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Game balls

By Times staff writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 24, 2002


Tommy Maddox,

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John Romano: Gimme five!

Gary Shelton: King and his court look like jesters

Steelers quarterback

Supposedly he was on the verge of losing his starting job. Monday night, he was Terry Bradshaw.

-- Gary Shelton

Plaxico Burress,

Steelers receiver

He made impossible catches all night. Monday night, he was Lynn Swann.

-- Rick Stroud

Hines Ward,

Steelers receiver

He has played both quarterback and receiver. Monday night, he was John Stallworth.

-- Roger Mills

Aaron Smith,

Steelers defensive end

The Steelers now have sacked the Bucs 16 times in two games. Monday night, Smith was Mean Joe Greene.

-- Darrell Fry

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