There is a growing trend around the city of Pittsburgh in regards to their professional sports teams.
Such a sentiment certainly applies for the fans who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates, but this has also startied to impact the athletes who play in the Steel City.
You see Penguins players twirling Terrible Towels on the ice as the Steelers make a playoff push, Pirates players wearing their favorite hockey sweaters for road trips, and now the Steelers have certainly joined into the hype of the Penguins playoffs.
More and more you see players like Arthur Moats, Brett Keisel and Vince Williams in attendance at Consol Energy Center to root on the home town hockey club.
There were several familiar faces in attendance at Consol Energy Center Thursday night for the Penguins 3-2 overtime win over the Washington Capitals.
The recognizable Keisel was spotted, and seemed pretty comfortable waiving the Penguins' rally towels before the game.
Don't recognize this guy in the video below? That is Pirates ace Gerrit Cole donning the Sidney Crosby jersey and giving the Capitals a piece of his mind. In fact, Consol Energy Center staff had to tell Cole to calm down a bit midway through the game. Talk about adapting to the Pittsburgh way of life!
Pittsburgh is a unique town when it comes to their sports teams. Some might find it hard to believe, but many professional athletes have not experienced other sports as much as their own. This was the case for Vince Williams, Steelers inside linebacker, who attended the overtime thriller on Thursday night.
If you don't have a Twitter account, I suggest you create one just to follow Williams. Not only does he actually give incredible insight into the life of a professional athlete, he is just downright funny. Fans of the team who follow Williams Thursday night were treated to his thoughts on hockey, players who play hockey, and even a video of the Consol Energy Center crowd going absolutely bonkers after the game-winning goal.
Welcome to the sport of hockey, through Vince Williams' eyes.
Go Pens!— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 4, 2016
Ovechkin could be a Linebacker lowkey— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 5, 2016
Good lord. I just seen my first guy get slept in hockey. I love it— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 5, 2016
Oshie sleep— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 5, 2016
I couldn't play hockey. I'd live in the penalty box with interference calls— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 5, 2016
Overtime— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 5, 2016
Second best sporting event I've been too— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 5, 2016
First is 2013-14 national championship FSU>AU— Vincenzo Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) May 5, 2016