“The Terrible Towel is not an instrument of witchcraft. It is not a hex upon the enemy.
The Towel is a positive force that lifts the Steelers to magnificent heights and poses mysterious difficulties for the Steelers’ opponents only if need be.
Many have told me that the Terrible Towel brought them good fortune, but I can’t guarantee that sort of thing because the Steelers, after all,
are the Towel’s primary concern.
Still, at the least … if it causes good things to happen to you, so much the better.”
It does and has made great things happen to me. I’ve met wonderful people from all over the world. As my journey continues so will the Towel’s and my Pittsburgh Pride.
The first time I took my Terrible Towel out abroad a couple started yelling about Pittsburgh as soon as I unraveled it! They were from Malaysia but lived in Pittsburgh for 10 years prior to that. Their daughter also went to University of Pittsburgh. We talked and cried together. After being a little homesick, I was happy to hug them goodbye after talking about familiar places in a place we both loved. When the gentleman found out I had moved to Colorado for a while he quickly asked if I was still a Pittsburgh fan and not a Denver Broncos one. We laughed, as if that would ever be possible. They asked to take a photo with it and with me and we were on our way. Both energized and happy to meet one another.