Somehow, we narrowed the list of all-time great Steelers to 12 finalists. Somehow, we carved that 12 down to four.
The greatness achieved by the Steelers of the 1970s has not yet been matched, by any team. One quarterback, one coach, four Super Bowl wins. No Super Bowl losses.
For that reason, the team of the ’70s is well represented on the Pittsburgh Mt. Rushmore.
The fan vote came to the same conclusion: Chuck Noll, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, and Jack Lambert are the four names and faces that best epitomize the franchise.
So why was the Rooney family omitted? I supplied my reason on Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. For PFT Planet, the easy answer is they didn’t get enough votes.