We’re now under two weeks away from the Hounds kicking off their 2018 season. Between a new coach, new branding, new signings, and a new tv deal people are as excited for this season as we’ve probably ever seen. The anxiousness to get this going is running high and people are starting to ask about the Steel Army doing this or that as we all get ready for what is looking like a huge watch party on the 24th and then the home opener (and the good times that come with it) a week later. The one thing we’ve been asked repeatedly is about the away trips. So, with that in mind, lets have a candid talk about what that will entail and how people will need to go from talking about getting on the bus to…
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Hey Army! Just a quick mention that the production snafu with our scarves was resolved and we now have them in hand. You can pick up / purchase your membership package at any Riverhounds pre-season game (unless otherwise noted on Twitter), and of course at any match during the regular season. Any online orders that need to be shipped will be processed in the coming weeks.
24 days until the season opener, or in Steel Army time, 1 case of beer.
With the announced TV deal, watch parties for away games has become a whole lot easier to pull off. No longer do we need to worry about internet connections, smart TV’s, and all that junk. We can just waltz into a bar, tell them to flip on the CW, and let the yelling commence. So what better way to take advantage of all of this than to kick the season off with a Steel Army watch party!
When: Saturday March 24th. Party starts at 5 pm. Kickoff at 6.
Where: Smokin’ Joes in the South Side
We figured the upstairs room at Smokin’ Joes (pictured above) would be a perfect location to kick the season off. We’ll have the game on the projector and a private (cash) bar for drinks. They also have food if you’re hungry.
Watch parties have petered out…
No, not the brand. This isn’t baseball.
The Hounds came out with confidence last night. After a bit of a slow start due to the weather, Kevin Johnston sent a beautiful pass over to Tuffy Shallenberger who sent a rocket into the net.
In all seriousness last night was a good one and hopefully a night that in a couple years we can point back to as the turning point for the organization. Going into this offseason we didn’t really expect that much, but the slow buildup of changes and announcements over the last few months has really made the excitement for this season palpable. There was something in the air both at the stadium and among those watching the stream. This year could really turn out to be something special.
As for the announcements, let’s recap the big ones.
Allegheny Health Network returns at…