I have actually discovered something in this country that crosses all political, religious, socio-economic class, ethnic, age and gender lines. And although we are in the midst of the MLB season, the Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA Playoffs and I’ll Have Another’s quest for horse racing’s Triple Crown, I thought it would it would be fun to look at 25 famous people who are fans of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s hard not to be a football fan when your mother’s family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and her father's family founded the New York Giants.
Although the Mara sisters probably can’t be classified as “die-hard“ Steelers fans because of their links to the G-Men, their attachment to the team is good enough for me for to squeeze them onto my Top 25 list.
As a child, Aguilera, who now stars on NBC’s reality singing show , sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Steelers (as well as Pirates and Penguins) games. Just ask New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams.
And before Super Bowl XLV in 2011 when the Steelers played the Green Bay Packers, Aguilera also sang the national anthem. This You Tube clip is proof enough for me and all of you Steelers fans.
"I just don't like it when people are running around and being too animated, not caring about the game," she opined. I'm like, 'Please stop talking about Lea Michele's performance!
' When halftime's over, let's get back to the game.”A woman after my heart.
Maybe that’s how the Jets got Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress.Johnson told Sports how he became a member of Steelers Nation when asked to make a pick in Super Bowl XLV: "For me, I'm Steelers all the way,” he said.“When Madden Football first came out, my friends picked their teams and I picked the Steelers, so that is how I became a fan, because I worked my friends over as the Steelers.“I was at the Super Bowl when they beat the Arizona Cardinals in the last minute with that touchdown pass, pulling for them like crazy.Khalifa told MTV he hoped the song would become the team’s de facto anthem."We got two or three records that we're tossing around; it's just the order of which ones we're gonna put out," Khalifa said.