Upcycle Designs Steelers Skirt. Now your favorite little person can cheer on the Steelers in style. Each skirt is made from "pre-loved" shirts and is one-of-a-kind, though Pittsburgh sports teams make frequent appearances. www.etsy.com/shop/upcycleddesign
Friday Night Lights Triple-Header. The heart and soul and controversy of small-town high school football. Pick your delivery system: 1990 H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger book, 2004 movie or 2006-2011 TV show.
Steelers-Themed Baked Goods at Bethel Bakery. Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, even a good-luck pretzel. Our pick: the cake shaped like a '70s-style knit cap. 5200 Brightwood Road, Bethel Park
Brian's Song. The 1971 TV movie about Chicago Bears Gayle Sayers and Brian Piccolo, and the cancer that destroyed their bromance. A sports-weepie classic: On its release, President Nixon said the film was a "beautiful production" that "every American should see."
Logo of the Eastside Panthers Youth Football Team: Painted on a piece of plywood and hanging on the fence at Sullivan Field, in Lawrenceville. The Black Panthers also used this logo.
Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto. Author and essayist Steve Almond (Candyfreak) got tons of hate mail for asking in The New York Times whether football's too dangerous. He broadens the argument in this new book, chronicling the sport's violent past and the reality of inevitable head trauma.
Mean Joe Greene. Always and forever.