Pittsburgh has a long history of athlete-endorsed food products. There were Louis Lipps‘ uber-delicious Lippsmacker cookies. Bubby Brister had the Bubby Bar. Not to be outdone, Mario Lemieux countered with his unfortunately named Mario Bun. I even remember Terry Bradshaw Peanut Butter. My mother claims it was the only PB I’d accept with my J back when I was a wee lad.
I’ve been a diehard Steelers fan a loooooong time.
City of Champions Cereal is the newest entry on that list. The box, featuring Hines Ward and Max Talbot on alternate sides, will be available exclusively at local Giant Eagle stores in mid November. For the out-of-towners, you can also order this fine product directly from the PLB Sports website beginning November 9th. Heck, order some Big Ben Beef Jerky while you’re at it. You can never have enough beef jerky.
Now, let’s get down to the reason I’m giving PLB Sports this free publicity. First, they’re a well-respected company probably most famous for producing Flutie Flakes. And more importantly, they’re having a contest. Everybody knows I love a contest.
Anyway, PLB Sports will be having a press conference on November 24th to promote City of Champions Cereal. The are giving YOU a chance to attend this press conference. Why is that a prize?
How about because both box boys, Hines and Max, will be at this press conference. Live and in person. And you are guaranteed to receive a box of cereal autographed by both of them! In addition, Hines and Max have a reputation of being two of Pittsburgh’s nicest athletes so, time permitting of course, you’ll get a chance to have a few moments of face time with them after the press conference is over.
Unfortunately, there will be no guessing of a score to win this awesome opportunity. PLB Sports is running the contest themselves, I am merely a humble messenger. If you’d like to enter, first make sure you’re either in Pittsburgh or able to get to the ‘Burgh on November 24th. Mooch off your relatives if you have to, that’s what they’re here for.
All the official rules and legal mumbo jumbo can found here. Once you know you can make it, there are two ways to enter the contest. You may enter both ways, but only ONCE each.
1. Send an email to [email protected] with the headline (City of Champions Cereal). The entrant should write their name, age, telephone number, and how you found out about the Contest.
2. Follow PLB Sports on Twitter (@plbsports) and send them a reply which states “enter me in the contest #cityofchampions”
The contest will run from today until November 19th so get those entries in! PLB has generously extended me the chance to cover the press conference so, work permitting, I may be there to fulfill my bloggy duties. In fact, I feel a cold coming on as we speak. Hope to see you there!
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