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clevestinks
12-30-2006, 04:02 PM
... and how or why do you remember.

Mine was of all players, Glen Edwards #27, he is the reason I always had #27 in every sport that I played, and 27 is still my lucky number. I remember being 5 or six years old and getting his football card. I couldnt beleive that the Steelers had a player named Glenn. I shared a first name with not only my dad, but a Steelers as well. Sounds corny, but as a kid it was cooooooooooool.

SteelCityMan786
12-30-2006, 04:05 PM
I don't know. Just about all of them.

polamalufan43
12-30-2006, 04:06 PM
Hmmm...probably either Polamalu, Bettis, and Franco. When people say "Steelers" I pretty much visualize everybody on the team. Yeah, I can't think of just one. Polamalu because I'm just a big fan, Bettis because of everything he did for the team, and Franco because of a combo of the previous, and plus he really seems like a nice guy.
Yeah, I don't really have any stories to go with them, yet anyway.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

LarryNJ
12-30-2006, 05:05 PM
#75

I remember my father and uncle talking about the steelers drafting Joe Greene when I was 9. 4 years later I knew most of the team.

stillers4me
12-30-2006, 05:52 PM
Mean Joe Greene and Lynn Swann. I remember them talking about Lynn Swann being a ballet dancer.

PisnNapalm
12-30-2006, 08:03 PM
The first one who's number I could remember was Lamberts. He's still my favorite all time Steeler.

NV STEELERS 723
12-30-2006, 08:52 PM
Def #12 TB......and he was throwing bombs to #82 and #88.......... but on the playground I was #88 OR John Jefferson (JJ) from the Chargers.....do they still make nerf footballs???????

Blitzburgh
12-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Roy Gerela ...

iloveben7
12-30-2006, 09:46 PM
Jerome Bettis when I was in 2nd grade!! This kid won a contest and Jerome came to our school!! I got to meet him and he was the only Steeler I really knew for a while until Ben got drafted!!

clevestinks
12-30-2006, 10:34 PM
Jerome Bettis when I was in 2nd grade!! This kid won a contest and Jerome came to our school!! I got to meet him and he was the only Steeler I really knew for a while until Ben got drafted!!

I wish I was that young

PAMillerGrrl83
12-30-2006, 10:41 PM
Hmmm for me Terry Bradshaw.

Mosca
12-30-2006, 10:46 PM
Big Daddy Lipscomb. Then Gary Ballman, John Henry Johnson, Myron Pottios, Buzz Nutter, and Bill Nelsen.


Tom

steelerbackr4life
12-30-2006, 11:17 PM
Franco # 32

xxmagicmanxx
12-31-2006, 12:12 AM
#95 Greg Lloyd

That's pretty much where the Steelers craze started for me. Him and the rest of our linebacking corps. Kirkland, Greene, Chad Brown. That pretty much marks when I first started paying attention to and watching football with my grandpa on a weekly basis. It has been a Sunday ritual ever since.

Steelers
12-31-2006, 12:31 AM
Bettis or Ward.

SteelShooter
12-31-2006, 08:46 AM
For me it was the entire squad from the late 70's.

The first SB I remember clearly. I was in a small 12ft johnboat floating around a small stockpond back home with my dog as we listened to them beat the Cowboys.

Terry, Mean Joe Green, Swann, Franco, Rocky, ........and the list goes on and on. :blah:

skidboot
12-31-2006, 09:01 AM
Mean Joe Greene.


He was sort of like the Sun and ther rest of the players were the Planets that revolved around him.

clevestinks
12-31-2006, 09:57 AM
It all depends on your age, you can almost date people by this thread, anyway whoever it was, we were all brought together for one reason STEELERS FOOTBALL

MyCuz64Furness
12-31-2006, 10:03 AM
<<<<<<<<<< Mines easy.......just look at my avatar.......He actually made me the Steeler fan I am today just by watching him as a kid......all the rest of the players fell into place as I grew up and started to learn Steeler football......Thanks Steve for the awesome memories RIP:love: :angel: :angel:

clevestinks
12-31-2006, 10:04 AM
<<<<<<<<<< Mines easy.......just look at my avatar.......He actually made me the Steeler fan I am today just by watching him as a kid......all the rest of the players fell into place as I grew up and started to learn Steeler football......Thanks Steve for the awesome memories RIP:love: :angel: :angel:

I remember the ald banners around the stadium " Blast Furnace 64" Cool memories

MyCuz64Furness
12-31-2006, 10:09 AM
I remember the ald banners around the stadium " Blast Furnace 64" Cool memories


I always wished I could have got to 3Rivers and actually be there when he played....it would have been nice......but Thank God for memories :smile:

t-sizzlez
12-31-2006, 10:55 AM
all of them

BigDuke6
12-31-2006, 11:44 AM
<<<<<<<<<< Mines easy.......just look at my avatar.......He actually made me the Steeler fan I am today just by watching him as a kid......all the rest of the players fell into place as I grew up and started to learn Steeler football......Thanks Steve for the awesome memories RIP:love: :angel: :angel:

Steve Furness was AWESOME !!!!!

daleemnm
01-01-2007, 12:05 AM
Neil O'Donnell lol

MJ5150
01-01-2007, 12:19 AM
Mike Merriweather first off. But I'll also mention Barry Foster.

