Another AFC Championship Game

So Mike Tomlin is now 2-for-4 in reaching the AFC Championship game during his tenure with the Steelers. His 50% average bests even Bill Cowher’s 40% average, which I lauded in this post from 2007.

It never fails to astound me how consistently good the Steelers have been for the past four decades (15 Championship Game appearances — the most of any team in either conference) and the Pirates can’t even luck into a winning season.


PS. Come see me this Friday at Mike Wysocki’s comedy showcase at the Corner Cafe. 18th Street South Side. 9pm. $5. NEW TAILGATING JOKES!

Only 20% off? Really?

I’m not sure this accurately reflects the law of supply and demand.

Jerseys for sale

Big Ben Is Ruining the Economy

It’s not just under-aged college girls who suffer at the hands of Pittsburgh’s philandering quarterback.

Check out this life-size oil painting spotted in the window of a Sewickley art gallery:
Big Ben Painting

Now check out the asking price:


If you can’t read it, it says:

Was $15,000, now $10,000 $5,000.

Stupid Ben. Now even aspiring Leroy Neimans can’t make a living.

The Jig Is Up. The News Is Out

Finally my wife will understand why I put “Renegade” on my “Steelers Tailgate Playlist.”

Close enough, I guess

If you’re a Steelers fan living in Ohio, I imagine you have more important things to worry about than spelling.


Spotted in the Waterfront in Homestead, October 30, 2009.

White People Getting Funky in the ‘Burgh

With Terrible Towels, no less.

More info here.

Death Wish VI

Do NOT screw with the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services!

Charles Bronson


Let’s see lots of moments like this in today’s game.

Be Careful Out There

Ben Roethlisberger’s new $102 million contract contains a “hazardous activities” clause. Ben forfeits his signing bonus if he engages in risky behavior such as riding a motorcycle, piloting an airplane, sky diving, or going to Las Vegas with Lindsey Lohan.

Funeral Etiquette

If you are planning to wear a Steelers jersey to work today in honor of Myron Cope, please be sure to wear the black home jersey, the traditional color of mourning.

Also, apparently someone else passed away yesterday, but nobody in Pittsburgh really cares because he never invented a towel of any sort.

Not For The Faint Of Heart

Click the link below to see a picture of me holding my 12-inch polish kielbasa.

Continue reading Not For The Faint Of Heart

Pittsburgh Mayor Declares “State of Disaster Emergency”

Suprisingly, it has nothing to do with “Steely McBeam.”

I guess “Hunky McYinzer” was already taken…

Steelers name new mascot ‘Steely McBeam’

Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
LATROBE — Steely McBeam is the name of the new Steelers mascot, the team announced today at Saint Vincent College following afternoon practice.

The winning entry was submitted by Diane Roles of Valencia, Pa.

The mascot was unveiled earlier this year as a part of the Steelers 75th anniversary celebration.

Getting Older

Over the past six or seven years, I’ve had to come to grips with the fact that I am older than almost all professional athletes. Especially NFL football players.

Like Matthew McConaughey says about high school girls in Dazed and Confused, “I get older, they stay the same age.”

But for some reason it didn’t occur to me until just now that I am also older than the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach.

I’m not sure why it took me so long to realize. The math is actually pretty simple.

I guess the issue is: When I was a high school senior, Mike Tomlin would have been a freshmen. And I can’t think of any freshman I knew when I was in high school that made me think, “That guy should be the head coach of an NFL team.”

That doesn’t really make any sense, but I’m trying to post to the website more often, and this is the best I could come up with today.

Come see my gig at Slapsticks tonight if you’re near Routes 51 and 88 in Pittsburgh.


From the time I was born until about a month ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had only two head coaches (Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher) and four first-string centers: Ray Mansfield, Mike Webster, Dermontti Dawson, and Jeff Hartings.

In the past month, Cowher has resigned and now Jeff Hartings has retired.

That’s a lot of change for the city of Pittsburgh to assimilate in such a short time. Thank goodness there are still mullets, pierogies, and classic rock to help us keep a connection with our past.