As we reported the other week, Blizzard COO Paul Sams is now co-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers
(who are stepping up
lately), and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hit up Mr. Sams for a quick interview
about being at the intersection of Azeroth and Steeler Nation. Turns out the man who collects everything Blizzard
has also been a Steelers fan since he was four years old, even though he's from California. And we were right with all of the speculation: he got connected with the Steelers management through Legendary Pictures producer Thomas Tull
, and when the chance came to own part of the franchise, he jumped.
They also talk about expanding out to Carnagie Mellon University -- Blizzard has a thriving educational program in Irvine
, but Sams says that they are looking to expand that, so Pittsburgh is a possibility. And finally, he says that the Warcraft movie
is being scripted at the moment -- Sam Raimi will do Spider-man 4
, and then it's all Azeroth for him. In the meantime, let's see about getting some of this Steelers news in the game -- even if we can't get an epic football to toss around, surely we'll at least see a Tauren somewhere named "Bill COW-her," right?