Today's post comes from Ya Jagoff! ,and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. Enjoy (and make sure to read all the way to the bottom to see where you can find my guest post)!
Hello to all the Sean fans!!! Happy April Fool’s Day!
For those of you that know Pittsburgh, you may be familiar with the term “Jagoff” which is a word that can be somewhat confusing to non-Burghers.
1) It’s not a swear word
2) It can be used to express your ultimate affection for someone.. “I love you, Ya Jagoff!”
3) I can be used to express shock, “You scared the CRAP outta me Ya Jagoff!”
4) It can also be used, as I used it on my blog, to call out anyone that is embarrassing the rest of us Pittsburghers, doing something stupid or attacking those of us that live in Pittsburgh, i.e. “Learn how to drive, Ya Jagoff!” or “Hey Rogeeee Goodell, just because the letters G, O and D are in your name, you are not GOD, Ya Jagoff!”
Today’s example...people that leave the Penguin’s games early.
The Pens have become so popular and prices to the good tickets have become so high that, it has become a “status symbol” to own hockey tickets. Similar to driving a Double-crew-cab, full-time 4 x 4, double hemi-something-or-other-all-decked-out-with-chrome-and-running-boards monster-sized, pick-up truck at current gasoline prices!
The point, hockey die-hards find it hard to get to games and, when they D, they are soooooooooooo glad to be there that they stay, not only until the end of the game, but almost until the crews come by with the brooms to clean up all the food left under the seats. (As a side note, do people eat like that at home or are they just sloppy eaters at arenas and stadiums?)
So I’m at a game, that’s close in score, closely played, late in the third period and……people like the people in front of us that vacated the seats in the above photo, made the choice that BEATING TRAFFIC was a priority.
Traffic? Junior has to get up early for school? Gotta pee before I head out for that long ride home?
All those beat watching the end of this game?? Can’t understand this at all!!
So, to those Early Exiters and Exit-trixes that are all decked out in their expensive Pens gear vs. the die-hard fans sitting there in their Barrasso and Pronovost shirts, here are my thoughts...
If I paid $200/ticket OR was GIVEN a $200/ticket to see a Pens game, we wouldn’t give two @#%#s about traffic or getting home to get my make-up or those uncomfortable dress shoes off. I’m a real hockey fan and I’d still be clutching to the seats as the janitorial staff were trying to clean up the spilled popcorn 3-hours AFTER the game ended.
To those of you that use your hockey tickets as a status symbol, pa-leeeeeze stay home the next time so that, as the final minutes of the hockey game wind down, I don’t have to watch you gather your things, hug, kiss, look around the section to waive goodbye to your friends and BLOCK MY VIEW of the game, Ya Jagoffs!
Thanks again to Sean for letting me post on his blog!!!
I hoped that you enjoyed this special April Fool's Day post. You can see my post over on Love The Burgh, where I share my favorite, definitely non-trendy, Pittsburgh restaurants.
You can also find more special guest blog posts by checking out #PghGBE on Twitter.