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Harrah's Goes Long, Appoints Steelers Number 88 To Board of Directors

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 8th April 2008 4:17pm
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Recently privatized gambling giant Harrah's Entertainment has named four new members to its board of directors. Normally we wouldn't give a hoot about this business related hoo-ha, but one of the new directors happens to be Number 88, Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Lynn Swann, Number 88.

Known for his acrobatic leaps and soft hands during the Steelers glory days of the 1970's - along with QB Terry Bradshaw (#12 - who was great in Cannonball Run), running back Franco Harris (#32) and defensive lineman Mean Joe Green (#75 - notable from the 'here, kid' Coke commercials) - Lynn Swann transitioned gracefully from the field to the broadcast booth and onto a budding political career culminating with a failed run for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2006.

With the Pennsylvania gaming situation just beginning to get rolling and Harrah's probably looking to get its hooks into Pittsburgh, having a local hero do bidding on its behalf is an obvious choice. Swann knows how to make big plays happen under pressure, anyone who was alive in the 1970's surely remembers this amazing reception during one of the many Steelers vs. Cowboys Super Bowl match ups.

Swann isn't the first professional sports star to get involved in the gambling biz - Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino has a restaurant at Hooters, Michael Jordan was part owner of a non-starter casinominum, tennis pro Andre Agassi was part owner of the Golden Nugget during the Tim and Tom days, and Charlie Hustle himself, Mr. Pete Rose well... you know what he does at a small table somewhere inside the Forum Shops.



Comments & Discussion:

Crap, pure crap. That SI cover you show DARES to show that person stepping on a Dallas Cowboy. America's Team, God's Team. You are probably invoking some kind of curse upon yourself. I'm going to pray for you tonight that God will open your eyes to the error of your ways, and you will see the Godliness of the Dallas Cowboys. This has nothing to do with me living in Oklahoma City for my whole life, which is 200 miles North of Dallas, it's just about you mixin God and Vegas. I haven't been drinking beer, neither. Is my mom reading this?

Looks like a smooth PR and political move for Harrah's. It definitely won't hurt their efforts in the keystone state.

jeff - i don't really give a hoot about football these days, but when i was a kid it was steelers #1, then giants #2 (my home team), which pretty much means that the cowboys were absolutely my least favorite football team. shall we draw swords or would you rather shoot it out?

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