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My Pittsburgh Steelers


IMG02031-sageIn 1971, the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Miami Dolphins in what was at that time the longest game in NFL history. Being a huge Chiefs fan and a fan of Otis Taylor, I knew all the Chiefs roster and collected their football cards. But I guess being that young a loss like that to the Dolphins which I watched every second of on TV was too heartbreaking.

Looking back I still wondered how I so easily abandoned the Chiefs, but that next year the Chiefs were out and I needed a new team. I remember my Father saying that the Steelers may be a good team in 1972. It just so happened that the Pittsburgh Steelers were on TV every week in Youngstown so I was able to follow them closely.

After about the 3rd game of the season I was well on my way to becoming a Steeler fan. We went 11-3-0 that season and made the playoffs. And it was the playoff game against the Oakland Raiders that made me a fan forever. There was just a few seconds left in the game and it looked like the Steelers were going to loose. My father got up to go to the kitchen and said something like “its all over but the shoutin'” and that’s when it happened. Arguably the most amazing play in NFL history “The Immaculate Reception.”


WEEK 1: @ Browns (Sunday, September 10 at 1 EST on CBS)
WEEK 2: vs. Vikings (Sunday, September 17 at 1 EST on FOX)
WEEK 3: @ Bears (Sunday, September 24 at 1 EST on CBS) 
WEEK 4: @ Ravens (Sunday, October 1 at 1 EST on CBS)
WEEK 5: vs. Jaguars (Sunday, October 8 at 1 EST on CBS)
WEEK 6: @ Chiefs (Sunday, October 15 at 4:25 EST on CBS)
WEEK 7: vs. Bengals (Sunday, October 22 at 1 EST on CBS)
WEEK 8: @ Lions (Sunday, October 29 at 8:30 EST on NBC)
WEEK 10: @ Colts (Sunday, November 12 at 1 EST on CBS)
WEEK 11: vs. Titans (Thursday, November 16 at 8:25 EST on NBC)
WEEK 12: vs. Packers (Sunday, November 26 at 8:30 EST on NBC)
WEEK 13: @ Bengals (Monday, December 4 at 8:30 EST on ESPN)
WEEK 14: vs. Ravens (Sunday, December 10 at 8:30 EST on NBC)
WEEK 15: vs. Patriots (Sunday, December 17 at 4:25 EST on CBS)
WEEK 16: @ Texans (Monday, December 25 at 4:30 EST on NBC)
WEEK 17: vs. Browns (Sunday, December 31 at 1 EST)

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