Fans Rally To “Ground The Jets”

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the Steelers get set for their biggest game so far this season, fans are donning their black and gold, waving their Terrible Towels and rallied Friday afternoon to “Ground the Jets!”

The Steelers and New York Jets will go head to head this Sunday night at Heinz Field for the AFC Championship title and a trip to the Super Bowl.

Fans are got pumped up for the game at a rally at the Allegheny County Courthouse. The “Ground The Jets Rally” got underway at noon around the Terrible Tree with live music, free refreshments, face-painting, games and giveaways!

The rally kicks off a slew of other Steelers parties around the area.

The fun continues later tonight with the Steelers Championship Party Weekend at Stage AE on the North Shore.

The doors opened at 5 p.m. Live music started at 7 p.m. with performances by Gene The Werewolf and Tres Lads. The Clarks will take the stage around 10 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.com.

Tomorrow night, fans can head back over to Stage AE to get fired up with a free Championship warm-up party. The doors will once again open at 5 p.m. with DJ J-Spin providing the musical entertainment and several Steelers alumni on hand to sign autographs.

Pittsburgh native and star of the CBS comedy series, “Mike & Molly,” Billy Gardell, will take the stage at 10 p.m. to wrap up the festivities on Saturday.

The Steelers Nation may even have a little heavenly intervention for the big game. Sunday would have been the 82nd birthday of the creator of the Terrible Towel, Steelers broadcasting legend Myron Cope. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will present a proclamation declaring Sunday “Yoi and Double Yoi Day” in the city.

Tune in to KDKA-TV to watch the AFC Championship game on Sunday! The game gets underway at 6:30 p.m.

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  1. Rivera says:

    Wish we were there, from Las Vegas Nv. Steeler country also. Steelers is one of few teams that show their appreciation in a modest way and very enjoyable to the local community which supports the team at home turf.
    Semper FI

  2. RICH PAVICIC says:

    ‘ GO STEELERS ‘ JOAN 7 I WILL BE WATCHING THE JETS STEELERS GAME FROM DOWN HERE IN SUNNY FT MYERS BEACH, FLA. WOULD MUCH RATHER BE AT THE VETS CLUB IN IMPERIAL, PA. WITH THE GANG. GO STEELERS . RICH PAVICIC

    1. Alicia McCorkle says:

      It is awesome to hear of another Pittsburgher living in Fort Myers. There are so many of us around this area! We will be cheering on the Steelers in Lehigh Acres!! GO STEELERS!! I know my family in the North Hills is gearing up for the fight!!

  3. Mcgin-NJ fan says:

    New York is sending in 53 Jets to Pittsburgh to fly the STEELERS to Dallas..Yoi and double Yoi to that …..

    1. Luann Shoop says:

      That is the best line I have ever heard!!!!

    2. Karen says:

      THAT IS THE BEST LINE I HAVE HEARD!!! I’m gonna email that to my friends and family today! Thanks again, Mcgin-NJ fan!!!

    3. Alicia McCorkle says:

      I am going to use that line…AWESOM!! GO Steelers!! –

  4. Luann Shoop says:

    HERE WE GO! Down here in West Palm Beach,FLA. Would much rather be at the Sportsmen’s Club in Blawnox , PA>🙂

  5. David says:

    My daughter & I will be coming in from NC, Sat night to take in the festivites & the game on Sun. HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO.

  6. Mario says:

    HERE WE GO STEELERS !!! WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE SUPERBOWL FOR NUMBER SEVEN A STEELERS NATION FAN FROM SEATTLE

  7. Darell Bell says:

    Woohooo! Good Luck!

  8. Alicia McCorkle says:

    Stairway to Seven through Dallas!! GO Steelers!! We have the best fans all over the world and we cheer on the best team in the NFL!! I love the Steelers and Pittsburgh!! Oh how I miss home!!! We are cheering you on from Lehigh Acres, Florida!

  9. Florida's biggest Steelers Fan says:

    Here we are-more Steeler fans in N. Ft. Myers. We’ll be watching the game with the rest of Steeler Nation, @ Ale Mary’s on Rt. 41. GREAT PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Minimum 250 crazy Steeler fans every week.
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Debbie Baylor says:

      Steeler fans from North Port watching it in Port Charlotte Beef O’Bradys. We have our own private room with nothing but STEEELER fans. Might have to come check out ALe Marys sometime. STEELER NATION is everywhere.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELERS

  10. DarthSteeler_Fairfax says:

    Enough of this nicey-nicey “we like you, you like us” stuff… this is WAR, ain’t no fun N games… we’re gonna crush, CRUSH, C-R-U-S-H ‘EM!!!!!! Steelers win, Jets go down in flames!

  11. Jack Beiber says:

    STEELERS ALL THE WAY. GO HOME JETS.

  12. Buckster says:

    Showing the love from Indianapolis. Smoke the Jets and Rexie can lick all of our feet… and more.

  13. nadine pate says:

    We love our Steelers and will be watching from sunny California….Steeler Nation is strong everywhere and we all bleed black and gold. The best to the Team, Coach Tomlin and staff……we’ll be chewing on our Terrible towel!!!!

  14. Jerry says:

    Why are Steeler fans so high schoolish with these stupid rallies?

  15. Florida's biggest Steelers Fan says:

    now, THAT sounds like a comment coming from an uneducated, non-Steeler, non-Pittsburgh idiot. You have to experience the victory of success that Steeler Nation has experienced, to understand. Obviously, you haven’t. You have 2 choices here; get on board or get a life!

  16. Pittsburgh K says:

    Jerry why are you so STUPID ??

  17. Pittsburgh K says:

    HOW MANY TEAMS HAVE THEIR OWN BAR or PLACE TO HANG OUT , IN “EVERY” NFL CITY IN AMERICA.NOT TO MENTION IN MOST COUNTRIES OUT OF AMERICA ????? HUH JERRY ??

  18. Michael Pearce says:

    I was there last week for the Baltimore game and am now back in Nassau, Bahamas where I will be watching Big Ben and The Steelers beat the jets and go to another Super Bowl. Go Steelers.

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