Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie, trailing in the polls and short on campaign cash, is hoping a last-minute appeal to devoted fans of the Washington Redskins' name gets him over the goal line in his Senate race.
In truth, No. 75 was retired 32 years ago when Joe Greene hung it up for the final time. No one has worn it since. The big ceremony had to wait until Sunday night before thousands at Heinz Field when the Steelers make it an official retirement for that sacred jersey number.
The Steelers started last season 2-6 and would have qualified for the playoffs with an 8-8 record had Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop made a chip-shot field goal at the end of regulation in the regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers.