited ten years to cheer there team to a Super Bowl victory and the one thing that they hope will strike fear into the hearts of the Seattle Seahawks, besides the Pittsburgh Steelers, is to see thousands of "Terrible Towels" waving frantically as they try to run their plays on Sunday. Get the rest of the story and the history of the "Terrible Towel". That's Pittsbugh Steelers news.