Yinz goin ta Pittsburgh? Well, that’s your call, and I won’t judge you for it. Actually, I’m going too, so I thought I’d assemble a quick primer on the Steel City. I consulted my buddy Kenny, who matriculated at University of Pittsburgh, and my former ladyfriend eBagel, who attended pretty much every other school in the city. They advised me on the history of the city, some sights and sounds, and where to get properly sauced up before the game. Readers, please print this article out and stuff it in your fanny pack while travelling the Pitt-y wilds. It’s an untamed land full of hooligans and ne’er-do-wells, cutpurses and castrati, Pensbloggers and Super Swamper Boggers, and– of course– the ever-swelling army of Max Talbot’s illegitimate children. Let’s jump on in.
Pittsburgh Fast Facts!
It’s not looking good, friends.
Pack your poncho. I’ll be sporting the trash bag with eye-holes cut out.
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Alright, this is obviously a desperately incomplete list. Do you have any recommendations to share? Got any plans for a meet-up or a tailgate party? Do you know the map point to a slamming warehouse party? Please put ’em in the comments. We’ll all be in enemy territory, so solidarity is necessary to our shared survival.
If you’re in Pittsburgh and would like to buy me a beer or three, hit me up via the Twitters: @peterhassett.
And remember, if stuff goes bad, Caps-friendly Hershey is only 200 miles away.
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