Inspiring! Antonio Brown gives his entire playbook to Boston boy

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Antonio Brown had a rough week.

After the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, Brown went on Facebook Live and broadcasted Coach Mike Tomlin calling the New England Patriots “assholes”.

Brown is rumored to have a six-figure deal with Facebook to go live and give fans a glimpse in such things as the locker room.

Several Steelers players voiced their disappointment in Brown’s decision making. Coach Tomlin fined Brown $10,000.

He decided to do more!

William Belichick, young fan from Boston wrote a letter to Brown asking to see the entire Steelers playbook.

Belichick said he was a lifelong Steelers fan and that he is made fun of every day in school. He would love to meet the team but his parents are Patriots fans and would not allow it.

Brown got a copy of the entire playbook and mailed it to his young fan before the matchup against New England.

Pittsburgh Public Schools to rename school for President Trump

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Pittsburgh Mifflin Pre K-8, located in the Lincoln Place section of the city, will become Pittsburgh Trump at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year.

The school board approved this measure unanimously along with renovations to bring the building up to the standards of the Trump brand.

It will be the second institution of learning to have the name, the first being Trump University.

This is nothing new for the Pittsburgh Public School district.

In 2009, the school district renamed the Florence Reizenstein Middle School for then President Barack Obama. Since 2012, Pittsburgh Obama moved to the former Peabody High School building.

The decision came after a group of disenfranchised students, parents, and teachers complained that it is only fair since Obama got a school named for him.

A press release the district read, “We want all students to feel included. We feel that Pittsburgh Mifflin would be the perfect place to display the Trump name.”

The district did extend an invitation to President Trump, who at press time has not responded.

According to areavibes.com, Lincoln Place is over 95 percent Caucasian, while zero percent African-American.

The Pittsburgh Public School website says the district is composed of 53 percent of African-American students.

“Any student, or teachers uncomfortable with this change will be allowed to transfer to another school of their choosing,” stated the press release.

This decision is expected to cause controversy within the school district.

Wholey’s selling Dolphin meat before Steelers playoff match against Miami

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While Primanti Brothers chose to support the Black and Gold by not selling fish sandwiches, Wholey’s went the other direction.

They got approval to import one hundred pounds of dolphin meat in advance of the Wild Card matchup against between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins.

Dolphin meat is currently illegal in the United States.

It is banned due to dolphins being endangered animals and high levels of mercury that are unsafe for human consumption in mass quantities.

Wholey’s petitioned the federal government as soon as the announcement that the Steelers were playing the Dolphins.

The meat will be procured from markets in Japan.

In a press release announcing the special, Wholey’s said, “We do things differently here. We eat our enemies; no sea creature is sacred or safe!”

The advertised price is $17.99 per pound with it going on sale at 12pm Saturday.

Lines are expected to be around the block for this delicacy.

Buyers can ask a on site chef on how to prepare the dolphin, which can be served in a wide variety of dishes such as grilling or in a sushi roll.

When asked what to expect with the taste of dolphin, Wholey’s said, “It will take like victory.”

Piratefest attracts hundreds of people to Downtown Pittsburgh

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After a return to losing in 2016, the Pittsburgh Pirates begin their quest to compete in 2017 with the 27th annual Piratefest at the David L. Lawrence Convention center.

One of the attendees, star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen did not expect to be at the event this year. Trade rumors surrounded the All-Star caliber player during the offseason.

In the end, the Pirates were unable to get a fair amount of money or ski lifts in return.

The annual event is expected to bring hundreds of people downtown to escape the cold.

Fans will have the opportunity to buy many things, such as tickets, player autographs, and gear.

A new addition to this year’s event is a chance to try out for the Pirates.

Participants who make the team will be given a gift basket that includes a discount on uniforms, equipment, and the concession stands.

The event also expects to bring hundreds of dollars into the downtown economy in parking costs and in people avoiding the convention center’s expensive food options.

The event will take place Saturday, December 10 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is free but spending is highly encouraged to ensure the Pirates stay competitive for the 2017 season.

Last Chance! Arby’s Roadkill Sandwich for sale for record $500

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An Craigslist ad appeared for the famed, limited edition Arby’s Venison Sandwich on Sunday, the most expensive an Arby’s sandwich on the secondhand market.

Released during Black Friday, the sandwich was reported to be one of the hot items, along with the Nintendo Entertainment System: Classic Edition and Hatchimals.

Arby’s lists the sandwich as a garlic marinated, five and a half ounce thick cut of meat from the rear hind of the deer. It is cooked through sous vide, meaning it is cooked in water and slowly roasted over hours. It is presented with a juniper berry sauce and crispy onions all on a bun.

The ad claims it was purchased on Friday at the Bellview location and has been refrigerated since.

Originally, the sandwich was rumored to be composed of various roadkill animals, but Arby’s was able to fulfill their entire order in deer freshly struck by motor vehicles.

The sandwich sold for five dollars originally and that most locations sold out within a few hours.

Arby’s previously had a Meat Mountain sandwich, which sold for $10.

No other listings for any Arby’s sandwich could be located on the secondhand market.

Pierogi Press reached out to the person selling the sandwich but have yet to hear back from them.

