Famous Pittsburghers Display Their Love of Penguins
Hollywood celebs with Pittsburgh roots are rooting on the Pens wherever they can.
Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello is a well-known Pittsburgh Steelers fan, often flying home from California to attend games at Heinz Field. He wasn't spotted at CONSOL Energy Center Wednesday night for Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, but this picture leaves little doubt about his allegiance to all teams black and gold.
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) June 2, 2016
The Jumbotron did spot this Hollywood celeb with Pittsburgh roots in the stands Wednesday night.
Michael Keaton pic.twitter.com/Tfi3PYawe0
— Adam (@BigBurgher) June 2, 2016
There was also a Hall of Fame Steeler cheering on the Pens.
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 2, 2016
And then there is Pittsburgh Magazine's own dining critic Hal B. Klein, a California native who isn't afraid to root for his beloved Sharks. He's taken some good-natured ribbing in recent days inside and outside of the office, and it escalated to a whole new level after his posting from the stands Wednesday night.
Hal B Klein
Hello again, Pittsburgh. Tonight I will watch my Sharks defeat your Penguins live from the arena.
*Post-game edit: Nope.
During the game, Hal's image — enhanced with a little photo editing by a friend from California and some Penguins fans — began to make the rounds in the Facebook comments section in ways he never intended.
And finally — our favorite.
Hello again, Pittsburgh. Turns out that 18,000 people chanting my initials isn't always a joyous occasion. Nor was the “Walk of Atonement” after the game. Still 5 games to go. (And you're still my favorite city.)
–– Hal B. Klein