Ken Rice! Bob Pompeani! Have I died and gone to heaven?!

As I mentioned, PittGirl headed to the Steelers Pep Rally on Friday, at which massive amounts of crazed Steelers fans turned out to offer virgin sacrifices to the Gods of Football.

The first hour or so was spent jamming to the tunes of the Burgh’s own Povertyneck Hillbillies, which rocked (photos here). You don’t need to like country music to appreciate lyrics like, “I may not be Mister Right, but I’m mister right now.” Okay, maybe you do. But those country boys sure know how to rock a Steelers jersey and cowboy hat.

Following their concert I was returning to my seat after a bathroom break when such a massive cheer went through the stadium that I was sure Elvis himself or at least Terry Bradshaw had ascended to the stage. I craned my neck to see……….


Yes, the Steelers faithful were so desperate for a reason to cheer that they were cheering for KDKA’s Bob Pompeani like he was a rock star. And in return, Bob did a few pointy poses while talking to the crowd. Kind of like this.

He was loving it.

And then when Ken Rice took to the other microphone stand … oh, my.

Apparently the Burghers are in love with his big bushy eyebrows because another cheer and mass waving of Terrible Ttowels rippled through the Stadium. “KEN RICE!!! Oh, my God. It’s KEN RICE! WOOOOOO! Ken Rice ROCKS! High five, dude!”

Couple those two with Dan Onorato and Bob O’Connor, and the four of them standing on stage and basking in the glory of the cheers suddenly looked like a middle-aged rock band. An AWESOME middle aged rock band. I don’t know about you, but I would pay some nice bucks to see Bob Pompeani on lead vocals, Ken Rice on the lead guitar, Danny O rocking on the drums and Bobby O tearing around the stage just smashing shit up with his medieval weapon.

I know what you’re thinking … awesome!


  1. Anonymous
    January 30, 2006 12:22 pm

    The Povertyneck Hillbillies are a great local country band. We’ve seen them numerous times, and they put on a quite a show.

  2. girl
    June 14, 2007 3:04 pm

    i love love love love bob pompeani! recently just met him!