The state of Ohio may belong to the Browns and Bengals but the city of Canton certainly belongs to Steeler Nation.
If you’ve never been to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it’s something that belongs on any sports fans’ Bucket List. It may not hold the almost mythic reverence associated with Cooperstown but as someone who enjoys frequenting museums of all types, it’s an experience second to none. Of course, the highlight is the collection of busts representing each inductee. Doesn’t hurt that you can’t take three steps in that room without coming across a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Most of the Steelers in the Hall come from the Steel Dynasty of the 1970s. There have been a few more members of the Black and Gold enshrined since then but generally speaking we have yet to get to the guys responsible for our most recent run of glory. Until now, that is. And how fitting that the first man inducted from this era is Jerome Bettis.