Earlier in April, Jeff Hartman reported here that the former Steelers' quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, was in the running to be voted as the greatest first overall pick in NFL history on a Foxsports.com contest.
Bradshaw being a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Steelers in the 1970's was originally listed as the 3 seed in the tournament of 32 players who were listed. After working it's way down to the final four, Bradshaw beat out former Denver Broncos' quarterback, John Elway, 79% to 21%. In the final showdown, Bradshaw went up against the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes, Peyton Manning in a battle of stats against rings.
In the end, Super Bowl championships won out over statistics, as Terry Bradshaw won the vote, 59% to Manning's 41%. It was the closest margin of victory Bradshaw had all throughout the bracket, however it was still by a significant percentage that almost had a full 20% victory over Manning in the voting.
Though this doesn't mean the Steelers drafted an elite pass rusher, shutdown cornerback or somehow found a 25 year old clone of Troy Polamalu, it's a nice insignificant win for Pittsburgh as far as internet voting polls go.
So in coordination with the Pittsburgh Pirates' home opener today, Pittsburgh sports fans can take this victory and party like it's 1979.