Cranberry natives (and best friends) Brandon Fusco and Don Barclay will be on opposite sides of the field when the Green Bay Packers take on the rival Minnesota Vikings.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
For the second time in a month, two graduates of Seneca Valley High School will play against each other in one of the NFL’s biggest rivalries. Brandon Fusco, a 2005 graduate, and Don Barclay, a 2006 graduate, both are starting offensive linemen in the NFL. On Dec. 30, they will play on opposite sides of the field when the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings. Fusco and Barclay didn’t just go to the same high school together. They were best friends and grew up just five houses apart from each other in Cranberry. After their high school graduation, Barclay went on to play for West Virginia University. Fusco played center at Slippery Rock University. Fusco made his first career start during the first game of the 2012 season for the…
The Steelers Nation chases its beer with pierogies. Cheeseheads love their bratwursts. Patch folks of both persuasions offer perspectives on tailgate staples from both sides of the buffet table.
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA PATCHERS SAY: Milwaukee has its brat race. Pittsburgh has people dressed up as pierogies – hello, Jalapeno Hanna! – race around PNC Park on summer nights in baseball season. That’s how important the pan-fried, microwaved or even grilled edible is to Pittsburghers: The stuffed pasta delicacies are welcome at Pirates, Penguins, college football and -- most of all -- Steelers tailgates. Potato, onion, cheese, you name it, these treats are consumed around Pittsburgh at a rate 11 times higher than any other U.S. city, according to one survey. Doused in butter, slathered in onions or sour cream - no 'Burgh bash is complete without this version of comfort food. At Lviv European Deli in Coraopolis, Nadia Gordan and her …