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This Week's Game Plan

Packers @ Steelers 2017

Kickoff: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Doors open at: 
6:30 P.M.

The Green Bay Packers come to town to take on our Stillers in another prime-time matchup.  The Packers are coming off a 23-0 loss to the Ratbirds.  Currently leading the Packers offense is a backup quarterback and third string running back.  The head coach of Green Bay is a yinzer, Homestead’s Bishop Boyle high school’s own Mike McCarthy.  

The Stillers are coming off an impressive 40-17 win over the Titans where the Stillers cracked the 30-point mark for the first time all season.  The Titans tried to keep it close but our friends in the Black and Gold seemed to always have an answer, especially the defense as the Steelers forced four interceptions and kept the pressure on the Titans the entire game.

So, take a break from your holiday and holiday shopping and come out to watch your team!

Farewell Mayor Paul & Chooch

Picture of Mayor Paul's CakePhoto of Mayor Paul Posing with Cake
Picture of Chooch & Mayor Paul

Steeler Polka

Dean Gubbrud

Sad news to report out of SFOM land.  Friend of the club and former Starting Gate Owner Dean Gubbrud passed away after an extended illness.  For those of you that are newer to our gatherings, The Starting Gate, in St. Paul, is where it all began for the SFOM.

Once the original yinzers began going to The Starting Gate in the 80’s, Dean listened to their requests to broadcast the Steelers games in the bar.   Back then, there was not an NFL Ticket and to get Stillers games broadcast into a bar in St. Paul, Minnesota was an expensive proposition but Dean did it.

Dean also donated prizes at halftime on his own, starting a tradition that continues to this day.  This eventually lead to the annual picnic in the park which for years was a big event leading to the current Black and Gold Bash.   Dean was also responsible for another great tradition: the playing of the Steelers songs!   Something we all enjoy to this very day.  Through Dean’s leadership and generosity along with the SFOM originals The Starting Gate quickly became a well-known spot for Steelers fans in the Twin Cities to check out the Black and Gold and get a taste of the Burgh.

Dean still kept in touch with Bob “Chooch” Pano and was even at McGovern’s as recently as a couple of seasons ago.  The SFOM has grown into one of the finest Steelers fan clubs in Steelers nation with our current venue; however, it would not be the club it is today if it were not for a group of Northwest Airlines mechanics, and a former bar owner from Alcester, South Dakota with an open mind, a larger than life personality and a big heart.  Rest in Peace Dean.

The SFOM donated (Gold & Yellow flowers with Black ribbon in Steelers fashion) for Dean’s funeral.

http://www.wassfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1924403

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