The city of Pittsburgh is a sports town.
You don’t have to live there to know this, and many of you reading this article are nothing more than Pittsburgh Steelers fans. And that is okay. We all have our allegiances to professional sports teams, but for those of us, myself included, who bleed black and gold with the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, we know just how crazy a sports town Pittsburgh can be.
What might be the biggest surprise is how the professional athletes in town support one another. It can be little things like the Pirates wearing their Penguins jerseys on a road trip as the Pens try to claim another Stanley Cup, Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle after their 90+ win season doing the Terrible Towel twirl at Heinz Field, or the ridiculous number of athletes who go to watch the other athletes in the Steel City regularly.
The Steelers were well represented at the Penguins Game 5 win over the Nashville Predators, and the offensive line was enjoying the festivities.
The rookies who are now being baptized in the Pittsburgh sports scene are also getting in on the black and gold love. No rookie has clung to the Pittsburgh teams like rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Just watch the video he posted on his official Twitter page while at the Penguins game:
Now, some athletes have even been known to get a little rowdy at times. Who could forget Gerrit Cole of the Pirates being told to stop heckling, and almost being asked to leave, the Washington Capitals during the Penguins’ 2016 run to the Stanley Cup.
Well, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell must have decided to one-up the Pirates fireballer, and supposedly got ejected from the Penguins’ Game 5 win after banging on the glass during a skirmish on the ice.
Got kicked out for banging on the glass?! Man that's crazy!! Sorry we just won two fights!— Chris Boswell (@WizardOfBoz09) June 9, 2017
Boswell is a unique character. He is certainly a joker on the team, and this incident certainly cements his spot in Pittsburgh sports lore.