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: Imported Goods
Question: Who is Kevin Greene?
1993 was the first year of free agency and the L.A. Ram was looking for an opportunity in a 3-4 defense. No. 91 is one of the greatest free agent pick-ups in Pittsburgh Steeler history. In a mere three years, Greene became a Pittsburgh legend for his 35 1⁄2 sacks and his long blonde hair. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Question: Who is James Farrior?
We just talked about Kevin Greene being possibly the best all-time free-agent pickups for the Steelers, but some might argue it being James Farrior. Potsie was mostly a disappointment during his first four seasons for the Jets, but broke-out his walk year. The Steelers had just lost Earl Holmes to the Browns in free agency and took a chance on the Virginia Cavalier. Farrior was the MVP for the Steelers in 2004 and helped deliver two Super Bowl victories in ten years as a Steeler.
Question: Who is Bobby Layne?
While some dispute the “curse”, the Lions still haven’t even been to a title game since trading the star quarterback that delivered three NFL championships to the Steelers after two weeks of the 1958 football year. Although not replicating that in Pittsburgh, the original “blonde bomber” had a 27-19-2 record for the Steelers before his retirement after the 1962 season. It was a remarkable accomplishment Considering how bad the Steelers were back then. Layne was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.
Question: Who is Mike Mularkey?
Before the dawn of UFA in 1993, the NFL had a restricted form of free agency called “Plan B”. Minnesota Viking Mike Mularkey was the first Plan B pickup of the Steelers and a very-good receiving TE as well. Mularkey would go on to a good coaching career for the Steelers as an OC. He would parlay that into a head coaching career with the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.
Question: Who is Ray Seals?
Ray Seals didn’t attend college, he instead played for the minor-league Syracuse Express of the Empire Football League. Noticed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he jumped to the NFL in 1989. Seals signed a free agent deal to play for the Steelers in 1994 and played two seasons starting at right defensive end. His 1996 campaign was lost to injury. Seals was a quality find for the Steelers, but his “60 Minute Men” music video (a rip-off of the “Super Bowl Shuffle”) was a distraction the week leading up to the AFC Championship loss to San Diego. Seals did start for Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXX.
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