The Morning Cup of Black & Gold: Steelers News and Notes

Former Pittsburgh resident and rapper, Wiz Khalifa, wrote a song called ‘Black and Yellow’ as homage to his hometown and its sports teams – mainly the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The song was heard all over the place last season and really took a jump during the Steelers’ playoff run.  It was #1 on the charts for a while and was even heard here in Packerland through the Super Bowl (and even for a time after).  But there is something about this song about two colors that makes it appealing to remix for any other team with two colors.  Lil Wayne did it as a battle cry for the mighty cheesheads here in Wisconsin in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.  It was (ahem) cheesy and pretty lame. My wife and I scoffed at it often and found it a rather pathetic attempt to counter something made hugely popular by Steelers Nation.  Now it seems as if another black and yellow team NOT in Pittsburgh is remixing this song for their own means.  The Boston Bruin fan base has taken this song, remixed it and uses it as a rally song in their bars and clubs all across the city.  Knowing that this song was written for Pittsburgh and by a Pittsburgh’er, I take a little offense to all this.  It’s our song, damnit.  Get your own….

If principle players in making a deal between the owners and players are taking vacations and clearing their ‘fun time’ schedules, then you know this thing is getting serious.  I guess these guys should have thought of smaller private luncheons months ago…..


You say Terrelle and I say Terrell… either way good ol’ boy agent Drew Rosenhaus has another Terrelle to work with… oh and look, he has a controversial past as well.  Weird.  My blood boils a bit to think that this idiot kid who got so many kickbacks while in college made more money in signing autographs and other crap than I did in salary last year.  Here’s to hoping he goes in the 4th or 5th round and goes the way of Kordell Stewart for his career – potential, a couple bright shining moments, then poof – goodbye.

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