Antonio Brown is no longer a star wide receiver for the Steelers, but it’s clear the city of Pittsburgh is still quite interested in the All-Pro’s whereabouts.
Ratings for HBO’s Hard Knocks season – which stars Brown and his new team, the Oakland Raiders – are out and they’re big, especially in Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh ratings for this Tuesday night’s episode more than tripled the national average. The third episode of the season highly featured Brown and his helmet drama.
Brown, who was traded from Pittsburgh to Oakland this offseason after nine seasons with the Steelers, is amused by this.
The All-Pro wide receiver had a message for the city of Pittsburgh on Twitter this evening.
“My ex still thinks of me,” he joked.
My ex still thinks of me https://t.co/v3VdlNQ88K
— AB (@AB84) August 22, 2019
Steelers fans are clearly still thinking about Brown, though their reason for tuning into Hard Knocks might be more “hopefully this crazy Brown helmet drama continues” than “I miss AB and want to see him.”
Regardless, Brown is still drawing major eyeballs in his former NFL city.
Unfortunately, Pittsburgh and Oakland are not scheduled to play this season. If we’re lucky, we’ll get a playoff matchup. That would definitely draw a lot of viewers.