Thanks to my friend Cara for this. She says:
At Aunt's house for dinner and thought you might appreciate this Steelers memorabilia. It's a bar of soap.:)
Now, a more poetically-inclined individual might point out the greater meaning of this Steelers bar of soap. About how with two divisional games against Cleveland and Baltimore in the next six days, Pittsburgh has a chance to "clean" or "wash away" the stink of the 0-4 start and freshen up the seemingly-lost season. Or how the 4-6 Steelers need to "scrub out" the similar 4-6 Browns and 4-6 Ravens to move back into playoff position.
Me…I'd rather point out that the NFL, an entity that licenses any number of absurd products to make a buck, somehow doesn't make officially-licensed bars of soap. Sure, there are some pump-soap containers out there:
But bars of soap? Take this Google Image Search. Cara's submission to me less than two weeks ago is right up there with some Etsy-level team creations. And that's it:
Not an NFL hologram sticker to be found. And frankly, I'm more in love with some homemade bar of soap from someone's aunt rather than some super-sterile bar of soap with a team logo that the league would crap out. Well…sterile as in bland and loveless, not in terms of cleanliness. I'm positive Cara's aunt's soap is sterile in that regard. It's soap.
Plus it's gold, in the shape of a football, and has what seems to be a Steelers helmet sticker embedded. THAT'S love.
If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I'll post them.