Steelers leaders Cam Heyward and Vince Williams articulate what they can do in their effort to spark change and create equality, especially in the Pittsburgh community.
Heyward and Williams held a joint Zoom session with members of the media, including Mike Asti, the morning after head coach Mike Tomlin gave an impassioned speech to open practice.
Footage courtesy Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Congratulates Penguins Star Sidney Crosby on Career Milestone
Pittsburgh athletes have a bond, especially legendary Pittsburgh athletes. They play for the same city and are supported by the same fans.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is well aware of the connection between Pittsburgh’s teams. And he knows how much Pittsburgh fans care about the players who represent the black and gold. Saturday afternoon, Roethlisberger took to Twitter to show some love for his fellow Pittsburgh superstar athlete Sidney Crosby as he approaches a career milestone.
Congrats on the upcoming milestone, Sid! pic.twitter.com/m8AfoKAdd2
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 20, 2021
Zach Banner to Host Virtual Panel Combatting Anti-Semitism, White Supremacy
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner is hosting a virtual panel aimed at combatting anti-semitism, racial injustice and white supremacy.
The event, a “two-part conversation on combatting anti-semitism, fighting for racial justice and moving forward in unity,” will be held on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
The first segment will be Pittsburgh focused, as Banner will be joined by Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life synagogue, and Jasiri X, a hip hop artist and co-founder of activist group 1Hood. The trio will discuss “the current national and local crisis of anti-semitism and white supremacy.”
The second portion will be center on “the power of athlete activism, their role and responsibility in engaging in these movements and their priorities in this work as team leaders, national figures and community members.” Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell and Washington Mystics forward Alysha Clark will join this portion of the conversation.
Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will serve as the moderator.
Individuals interested in participating in the virtual event can register here.
I'm hosting my first virtual panel!— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) February 10, 2021
Join me, @Alysha_Clark, @JBell_19 and Pittsburgh community leaders for a discussion on combatting anti-semitism and white supremacy.
For more info and to register –> https://t.co/2PTYYrrty8 pic.twitter.com/To65EBlKLA
Pittsburgh Named Best City in America for Football Fans
While the news will come as no surprise to Steelers fans, Pittsburgh has been named the best city in America for football fans by WalletHub.
The outlet utilized a number of metrics to form its rankings, such as fan engagement, stadium capacity, ticket prices and team success.
Both professional and college football teams were considered during the exercise. Pittsburgh received also received the No. 1 spot in the Pro Football category individually, and was ranked 13th in the college football category for the Pitt Panthers.
Pittsburgh earned high marks in multiple categories, resulting in its top ranking. The city was tied with Green Bay, Wisconsin at the top of the fan engagement category. Pittsburgh also has the fourth-most accessible stadium out of NFL teams, though Steelers fans attempting to navigate the North Shore on Saturdays and Sundays may disagree.
While St. George, Utah is most likely a fine community, it was named the worst city for football fans.
Check out the full rankings at the link below.