Saturday, June 23, 2012

Believe Zoltan shirt and a pennant race


The above two designs are now for sale. Rumors were swirling that Bucco players were wearing a shirt in the clubhouse that said Believe and had the Zoltan signal.

I also updated an older design for our Forget Pierogies, I want a Pennant Race shirt.

All items can be purchased by clicking the Classy Yinzer Tees tab above.

A Solemn Farewell



Well draft day has come and gone from the beautiful Consol Energy Center, and as the Pens did indeed draft some very impressive players, they also traded away 2 fan favorites here in the city of Pittsburgh.  Michalek was the latest penguin to get dealt, but I start with him because he is the one that probably stings the least in the hearts of Pens fans. Ray Shero gave him a huge contract 2 summers ago when Z was finished in Phoenix, however it turned out to be one of the worst moves Shero had made in the past 5 years. He brought Michalek into a system that just was not the right fit for him. As good as he was his first year in Pittsburgh, Z started to truly struggle this past season, You can blame it on injuries, or who he was paired with on defense, but in the end, this is not the kind of system where a defensemen like him thrives. It will be a good thing for him to go back to Phoenix where the system is not as tolling on defensemen to get the puck out of their zone with one pass and move it up ice, to where the system is more guided towards shot blocking and defensive minded defensemen. What is my favorite Z moment you ask? Earlier this season, (ironically) he scored a goal on a weak wrist shot against the Coyotes, and this was played on the jumbotron at Consol.....




Then we get to the player that has still stunned us all from him leaving, even though alot of us truly saw it coming. And that would be Jordan Staal. What can you really say about the guy? He was the best third line center in the league for at least the past 4 years, he went up against teams other top offensive talent, and was always a threat on the ice whether it was a power play, even strength, or short handed. A huge frame and strong hands like him don't come along that often, but the Penguins got what they wanted in return. They got another great third line center in Brent Sutter who will be able to replace Staal in all positions, and will be a great fit on this team down the middle behind 87 and 71. They also got the #8 overall pick in the NHL Draft, and another defensive chip to build up their defense for years and years to come. In the end, Staal and the Pens got what they wanted. Ray Shero was backed into a corner by Staal and had to make a move and get quality in return, which he did. Staal wanted a more expanded role on a team, and specifically wanted that role to come along side his brother Eric in Carolina. And my favorite Staal moment? Well, is it really even a question?

Pittsburgh ladies - tweet us your pics!

Still looking for pictures of Pittsburgh ladies to feature on our site as a weekly feature called #pittsburghhot. I am not looking for x-rated images, but I will accept almost anything that isn't x-rated.

So send in pictures of your girls wearing Pittsburgh gear, or if you are a gal, send in pictures of yourself. I will feature 5 at a time, I currently have 2. So tweet us @theclassyyinzer or email us at submit@theclassyyinzer.com


Free zoltan shirt contest

Ok, here is the deal, my 2000th follower on Twitter will get a free Zoltan shirt. If you don't care and want to purchase any of our shirts, they are all for sale by clicking the Classy Yinzer Tees tab above, or the tshirt image on the right.

The excitement in Pittsburgh right now is amazing, and we are all having fun watching this improved Pirates team.

#Zoltan #RaiseIt 



Friday, June 22, 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates and their Zoltan signal

If you haven't noticed, the Pirates have been throwing up the Zoltan sign when things are going well. I am proud to release our Zoltan shirt design for sale by clicking the Classy Yinzer Tees tab above.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

#yinzerguess free.shirt.contest

Win a free shirt by the participating in our #yinzerguess contest. Correctly predict a player and the inning that he will hit a homerun. This is for the 1st homerun for the Pirates. So if Pedro hits 1 in the first inning, the contest is over. The winner gets a free shirt from our store. If more than 1 person correctly guesses the player and the inning that the player hits the home run, the person that tweets it first will win. Obviously, this is only for Pirates games and only Pirates' players can be guessed. All tweets must be tweeted before the first pitch.

Must use hashtag #yinzerguess

Example Tweet: Alvarez in the 3rd #yinzerguess

Good luck

Congrats to @laclips for winning 6/19, 6/20 round is open for predictions

Saturday, June 16, 2012

RUNPNC Swag

Our 412 Jersey Swatch Design is now for sale. Click the Classy Yinzer Tees tab above to order.

