Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Steelers Fans, Let's Make 2012 L.C. Greenwood's Year!!

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted L.C. Greenwood in the 10th round of the 1969 draft, making him the 238th pick.

The Steelers' number one pick that year, the fourth player selected overall, was Joe Greene.

The pair played together for 13 years, both spending their entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Along the way the Steelers won four Super Bowls, IX, X, XIII and XIV.

"Mean" Joe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 1987.

L.C. Greenwood, who became known to teammates as "Hollywood Bags," is still waiting.

I'm calling on Steelers fans to join me in a campaign to make 2012 the year L.C. Greenwood is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Because his active career was completed more than 25 years ago it's necessary for him to go in through a Seniors Committee nomination. The committee selects two for the ballot, it's up to us to convince them to make L.C. Greenwood one of those two selections when they announce their 2012 nominees in August of this year. That gives us 5 months to get the job done.

Does L.C. Greenwood's career warrant Hall of Fame consideration? You tell me...
  • Member of Pittsburgh Steelers STEEL CURTAIN defense
  • 6-time Pro Bowl player
  • First-team All-Pro twice
  • 1970s All Decade Team
  • Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team, 1991
  • Named to Steelers all-time team, 2007
  • 73 1/2 career sacks, led Steelers 6 times
I say yes and that his selection is long overdue. Whose with me?

THESE are the nine people we need to reach, to convince them to place L.C. Greenwood's name on the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot...
  • Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune
  • Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News
  • John McClain, Houston Chronicle
  • Edwin Pope, Miami Herald
  • Ron Borges, Boston Herald
  • John Czarnecki,
  • Dave Goldberg, AOL Sports/Fanhouse
  • Ira Miller, The Sports Xchange
  • Len Shapiro, Miami Herald
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, but not a member of the Seniors Committe. Nonetheless, it wouldn't hurt to have him on our side. I say it's worth a shot to contact him and ask if he'll publicize our effort.

If you're on Facebook you can "like" Elect L.C. Greenwood to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This can be a tool, something we can point to illustrating interest in and support for L.C.'s candidacy. As I write, on March 9, 2011, 1,620 "like" the page. We need to bump up that number significantly in order to have an IMPACT. So, please help spread the word!!

I encourage you to contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame directly. Write L.C. Greenwood 2012 on the outside of the envelope! The address is: Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708

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