Bulluck Keeping Terrible Towel In His Locker

It feels like a lot longer than seven months since we cared about members of the Titans desecrating the sanctity of Pittsburgh’s Terrible Towels after a regular season win.
Steeler fans and Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck are keeping the memory alive.
Asked Friday whether he felt like a marked man heading into Pittsburgh for the season opener, Bulluck pulled out an Official Steelers Super Bowl XLIII Terrible Towel from the bottom of his locker.  A note was attached, with no return address.
“On behalf of Steelers Nation, we would like to present you with our new Terrible Towel.  Hang this up in your locker room.
Sincerely, the Black and Gold
P.S.: I hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl.”
Bulluck says he will “definitely” not stomp on any towels in Heinz Field, although he may try to bury it like some Red Sox fans did with a David Ortiz jersey in Yankee Stadium.  (Umm . . . that doesn’t make sense with the home team’s merchandise.  And Ortiz is the one that’s buried now anyway.)
LenDale White, also involved in the incident last season, doesn’t feel the same way.
“If they wave it again, I’m going to stomp another one.  I’m the Terrible Towel stomper forever,” White said.
White unsurprisingly would also like to try the sandwich named in Ben Roethlisberger’s honor.
“I’ve seen the Ben Roethlisberger sandwich on TV, so if anyone wants to freeze and send one over, I’ll be happy to eat it.”
Thank you, LenDale White, for making life fuller for sandwich and fat-joke makers since 2006.

45 responses to “Bulluck Keeping Terrible Towel In His Locker

  1. Im sure Lendale White, as outta shape as he may be, is in better shape than the average PFT faithful…

  2. Wow, Lendale White has no class. I hope he enjoys watching games from the bench because CJ is going to keep him there.

  3. Maybe come September I’ll give a crap about this.
    Our teams just won the Super Bowl and the Cup… I could care less what any of the Titans do or think.

  4. Glad to hear both of them are ready. LenWhale’s gonna have a tough time stomping on towels when he’s on his butt for 60 minutes.

  5. LenDale doesn’t even have to travel all that far if he wants to find a sandwich named in Big Ben’s honor.
    Right across the river from LP Field, on Second Avenue in downtown Nashville, sits Pirahna’s, a beer-and-sandwiches joint owned by rabid Steelers fans.
    They’ve got a menu item called the “Bratlisburger”: a bratwurst and french fries buried in chili and cheese, on either french bread or a kaiser roll.
    No word on whether the ‘wich comes with a complimentary defibrillator.

  6. LETS GET IT IN!! THEY GREEEEN ! im telling yall steelers dont want it with us no matter what everybody says!

  7. I’m pretty sure Lendale will eat pretty much anything if you send it to him. No surprises here.

  8. The Terrible Towel is not a sacred icon. I’m not sure why anyone outside of Pittsburgh would care about this.

  9. We are only 80 days out and are already discussing game one of the NFL season! Have to love the best sports product in the nation. Can’t wait to see those beautiful terrible towels waving in September! One for the other index finger coming up!

  10. Teams like the Toilers, who can’t win Super Bowls, have one thing in common. They get overly excited over regular season wins, and do stupid things like stomping on terrible towels. The Toilers have a habit of falling short when it really counts, well, at least they still have the Preds.

  11. Anyone feel free to correct me on my observation here. But objectively speaking, and I say objectively because I live in Tampa and literally have no vested interest in any of these teams what so ever, but at any rate, I happen to think that the Titans for the past few years are a better team, and just as tough if not tougher than the Steelers. The thing that seperates the 2 teams is that the Steelers know how to win in the playoffs. Additionally, if 2 teams are basically equal like these 2, then the “defacto” is who has the better QB. And obviously with Roethlisberger…….Other than those 2 things, albeit significant things, the Titans can stand toe to toe ALL DAY with the “stillers” and they shoulnt really have to answer to or apologize to anyone about this towel stomping biz. Simply put, they do it, because they can. Technically they haven’t won anything but we aren’t talking about the Detroit Lions here either

  12. Since college (probably since birth), White has been either dreaming about food or eating it.

  13. Ortiz is .325 with 4 HRs and .675 slugging in June, Gregg. Ortiz is buried if the 5th spot in the batting order of the best team in the AL is your point of demarcation for graveyards.

  14. @ Oregon2000
    Blabber all you want, but Pittsburgh didn’t beat them in the regular season and didn’t beat them in the playoffs.
    Granted, that’s their own fault, but until you beat them, Tennessee can stomp on all the Terrible Toiletpaper, er Towels they want..

  15. i don’t give a crap about the steelers or the titans, but that stupid towel is so annoying. it’s a freaking towel. stop worshiping this piece of cloth like it’s the holy grail.

  16. Hosspile in Tampa – another DUMBA$$ comment, U sound like the Philly Sewer Rat in drag

  17. I hope Lendale wipes his ass with your little sacred terrible tampon. That way yall will actually have something to cry about.

