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Posted on 02/03/2006 6:17:06 PM PST by mcg2000
DETROIT -- He is immortalized for his role in the most celebrated single play in Steelers history and remembered fondly for the sartorial splendor of having goldfish swim around in the water-filled soles of his platform shoes.
John "Frenchy" Fuqua, Detroit resident and bon vivant, couldn't be happier that his former team landed a berth in Super Bowl XL in his hometown, a home he shares with running back Jerome Bettis. But, he says, this moment belongs to a new generation of Steelers and a new generation of fans.
That is the quintessential Frenchman -- flamboyant and flashy, as bold as the team's color scheme, reveling in the moment of the super convergence that led the Steelers to a Super Bowl in Motown. But it also should be noted that he spent yesterday afternoon with former teammates Franco Harris and Lynn Swann at Detroit's Children's Hospital before heading to a private party with old friends.
"Number one, there's no doubt in my mind Pittsburgh's going to win. It's all set up. It's storybook. It's perfect. All we have to do is wait," he gushed.
Secondly, the Steelers have the home-field advantage because all of Detroit -- bitterly disappointed by the woefully prolonged state of the Lions -- has embraced the team, the fans and the city as their own.
"Pittsburgh's at home, or they might as well be," Fuqua said. "We don't have a team here. We pull for Pittsburgh. Just about everyone in Detroit is on board, mainly because of Bettis. All the bars, the clubs, this place has just exploded. They couldn't have planned a better place than Detroit."
"It was just like being in Pittsburgh," Fuqua said.
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That's gonna leave a mark!
The Lions have won ONE playoff game in my lifetime.
Here we go Steelers, here we go!
"John "Frenchy" Fuqua, Detroit resident and bon vivant"
LOL, that's perfect!
Paging Jay Nordlinger.....
The Immaculate Reception.
Try smelly and sullen...
He said that Detroit may as well be Pittsburg since it's so full of Seeler fans. What's going on?
1 - Geography.
2 - Northwest football fans have jobs.
What's going on? Super Steeler Sunday coming up, that what. Didn't you know?
My guess is that Seahawk fans are smart enough not to spend any additional time in Detroit.
Now I feel like an idiot for not recognizing the obvious, LOL!
I'll help you with your typo:
2- Northwest football fans are liberal snobs.
There. Fixed it.
Steeler fans eat poodles for breakfast.
sarcasm aside ... if the location were in Miami, SoCal, New Orleans or Tampa -> Seahawk fans would have made the trip.
The climate isn't exactly attractive ... imop
Here's hoping the team representing the Peoples Republic of Washington gets its butt kicked.
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