Aw, Pittsburgh fans are cute.

08
Oct
2013

Back in February, a youngster made his way down to Cardinals Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida.

His name was Michael Wacha.  Those stat heads familiar to the situation talked about his potential as a Major League pitcher.  At JoeSportsFan, we talked about his last name which sound familiar to Fozzie Bear’s infamous “Wocka Wocka” catchphrase.  Hey, we all have our place in this industry.

To celebrate this relation, we produced the graphic below back in February.

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The graphic sat dormant for some time, especially since Michael Wacha made his way up and down from the Memphis Redbirds this season.

As Wacha reappeared in Game 4 of the NLDS in Pittsburgh, the graphic also made its resurgence.

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That’s a “WACHA WACHA” sign held by a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, allegedly as a insult.

Bizarre.

But hey, these people are new to this whole “playoff” thing.

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5 Comments

  • Brad Jones says:

    That was me! Sure as hell didn’t work did it??? I guess it helped him feel at home!

  • Brad Jones says:

    Steelers playoff history
    Date Game Result
    Feb. 6, 2011 Super Bowl XLV Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
    Jan. 23, 2011 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19
    Jan. 15, 2011 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24
    Feb. 1, 2009 Super Bowl XLIII Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
    Jan. 18, 2009 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 14
    Jan. 11, 2009 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 35, San Diego 24
    Jan. 5, 2008 AFC Wild Card Jacksonville 31, Pittsburgh 29
    Feb. 5, 2006 Super Bowl XL Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
    Jan. 22, 2006 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 34, Denver 17
    Jan. 15, 2006 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 21, Indianapolis 18
    Jan. 8, 2006 AFC Wild card Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 17
    Jan. 23, 2005 AFC Championship New England 41, Pittsburgh 27
    Jan. 15, 2005 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 20, N.Y. Jets 17 OT
    Jan. 11, 2003 AFC Divisional Tennessee 34, Pittsburgh 31
    Jan. 5, 2003 NFC Wild Card Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33
    Jan. 27, 2002 AFC Championship New England 24, Pittsburgh 17
    Jan. 20, 2002 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 27, Baltimore 10
    Jan. 11, 1998 AFC Championship Denver 24, Pittsburgh 21
    Jan. 3, 1998 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 7, New England 6
    Jan. 5, 1997 AFC Divisional New England 28, Pittsburgh 3
    Dec. 29, 1996 AFC Wild Card Pittsburgh 42, Indianapolis 14
    Jan. 28, 1996 Super Bowl XXX Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
    Jan. 14, 1996 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 20, Indianapolis 16
    Jan. 6, 1996 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 40, Buffalo 21
    Jan. 15, 1995 AFC Championship San Diego 17, Pittsburgh 13
    Jan. 7, 1995 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 29, Cleveland 9
    Jan. 8, 1994 AFC Wild Card Kansas City 24, Pittsburgh 23
    Jan. 9, 1993 AFC Divisional Buffalo 24, Pittsburgh 3
    Jan. 7, 1990 AFC Divisional Denver 24, Pittsburgh 23
    Dec. 31, 1989 AFC Wild Card Pittsburgh 26, Houston 23
    Jan. 6, 1985 AFC Championship Miami 45, Pittsburgh 28
    Dec. 30, 1984 AFC Wild Card Pittsburgh 24, Denver 17
    Jan. 1, 1984 AFC Divisional L.A. Raiders 38, Pittsburgh 10
    Jan. 9, 1983 AFC Tournament San Diego 31, Pittsburgh 28
    Jan. 20, 1980 Super Bowl XIV Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
    Jan. 6, 1980 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 27, Houston 13
    Dec. 30, 1979 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 34, Miami 14
    Jan. 21, 1979 Super Bowl XIII Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
    Jan. 7, 1979 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 34, Houston 5
    Dec. 30, 1978 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 33, Denver 10
    Dec. 24, 1977 AFC Divisional Denver 34, Pittsburgh 21
    Dec. 26, 1976 AFC Championship Oakland 24, Pittsburgh 7
    Dec. 19, 1976 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 40, Baltimore 14
    Jan. 18, 1976 Super Bowl X Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
    Jan. 4, 1976 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 16, Oakland 10
    Dec. 27, 1975 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 28, Baltimore 10
    Jan. 12, 1975 Super Bowl IX Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
    Dec. 29, 1974 AFC Championship Pittsburgh 24, Oakland 13
    Dec. 22, 1974 AFC Divisional Pittsburgh 32, Buffalo 14
    Dec. 22, 1973 AFC Wild Card Oakland 33, Pittsburgh 13
    Dec. 31, 1972 AFC Championship Miami 21, Pittsburgh 17
    Dec. 23, 1972 AFC Divisonal Pittsburgh 13, Oakland 7
    Jan. 6, 1963 Playoff Bowl Detroit 17, Pittsburgh 10
    Dec. 21, 1947 Eastern Division Playoff Philadelphia 21, Pittsburgh 0

