Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stillers Lost- there's always the Stanley Cup, right?!

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you should know that the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers in the XLV Super Bowl 25-31.  You may remember that Van and I were going to watch the game in the South Side of Pittsburgh, lots of people and bars.  However, we were headed to a house party.  Here is a funny photo from the South Side a couple of hours before the game last Sunday.

I had never seen so much black and yellow before in my life!  [Insert Wiz Khalifa lyric here.]  You should also probably check out the official Black and Yellow video.  I like to change the lyrics to "Purp and Yellow" when I'm rooting for the Lakers. Regardless, the Steelers lost.  :( Obviously I am a band-wagon fan, but since the Seahawks weren't playing and LA hasn't had a team since The Raiders- I wanted to support the city where I live.
  
Please note our knock-off $5 "Pittsburgh football" shirts, (my shirt was a child's large that I cut-up), and the terrible towel in my left hand.  Those things have an epic saga that stemmed from a brilliant marketing ploy.  Read about it here on Wikipedia.

Anyways, I don't really have any crazy stories or photos, because everyone was pretty saddened and bummed after the game and pretty much went straight home.  Also, when we were driving home I had never seen so many cops in my life- I guess they didn't want any riots starting.  A couch was lit on fire down the street from my house, not sure what the message there was??

Here are a couple more shots from the game day house party.


So no great wins for Pittsburgh football this season- let's keep our fingers crossed for the Penguins and the Stanley Cup.  
xx Megan

5 comments:

  1. Hard to see you two in Stealers gear. I'm sure it was a wild time in Pittsburgh!

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  2. Even the walls were yellow, like a big psychic "we're with ya, Stillers." Gotta say, we were band-wagon fans once removed, but alotta good that did, eh?

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  3. Sorry Megan, but we couldn't get up for rooting for the "Stillers" even with you two there. Had to go for the local Chico guy who did a pretty good job! He's actually even a friend of our nephew in Chico.

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  4. Shelley and Shelly- it was definitely an experience being here for the Super Bowl. The Monday after the game was especially sad and gloomy for everyone-and of course, the weather didn't help.
    Shelley- who do you guys do from Chico that plays for the Packers?
    Mom- Steelers fans bleed black and yellow! :)

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  5. I guess in Steeler Town they don't talk much about the Packer QB., but in NorCal he is a star! Aaron Rodgers went to my nephews church in Chico and not only is he an MVP but a great guy as well!

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