Steelers Sabotage Lions' Obnoxious Pregame Dance Session

Before today's Lions-Steelers game, Pittsburgh let some of its opponents know that their pregame music hype session was goddamn annoying.

The Lions were blaring music from a boombox outside of the Lions' locker room 90 minutes before the game, and a few Detroit players—including Dominic Raiola, Rob Sims and Theo Riddick—were dancing to it, because football players do weird things to get ready for games. The party wasn't far from the Steelers' locker room, and eventually, they got fed up with it.

Via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The dancing continued for about 30 minutes and drew some nasty looks but nothing else from Steelers coaches and staffers and they drifted by. One said they had never seen anything like it.

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Finally, longtime Steelers front office man Dan Ferens heard about it, rushed over, reached down and pulled the plug on the Lions boombox.

The Steelers don't appreciate your dirty dancing, Lions. Now, it's personal. Probably.

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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