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Filed under: — adrian @ 8:00 pm

Wow, what an game.

Dug and I went down to watch it at Shanghai Kelly’s, which must be one of the most crazy Steeler bars outside of Pittsburgh. It’s a relatively small neighborhood bar in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Pretty unsassuming really, but when I arrive half an hour before game time, all the seats were filled with people donning Steelers gear and there were a number of people standing already. Beers were being consumed (keep in mind, this was 9:30am PST). By the start of the game, it seemed like everyone had one under their belt already and the place was packed—maybe 60 people there. Some were old timers, undoubtedly fans from the 70s dynasty era and others were younger, raised on Jerome Bettis and Cowher football.

It was really funny, I met people from Peters Township, Mt. Lebanon (the neighboring towns) and Upper St. Clair (my alma mater) there. It was a boisterous and fun place to watch a game. People were cheering at every chance they got and on the big plays, I was high-fiving and hugging people I didn’t know.

I sort of poke fun at people in Pittsburgh for living and dying with this team, but I have to admit I was bouyed by this game and experience.

9 Responses to “electric”

  1. Milkshake Says:

    One for the ages

  2. Tark Says:

    Even I was rooting for Pittsburgh yesterday.

    They’re going to steamroll the Broncos.

    It would’ve been nice to have a Pittsburgh-Patriots rematch. I guess the Pats were overdue for a shitty playoff performance.

  3. Urban Saddle » Blog Archive » Steelers Bars Says:

    […] Adrian links to a pretty neat site that lists most (or all of) the Steelers bars in the world.  I can’t believe how many there are.  Five in Alaska.  Three in North Dakota.  And then even some random places outside the US like Portugal, Hong Kong, Qatar, and even Iraq.  There’s an idea for a coffee table book or something.  Get some photos and stories of the patrons and owners of these places.  Unfortunately, you could really only see these bars in action sixteen days out of the year.  It’d have to be a team effort.  You’d need people scattered throughout the US (or world!).  Who wants to do it? […]

  4. Patrick Says:

    It was definitely one for the ages. Hopefully Denver’s game will not be as nail-biting. My body still needs to settle from yesterday.

  5. Milkshake Says:

    So what do you guys make of “the call”? In particular I’m wondering if non-steeler football fans are as outraged by it.

  6. Tark Says:

    As a lifelong Patriots fan and NFL-watcher, I seriously think that was the worst call I’ve ever seen. It was an obvious catch in live action, it was clearer in slo-mo. The ref’s explanation didn’t even make sense.

    I’m interested to see how Mike Pereira (head of officials) breaks down this one on the NFL network this week. He usually says whether the calls were right or wrong and why.

  7. Milkshake Says:

    Well I don’t get the NFL network on my cable but the nfl released a statement about it today:

    I think even colts fans would agree that was a horrible call.

  8. adrian is rad » Blog Archive » overdue: covers contest #13 entries Says:

    […] I recorded mine while hoarse from yelling during last week’s game. I’m not particularly happy with it. […]

  9. adrian is rad » Blog Archive » I don’t think that one gave anyone a heart attack Says:

    […] I watched the game at Shanghai Kelly’s again. By game time they were turning people away—dug almost couldn’t get in until I said he was with me (and I was inside already). I’d guess somewhere between eighty and a hundred people in there. […]

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