James Harrison pushes car to Steelers Training Camp


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Lost in the shuffle in all the flashy arrivals, Steelers Linebacker James Harrison pushed a 1996 Dodge Neon to their training camp in Latrobe, Pa.

The 38-year-old All-Pro wanted to do something totally original and something never to be topped.

Many passersby were shocked to see one of the NFL’s oldest players take such a difficult trip to training camp.

Harrison took a difficult route to get to training camp, foregoing the easy Route 30. He pushed the car through Monroeville, got on Route 22 East, and made a right to South Route 981 before arriving.

Traffic was not affected; Harrison was able to maintain speeds, except through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.

“If I can move a car, it translates well to moving 300 pound offensive lineman out of my way,” remarked Harrison on how it will help him during a game.

Back in 2009, Harrison made waves by driving a smart car to the Steelers annual camp.

Harrison considered pushing a smart car, but at 1,800 pounds he did not consider that a challenge.

A 1996 Dodge Neon weighs 2,300 pounds.

Harrison’s car had extra weight; it was fully packed for the three week training camp.

When asked if he would do differently, Harrison mentioned trying a bigger vehicle, such as a fire truck.

Harrison said he would hold a Instagram contest to give away the car to a lucky fan.

At press time, it was unclear if Harrison would personally push the car to the winner.

Bill Peduto takes down biggest reelection hurdle, declares Pittsburgh water safe


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During a press conference Wednesday night, Mayor Bill Peduto declared that Pittsburgh water is safe and drank a glass of water handed to him.

The glass of water, the biggest threat to reelection to Peduto, was presumably poured straight from the tap away from the press conference.

“I’m not only doing this to show that the water is safe, but since I have no challengers in the upcoming election, this is the biggest threat I’ll face in the next year,” remarked Peduto.

Last election, Peduto won the office of Mayor with 84 percent of the vote. As of now, there is no candidate planning to run against the mayor.

Pittsburgh last elected a Republican mayor in 1930.

The boil advisory was first reported Tuesday, but tests reported problems from at least Sunday.

It affected neighborhoods east of downtown Pittsburgh between the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.

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.