This... is...Jeopardy! Well, BTSC Steeler Jeopardy. Once again, I put my black-and-gold mind to work and came up with 5 Steelers “answers” from one specific Steelers category. You will be charged with trying to guess the responses in the comment section below.
Remember to always phase your response in the form of a question, and if you don’t know it, you can simply skip it. Keep track and share your scores. A word of warning though, the correct responses are right after each individual wager in blue. Consider this something fun to pass the time until the real news starts!!
Todays Category: It’s All in the Nick-Name
Question: What is Deebo?
Tom “Tiny Lister” played the notorious bully of the neighborhood, “Deebo”, alongside Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in the first two installments of the “Friday” movies. Although a lot “tinier” than the 6’6” and 300 lb. actor, James Harrison was equal parts bully on the field to his doppelgänger during his legendary career.
Question: Who is Kordell Stewart?
Stewart gained fame in 1994 at Colorado for a “Hail Mary” heave against Michigan. As a second-rounder coming-in in 1995, Kordell would be behind three quarterbacks (Neil O’Donnell, Mike Tomczak and Jim Miller), thus needing to make the roster in an alternative fashion using his versatility. After being used on gadget plays, No. 10 found himself mostly used as a receiver his rookie season and became a sensation.
Question: What is Hollywood Bags?
Greenwood is arguably the greatest Steeler not to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Legend has it that the label of “Hollywood Bags” stemmed from the aspiring actor having his bags packed and ready should Tinsel Town beckon. The stylish No. 68 wore the gold shoes on-field and would wave his feet in the air so the PA announcers would know it was him and not Joe Greene with a tackle.
Question: What is The Bus Driver?
For the Rams in 1993 and 1994, Tim Lester paved paths for Jerome Bettis to run through. A year before Bettis arrived in the Steel City, Lester signed on as a free agent with the Steelers and was reunited with Bettis a year later when No. 36 arrived via trade. Bettis would earn the nickname “the Bus” and Lester became “the Bus Driver” for leading the way for him.
Question: Who is Donnie Shell?
Donnie Shell was the gold standard at the safety position for many years in Pittsburgh. Known as a ballhawk, Shell was a devestating hitter as well and earned the name “the Torpedo” or “the Human Torpedo” for his play on kick and punt coverage teams. The undrafted free agent from South Carolina State became a starter after Glen Edwards left in 1977. In a crucial game against the Houston Oilers, Shell nearly knocked out the larger Earl Campbell in a torpedo-like fashion. Joe Greene had commented of that play that it was the only time he was relieved to watch an opposing player walk off of the field.
How’d you do? You didn’t resort to cheating did you? Let us know in the comments. See you next time on BTSC Steeler Jeopardy.