Pittsburgh Steelers Tailgates Attract Attention Of SportsManias’ DieHard Tour


Eight times a season, the men and women of Western Pennsylvania come together along the North Shore in Pittsburgh to help cheer their beloved NFL team to victory.

The fanbase has been referred to as Steelers Country. It also has been called Steelers Nation starting back in 1975 in the team’s highlights film, “Blueprint For Victory” from NFL Films.

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The season-ticket waiting list has over 40,000 names on it. The need to be at Heinz Field shows no sign of abating any time soon. For over 40 years, the Black and Gold faithful has sold out the stadium over 335 consecutive times.

Another source of pride is that proceeds from sales of Myron Cope’s Official Terrible Towel has raised over $3 million dollars for Allegheny Valley School, which cares for people with mental and physical disabilities. This rally towel gives back.

People have taken notice of Steelers Country and the fans’ devotion, as two weeks ago, Alex Perrault, a.k.a. Big Al on SportsManias, made a stop on the SportsManias’ DieHard tour in the Steel City, so he could take in the pregame activities outside of Heinz Field as fans prepared for the Black and Gold’s contest against the New Orleans Saints.

Perrault mingled with fans both inside and outside the stadium, capturing the foods, vehicles and the overall ambiance that makes the Pittsburgh tailgating experience so much fun. Here is his visit to the Burgh.

For are some additional recipes from your fellow Steeler fans to blitz your hunger on game day at home or at the tailgate:

From Behind The Steel Curtain on SBNation: Steelers-Themed Recipes Make For Festive Viewing And Tailgating

From CBS Pittsburgh: Best Tailgaiting Dips For Pittsburgh Games

From Alan’s Kitchen.com: Pittsburgh Steelers Tailgate Menu

Getting back to the gridiron, Pittsburgh moved within one-half game of Cincinnati for the AFC North lead after a 42-21 road win over the Bengals last Sunday.

The Steelers (8-5-0) are on the road this week as they visit the Georgia Dome on Sunday, Dec. 14 to take on the Atlanta Falcons (5-8-0). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on CBS.

Keep in mind, that in spite of their losing record, Atlanta remains tied with New Orleans for the top spot in the NFC South after falling 43-37 to the Packers at Green Bay on Monday night.

Here We Go Steelers, HERE WE GO!