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As I spend this Sunday without the blessing of a Steelers game until tonight
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As I spend this Sunday without the blessing of a Steelers game until tonight

Some old-school Steelers’ Sundays will never be forgotten I mentioned in an earlier piece that Pittsburgh Steelers T-Shirt , not only has the game of football changed, but our experience of viewing it has changed. Set your way-back machine to 1974-1980. My family lived roughly three miles away from a town of 300, Stahlstown, PA, and perhaps fifty miles from the nearest TV station, NBC’s channel 6 in Johnstown. We also could tune in, with the help of our antenna, Channel 11 out of Pittsburgh, also NBC, and like Three Rivers Stadium, about 60 miles from our home. At that point, AFC games aired on NBC and NFC games on CBS. There was no FOX network, no ESPN, and only one game per week Pittsburgh Steelers Hats , Monday night on ABC, which was televised nationally. Both CBS and NBC had doubleheaders every week, with the Steelers typically playing the 1:00 p.m. game on NBC.Church was at 11:00. My expectation, as a kid, was that it would end by noon, but that was just wishful thinking. We’d pile into the car and head home in time, typically, to see the second half of the pre-game show, which aired from 12:30-1:00. My mother set about preparing lunch for us, typically soup and sandwiches. My father was a sucker for liverwurst sandwiches and, on rare occasions, feasted on beef-tongue sandwiches. I got bologna, which was fine by me.Here’s a shocker for the younger fans. We festooned the den with all of our Steelers gear, my toy helmet, my mittens Pittsburgh Steelers Hoodie , my pj’s, everything but our terrible towels. In those days the towels didn’t come out until playoff time. Our neighbor and friend, who would later plant a large church in Wexford that was home to several Steelers players including Gary Anderson, would arrive just in time for kickoff. The two men, my father and his friend, were much like the old coots on The Muppet Show. Their mouths poured forth a veritable tsunami of pessimism, each one trying to top (or bottom) the other with their prognosis that the Steelers were no good and the game, the season, was lost.I tuned them out. I had the faith of a child that my heroes would find a way to come through in the end. And in the end, they usually did. Whether it was Franco racking up big gains, Stallworth virtually creating the entire statistic of yards-after-catch, or the Steel Curtain coming down on some hapless offense, we would win.As the fourth quarter sands slipped through the hourglass, I started planning the rest of my day. [Image: nike_steelers_2165.jpg]
One of two things typically came next. If it wasn’t too ugly outside, I’d meet my friend Randy Gooder (now a pastor in Indianapolis) to toss the football Customized Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys , recreating the most exciting plays we saw that day. If it was ugly outside, I’d stay in to watch the second game of the day. Most weeks, Dallas was on CBS for the late game. Oakland was often on NBC. I loved the Cowboys, though of course as a distant second to my Steelers. I hated the Raiders. But I respected both teams and studied them.When the second game ended, another game clock started in my head — counting down the hours until the next Sunday at 1:00 when it would all begin again.Steelers Podcast: Why the Bengals have become Pittsburgh’s biggest rivals The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into Week-6 action and they’ve just passed the quarter mark of their 2018 regular season. With a surge of Steelers news, it was time to get back on the airwaves and discuss the Black-and-gold.Take a look at the rundown for the latest episode of the BTSC flagship podcast The Standard is the Standard. On this show Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams break down all things Steelers, including a fun game of “True or False!”Check out the rundown of the show:News and NotesRecapping the win over the FalconsWeek 6, True or False!Breaking down the Steelers vs. Bengals Week-6 gameWeek-6 game predictionsand MUCH MORE!Jeff Hartman, editor of BTSC, and Lance Williams walk you through everything you need to know regarding the Black-and-gold.If you haven’t heard, we have a YouTube channel, and the main reason for this is to increase the sound quality on our shows. But if you’re a visual learner you can watch the show below. Be sure to subscribe to our channel!If you missed the live show, be sure to check out all episodes on the following platforms:Apple Users: CLICK HERESpotify: CLICK HEREGoogle Play: CLICK HEREIf you’re old-school and just want the audio, you can listen to it in the player below. Custom New York Giants Jerseys
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