Sunday, February 3, 2013
Ads for the big game often appear online days before kickoff. Check out these five and tell us your favorite.
For fans whose teams are not in today's Championship game, and sadly we Steelers fans are among them, the commercials can be more entertaining than the game itself. This year, the talking baby, Danica Patrick, even a baby Clydesdale are all back, AdAge.com reports. Patch has found five of the ads already online. Check them out and then tell us your favorite by taking our poll.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Santee-based semipro team claims Women's Football Alliance championship at NFL’s Heinz Field Sunday.
Holly Peterson ran the opening kickoff back 82 yards for a touchdown, and her San Diego Surge semipro women’s football team intercepted a pass with 18 seconds left to beat the Chicago Force 40-36 Saturday in Pittsburgh—and claiming the equivalent of the Women’s Super Bowl. According to ESPN.com, more than 2,000 fans turned out for the Women's Football Alliance championship at Heinz Field—the first women’s title game to be held in an NFL stadium. “We were in a heavyweight fight,” Force coach John Konecki was quoted as saying. “A 16-round fight that went to decision and the Surge beat us.” News services also reported: “The Force led 36-27 in the fourth quarter, but the Surge scored twice in the final 2:28 to win. A 68-yard punt return by …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steeler recently completed his senior capstone and walked at Sunday's commencement ceremony in Oxford, OH.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger graduated from Miami University in Ohio on Sunday—nine years after leaving for the NFL. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in education during a commencement ceremony at Miami's Millett Hall—the university's basketball arena close to Yager Stadium, where he set records he still holds today. The 30-year-old joined nearly 600 students in receiving their diplomas on campus from The School of Education, Health & Society—a ceremony officiated by Dean Carine Feyten. His wife, Ashley; his father and stepmother, Ken and Brenda; and his grandmother, Audrey, were in attendance. He told the university he's very proud of the school, the red "M," and the education he has received. Before …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Will you be cheering the New England Patriots or the New York Giants?
When it comes to this year's Super Bowl, I really only have a two-word comment: Not Brady! But that's just me. I've never been a fan of the New England Patriot's quarterback—or his head coach. It might seem like a girly reason, but I just never found them to be classy winners (or losers). On the other hand, you have Eli Manning (who I will be cheering this fine Sunday). But my opinion doesn't matter: I want to know who Canon-McMillan area residents want to reign supreme at this year's Super Bowl. In the meantime, if you want more coverage of today's football, visit ESPN here and Sports Illustrated here.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Tony Steratore is a back judge in the NFL.
Although our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers are not in this year's Super Bowl, Pittsburgh still has a connection. Two of the seven-man crew of game officials—announced by the National Football League on Wednesday—hail from Pittsburgh, including Tony Steratore of Peters Township. Head linesman Tom Stabile, of Pittsburgh, will join him. Steratore has been an NFL official since 2000 following in the footsteps of his father Gene and his brother Gene Jr. Stabile. He wears uniform number 112. This is his second time officiating a Super Bowl game. Outside of his NFL officiating duties, Tony Steratore is the president of Steratore Sanitary Supplies in Eighty-Four, PA. Editor's Note: Steratore couldn't be reached for comment.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Planning a Super Bowl party for the fam? Here's an easy recipe to get things started.
My friend and fabulous coworker Andrea Bosco (editor of Peters Patch) sent us this easy recipe to get your festive Super Bowl party started. Don't worry: We're collecting more Super Bowl recipes as we speak and will feature more next week. Do you have a favorite tailgate treat? Then please the recipe along to me at email@example.com. In the meantime, here's Ms. Bosco's recipe (which looks even easy enough for this culinarily challenged woman to make): Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip Servings: 4 cups dip Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 Ingredients: 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing 1/2 cup Frank's Redhot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or wing sauce 1/2 cup crumbled blue …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Ryan Quinn hopes his "superb owl" commercial will be chosen by Doritos to air during the big game.
What began as a joke with one fan’s Super Bowl party invitation has turned into a television commercial that might be used by Doritos. Ryan Quinn, a 2006 Chartiers Valley graduate, wrote and directed a 30-second video that he hopes will be chosen by Doritos as a Super Bowl ad. It begins with the party’s host wondering why all of his guests are bringing owls to his apartment, only to realize he made an unfortunate typo on the invitations: Each guest was invited to a SUPERB OWL Party. *CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE COMMERCIAL* Quinn, who lives in Scott Township and runs a small film company, sent out similar invitations last year, but decided this year to turn it into a humorous commercial. Countless people have submitted videos, which Doritos …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The state senator said he bought the ticket at face value and will reimburse Consol for all associated costs.
State Sen. Tim Solobay said Tuesday that yes, he bought a $900 Super Bowl ticket from the Steelers through Consol Energy, and that yes, he traveled to Dallas on the Southpointe company's private jet. But he wants people to know: He will also be paying for the associated travel and hotel costs as soon as they are calculated. And at the end of the year, they will be included on his ethics report. Solobay, D-Canonsburg, said Tuesday that those costs have yet to be divided among the more than dozen people who took the trip with the oil and gas company. The senator added that the situation is identical to one in 2009 - when he bought a Super Bowl ticket through Consol and traveled to Tampa on the company jet. All associated costs, he said, were…
Monday, January 24, 2011
Canonsburg's Main Street Program plans a tailgate party to celebrate another Steelers Super Bowl appearance.
Nadeen Steffey has two words for Steeler fans: Bring it. Canonsburg’s Main Street Program, she said, will hold a Steeler Nation Celebration Stairway to Seven Tailgate Party on Pike Street on Super Bowl eve. “It’s going to be loud. It’s going to be awesome,” the Main Street manager said. “It’s going to be so much fun.” Slated from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Steffey said fans are welcome to set up shop in the Luksis lot (adjacent to the borough building) for tents, grilling and other traditional tailgate activities. She said a disc jockey will lead the crowd in Steeler fight songs, and that the event will also feature fight songs, surprise guests and contests. One of those is for the Terrible Tailgater Trophy – which Steffey said goes to the …