From the very start, last night’s crowd for the Wild Card game at PNC Park, wearing their black flags and black clothing, may have impacted the game. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle noticed it early.
Pitt basketball fans will tell you how the Oakland Zoo is the sixth man for their home games. The Steelers have long had a 12th man for games at Three Rivers and now at Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field last night for a Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Reds with a secret weapon – the 40,487 fans in the stands.
Be proud, Pittsburgh. This one was for you. Actually, more accurately, this one might have been because of you — at least to some degree. And maybe to a pretty deep degree.
From the moment the Steelers and Vikings took the field, it was evident the crowd at Wembley Stadium came from all walks of the National Football League’s international fan base.
Tickets for Tuesday’s post-season game at PNC Park are going to be near impossible to get.
London, dressed in its finest Steelers’ gold, welcomed Steelers Nation, who are some of the best travelers in the NFL.
Day two in London began as any other Saturday would begin for the Steelers with a walk through, and then it was on to meet the fans on more time before the game is played.
Fans just can’t get enough of the Pirates these days. The first baseball post-season in Pittsburgh in more than 20 years is really something to celebrate.
A bit bleary-eyed from an overnight flight, Steelers Nation arrived across the river from Parliament and Big Ben anxious for adventure.
From the jaws of even more heartache, the Pirates pulled out a gem at Wrigley Field’s historic home plate. Then, a short time later, the celebration was on as the Washington Nationals lost and the Pirates were assured post-season action.
It was the “out” call heard around the National League. The Pirates not only won the game in Chicago, but the Washington Nationals lost to the Saint Louis Cardinals.
Some Pittsburgh Steelers fans are ready to throw in the Terrible Towel after last night’s discouraging 40-23 loss to the Chicago Bears.
It’s a wild weekend on the North Shore.
It began on Sept. 11, 2009, and it’s been a source of pride for Clairton.