Please offer up prayers. Yesterday, a family member and her unborn were taken from this world by some evil people.
Today, I got word that one of my friends passed from a seizure.
It hasn't been a great past 20 hours.
RIP Megan and child.
Courtesy of penstone, check out Matryoshka Lemieux. My grandma was Hungarian, and would call these Babushka dolls...but I couldn't justify saying Babushka Lemieux, which translates to Grandma Lemieux. It just wasn't happening.
For the fourth time in his career, Steelers K Jeff Reed was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. He earned the honors by tying the game up late in the 4th Quarter when the team was down 10-7, and then kicking the game winner in OT.
Now that Steelers season is back, and the team is stocked with talent, expect more players winning weekly awards. And when they do, you know I have to honor my tradition of finding a random picture of said player with at least one chick in it, and MS Paint their award onto their shirt. Because that's just what I do.
You can always go back to the old site and check out the gallery of Steelers who have been highlighted in the past.
Man, this dude won't stop.
Not only did the egomaniacal hip hop star ruin the first VMA acceptance speech by pop/country teenager Taylor Swift, he also popped into Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference. The coach began talking of watching game film and videos of the team, but Beyonce's Single Ladies video was obviously better than any boring football tapes.
While watching game tape might help the Steelers repeat as the greatest team of the season, a squad of 11 Beyonces singing her hit song would be the greatest team of all time. And if there were 11 Beyonces, I could just take one of 'em and Jay Z wouldn't have any clue.
Mad thanks to my good buddy Benson for sending this over.
This is Munchkin, sent over by Kevin. Munchkin is available for sale as a pet in the Latrobe area, so any Steelers training camp fans should seriously look into getting this mini horse. Or just getting it and sending it to me. I'm sure it can exist in my apartment in Queens.
Who takes more blame, our RBs or our O-Line? [OFTOT]
Jay Cutler is a punk. [Joey Porter's Pit Bulls]
Do the Humpty Hump, NBA-style. [Pippen Ain't Easy]
What the heck? MNF is weird. [NESW Sports]
Nice mustache, Landry Jones. [No Guts, No Glory]
Ben-Gals cheerleader fail. [Busted Coverage]
I'm not that mean of a person. While the majority of the entries into Great Moments in Unlicensed Pittsburgh Sports Merch have been god-awful, unneeded eyesores, there has been a stray positive critique. This feature is my vehicle to display the bad with the good, because there's bound to be some unlicensed pieces of memorabilia that aren't ugly as all hell.
So major thanks to Gary for sending this bad boy over, which was made by his son some years ago. Your eyes weren't deceiving you when you glanced over the title of this post...I totally meant to call this The Terrible TRowel.
Normally, messing with the Towel is a huge no-no. The thing is drenched in history, and has inspired countless wannabes. But if some enterprising soul is down with creating The Terrible Trowel for his father, using a hardcore Goldblatt trowel, then I have no room to complain. I doubt the ghost of Myron Cope or the kids at the Allegheny Valley School will mind that the Towel has been remixed as the Trowel for a one-time gift.
Unless Gary starts selling these puppies, in which case there might be a whole bunch of cease and desist letters in his mailbox.
I can't see the fans twirling these around at head level, though, so Gary should be in the clear.
We're just hangin' out. Playin'.
The Ravens struggle with stuff. [OFTOT]
Justin Morneau is gone for the year. [Detroit 4 Lyfe]
I totally had those Desert Storm cards. [Sean's Ramblings]
Win a bet and get a Roberto Clemente card? Awesome! Too bad it happened via the Pirates being horrible. [This Is Getting Old]
I'm hoping the game against the Bears is just about as easy as the Bears are making it. [DC Steeler Nation]
Props to Joe McKnight. [With Leather]
Yay! More needless, pun-tastic Steelers catchphrases!
This shirt is pointless, and is about on par with women wearing a pink jersey.
For the untrained, the shirt makes reference to that one awful show that sparked an awful movie or two and was a cultural institution to batshit crazy housewives with too much time on their hands. Only this time, Sex and the City has been renamed Six and the City, to make reference to the city's 6 Super Bowls.
Only the city didn't win 6 Super Bowls. The licensed "Pittsburgh Steelers" did.
For one, the Steelers should never be associated with something like Sex and the City. Take a look, the shirt even copied the SATC logo, only with more USX Tower, PPG Place, etc., etc. in place of the NYC skyline.
And we got one gold hypocycloid to represent a moon or something, just in case the Pittsburgh skyline or reference to the number 6 got lost in translation.
Was this shirt even necessary? Is the demand for an unlicensed women's Steelers shirt that ties in a terrible HBO show really that high? Or maybe the vendors were the ones that were high when they came up with this idea.
As was the case with a few other unlicensed pieces of merch, this was brought to my attention by Stan.
If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I'll post them.
The best low budget/no budget Steelers recap is the only way to get your Steelers fix after a Sunday without Pittsburgh football. Jim brings the noise in Week 1.
And, that's about it. Jim's got all you need to know, rendering my ramblings completely pointless here. Just watch the show.