There were more than a few believers saying silent prayers during yesterday’s Steelers game, but with the team’s performance, there weren’t many nervous moments for fans wearing the Black and Gold.
Some fans have heard of the religiosity of particular Steelers, but the strong faith of others on the team is not necessarily widely known.
Center Jeff Hartings is unquestionably one of the most devout Christians on the team, and a voluntary prayer meeting always is held in his room on the night before a game. He has been called the “Christian Giant,” but he is not alone in professing his faith publicly.
Antwan Randle El, despite having a Muslim-sounding surname, also is a strong Christian who is not afraid of showing his faith.
These players are some of those who have been positively influenced by the team’s chaplain, Rev. Jay Wilson.
For more religious Steelers tidbits, check out this profile about Wilson that I had in yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Some of the Steelers nation who were present at yesterday’s trouncing of the Broncos are likely world travelers. For those world travelers in the Pittsburgh area who are interested in meeting other well-traveled people, a new club is being formed. I had a story about it in the Post-Gazette yesterday.
But it’s not broken, Mayor
Architecture critic Patricia Lowry has a story today in the Post-Gazette that is right on. She argues against messing with Market Square, as new Mayor Bob O’Connor would like to do.
O’Connor wants to eliminate the streets running through Market Square, though the street layout is one of the most historic in Downtown Pittsburgh. He’d also like to give Market Square a makeover, though the park was beautifully renovated a few years back.
Lowry agrees with O’Connor that buses should be banned from the Square, and I agree. But getting rid of vehicle traffic and the grid of streets is nonsense.
Let’s just hope that O’Connor’s idea of re-making Market Square is one of those hot-air sort of things that a newly elected mayor is liable to say, and nothing that he really plans to do.
The idea of revamping Market Square and removing streets there is a perfect example of an attempt to fix what isn’t broken.