Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.”
Shot #1 – We hop in the wayback machine for this first shot. Below are links to a story that Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote about former Steelers center and Hall of Famer Mike Webster exactly 27 years ago today, Jun 11, 1990. Webster talked about how his time with the Steelers ultimately came to an end. Each picture below is linked for easier reading.
Shot #2 – Wait, I thought Snoop Dogg was a Steelers fans and thus hated the New England Patriots. Well, Snoop certainly doesn’t hate the Patriots money as he performed last week at their ring Super Bowl ring party.
— Sebastian Vollmer (@SebVollmer) June 10, 2017
Shot #3 – Pro Football Focus certainly is getting fancy with their infographics as evidenced by this animated one dedicated to Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and his most lethal routes during the 2016 season.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 10, 2017
Shot #4 – While the odds are against it happening, Steelers tackle Brian Mihalik is attempting to follow in the footsteps of his teammate Alejandro Villanueva. Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a great story on Mihalik and the Boston College product talks about making the move from the defensive side of the football to the offensive side.
Shot #5 – Now that the NFL has relaxed their stance on scoring celebrations, it makes you wonder just how creative a few players will be in the future. Do any of you think we’ll see a celebration as elaborate as this one below that took place a few years ago during an Arena Football League game between the Jacksonville Sharks and Tampa Bay Storm? Is this too much?
One of the greatest celebrations of all time pic.twitter.com/NDgxudKMFn
— The Football Bible™ (@TheFBBible) April 11, 2017
Shot #6 – Actor Adam West, who played Batman in the 1960s television series, passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. I’ve probably seen every one of those episodes at least 10 times as the series ran in syndication quite a while when I was a child. With that said, I didnt realize he was closing in on 90 years of age. RIP, Batman. Speaking of Batman, it would be nice if the Steelers ultimately used their 1966-67 “Batman” uniforms the next time they decide to wear throwbacks. That’s not happening during the 2017 season, but perhaps we’ll see throwbacks resume in 2018 or 2019. Below are some links and a video for you.
Gone but not forgotten: The Steelers' 1966-67 "Batman" uniforms. pic.twitter.com/k6fUyIr08v
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 2, 2015
Shot #7 – In honor of there now being 91 days until the Steelers kick off their 2017 season on road against the Cleveland Browns, here is an animated gif of defensive end Stephon Tuitt destroying quarterback Josh McCown during a meeting between the two teams last year.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) June 11, 2017