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Six Degrees of Super Bowl Separation

The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, with a chance to win an unprecedented sixth NFL title.

I’ve been a Steelers fan all my life, and have lived in Pittsburgh for over seven years. After the Steelers beat the Ravens in the AFC Championship I gave my sister a ride home, and as I drove across town I watched as fans poured into the streets, their terrible towels twirling wildly above delirious chants and blaring car horns proudly proclaiming the Steelers’ victory.

So what is the relationship between Bigelow Tea, Pittsburgh, and the Super Bowl?

This mug is the perfect gift for the tea-drinking Steelers fan.

Edward Manning Bigelow (who coincidentally shares the name of Bigelow Tea founder Ruth C. Bigelow, and Super Bowl MVPs Payton and Eli Manning) was the Director of Public Works in Pittsburgh in the late 1880’s…now Bigelow Boulevard runs through Pittsburgh.

Super Bowl XXI MVP, Phil Simms, is an avid supporter of Bigelow Tea. In fact, he participated in this Bigelow Tea video. The video was filmed by a Pittsburgh native.

I can not deny the curious confluence of Bigelow Tea, the Super Bowl and Pittsburgh. While I don’t plan on attending a Super Bowl Tea Party, as nerve racking as regular season games are, I may partake in a warm cup of herbal tea to calm my nerves on Sunday.


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