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Stlrs4Life
03-21-2008, 08:48 PM
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2008 http://www1.whdh.com/images/news_articles/389x205/061106_Pittsburgh_Steelers_logo.jpg Fan Blitz
Saturday, April 26th @ Heinz Field
1:00pm - 7:00 pm
Admission $10 - Adults, $5 for children 12 & under



*Tickets on sale @ www.ticketmaster.com (http://www.ticketmaster.com/), all Giant Eagle Ticketmaster outlets and at the STEELERS Sideline stores, located at:



Monroeville Mall - South Hills Village - Pittsburgh Mills - Heinz Field - Prime Outlets at Grove City




*Current and Former STEELERS player Autographs (list closer to event)




*STEELERS Sideline Store will feature the best selection of STEELERS Merchandise anywhere




*Prize giveaways and contests all day




*Special activities for fans of all ages




*Live WDVE-FM broadcast




*Coca-Cola Great Hall will feature food concessions and a live band on stage




*The STEELERS Locker Room will feature equipment to "Dress like a STEELER"




*Daktronic board will feature live coverage of 2008 NFL Draft on NFL Network and ESPN






All members in attendance are invited to the Draft Day Tailgate. I will be deep frying a turkey in the lot. BYOB. You also can bring a dish of your own. Hope to have everybody bring a little of something. This is a kid friendly event. Parking will be in Gold Lot #1, (That's where we have been the poast 2 seasons anyway) and parking is usually $5. I will post the time as soon as they announce the time when they open the lots. Also post other info as gained. My cell number in case anybody has any questions: 724-651-9626 I will be there at 11am.




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The lots open at 11am. So the tailgate will be in Gold Lot #1 at 11am.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-21-2008, 08:49 PM
Im in...the wife is coming and we're bringing one of my best buds along.

NOVA STEELERS
03-22-2008, 08:14 PM
I'm IN and I will send you a bill for my link :lol: :rofl:

Looking forward to it, am up for the Pirates/Phillies game as well if anyone else is.


Are there any road closed for FanFest like there would be for a game???

BlitzburghRockCity
03-23-2008, 09:41 PM
Not that I know of, the fan blitz is held right at the stadium and while there's usually a great turnout it's not usually overwhelming like the games are. You have to stand in line for autographs of course but other than that you can move around the stadium and stuff without too much hassle. I don't think they close any roads, atleast they never did when I was there.

Stlrs4Life
03-23-2008, 10:33 PM
None that I know of either. They might close off Art Rooney Ave. But that's about it.

NOVA STEELERS
03-24-2008, 07:34 AM
None that I know of either. They might close off Art Rooney Ave. But that's about it.

Thanks for the heads up, alittle over a month away :cabbagepatch: :cabbagepatch: :cabbagepatch:

Brady Quinn
03-24-2008, 11:57 AM
The Browns cannot have a draft day party we were not invited to the draft yet! LOL!

Stlrs4Life
03-24-2008, 11:48 PM
The Browns cannot have a draft day party we were not invited to the draft yet! LOL!


Now that's funny!:tt02::tt02:

susielr
03-25-2008, 08:34 PM
I might try to come..I don't know yet.

ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
03-26-2008, 09:57 AM
I would love to come up for that, Anyone know What weekend the PSU Blue/White weekend is?..if it's somewhat close i'd like to catch both.

Stlrs4Life
03-26-2008, 08:57 PM
If I remember right, they are usually the same weekend.

NOVA STEELERS
03-27-2008, 08:06 AM
:cope: :cope: 29 days and counting :cope: :cope:

Lora
03-28-2008, 10:52 AM
My sister and I are getting tickets along with some friends of ours (and tickets to the Pirate game as well):cabbagepatch:

Stlrs4Life
03-28-2008, 05:53 PM
http://news.steelers.com/article/87888/ More info here

Deb
03-28-2008, 09:39 PM
if i go I am definitely gonna go to the baseball game...but not sure I want to drive home if I do that. Any tips on where to stay?

