Saturday, January 12, 2013

Joseph Teti of Dual Survival is a Pittsburgh product

Here at TRBB I usually keep my posts to specific sports topics as it relates to the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and sometimes Pitt Panthers. From time-to-time I like to give a little shout out to things out in the real world that has connections to Pittsburgh. I am from right outside of the city and I am super proud of being born and raised in the Pittsburgh area so when I see something come along that has reference to Pittsburgh I will throw it into the post.

With the time off between the Steelers I have had some time to throw a few posts up about things going on. Earlier this week I had some stuff up about the Daily Show and Colbert Report having some Pittsburgh things in it on back-to-back nights and if you haven't checked that out then please do so.

If you don't know I am a HUGE TV junkie. I love watching shows like NCIS and Law and Order: SVU but I am a big fan of survival shows and stuff that is on the Science Channel and Discovery Channel. Dual Survival is a relatively new show where a pair of guys show you how to survive in some pretty outlandish situations. In the first two season it was between Cody Lundin Dave Canterbury doing the show but after Canterbury was let go due to possibly not being truthful about his background which led the show to turn to Joseph Teti and the third season partner for Lundin.

If you want to see the full breakdown of how the show works then you can read about it here.

Back to why this pertains to Pittsburgh. Teti, the newbie to the show, is a Pittsburgh native. You won't really find that anywhere unless you read the FAQ on his website. Teti is pretty much a badass.

Here is a bio of him from his website:

Joseph Teti is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces “Green Beret”, and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit.

All-in-all Teti is a certified to do a ton more military wise that I would ever even be able to imagine. Guys like this go over to Iraq and Afghanistan and put their lives on the line every day and now that he is back in the states he can take some of his skills and teach them on a TV show. Pretty cool that he was born and raised in Pittsburgh.

Big thanks to Adam Gretz for pointing this out to me with this tweet after me saying that I was getting ready to watch the third season on my DVR:

Anyways, I know the guys that are overseas never get the respect they truly deserve and I know Teti being on TV is the only reason I know he is from Pittsburgh but I just want to thank every single one of our troops that have fought for our freedom. You have no idea how much it means to all of us.


  1. totally a yinzer with that accent... thick as hell. The wife and I called it in 2 seconds. LOVE IT!!! PITTSBURGH REPRESENT!

  2. I knew it. I was watching it the other day and had to research if he was from the Burgh.

  3. Love it! Living in Wake Forest, NC I pick up on 'burgh accents with my radar. I can hear a yinzer 5 aisles (owls- also pronounced ill) over in the grocery store! Joe is also a member of the NC police assoc. down here. Go Joe!