Talking Steelers Football with Snoop Dogg
He attended the Steelers practice prior to the home opener against the Titans and had a chance to talk to Coach Mike Tomlin, as well as hang out in the locker room with some of the players.
He even took some friendly ribbing from the team for having attended Baltimore Ravens training camp this year, but was quick to explain while he might have friends on other teams the Steelers are where his heart is.
Snoop Dogg, who has been to games at Heinz Field before, was thrilled to be on hand for the season-opener against the Titans, seeing all of the pregame excitement and watching his team win in overtime.
Snoop Dogg took time out during the visit to talk with Teresa Varley for Talking Steelers Football
I grew up a Steelers fan in the 70s. To be able to come and be at their practice facility and see them go to work before a game is special for me.
Who were some of your favorite players back then?
Definitely Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, Rocky Bleier, Franco Harris, Donnie Shell, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White, just to name a few.
You had the chance to perform at the Steelers post-game party following Super Bowl XLIII. What was that like for you?
Aw, you remember that. Cool. That was fun because I got a chance to meet Coach Mike Tomlin and a couple of other players I hadn’t met. Just to perform for the Steelers, that felt good for me. We had just won a Super Bowl. That is my team and they won the Super Bowl and hopefully we will do it again.
Coach Tomlin got on stage with you at that Super Bowl party, how fun was that?
What do you think of the job Coach Tomlin has done?
I think Coach Tomlin was a great transformation from Coach (Bill) Cowher. It was just the same amount of intensity with a great work ethic and a desire to want to win and keep up the Steelers prestige that goes on around here. He was the perfect fit as far as a coach to come in and fill in the shoes for Cowher.
What’s it like for you to go to a game at Heinz Field?
I love the atmosphere at Heinz Field. The loud music the Terrible Towels everywhere. I love it.
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