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.”READ MORE: 'We've Missed Our Guests So Much:' Theaters Reopening In The Cultural District Brings Sense Of Normalcy
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.READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
“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?MORE NEWS: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
“I cook the kielbasa up with Coors Lite.”