Steelers fans are getting fired up for their game against the Patriots this weekend, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (and their graphics department) are working to capture some of that energy with a big, bold cover that puts the game's stakes at a galactic level.
In the Star Wars-themed cover, the Patriots are "the Evil Empire," and are portrayed beaming out in a football-shaped Death Star. The Steelers are the Millenium Falcon.
Here is a sneak peek at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's AFC championship section. pic.twitter.com/NnklMQwll6— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) January 19, 2017
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I don't know if, given the Steelers success as a franchise, it's necessarily fair to portray them as the scrappy rebel alliance, but whatever that's a pretty cool newspaper cover.