A former star linebacker adds yet another paean to Pittsburgh's glorious run of titles
An Odd Steelers Journey
by Andy Russell
Sports Publishing LLC, $22.95
The Great Steelers teams of the 1970s have produced almost as many books as Hall of Famers. Terry Bradshaw has written six, including his most recent, Keep It Simple, which is only recommended to anyone who wants to know the former quarterback's opinion on divorce law. Like Bradshaw, former linebacker Andy Russell had no reason to write another book (this is his second), and you have no reason to read it unless you enjoy an old pro unspooling his favorite yarns. The best one involves a trip to Paris with defensive tackle Mean Joe Greene. You'd figure that the notoriously rude Parisians would be intimidated enough by the 6'4", 275-pound Greene that they would treat him kindly, but you'd be wrong. Fed up with the coldness and snobbery of the French, Greene became so enraged he actually lifted a cab and threatened to turn it over.