  • Brad Jones says:

    Pittsburgh Penguins playoff history

    Playoff Appearances: 24
    Overall Playoff Record: 140-117
    Stanley Cup Championships: 2009, 1992, 1991

    2009 — defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    defeated Washington, 4-3, Eastern Conf. semifinals
    defeated Carolina, 4-0, Eastern Conf. finals
    defeated Detroit, 4-3, Stanley Cup Finals

    2008 — defeated Ottawa, 4-0, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    defeated NY Rangers, 4-1, Eastern Conf. semifinals
    defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, Eastern Conf. finals
    lost to Detroit, 4-2, Stanley Cup Finals

    2007 — lost to Ottawa, 4-1, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals

    2001 — defeated Washington, 4-2, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    defeated Buffalo, 4-3, Eastern Conf. semifinals
    lost to New Jersey, 4-1, Eastern Conf. finals

    2000 — defeated Washington, 4-1, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    lost to Philadelphia, 4-2, Eastern Conf. semifinals

    1999 — defeated New Jersey, 4-3, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    lost to Toronto, 4-2, Eastern Conf. semifinals

    1998 — lost to Montreal, 4-2, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals

    1997 — lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals

    1996 — defeated Washington, 4-2, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    defeated N.Y. Rangers, 4-1, Eastern Conf. semifinals
    lost to Florida, 4-3, Eastern Conf. Finals

    1995 — defeated Washington, 4-3, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    lost to New Jersey, 4-1, Eastern Conf. semifinals

    1994 — lost to Washington, 4-2, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals

    1993 — defeated New Jersey, 4-1, Patrick Division semifinals
    lost to N.Y. Islanders, 4-3, Patrick Division finals

    1992 — defeated Washington, 4-3, Patrick Division semifinals
    defeated N.Y. Rangers, 4-2, Patrick Division finals
    defeated Boston, 4-0, Wales Conference finals
    defeated Chicago, 4-0, Stanley Cup Finals

    1991 — defeated New Jersey, 4-3, Patrick Division semifinals
    defeated N.Y. Rangers, 4-1, Patrick Division finals
    defeated Boston, 4-2, Wales Conference finals
    defeated Minnesota, 4-2, Stanley Cup Finals

    1989 — defeated N.Y. Rangers, 4-0, Patrick Division semifinals
    lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, Patrick Division finals

    1982 — lost to N.Y. Islanders, 3-2, preliminary round

    1981 — lost to St. Louis, 3-2, preliminary round

    1980 — lost to Boston, 3-2, preliminary round

    1979 — defeated Buffalo, 2-1, preliminary round
    lost to Boston, 4-0, quarterfinals

    1977 — lost to Toronto, 2-1, preliminary round

    1976 — lost to Toronto, 2-1, preliminary round

    1975 — defeated St. Louis, 2-0, preliminary round
    lost to N.Y. Islanders, 4-3, quarterfinals

    1972 — lost to Chicago, 4-0, quarterfinals

    1970 — defeated Oakland, 4-0, quarterfinals
    lost to St. Louis, 4-2, semifinals

  • Brad Jones says:

    we know a thing or two about playoffs in pittsburgh


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