July is around the corner. The smell of fresh cut grass will soon fill the air in Latrobe. Those that seek to be active participants in Pittsburgh Steelers football for the 2012 season arrive nervous but oozing with confidence. They are greeted in the locker room by the equipment manager and he issues them a number.
July is around the corner. Everywhere in the BTSC blogosphere the tapping of fingers on a keyboard are heard by those in the next cubicle. Those that seek to be active participants on Behind The Steel Curtain commenting on the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 season are cracking their knuckles and nervously awaiting the coming season.
As most of you know I am known as 5020 or any number of variations on 50 (50, Fifty, Fiddy etc) I usually will respond to a comment or post by nicknaming the recipient with a numbered nickname. 5020 is ready to hand out the annual numbers for the pending preseason. If I forgot you forgive me as I grow older. (50 is almost 50!) At BTSC you have to chime in for a number. Maybe you earned one last year and would like to keep it? Chime in and contribute…And to earn that number, you have to bring it. Every week. As Jim Rome says “Have a take and don’t suck” or something like that. So “here we go” BTSC community and “Here We Go Steelers!”…All numbers Steelers home jersey unless otherwise noted.
#1 Michael Bean…Site Founder.
#1 (Ladies Jersey) 1BLKGLDFN…She’s number 1 in my book.
#2 Maryrose…Other than Bean I don’t know a more tenured or better contributor at BTSC.
#2 (Throwback Jersey) Neal Coolong….2 is a cool number and those throw back jerseys are so cool.
#2.0 DaTruth For Life…You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!
#3 Phantaskippy…Stay away from the alcohol and he’s pretty damn consistent
#3 (Road Jersey) Steel Gator…He’s a Royals fan so he wears Mark Royals number.
#3 (Ladies Jersey) The Duchess Of Steel…She’s Royalty at BTSC.
#3.14 Smithology…Pie for BTSC resident egghead working on hacking Pats* tapes.
#3.14 (Road Jersey) Steeltech…Pie for another BTSC tech head.
#4 NYC Steelerfan4…Long time contributor if I got the handle correct? Not to be confused with the lady fan of similar moniker.
#6 PA VA Steeler…Just like Worilds at Virginia.
#7 Blackadar…One of the biggest defenders of Ben Roethlisberger during his Georgia tribulations.
#7 (Ladies Jersey) NYC Steelerfan…Another HUGE Ben fan. You earned that number NYC.
#7 (Road Jersey) scottd7
#8 SCH LOTAN…We know you hate Tommy Maddox so this is Willie Stargell’s number.
#8 (Road Jersey) Michael Bro 8
#9 Alex Joe9…That was easy.
#11 Steelchamps!!...She wore !! last year.
#12 Bradshaw’s Index Finger…What other number could we give this guy?
#13 Homer J…Homer hangs just up the street from where Oakland Dan Marino did HS & College. He is in control of the huddle.
#14 Hands Of Sweed…looking forward to you “dropping” by BTSC this year!
#16 Steel Stealth…This guy belongs to 16 different SB Nation sites and has posted over 1000 comments. Pro Bowl.
#17 Klompus…He only thinks he’s Keith Hernandez
#17 (Road Jersey) Tim M (High School Steeler)…Andrew Bynum skipped College to dominate the paint in the NBA. At BTSC it is Tim.
#20 NOR CAL ROXY…Brings her lunch pail like former Steeler Roxy Bleier.
#23 English Steeler Got Banned…What is your new moniker?? A Beckam Brain freeze.
#24 John Stephens…Like Kobe Bryant in the 4th quarter this guy hits all his shots.
#24 (Throwback Jersey) Ivan “Ike” Cole
#27 Steelerfan27…Go figure.
#30 MD Steelers Fan…I know former Steeler Chad Scott went to MD. We finally have a stud wearing # 30 for the B&G.
#32 Showtime…The Magic Johnson Era lives at BTSC
#32 (Road Jersey) H-Burgh Steel Fanatic…Harrisburgh gets a Harris number.
#33 Hoge Rules...A true gamer.
