I ran into former Steelers PR guy Joe Gordon in the lobby of the hotel Friday night while waiting for a ride out to Tank's Tap Room - actually, we took a limo since it was the only thing available at the time.
Gordon, was, of course, the Steelers' PR guy during the 70s and was without a doubt, the best in the business.
He retired back in the early 90s, but has remained close with the team over the years.
He mentioned how much bigger the Super Bowl has gotten over the years and few would know more about that than Joe - a class act all the way.
© The crowd at Tank's Friday night was ridiculous - in a good way.
I think half of Pittsburgh was there. It's a good thing they don't get too concerned with open container laws down here - or maybe just not this week - because there was quite an overflow outside the bar.
Apparently, they weren't too concerned with fire codes, either, because there had to be about 500 more people in that bar than what was supposed to be there. And it's a pretty good-sized place.
© Just so the bosses don't get too worked up about the limo, the driver agreed to take five of us out to Tank's for $25. His scheduled fare didn't arrive until 9 p.m., so we were good to go.
© I really believe weather will be a big factor for the Steelers Sunday. They haven't played a good weather game in months and it's really affected their offense.
I believe that's been a big factor in Ben Roethlisberger's completion percentage being down from previous seasons.
© What's the over/under on the number of times Brenda Warner's face is seen on TV Sunday? I'm punching in at seven, which is about seven more times than she needs to be seen.
© Congratulations to Rod Woodson for his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
But how in the hell does Bob Hayes get in and not Dermontti Dawson?
I know some people will say that about Randall McDaniel, but if you look at his career honors, he's deserving. But so is Dawson.