Correct, I do live in Michigan. Maybe you should read this and enlighten yourself as to what sparks 90% of Pittsburgh's economy, keeping in mind that I did not write the article, they are merely facts that Pittsburgh's community leaders find in fact, after reading this, you may wish to retract the statement, there is more to Pittsburgh than the Steelers.:
The City of Pittsburgh, long known for the steel industry that gave the town’s beloved Steelers football team its name now has an economy almost entirely based on the manufacturing and sale of Terrible Towels and other Steelers merchandise, according to a recent economic review of the city.
“The outstanding play of the Steelers over the past few years has not only reinvigorated the team’s already devoted fanbase, but it has also given the city an industry that has provided new jobs for more than 100,000 residents – the design, production and sale of Terrible Towels and other team apparel,” said Pittsburgh mayor Bob O’Connor. “In fact, nearly every citizen of the great city of Pittsburgh is today in some way employed by our exploding Terrible Towel industry.”
Now, however, city officials feel they have a self-sufficient signature industry that will thrive as long as the Pittsburgh Steelers exist.
“No team in sports receives as much support from their fans as the Steelers,” said team owner Dan Rooney. “You can slap a Steelers logo on a bottle of diarrhea and our fans will pay top dollar for it. I don’t see how this new Terrible-Towel based economy could possibly go bust. It’s an ingenious idea.”
Outside of the existing Terrible Towel manufacturing plants and the giant Terrible Towel shopping centers that already exist or are scheduled to be built in town, all of the city’s other existing businesses are seeing enormous residual benefits from the booming Towel industry.
For example, law firms throughout the city are flush with cases involving the sale of unlicensed Terrible Towels and personal injury lawsuits from those who have suffered injuries while waving the yellow towels. Pittsburgh’s trucking companies are busy delivering orders of towels to stores throughout the region; restaurants have gotten in on the boom by using Terrible Towel tablecloths or napkins, while some chefs have even taken to creating dishes using bits of the Towel as an ingredient or garnishing their creations with Terrible Towels. The list of affected industries is endless.
Mayor O’Connor says he thinks Pittsburgh’s Terrible Towel-fueled revitalization will provide a roadmap for struggling sports-crazed town across the country.
“With all the money we’re making I think the Penguins will even get a new arena out of all this,” said O’Connor. “As long as they promise to show Steelers highlights on the arena Jumbotron during their home games.”