View Full Version : Man Suffers Heart Attack After Bettis Fumble!

01-17-2006, 01:14 PM

Fan recovering from heart attack
Man suffered attack when Steelers' Bettis fumbled

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Talk about a heart-stopping game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts.

Terry O'Neill, 50, of Pittsburgh, was watching the game at a bar and had a heart attack seconds after Jerome Bettis fumbled trying to score from the 2-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger prevented the Colts' Nick Harper from returning the recovered ball for a touchdown and the Steelers hung on for a 21-18 win.

O'Neill said Bettis is his hero.

"I wasn't upset that the Steelers might lose," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I was upset because I didn't want to see him end his career like that. A guy like that deserves better. I guess it was a little too much for me to handle."

O'Neill, who was recovering at a hospital, credits two firefighters with saving him.

"The Steelers won the game and I'm still alive, so I guess I'm doing pretty good," he said.

He will have a pacemaker implanted to control an irregular heartbeat and he was prescribed medication to deal with the hypertension.

While he would like to go to the bar Sunday for the game against the Denver Broncos to thank the guys who saved him, O'Neill said, "I guess I should probably take it easy and watch the game at home."

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01-17-2006, 01:24 PM

ain't nothin...............

01-17-2006, 01:37 PM
Pass the sausage and peppers Coach Ditka!

KC Dan
01-17-2006, 01:47 PM
Yeah, I just got done listening to his interview with Dan Patrick on the way to the airport. TO GO TO VEGAS!!!!

They had Bettis call in and talk to the guy. It was pretty damn good radio there.

01-17-2006, 02:20 PM
lmfao should i be laughing wow

01-17-2006, 02:23 PM
I wondered what happened to Terry. He didn't report to work today.

01-17-2006, 02:26 PM
That fumble made my penis soft

01-17-2006, 02:28 PM
WTF is it with Steeler DIE HARD fans? First there was that dude, that had the funeral with him in the easy Chair, jersey on, watching films of old Steeler glory, now this?

I hope the Chiefs don't have an AFC championship game come down to a field goal sometime in the future, I don't think my aging heart could take it.

01-17-2006, 05:50 PM
now that's some fan loyalty.....:D

01-17-2006, 06:15 PM
If won the Super Bowl, half of us probally would have a heart attack.

NJ Chief Fan
01-17-2006, 06:48 PM
If won the Super Bowl, half of us probally would have a heart attack.
i think at this point if we win a playoff game half of us would have a heart attack

John Matrix
01-17-2006, 06:54 PM
I'm surprised Bettis didn't have a heart attack. He is one fat mo'f*cker.

01-17-2006, 07:12 PM
I'm surprised I didn't keel over after that horseshit pass intereference call against the Pats Saturday night.

Thig Lyfe
01-17-2006, 07:23 PM
Funny story!

01-17-2006, 11:40 PM
He ought to sue him.