Stlrs4Life
03-28-2008, 11:14 PM
Righ accross from PNC Park is a Spring Hill Suites Hotel. Or walk accross the bridge tio the Hilton by Point tate Park. Click on my map in earlier post, and where you see Red Lot 6, there is a hotlel in that lot.

NOVA STEELERS
03-31-2008, 02:27 PM
26 days and counting :cope: :bb: :rockon:

BlitzburghRockCity
03-31-2008, 02:31 PM
I think we're probably going to come up late on friday night and stay in a hotel to be there when it starts saturday morning. We were thinking of coming up early saturday morning and staying over saturday night, just depends on the baby sitter situation right now.

NOVA STEELERS
03-31-2008, 03:49 PM
I think we're probably going to come up late on friday night and stay in a hotel to be there when it starts saturday morning. We were thinking of coming up early saturday morning and staying over saturday night, just depends on the baby sitter situation right now.

See what the majority of folks want to do and maybe we can all get reservations at the same place to carry on the PARTY or start the party if it is Friday :cope:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-09-2008, 10:31 PM
So how many are going to the Pirates game after the tailgate...are you all buying your tickets in advance or at the gate?

Deb
04-09-2008, 11:09 PM
is everyone gonna be there the whole time? I have to work till noon there is no way I can get out of that..but its only two hours so I can be there by 2ish. So just wondering.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-10-2008, 10:27 AM
Yeah we'll be there all day Deb, the actual fan blitz event doesn't start until 1pm EST anyways and runs till 7. The tailgate will start earlier than that but yeah we'll be there when you get there.

Deb
04-10-2008, 12:55 PM
okay that could work then. Just let me know what you guys decide to do on the baseball too and where anyone is staying that is staying overnite

BlitzburghRockCity
04-10-2008, 05:12 PM
My wife and I will be probably staying in Monroeville I would think, that's where we usually stay. It's a nice easy on/off from the turnpike.

Are we just buying tickets at the gate that day for the Bucs game?

Stlrs4Life
04-10-2008, 06:46 PM
Not sure if I will be attending the Pirates game or not. It will probably be a game time decision.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-10-2008, 07:15 PM
Those of us that do we can probably just buy the tickets there.

steelersgal86
04-10-2008, 08:43 PM
My wife and I will be probably staying in Monroeville I would think, that's where we usually stay. It's a nice easy on/off from the turnpike.

Are we just buying tickets at the gate that day for the Bucs game?


ohhh...they have an awesome mall there tooo :greengrin:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-11-2008, 12:56 PM
I know right, she loves the Monroeville mall...our check book is always smoking when we leave there :lol:

susielr
04-11-2008, 04:15 PM
I know right, she loves the Monroeville mall...our check book is always smoking when we leave there :lol:

Have you ever been to The Pittsburgh Mills mall?

BlitzburghRockCity
04-11-2008, 10:09 PM
I think we might have hit that one a couple years ago but I can't say for certain :scratch: usually once we get to the Monroeville mall and Station square she's usually pretty content...as long as I get to visit the sideline store Im happy too.. :whistle:

TEEMONT
04-12-2008, 02:17 PM
Have you ever been to The Pittsburgh Mills mall?

where is that?

susielr
04-12-2008, 05:46 PM
where is that?

It is north of Pittsburgh. Straight up north route 28 from the city...you run right into it. The address of the mall is Tarentum which is the township I live in so it is almost in my backyard..lol. Nice one story mall and some nice restaurants and other stores around it. It is pretty new..I would say 4 to 5 years old I think.

Stlrs4Life
04-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Is anybody else bringing any kind of food?

BlitzburghRockCity
04-13-2008, 01:09 PM
We can bring something, just let us know what you need. We'll probably just stop at a Giant Eagle once we get to Pittsburgh since we're so far away.

Deb
04-13-2008, 06:27 PM
Do you want me to make up some sloppy joes or something?

Stlrs4Life
04-14-2008, 11:33 PM
Do you want me to make up some sloppy joes or something?



That would be perfect.

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We can bring something, just let us know what you need. We'll probably just stop at a Giant Eagle once we get to Pittsburgh since we're so far away.



