Friday, October 12, 2007

Steelers Road Nation: The Emperor of Wyoming

Jim Wexell slows down to take in Steelers DE Brett Keisel's hometown:

Running a bit late, the pace was maddening – at first -- but then you learn to like it, even love it. It seemed like time was standing still. This is certainly a quaint, quiet, peaceful town. And it’s about what you’d expect in that this town of 1,900 has one stoplight, a bar that beckons to hunters, and several Western-style clothiers. The people are what you’d expect, too, particularly if you know Brett Keisel.

Keisel of course is Greybull’s most famous son. He’s a budding NFL superstar for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he’s even a better person. When you talk to Brett you forget you’re talking to an NFL player because he’s so down-to-earth. That also describes his family and friends in Greybull.

Mr. Wexell is now in Denver Broncos country, but Greybull is part of Steelers Nation thanks to Keisel.

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