Good Friday to you Steelers fans.
Today was supposed to be a morning where I sat down and wrote about the arrivals of players to Training Camp in Latrobe. While there were no expectations of an “Antonio Brown style” entrance, seeing the players return to St. Vincent College to begin the long season is always very satisfying for me. As we have been aware for many months now, we are no longer dealing with the status quo. Instead, the rookies have already arrived in Pittsburgh and have begun their first Camp at the Southside facility. The veterans will report early next week and with any luck we will have football in September. Until then, I can long for Latrobe’s rolling hills and often steamy weather.
A Sad Day
On this day in 1984, Steelers’ Quarterback Terry Bradshaw officially retired. This was essentially a foregone conclusion but on this day it became reality. The four-time Super Bowl Champion tried to come back from an elbow injury in 1983 but it just wasn’t going to happen. The “Blonde Bomber” was always my favorite and always will be.
Tweet of the Day… I try to feature one of Dave’s photos once in awhile because they are awesome. Enough said.
Last night I decided to walk around #Pittsburgh, and eventually ended up on the Smithfield St. Bridge. The evening rain had left puddles in the middle, so with my camera nearly in the water, I got to work. The reflections and light trails added the perfect energy to the scene. pic.twitter.com/Z2oFd6tlbx
— Dave DiCello (@DaveDiCello) July 24, 2020
A BIG Thank You
When I started blogging over 12 plus years ago, I did it because I was passionate about the Steelers and felt I might have some opinions, connections and knowledge that would appeal to people. Eventually that led to the creation of SCB and I quickly realized that to do this right, you needed to find help. Site hosting fees, subscriptions, memberships all add up and are necessary to do this as well as we can. Therefore, people like Frank Walker are necessary too. And I couldn’t be more grateful to Frank for sponsoring “Quick Hitters.” Yesterday he agreed to once again sponsor this column for the next year making this his third straight year of doing so. I am forever grateful to Frank and should you need legal help in the Pittsburgh Area, he is your man!
You’ve probably seen a lot of rookies around the NFL and certainly in Pittsburgh signing their contracts. I can’t help but remember a time when many top rookies would hold out of Training Camp in order to get more money or or benefits. Often times these guys would break the bank then show up to Camp with veteran players waiting to light them up. That doesn’t happen any more with the rookie wage scale now in place and frankly, it was desperately needed. It’s not like these guys aren’t still making some serious money.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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