I’m With Vince And C-Mott, Welcome To Sixburgh!

The only two most entertaining items I’ve seen this week come from Don at MONDESI’S HOUSE (via WITH LEATHER) and Chris Mottram at THE SPORTING BLOG.

Steelers Shamwow Featuring Vince

(For the drooling, knuckle-dragging Steeler fan in your life)

First, about the only things I watch these days on TV is Adult Swim and infolessmercials. So I feel confident in saying that Vince from ShamWow!™ is rapidly gaining on Billy Mays as the premiere stealer of the elderly and infirmed’s money pitchman of late night TV. In fact, this limited (2) Steelers-themed “Terrible ShamWow!™” might just put him over the top!

Girls Gone Wild Shamwow

(So THAT’s the connection)

Darren Rovell at CNBC recently scored the biggest get of Super Bowl week by landing a sitdown with Magnon-jawed one. The best part of the visit comes when Vince reveals his inspiration for the Shamwow infomercials: Girls Gone Wild! (No, it had nothing to do with unsightly leakage.)

Yeah, it’s hard to imagine anyone topping that priceless piece of commemorative merch, but I think Mottram’s Super Bowl-related item at TSG somehow eclipsed the Terrible Shamwow.

Mottram writes a piece detailing the “prototypical Steelers fan”, with a glossy, visual accompaniment:

Typical Steelers Fan

With Erik Hipple-like precision, he breaks down every portion of the Steeleotypical appear.

Steelers Fan Chin Strap

Sample: “Pencil-thin chinstrap. Much like how the male gorilla’s back hair is silver, this strap of facial hair is used to distinguish the male Steelers fan from the female. Despite this bit of brilliant evolution, there is still oftentimes confusion.

Having lived in the region for five years, I can attest to the gender confusion that often plagues those policing the lavatories at Heinz Field. But for the ladies who are impaired with male chin strap syndrome, Jeff Reed has a photo-op with your name on it.

Jeff Reed

Phew! Another week of glomming off the hard work of fellow bloggers. Thanks fellas! If I’m still viable by Sunday, I’ll make my SB pick on SbB. And yes, I nailed the Giants win last time around. Place your bets, gentlemen! That includes you, Wang!