 

Steelers Preview- Steelers face Romo-less Dallas Cowboys

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For the first since Ben Roethlisberger rookie season in 2004, Tony Romo will not be the starting quarterback for the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys.

Instead Dak Prescott, a rookie fourth round pick drafted out of Mississippi State is at the helm for the Cowboys.

It’s not like Prescott is replicating Roethlisberger’s rookie season.

The main difference is Roethlisberger did not have a loss until the AFC Championship game, where the Patriots cheated their way to their third Super Bowl in four years.

Prescott lost his first game replacing the wrecked Romo.

Looking at the statistics, Prescott is close to matching Ben’s rookie year at the halfway mark, with one glaring difference.

Prescott has only thrown two interceptions so far, while Roethlisberger threw 11 in the season.

Over the years, the Steelers have been known for their ability to shut down rookie quarterbacks with their confusing zone blitz 3-4 scheme.

In the 2012 matchup the Steelers fell to the Cowboys 27-24 in overtime at Jerryland.

The Cowboys hold the series edge 15-13,

What matters most is the Steelers hold a two to one edge in Super Bowl victories against the Cowboys.

 

Poll finds Pittsburghers view Budd Dwyer most honest politician

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In a recent poll collected by the Pierogi Press Polling Institute, a large majority of Pittsburghers believe that former State Treasurer Robert Budd Dwyer is more honest than most local and national politicians.

Dwyer topped a list of local and national names such as: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Katie McGinty, Pat Toomey, Steely McBeam, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, John Fetterman, Bernie Sanders, Tim Murphy, Tom Murphy, and more.

Dwyer, most known for proclaiming that he was innocent of bribery charges on the 12 o’clock news back on January 22, 1987.

Many expected him to resign during a press conference he called that day; instead he called the maximum sentence of 55 years in jail and a $300,000 fine unfair.

Dwyer proceeded to hand letters out to several staffers in the crowd and then he produced a loaded Smith & Wesson Model 27 .357 Magnum revolver out of a manila envelope.

Many attendees pleaded with Dwyer not to go through with his suicide to no avail.

By committing suicide and not resigning, his family was entitled to his benefits from serving in politics.

Several stations aired the suicide, including WPXI.

The bullet hole still remains in the state treasures office to this day.

Despite this, Pittsburghers commented that his bluntness and his commitment give him more of a sense of humanity that most politicians lack.

Both major Pittsburgh papers fail to endorse Presidential Candidate

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The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review both choose not to endorse a candidate for the 2016 Presidential election.

Both papers are known to stand on their respective sides of the political isle before.

In 2012, the Post Gazette endorsed Barack Obama, while the Trib endorsed Mitt Romney.

Traditionally the Trib is rooted in conservative values while the Post Gazette is rooted in liberal values.

Earlier this year, the Post Gazette was rumored to be considering nominating Republican Donald Trump, but it did not come into fruition.

They called the election a toss up, while endorsing other races.

The Trib on the other hand is ceasing printing in Pittsburgh, after a whirlwind of problems after founder Richard Mellon Scafe passed away in 2014.

They previously endorsed Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in 2008.

Both papers have been ravished with newsroom cuts within the past couple of years, including buyouts and layoffs by both papers.

 

The Pierogi Press Editorial Board takes issue with this weak showing by the big print players in Pittsburgh. We here have decided to endorse independent candidate Vermin Supreme as President and as any opponent to unopposed candidates this election.

Pennsylvania voters head to polls Tuesday to decide if state Supreme Court Justices deserve another million dollars

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Voters in the state of Pennsylvania head to the polls today to not just elect a new president, but to decide if judges should get another million dollars with 5 more years of service.

Currently, state Supreme Court Justices serve until the last day of the year that they turn 70 years old.

The proposed question on the ballot asks if this should be extended until the last day of the year that judges turn 75 year old.

According to Pennsylvania codes, a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court makes $203,409 every year, while the Chief Justice makes $5,920 more.

This means an extra $1,017,045 that the judges will earn if this measure is put through.

The measure was supposed to be voted on back in April but lawsuits moved it to November and changed the wording on the ballot.

Pittsburgh man hoisted 90 feet above Wood Street in straight jacket to escape McGinty/Toomey ads for a bit

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Recreating a Harry Houdini stunt 100 years earlier, Magician Lee Terbosic, in a straight jacket, hung 90 feet above Wood Street in Downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Rick Sebak, Franco Harris, and Rocky Bleier helped Terbosic in to the straight jacket before being lifted by a crane above the crowd.

There was a metaphorical straight jacket that that bound collective of celebrities and onlookers, commercials either for incumbent Republican Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty.

Thousands of people gathered to watch a feat that could have easily gone wrong, as evidenced by the paramedics at the ready.

They also avoided any commercials for McGinty or Toomey for a bit of time during the last weekend of the political season.

Terbosic was able to escape, but not even he could evade the onslaught of ads for the United States Senate race between Toomey and McGinty.

He waved a Terrible Towel once he escaped.

As soon as Terbosic was lowered back to the ground, he tried to get an update on the Steelers game.

Instead, he was bombarded by consecutive commercials for the candidates.