Swann Wins GOP Backing for PA Gov
While we're on the subject of the NFL Hall of Fame
.Pennsylvania's Republican Party leaders endorsed former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann for governor Saturday, virtually guaranteeing that he will be the candidate to face Democratic incumbent Ed Rendell this fall.
"I haven't cried this much since I was inducted into the Hall of Fame," Swann told the applauding crowd as he wiped tears from his eyes.
Swann is the one player who appeared the most often on the NFL Hall of Fame ballot; he finally was inducted in his 14th year as a finalist. Although his career numbers aren't impressive, he compiled them in the much less pass-happy 1970s. He absolutely was a major star on four Super Bowl winners, one of the most graceful athletes ever at his position. He belonged in the Hall; let's hope it doesn't take as many tries to win over the voters of Pennsylvania!