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This Pittsburgher might surprise you.

Posted on: February 22, 2008 11:57 am

I'll need to make this very clear, I love the Steelers, but I live, breathe and die Penguins.  I've seen them play in several cities over the past few years, and a swing through Western Canada was a dream come true.  Seeing my Pens play in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver over a 4 day span in some of the greatest hockey towns in North America.  I love my Pirates, however I am oft left with a feeling of wanting, 15 years is too long.  The Steelers are the town favorite I know, but I just can't look past the youngest of the Black and Gold. 

I live here in Phx and have learned 2 important details since moving here: The west coast barely concerns itself on most doing of sport (well here in Phx anyway) and that I'm a midwestern, not an east coaster (they're just crazy.)  I currently am a season ticket holder of the Penguins, Coyotes, and Diamondbacks (sorry Buccos). 

I beg of you to extend two courtesies to me.  First, that you not hold my homerism against me, I'll do my best to make it as mild as possible.  Secondly, forgive the angst towards the laissez-faire attitude of the locals here in Phoenix.  I kid you not, my Jack Wilson drives in 2 run with a double off the right field wall, I stand to high five my compatriots.  I heard from behind me two relevant remarks, the first "You'd think you were cheering on the Red Sox!" and my response "You'd think you were cheering on the Devil Rays." The second, "You know I couldn't see that play." 

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