Monday, October 17, 2011

Pittsburgh's beloved Rocky Bleier and, perhaps more surprisingly, Franco Harris are the new pitchmen for The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. I know that the worlds of NFL football and gambling are inextricably fused. But seeing these two heroes of my youth promoting gambling does not sit well with me. Franco Harris is the same man who several years ago needed to be consoled by Dan Rooney one day when Harris found himself at the City-County Building, sitting against the wall and in tears over the state of the world. Does he feel that gambling is part of the solution to the woes of the world? I'm disappointed. I expect this kind of thing from Jerome Bettis. But not these two gentlemen.

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