Santonio Holmes gets the Internet. He's one of those athletes who can interact with his fans via his website and Yardbarker blog, and the latter is a refreshingly candid look at his life outside the field of play.
Tone paid tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, via his blog shortly after MJ's passing. Now, he wants YOU to show off your dancing skills. In the above video, Tone asks you all to create a 2-3 minute video of yourselves dancing to your favorite MJ hit. Use all the props, wigs, costumes you need to make the video a hit, because Tone is giving away two tickets to a Steelers game this upcoming season as a prize.
The State of Pennsylvania is hosting it's first-ever MMA match tomorrow night, fittingly at the Civic Arena, HOME OF THE 2008-2009 STANLEY CUP CHAMPION PITTSBURGH PENGUINS!
UFC 101, the big-time MMA event, will be in Philly in August, but Pittsburgh had to one-up Philadelphia, scheduling the UCFC Rumble on the Rivers for June 27th, tomorrow night. The fight card features a bunch of guys you've never heard of and probably don't care about, but current MMA free agent Tito Ortiz is doing some major promotion for PA's first MMA experience.
The Trib's Justin LaBar caught up with the pandering Ortiz in this video. Ortiz, labeled as a "Celebrity Guest" for the UCFC event, is wearing a shirt that looks oddly like a piece of Steelers gear. It's from Punishment Athletics, the MMA clothing line run by Tito himself. But when I look at the PA website, I find no mention of this shirt.
So Tito's going the Barack Obama route...do everything possible to impress Steelers fans, recognizing our influence over the Pittsburgh community as a whole. If you can get Steelers fans on board with whatever you're selling, you have a great chance of starting some conversation, and getting the local result you were looking for.
But Tito better be careful. The Civic Arena only holds just over 17k, and showing up in a fakie Steelers shirt like the one above might cause more demand than supply.
I'll never get tired of telling you how amazed I am that pictures like this exist on the Internet. The MPotD feature was originally a joke, and I thought I'd run out of mini horse pictures in no time...which is not the case whatsoever. And the two ladies in this picture each get their own...
ESPY award nominees were announced today, and I pretty much care as little as I thought I would.
However, since Pittsburgh became the first city to claim both the NHL and NFL championships in the same year, that means the ESPY for Best Team will pit the Stanley Cup-winning Penguins against the Lombardi-hoisting Steelers. There's other nominees up for that award, but they aren't winning.
The ESPYs are pointless, but the 'Burgh-on-'Burgh violence that the outcome could cause might be catastrophic. A loss by either team (or both!) won't somehow make the championships themselves disappear, but in a town so devoted to their sports teams, bragging rights about the popularity of either club might start riots.
There may be some Pittsburgh nominees in other categories, but I really didn't care to look.
This is from some Reebok press release that just went out earlier today:
"As the official outfitter for both the NHL and NFL, it is essential that Reebok provide Pittsburgh fans with a Steel City Champions Tee to celebrate the first time in sports history that one city has brought home both the NHL and NFL championships in one season."
Good lookin' out, Reebok.
T-minus 50 days til my birthday. Get on it, people.
I dare you to watch this video and not truly believe that someone spiked your drink or something.
There's some guy in full-on Steelers gear, speaking some crazy language, and it appears he's talking about another Steelers football team. Or fütbol club, I don't know. I think it's Austrian, and from what I can make out, I'm guessing that this dude is the head coach. But that's about it.
If you see HC Steelers under a guy's face, you're expecting to see Mike Tomlin. Not Alfred Whatshisface from Austria blabbering on about nothing probably.