I used the Steelers in TECMO Super Bowl for the SNES, and Foster was dominant.

-Mike

WWIIOwheelz
01-01-2007, 12:26 AM
I remember watching the Coke commercials in the 70's, Joe Greene. The first football jersey I ever bought, once I moved to Pittsburgh, was a 75 Throwback Authentic. I still wear it often.

sumo
01-01-2007, 01:38 AM
Franco - first game I watched as a kid was the immaculate reception game

MommyDoc
01-13-2007, 11:24 PM
I remember the whole crew from the 70s and most of the details of all 4 SB vics from then. It's hard to say which PLAYER is the first I remember. My favs back then were Rocky Blier, because of the adversity he had faced, and Jack Ham, bacause he was a good Polish boy!

24seven
01-14-2007, 12:29 AM
Can't remmeber exactly.. I do remember a movie about Rocky Blier and of course the Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial.. But i had Terry Bradshaws jersey.. So I know who I wanted to be when I grew up but can't remember what came first.. the chicken or the egg........hmmm

Steeldude
01-14-2007, 07:22 AM
i really have no idea. it was probably bradshaw. the QB is usually the position that is commented on the most in a game by the announcers.

now if the question was my favorite player then it would be #58 Jack Lambert

stillers4me
01-14-2007, 07:41 AM
That Mene Joe Green commercial was awesome!!!

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/742/

12+88=6
01-15-2007, 04:46 PM
bradshaw.
i got his jersey when i was 4 years old right before k-garden started.
i had to give up my security blanket for it, if i remember correctly.
either that or stop sucking my thumb before i started school.

swann is the other steeler i remember the most and earliest. he was my favorite.
hence my ID.

Stillers43
01-15-2007, 05:32 PM
John Stallworth and Mike Webster

polamalufan43
01-15-2007, 07:30 PM
It all depends on your age, you can almost date people by this thread, anyway whoever it was, we were all brought together for one reason STEELERS FOOTBALL

I agree 100% my friend...

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

ytsan2q
01-15-2007, 10:08 PM
Lynn Swann; I remember this scene when I was younger were he ran through the end zone and jumped over a car that was parked inside the stadium. I remembered thinking, I can't wait until I'm old enough to jump over a car. It hasn't happened yet.

Stillers#1
01-15-2007, 10:21 PM
I used to collect those Giant Eagle football cards that Police officers gae out (my Dad always go thtme for me he is a cop) and the first player I can remember is either Thomas Everett or Bryan Hinkle.

1fastprototype
01-15-2007, 10:23 PM
Webster and Kolb, They used to come out to the farm and cut firewood to get in shape before summer training. And then there was Bradshaw that came over with Webby one night to shoot pool with us kids.

nicesteel4life
01-15-2007, 11:16 PM
Mine would be IRON MIKE WEBSTER!

Preacher
01-16-2007, 12:43 AM
My is the old Mean Joe Greene commercial

kellyg77
01-16-2007, 01:41 PM
Rod Woodson, Barry Foster, Greg Lloyd. I really started to get into football around the 1992 season and those guys were it for me. Woodson is still my all time favorite Steeler.

rags1336
01-16-2007, 03:01 PM
lol wow now that i think about it Louie Lipps, when your a kid funny names kind of stick with you, that and the fact that i had an uncle louie. I didn't really start to understand football until 92, cowher's first year with everyone talking about the new coach I started to take an intrest. I was more of a Pirate fan before then, after all they had the Parrot lol

SteelersHoss
01-16-2007, 05:22 PM
Bubby Brister, how bad is that...

12+88=6
01-16-2007, 05:43 PM
Lynn Swann; I remember this scene when I was younger were he ran through the end zone and jumped over a car that was parked inside the stadium. I remembered thinking, I can't wait until I'm old enough to jump over a car. It hasn't happened yet.

i have that game on tape. it was crazy. why put the cars so close?

