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steeler 4 life


i can't tell you how glad i was to see that hines ward decided to hang up the ol' helmet and call it a career, rather than trying to make one more run at a super bowl run with some other team.  he made this decision public earlier this week with a press conference from pittsburgh, in which he cited that one major reason for his decision was the fact that he had played 14 seasons with one of the greatest franchises ever, and it just wouldn't feel right to put on the uniform of another team.  i'm not sure if that's really true, or if it was just a way to cement a legacy with a team who's fans are very passionate about his career.  either way, it doesn't really matter for this fan.  all i needed was to hear him say those words.  the tears rolling down his cheeks were simply icing on the cake. 

the dude is a steeler.  for life. 

when you think of hines ward, you'll think of black and gold.  and that sparkling smile.  and vicious hits.  but all of it will be tinted in the hues of that intimidating pittsburgh steeler black and gold. 

i have written so much about him already, and don't want to bore you again.  just know this: he is my favorite football player ever.  and he is a steeler forever.  that is as sweet as his smile. 

click here for his press conference
click here for a highlight reel
click here for a good article about his retirement

Comments

Anonymous said…
O.K. you want to know the scenario I am putting together in my mind? The Steelers get in a jam and need another wide receiver--have to quickly get someone! Hines comes back just like Max Starks did this past year!! SWEET!!

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