A week or so ago, a reader emailed me with the following:
First, I've been searching all over the Internet to find a copy of the 12/07/1972 game against the Oilers in which Joe Greene almost single-handedly crushed the Oilers offense - I think his greatest game ever. I have not been able to find one. Any ideas?
Secondly, I am the owner of the original Steel Curtain banner that hung in Three Rivers Stadium during the Steel Curtain's dominating days. Not the white banner with the full-length depictions of our front four, that one came after mine. Mine is the black and gold banner with the head shots of the front four.
I've been a season ticket holder for 37 years now. Even though I've lived in Philadelphia for the last 12 years, I still go to most of the games, including the heartbreaking loss to Jacksonville in the playoffs this year.
The old Steel Curtain banner is neatly tucked away in a cabinet in my Steeler-decorated family room.
Very cool stuff, and at a time when Ernie Holmes tragically passed, reminding us that even our most beloved heroes are mortal, it was befitting that I was fortunate enough to have this passed along to me for us all to enjoy.
Now, one of the reasons I was allowed to post the picture was that I promised that a bunch of you would help track down that 1972 DVD of the Steelers-Oilers. I looked to no avail, so if you have any ideas or luck finding it, please, please let me know in this thread or via email.