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Steelers at Browns 2018

Kickoff: 
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 12:00pm
Doors open at: 
11 A.M.
Hey Yinz Guys: 

The Black and Gold travel to Cleveland to kick off the 2018 season in an early divisional matchup. Do not expect the same old Browns. Some people are picking the Browns to make the playoffs. (Those are called crazy people.) The Steelers will however, see a familiar face on the Browns sideline, as former Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley will now be calling the same 3 or 4 plays repeatedly for the Brownies. Landlords all over Pittsburgh are breathing a sigh of relief. 

The Steelers will be led once again by the winningest quarterback in Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium history…Ben Roethlisberger. This will be Ben’s fifteenth season at the helm and the Ohio native seems to do well in the Buckeye State.

So, come on out, bring your Terrible Towel and your enthusiasm and help us kick off another season of Steelers football with the SFOM.

Oh, and bring your wallets too. Once again, we will have our Black and Gold Bash. This is our only fundraiser, where we fund the club and buy our halftime prizes and food drive raffle jerseys for the year. There will be plenty of prizes for you to bid on during the silent auction and a chance to pick up one of these grand prizes in the raffle at the end of the third quarter.

Grand Prize: A signed, Andy Russell Jersey
2nd Prize: $100
3rd Prize: $50

Tickets are as follows:
$5 = 1 ticket
$20 = 5 tickets
$40 = 15 tickets
$100 = 50 tickets

For those of you that are new to Steelers Nation or are too young to remember…. Andy Russell was a 16th round selection out of Missouri in the 1963 draft. He played his entire 12-year career with the Black and Gold. Russell left the team after his rookie season to fulfill his ROTC commitment in Germany. Russell won two Super Bowls (IX and X) and played in seven Pro Bowls. In 1975, Russell set a NFL playoff record with a 93-yard fumble return over the Baltimore Colts in 1975 in what some claim was the longest play ever in duration. Andy also finished his career with 18 interceptions.

Trivia: 

Q. Steeler tight end, Jesse James, caught 2 touchdown passes in the 2017 opener. Who was the last Steeler tight end to do this?

Do yinz think you know the answer? Well, then write down the answer and drop it in the box as you enter for a chance to win a free appetizer from our friends at McGovern’s.

Or, to make it easier, print the question from the following link, bring it in, and drop off at the table as you enter:
http://sfominn.com/trivia

Stats and Stuff: 
The Steelers lead the all-time series against the Clowns 74-58.
The Steelers have won 6 straight and 10 out of the last 11 in the series.
The Black and Gold won the last matchup at the end of last season 28-24.
In that game JuJu Smith-Schuster had a 96-yard kickoff return for touchdown and a 20-yard receiving touchdown.
JuJu finished the game with 265 combined yards, the second most for a rookie in franchise history.
The game time temperature of 11 degrees was the coldest for a regular season game in Heinz Field history.
Pittsburghese: 

The SFOM has members from all over.  Some are from the Burgh and from points all over and in between.  So, in case you are ever seated next to an actual yinzer, this year we will teach you a new Pittsburghese word each week to help make those conversations easier.  There will not be a test; we are just trying to broaden your horizons. So, without further ado (that is not the word) here is this week’s word:

AHIA

Meaning: Ohio, the river, the boulevard, the township, the adjoining state.

In a Sentence: “This Sunday, the Steelers are going to Ahia  to play the Brownies.”

Meet the Stillers: 

Another feature this year will be a brief bio on a current Steelers player, some old, some new to help you with those dinner conversations:

Terrell Edmunds/Safety/#34/Rookie/Virginia Tech Terrell Edmunds was the Steelers first round pick (28 overall) in this year’s draft. Terrell played in 37 collegiate games, starting in 31 games before declaring for the draft after his junior season. He was third team all Atlantic Coast Conference as a junior; finishing his Virginia Tech career with 182 tackles, 20 passes defensed, 65 tackles for loss and 6 interceptions.

His family has football in their blood as his father, Ferrell Edmunds played in the NFL and was a two-time Pro Bowl Tight End. His brother Trey, was just signed to the Steelers practice squad after spending time with the New Orleans Saints. His other brother, Tremaine plays for the Buffalo Bills after being selected in the first round in this year’s draft, making it the first time two brothers were selected in the first round in the same draft in NFL history.