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Big Ben

ADMIN: Community Update

Posted by slm76 on 2009.09.06 at 07:12
This is an update to my post from August 20

No one stepped up to take on the community, and that's okay. I have made the decision to close the community and that will be effective immediately. That means no one else will be able to join. You'll still be able to post if you really want to, but I won't be moderating or updating anything.

As I said previously, there is another Steelers' community on LJ: steelers_fans This is the community I discovered only after setting up this one. I know some of you are already members there, even though they certainly don't make use of their interests in order for folks to find them easily *g* I do NOT know either moderator, and I don't know what the group is like. But I encourage all of you to visit it.

I'll leave it for a time, maybe even the season, before deleting the community. This post will serve as notification of the community's status for anyone who visits.

Thanks everyone for being members.


Big Ben

ADMIN: Looking for new community maintainer/owner

Posted by slm76 on 2009.08.20 at 09:21
Hello everyone

After four years, I have decided to resign from my position of community owner/moderator. My reasons are many, including a desire to simplify my online life. I also now live in TO territory and with all the craziness about him and the Bills, well, I'll have to take what games I can!

I began this community because I could not find another Steeler-orientated community on Live Journal. I've since learned there is another community, which has many more members including some of you. I guess the lack of 'interests' on the community's profile page hasn't stopped folks from finding them ;) Oh yeah, and they've been around a lot longer.

So, here's the deal:

Is there anyone here that would like to take over from me in running this community? There aren't many qualifications, really. And it wouldn't take much to do a better job than me! If you've had experience modding other communities, that would be a plus, although it's definitely not essential. I might remain a member, but I'll stay out of management decisions unless I'm specifically asked so there is no need to worry about that.

If you're interested, please respond with a comment to this post. I'll screen all the comments, unless they aren't job applications.

If no one steps forward by Friday, September 4, I'll probably end up closing and deleting the community. It'll be a little sad if it comes to that, but I know you'll be able to go elsewhere for your Steelers fix on Live Journal. I will make a post in advance of closure and point you in the other community's direction if this happens.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the community over the past four years. A community cannot be a community if people don't take part.



Great Woman

James Harrison Spoofed on SNL

Posted by flarn_chef on 2009.02.11 at 09:16
Current Mood: amusedamused
For those that missed this.....



Posted by flarn_chef on 2009.02.03 at 17:49
Current Mood: irritatedirritated

Trophy Towel Is a Terrible Travesty

Posted Feb 2nd 2009 8:33 PM by JJ Cooper (author feed)

Filed Under: NFL, Super Bowl, Cardinals, Steelers
As soon as the Super Bowl MVP hoists the Lombardi Trophy, the NFL always has a commercial ready to tell fans how they can buy overpriced hats and t-shirts "that are just like the ones the champions are wearing." It's harmless, and hey, if you want to spend $22 on a t-shirt or $30 on a Super Bowl cap, knock yourselves out.

But this year, the NFL has gone a step further and added a product that no self-respecting Steelers fan would ever purchase. For $24.99 you can buy a genuine Super Bowl champion "trophy towel." It's a towel that has "SB XLIIII champions" printed on it. Considering how much a hand towel costs, that's a nice 1,500 percent markup at least, but worse than that, the towel is a horrendously odious knock-off of something Steelers fans consider sacred.

The Terrible Towel is as much a part of Steeler fandom as Jerome Bettis, Art Rooney and the Immaculate Reception. It's also a great way to remember legendary radio announcer Myron Cope, who invented the towel in 1975. You can buy a Myron Cope Tribute Terrible Towel for $6.95 or a Super Bowl XLIII one for $7.95. Now the NFL is trying to get in on the act (30+ years later) and is marketing Trophy Towels for every team.

If you buy a Terrible Towel, at a reasonable $7.95, you will be supporting the Allegheny Valley School, a school that works with people with autism and other mental disabilities--Myron Cope donated the rights to the towel to the school back in the 1990s. If you buy a Trophy Towel at a gouge-you-till-your-eyes-bleed $24.95, you're just making the NFL richer.

So if you're looking to get a Super Bowl memento, grab a Terrible Towel, something any self-respecting Steelers fan would be happy to own. The NFL's Trophy Towel is something that no true Steelers fan should use as toilet paper. If you happen to have the misfortune to receive one as a gift, please burn it, as Steelers fans need to do everything we can to keep the NFL's copycat product from spreading.


Victory Parades

Posted by xinie on 2009.02.03 at 07:28
Anyone outside Pittsburgh planning on anything special?

I hear that in the 'burgh, people are already gathering along the parade route-

fun size chocolate

Media Coverage

Posted by slm76 on 2009.02.02 at 10:36
No matter where you are, what's being said about this win in your area?

BBC news website (I'm originally from the UK)

They're the Lords of the Rings - from the PPG

Nothing yet on my local paper's website. If anything comes up, I'll post it as a comment.

fun size chocolate

ADMIN: How to celebrate #6?

Posted by slm76 on 2009.02.02 at 10:13
I want to do something special in this community to celebrate this fantastic win, but I don't know what.

steelerfans is currently a free community. Should we go for a paid account? I'd like to, but my personal finances are exceedingly tight right now.

If we go from free to paid, then we could revamp the style. It's currently black and gold. But I'm not good with graphics, so someone would have to design a layout.

I do plan on re-doing the profile some time today or tomorrow, because we do need to acknowledge that we are the ONLY NFL TEAM TO HAVE SIX!!

But before I place that beautiful Troy photo on the profile... *g*

Poll #1342110 Community gender?

Male or Female?


So, I'm throwing it out there. How do you want to see this community develop? What ideas do you have? I'm open to all ideas, and I believe in giving credit where credit is due, so there'd definitely be recognition where recognition is due.

The Virtual Me


Posted by mhael on 2009.02.01 at 23:16

The Virtual Me

I assume by now we've all heard about this...

Posted by mhael on 2009.01.30 at 16:35
But just in case:

Obama's Super Bowl Pick: The Steelers
At last, President Obama has addressed the issue foremost on the mind of every American: which team will he be rooting for in the Super Bowl?

From the White House pool report:

THE PRESIDENT: I have to say, you know, I wish the Cardinals the best. Kurt Warner is a great story and he's closer to my age than anybody else on the field, but I am a long-time Steelers fan. Mr. Rooney, the owner, was just an extraordinary supporter during the course of the campaign. Franco Harris was campaigning for me in Pittsburgh. So --

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Coach signed up with you, too.

THE PRESIDENT: Right, Coach Tomlin was a supporter. So I -- you know, I wish the best to the Cardinals. They've been long-suffering; it's a great Cinderella story. But other than the Bears, the Steelers are probably the team that's closest to my heart.

When asked who they thought would win the big game, the members of Obama's press shop refused to make any predictions. Bill Burton said he needed to pour through some stats before going out on a line. But Mother Jones' Jonathan Stein (no relation) has made the compelling argument that, if you're truly a progressive, you'll be waving "Terrible Towels" come Sunday. Another Democrat noted that there are more electoral college votes in Pennsylvania than in Arizona.

Source (video at the source)

(Regardless of how you voted, which I am not asking here.... that's pretty cool to have the frikkin' President of the United States be that big of a fan.  Wonder if they'll send him a football or something if they win?  Oh, and just for good measure:


Great Woman

Oh My....

Posted by flarn_chef on 2009.04.29 at 19:53
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Behind a cut for politeness, but it doesn't get much better than THIS!Collapse )

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