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Steelers News: Mike Tomlin’s wife, Kiya, doing her part to help with the COVID-19 pandemic

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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 a look at how Kiya Tomlin, Mike Tomlin’s wife, is doing her part to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

Let’s get to the news:

  • It might not be much to some, but every little bit counts, and Kiya Tomlin is doing her part.

Kiya Tomlin, wife of Steelers coach, converts fashion business into mask-making operation

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Kiya Tomlin kept her four-person staff on payroll after her Etna-based fashion retailer was ordered to close as part of the state’s social-distancing directive. The wife of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, she was forced to abandon production of her spring collection, and decided to sell her existing inventory at a discount.

After a few days at home away from the facility where she and her staff typically spend so much of their time on the industrial-grade machines assembling her clothing line, Tomlin searched for something to pass the time as much as she yearned for an opportunity to make a difference in a community struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

A text from a friend ignited an idea. What compelled Tomlin to go from bored-at-home to, ultimately, frantically working 18-plus-hour days was a simple screenshot about an out-of-state hospital system’s need for surgical-style masks as it prepared to take in covid-19 patients.

“When I saw that it was like, ‘You know what, that’s something that we could do,’ ” Tomlin said during a phone interview this week. “And I have this team of people who are all sitting at home, yet I was still paying. It was like, ‘Oh, we can do this — we are getting paid anyways.’ ”

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  • Terry Bradshaw said what about Ben Roethlisberger?!

Terry Bradshaw: Ben Roethlisberger is the greatest QB in Steelers history

By: Michael David Smith, ProFootballTalk

Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowl rings as the Steelers’ starting quarterback, but he doesn’t consider himself the greatest in franchise history.

Asked on 93.7 The Fan to name the greatest quarterback in Steelers history, Bradshaw chose Ben Roethlisberger.

“I would give it to Ben,” Bradshaw said. “His numbers far exceed mine. I may have more Super Bowls, but he is a much better quarterback. I wasn’t bad in my era, but he’s big, strong, accurate, puts up monstrous numbers, and he’s won two Super Bowls. I pass that baton to him gladly. I absolutely have no problem with that. He deserves it.”

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  • Re-live the Steelers’ crazy upset win over the Colts in the 2005 AFC Divisional Playoff game.

Prepare to relive the Steelers upset top-seeded Colts

By: Craig Wolfley, Steelers.com

On Sunday, fans will be able to watch the Steelers win over the Indianapolis Colts in the 2005 Divisional Round of the playoffs for free and in its entirety on Steelers.com and the Steelers Official Mobile App. Steelers Radio Network sideline reporter Craig Wolfley recalls that memorable game:

The crowd was roaring in wavelike continuity. The hair on the back of my neck stood straight. There was electricity in the air people, and the smell of pain was near. And this was just the pregame!

Just after the coin toss, as the noise in the building built to a ground-swelling roar, the offensive unit of the Steelers grouped on the sidelines towards the end of the bench area, in preparation to take the field after the opening kickoff.

I took my place, standing a few yards and more than a decade and a half removed from being a part of that mass of wild and wooly players, intermittently head butting each other like mountain goats. Watching them, I could feel the epic jolts of collisions past, vibrating in my bones, and I so wished to be among them, just one more time. Baby, once you’ve had that feeling, you never forget.

Amidst all that high octane, combustible war-whooping of the offensive brotherhood, walking casually in a stride as calm as a guy taking a stroll in South Park, Big Ben cruises down the sideline, and stops just in front of me. Pausing, then looking up into the swelling mass of humanity in the stands, it looked as if he just noticed the near hysterical masses for the first time.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


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