Did any of you watch the inaugural game of the Pittsburgh Power?
Or as many have taken to calling them, The Pittsburgh Pahr.
I watched it from beginning to end and found it to be an immensely fun game, one in which I sort of had to learn how things worked as it went along. It seemed like receivers were able to cross the line of scrimmage before the ball was snapped. Also, balls could be caught on the rebound, which was unexpected. It was like hockey mixed with football, with players flipping opponents over the cushioned wall, behind which stood the team, personnel, and coaches.
Speaking of coaches, meet the Pahr coach Chris Siegfried:
From the Pahr’s facebook page:
Very nice indeed. Kind of a young Richard Gere look to him.
He’s tasked with keeping motivated and competitive a team of men who earn only $400 per game. That can’t be easy.
He also recognizes what Pittsburgh is:
“We are here in the greatest football city in America, and we better put a great product on the field,” Siegfried said.
Gotta say, it was a pretty good product. Lost in overtime to the Soul, but not before fighting back to tie it in the last second.
He’s the next official Smokin’ Hot Burgher and his crown is in the mail and by crown I mean [sports slap on the butt!].
Tomorrow: Another new Smokin’ Hot Burgher!
Wait, that’s not really a hint. Here’s another one: CMU professor.
I seriously need to put together a “24 Most Beautiful Pittsburghers Calendar” and sell it for charity.