10 Questions for Jerome Bettis

The Bus is all warmed up for Super Bowl XL in Detroit--255-lb. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome (the Bus) Bettis, that is, who is headed back to his hometown to play the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 5. Bettis, 33, who is chasing the first NFL title of his stellar 13-year career, spoke with TIME's Sean Gregory about retirement, bowling and the fumble that nearly killed a man.

AN EX-TEAMMATE ONCE SAID OF YOU, "NFL RUNNING BACKS ARE USUALLY FAST, LIKE A CHEETAH. HE'S MORE OF AN ELEPHANT." AGREE? I would probably go with the terminology of cars--whereas most running backs are...

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