Exclusive: Steelers Share Christmas Memories

“When I was growing up we didn’t win very many games, so that’s what I always wanted,” said Art Rooney II, President of the Pittsburgh Steelers. “As time went on, thank God we started to win. It was 38 years ago that the Immaculate Reception happened, and that’s when things started to turn around. That was a great Christmas present.”

Any fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers must sleep like a baby knowing their owner was wishing for wins for Christmas as a little boy growing up. After the Steelers handled the struggling Carolina Panthers 27-3 at Heinz Field, the players were able to get a head start on a long weekend, as Coach Tomlin was giving the team off until Monday.

Mr. Rooney walked over shoulder pads and sweaty jerseys to shake hands and say ‘Merry Christmas’ to any of the 53 men that helped the

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