Monday, January 24, 2011
Cranberry Patch headed to the North Park Lounge and Bamboo Bar to watch the AFC Championship.
Wow, what a game! After Sunday’s battle against the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to the Super Bowl. Again. After a stellar start and a so-so second half, the Steelers held on for a 24-19 win over the Jets. Next up is a trip to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas to take on the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6. Patch Cranberry realizes that after such an exciting Sunday, it's hard not to feel let down as you head back to you regular workday Monday. So why not relive it all again? Patch went to the North Park Lounge and Bamboo Bar on Route 19 Sunday to capture reaction to the game from the Steelers faithful.
Pittsburgh's going to the Super Bowl ... again! Add your photos to the gallery below.
Cranberry Patch spent the AFC Championship game in the company of Steelers fans ... and a few Jets fans. Check out what ensued as the Steelers beat the Jets by a score of 24-19. Super Bowl XLV, here we come! What did you do for the game? Add your photos to the gallery below or send them to editor Jessica Sinichak at email@example.com.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets fans Keith and Lindsay O'Brien have taken their fair share of teasing from their Cranberry neighbors leading up to today's game.
When longtime Jets fans Lindsay O’Brien and her husband, Keith, moved to Cranberry Township from New Jersey more than a year ago, their football allegiance wasn’t an issue – until recently. When it became clear the Jets would meet the Steelers in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, a neighbor immediately declared an imaginary line down the road and forbid the family to cross over to the "Steelers side" of the street. The good-natured ribbing continued on O’Brien’s Facebook page began as her new Pittsburgh pals teased her about the upcoming matchup. From there, things spread to O’Brien’s workplace as word got out among co-workers that they had a Jets fan in their midst. A speech therapist at Kindred Hospital at Heritage Valley in Beaver, O’…
Tasty treats to whip up for Sunday's Steelers playoff game.
The last time the Steelers went to the playoffs, I suggested to my husband that we throw a party to watch the game. He looked at me as if I’d just suggested Franco Harris dropped the Immaculate Reception. Parties require chitchat. Why would he want to do that during a playoff game? My husband’s not antisocial. He just takes his Steelers’ football seriously. My friend Inger won’t host playoff parties either – although for a different reason. She thinks they’re a jinx. On the other hand, I have friends who subscribe to what I call the Tinkerbell Effect. This involves cramming as many people into your living room as you can, then screaming and clapping wildly while inwardly chanting, “I do believe in the Steelers! I do! I do!” The …
Friday, January 21, 2011
What a long strange trip it's been. In anticipation of Sunday's AFC Championship game, Tim McNellie counts down some of the odder moments from the Jets' 2010 season. Dougie anyone?
Before the 2010 NFL season started, numerous media outlets declared that the New York Jets were the NFL’s new Favorite Team to Hate (replacing the perennial New England Patriots). They lived up to that billing in 2010, with a season that literally started with a reality show and included numerous scandals, controversies, and also a trip to the AFC Championship Game, where they’ll face the Steelers on Sunday. In anticipation of the game, here’s a quick rundown of the five most bizarre New York Jets moments of 2010. 5. The Many Children of Antonio Cromartie During training camp, an HBO camera crew talk to cornerback Antonio Cromartie about his children -- he as nine of them, to eight women, in six different states. Here, he names seven of …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Um, yeah! Patch asked Cranberry Township residents to predict who will walk away with the AFC title Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the New York Jets Sunday at Heinz Field in a game that no doubt will keep Steelers fans on the edge of their seats. With the AFC Championship title -- and a trip to the Super Bowl -- on the line, Steelers fans are not forgetting a loss to the Jets in December. Nevertheless, the countless members of the Steelers Nation have their Terrible Towels ready to wave their team to victory. Still smarting from that recent loss to the Jets, Patch asked those out and about in Cranberry Township how they think the Steelers will fare Sunday. Click on the photos below to check out what your neighbors had to say.