With Super Bowl XLIII exactly one week away, Steeler hysteria has reached a fever pitch. There are signs, posters, banners, and flags as far as the eye can see. You can’t throw a rock two feet without hitting someone wearing an item of Steeler paraphernalia. Not that I encourage the throwing of rocks at anybody except tourists from Philadelphia.
Since the Big Game is fast approaching, I thought I’d take a minute to help you add to your Black and Gold wardrobe. After all, I have an entire drawer dedicated to my Pittsburgh fanaticism. Believe me, nothing is sweeter on game day than busting out a brand new Steelers T which immediately makes you every man’s envy and every girl’s dream. At least, that’s what I tell myself.
Speaking of sweet, the BRLTCFB M&M’S Contest went over like gangbusters. Congratulations to the winners and your shipment is on its way. To those of you who guessed poorly, the M&M’S people have extended you the amazing chance to order your own Steeler M&M’s for 15% off by clicking this link and entering code BIGGAME (one word).
Now on to the shirts:
Homage Clothing is a new label designed, owned, and operated by Ohio native Ryan Vesler. They concentrate on retro designs intended to reference sports and pop culture events from decades past. Basically, he took the idea behind the millions of people in Throwback jerseys and applied it to t-shirts.
The results are many sweet designs, including this one which harks back to the 1970’s when the Steelers were a Steel Dynasty and the Pirates were good. Yes my young readers, there once was a time when the Pirates actually had talented players and those players and the people in charge actually tried to win championships (which they did, twice).
In honor of your swank new President comes this swank t-shirt playing off Barack Obama‘s photoshopped campaign posters. Isn’t it nice to have a president who knows that photoshop exists? Somebody got the bright idea to do this with Mike Tomlin and the result is one of the best t-shirts out there. I think there’s a McCain version where Tomlin’s picture looks like a Polaroid, if that’s how you roll. In either case, check the rest of their site for other designs. Buy one for yourself or one for you girlfriend since Tomlin is the NFL’s Sexiest Coach.
LaMarr Woodley is my favorite player. I don’t usually admit that but anybody who reads my recaps can probably figure it out. Mr. Woodley is so tough, I’m convinced an asteroid didn’t wipe out the dinosaurs, they voluntarily left because they knew if they survived Woodley was coming for them right after he’s done sacking opposing quarterbacks.
These are on sale at Giant Eagle but for those of you who live outside the Golden Triangle, you can order them online. To be honest, I’m not a fan of the “Sixburgh” slogan. It’s a poorly thought out and clumsily executed pun. The shirt is sweet, though, with James Harrison looking all badass.
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