Saturday, August 16, 2008

Toronto Steelers

Sorry Rich, Tor-Buff-Chester will have to take a back seat to Network Pittsburgh:

When Donte Whitner walked onto the field Thursday night at the Rogers Centre, the Buffalo Bills strong safety was shocked to see more Pittsburgh Steelers fans clad in black and gold than Bills fans wearing red, white and blue.

When they began cheering for his Steelers counterpart, Troy Polamalu, he realized that at best, this would be a game played at a neutral site.

I doubt the same thing would have happened if the game was played in Buffalo and given my experience watching road games with other members of Steelers Nation, I suspect that many of the fans who showed up are residents of Ontario. Once again, inter-urban connectivity trumps mega-regionalism.

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