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Steelers News: Taking a moment to fix the NFL’s Top 50 plays of all-time

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take at whether the NFL got it right when it comes to the Top 50 plays of all-time.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Picking 50 plays in 100 years is difficult, but did the NFL get it right?

Tim Benz: Cleaning up that list of 50 greatest Super Bowl moments

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Longtime football writer Rick Gosselin compiled a list of his “Top 50 Greatest Super Bowl Moments” for the “Talk of Fame” network.

He had the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LI comeback against the Atlanta Falcons after trailing 28-3 as the top moment. It was followed by the David Tyree helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII.

When it comes to moments that involve the Steelers, here’s what he listed.

3. Ben Roethlisberger’s TD pass to Santonio Holmes. (SB XLIII)

8. Lynn Swann’s catches. (SB X)

11. James Harrison’s interception. (SB XLIII)

26. Jackie Smith’s drop. (SB XIII)

48. Larry Brown’s interception of Neil O’Donnell. (SB XXX)

49. Ticket fiasco at Cowboys Stadium. (SB XLV)

In the words of Samuel L. Jackson in “Pulp Fiction” …

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  • It has been a crazy, and emotional, week in the world of sports...

Kevin Gorman: From Kobe Bryant to Super Bowl, sports world a roller coaster ride of tears, cheers

By: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Chuck Franciscus was 5 years old when he became a Los Angeles Lakers fan for life, watching in awe as Magic Johnson went from throwing no-look, behind-the-back passes to playing center and scoring 42 points in winning Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals to clinch the world championship.

Franciscus became a San Francisco 49ers fan after seeing Dwight Clark make The Catch on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Monongahela’s Joe Montana to win the 1981 NFC championship game and reach Super Bowl XVI.

Those are the stories Franciscus loves to share to explain why a kid from Wilkinsburg lives for the Lakers and is fanatical about the 49ers. Those teams were his introduction to sports, a bond that began while watching games with his father, Bill.

“My dad was a fan,” Franciscus said, “so I became a fan.”

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  • Antonio Brown is trying really hard, and I mean really hard, to change the public perception of him with the new league year starting in March.

The latest Antonio Brown attempted redemption tour has begun

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

It’s Super Bowl weekend. The culmination of everything good and positive and right about the NFL’s 100th season. So, of course, here comes the guy who indelibly stained the celebration with one last distraction before the 49ers and Chiefs get things started tomorrow night.

In a sit-down interview with ESPN, Antonio Brown attempts to launch his latest redemption tour. And, of course, his generalized apology is undermined by specific statements that make it clear that he’s just saying what he thinks he has to say to get back into the NFL — and that when it doesn’t happen quickly enough for his liking, he’ll do something for which another attempted redemption tour will become necessary.

I think I owe the whole NFL an apology and my past behavior,” Brown told Josina Anderson of ESPN. “I think I could have done a lot of things better.”

OK. Fine. Good. But there’s more. And it’s the more that undermines the apology.

For example, Brown had a snarky reaction to Commissioner Roger Goodell’s recent comment that the NFL is more concerned about Brown’s well-being than his football career.

“I was pleased to hear that after 140 days that there was some positivity about me because as of late I’ve just been the cancer of the NFL,” Brown said. “The problem child, the guy who gets in trouble, the kind of guy who has the bad narrative about him.”

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