Brand new Smokin’ Hot Burgher!

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!

Hint: HAWT.

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.


  1. bucdaddy
    March 15, 2011 2:06 pm

    I guess if the Pahr can’t have Coach Cahr, this is the next-best thing.

  2. Noelle
    March 15, 2011 3:30 pm

    I don’t think this new hot burgher is going to be a professor in the school of computer science. Am I right?

  3. Noelle
    March 15, 2011 3:34 pm

    Unless it’s Adrian in Robotics. He’s adorbs.

  4. Momma
    March 15, 2011 3:37 pm

    I don’t need a professor, just a nice hot burger!!! Wait’n for the calendar…..

  5. Pittsburgh Tom
    March 15, 2011 3:50 pm

    Another perk of arena football is if the ball goes into the stands, the fan gets to keep it. I have season tickets right beside where the owners were sitting, so I had a great time. I didn’t notice the coach, though.

  6. Burghbird
    March 15, 2011 7:10 pm

    OMG. I have almost the same still shot I took of my paused TV to send to a friend who was in New York for the weekend and missed the game. Srsly H-O-T.

  7. Dana
    March 15, 2011 7:28 pm

    Is it just me, or does he look a little like Steely McBeam?

  8. LisaB
    March 15, 2011 8:32 pm

    I’d buy one’a dem calnders. lol. (I’m watching too much Greg & Donny on YouTube.)

  9. Trish
    March 15, 2011 8:37 pm

    Whoa. Cheekbones for days. Why are there so many hot men involved in Pittsburgh sports? WHY?!

  10. unsatisfied
    March 15, 2011 11:46 pm

    too bad he’s going to need a new job in a few months.