The Pittsburgh Steelers are back to camp, and although they have yet to have an official practice at Saint Vincent College, both practices being forced to Greater Latrobe High School due to rain, we took to our Facebook page and asked fans for some of their best stories from training camp, both past and present.
Here is what we came up with:
From: Ed Schuessler
“Stood by the steps coming out of the dorms in August 2008 for about 2 hours. At about 3:00 Ben comes walking out by himself. Everyone yelling and screaming. I heard one guy with a football say “this is for my sick brother in the hospital “! Bought my youngest daughter Carlie a pink n white 7 jersey the day before. She had just turned 7. We stood and said nothing. Ben walked over to her and said ” is there anything I can do for you”? He picked her up under the armpits and turned her around and signed the back of her jersey!! I will never forget it!!”
From: Anthony Balbo
“My Dad grew up near Pittsburgh and most of his friends still lived there. He hadn’t been back in 25 years when I finally forced the issue and brought him back in 2005. We spent an afternoon there. Ward was holding out, but everyone else was there. Even Bradshaw and Greene stopped by. Bettis came right by us after a carry. It was beautiful. That night, I brought him home and took him out to see several old friends for, what turned out to be, the last time. That night, he had the time of his life. That season, as you know, was our 5th title. We watched every game together. I always used to watch the Super Bowl at friends parties. That year, I decided to watch with my Dad, as I had all…
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