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:
@threeriversblog The new army guy is a yinzer. I think he's from Pittsburgh.
— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) January 12, 2013
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.