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Steelers Trivia for the Uninterested

January 18, 2005

You know, I'm not into sports.

Sweaty men in tight pants running around just doesn't do it for me... though now that I think about it.... *shakes head* well.

my point, if I had one, was that although I am not into sports, haven't voluntarily watched a sporting events since marching band circa 1996, have never been forced at gunpoint to watch a game, and therefore have not watched a game for a very long time.

It is impossible, however, even for a culturely inobservant folk such as myself, to avoid knowing how the Steelers are doing this season.

For a few weeks, it seemed like every Monday or so, some clueless person would ask me about the game to which I'd respond with a blank stare and perhaps some wisecrack remark about organized sports and my lack of interest thereof.

Soon, however, my friends took it upon themselves to keep me informed. Every weekend or so, some kindly folk will call me and keep me filled with highlights about the latest game. "It went into a fifteen minute overtime!" one joyous caller proclaimed. "Twice!" Super. Now I could go to work and not have to feel like I was missing out on something.

And for my birthday who was sitting at the table next to mine but Hines Ward! Apparently he's a Steeler. My friend April was very excited; she could hardly contain herself. I tried to bribe another friend of mine, a man, to go sit on his lap so I could snap a picture but despite the offer of a $10 fee, he steadfastly refused. Ah well.

Anyway.

Today I decided I'd do a little research, because, um, I'm bored at work.

So:

1) In case you thought it might be some kind of record that two teams from the same state could conceivably be competing in the superbowl you would be wrong. In 1995 the San Franscisco 49'ers competed against the San Diego chargers. I don't know who won.

2) The last time the Steelers were in the Super Bowl was in 1995. They lost. Horribly. The last time the Steelers -won- the Super Bowl was in 1980 against the Los Angeles Rams. Woo.

3) The first superbowl was Jan. 15, 1967. Green Bay kicked ass.

4) Pepsi is the official soft drink of the Super Bowl.

5) Diana Ross sang the National Anthem in 1982, Barry Manilow in 1984, & in 1992 the song was done in American Sign Language and it's been all downhill since!

Moira at 03:27 PM :: Comments (5) :: ::
Comments:

I never used to get into football at all. (Although, baseball, and more specifically softball, are more my kind of games; in fact, I was a fast pitcher for nine years and through high school :)

But now I'm sort of watching football with a new interest... I was posting a much longer comment, but I've decided to make it a post :) Read that!

Posted by: Karissa at January 19, 2005 09:24 AM

You should definetly watch the game this weekend. It promises to be a wonderful show!

Posted by: Tiffany at January 19, 2005 03:15 PM

You should definetly watch the game this weekend. It promises to be a wonderful show!

Posted by: Tiffany at January 19, 2005 03:15 PM

K & T - I'm actually invited to a Steelers gathering on Sunday that I am planning to attend, assuming that I am not still feeling like crap. Did you guys make it to Stitch 'n Bitch! I hope you did and that you had a wonderful time. I'm sad that I couldn't make it! Hopefully next time!

Posted by: moira at January 22, 2005 02:52 AM

K & T - I'm actually invited to a Steelers gathering on Sunday that I am planning to attend, assuming that I am not still feeling like crap. Did you guys make it to Stitch 'n Bitch! I hope you did and that you had a wonderful time. I'm sad that I couldn't make it! Hopefully next time!

Posted by: moira at January 22, 2005 02:53 AM
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