Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Cranberry Patch Editor Jessica Sinichak still "can't believe" she lost bet with Sussex Patch Editor Andy Smith and must wear a Packers jersey.
Sunday was an all-around terrible day for Jessica Sinichak in Pennsylvania. Not only did her Steelers lose to to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XVL, her friends burned the Packers sweatshirt she reluctantly was going to be forced to wear all week as part of a bet with yours truly on who would win the game. (Cranberry editor's note: That part wasn't terrible!) "I was at a house party and they took the sweatshirt out into the street for cars to run over, again and again, and then they set it on fire," said Sinichak, editor of the Patch site in Cranberry, PA. Apparently, in Mudville, Casey has struck out, big time. "It's hard to come back from three turnovers and win the Super Bowl," she said. Gently reminded that not only did the …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Follow Cranberry Patch Editor Jessica Sinichak as she keeps readers updated on tonight’s big game.
So here it is, gang. The day that we’ve all been looking forward to since the Steelers grounded the Jets in the AFC Championship game in January finally is here. It’s Super Bowl time. I’ll be watching the game in Cranberry (naturally) and I want keep you loyal Patch readers up-to-date on what’s happing, especially those of you who joined our little contest for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. Folks who entered before 6 p.m. sent us their predictions on the following: So, look for updates from me at halftime – including what color outfit Miss Fergie is wearing – and at the end of the game. I’ll also be posting reaction to the Super Bowl from Cranberry residents. Feel free to send me your photos and I’ll add them to the gallery. Go …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Just a sign of the time: In the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Steelers stuff is everywhere.
Signs. Almost everywhere, a sign. Drive the back roads and main routes of Cranberry for an hour, and you’ll see for yourself that we take a backseat to no other community when it comes to signs. Some direct us: “Penna Turnpike 2 Miles Ahead” Some enrich us: “We Buy Gold” Some are signs of the times: “Office For Rent” Some speed us up: “One-Hour Photo” Some slow us down: “Happy Hour From 5-7” They tell us when to stop the SUV or pickup truck, where to turn for pizza, and how much more it’s going to cost for our next tank of gas. In the days leading up to the Steelers’ intriguing matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV today in Arlington, Texas, there were other signs. It’s a sign not often seen around Cranberry, which has …
Friday, February 4, 2011
While Steelers fans enjoy their particular and impressive culinary delights, Packers fans simply ignore any effort to lose weight when it comes to the green and gold in the Super Bowl.
Cranberry Editor Jessica Sinichak and her counterpart in Sussex, WI, Editor Andy Smith, have compared quarterbacks, fans and even karma to prove whose team is most worthy of the Lombardi Trophy. This article has nothing to do with that. This time, they’re competing over who has the best food. And, for all their differences, Pittsburgh and Green Bay have something in common in terms of food — no salads on either menu! Jessica goes first. Why Pittsburgh Has the Better Food Not only is our team going to be victorious on Sunday, our traditional tailgate food also is a winner. Here’s why: Pierogies – And I’m not talking about the ones that race around PNC Park during Pirate games. These little dumplings stuffed with potato and cheese and topped…
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Students and staff wore their Steelers best and painted their faces black and gold ... and in one case, Packers green!
As Sunday approaches, the students and staff at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School are gearing up to cheer their team to a victory in Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, TX. Cranberry Patch spotted Steelers black and gold -- even some pink -- and heard terrifying growls fit for any gridiron. We even saw a lone brave Packer fan, who wore his green and gold with pride.
Every Thursday is Patch Picks day. Look for our picks on fun events around the area, then add your own.
Starting today, our new weekly Patch Picks feature will appear on Thursdays to highlight editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful picks to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to holiday celebrations, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Want to suggest a pick? Submit your idea in the comment box. This Week's Patch Picks: Super Bowl Crawl
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
It's another Patch-versus-Patch showdown as Cranberry Editor Jessica Sinichak debates Sussex, WI, Editor Andy Smith on who will win the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Well, Jessica, this time we’re each trying to outdo the other in convincing readers to grudgingly admit that their team is doomed. Hence, “Five Reasons Why The (fill-in-the-blank) Will Win the Super Bowl.” Whaddya say if in this article we go back-and-forth, point-by-point? I'll start. Andy Says: 1. The Packers Have the Better Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the hottest QB in the NFL with phenomenal quarterback ratings in every aspect measured. There is only one other quarterback in the history of the game to immediately replace a legend at this high a level of play. Only Steve Young did it immediately after Joe Montana. Now, Aaron Rodgers is doing it immediately after Brett Favre. Jessica’s Response: No way Andy! Like him or not on a …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Pittsburgh's popular Steelerbaby isn't making a score prediction, but he sure hopes his team wins and DESTROYS the Packers.
Are you excited for the Super Bowl? This could be the third Steelers' win in your lifetime. Steelerbaby is terribly excited about this. I can’t tell you how many diapers Steelerbaby has gone through since winning the AFC championship. Steelerbaby is definitely packing extra Pampers for this one. Where will Steelerbaby watch the game? Hopefully, Steelerbaby is going to Dallas. Steelerbaby doesn’t have tickets, but Steelerbaby always relies on the kindness of strangers. Any message for the Cheeseheads? Any team whose fans wear blocks of cheese on their heads can’t be that ferocious. It’s Cheeseheads versus hardhats. That's a big glass of half-and-half. You're not lactose intolerant, are you? That'd be messy. With no real insides, I have no …
Monday, January 31, 2011
In anticipation of the big game, Patch editors in Sussex and Cranberry take part in a "Patch-versus-Patch" showdown. Loser has to wear the opposing team's jersey in shame.
Your Cranberry Patch editor and Steelers devotee Jessica Sinichak goes toe-to-toe with Sussex, WI editor Andy Smith over who's going to win the Super Bowl. JESSICA'S CHALLENGE: Besides the Steel Curtain, six Super Bowl wins (and a seventh on the way), a storied history that includes original owner Art Rooney and such legendary players as Franco Harris and “Mean Joe” Green, the Pittsburgh Steelers are best known for their awesomely loyal fans. Basically, we rock. Hit up any bar or restaurant in the Pittsburgh area, and you’re sure to see the establishment – and its patrons – decked out in black and gold. In fact, there are plenty of bars well outside the Pittsburgh area – I even came across a Steelers bar in Hawaii – where you’re sure to …
Add your playoff beard photos to the gallery below.
In honor of the Steelers heading to the Super Bowl, where they will take on the Green Bay Packers, Cranberry Patch asked readers on Tuesday to send us photos of their playoff beards. Reader Jenn Smith immediately responded with a picture of her brother-in-law, Adam Smith, a big-time Steelers fan. We must say, we at Cranberry Patch HQ (meaning editor Jessica Sinichak) are most impressed by Smith’s beard. His hat is pretty cool too. In fact, Smith’s beard is right up there with that of Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel. OK, almost, but not quite. Keisel sports a beard so awesome that it has its own Facebook Page. As of Thursday morning, the “Brett Keisel’s Beard” Facebook page had 16,155 fans. Can we get that many for the Cranberry Patch …