Pittsburgh (93-7 The FAN) – The FAN Morning Show’s Jim Colony caught up with Howie Long at Media Day. Colony wanted to know what’s it like to work with Terry Bradshaw.
“Always interesting. They say [a good laugh] adds five hours onto your life. If that’s the case, then I’ve extended my life a couple of years over the last 17. He’s a lot of fun. We couldn’t be any more different. I’m from Boston, he’s from Louisiana. Quarterback, defensive lineman, Raider, Steeler, Baptist, Catholic,” Long said.
Long went to college at Villanova and was taken with the 48th pick in the 1981 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He said he always want to be a Steeler and even wore Mean Joe Greene’s No. 75 during his playing days.
In 2000, Long entered the NFL Hall of Fame with Dan Rooney. During the enshrinement in Canton, Ohio, Long told Rooney he begged the Steeler scout to draft him, but that wasn’t the case.
Long is looking forward to the Bradshaw/Roethlisberger interview and said it is time for both of them to put this behind them and move forward.
Long also stopped by the Vinnie & Cook Show on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan. Howie is roughing it in wintry Dallas, but tells Vinnie and Josh Miller that he is stoked for Super Bowl XLV. Howie was in the room during Terry Bradshaw’s interview with Ben Roethlisberger, and he gives us the inside scoop on how it went down. Howie also previews the matchups to watch in Super Bowl XLV, and he tells us what challenges the Hall of Fame voters face on Saturday.