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Gridiron and Steel DVD
 
Gridiron & Steel captures the cultural significance of a sport, the character of a locale, and the soul of a people. By combining the raw energy of live football action, the intimacy of cultural coverage, the authenticity of historical photographs and archival footage, and the warmth of personal interviews, this documentary is able to say as much about the present strengths of the Pittsburgh region as it does about its mythical past – and its promising future. From the solemn faces of yesterday’s laborers to the smiles of their white-collar descendants; and from the pee-wee fields of suburbia to Heinz Field; the true spirit of southwestern Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh is brought vividly to life by the people who have been and are still guided by it. In the end, Gridiron & Steel is the definitive statement about what resulted when a great sport and several generations of strong backs and stout hearts converged: one proud and distinct heritage. Featuring Mike Ditka, Dan Marino, Dan Rooney, Bill Fralic, Andy Russell, Jack Ham, Mel Blount, Franco Harris, Myron Cope and a host of southwestern Pennsylvania players, coaches and fans of all levels Produced & Directed by Jeff Sewald Music by Joe Grushecky
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