This could very well have been me:
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.***
“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.
I bet that Bettis fumble took out more than one sausage-eating Yunzer in the Pittsburgh metropolitan region. Although in terms of sheer anger, it was the overturned INT that made me come the closest to meeting my maker. I threw my damned phone and had to buy a new one yesterday.