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By Andy Russell

Andy Russell, two-time tremendous Bowl Champion and seven-time seasoned Bowler with the good Pittsburgh Steelers' groups of the '70s, writes approximately his occupation and his teammates on those nice groups. Russell writes, " The tales approximately my teammates usually are not a recounting in their many documents, awards, and different wearing achievements, yet as a substitute memories of a few of my own interactions with them." Lynn Swann, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Chuck Noll, Jack Ham, Rocky Bleier, Jack Lambert, Franco Harris and extra are integrated.

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I've come to learn not to argue, but to accept what is given as fact. I say "Thank you" and move on. I'd like to explain, but people believe what they want to believe, and the myth, somewhere along the way, turns into truth, truth into fact, and fact into history. I always find the fans' point of view an amazing, distinctive, different perspective. The history of the Steelers goes from 40 years of losing, to domination in the '70s and respectability through the '80s and '90s. The players who have graced the playing fields through the years and the family who has led them have become legends.

He and Ramsey started me the next game and every game thereafter and I started making fewer mistakes and making some plays. When Reger came back, Ramsey put him on the right side, in place of Tarasovic, whom they cut the same day he ran for sheriff. Page 16 Before I knew it, the season was over, I had played the best football of my life and made the All-Pro Rookie team. The Steelers had almost gotten into the championship game, losing the final game against the Giants in Yankee Stadium, a team we had beaten 28-0 in Pittsburgh, for a chance to be in the NFL championship game, against a Chicago team we had tied 17-17 in Pittsburgh.

Well, I'm sure reader that you aren't nearly as fascinated with all this talk of the early part of my career as I am. You probably want to hear about what it was like after Chuck Noll arrived and turned the team around. The chapters about Chuck Noll, Ray Mansfield, Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Rocky Bleier and Franco Harris and my two linebacking cohorts, the two Jacks, Lambert and Ham, are meant to tell that story and they all certainly played more important roles in that rise to being a champion than I did.

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