SCSTILLER
01-16-2007, 05:56 PM
Lynn Swann! When I was ten years old I was flying home to Pittsburgh from Boston by myself and my diehard Steeler grandparents were there. He came off the airplane before me and my grandparents asked if he would wait so I could get his autograph. He waited and gave me the autograph (still have it till this day)! Still think that was classy.

rags1336
01-16-2007, 06:21 PM
Steve Furness was AWESOME !!!!!


His wife was my home ec teacher in middle school. (hey it was required)

Stlrs4Life
01-16-2007, 08:05 PM
I don't know. Just about all of them.



Same here, can't just pick one.

dash66
01-17-2007, 02:44 AM
Like alot of the other posters, I'd have to say that Mean Joe Greene was the first one that I remember.

Preacher
01-17-2007, 02:49 AM
Bubby Brister, how bad is that...

HEY MODS... Isn't that post almost worth and infraction?

I thought there is to be no profanity!!!!!:wink02:

SteelersMongol
01-17-2007, 02:59 AM
In a short period of time first one was Kordell. Then it was Maddox. Then Jerome. :tt02:

Preacher
01-17-2007, 03:00 AM
In a short period of time first one was Kordell. Then it was Maddox. Then Jerome. :tt02:


Maybe I spoke too soon about that infraction thing!!! :sofunny:

Elvis
01-17-2007, 10:34 AM
:tt02: Mine has to be .... Mean Joe Greene
I remember him first and most because of the Coca-Cola
comercial that he did with the little boy, when he gave him his jersey after the kid had given him his Coca-cola.. Now, that was the days of real comercials..:tt02: :helmet: :wave:

58Lambert
01-17-2007, 04:44 PM
Well, it's obvious who my first and favorite Steeler of all time was... #58 Capt Jack... Count Dracula in cleats... from Pittsburgh Transylvania... "All quarterbacks should wear dresses."

MACH1
01-17-2007, 05:54 PM
Terry Bradshaw & Jack Lambert the meanest and nastiest man to play the game.
I also remember Bradshaw in Smokey and the Bandit.

IamTheSteelGod
01-18-2007, 11:45 AM
Deffo the Big Bad Bus!

SteelerFanInCA
01-18-2007, 11:56 AM
Franco Harris is the first for me. Followed by Mel Blount

wv2kybohntr
01-18-2007, 01:06 PM
How bout the big gold cleats of LC or Arrowhead's haircut? I realize I'm showing both my age and my years following the Steelers, but there are so many personalities and memories to narrow it down to just one.

Stillers43
01-18-2007, 01:25 PM
Bubby Brister, how bad is that...

That is just awful!!! Sorry dude!

Stillers43
01-18-2007, 01:27 PM
In a short period of time first one was Kordell. Then it was Maddox. Then Jerome. :tt02:

OUCH!

wv2kybohntr
01-18-2007, 01:27 PM
Rocky, Frenchie, Jeferson Street Joe, Hydroplane or the massive biceps of Webster?

SteelersHoss
01-18-2007, 08:18 PM
HEY MODS... Isn't that post almost worth and infraction?

I thought there is to be no profanity!!!!!:wink02:



Come on, It was asked and I told my memory.

HAHA

pitt
01-18-2007, 10:56 PM
Lambert. I was still practically a baby when I saw him slam a quarterback down. It was love at first sight.

ytsan2q
01-20-2007, 12:41 AM
i have that game on tape. it was crazy. why put the cars so close?

I was so young that I can't remember who they were playing at the time. Did you purchase that game anywhere? I would love to see that scene again.

Hobbes
01-20-2007, 11:23 AM
I became a Steelers fan in the early 70's so that whole squad is what I first remember. So Terry and Franco, Rocky, oh and that defense!! :beerbang: I also liked the colors, what did I know I was like 8!!

vlad
01-20-2007, 11:57 AM
Mmm, I think it's Hines Ward. I got into american football through playing madden way back in early 2004. Yea, WAY back! Before Roethlisberger Back! So yea, Hines had the best catching rating and for good reason. He was enigmatic, because he could catch, but excelled in nothing else (madden still doesnt have a 'Heart' rating).

So one day I'm fantasy-drafting a team, still don't know who to root for in this funny sport, and was drafting with KC because of that awesome stadium. So 1st round I pick Joey Porter. 2nd round I pick Alan Faneca. I also picked Troy Polamalu and Hines. So i went through my team and realised i had mostly steelers on it, and was like, why fantasy-draft? My fantasy team already exists!