  18. What’s with all the “stomping” in Tennessee?
    Must be the foot-stompin’-ho-down mentallity.

  19. Take the -5.5 on Pittsburgh now before the line goes up to 7 haha!
    Ask the Bengals how disrespecting the towel tastes.
    “I happen to think that the Titans for the past few years are a better team, and just as tough if not tougher than the Steelers. The thing that seperates the 2 teams is that the Steelers know how to win in the playoffs.”
    Or could it be those 6 big silver colored football statues in Heinz Field? The only difference between me and Michael Jordan is that he’s 6’6″ and won 6 NBA championships and done some other cool shit. Other than that were basically the same.

  20. Personally I find it interesting that so many people bitch and moan about the Terrible Towel being stupid, annoying etc etc…..however at some point dang near every team in the league as well as the NHL has tried to rip it off. To me that’s truly stupid and annoying.

  21. lol gotta get an early start to hype the opening game . But lets all keep in mind that the Steelers WONT loose their opening night game at home raising their NFL RECORD 6TH championship banner . BULLOCK IS OVERRATED AND OLD . WHITE LOOKS LIKE ARNOLD DRUMMOND THAT GOT STUCK IN WHITE CASTLE AND NEVER LEFT .
    ITS TO BAD THAT TENNESSEE COULDNT BEAT A WILD CARD TEAM AT HOME TO HOST THE STEELERS IN THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP . BUT LIKE FISHER AND THE TITANS THEY ALWAYS FAIL TO WIN THE BIG ONE . SO YES ITS TRUE WE DIDNT BEAT TENNESSEE LAST SEASON . BUT WE HELD UP ON OUR SIDE FOR A REMATCH .

  22. I have no Steeler love, but the Titans are a goddamn joke. They can puff out thier chests and talk all the smack they want…in the end, they get knocked down easier than a house of cards in a hurricane. And it happens every year.
    Maybe when the Titans stop worrying about trying to be the big bullies and concentrate on not getting beat by a rookie QB at home in the playoffs, they’ll win a couple of playoff games.

  23. The Jimmy says:
    June 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    Personally I find it interesting that so many people bitch and moan about the Terrible Towel being stupid, annoying etc etc…..however at some point dang near every team in the league as well as the NHL has tried to rip it off. To me that’s truly stupid and annoying.
    Agreed, but the steelers seem to be the only fans who obsess over this towel. Other teams and leagues give them out to fans at the venue to wave around and create and advantageous homefield advantage, but steeler fans are the only ones i see who constantly refer to the towel, display it proudly on their mantle, etc…now THAT’S annoying!

  24. Hey phillyinsd ….. See we have tradition and we have pride . We do proudly display our towels for all to see . Because the towel represents alot to alot of people .
    The towel stands for (pride , passion , power , loyality , happiness , CHAMPIONS , LOVE , tradition, hate , bitterness )
    Not sure Philly will understand anything im saying . We dont want to kick our QB out of town every other week . Besides cheesestreaks and Rocky what else is good about Philly ? Please dont confuse your passion with stupidity ok ?

  25. Vincente, can you elaborate what 4 superbowls yrs ago has to do with right now. Additionally, I believe I made it a point to emphasize the PAST 2 YEARS. But I guess you can’t read. While I found youre attempt to be snarky rather amusing, your Michael Jordan comparison isn’t even being close to being the same thing. Not only is he taller and can rest his nuts on your forehead if oure 5-8 or so ass stood next to him, but I’m sure he is far farrrrrrrrr more athletic than you are. The Titans on the other hand are bullies because they can be. They can talk shit because they can. And if the Steelers wanna get it on in some sort of steel cage match and shit with the Titans, then I get the impression that the Titans will be more than happy to oblige. In other words, its been proven that they can play with the Steelers, all day. It’s not like they outclass them on the football field. Regular season or not, its not like they play any less hard

  26. Florio, “Big Papi, is snapping out of his funk…He has been doing fine.
    The Sox are in 1st place and really man-handled the Yankees..
    A Rod is the one who got benched, is he burried?

  27. Mr White and Mr Bullock should heed the advice of their teammate, Cortland Finnegan, and shut their yaps. Actually, they should probably be concerning themselves with the very real possibility that they will be duking it out with the Jags for 3rd in the South, behind my Colt’s and the Texicans.
    Go Horse.

  28. steelerfanaticinva says: We do proudly display our towels for all to see . Because the towel represents alot to alot of people .
    The towel stands for (pride , passion , power , loyality , happiness , CHAMPIONS , LOVE , tradition, hate , bitterness )
    Besides cheesestreaks and Rocky what else is good about Philly ?
    You’re right…I don’t get it. But it’s not because of Philly. In fact, I made no comparison or mention of Philly or the Eagles. But since you ask, there are plenty of great things about Philly. Cheesesteaks are OK and Rocky is a classic movie, but I wish people would realize that these two things are not all that the city is known for. The Declaration of Independence was signed there for God’s sake! Anyhow, this is not about Philly.
    I don’t get it but if the towel makes you all feel good, then good for you. Long live the towel!

