Smell the grass. See the sweat. July has morphed into August and the Steelers are at Latrobe training for what will hopefully be another in a long line of Championship seasons.
Here at BTSC, more and more regulars are joining their brethren who have kept this blog well stocked with stories, opinions and threads during the off season. Starting on Saturday the first preseason games begin.
Those that seek to be active participants on Behind The Steel Curtain commenting on the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 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 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. BTSC's Chief.
#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.
#2.0 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 (Throwback Jersey) SNW...3 letters
#3.14 Steeltech…Pie for 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. In his 3rd season he is now BTSC first team.
#7 Blackadar…One of the biggest defenders of Ben Roethlisberger during his Georgia tribulations.
#7 (Ladies Jersey) NYC Steelerfan…The biggest Ben fan on the Blog. Diss Ben and draw the wrath of 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.
#10 Webslasher...BTSC's Slash
#11 Steelchamps!!...She wore !! last year.
#11 Toona Steel...Lavar Arrington is from Altoona!
#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!
#14 (Road Jersey) NJBlitzburghfan...Neal was from NJ but you won't throw it to the other team.
#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.
#20 (Road Jersey) Madcatwb...20 was a military man too
#21 Neal Coolong....BTSC's "Great One"
#22 View From 22...That was easy
#23 Josh Roberts...English Steeler Got Banned like Beckham
#24 John Stephens…Like Kobe Bryant in the 4th quarter this guy hits all his shots.
#24 (Road Jersey) Willard Taylor...Another Taylor
#24 (Throwback Jersey) Ivan “Ike” Cole
#26 Steel Cage...Pro Bowl Contributor
#27 Steelerfan27…Go figure.
#30 MD Steelers Fan…I know former Steeler Chad Scott went to MD. We finally have a stud wearing # 30
#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 (Throwback 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
#43 (Ladies Jersey) Paulamalu...Mahalo for your commetary!
#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 Momma Rollett...Bringing calm to BTSC like Farrior to a 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.
#59 (Road Jersey) Iron Jake...Commenter deluxe
#59 (Throwback Jersey) Cold Old Steeler....59 for one of the coldest oldest Steelers around
#62 Malaki...Like Malecki
#63 Mechem…His weekly hate post is like Ernie Holmes shooting at SWAT helicopters.
#63 (Road Jersey) Denim Curtain...the number of another member of The Curtain.
#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 Ernie Stautner
#71 Jed Miller 71
#71 (Road Jersey) No VA Pen Fan…Just like Malkin!
#75 Stone Cold Steel...So was Mean Joe
#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?
#83 Michael Hewitt...Does a little bit of everything, remains humble and never complains. And a serious competitor
#84 Tannosteel84….always a major Pro Bowl contributor to BTSC.
#85 PCI Steeler....Calvin Sweeney was from No Cal!
#86 Hines Ward…We miss you.
#86 (Road Jersey) Han...Hines had good hans
#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.
#89 Jaiyce...JC like Jerricho!
#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 NY 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…The senior man on the line.
#99 (Road Jersey) Kiwi Steeler…Big at BTSC like Kirkland in the middle of Blitzburgh.
#99 (throwback Jersey) Steeler Fever....99 would be a small fever.
#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.
#00 (Throwback) Woo!...From behind his jersey says; W 00
#100 Steel Of The Century
#420 Riddlah…He shares his views. He’s no Bogart.
#443 Jonathan Moxon...Once 43 now right next to the Riddlah
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