Published by admin on 12 Oct 2012

Secrets of Pittsburgh #16: The Pittsburgh Steelers + The Philadelphia Eagles = The STEAGLES!

The Last Team Standing - The Steagles - by Matthew Algeo on Amazon.com

What do you get when you join two rival Pennsylvania teams together as one? THE STEAGLES! That’s right folks, The Steagles made their debut nearly 70 years ago for a short stint to keep football alive during WWII as rosters fell short due to the draft.

Click on the image above to check out this book written by Matthew Algeo that tells us the story of how Pro Football was saved, thanks to the Steelers and the Eagles.

It’s hard to imagine living in Pittsburgh (Sixburgh, anyone?) or anywhere in America without the NFL. Let’s all hope that the Steelers and the Browns never have to merge! ;)

 

 

Post contributed by Julie Pennington, Marketing Support Network

Published by admin on 03 Aug 2012

Secrets of Pittsburgh #7: The Duquesne Incline’s “DEEE-FENSE”

 

The Duquesne Incline, which has been scaling the side of Mount Washington since May 7, 1877, is just one example of Pittsburgh’s pride in the Steelers. On game day, a sign is added to each of the two cars – the left one reads ‘DEEE’ and the right one reads ‘FENSE.’ When the cars pass each other at the halfway point, they read “DEEE FENSE.” The lighted signs can actually be seen from Heinz Field!

Next time you’re in the city, take a moment to visit the Duquesne Incline. It’s open 365 days a year! After riding to the top, take a look around the building’s upper-station museum of Pittsburgh history and buy a unique memento from the gift shop. Once outside, enjoy the breathtaking view of our beautiful city. Definitely bring your camera. The overlook is a great place to take pictures of the city and it’s a perfect backdrop for a photo of your family and friends.

If you go hungry, walk next door and have dinner at the Georgetown Inn, a fine dining cavern-style restaurant with a panoramic window view of the city. They get very busy, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation, especially if you want to sit by the window.

What a great way to enjoy a day (or night) trip to Pittsburgh!

 

Do you have an interesting fact about Pittsburgh you’d like to share? Have you ever seen the incline cable cars proudly sporting their “DEEE FENSE” signs from Heinz Field? Please comment!

 

 

Post submitted by Julie Pennington, Marketing Support Network

Published by admin on 13 Oct 2011

Best Steelers and Troy Polamalu Video Ever

 

To follow up on our earlier Troy Polamalu post, here is the best Steelers video of the week.  Troy puts the fear of defense into vacationers!  Thanks to Michael Furman for the link! 

 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/883407-troy-polamalu-video-watch-steelers-star-scare-people-who-arent-opponents

 

Published by admin on 15 Sep 2011

An Interesting Fact About Pittsburgh

The Duquesne Incline, which has been scaling the side of Mount Washington since May 7, 1877, is just one example of Pittsburgh’s pride in the Steelers. On game day, a sign is added to each of the two cars – the left one reads ‘DEEE’ and the right one reads ‘FENSE.’ When the cars pass each other at the halfway point, they read ‘DEEE FENSE.’ The lighted signs can actually be seen from Heinz Field!

Next time you’re in the city, take a moment to visit the Duquesne Incline. It’s open 365 days a year! After riding to the top, take a look around the building’s upper-station museum of Pittsburgh history and buy a unique memento from the gift shop. Once outside, enjoy the breathtaking view of our beautiful city. Definitely bring your camera. The overlook is a great place to take pictures of the city and it’s a perfect backdrop for a photo of your family and friends.

If you go hungry, walk next door and have dinner at the Georgetown Inn, a fine dining cavern-style restaurant with a panoramic window view of the city. They get very busy, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation, especially if you want to sit by the window.

What a great way to enjoy a day (or night) trip to Pittsburgh!

Do you have an interesting fact about Pittsburgh you’d like to share? Have you ever seen the incline cable cars proudly sporting their “DEEE FENSE” signs from Heinz Field? Please comment!

Published by admin on 01 Sep 2011

Pittsburgh’s Fan Favorites Steelers Bars & Restaurants

As we gear up to take on the Carolina Panthers tonight for our last preseason game,  Steelers fans are marking our calendars for Sunday, September 11th to watch our first regular season game against the Ravens in Baltimore.

Not in the ‘Burgh to watch the game? Post-Gazette.com’s Steelers Nation page has an extensive list of restaurants and bars across the nation where you can go watch the game and proudly sport that Black ‘n Gold jersey.

Please check it out and make sure to comment here or add one of your own. Go Steelers!

 

Published by admin on 14 Jun 2010

MSN IRCE Trade Show Update, Chicago Good Times, Prize Winners, and More

MSN staff had a productive show last week at the annual Internet Retailers Convention and Expo for 2010 in Chicago.  Thanks to almost 100 of you who expressed an interest in working with Marketing Support Network!

All of us at MSN really enjoy Chicago.  We especially enjoyed being at Giordanos (www.giordanos.com) Wednesday night when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  Tuesday night the five of us and two guests enjoyed the Weber Grill ( www.webergrillrestaurant.com/).  Very fun time and great food.

Our two prize winners at IRCE were Kathryn Petralia of Kabbage, who won the first prize of an Apple IPad, and Althea Balwah, Vice President of Sales for Check 21, who won the second prize: a $100 Starbucks gift card!  Each will be contacted by someone from our marketing department to arrange delivery of their prize.

We’d love to hear about your experience at IRCE 2010 in the comments below.