How did you become a Steelers fan?
In Pittsburgh, being a Steelers fan is like being weaned, or starting on solid foods; it’s just one of those things that happens. When I was growing up, the steel mills were still operating and there wasn’t a whole hell of a lot to keep people entertained. People turned to the Steelers for entertainment. They kind of seeped into everybody’s existence.
- NFL Pigskin: Bradford Thompson and the New York Giants
- NFL Pigskin: Gavin Kaysen and the San Diego Chargers
- NFL Pigskin: Giuseppe Tentori and the Chicago Bears
- NFL Pigskin: Kevin Rathbun and the Atlanta Falcons
- NFL Pigskin: Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson and the Denver Broncos
- NFL Pigskin: Michael Symon and the Cleveland Browns
- NFL Pigskin: Tim Love and the Dallas Cowboys
- NFL Pigskin: Tony Maws and the New England Patriots
Did you ever tailgate?
Oh, definitely. My sister and brother-in-law still have season tickets and tailgate before every game. There’s such a big crowd, you can start at one end of the tables and walk for an hour, socializing and sampling on down the row. A lot of kielbasa, a lot of stuffed cabbages, certainly Italian sausages and Italian hoagies. Some people bring pastas, some bring pizzas and warm them up on the grill, some set up turkey fryers. They’ve gotten very creative.