What Being a Pittsburgh Steeler Truly Means

for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 16, 2009


... have shined in greatness and at times tasted bitter defeat, through it all they wore their colors boldly.

They realized they are not just playing for each other but for an entire city, proud and hard working; they remain humble in a franchise that knows winning.

Embracing this bond with the people of Pittsburgh and fans across the country is what make these men true Steelers, not a contract signature.

So when does a player enter in to the fraternal bonds of black and gold immortality?

There are some players, for instance, Santonio Holmes grew up a Steeler fan and had a Terrible Towel on draft day. It was that kind of heart and pride that helped the rookie put a finishing nail in the 2006 season with a 67-yard game-winning touchdown to win the teams final game in Cincinnati.

It was the will to play above himself and catch the game winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII in triple coverage with 36 seconds left while keeping his feet in bounds. S...

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