December 22 – Two events honoring Franco Harris and the 50th anniversary of the play Garrera Garbica are canceled after the Hall of Famer’s death.
Harris, the Steelers great, died unexpectedly Tuesday night at his home in Sewickley, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, at the age of 72. The cause of death has not been clarified.
The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum has canceled Thursday’s “Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception” event. Harris, a trio of former teammates and two members of the then-Oakland Raiders, would have a panel, the team, on the other. the end of the legendary play. The Steelers won the playoff game, 13-7.
Also canceled was a private event Friday evening that was scheduled to screen the NFL Network documentary “A Football Life: Franco Harris.” The network will broadcast the Friday special at 21:00.
Still on the schedule is Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET at the site of the former Three Rivers Stadium, the home of the Clean Home game on Dec. 23, 1972. At 15:41, the exact time of the play, the radio program of the call will be broadcast.
The Steelers plan to hold Harris’ No. 32 jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of Saturday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Harris will become the third Steelers player to do so, joining Hall of Famers Joe Greene (75) and Ernie Stautner (70).
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