When it comes to the city of Pittsburgh, you can always count on their professional sports teams supporting one another.
It’s now been well over a week ago since the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth NHL Stanley Cup by beating the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 on the road and on Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers publicly congratulated their compatriots with a full-page ad in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The ad, which you can see below, chronicles the success the sports teams of Pittsburgh have had over the years dating back to 1909, the year the Pittsburgh Pirates won their first Word Series. Since then the Pirates have added four more championships while the Steelers and Penguins have now combined to add 10 titles.
During a recent interview with the media, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was told that Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said after his team won the Stanley Cup that the three professional teams in Pittsburgh support each other like a fraternity. Tomlin certainly didn’t disagree with that sentiment.
“I’ve been here so long now that I am a Pittsburgher,” Tomlin said. “That’s what Pittsburghers do. They support one another. They cheer for championships. The Penguins delivered the goods; I’m just happy to be a part of it on that level.”
The Steelers are now ripe to bring a 16th championship to the city of Pittsburgh during the 2016 season if the Pirates don’t beat them to it in October. Hopefully the Penguins will be sending a full-page congratulatory of their own in the near future.
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) June 19, 2016