Andy Russell: A Steeler Odyssey by Andy Russell

By Andy Russell

Andy Russell, two-time great Bowl Champion and seven-time professional Bowler with the nice Pittsburgh Steelers' groups of the '70s, writes approximately his occupation and his teammates on those nice groups. Russell writes, " The tales approximately my teammates usually are not a recounting in their many documents, awards, and different carrying achievements, yet as an alternative reminiscences of a few of my own interactions with them." Lynn Swann, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Chuck Noll, Jack Ham, Rocky Bleier, Jack Lambert, Franco Harris and extra are integrated.

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Dad was doing the best he could, trying to make a life in a foreign land, and doing a pretty good job of it, raising his children under a stern eye, as his father had. My brother and I grew up with lots of love in fine homes and good schools, spending our high school years in a community called Ladue, St. Louis' finest suburb. Like most of our friends, we were required to accomplish daily chores, such as washing the dishes, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, picking weeds, putting out the trash, hanging up our clothes and making our bedsgranted, not exactly backbreaking tasks.

Louis, Monsanto's Corporate headquarters, and finally to Brussells and Geneva. They assured my brother and me that we would benefit from moving so often, as it would require us to learn how to make new friends, which it did when we went off to college, a big adjustment for some but relatively easy for us. When I was six, my father decided he should teach my brother and me to defend ourselves, setting up a boxing ring in the living room every Wednesday night. My nine-year-old brother, bigger, smarter and tougher, just wailed away at me.

Louis, Missouri. He rose through the ranks, from door to door salesman to officer manager, to finally, the head of the overseas division. As our father was promoted to new jobs at Monsanto we moved frequently, from Detroit, to Chicago, to New York, to St. Louis, Monsanto's Corporate headquarters, and finally to Brussells and Geneva. They assured my brother and me that we would benefit from moving so often, as it would require us to learn how to make new friends, which it did when we went off to college, a big adjustment for some but relatively easy for us.

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