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Written by Dan Gigler on .

This morning's Post-Gazette contains Adrian McCoy's obit of the great Jimmy Psihoulis, a.k.a. Jimmy Pol, the Greek immigrant-cum-Pittsburgh radio man who in 1973 co-opted the old Pennsylvania Polka jingle into the Pittsburgh Steelers Polka: a tribute to the soon-to-be Super Steelers that is still fondly played on radio stations, at bars and at pregame tailgates to this very day.

Mr. Psihoulis was 84.

Read Mr. Pol's obituary.

Listen to the original Pittsburgh Steelers Polka:

Pol would go on to re-record the Polka throughout the 1970's, reflective of the team's great gridiron success, such as this 1979 version:

Showing it's longevity, here's an impromptu singing of the Polka on Pittsburgh's South Side after the team's Super Bowl XLIII victory, some 36 years after the song's creation.

Also in today's paper, Ray Fittipaldo's obituary of Steve Nesbit. You don't know his name, you'd certainly recognize his physique if you've ever attended a Steelers game. He played the brawny steelworker on the Heinz Field scoreboard pregame video played just before kickoff to fire up the crowd. Mr. Nesbit was only 55.

Read Mr. Nesbit's obituary.

(note: I could not locate a video or image of Nesbit's pregame video - if you have one, please send it in).

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