The announcement of Troy Polamalu's retirement from the Steelers and Pro Football comes as no surprise, but that does not lessen the regret that Steelers fans have to feel that one of the team's all-time Greats with a capital G is hanging up his cleats.
No need to list all of Polamalu's accomplishments here. You can find those elsewhere. The memories of watching Polamalu play football, and making plays, will forever be a part of the memories of football fans, and Steelers fans in particular.
And speaking of all the great plays that Polamalu has made over the years, the one that stands out for most in my mind, and I am sure in the minds of many others, is the interception and 40 yard return for a touchdown in the 2008 AFC Championship Game that sealed the victory over the Ravens and sent the Steelers to the Super Bowl, a game that the Steelers would win over Arizona for their sixth Super Bowl Championship.
Let's re-live that moment in pictures right now:
Thanks for the memories, Troy Polamalu!