Monday, December 8, 2008

Even more fun than I expected

This was the view from our perch in row Z. Believe it or not there are seats higher than Z, and our seats were pretty decent. We were on the goal line where they scored the winning touchdown.

We had such a great time. My first Steelers football game ever. The crowd was at least as entertaining as the game, and I'm pretty sure we had championship level hecklers in our section, too. With the voice of Chris Farley's Matt Foley character, one fellow was particularly articulate. Except he did start on this "They're just a bunch of cry boys" tirade that didn't quite make sense. I mean, I know what he meant: the Cowboys fell down and rolled on the ground for just about every play, but isn't the phrase "Cry baby?"

Anyhow, Pittsburgh won and there's just something incredible about sixty thousand people all yelling and cheering at one time. You can't help but get excited, too. Everyone's just in such a good mood. This in spite of the bitter, bitter coldness. And probably with a little help from the $7 cans of beer being thrown back, or the skunky herbage wafting through the air from time to time. Dude.

I also couldn't help but notice that all recent activities for Mark and I involved twenty layers of clothing & runny noses. How romantic. Next goal: First Pittsburgh Penguin game.


Camp Papa said...

There must be a lot of awkward first dates with twenty layers of clothes and runny noses in your part of the world.

Great picture.

Annette said...

You are much braver than I, to venture into that cold. I watched the game from my couch and was bundled in a fleece and an afghan. I don't think I own enough clothes to deal with 9 degree wind chills.