Personality Test: Jerome 'The Bus' Bettis
Already a Hall of Famer in the hearts of Pittsburgh Steeler fans, Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, powered by that seemingly ever-present smile, rolls on with his life's work.
The Super Bowl champion running back, one of the best of all time in the National Football League, now does his impressive scoring off the field.
A Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recipient, granted to the player who demonstrates outstanding contributions to society while handling himself in an exemplary fashion in uniform, Bettis remains an advocate for asthma education and awareness and his The Bus Stops Here Foundation, which he founded in 1996, works to help improve the quality of life for disadvantaged and underprivileged children.
He has kept his eye on the ball by sharing his observations as an analyst for ESPN, and he is returning for a ninth season Sept. 6 to “The Jerome Bettis Show” on WPXI-TV with Bill Phillips.
His business presence in Pittsburgh includes his popular Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 next to Heinz Field, commercials for S&T Bank and three local Papa John's franchises.
The star who would play me in the movie version of my life:
Anthony Anderson, because we look alike
My father. I saw him work two jobs and never complain. He was Superman.
B. Goo Goo Dolls
C. Lady Gaga
D. Yo Gabba Gabba
The piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had:
The posters of automobiles from my bedroom
Favorite brunch food:
The superpower I wish I had in real life:
I wish I could fly, because it would be the coolest thing in the world.
My favorite reality show:
Don't watch reality TV
Something I would do over:
The fumble in the divisional playoff against the Colts
I can't live without my iPod, cellphone, DVR or laptop:
App that I wish I could invent:
Wish I could've invented Twitter
E. I hate sports
My quirkiest inherited trait:
When I watch a movie, I'm stuck to it and can't turn it off.
Top thing on my bucket list to do before I'm gone:
Play the Top 10 golf courses in America
Three people I'd love to have dinner with:
John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus Christ
Favorite guilty pleasure:
My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:
Grilled cheese with bacon
One word my mother would use to describe me:
I'm deathly afraid of:
When I was 10, I wanted to be:
Just like my dad
Favorite lunchtime spot:
Jerome Bettis Grille 36, of course!
My favorite Pittsburgh athlete:
If I had not been a football player, I would have been:
An electrical engineer
The first band I saw in concert:
Whodini and Run DMC — back in the day
Best new gadget I've tried recently:
The oldest thing in my refrigerator:
Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark:
My most treasured fashion accessory:
Super Bowl XL ring
People would be surprised to know that I:
Wore glasses in middle school until I was 14
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh:
My childhood nickname:
TV marathon I could watch all day:
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- One of two Marines killed in chopper crash was from Indiana, Pa.
- Winter weather advisory for Western Pa. in effect until Monday afternoon
- Linemen commit to PSU, boosting Franklin’s recruiting class
- Northeast braces for ‘potentially historic’ snowstorm
- Crosby, Malkin dazzle fellow All-Stars
- Starkey: Rinaldo doesn’t belong in NHL
- Exit poll: Greece’s anti-bailout Syriza party wins election
- Ambridge native tries to build coaching career at tiny outpost
- Long-term solution for wastewater disposal eludes shale gas industry
- Woman killed in Washington Township crash
- Pittsburgh police seek North Side carjacking suspect