City Sources Say There Will Be No Parade If Steelers Win Super Bowl
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 – updated: 7:18 pm EST January 28, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- City sources told Channel 11's Alan Jennings on Wednesday that if the Steelers win the Super Bowl, there won't be a parade in Pittsburgh.
Concerns are that the cost would be a budget buster and the parade would cause safety issues. The last parade drew a quarter million people into the Golden Triangle and was a public safety nightmare.
Steelers fans Jennings spoke with said there has to be a parade.
"I'm for celebrating the Steelers," said Steelers fan David Lineburg.
In 2006, the Steelers Super Bowl win was done in great fanfare. Thousands jammed Pittsburgh for the parade. Toni Gentile was there.
"I was right next to Highmark. I'll never forget it," said Gentile.
Some fans created a safety havoc by running up to the vehicles carrying the players. Crowd control was a challenge.
Copyright 2009 by WPXI.com.
So let me get this right...holding a parade for the Steelers, if they were to become the FIRST TEAM IN NFL HISTORY TO WIN SIX CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES is a "budget buster"
But Mayor Luke Imawalkingjokenstahl and Dan Drinktaxoroto can head down to Tampa for the superbowl, with 2 Asshatnstahl brothers and some security jags and thats not straining the budget?
Ravenstahl taps campaign funds for Super Bowl trip
By The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said today he will take a jet chartered by the Steelers to attend Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla.
Ravenstahl, 28, plans to leave Friday and return Monday. He said campaign funds — not taxpayer dollars — will be used to cover the cost of the plane ride, three days' lodging and a $1,000 ticket to the big game.
The mayor's brothers, Brad and Adam, will accompany him to the game, as will the mayor's two police security guards, who will travel separately. All costs will be covered by campaign funds, Ravenstahl said.
It's a great opportunity and a minimal expense for the amount of exposure that Pittsburgh will get," said Ravenstahl, who said he has been asked to appear on CBS and NBC's Today show while he's in Tampa.
The mayor said Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and his wife, Shelly, also will be on the chartered flight.
The Super Bowl showdown between the AFC champion Steelers and the NFC champion Arizona Cardinals will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Ravenstahl predicted the Steelers will beat the Cardinals 37-20.
"It's going to be a much higher scoring game than anybody thinks," Ravenstahl said
Whats that Mayor Pittsburghismyownpersonalplaygroundnstahl? You are using Campaign Funds for this? You say its a legitimate Campaign expense? Can you please explain how Mayor TampaisnotinPittsburghsotheyreallycantvoteforyounstahl?
I personally dont care what you think MayorDickheadnstahl. You sauntered into this job full of piss and vinegar and people, myself included, said wow, a young mayor, full of new ideas, someone to pull Pittsburgh out of the hole its been put into, how wrong I was...thanks for helping up sink a little deeper
Head on over to Mind Bling's blog, she has a few words for Mayor Clownshoenstahl too.