About the Author
Harvey "Mr. Steeler" Aronson was born on May 19, 1959 in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was in 1971 that he became a sports fanatic when the Pittsburgh Pirates led by Roberto Clemente (Aronson's boyhood hero) won the World Series that year. His attention soon turned to football and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The first game he experienced was the 1972 Oakland Raiders/Steelers playoff game that became famous for Franco Harris's Immaculate Reception play that iced a 13-7 victory for the Steelers. From that point on, Mr. Steeler was a diehard Black and Gold fan and years later, would earn the nickname Mr. Steelers because of his around the clock devotion to the team. His fanship reached its pinnacle in 2001 when he won the Visa Hall of Fans Award for the Steelers and was honored in the "Hall of Fans" wing at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mr. Steeler published a web site called "Steelers Hotline" from 1987 - 2003 and has served as a member of the Hoboken Steelers Fan Club and President of the official Steelers fan club in Jacksonville, Florida, First Coast Black and Gold. Mr. Steeler sports a Steelers helmet tatoo on his left shoulder, a Pittsburgh Pirate tatoo on his right bicep, and appeared in a 2003 Sports Illustrated commercial as well as featured in the NFL Films documentary, "Steeler Nation"