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Rebecca Rollett

  • joined Jan 11, 2009
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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Growing up in Northern New Mexico with a father who was a fervent Cowboys fan, Ms. Rollett managed to avoid any interest in football whatsoever. At the time she assumed that it was because she disliked the game, but since moving to Pittsburgh she realizes that she just hadn't encountered a sufficiently awesome team. She's a slow learner, though, and it took almost 13 years of exposure to the Pittsburgh atmosphere to ignite her latent fandom. She has spent the past two and a half years attempting to rectify the error. Besides her work on Behind the Steel Curtain, two articles will appear under her byline in the 2011 Maple Street Press Steelers Annual.

Her day job, ironically, is as a musician. She directs The Pittsburgh Camerata, Pittsburgh's only professional chamber chorus, and teaches harpsichord at Duquesne University. She is also currently engaged in writing a book which explores some of the issues of music philosophy that are raised by Historically Informed Practice in early music. She plays the organ from time to time, and fiddles around on the violin when the mood hits her. If this makes her sound like a total dilettante, that's entirely possible. She prefers to think that she takes the broader view.

She is married to a material scientist who is well known among other material scientists. He has managed to remain strangely unaffected by the Pittsburgh sports mania. She is the mother of four children and has seven grandchildren so far. Some of them have been suitably indoctrinated in Steelers fandom. Others are a work in progress. Mrs. Rollett is also half of the staff for two Birman cats, neither of which appear to be interested in football. If they were, they would probably favor someone like Tom Brady.

More information about Mrs. Rollett may be found at www.pittsburghcamerata.org or at http://rollett.org/rebecca/

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He has
Commented on Jeff Locke, Ike Davis key 3-1 win as Pirates take series on Aug 27 2014, 3:51p - 1 reply
You guys
Commented on The shadow side of 'the standard is the standard' on Aug 23 2014, 11:00p
Hmm...
Commented on The shadow side of 'the standard is the standard' on Aug 22 2014, 11:08a - 1 reply
My thought exactly.
Commented on Report: Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play vs. Eagles Thursday on Aug 21 2014, 2:11p
You negated your main point with this-
Commented on Report: LeGarrette Blount was not charged in incident Wednesday on Aug 21 2014, 8:50a - 1 reply
I'm not sure
Commented on Keisel signing a possible slippery slope for Steelers on Aug 20 2014, 5:46p - 2 replies
Or perhaps
Commented on Steelers notes: Long snapper Greg Warren had successful surgery on Aug 19 2014, 8:07a
Momma
Commented on Chris Carter had his opportunity Saturday, Steelers should give same chance to younger OLBs on Aug 18 2014, 2:33p - 2 replies
Exactly what Ivan described
Commented on Steelers no huddle offense rips Bills in 19-16 victory on Aug 18 2014, 2:28p
Way to
Commented on Weekend Checkdown: the top stories of the week on Aug 18 2014, 12:30p
And one of those kicks
Commented on Winners and Losers from Steelers vs. Bills Saturday on Aug 17 2014, 2:27p - 1 reply
How about
Commented on Winners and Losers from Steelers vs. Bills Saturday on Aug 17 2014, 8:24a - 1 reply
I'm happy to see the comment about Suisham
Commented on Steelers vs. Bills postgame notes and quotes on Aug 17 2014, 8:04a
You don't ask much, do you? : )
Commented on 5 things to watch in Steelers vs. Bills Preseason Week 2 game on Aug 16 2014, 6:41p - 2 replies
I appreciate the perspective, Josh,
Commented on Coffin Corner: Long snappers critical to success of special teams on Aug 16 2014, 2:17p
Thanks, stiller!
Commented on Steelers training camp report: Wrapping things up in Latrobe on Aug 15 2014, 3:11p - 2 replies
I only hope
Commented on Steelers training camp report: Wrapping things up in Latrobe on Aug 15 2014, 1:05p - 1 reply
Why not
Commented on Steelers training camp report: Wrapping things up in Latrobe on Aug 15 2014, 1:04p
You may be right,
Commented on Steelers training camp report: Wrapping things up in Latrobe on Aug 15 2014, 1:04p
No Subject
Commented on Steelers training camp report: Wrapping things up in Latrobe on Aug 15 2014, 1:03p
Steelers training camp report: Wrapping things up in Latrobe
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 6:28a
Steelers training camp report: Bills are in town
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 12:01a
Alright -
Commented on Steelers Training Camp August 12th on Aug 13 2014, 9:19p - 1 reply
We saw this once again
Commented on Steelers Training Camp August 12th on Aug 13 2014, 9:18p
An excellent question, JP!
Commented on Steelers Training Camp August 12th on Aug 13 2014, 8:16p
Yes -
Commented on Steelers Training Camp August 12th on Aug 13 2014, 8:14p - 1 reply
Steelers Training Camp August 12th
Posted on Aug 13 2014, 3:48p
Well, since I haven't been to camp yet,
Commented on The ins and outs of reading Behind The Steel Curtain on Aug 11 2014, 4:20p - 1 reply
Well played : )
Commented on Report: Steelers trying to sign OT Marcus Gilbert to contract extension on Aug 11 2014, 4:09p
Well, maybe not Bryant,
Commented on Pro Football Focus praises Steelers defense, rips offense for performances against Giants on Aug 11 2014, 10:36a - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on The ins and outs of reading Behind The Steel Curtain on Aug 10 2014, 5:43p - 2 replies
Hi j-man -
Commented on The ins and outs of reading Behind The Steel Curtain on Aug 10 2014, 5:34p
Or Nacho Man?
Commented on Dan Jennings' frightening injury overshadows Pirates' 7-2 win on Aug 8 2014, 2:40p
So true.
Commented on Dan Jennings' frightening injury overshadows Pirates' 7-2 win on Aug 8 2014, 2:32p
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