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Bart Scott Calls Pittsburgh The Best Playoff Atmosphere In Sports

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Bart Scott Calls Pittsburgh The Best Playoff Atmosphere In Sports

“Man, I’ve watched many of my quarterbacks poop their pants in the third quarter…” is what former NFL linebacker, Bart Scott said Friday morning on ESPN’s First Take.

The conversation started when the question was asked to the group what the best playoff atmosphere in sports was? Scott having faced the Pittsburgh Steelers with two different teams at Heinz Field (the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens), had the best answer of the group.



“For me, it has to be Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the best atmosphere. I mean anybody’s that’s ever played there during the regular season, let along the playoffs, when you get to the third quarter there is something that they do. There’s a little man that comes out and he’s dragging some piece of steel and they play STYX (Renegade). Man, I’ve watched many of my quarterbacks poop their pants in the third quarter and I’m like, “just punt the damn ball.” I watched Ryan Clark hit Willis McGahee so hard after that damn song came on that they both knocked each other out, man. I tell you what, these kids are crazy. Pittsburgh is the only place that I’ve ever been mooned by a 70-year-old grandma. Looked like a California raisin that wrinkled butt.”


After that final statement, Scott was asked to elaborate because, well, we all needed to hear more.


“When you drive to the stadium you drive by a 7-11 and this lady had to be about 70 years old man, and she mooned me. I thought I was looking at the California raisin. Listen, it haunts me to this day.”



Whoever that 70 year old lady is, all of SteelerNation needs to give her a pat on the back for giving a former Raven a haunting memory for the rest of his life.

Renegade also likely haunts Scott to this day as well. Both times he played in Pittsburgh in the playoffs, he was on the losing end during an AFC Championship game.


There is no doubt Pittsburgh is one of the premier sports towns in the United States, and it will forever leave lasting impressions on people who have to play there on the road, in more ways than one.


I’ve been a freelance sports writer for several years, centered around football, baseball, basketball, and fantasy sports. I’m born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and a diehard Steelers fan. I love sharing my thoughts and opinions on all things sports, especially when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers. I also received my BS in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2016, and have a career in Material Research and Development. Follow me on Twitter!

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