The Steelers draft picks have been made and the offseason workout program is in full swing.
Steelers season never truly ends for Steeler Nation so while the team starts to put in the work to prepare for the 2016 NFL season we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Saturday, May 14th.
The age of entitlement
Earlier this year we saw Steelers linebacker James Harrison catch media attention for being vocal about returning his sons’ participation trophies for their involvement in Best of the Batch Next Level Athletics, an activity sponsored by his former teammate, Charlie Batch.
Harrison ranted that he didn’t believe his sons should be given participation trophies and that it breads a feeling of entitlement. Now Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is getting the same attention for expressing his views on participation ribbons for his daughter.
It seems odd to say that you don’t “believe in” participation trophies as if their existence is in question. They’re actual things. Also it seems odd to express that you feel you want to parent the way you feel is right but display your parenting on social media to get validation from it. How about everybody just raise their own kids?
Yeah, but do you have a tattoo?
The Steelers website encourages you to show off your #SteelersPride by tweeting them pictures of your fandom either in the form of tattoos or man caves. Send in your pics and you might be on the website too.
Born this way
A lot of us were born into Steeler Nation. I was a Steelers fan even before birth in my family. That’s just the way it is sometimes. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains that Steelers seventh-round draft pick linebacker Tyler Matakevich out of Temple was ‘Born to be a Steeler’ according to his college coach.
Matakevich never missed a practice or game snap in four years at Temple. He only got the one scholarship offer from them and turned that into 493 total tackles. He’s only participated in football in shorts so far for the Steelers but could he be the draft pick we all fall in love with this summer?