As I’ve joked several times in recent posts and on Twitter, it’s officially Mount Rushmore season in the NFL as fans are once again being asked to name the four most important people of their respective favorite team. On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was ambushed with the annual Mount Rushmore question in an interview with David Todd on 970 ESPN and his choices weren’t at all shocking.
“I’ll go beyond the players, because “The Chief”, Art Rooney Sr., founded the organization and is rightfully enshrined in the Hall of Fame,” said Colbert. “And then I think you have Mr. Dan Rooney, who succeeded him and helped put together the great teams of the 70′s. And then you go to Coach [Chuck] Noll, who really took a downtrodden franchise and helped lead them.”
So who was Colbert’s fourth and final choice? I’m pretty sure you all know.
“If there was one player for certain, that I think everybody will agree, was Joe Greene,” said Colbert. “Joe was the start and he was the foundation for the great teams, and he was the first of many great players that they were able to put together in those eras.”
Are any of you surprised?
Now, if only we can get Joe Greene to name is four choices for a Steelers Mount Rushmore and include himself in them, I’m pretty sure we can put an end to this annual offseason discussion starter. Ah, who am I kidding, the Mount Rushmore question will never go away.