Homer J.

  • joined Dec 17, 2008
  • last login Jul 09, 2014
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Born and raised in the 'burgh. Lived in DC since 1978. Bleed Black and Gold.
Mike Tomlin knows much more about football than I do. But I saw the Immaculate Reception live, and he didn't.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Washington Nationals
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Navy Midshipmen
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Golf Tiger's wife's short iron game
  • NASCAR Ricky Bobby
  • Soccer Bayern Munich
  • General Brisbane Lions Aussie Rules
  • Fantasy The Washington Generals (they're due)
  • Winter Olympics Saudi Women's Figure Stakers
  • Wrestling The Fabuous Kangaroos!
  • Summer Olympics Reggie "Crusher" Lisowski (Homer's All-time hero)
User Blog

Chuck Noll's life's work

Chuck Noll: The life's work of a teacher, mentor, and private man

Steelers draft results in eye of opinion makers

It's pointless to try to review draft results immediately following the draft.

Homer forced to take off Steelers tie on VEEP set

Homer can't as of yet get his Steelers tie approved by the director of the hit HBO series VEEP, as he plays a few small parts in the show, but he's going to keep trying.


Drafting at 15 is actually a huge opportunity

America made a lot of bad decisions in the 1970's, and most of them had to do with hair, facial hair, and clothing. There's draft stuff in here too.

Green Bay weather: Should they postpone the game?

With sub-arctic temperatures in Green Bay for Sunday's NFC wild card round playoff game between the Packers and 49ers, Homer wonders if the presence of intense regulatory bodies shouldn't make them think twice about playing at 4:40 p.m. ET at Lambeau


On Terence Garvin's hit on Kevin Huber

Huber suffered a brutal injury and nothing is funny about that, but how much is it fair to fault Garvin when he was just blocking a man trying to make a play on the punt return?

Family, Food, Faith, and Football, not shopping

Homer imagines the Wal-Marts in the heart of Steeler Nation will be empty, because no Steeler fan would dare to be caught dead scrambling for $1 door buster while he (or she) should be gathered together with family and friends, cheering the Steelers.


Keep calm and Le'Veon: Bell has big game vs. Lions

Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell was far better than you think he was, Mr. Bob Smizik.

Homer's take on the State of Steeler Nation

Mr. Homer J. returns with tales of beer, Red Lobster and (disappointing) Steelers football.

Homer says 'look on the bright side'

Some literary Duff for those disenfranchised over The Harbowl...at least the Patriots lost...again.

An oral history of The Immaculate Reception

Mike Silverstein was a young radio reporter on Dec. 23, 1972, and he recounts the biggest play in Steelers history with granular detail.


Immaculate Reception Show on NFL Network Wednesday 8pm EST

NFL Network's "A Football Life" devotes a full hour this week to the Immaculate Reception and the many stories around the moment that changed everything for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The show...

the Steelers are embedded in D.C.'s culture

The migration of the 80s landed 10s of thousands of Pittsburgh natives in the D.C. area. They brought their Black and Gold roots with them.

Steelers/Oilers Rivalry Still Lives

A look back at the Steelers/Oilers/Titans rivalry throughout the years.

Anniversary of a legend's finest athletic moment

For as great of a baseball player Roberto Clemente was, he will always be remembered in Pittsburgh for the kind of man he was. We remember that on Sept. 30, 2012, the 40th anniversary of his 3,000th hit - the last of his life.

OT/40 years ago, Roberto Clemente's 3,000th hit

As I sat in the press box that September afternoon, a 24-year-old kid working his first job for a local radio station and stringing for ABC Radio Sports, I remembered the exact moment when Roberto...


NFL to hire "Blind Ref" Izzy Moidel as Replacement?

One of Little Homer's Saturday rituals growing up in Pittsburgh was to sit in front of the TV at dinnertime with the family and watch "90 minutes of unorganized mayhem, featuring the greatest...


Storyteller, Mythmaker, Beloved Chronicler of NFL History Steve Sabol Dies.

I never met Steve Sabol, but I wish I had. I knew of him and admired him from afar for 47 years. I absolutely loved his work, his unmatched sense of humor, and his obvious zest for life. I...

Art Modell: A First-Hand Account Of A Man Of Many Contradictions

"We're 26 Republicans, and we run our business like socialists!" That's how Art Modell liked to describe the NFL's revenue sharing agreement.


NFL.com reports Wallace to join team Tuesday.

NFL.com and the NFL network quote two sources as saying that Mike Wallace has informed the Steelers organization and his teammates that he will join the team Tuesday. The story quotes Ben...


If you need any more reasons to respect Lamarr Woodley......

.....you'll be proud to hear what the ABC-TV affiliate in his home town of Saginaw, Michigan is reporting. The public school system there, strapped for cash, began charging a $75 athletics fee for...


Homer Visits NFL Films HQ, Interviewed for Upcoming Show

Thanks to BTSC, the folks at NFL Films learned of Homer's whereabouts on December 23, 1972, and wanted to interview him. They have a regular program called "A Football Life," and one of the shows for this fall will mark the Immaculate Reception.


A Holiday Gift Suggestion from Homer J.

We all know that Christmas came early this year, when we all got a pony on draft day. But Homer needed a little cheering up today. Last night, his Nats blew a 9-0 lead and lost to the Atlanta...


OT: Homer was on camera Monday morning

Hello, everyone. Homer's back, but he was busy yesterday, spending part of the morning on camera. If you are wondering where you can see his smiling face, you can't. That's cause the camera was up...


Submitted for your approval: Steeler names for this year's pledge class

This looks like the best pledge class in years, and we can't wait to see them in Black and Gold. We also can't wait to see them carrying the veterans pads and doing the things that pledges do. But...


The Immaculate Selection: Luck as the Residue of Design

Luck is more than luck. It is the residue of design and preparation. The Steelers' draft class is a case in point.


Christmas Comes Early This Year, Homer's Best Birthday Present Possible

It was like watching that Oprah Winfrey lady screaming, "everybody gets a pony! Everybody gets a pony!" Thursday was Homer's birthday, and we all got a pony. Santa Claus is real. But don't you...


Seventh Round Open Thread

Okay, gang. Christmas has come early this year. We got the pony! We got the Official Red Ryder Dual Action B-B gun! Santa has really delivered the goods, including Mr Plow, that Adams guy, that...


A Death in the Family: Former Steeler Photographer Les Banos dies at 88

A noted sports photographer passed away this week. What many people didn't know was that he was also a great humanitarian who risked his life to save countless others.


Aaron Smith takes out ad in Sunday's P-G to thank Steeler fans

This says it all, and it's clearly from the heart. ****** Dear Steelers Fans, As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets,...

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