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3 Things Steelers Fans Should Try If You’re Not Feeling Up for the Game

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3 Things Steelers Fans Should Try If You’re Not Feeling Up for the Game

Being a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers can be a lot of fun, as you can go to Heinz Field and watch some high-adrenaline games of football. Nothing quite beats the roar of the crowd at a touchdown, the atmosphere during the pregame, the beers, the hotdogs – all of it comes together to create some amazing memories. 

That being said, going to every single game can be incredibly tiring, especially if the season is not going the way that you would like it to. As such, if it’s game day, but you don’t feel like you’re feeling up to it, then you will be delighted to know that there are plenty of other activities you can do instead. This article is going to break those activities down in more detail below. 



There is a huge array of different games available, so if you don’t feel up to going to the game, but you would still like your fix of football, then it may well be worth trying out some of the newest football games that are available instead. These can follow classic rules or be a little bit more out there. Why not even personalize a character, so it’s like you have taken to Heinz Field yourself? 

Steelers Najee Harris

Running back Najee Harris in a first-look Madden view. | YouTube / TDBarrett

Of course, you may want to stay away from football altogether for the day. If this is the case, then you will be happy to know that the number of games available to you is positively endless. A genre that has seen a huge rise in popularity since the pandemic is that of online gambling games. Cafe Casino is able to provide a huge variety of different games, such as online keno, slot machines, roulette, and craps, all of which can take you to the casino while playing in the comfort of your own home.

Another popular game that is being played by a lot of people is Keno. Keno is a lottery-like betting game that you tend to see offered in the majority of modern-day casinos. You really are spoilt for choice when you try out some online gambling. 


Read a Book 

If you want to disappear into a bit of escapism rather than attend the game, then there is truly no better way that you can do this than by reading a book. The art of writing is one that dates back to the very early stages of human history, and as such, you can really throw yourself into both some of the oldest and newest pieces available. This is a relaxing and fun way to engage with some escapism, and as such, it is well worth giving it a go. 

If you’re clueless as to where you should start on your reading journey, then you might want to consider heading over to a few different book websites where you are going to be able to get a better understanding of what you are looking for and what you’re interested in reading. Once you have tried a couple of things, you’ll have a much better understanding of the kind of books you want to look out for. 

Steelers Heart and Steel

Heart and Steel by former head coach, Bill Cowher, available now.


Watch The Game at Home 

If you are not feeling up to going to the actual game, then you might have a bit more fun simply watching it from the comfort of your own home. The games are usually shown on TV, so you don’t have to leave the house in order to show your support. You could even invite some friends over to watch it with you, which is always fun because there is nothing like getting together with some like-minded people and enjoying a sport that you can all bond over. This is even better if your team ends up winning as well, as there is nothing like that feeling of celebrating with your friends. 

If you fancy yourself as a good cook, then there is nothing stopping you from preparing some good game-day food while you’re at it. This can vary from a number of dishes depending on how complex you want to make things for yourself, but beer, nachos, and pizza are always good ideas when it comes to giving everyone something to eat while they watch the game. 



Going to watch football can be an incredibly exciting experience. A lot of the time, you may as well head over to the tailgate beforehand in order to have some drinks and food before going into the arena and letting the atmosphere of the crowd take over when the players come onto the field, and the game gets underway. Of course, while these games can be very exciting, there are also going to be days when you simply don’t feel like going. If this is you, then have no fear, as the above provides some excellent alternatives in such circumstances.

Managing Editor of, I’m a Steelers fan first, and a human being second. I BLEED black and gold! I love everything Steeler Nation and I’ve been with this staff since February 2018. I now reside in sunny San Diego, CA, but that doesn’t stop me from attending every game at Heinz Field, and a few away games as well if possible. I graduated from Old Dominion University in 2010, and if I’m not watching a Steelers game, you can catch me at the beach, stuffing my face with Golden Oreos, or in front of anything Marvel. I report breaking news, I'm the site's designer, and I’m a big Penguins fan too! Follow me on Instagram @bwall_24! And if you need a new website for your own business or personal brand, hit me up! I’m a full-time web developer as well! Check out Go Steelers!

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