• Former Steelers, Oakland player share 'Immaculate Reception Memories'

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 23, 2012
    The only way the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception would be any better would be if the Raiders and Steelers were playing, in Pittsburgh. Kolb was one of a half-dozen ex-Steelers and one former Oakland Raider who recalled their "Immaculate Reception Memories" at the Sen. Ex-Steelers tackle Jon Kolb claimed he was the guy who set up the Immaculate Reception, the miracle play that turned around his team's and Pittsburgh's sports fortunes. Tess Barker from Iowa City poses for a photograph with the Franco Harris Immaculate Reception statue at the Heinz History Center following today's session celebrating the 40th anniversary of the event. "This is what the Pittsburgh Steelers are all about." The monument is at the exact site of Harris' famous touchdown reception at Three Rivers Stadium in a 13-7 victory over the Raiders in an AFC playoff game on Dec. Then you walk into the Pittsburgh airport and there’s Franco [Harris] catching the [expletive] ball.  It doesn’t go away.” It definitely doesn’t go away. 
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