#33 (University Of Pittsburgh Jersey) Anthony DeFeo…Pittsburgh Boy AD gets Pitt’s Anthony Dorsett’s number. Pro Bowl contributor.
#33 (Road Jersey) Steelerstyle…Just like John “Frenchy” Fuqua.
#34 Steel34D…That was easy. Would like to meet Steel34DD sometime.
#36 Canon36…Get ready in short yardage.
#38 Whogastim...Are you really Tim Worley?
#39 Steeldawg…The fastest dog in the hunt.
#40 Jon Ross…To anyone that says Mendenhall’s fumble wasn’t his fault, Ross has the ultimate reply “You’re killing me Petey!”
#40 (Road Jersey) NCMT 40
#43 Flying Polamalus
#44 Big_Jay…More picks than Dick LeBeau.
#45 Bad Maafala…This Pro Bowl commenter is one bad Maafala. One of BTSCs greatest monikers.
#47 Mel Blunt….Your moniker gives me the munchies.
#47 (Road Jersey) Blount Trauma
#49 MINI HULK…Half of 98 (the full Hulk) is 49.
#50 5020…That’s me!
#51 Rebecca Rollett…Like Farrior she brings calm to the huddle.
#52 Billy 52
#53 Pittsburgh Arn…The big man at the Center of the BTSC offense. His Drive By is Pro Bowl.
#56 LKWD STEEL…I like Wood too.
#56 (Road Jersey) Laying the Wood…I think that’s your moniker? Get to camp!
#56 (Throwback Jersey) Furthur56
#58 (Road Jersey) Fifty eight
#58 (Throwback Jersey) Jack Lambert’s Missing Teeth…Another great BTSC moniker.
#59 Alfresco…Dobre Shunka. No one gets outside on my Uncle Alfresco.
#63 Mechem…His weekly hate post is like Ernie Holmes shooting at SWAT helicopters.
#68 Gold Shoes 68 For HOF…A great moniker and a great sentiment.
#69 Steeler Messican…Senor Sack.
#69 (Road Jersey) J PESO…Peso?
#70 Frank WYT…A BTSC Pro Bowler like Viking Jim Marshall but sometimes he’s running the wrong way.
#71 Jed Miller 71
#71 (Road Jersey) No VA Pen Fan…Just like Malkin!
#75 Cold Old Steeler…The coldest oldest Steeler number.
#76 Mad Draculian Stork…Like Mike Adams, big things expected of this new BTSC contributor.
#78 Dwight White’s Missing Tooth…One of the greatest BTSC monikers.
#82 Randle El…Did he change his moniker or become a member of the Redskins fan blog?
#84 Tannosteel84….always a major Pro Bowl contributor to BTSC.
#86 Hines Ward…We miss you.
#87 Crosby87…Roger Goodell is such an ass.
#88 Cliff Harris Is Still A Punk…One of BTSCs best monikers. He wears 88 in honor of Lynn Swann, who made Cliff his poster child in Super Bowl X.
#91 Steeler Maniac 1991
#92 Stiller Gorillar…Harrison used to be nicknamed Silverback.
#92 (Road Jersey) TVs Chachi…Joni loves you.
#93 Steel Spike…World Peace may reign in LA now, but not at BTSC. Spike is like Ron Artest. Great game, just keep your eye on him that he doesn’t go into the stands after a fan.
#93 (Road Jersey) World Trip…Worilds trip anybody?
#98 Chewie Steeler…BTSC Pro Bowl Nose Tackle. Where else would Chewbacca play?
#99 Keisel’s Beard…More leadership in 2012 expected from our Pro Bowler.
#99 (Road Jersey) Kiwi Steeler…Big at BTSC like Kirkland in the middle of Blitzburgh.
#0 (Road Jersey) MALOR…Number 0 in your program and number 0 in our hearts.
#0 Steel City Roller…What rolls better than a 0?
#00 Craig Sagar’s Wardrobe…These jackets deserve 00.
#100 Steel Of The Century
#420 Riddlah…He shares his views. He’s no Bogart.
#900 J.W….One of 50s crew is JW900. JW wears 900 in honor of a HUGE Steeler Lifer.
#999 Rebecca “Momma” Rollett…She of many wise words should have many numbers.