I am a life time Steelers fan and I am very excited tonight. I started really watching football when I was 9 in 1985, the Steelers stunk at that time. I remember watching them lose 51-0 in the mud verse the Browns in the late 80's, I remember all those championship game losses in the 90's and of course the Neil Odonnell Super Bowl verse the Cowboys. The SB XL win was excellent but I have to admit that all the crap that was said about the officiating took a little of the luster off of it. But this year, this will validate it. Two Super Bowl appearences in 4 years, this is a team with a Championship defense and a Championship QB. Another SB will help build Hall Of Fame resumes for some of these Steelers. Hines Ward getting closer all the time to being a lock for the hall, now Roethlisberger and Polamalu have good chances at getting there if they continue to be healthy. It will be an exciting couple of weeks here in Pittsburgh, black and gold will be covering every window and billboard this week.
There are a ton of interesting Pittsburgh-Cardinal connections.
Ken Whisenhunt - HC - Former offensive coordinator
Russ Grimm - Offensive Line Coack/AHC - Same with Steelers
Teryl Austin - DB Coach - Born near Pittsburgh, played at Pitt
John Lott - Strength and conditioning coach - Played for the Steelers in 1987
Mike Miller - WR coach - Born in Pittsburgh, Steelers Assistant 99-03, Robert Morris assistant 97-99
Matt Raich - Defensive Assistant - born near Pittsburgh, former assistant with Steelers and at Robert Morris
Kevin Spencer - ST Coach - Steelers ST Coach 02-06
Brian St. Pierre - QB- Former Steeler
Sean Morey - WR - Former Steeler
Jerame Tuman - TE- Former Steeler
Clark Haggans - LB - Former Steeler
Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Former Pitt player
Gerald Hayes - LB - Former Pitt player
The Cardinals and Steelers once joined forces for a season in the 40's during WWII, they were known as the Pitt-Cards.