I love Joe Biden (and I love Rocky Bleier, who was drafted by the Steelers, then drafted into service in Vietnam, wounded in action and still came back to the NFL for a distinguished career). (and speaking cynically, this will make him waaaay more appealing to Joe Sixpack voters than Caribou Barbie).
I am new to the Steelers-loving game. My husband is a native Pittsburgher, and rabid Steelers fan. He pointed this story out to me just now, I just had to post it.
Getting an endorsement from the Rooney family is golden in western Pennsylvania.
The Rooney's live in my neighborhood right near the stadium and seem to live a pretty unpretentious life. They still live in the house that Dan grew up in and has lived in for 70+ years. They're not exactly the flashy Mark Cuban type of sports team owners.
I am a life-long Stillers fan. My wife grew up ignoring most sports but now she is a huge Steelers fan. She gets very upset if she can't watch them, and bummed out if they lose. We had a grand time watching every game at the local pub in Montpelier during their last super bowl run.
Looking forward to Monday night, and sure hope Willie Parker gets well soon.