According to Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Power are hoping to receive permission from the AFL to wear a decal on their jerseys honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82.
#Power co-owner Matt Shaner said team is seeking AFL approval to wear a decal on their jerseys honoring former Steelers coach Chuck Noll.
— Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) June 15, 2014
DiPaola reports that Power co-owner Matt Shaner is behind the move. This is an interesting gesture being made by Shaner being as Noll never had links to the AFL or the Power.
Thanks to their win 57-56 win Saturday night over the Philadelphia Soul, the Power are now 10-3 on the season. A win this coming Friday at home against the Iowa Barnstormers will put the Power in the playoffs for first time in franchise history.
There is no word yet as to whether or not the Steelers will honor the passing of Noll with some sort of helmet sticker or jersey patch in 2014. However, when Art Rooney passed in 1988, the team wore a patch on the left shoulder of their uniforms with Rooney’s initials AJR for the entire season. One would think something will be done to commemorate Noll’s passing.