Special thanks to @theothermcnulty for the greatest customer picture ever. Follow him for sure.




Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Raise It, Raise the Jolly Roger, #BUCN Shirts

Click the Classy Yinzer Tees tab above, or click http://theclassyyinzer.blogspot.com/p/our-t-shirt-shop.html to order.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Splat: Raise It

Click the Classy Yinzer Tees tab to order.

Winners of the 1st Twitterverse Yinzer Supleratives

Well, the response to the first Twitterverse Yinzer Superlative Contest wasn't very strong, but we need to start somewhere right?

Round 1 had 80 people vote, and the top 4 write-ins in each category moved on to round 2. There were a couple categories where there was a top 3.

Round 2 had 96 people vote. I set my expectations a little low for this first attempt. 96 people isn't bad, but we will do better next time. I am planning on a new contest starting week 1 of the Steelers' season.

So the winners for each category.
1. The Twitter Account of the Hottest Female Pittsburgh fan is:
 @Chicksdighockey  31 

 @Lifeofabunny  10 

 13.16% 
 @Princesss_sass  11 

 14.47% 
 @Chicksdighockey  31 

 40.79% 
 @tradeneal  24 

 31.58% 
2. The Twitter Account of the Hottest Male Pittsburgh fan is:
@malkamania71  23 

 @ryannoble66  21 

 31.82% 
 @malkamania71  23 

 34.85% 
 @madchad412  9 

 13.64% 
 @evil_bylsma  13 

 19.70% 
3. The Twitter Account of the Smartest Pittsburgh fan is:
 @stoosh10  31 

 @stoosh10  31 

 40.26% 
 @whygavs  11 

 14.29% 
 @madchad412  20 

 25.97% 
 @shamtown  15 

 19.48% 
4. The Twitter Account of the Funniest Pittsburgh fan is:
 @fsmikey  35 

 @fsmikey  35 

 43.21% 
 @madchad412  8 

 9.88% 
 @pensfantweets  16 

 19.75% 
 @TheOtherMcNulty  22 

 27.16% 
5. The Twitter Account of the Best Pittsburgh Parody Account:
 @evil_shero  37 

 @evil_shero  37 

 50.00% 
 @Evilmiketomlin  9 

 12.16% 
 @evgeninotmalkin  12 

 16.22% 
 @pittsburgh_dad  16 

 21.62% 
6. The Twitter Account of the Most Annoying Pittsburgh Fan:
 @princesss_sass  39 

 @madchad412  25 

 30.49% 
 @princesss_sass  39 

 47.56% 
 @markmaddenx  18 

 21.95% 
7. The Twitter Account of the Most Entertaining Pittsburgh Athlete is:
 @malkin_71  60 


 @malkin_71  60 

 73.17% 
 @realryanclark25  8 

 9.76% 
 @thecutch_22  11 

 13.41% 
 @jharrison9292  3 

 3.66% 
8. The Twitter Account of the Least Favorite Pittsburgh Athlete is:

 @wallace17_dakid  27 

 @baron_batch  26 

 37.14% 
 @wallace17_dakid  27 

 38.57% 
 @mvp86hinesward  17 

 24.29% 
9. The Twitter Account of the Best All-Around Pittsburgh fan is:
 @malkamania71  34 

 @madchad412  8 

 9.88% 
 @theclassyyinzer  26 

 32.10% 
 @tradeneal  13 

 16.05% 
 @malkamania71  34 

 41.98%



Saturday, June 9, 2012

@chenmusic

Yeah, only live TV, nothin big lol. Royals catcher Humberto Quintero mocks pitcher, Bruce Chen, during an interview on Fox during the game Saturday night. The announcers tried to play it off during the live feed, but they never changed camera shots haha. Leave links to stories about this in the comments section. I haven't found anything.

Go Bucs!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Pittsburgh Nation Video Request

Attention all fans of Pittsburgh Sports:

Everyone knows the size of Steeler Nation, however I feel that Pittsburgh Sports Nation is bigger and more impressive.

I am going to gather pictures submitted by you and create the Pittsburgh Nation fan video.

