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February 03, 2006 | Read comments | Post a comment

Superbowl Disability Cool

UPDATE: Sure enough, the Steelers won: More on the Lucky Leg's 15-minutes of fame here.

One of the cleanest examples of Disability Cool we've seen in a long time comes from this morning's C-J Extra:

Steeler Nation flies a flag called the Terrible Towel, born in the days when Pittsburgh dominated the National Football League....

So move over, towel. There's a new talisman in town.....

A new Steelers legend was born in Louisville last month. It's called the Lucky Leg,...

Four weeks ago, in the first round of the playoffs, Pittsburgh trailed Cincinnati 17-7 in the second quarter. Gray decided to kick-start the Steelers with his prosthetic leg -- the one with the Steelers helmet on the shin.

"I just popped it off and started banging on the table with it," Gray said. "Everybody was like, 'What is that?' I said, That's my lucky leg!'

"Then everybody started chanting, 'Lucky leg! Lucky leg!' "

..."I was thinking about getting a Steelers tattoo," Gray said, "but I was like, I need a new leg anyway, so why not get a Steeler leg? That'll kill two birds. I'll have a tattoo and a leg -- and I won't have to worry about the pain of the tattoo."

Read 'Lucky Leg' : Louisville fan's prosthetic limb boots Steelers to victories, by Mark Coomes, The Courier-Journal.

Posted by mjohnson on February 3, 2006 07:35 AM


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