Some Burgers and buns if ya could.

Stlrs4Life
04-15-2008, 05:29 PM
Alco Parking called me back and informed me that the lots open up at 11am. So the tailgate will be at 11am, in Gold Lot #1.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-15-2008, 05:38 PM
That would be perfect.

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Some Burgers and buns if ya could.


We can do that, just let us know how many to bring :yesnod:

can you PM me your cell number again Dom ?

Stlrs4Life
04-17-2008, 10:53 PM
I have it in the first post, but it is: 724-651-9626. A dozen burgers would be cool.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-17-2008, 10:58 PM
Ok, got it. Dozen burger and buns, no probs. Any ketchup, mustard, etc ?

Stlrs4Life
04-17-2008, 11:42 PM
No, I'll bring that.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-20-2008, 09:39 PM
Let's hope the weather cooperates...

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=pittsburgh%2C+pa

speaking of weather Dom, is this tailgate going to be rain or shine or ?

steelersgal86
04-20-2008, 09:42 PM
Let's hope the weather cooperates...

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=pittsburgh%2C+pa

speaking of weather Dom, is this tailgate going to be rain or shine or ?

of course it is...:lol: it rained almost the whole time last year :lol:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-20-2008, 10:26 PM
I figured but I had to double check to make the wife happy :lol: She said if it's raining she might sleep the whole day away so it better be atleast sunny for awhile :lol:

FAB802
04-21-2008, 12:34 AM
of course it is...:lol: it rained almost the whole time last year :lol:

It didn't matter, we still had a great time.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-21-2008, 02:07 PM
I am so ready for this weekend. We need a getaway to relax and unwind..this should be just what the doctor ordered!

steelersgal86
04-21-2008, 10:31 PM
It didn't matter, we still had a great time.


:iagree: You can still drink and have a great time in the rain:yellowthumb: I think no matter what this year will be warmer than last year....:yesnod:

Stlrs4Life
04-22-2008, 12:05 AM
Tailgate goes on Rain, Sleet, Snow, Tornado, etc.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-22-2008, 10:32 AM
As long as there's beer n food it can rain all it wants :lol:

Stlrs4Life
04-22-2008, 09:44 PM
There will be plenty of both on my side.

NOVA STEELERS
04-23-2008, 07:53 AM
Sorry to say I won't be joining you guys / gals, I know, I know your all gonna :thud: but you can go on, :king2: NOVA has spoken :lol:

I have other obligations that I totally forgot about :clueless: Walking in a Walk for Life Charity event in the morning. Then help run a Pinewood Derby for my church youth in the afternoon..... Don't fear thou I am representing with a STEELERS dragster, will try and get some pic's to post up, espically if I come out victorious :bigthumb: Will be looking out for your guys pics and stories, so take LOTS :cope:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-23-2008, 07:59 PM
I may be out for this weekend, something is wrong with the truck, the wife just told me alittle bit ago. I think it's the fuel pump but Im not 100% sure. If it is that's going to tie us up with the repairs to that :cursin: It's getting looked at tomorrow or friday morning to find out what the deal is so I won't know for sure till the last minute if we can make it or not. Depends on how much the costs will be and how long they will have it. :crossfingers: :banging:

McNabbulous5
04-24-2008, 05:57 PM
Hey new poster here... I may actually be out for the Pittsburgh Draft Day 2008 so I am just trying to find out more about what all goes on.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-24-2008, 07:55 PM
Hey I know you :lol: What's up Tippy!

McNabbulous5
04-24-2008, 08:17 PM
Yeah you do know me... Hey if your truck is broken or whatever we can take mine out if you want to. I am kind of looking forward to doing something different for Draft Day so if ya still want to go we can take my truck no biggie. :cope: BTW that smiley is awesome!

