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James Harrison Reminds Me of Sister Bartholemew



I read this article on  about Steelers OLB James Harrison crushing the  “I wanna be an Instagram comedian” dreams of a Pats fan on James’ Instagram account.

When I see the pics of James Harrison, especially at Steelers Training Camp, I am instantly reminded of my Catholic school principal, Sister Bartholemew.  They’re built EXACTLY the same.  Sister Bartholemew’s most intimidating feature was a wart on her chin, that had so much wiry black hair stickin’ out of it, that I thought she had a baby porcupine stuck to her face.

There was no cafeteria in our Catholic elementary school.  I ate my lunch out of a brown paper bag. Except on “Pizza Friday’s” when mom’s would come in and bake pizzas.  One day, they had apples and chocolate chip cookies in addition to the pizza!  Near the apples, one of the moms had made a note that said, “Take only ONE, God is watching. 

What they should have written was, “Take only ONE and make sure it’s an apple because Sister Bart is watching.” We feared ol’ Sister Bartholemew more than we feared the good Lord himself.  God was SUPPOSED to have a beard but Sister Bart had a better one!!  So that fact that there was a note from God on the apples meant nothing.  The fact that Sister Bartholomew would be guarding the apples and cookies in a James Harrison kind of stance and had the same propensity to blow steam from her nostrils (even on hot days), meant we might pee our pants while in line if we took too many cookies.

Actually, one day I did take about 10 cookies to hold for the afternoon snack time.  I didn’t actually get to eat all of cookies that day so I put them in my pants pockets.

Guess where those chocolate chips ended up?  Yep, my mom’s washer and dryer.  Guess what my punishment was?  She ripped one of my limbs off, beat me with it and then sent me to my room to think about what I had done.  Thankfully BigHeads hadn’t been invented yet because she probably would have put one of Sister Bartholemew in there to watch over me!!

OK…Steelers Training Camp is on….as I look at the first day pics already, I am fairly certain that James Harrison is Sister Bart re-incarnated.. at least I hope so because she was intimidating way past the age of 37!

And to the Pats fan that TRIED to take on James Harroson (Who is Sister Bart re-incarnated) … go pick on someone your OWN wiener dog, YaJagoff!