Steelers vs. Browns — 1993 Week 8

I spotted this classic game on YouTube and fave it a watch today.  It’s one of those ones that i actually remember.  I remember sitting in my parents living room, it was right around Halloween.  it was the best time to live in Pittsburgh.  The foliage was afire and leaves had fallen to the ground.  The better days of autumn had passed and it was football weather.

This game has it all.  It is a perfect example of the 90’s Steelers- Browns rivalry,  It has Barry Foster.  A full on Vinny Testaverde and Bernie Kosar quarterback controversy playing out in real time.  It has the dog pound.  It has Neil O’Donnell throwing to Dwight Stone.  Most of all it has Eric Metcalf going nuts and showing his true Eric Metcalfness.  Two punt returns for touchdowns and unlimited moves.  Enioy!

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1992 Pitt vs. Rutgers

Way back when Pitt was in the Big East and still rocking the script.  This was a Thursday night ESPN game and it was Rutgers first major television appearance.  They had just joined the Big East and were attempting to rebuild a program that had only gone downward since playing Princeton in the first ever college football game.

A few notes:  Alex Van Pelt, looking quite hefty, breaks Dan Marino’s all time Pitt passing record in the second quarter.

Curtis Martin gets hurt in the early part of the game but shows some flashes of just what he will become over the next decade.

Finally, Pitt MUST go back to the bright yellow and the script.

Enjoy!