BlitzburghRockCity
04-24-2008, 08:20 PM
Sorry there's no Eagles smilies on here man :lol: I'll drop you an email tomorrow and let you know the 411 on the truck. It's not so much not having a vehicle to go since we have the car too but it's the cost involved to fix the truck that is eating up or fun time budget. :cursin: Damn vehicles, why can't we all just ride horses !!! ;)

McNabbulous5
04-24-2008, 08:30 PM
Its cool about the Eagles smileys... Definitely drop me a line and hopefully we can get there. I hear you about the vehicles nickel and diming ya to death. You should move to a circle town we have horses and buggies :yellowthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-24-2008, 08:43 PM
Those damn circle towns, who's lame *** idea was it too keep those things ! Now they even made Spring Grove a circle town too :banging:


:lol:

Stlrs4Life
04-24-2008, 11:20 PM
Sorry to hear that TG, that sux.

BlackGold4vr
04-26-2008, 04:07 PM
And we're off!

Round 1

#1 pick | Jake Long | OT | Michigan | Miami
#2 pick | Chris Long | DE | Virginia Tech | St Louis
#3 pick | Matt Ryan | QB | Boston College | Atlanta
#4 pick | Darren McFadden | RB | Arkansas | Oakland
#5 pick | Glenn Dorsey | DT | LSU | Kansas City
#6 pick | Vernon Gholston | DE | Ohio State | New York Jets
#7 pick | Sedrick Ellis | DT | USC | New Orleans
#8 pick | Derrick Harvey | DE | Florida | Jacksonville
#9 pick | Keith Rivers | OLB | USC | Cincinnati
#10 pick | Jerod Mayo | ILB | Tennessee | New England
#11 pick | Leodis McKelvin | CB | Troy | Buffalo
#12 pick | Ryan Clady | OT | Boise St | Denver
#13 pick | Jonathon Stewart | RB | Oregon | Carolina
#14 pick | Chris Williams | OT | Vanderbilt | Chicago
#15 pick | Branden Albert | OG | Virginia | Kansas City
#16 pick | Dominique Rogers-Cromartie | CB | Tennessee St. | Arizona
#17 pick | Gosder Cherilus | OT | Boston College | Detroit
#18 pick | Joe Flacco | QB | Delaware | Baltimore
#19 pick | Jeff Otah | OT | Pittsburgh | Carolina
#20 pick | Aqib Talib | CB | Kansas | Tampa Bay
#21 pick | Sam Baker | OT | USC | Atlanta
#22 pick | Felix Jones | RB | Arkansas | Dallas
#23 pick | Rashard Mendenhall | RB | Illinois | Pittsburgh
#24 pick | Chris Johnson | RB | East Carolina | Tennessee
#25 pick | Mike Jenkins | CB | South Florida | Dallas
#26 pick | Duane Brown | OT | Virginia Tech | Houston
#27 pick | Antoine Cason | CB | Arizona | San Diego
#28 pick | Lawrence Jackson | DE | USC | Seattle
#29 pick | Kentwaan Balmer | DT | North Carolina | San Francisco
#30 pick | Dustin Keller | TE | Purdue | New York Jets
#31 pick | Kenny Phillips | S | Miami(Fl) | New York Giants

BlitzburghRockCity
04-27-2008, 09:12 AM
so how was the tailgate, did you guys get any pics?

steelersgal86
04-27-2008, 09:13 AM
so how was the tailgate, did you guys get any pics?

Come on now...it is tooo early for them to be up!!!!! Cant wait to hear though...wish we could of made it again this year!!!!

Stlrs4Life
04-27-2008, 11:54 AM
We had a great time. It was sunny and breezy for most of the day, with 2-3 cloud bursts of rain. Not attended very well this year for some reason. Smallest turn out we ever had. Turkey did good also.

steelersgal86
04-27-2008, 11:55 AM
We had a great time. It was sunny and breezy for most of the day, with 2-3 cloud bursts of rain. Not attended very well this year for some reason. Smallest turn out we ever had. Turkey did good also.

Glad to hear you had a good time...I was thinking that yesterday, much better weather than last year...sorry to hear it was your smallest turn out..but I know you still had fun...we plan on being there next year for sure:yellowthumb:

Stlrs4Life
04-27-2008, 12:16 PM
OPh, we still had fun. It was good to see all the people walk by to go into the stadium. It had a good tailgating atmosphere.