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Hump Day flash back (part one)

Ok time to have a little fun.  I noticed that a lot of posts are repeating something said earlier and the number of trolls to bash has diminished, so how about something to encourage max participation. 

Name the Steeler player that was your favorite when you first became a Steeler fan.  Tell of your most memorable play/season for that player.  Now don't be saying it was when you were 3 and running around with a jacked up fro saying you were Lynn Swann.  First of all most of what you think you remember from being 3 is something your momma told you later in life. 

I became a Steeler fan actually in 1976 Super Bowl Sunday.  I actually liked the Dolphins briefly in 75 because I saw pictures of Csonka and all in Sports Illustrated and I like their helmets.   I knew nothing about football at that time.  I was not a true Dolphin fan.  During the 75/76 season I started to change.  My dad saw me drawing a Dolphin helmet and said, "What is that?"  I said, "It's a Miami Dolphin helmet."  He said, "Look at this shirt. This is the team we follow in this house."  I said cool, I like their colors.  Shut up, I was a kid.  I changed during the 75 season.


I'll go first:

While I had changed teams I liked.  I was still yet to actually watch games during the 75 season.  The first Steeler game or even football game I ever remember watching was the 76 (1975 season) Super Bowl.  My dad said the Steelers are going for their second Super Bowl and I said cool that's my team (paraphrasing here).  I watched it from kickoff to final whistle.  While I was impressed with Swann and even went out in the yard with my friends reenacting "the catch", I was a running back.  My favorite Steeler was Franco Harris.  I think I saw tape of the "Immaculate Reception" 3 or 4 times before I actually saw a Steeler game.

The most memorable play that I actually saw in a game was the run against Dallas in the Super Bowl XIII.  Harris and "Hollywood" Henderson got into it over Henderson harrassing Bradshaw after the whistle.  You could tell he was heated.  The next play Harris took the ball up the middle used a pick from the Umpire to ramble 22 yards through the teeth of the Dallas defense.

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