NFL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers RB Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception”

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Nowadays it's all about speed, splitting the seams and rocketing past defensive linemen for 15, 20 or 35-yard dashes. It's about making a run look "cool" and "effortless." It's about being graceful and posing for a picture at the half-yard line before tip-toeing into the end zone. 
In the days of recent past, being a RB in the NFL meant over-sized pads, excessive hair and a heart of steel. A man stepped onto the field with the intention of feeding his family, not wondering whether or not he would be able to double or triple his salary before the next season.
There was once a time when music actually sounded good and lyrics held truth. A time when ideas were original and full of passion. A time when fashion...well, wasn't all that great, but hey, who really cared?! It was during this time, the '70s, that a mild-mannered, sure-footed fellow showed Pittsburgh Steeler fans what being a professional football player was all about.
RB Franco Harris, was a stiff-arming, sho...

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