  29. This is actually very funny. As a member of Steeler Nation by birth, I’m liking Keith Bulluck a lot right now…. what a good sport. I can only imagine how Ray Lewis of the Ravens would’ve reacted. Yes, that is OUR towel and it’s sort of like our own little National Flag. It’s hard to explain to someone who isn’t from Steelers Country. The Titans ARE a very good team (and so were the Houston Oilers) and playing very good, physical teams that can go toe-to-toe with us like the Titans and Ravens are the games we love to watch. It’s just good smash-mouth football.

  30. mikehunt, don’t post out of your ass if you’re going to get all butt-hurt when you get called on it. No one in Pittsburgh is worried about the Titans. If you are so sure that the Steelers and Titans are equals then maybe you should be having that conversation with your bookie.
    Why is LenDale getting so much play? Are all of the other second-string running backs in the league boycotting the media?

  31. It’s been my experience that 90% of Pittsburgh people who love to trash Philly have never even been there. I know because I’ve lived in both cities. And Pittsburgh is a great city. But I’m not sure what the obsession is on Pittsburgh’s end. Talk to Philly fans about hatred and rivals and Pittsburgh NEVER comes up.
    Perhaps big city envy? Philly boasts history, better culture, hotter women, better nightlife. And yeah cheesesteaks which are hands-down better than Primanti’s. Fries and coleslaw go on the side, people.
    And you can pretend you don’t care about baseball since Philly is defending champs and your team is in the gutter. And Nova beat Pitt. And the Eagles manhandled the Steelers last year. You know you were happy as hell to be playing Zona. The Steelers could’ve played ten more quarters and not scored a TD with that sandlot attack you call an offense.
    I think all Philly people would concede that the Steelers are a first rate organization. But you should save the smacktalk for your actual rivals, or at least teams that you actually beat. Because when you came across state you got your heads beat in. Period.

  32. mikehunt,
    You’re right, I brought up past championships. But how many do the Oilers have? If I’m correct it’s the same as the Titans. As for the “steel cage match” you have concocted in your mind no one cares who wins that…except Michael Vick and some boys from Newport News. To say the Titans are better than the Steelers over the past 2 years is ridiculous. When a team gets beat at home in the playoffs by a rookie QB your credibility to say anything flies out the window.
    I don’t even need to say anything…someone else already did.
    blackglass3 says:
    June 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    I have no Steeler love, but the Titans are a goddamn joke. They can puff out thier chests and talk all the smack they want…in the end, they get knocked down easier than a house of cards in a hurricane. And it happens every year.

  33. mth77….. Funny how you forget to mention how your Hockey team has fared against the Penguins ? lol Dont want to keep reliving those great moments for you ? Yes the Pirates suck but we try to stick with them the best we can . Phillies are the Champs great job . Bout time someone in Philly finally won something . The 76ers suck . Eagles suck . Yes you have Cheesesteaks congrats . Yes The decloration of independance was signed there . But the city does suck , thats why they moved the Capitol to Washington . Pittsburgh has 2 current champions . You have 1 . Eagles cant win a superbowl ever . You need to bring back DR J to maybe get the sixers going again .

  34. steelerfanaticinva….I personally don’t watch hockey. But okay congrats. The Pens should be dominant for years. But how many people in the US actually care? Besides you of course.
    And when you get a basketball team then, AND ONLY THEN, you can talk shit on the 76ers and expect to be taken halfway seriously. Oh yeah, I know: Pittsburgh is too “blue-collar” for basketball. Except for when Pitt actually looks like they may win something (which never ever happens), then all the fair weather Pitt b-ball fans run their yaps. Maybe not having an NBA team in the ‘Burgh is a preemptive strike by the league to keep you from polluting pro sports with more ugly yellow uniforms.
    If you think Philly sucks, fine. Maybe you got lost in the “big city”. Maybe you got mugged. Or maybe some chick laughed at you because you wear your cellphone on your belt. I don’t know. I love both cities. But I’m willing to bet you’ve never been to Philly.
    LOL at your retarded founding fathers comment. Yeah, DC is real nice.

  35. Oh, I cant wait to be the lone Titans fan in my local sports bar, surrounded by ignorant, drunkin, beerbelly hangin out over their pants Steelers fans, again. & listen to them all get real quiet in the 4th qtr as their chance of victory fades away…AGAIN!!
    Then I’ma wave my stupid terrible towel(THAT A FAN LEFT IN BAR LAST YR!! SO SACRED), throw it down & run it over with my car.

  36. Ohiotitan, I’d celebrate a september victory like that too if my team hasn’t won in the playoffs since… ?

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