1. Steelers post coming later this afternoon. Sit tight, kiddies. Sit tight.
2. The PittGirl shirt is now available in a black and gold men’s long-sleeved tee, as well as some sweatshirt hoodies.
You have 18 days to purchase your shirt before they’re gone forever and ever, amen.
“You’ll have to ask coach [Mike] Tomlin on that one,” Roethlisberger said when asked if his shoulder was still sore.
Roethlisberger was asked several times about the specifics of his injury, including whether he was able to throw deep passes at practice and each time he answered, “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask coach Tomlin on that.”
He didn’t know if his shoulder was sore and he didn’t know if he was able to throw deep passes at practice?
Was all of this secrecy some ploy to keep the Jags guessing as to whether or not Benny would play, hoping the element of surprise would have the Jags running around like pigeons with their heads ripped off? Yeah. That worked.
4. Oh, what can I say about this article about a woman that brought her husband’s ashes to the Steelers game? Nothing that won’t make me cry on my keyboard. Go read it. And this video here will make you bawl like a baby. Then again, I might just be PMSing.
5. One of the owners of the local Barsmart.com has designed a poster for bar/restaurant owners who might be a little pissed about the drink tax. Check it out. (h/t Curt O)
Speaking of liquor, have you ever wondered about how much the PLCB sucks?
In Pennsylvania, all liquor license holders must purchase wine and spirits from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
The PLCB charges a 30 percent markup; a “bottle charge” of $1.25 per bottle; a round-up to the nearest 9 cents ($21.82 becomes $21.89); an 18 percent “Johnstown flood tax” that was enacted in 1936 to rebuild that city but has remained in effect ever since; and the 7 percent sales tax in Allegheny County.
Let me quantify it for you. They suck a whole lot.
Beyond the 30% markup … round up to the nearest 9 cents (who pulled that number out of their ass?) and add 18 percent from a tax that was instituted back in 1936? Are we still rebuilding Johnstown? Wow. Sure sounds like somebody’s getting paid by the hour on that job.