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Old 12-28-2005, 12:51 AM   #1
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http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/trib.../s_408061.html

One of the Steelers' unofficial goals this season has been to get running back Jerome Bettis into the Super Bowl in his hometown of Detroit and get him a ring before he retires.
From Bettis' perspective, he should have already won a title.

"No question," Bettis said. "I felt, a couple of those years, we had the best team, that was the sad part. All three years, I felt we had the better team (better than the three eventual Super Bowl winners)."

The Steelers have been to three AFC Championship Games since acquiring Bettis in April 1996 from St. Louis for a second-round pick in 1996 and a fourth-round pick in 1997.


They lost to Denver, 24-21, on Jan. 11, 1998, at Three Rivers Stadium (the Broncos went on to beat the Packers, 31-24, in Super Bowl XXXII).

They lost to New England, 24-17, on Jan. 27, 2002, at Heinz Field (the Patriots went on to beat the Rams, 20-17, in Super Bowl XXXVI).

They lost to New England, 41-27, on Jan. 23, 2004, at Heinz Field (the Patriots went on to beat the Eagles, 24-21, in Super Bowl XXXIX).
"That's something you gotta live with," Bettis said. "It is what it is."
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers want to earn ring for Bettis

So many blown chances and the more we read and hear from Jerome it looks like this is indeed his last year.. Let's get out there and get that one for thumb and get Jerome a ring.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:53 AM   #3
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i hope we can do it for him, no one in the league deserves one more then him
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:59 AM   #4
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Jerome is an amazing player and a true team player. No one deserves it more and I would love to see him play in the Super Bowl in his hometown.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: Steelers want to earn ring for Bettis

I hope its ok by Augustashark for me to say this - but if the Pats bite the dust id love to see Jerome get the ring he has been after.

All these years of giving selflessly to the team effort deserve to be rewarded.

The worst smack I have heard about him is that he gets a little excited after 2/3 yard gains - well....if thats the worst they got on him - he must be a pretty classy guy.

*Disclaimer - If Pats do meet the Steelers I reserve the right to wish the Pats D to keep him to 10 total yards *

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Is there any better motovation, than to win a ring for a great, unselfish player. I thinks this really shows how respected Jerome is, and that he will be missed more than we will ever know, by his team mates.

Now go out there in win one for the BUS!
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I hope its ok by Augustashark for me to say this - but if the Pats bite the dust id love to see Jerome get the ring he has been after.

All these years of giving selflessly to the team effort deserve to be rewarded.

The worst smack I have heard about him is that he gets a little excited after 2/3 yard gains - well....if thats the worst they got on him - he must be a pretty classy guy.

*Disclaimer - If Pats do meet the Steelers I reserve the right to wish the Pats D to keep him to 10 total yards *

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LITP, nice post! Classy post about a classy player!
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Default Re: Steelers want to earn ring for Bettis

The Bus Should have at least 4 rings(Dewayne Washington Blew 2002 Division Playoff Game). And getting him his one for the thumb this year.
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I can't believe I am saying this but, I like Bettis and he should have a ring BUT this is the year of the Colts and the only team that can stop that is the Pats (who are the Colts daddies) now when Cincy bites the dust I will pull for Pitts. BUT if NE wins another super bowl with all the injuries I am jumping on the bandwagon
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Cincy will bite the dust real early. Don't be surprised if we show them the exit door out of the playoffs.
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