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Old 02-15-2014, 10:56 AM   #7
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Default Re: Green Bay is now Pittsburgh "North Central"

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Originally Posted by NSMaster56 View Post
The hilarious truth about this sentence in relation to the OP is that the Packers were one of the first, most dominant NFL franchises that were emulated.

40 years ago when Noll was hired and succeeded, due in some part to the tutelage of Sid Gillman, did people call Pittsburgh 'San Diego East'?

A gutsy part of the Noll hire (after Joe Paterno turned the Steelers down - Steelers were the Browns of the 60s) was that it was after Namath torched a Colts defense coached up by Noll as Shula's assistant

Noll was brought on after Steelers took a shot at being Green Bay South by hiring Lombardi's OL coach Bill Austin, which did not work out too well (11-28-3 in three seasons)
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