Always a Home Game: Our Journey Through Steelers Country in 140 Days

Overview

The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the #1 away-game attendance record in the NFL, with a diehard fan base from coast to coast. TV announcers sometimes jokingly ask if this is a home game for the black-and-gold because there are so many fans in the stands. Pittsburgh natives are spread out across the country. On game days, you’ll find these avid fans at their local watering holes, in cities big and small, cheering on their “home team.” For example, Harold’s Corral, outside of Phoenix, actually sells season tickets for a...

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Overview

The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the #1 away-game attendance record in the NFL, with a diehard fan base from coast to coast. TV announcers sometimes jokingly ask if this is a home game for the black-and-gold because there are so many fans in the stands. Pittsburgh natives are spread out across the country. On game days, you’ll find these avid fans at their local watering holes, in cities big and small, cheering on their “home team.” For example, Harold’s Corral, outside of Phoenix, actually sells season tickets for a seat at the bar or a table during Steelers games. There were 5000 people at Harold’s for the 2010 Super Bowl between Pittsburgh and Green Bay. There are 766 dedicated Steelers bars across America.

During the 2013 football season, former Steelers punter Josh Miller and “everyday” fan Shawn Allen will visit Steelers bars in the 32 NFL cities, documenting the unique personalities that define one of the largest and most passionate fan bases in the world – “Steelers Nation.” Meanwhile, back in Pittsburgh, 65,000-plus fans at sold-out Heinz Field, will see live feeds of their visits on the scoreboard. Filled with photographs and interviews, Always a Home Game features game-day celebrations, a look at former players and their post-Steelers lives, and the shared journeys of fans from across Steelers Nation

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Editorial Reviews

Behind the Steel Curtain blog - Neal Coolong
"One compelling theme in the book, co-written with Shawn Allen, is the intense devotion fans have toward the Steelers, win or lose. It's a great read, and is highly recommended for anyone who recognizes Steeler Nation is much more than just Pittsburgh."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989268820
  • Publisher: St. Lynn's Press
  • Publication date: 7/20/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 64,140
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Miller is a former NFL punter, spending 8 years of his 13-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Josh is a nationally recognized drive-time sports radio show host in Pittsburgh for the local CBS Radio affiliate. His football career highlights include: First-Team All-American, 5-time NFL Pro Bowl Alternate and Super Bowl Champion.
 
Shawn Allen is a die-hard Steelers fan with a knowledge of all things beer related. He founded and ran a highly successful auction company and is currently involved in a new venture in Los Angeles.

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