By Andy Russell
Andy Russell, two-time tremendous Bowl Champion and seven-time seasoned Bowler with the nice Pittsburgh Steelers' groups of the '70s, writes approximately his occupation and his teammates on those nice groups. Russell writes, " The tales approximately my teammates aren't a recounting in their many files, awards, and different wearing achievements, yet as an alternative reminiscences of a few of my own interactions with them." Lynn Swann, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Chuck Noll, Jack Ham, Rocky Bleier, Jack Lambert, Franco Harris and extra are integrated.
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In 1969, on the advice of my good friend, Peter Kalkus, I formed my own company, Russell Investments, to raise money for real estate syndications packaged by Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and earned more money in the off season (granted, still not very much) than the Steelers paid me. Explaining this to Dan Rooney while negotiating my next Steeler contract, Dan said, "Andy, what you make in the off season is irrelevant! " I signed anyway, realizing then that I was playing for the excitement and the challenge and it had little to do with making money.
It's a myth; it never happened. They'll swear they saw Frenchy Fuqua in his platform shoes with goldfish in the heels. I've known Frenchy for 28 years and have never seen those shoes. From the perspectives of some people, I have reached levels that I've never attained and others put me in games in which I've never played. I've come to learn not to argue, but to accept what is given as fact. I say "Thank you" and move on. I'd like to explain, but people believe what they want to believe, and the myth, somewhere along the way, turns into truth, truth into fact, and fact into history.
Page 1 1 Steeler Profile Andy Russell I was born in Detroit, on October 29th, 1941 to Esther Blackinton and William Mair Russell, who had immigrated from Glasgow, Scotland in 1922 when he was eleven years old with his mother, father and younger sister. My mother came from an old line family in Flint, Michigan. My brother, Will, had been born three years earlier. My grandfather, the open hearth furnace operator at the Glasgow steel mill, had moved to Flint, Michigan to avoid the union movement starting in Scotlandthe Russells were always independent and no one was going to tell him what he must join.
Andy Russell: A Steeler Odyssey by Andy Russell