Towels come out early in Pittsburgh

September, 10, 2009
9/10/09
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Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

ESPN.com's James Walker
Sitting on a Terrible Towel is acceptable but stomping on one is not.

PITTSBURGH -- As we get closer to game time, black and gold is prevalent in downtown Pittsburgh.

Both old school and new school jerseys are everywhere as Steelers fans are showing their support for Thursday season opener against the Tennessee Titans. There are also Terrible Towels, which Titans tailback LenDale White has no love for.

White, who was among several Titans who stomped on the Steelers' signature towel following last year's 31-14 rout of Pittsburgh at LP Field, said he would do it again given the chance.

"If it happens to be there, I'm going to stomp all over that [pause], man," the running back told reporters after practice Sunday. "If there's a towel in the stands, I will stomp on it. I don't care who gets mad. ... If they throw a towel at me, I'm going to kick it and stomp all over it. If they don't want their towel stomped on, keep it out my face."

Fans are finding creative ways to display the towels. Here is a photo of one that I passed in the parking lot sitting on a motorcycle.

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