35 years ago (4/22/84): Game ticket from Pittsburgh #Maulers’ 14-10 loss to New Jersey #Generals. #USFL

35 years ago (4/22/84): Game ticket from Pittsburgh #Maulers’ 14-10 loss to New Jersey #Generals. #USFL

The first pro football game I ever attended was on a cold and wet Easter Sunday at Three Rivers Stadium.  Thanks to my dad for spending the afternoon out there with me.  We sat in the red seats on the 200 level—thankfully, under cover.  I remember the players warming up to KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Give It Up,” the “ding!” scoreboard graphic, and the Maulers nearly pulling out the game with a last-minute drive.

 

In 2015, I saw Herschel Walker, the game’s leading rusher with 152 yards, speak at an Air Force base. I got him to sign my ticket. 

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35 years ago (4/28/84): Game ticket from #Spirit’s 4-1 playoff win over the Cleveland #Force. #MISL

35 years ago (4/28/84): Game ticket from #Spirit’s 4-1 playoff win over the Cleveland #Force. #MISL

35 years ago (4/17/84): Game ticket from #Pirates’ 4-1 loss to #Phillies in home opener. #LetsGoBucs

35 years ago (4/17/84): Game ticket from #Pirates’ 4-1 loss to #Phillies in home opener. #LetsGoBucs