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Jerome Bettis - former Steelers RB

May 1, 2014|

Bettis joins Isaac and Suke to discuss his NFL career and the upcoming events surrounding Caddies 4 Cure in May. For information go to www.caddies4cure.com

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Caddies for curious coming up next month of Royce. Pleased and very honored to be part of it -- raises a lot of money for some local charities the Randall Children's Hospital at legacy Emanuel. Basically I think through caddies security funded the entire family waiting area that you hospital there over a million dollars they've raised now yeah. And it has been going on all that long also the organ itself was washed -- chapter of the national MS society. The beneficiaries. In it will be. The ninety -- may seventeenth that it wanted another event that's going on. In bring in the bus Jerome Bettis Super Bowl champion to talk about it you know. From talking to him over the years Dino he's the polar believe that -- you've you've bowled a perfect game before. Yes I do have one per game democracy. And where you dropped. Now what I got -- throated after that at. Butler wasn't it what was the what was it. He would -- in Muskegon Michigan it was Florio. A jobs program. Right before the actual return. So our goal with that of the professionals. You lose it with a big thrill because they also all we rode street characters through pretty cool. Which you are guided enjoys boat yards to get that people perfect game how far away are you from the -- -- bowl with a professional bowler. How much better are they did you. -- so much better I think there's your view that in Pittsburgh and it was great with the polluted not some professional -- -- -- -- I mean apple machine. How I'm looked compared. To me every shot we're. Was you know it was right on the money every shot was in the hockey. And I'm I'm lucky to keep the maturity of -- even close maybe he's got his huge myth. Well. You haven't seen -- to people even -- not unfortunately you have little English speaker. One allowed us tell our listeners that one of the things that's going opportunity here to try to raise money is. Jerome Bettis. The myself Dixie in Josh Wilcox we need two more guys to join a -- bowling team. Four for the bullying. -- -- which is going to be Friday may sixteenth at big thousand so if you go to our website 1080 the fan dot com. You can did write on there. To be the final two players on -- sixteen team you can pull alongside -- -- -- to -- -- be really cool guy that you have to both us which is unfortunate but that's offset by you have to roll with that so you better -- as -- That's got to climb all right I'll I'll do my -- so mutilated during -- shape or not. -- I could -- show. Hey you I wanted to ask you about. To sort of cynic in me eat your so gracious with the fans and I'm sure everywhere you go particularly Pittsburgh you. You get hounded people one on grass and such but. So fans a little bit about what athletes expect from fans of me is that is there a fan etiquette is there. Is there a way to get under your skin as a fan maybe they don't even know that they're doing and what should fans do when they're trying did. You know sort of approach should talk to some of their favorite athletes. Well that they're the first meeting the first -- and I was you know these guys are are you mean dislike everywhere else so. I mean you know every city of Arab ears to hear. You know. Who are you have to do it is you know you know introduce yourself. And be very clear and and not -- -- Since. If you can definitely -- you have to pay that you -- not. -- you would just like such incidents are you think like that where did you ask -- that -- -- -- -- nah -- Go forward but. They wanted to leave the keys it is you know when he -- autograph that's scored enough figures certain times when you have to be courteous. You know to some liberties and you know usually get a -- it with your family you would be courteous and and allowed them in their private time but you know also you know and you can argue autograph he is not much in the convenient you know he may opt to wait to you know -- -- -- -- -- And you need you know they'll be accommodating which you have to care -- normal. Choked him out as well because you know the problem comes -- when we. You're the first person to ask. And unfortunately where it always happens is once once they -- -- you activate it occurred at an advance in -- -- you know you. -- people asking so. You've got to turn of the parents is sort of and trying to be patient. Immediately put that opportunity. When it's a little bit easier when they're about restaurant or something like that. But for the most part. You just understand that you know there they're human just like you are in the same thing there was accused -- about upset. Even now can you go around Pittsburgh and not be bothered me -- you go to a movie keep go to the grocery store it and not be stopped. I'm not you know it's it's hard blip but what. The paparazzi is once I leave Bravo might do or I understand. What comes with it in -- -- -- that -- don't feel like it that I don't leave the house. But when I -- I understand it actually a real possibility you know comfortable with. While we talk -- Jerome Bettis six time pro bowler Super Bowl champ. I want to get your opinion on what Herschel Walker said CP UC NN yeah he's 52 years old and social safety -- great -- that guy's a free man but he said that he could play in the NFL right now. Now fifty is that even remotely possible. I mean he probably could play game or two but the problem it is its recovery. Would not be in line written these these players. Today and so he he made he ever played one game and I'm sure he'll probably be. He really beat up after that one game. And so the problem comes in and is that next week when mr. mayor to bail out a machine. He's not being in condition to -- our game he really effective. We too. Much less sweet sixteen. -- we've seen the role of running backs change. To massacre dramatically over the last it was years and feature backs really not be in the what people want people we've worn by committee in careers PD shorter and guys you'd used up. Just -- your thoughts on on on when you play in the role of running backs vs what we're seated in today's game. What what what sorts of what's changed now it is when you look at the college game. And took the college game has influenced so much and in the sense that he's spread offenses. They changed the requirements for -- right back so now you're running back needs to be. He'd be very quick quick laterally through either need to be a big guy and so. He would be 220 pound running backs goes -- running backs now. Are you are non existent and so what what you see happening in high school -- happened the highest of heights who. Are trying to implement the same system -- college. And so now. That running back. Wednesday was. Did the cold -- loser and who could play in the NFL he'd now been reached a linebacker. Or another position because. The opposition is not valuable for him and in high school so you know as a result of it. The athletes that you used to have to play running backs who would submit that -- diplomacy or. -- -- play other positions used to go back linebacker. More options -- you know they're going to be hiding in our our other positions. So you're not getting that kind of actually anymore and as a result of it you don't give them high school in the opposite I'll that you don't include the cream of the crop at that position because you want smaller guy. In those smaller -- don't translate to you have to open it would also that's why you gotta go Barak meeting because. He's just don't have enough when it back to go around -- we -- get a couple of when you team in order to satisfy. Your ability to run until. Were you told grown up that that you were too big to play running back and if you were coming up now. You know what happens to Jerome Bettis goes through high school and in the college. Also meet Alan -- American linebackers so I'll would have played -- back we -- question about that would have been in this story each day you know the majority of -- I was come -- -- who was trying to get to play linebacker the only reason -- -- back left on outwards. I was the right size I was beaten. The better sides of the Becker pulled love back -- because. I was only on -- wouldn't want to be much taller than six foot. Because my problem so. I'll I made the right choice because I -- that the antics that follow and that would be elevated but have not had that decision. Billionaire. In this in today's game I will be playing a lot bacteria that sort out how we -- -- accurately -- We did you switch. Linebacker right. -- -- them will opt out which we're all American. And traced to so I was on Americans -- back up all American linebacker and so I decided to play running back at Notre Dame has opposed some. All he knows who's that included the club back. You got a choice Notre Dame let -- you decide. Yet but it came up told them that I wanted to right back so so bailout means. This -- and obviously we're going to move me in here and also promised that they would not recorded outs -- For a year after -- and so that was that was you know they'd be -- her into the deal and when I got scared they kept meter running back and they didn't recruit another one on the actual practice next year so -- they don't appear in the art. This is Jerome -- with a someone and ask you wouldn't think seahawk fans are going crazy apparently you know obviously. You know what a Super Bowl. But I think we're getting a little ahead of ourselves with this idea repeat. But just because of how that game unfolded -- just you know the last game was the best team that was an amazing -- that we all think they're just that Dominic. What do you think about the Seahawks chances of -- you know they're built well but as a guy who played and you try to repeat you know. Is that a realistic they got a great chase this bit -- he went to got a great chance. But it's so mean these variables that go into BP everybody can stay healthy. You and when you look at. This season you know he has Percy -- with the there was hurt all year we came back to the rights so we look at thirteen. And Sidney Rice obviously was hurt majority year -- -- did have a lot of major injuries stress it's. So he's the only theory would have restated -- Now who's to say that -- happening here we read you don't know what yes you know they can stay healthy and making go through. This season they've got a great chance I mean obviously didn't -- in the play out -- pay -- playoff caliber who boxing. So they've got a shot. Now will they repeat I mean that's yet these scenes to replace group markings there can be some south Africans and but they've done great care to repeat because you're still young football team. And you're being hit them pretty much that nucleus intact. Is there something do you. You mentioned young football. A team the Russell Wilson's gonna need to get paid -- it is this kind of thing comes along you have success and everyone wants to be the guy everyone wants to get hey. -- if there -- some. -- The team you know going forward we you have success that every one. Don't want. -- -- I'm moving here. -- -- like. Is apparently still there. Yeah which are okay. I went in. In terms of that -- you hear me. Yeah elegant. It -- interpret those people that situation that won't happen to every great see you wanna keep you -- players typically get picked off. Which are also not going to be able to pay everybody so that they have become the dilemma. Mean unfortunately you've got out of replace it appears -- vote. You -- developer nucleus of players that you feel can take you can make you competitive every single year with their PNC is. In east market figure out what we're working our fortunately. Pristine Arctic still a lot of young player that they don't have to make it this year has come. All right Ted Jerome Bettis he won a bull with him in us and Josh -- Cox who should be a fun night he sixteenth. Not a big gals as part caddies for here presented by carbon path that you can just go to -- he'd stand up comic. -- you can -- to raise money for security drove it's always good to talk to you it's always great to see if we can secure you're such a great ambassador for that of -- Month. Well thank you gathered -- -- -- sort of strikes which again --