TWZ: Steelers fan's crucial mistake sneaking into practice

Plus: Would you pay 10k for Chase Elliott's gloves?

Wendy Adams
August 13, 2018 - 11:18 am

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Steelers "fan" makes one crucial mistake sneaking into practice

Sneaking into an NFL team's practice is a mistake in and of itself. However, if you're a true fan of a team, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, this is a mistake you wouldn't make. 

The fan, whose name hasn't been released, was wearing a yellow jersey, yellow pants and a helmet as he somehow made it past security and attempted to run drills with the team. Giveaway No. 1 was that the numbers were in a bulkier font than the normal Steelers practice jersey. Giveaway No. 2, and perhaps the biggest flub if you're a true Steelers fan: Wearing No. 43.

The No. 43 belonged to Troy Polamalu, and it hasn't been worn by a member of the team since he retired from the game back in 2014.

Oh, and apparently the fan wanted to go one-on-one against Antonio Brown. So, of course, AB had some fun with it.

How much would you pay for Chase Elliott's race-worn gloves?

I'll preface this by saying these are the gloves Chase Elliott wore in his first NASCAR Cup Series win at Watkins Glen. Second, the proceeds are going to Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Elliott and other drivers wore the gloves during the race. Each driver, plus Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed the gloves as part of the Driven to Give Glove campaign. The local Georgia driver's gloves are already at $10,000 with bidding not scheduled to end until Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

So get those bids in!