Gas drilling activist Don Young has been named a Citizen of Steelers Nation because of his newfound love for a team that any card-carrying Cowboys fan should despise.
So what is it about the Pittsburgh Steelers that stole Young’s heart? The cool black and gold colors? The legendary Steel Curtain defense? The old-school ground game? The cornerback’s hair commercials?
Former Cowboys fan Young became infatuated after Steel City did what many Texas cities, led by Fort Worth, have refused to do — take a cautionary approach to drilling until answers about the environmental and human impacts are determined.
“I’m a changed man since the city of Pittsburgh PA banned gas drilling in 2010,” Young said. “For that reason alone Pittsburgh deserves to be the new America’s Team.”
A “Pitt friend” named Bob Donnan made the above certificate for Young, which he is displaying proudly beside his Fort Worth Weekly “Best Rabblerouser” Award and his Sagamore Hill Elementary School Spelling Champ of 1961 award.
Donnan fights gas drilling in Steelerville.