Steelers Nation never disappoints and this weekend in Canton was no different. The Black and Gold took over Tom Benson Stadium the last two nights and their presence was felt (and heard) by all.
Troy Polamalu, Bill Cowher, Donnie Shell, Alan Faneca and Bill Nunn all were enshrined this weekend.
The speeches were impressive, inspiring and touching and seeing all the Terrible Towels throughout the stadium was just amazing.
Brett and teammates were on hand to lend support and to cheer their friends and teammates into the Hall of Fame. Oh, and to grab a few selfies with fans!
‘It was awesome. It was so fun to be with them. That is one of the things that makes us great, our fans and the support we get. They back us no matter what. It’s hard to put into words the power that has.’- Brett
Feeling the love in Canton: Brett Keisel was at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night to see Troy Polamalu, Bill Cowher and Donnie Shell be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Then he hopped in the car this morning and headed home to celebrate his nine-year old son Will’s birthday and was back on the turnpike heading to Canton to see Alan Faneca and Bill Nunn honored tonight.
“Will is nine now and when we were winning Super Bowls he wasn’t even born,” said Keisel. “It’s neat for him to experience this. With Troy going in it highlights what we were able to accomplish, the player he was, the defense we had. Then add in Coach Cowher, Alan, Donnie, Mr. Nunn. It was a Steelers extravaganza. It felt like a home game last night. It gave me chills. I wanted to run through the tunnel and blast somebody.
“It was awesome. It was so fun to be with them. That is one of the things that makes us great, our fans and the support we get. When we go play in stadiums and have an opportunity to put our product in front of Steelers Nation, it is the greatest feeling. They back us no matter what. It’s hard to put into words the power that has.”
Keisel said seeing a teammate go into the Hall of Fame is a sense of pride that is hard to express.
“We all take pride in it,” said Keisel. “The organization starts there. The way we do business. Troy’s speech emulated what our culture stands for and how we had success over a period of time with just three coaches. It’s a pat on the back to the whole organization and everyone who walked through the door and upheld the standard.”
Stop by tomorrow for some more great fan photos with DaBeard!
Congratulations to the HOF classes of 2020 and 2021!