So here we are, three years down the line, record holders for most regular season wins in the AFC, superbowl champions, and still no losing record. Someone needs to aknowledge my powers! :D

lynn chadnois
01-20-2007, 06:40 PM
Ernie Staunter defesive lineman . No. 70 played with a cast on his left arm. What a tough guy he was! All Time Steeler.:cheers: :cheers:

steveironcity
01-22-2007, 12:27 PM
Louis Lipps

Tim
01-22-2007, 01:17 PM
Mike Webster. First Steeler I ever met too. Got to shake his hand at training camp one year. I must have been 9 or 10 at that time. He was like a giant to me.

yinzer-inseattle
01-22-2007, 05:52 PM
For me it was Bradshaw. Born in 67, I was just a youngin when the Black & Gold made their ascent. Initially, my dad hated Bradshaw and thought he was a bum. So I got to hear all about it. My dad's younger bother did what younger brothers do and taunted the old man every time TB did well. I loved every second of it!

Obviously my uncle was right. To this day, TB is my favorite Steeler and football player of all time.

Pittsburghfan
03-04-2007, 04:42 PM
My first i remember is Jeff Reed. Training Camp.

LambertIsGod58
03-04-2007, 04:55 PM
Mine was of course, Jack Lambert. I think I was 6 when they played in their 3rd Superbowl. That's where I first remember seeing Jack and the Steelers....

RoethlisBURGHer
03-25-2007, 08:50 PM
Terry Bradshaw.I never git to see him play live (I was born in 1985) but he is my Grandpa's favorite all-time player.My grandpa told me stories about him and the rest of the 70's Steelers as I grew up.

My first memory is of the Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions.The ref got Bettis' call wrong and awarded the ball to the Lions in overtime,they won on a field goal.I was so mad I threw pillows at the tv.At that moment,I knew what it meant to be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Hamer
06-29-2007, 07:39 PM
The first Steeler I remember meeting was Terry Hanratty (the guy in my avatar), I was around 4 or 5 years old and he signed my T shirt. He was a favorite around town because he was a local kid.

The first Steelers I don't remember meeting are Rocky Bleier and Dick Hoak... there's some old super 8 home movies of me as a baby around 1968 at a practice with my Mom& Dad. My Dad was working the camera, and it was funny because the camera keeps drifting away from Mom & me to the guys in Black & Gold!

tony hipchest
06-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Terry Bradshaw.I never git to see him play live (I was born in 1985) but he is my Grandpa's favorite all-time player.My grandpa told me stories about him and the rest of the 70's Steelers as I grew up.

My first memory is of the Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions.The ref got Bettis' call wrong and awarded the ball to the Lions in overtime,they won on a field goal.I was so mad I threw pillows at the tv.At that moment,I knew what it meant to be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

wow. :thumbsup:

The first Steeler I remember meeting was Terry Hanratty (the guy in my avatar), I was around 4 or 5 years old and he signed my T shirt. He was a favorite around town because he was a local kid.

The first Steelers I don't remember meeting are Rocky Bleier and Dick Hoak... there's some old super 8 home movies of me as a baby around 1968 at a practice with my Mom& Dad. My Dad was working the camera, and it was funny because the camera keeps drifting away from Mom & me to the guys in Black & Gold!

....and wow :thumbsup:

mine was terry bradshaw. i remember buying all the nfl books at the school book fair so i could read about him and the steelers. (this was before the internet)

i cried when he retired because of his shoulder. he was the steelers to me when i was a little to young to appreciate the intricacies of defense.

verks36
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
The first Steeler I remember meeting was Terry Hanratty (the guy in my avatar), I was around 4 or 5 years old and he signed my T shirt. He was a favorite around town because he was a local kid.

The first Steelers I don't remember meeting are Rocky Bleier and Dick Hoak... there's some old super 8 home movies of me as a baby around 1968 at a practice with my Mom& Dad. My Dad was working the camera, and it was funny because the camera keeps drifting away from Mom & me to the guys in Black & Gold!

No way dude terry hanratthy lives in my town . The hanrattys are acutally family friends of my families/
here is the thread about hi
http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=16191

steelersfanmx
06-29-2007, 08:59 PM
Mean Joe Greene.. Its probably because the classic TV Coca Cola commercial..!:tt02:

SteelCityMan786
06-29-2007, 09:09 PM
Pretty much any one.

SteelCzar76
06-29-2007, 09:51 PM
Joe Greene.

Crushzilla
06-30-2007, 01:42 PM
Mine was Carnell Lake. My sister was a cheerleader for midgets football (little kid's football) and I went to one of their banquets in the early 90's. Carnell Lake was the guest speaker. I was pretty young, maybe 5, but I remember walking up to him with my piece of paper to get his autograph. I don't know if I knew who he was or if I was told who he was, but I was so nervous.

