Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Bus Goes to Canton

I'm very excited that Jerome Bettis, "The Bus," the most prolific Running Back to ever play for the Pittsburgh Steelers (not named Franco Harris), is headed to Canton, Ohio, and will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a wonderful honor for a great individual.  My father and I were treated to several years of entertainment while attending Steelers games at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (my father had season tickets), with Bettis as the primary runner for the Steelers offense.  Congratulations to The Bus for this great honor.

Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers
In 2005, just prior to the Steelers run through the playoffs on their road to Super Bowl XL, Dad and I had tickets to the last regular season game that season, versus the Detroit Lions.  The Steelers won big.  It turned out to be Jerome Bettis's last game in Pittsburgh, since the Steelers played only road games through the playoffs, and The Bus retired after the Steelers big Super Bowl XL win.  My Uncle also got passes for my Dad and me to be on the field during warm-ups prior to the game, and I was able to take a lot of great pictures.  Here are a few that I took of The Bus:

Fast Willy Parker warming up with The Bus

The Bus joining his team mates on the field for warm-ups

Soaking in the atmosphere prior to his last game in Pittsburgh 

Bettis after scoring his last touchdown in Pittsburgh

Bettis making his last carry in his last game in Pittsburgh...for a first down, naturally

Scoreboard image of The Bus just after leaving the game, being congratulated by Sean Morey
Congrats to The Bus!  Have a great evening, everyone!

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