Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I like the Bus & edamame

     Jerome Bettis did not make the final 5 of the class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame. As I am apathetic to most things Steelers, it might  seem strange that this makes me a bit sad. It would have been insincere if I had posted a bunch of stats, along with some of the talking heads' reasons that The Bus should have made it in. I don't care about that sort of thing. But I do have a fondness for Jerome Bettis. Here are 5 reasons that he is the only Steeler in my  +Pro Football Hall of Fame  :

1.  He played football for & graduated from  +Notre Dame Athletics. My Pap and Brother are like the Ruetigger  family; they live and die by Irish football more than most ND graduates do.

"This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen!"
2.  He was at +DICK'S Sporting Goods a couple years ago for an event and, as my friend & I walked by, she shouted, " Hey, it's the Bus!"  He looked over at us, smiled and waved.

3.  My Grandma J is a retired bus driver. She drove the big bus ( not the little van kind) for 15 years and is darn proud of it!

4.  He stayed true to his name and never became Jerry Bettis.

5.  Lastly, but my #1 reason, he brought +Jerome Bettis Grille 36  to the North Shore, which is conveniently located  to my place of employment and they have EDAMAME as an appetizer!!

Bonus* The World Champion Nachos...add the guac for a buc!

 Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 on Urbanspoon

*Blog update, 1/31/2015, Mr.Bettis was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wheels on the Bus go "toot, toot, toot" all the way to Canton.

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