PS Many thanks to the thread-starters for not tricking me into thinking Santonio had croaked today.
ha, as soon as i heard this news, my first thought was someone would do that.
sad news, though like a lot of other posters, i wasnt alive when he played. its always sad when a member of The Curtain passes, however.
Well, never crossed my mind to mess with the legacy of the Steel Curtain for a chuckle.
I was a young dude in the 70s... would have been 10 years old for IX. So obviously, even growing up closer to Philly, there was no way there was any cooler team than the Steelers. At the time I remember thinking Mean Joe Greene was the Man, but obviously every guy on those 70s SB teams was a living giant. Cool to read the stories about them, Holmes half crazed, firing at helicopters. Bringin' it on the field. Those Noll teams were just an amazing bunch, and Holmes was a huge part of it.
We're talking about Tomlin's team, and rebuilding the lines. Fats was a tough bastard who scared the shit outta people. Have to love that. We could use him, or someone like him, now.
RIP, brother. Have an IC with Webby.