Did you know that up to six million Americans may be at risk for anaphylaxis – a severe allergic reaction that happens quickly and may cause death?
One of the greatest RB’s of all-time, former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis knows personally the role that having severe allergies can cause in everyday life – he lives with a severe allergy to shellfish.
Together, Bettis and Sanofi US are launching The Severe Allergy & Anaphylaxis Playbook – a guide of valuable “plays” or tips to help people living with severe allergies, and their caregivers, avoid allergens and plan effectively in case of an emergency.
Listen to the interview above on all about the Playbook, as well as info on Jerome’s life after football and the Hall of Fame.
Can anger push the Steelers back into the postseason in 2013? That’s a great question, and one that will have to be explored by a team that is coming off a year in which 8-8 was a setback.
Linebacker Larry Foote is one player that isn’t taking not making the NFL’s second season lightly, and says it will help the Steelers re-find and re-focus for this next year.
“We’re pissed off we didn’t make the playoffs,” Foote told GoBlueWolverine.com. “On top of that, our rival won the Super Bowl. I know guys are taking it personally. It’s just a whole different mindset to the offseason. I know guys are ready to get back where we need to be.”
While the mindset may be different, the talent this team has is in question, and if they don’t find some answers in camp and the preseason, making the postseason may be tough again indeed.
New Era, the official on-field headwear of the National Football League, is teaming up with the NFL to launch the Back to Football Photo Day contest. So what this means is that Steelers fans will now have the chance to join the ranks of Ben Roethlisberger to also become THE face of the Steelers.
The contest, which is live atwww.speakwithyourcap.comor through New Era’s Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/neweracaps?fref=ts) will require Steelers faithfuls tosubmit photos of themselves showcasing how you personally “speak with your cap.” Whether you wear your cap sideways, backwards or flexed at the brim, show how you are bringing your own style to the game.
32 fans (1 per team) will ultimately be chosen and win a complimentary trip to New York City for two. The winners will enjoy a four-day VIP experience and will be professionally styled in their favorite team’s looks for a New Era photo shoot that may be used for a year-long advertisement and promotional campaign.
If there’s one Steeler who sounds like he’s ready to get back on the field, it’s CB Ike Taylor. The corner who missed the last four games in 2012 with an ankle injury, told Jim Rome that the ankle is healing, and he’s ready to get on the field again.
Ike Taylor told The Jungle the recovery from his broken ankle is going well, “I’m looking for a hell of a season.” cbsloc.al/10FNeo4
It’s a sad day in Steeler Nation, as today the organization lost one of its all-time greats, as Hall of Famer CB Jack Butler passed away at the age of 85.
Butler passed away at UPMC Shadyside Hospital early Saturday. He died from a staph infection, one that actually stopped his career after a knee injury that saw him play nine seasons.
The Post-Gazette reported that he “entered the hospital in November when a lingering staph infection that developed from the knee injury that ended his career in 1959 attacked an artificial knee replacement, his son Mike Butler said. The infection persisted and Butler died about 7:45 a.m., his son said.
“His heart just stopped,” said Mike Butler, who was hired by the Steelers as a scout on Thursday.
“He was completely lucid last night, my sister and brother made him a root beer float and he went to sleep. He never complained, never said anything hurt.”
When he walked away in 1959, he had 52 career interceptions, second-most in the NFL at the time. He made four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams and the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1950s.
It’s a sad day and a passing of the torch if you will for the Steelers, as first reported by Tribune Review’s Mark Kaboly, Steelers Hall of Famer Joe Greene has retired from teams personnel department.
Joe Greene has retired from #Steelers personnel department