Local

Steelers Nation Disappointed Bettis Not Included In 2012 Hall Of Fame Class

By: Kym Gable
View Comments
(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Steelers Central
Buy Steelers Tickets
Mon Oct.20
Home vs Houston Texans
findticketsbtn Steelers Nation Disappointed Bettis Not Included In 2012 Hall Of Fame Class
Sun Oct.26
Home vs Indianapolis Colts
findticketsbtn Steelers Nation Disappointed Bettis Not Included In 2012 Hall Of Fame Class
Sun Nov.2
Home vs Baltimore Ravens
findticketsbtn Steelers Nation Disappointed Bettis Not Included In 2012 Hall Of Fame Class
Sun Nov.9
Away vs New York Jets
findticketsbtn Steelers Nation Disappointed Bettis Not Included In 2012 Hall Of Fame Class
Shop for Steelers Gear NFL Scoreboard NFL Standings Team STATS Team Schedule Team Roster Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There is both happiness as well as some disappointment in Steelers Nation following the Pro Football Hall of Fame announcements Saturday.

Four of the 17 nominees once wore the black and gold; and four of the six to make it into the Hall of Fame Class of 2012 have strong ties to Pittsburgh.

KDKA’s Kym Gable watched the ceremony live with fans at Jerome Bettis Grille 36 on the North Shore. Many were disappointed that Bettis, a Pittsburgh favorite, didn’t make the final cut.

“He gives 100 percent, then he goes back and gives some more,” said Janet Tarpley. “He’s got to get in next year!”

Jonathan Boyle added, “Jerome, he’s one of the best, greatest of all time. He’ll be in, in the next year or so, I think.”

But the announcement that former Steeler Dermontti Dawson and Pittsburgh native and former Pitt Panther Curtis Martin would join the Class of 2012 drew applause from the crowd.

“It’s wonderful, but they always say there’s too many Steelers in Canton. There can never be too many Steelers in Canton,” said Joanna Bednarofsky.

“We deserve our wing in the Football Hall of Fame,” Rick Smith agreed. “Why not?”

RELATED LINKS:
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dawson, Butler, Martin Among Names Selected To Hall Of Fame
More Steelers News

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,172 other followers