With Pittsburgh Steelers training camp just a couple weeks away, we thought it would be good to get everyone thinking about the black-and-gold leading up to the annual return to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.
This is where Steelers Jeopardy was started. I put my black-and-gold mind to work and came up with 5 Steelers “answers” from one specific Steelers category. You will be charged with trying to guess the responses in the comment section below.
Remember to always phase your response in the form of a question, and if you don’t know it, you can simply skip it. Keep track and share your scores. A word of warning though, the correct responses are right after each individual wager in blue. Consider this something fun to pass the time until the real news starts!!
Category: Steelers Pop Culture
Question: Who is Rocky Bleier?
Rocky Bleier was drafted to fight in Vietnam after his rookie season with the Steelers. A bullet injured his thigh in battle, but a grenade blew off part of his foot when he was down. While in recovery, Rocky received a postcard that read, “Rock, the team’s not doing well. We need you. Art Rooney”. After extensive rehab, Bleier eventually returned and was a important cog in the machine that won four Super Bowls.
Question: What is “This is Us”?
The critically acclaimed drama on NBC it’s a story about a Pittsburgh-based couple expecting triplets. In the story, the children were conceived in the restroom at Froggys during halftime of Super Bowl XIV. The opening scene shows Ventamiglia’s character wearing only his birthday gift of a Myron Original over his birthday suit on his birthday. There are so many ties to the Steelers throughout the series.
Question: What is “Lay your hands on a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan”?
The group that hit it big with “The Devil went down to Georgia” released this song as a reaction to problems facing the United States in the 70s. It was written as an anthem with the premise of America sticking together to overcome obstacles and return to greatness. The Pittsburgh Steeler Fans were referenced because Charlie Daniels felt the blue collar toughness of the Steel City citizens represented the strength of America.
Question: What is “Evening Shade”?
Burt Reynolds requested that his character on the show be a former Steeler, because that was his favorite team. The show ran from 1990-1994.
Question: What is “Heaven Can Wait”?
This 1978 film with a complicated plot was nominated for several Academy Awards. Set in Los Angeles, a quarterback for the Rams was taken to Heaven by accident but his body was already cremated. So, they put him in a body of a millionaire who bought the Rams so he could play quarterback. It gets more confusing from there, so just watch it. It’s a fun film.
So, how did you do? Let us know your score in the comments section below and try to be honest.