Pittsburgh Steelers fans are about as intense as any European soccer hooligan or 15-year-old Twihard. So to be recognized as the Most Terrible of the Terrible Towel twirlers is an honor reserved for one serious badass. Meet Pittsburgh-area catering manager Johnny Menesini, who may have a legitimate claim to the title thanks to a forearm-length tattoo of Steelers defensive end Brett "The Diesel" Keisel. Menesini, known online as TVsCHACHI, is active on Steelers message boards and describes himself on his LinkedIn profile as "Strictly Bad Ass," with specialties ranging from "Raconteur" to "Beer Drinking" and "Food Constructs."
The tattoo's inspiration, Keisel's now infamous "playoff beard," became the most memorable image of the team's year. In February, The beard was shaved during "Shear the Beard," an event that raised $30,000 for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Keisel assured fans he'd grow it back next season, saying, "The beard will decide when the time is right to come back, and it will all of a sudden appear." But thanks to a little permanent ink, The Beard will live on via Johnny Menesini's arm.