Newborn Pittsburgh Babies Wrapped In Terrible Towels As Part Of Super Bowl Hype*


Photo: Mike Jones (Upper St. Clair Patch)

UPDATE: Even aeroplane pilots are caught up in the excitement.  Check out this photo of pilots waving Terrible Towels.EARLIER: Steeler Fever has taken over Pennsylvania in anticipation of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV.

At St. Clair Hospital, newborns are being wrapped in the Steelers’ trademark Terrible Towels this week because “They’re born Steelers fans here in Pittsburgh,” according to Sharon Johnson, a clinical supervisor at the hospital.

Superstition may also play a small role: the hospital first wrapped babies in Terrible Towels before the Steelers’ Super Bowl win in 2008

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