The sight of the archrival Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field is enough to get the Terrible Towel-toting Steelers faithful foaming at the mouth.
Midstate Steelers fans expecting to catch their beloved black and gold on TV, however, are going to be seeing red.
Sunday's National Football League game between the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals will not air on local television.
"It is the NFL's decision," said Lou Castriotta, director of operations and programming at WHP, Channel 21.
"The NFL designated the Harrisburg area as a secondary Baltimore Ravens market. Since Baltimore is the visiting team on Sunday, we're mandated by the NFL to air the Ravens [at Cleveland Browns] game."
The Baltimore-Cleveland game will air at 4 p.m. The Bengals-Steelers game has a 1 p.m. kickoff, but CBS isn't designated for a doubleheader Sunday.
"It's an unfortunate circumstance," Castriotta said. "If CBS had a doubleheader Sunday, this wouldn't be a problem. We would definitely air both games."
Fans who subscribe to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket or who wish to visit local establishments with satellites will be able to watch the game.
Those who don't can listen to Steelers-Bengals coverage on radio station WTPA, 93.5 FM. The pregame show begins at 11 a.m., and the game is followed by postgame coverage as well.