Great memory, and easily my first Steelers one.

SteelersMongol
07-01-2007, 11:07 PM
OUCH!

Hey hey hey. I still like Kordell. He's still my favorite Steelers of old time. :tt02: I mean if I could forgive Maddox, why not Kordell, whom I never hated anyways. Besides he's the reason that I became the Steelers follower. Then I just became a fan because of Jerome.

Maybe I did put it in wrong way grammatically, that's why i hate myself when I get into anything in English. :banging: What I meant was that:

In a short period of time, first one was Kordell, then it was Maddox, then Jerome.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-04-2007, 10:54 AM
Ummm..... I guess Kordell Stewert.

oldschool
07-06-2007, 04:15 PM
Byron " Whizzer" White, First big time college player that the Steelers got!

steagles
09-29-2007, 09:01 AM
The first one who's number I could remember was Lamberts. He's still my favorite all time Steeler.

I've got to agree on Jack"Count Dracula"Lambert #58,not taking anything away from all of the great players that have worn black and gold in the past present and future,but what an impact player he was.
Saw an interview with him in the late 1990's and he was talking about hs day to day ventures and what not and it was so interesting,also mentioned some things about his playing days.
Recall that Lambert was the one that said "QB's should wear skirts" LOL!Could you imagine his thoughts on QB's today with all of the officiating rules put in place to protect them now?

stlrtruck
09-29-2007, 10:16 PM
ROD WOODSON!!!! I was at training camp and after practice he was willing to sign 3 different pieces of memorabilia.

He was awesome and he did it without attitude - just signed, smiled, and went on his way!!

Aussie_steeler
09-30-2007, 05:06 AM
As I shared in my first post on this board it was 1992 and the steelers were playing the chiefs at arrowhead

No. 26 flashed down the sideline. N0. 29 ran over the top of people.

Rod Woodson and Barry Foster are definitely the first two that I can remember.

Others that stand out from that season were Dermonti Dawson, Joel Steed, Levon Kirkland and our course Greg Lloyd.

I was very lucky to be drawn in by Woodson and Foster that night and I have been a fan ever since.

It hurt like hell to see Rod in a Ravens uniform.

It will be all well and good when he enters the Hall of Fame as a Steeler.

sherlock
12-17-2007, 01:07 PM
Because this is my first season as a Steelers/NFL fan I would have to say all of this years Steelers team!!
They are all heroes to me....so I get hurt when I hear them being criticised in this forum...leave them alone fellas!! :smile:

Bill
12-29-2007, 05:20 PM
Mean Joe Greene. He got it all started in the 1970s and in many ways is the one player the defense will always be measured against. He played a dominating, aggressive style of football, and his attitude carried over to the rest of the team.

d2609j
01-15-2008, 10:20 PM
Franco Harris, 1976, as a six year old boy.

verks36
01-15-2008, 10:34 PM
I am a youngan so for me it is Kordrell slash stewart

Rhee Rhee
01-16-2008, 01:37 AM
kordell was the first i remembered... but plax was the first one i truly liked..

The Duke
01-16-2008, 01:41 AM
Neil O Donnell in super bowl 30, unfortunately :dang:

SMR
01-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Franco Harris, when I was about 8 or 9 years old.

HometownGal
01-19-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm kinda giving away my age here, but as a little girl back in the mid to late 60's, I thought Roy Jefferson (WR) was da shit. He was fast as lightning and quite the eccentric fellow.

lamberts-lost-tooth
01-21-2008, 06:38 AM
Franco Harris...had a huge poster of him on the wall of my bedroom as a kid.

KeiselPower99
05-17-2008, 09:00 PM
I had grown up watching the Nfl Films footage of the Super Bowl teams so it was Bradshaw Harris Swanna Lambert and Greene. Kevin Greene is my all time favorite player. Kind of a cool story when me and my soon to be wife started dating we was talking about football and I had mentioned I had always wanted a Kevin Greene jersey and that first Valentines day she gave me one she found on ebay.

Atlanta Dan
05-17-2008, 09:20 PM
Bobby Layne, whom I saw play at Forbes Field - of course I did not know until years later Layne was a HOF drinker who along with other early 60s Steelers regularly closed down bars in Brentwood and elsewhere:sofunny:

steelwall
05-17-2008, 10:30 PM
Honestly, might sound dumb but I think my first memories were of Chuck Noll. But Stallworth also comes to mind.

millwalldavey
05-18-2008, 03:23 PM
Bout 6 or 7... Walter Abercrombie.

Steely_J
05-19-2008, 09:51 PM
Merril Hoge! :tt03: