I think Chuck Noll did more for Pittsburgh sports than any other human.
Being Steelers’ fans ourselves, we never wanted to keep Chuck Noll’s players out too late at night. But a lot of those guys liked to come to our shows and to the local clubs. Chuck did a good job keeping them in line, out of trouble and on time for practice the next day.
Chuck was a no-nonsense disciplinarian and managed to do a good job maintaining a good sense of decorum around the locker room and about the entire organization.
My partner, Rich Engler, ended up becoming friends with a lot of Chuck’s players from those Superbowl years.
I would help Joe Gordon, their publicity director and a good friend and any of the Steelers out with tickets whenever I could.
Count us among those sorry to hear about the passing of former Steeler’s coach Chuck Noll.