Busted Bracket Got You Looking Forward to Football?

Posted by Anne Yorks on Friday, March 26, 2010

Ahhh, March Madness. You have messed with me again. Kansas losing busted my bracket. Then Nova and Cuse went down. Can we count on anything in March? I guess not. And thanks, Obama. I picked Kansas because you did, too. Topher picked Kentucky...and is in 1st place in our church bracket contest. Way to go, Toph! 

So, with basketball almost over, I am already starting to look forward to football season.

I made these cookies for last year's Penn State football season...only to find out that I can't use Penn State on a cookie. I did revamp the collection to be more generic with just blue and white and 'Go State'. But the JoePa Cookie is just too cute not to share, even if he never made it out to the public. Here's a close-up.

I think it's his nose that makes the cookie. I wonder if anyone else has made a Joe Paterno cookie? Maybe I'm the only crazy fan that would dare to do it.

But Joe is also protected by Penn State. So, he got replaced by the cheerleaders. 

Then the request came in for Steelers cookies. (I'm an Eagles fan) But since I don't like to discriminate, I did them.

Here's the jersey up close.

And the cheerleader.

And the helmet. During my Steelers research, I learned a few things about their logo...here's a little excerpt from their site:

"The Steelers logo is based on the Steelmark logo belonging to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Created by U.S. Steel Corp. (now known as USX Corp.), the logo contains three hypocycloids (diamond shapes).

The Steelers are the only NFL team that sports their logo on only one side of the helmet. At first, this was a temporary measure because the Steelers weren't sure they would like the look of the logo on an all-gold helmet. They wanted to test them before going all-out.

Equipment manager Jack Hart was instructed to put the logo only on one side of the helmet - the right side. The 1962 Steelers finished 9-5 and became the winningest team in franchise history to date. The team finished second in the Eastern Conference and qualified for the Playoff Bowl. They wanted to do something special for their first postseason game, so they changed the color of their helmets from gold to black, which helped to highlight the new logo.

Because of the interest generated by having the logo on only one side of their helmets and because of their team's new success, the Steelers decided to leave it that way permanently.

Today's helmet reflects the way the logo was originally applied and it has never been changed."

Who needs March Madness? Not me. I'm happy waiting for football season.

Have a sweet day,