The Steelers received an early wake-up call when the fire alarm went off at their Hilton Hotel at Logan Airport in Boston this morning, around 3:40.
It’s an old trick that has happened on rare occasions to visiting college and pro football teams, especially on the morning of a big game such as the one the Steelers play this evening against the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship.
Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca, one of the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame vote in two weeks, said in a Tweet: “Never played a game in New England where that did not happen. Every single time.”
Faneca told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette earlier this week that it felt like a bit of poetic justice during the 2015 Super Bowl, when the fire alarm blared twice in three nights at the Patriots’ hotel in Arizona.
“I laughed when that happened,” Faneca said. “I thought it was pretty ironic when it happened to them.”