I need pictures of you, your family and friends supporting the pro sports in Pittsburgh.

Tweet pictures to @theclassyyinzer or email them to submit@theclassyyinzer.com

Today is June 4th. The deadline is June 14th to submit. This has potential to be awesome. So please participate!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Welcome to 2012

A good twitter friend gave me an interesting idea. While scoping out potential blog topics he noted I should discuss how twitter has changed the way fans and athletes interact. The more I thought about it the more I realized how dead on he was. Social media (twitter, facebook etc) has completely revolutionized the way we view our favorite athletes. Instead of wondering about what kind of people they are twitter etc has made that knowledge a click away. This ability comes with a price though. With positive opinions come negative opinions as well. Take for example my, and a few others, recent issue with a Mr. Baron Batch. He is a total ass- sexist, cocky, and condescending. These are things I could have lived with not knowing-especially about a guy who has never played a down of football in the NFL. On the other hand,though, twitter gives athletes the chance to thank fans, interact with them, and share details. Malkin thanking pens fans for voting for the NHL cover is a perfect example. My favorite twitter award goes to Ryan Clark though. The man is a total beast. He defends teammates, fans, and loyalty. I loved during the New Orleans situation how he came out asking why players are coming forward now? They weren't tattling while getting paid for injuring others. Or James Harrison's constant verbal attacks on a particular NFL commissioner who won't be named. These are the things that make the twenty-first century so amazing. Would anyone have imagined this in the 1950's? Never. If you haven't followed an athlete, keep it to yourself to avoid embarrassment, and start now. Welcome to 2012. 

Round 2: Twitterverse Yinzer Superlatives

Round 2 of the Twitterverse Yinzer Superlatives
VOTE HERE: http://kwiksurveys.com?u=round2yinzer
Vote for the top 4 or 3 in each category.
You may skip a question if you cannot decide.
Voting Ends 11:59 on 6.7.2012

There is no round 3. We will do a new Twitterverse Yinzer Superlative contest during week 1 of the Steelers season.
1. The Twitter Account of the Hottest Female Pittsburgh fan is:

2. The Twitter Account of the Hottest Male Pittsburgh fan is:

3. The Twitter Account of the Smartest Pittsburgh fan is:

4. The Twitter Account of the Funniest Pittsburgh fan is:

5. The Twitter Account of the Best Pittsburgh Parody Account:

6. The Twitter Account of the Most Annoying Pittsburgh Fan:

7. The Twitter Account of the Most Entertaining Pittsburgh Athlete is:

8. The Twitter Account of the Least Favorite Pittsburgh Athlete is:

9. The Twitter Account of the Best All-Around Pittsburgh fan is:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sometimes a little ass kissing is needed...


Now although Mike Wallace might read this title and automatically agree that the Steelers should be kissing his ass, I will specify and say it is HIM that needs to be sucking up. I think we can all agree- Mike Wallace is a quick guy. He ran his 40 at the combine at a 4.28 which is one of the fastest in recorded history. And yes, I will agree- for me at least- an advantage of Wallace is that he has to be double covered and it opens other players up, but at this point he's comical. To be specific Larry Fitzgerald is making 120 million dollars over an eight period year. I will be the first person to admit Larry deserves the money- the guy is a beast. Does Wallace deserve the money? Absolutely not. Shoot 30 million his way over six years or so and you'll be more accurate. Mike- you aren't that good. Did you see your playoff appearance in Denver? You dropped enough passes your boy Larry would have been sure to catch. Reality check bud, your fast but you don't have great hands. Finally. My most annoying point in this blog piece. I think if I were demanding an awful lot of money I would show up to OTA's to show how serious I was. First of all- Mike you have a new offensive coordinator who goes by the name of Todd Haley and from what I have heard he's a pretty serious guy. Something tells me he won't take partying in Vegas as an excuse. Also Mike you have a brand new playbook to learn. I would be thinking that's more important than alcohol and strippers but what do I know. And most important. Don't you think the Rooneys are aware of where your priories are or well aren't? And do you really think they find your diva attitude funny?! You're kind of an idiot. And to close. Mike- your boy Ike isn't kidding- football doesn't need you and neither do the Steelers