Pittsburgh Steelers fans travel notoriously well and don’t always make the best house-guests. While they will probably be easy to spot, here are a few ways to protect yourself, should you find yourself surrounded at FedExField.
1. Keep the Steel City out.
The only reason why Steelers fans travel so well is because home fans sell them their tickets.
My solution: Don’t sell them your ticket! If you can’t go, find a Redskins fan who can. If you don’t know any, run a background check before you sell it. Find character witnesses for any prospective buyers–anything, but don’t sell your homefield advantage.
2. They will be carrying yellow Terrible Towels.
I will not criticize something that is sold for charity, but I don’t understand how you can sum up an entire franchise and city with a linen. I don’t think that there’s a towel design that could sum up the entirety of Redskins Nation, and I’m proud that it hasn’t been done.
My solution: But, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. You know the towels are coming, so integrate it into your own celebration. Bring a Burgundy Towel to the game, and let the Steelers fans aid in cheering on the Burgundy and Gold.
3. They will be singing Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.”
For the record, Wiz isn’t actually from Pittsburgh; he’s a transplant that was born in Minot, North Dakota. From where he was born, I count at least eight NFL closer than the Steelers.
I also wouldn’t venture a guess (on a family-friendly blog) as to what Wiz is singing about, but I know it’s not football. I’m not quite sure how this became the fan’s anthem, because it’s not really about the team or the city. But I digress…
My solution: If they really want to pretend like “Black and Yellow” has to do with the Steelers, then remind them that the Redskins themselves did a video first–and it was better. For those of you that forgot:
This isn’t a video from a fan to a team, it’s the team to the fans. I don’t remember seeing Big Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison singing a song for the Steelers fans–do you?
Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
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