Superfan Returns To Steelers Training Camp for 42nd Time
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – To say George Muentzel is a Steelers fan is an understatement. in 1979, he was the 10th person in line to get an original Terrible Towel, which he hangs from the back of his Steelers hardhat. This year, he made his 42nd pilgrimage to be in attendance for the first day of Steelers training camp.
“These are my boys,” says Muentzel. “It’s my team, and I’m going to be there for their support.”
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John caught up with Muentzel a few days after his trip to camp to find out why he does this every single year, as well as a few stories about past camps.
“In 1974, I met and shook hands with the original Steel Curtain,” says Muentzel. “In 1975, I was standing down on the side of the road, and this guy bumps into me. I say ‘I’m sorry,’ and here it was Chuck Noll. Me and him had about a 10-minute conversation.”
Muentzel has a lot of stories about meeting and watching the Steelers over the years, but it’s game day that gets him excited. That’s when he makes his famous game day meal of kielbasa, beans, potatoes, onions, and butter. His tip for tasty kielbasa?
“I cook the kielbasa up with Coors Lite.”