On color-blind passions
Is support for the Steelers the single most color-blind passion in Pittsburgh?
Think about it. On no other topic will you find the same Monday morning quarterbacking of the weekend’s game going on in Homewood or Braddock as you will in Shadyside or Cranberry. You really do. It may be positive, or it may be spewing ire as only Steelers’ fans can dole out when a player underperforms, but it won’t break down entirely along racial lines as most everything else does. There just isn’t much in town that you can say that for at any level.
Even if true, I am not sure what it means, nor whether it really improves our dialogue much. Even if we cheer the same, we don’t necessarily cheer together. Still worth thinking about.