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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Steeler football season is back...hurray!!!

Well, we have seen the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it wasn't quite as good a game as last weeks, but then again, this is the time where they sort the good players from the bad, to pare the roster.

Third string quarterback for the Steelers, St. Pierre, I didn't think performed as well as last week, and he was in the game for almost 3 1/2 quarters. As for Green Bay, Brett Favre appeared to be outplayed by Rogers - their second string QB. This is probably Favre's last year - retirement is looming.

Since this is the 75th anniversary season for the Steelers they have prepared a new logo (seen here) and adopted a "MASCOT!" I don't think I am really impressed by this large steelworker mascot, now named STEELEY MCBEAM. We only saw this mascot during the opening of the game and never after that - but I assume he will be prancing around the stadium during games.

During two of the seasons games the team will be wearing "throwback" uniforms, which are not that different other than the "yellow" helmets.

NOTE: For anyone wondering why there is a "green dot" on the back of the QB's helmets - after googling this question I found out that this designates which player has an "earpiece/mic" in their helmet - as by NFL rules there is only allowed one player from each team on the field to have this appliance.

Have to accomplish some things today - so must run for now - everyone stay healthy and TTFN!!


B-Town V.J.G. J Ho said...

Steelers football is about 3 feet and a cloud of dust. No cheerleaders; no mascots. 'Steely McBeam' is a travesty to the organization. That's not Steeler football. What's a little disturbing is 'Steely' kinda looks like Bill Cowher.

themom said...

Silly me - I knew you didn't favor the Steelers!!! And yes, we were talking about the resemblance of Steely to Cowher - uncanny!

B-Town V.J.G. J Ho said...

I do like the Steelers, but not the PR mascot. Old-time Steeler fans are rolling in their graves or bar-stools.