View Full Version : A Really New Guy

03-03-2009, 07:06 PM
Hey guys - my name is Shawn and I was an Eagles fan. Was being the operative word.

I grew up surrounded by Steelers fans, and was one when I was a young kid in the Kordell Stewart days - but some how I turned out rooting for the Eagles. I guess being 45 minutes out of Philly helps. I have Eagles jerseys, I've been to an Eagles game, and spent many frustrated Sundays screaming at my TV.

This year - something happened. I watched the Eagles blow it in normal fashion, and I geared up for another off season. Then I found out, in typical Eagles fashion, that they let one of the best players on the team, Brian Dawkins, walk. Brian is my favorite player in the NFL, the heart and soul of the Philadelphia team, and a very capable safety. They also let go a backup running back, another DB, and signed an injured RT simply because his brother is on the team.

I've had it.

The same crap happens year in and year out. At 20 years old, I've seen the light.

If you guys will have me - I'll be a dedicated Black and Gold fan through and through. I'm not jumping on the bandwagon because of the Super Bowl (I could have done that in 2005), I'm just tired of the same old crap year in and year out. The Steelers are an organization built on respect and loyalty - something I deeply admire.

So I hope you don't mind a former Birds fan hanging around. Go Steelers! :tt:

03-03-2009, 07:51 PM
Welcome and be prepaired to yell at your TV somemore:wink02:

Galax Steeler
03-04-2009, 03:26 AM
We won't hold it against you welcome to the board.

03-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Yea at least your not an old browns fan ;) ANyways welcome to the nation.

03-04-2009, 07:17 PM
Welcome & enjoy, you traitor. :chuckle: Just kidding. :wink02:

03-04-2009, 07:24 PM
You have chosen the correct colors! :tt02:

Welcome :thumbsup:

03-04-2009, 10:51 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. It means a lot!

03-04-2009, 11:27 PM
Welcome! there's plenty of room for in Steeler Nation for one more fan!

03-05-2009, 08:18 AM
Hiya DoubleSh0t and welcome to Steelers Fever! :wave::tt03::tt02: We're happy to have you here! :drink:

03-05-2009, 09:04 AM
We won't hold it against you welcome to the board.

Speak for yourself, I'll be watching to see if his new found fandom sticks or stinks!!!

Just kidding, welcome to the family and welcome to the boards.

03-08-2009, 09:20 PM
Steelers Nation knows no border....we will always have room for more!

"Hey There!"

Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome ........................

.........and did I say "Hey There!"

:whatnow: SteelShooter :whatnow:

03-29-2009, 09:19 AM
All hail to you Steeler Fan!:tt02:

03-29-2009, 10:37 AM
There are some things you must do first.

1. Go burn all your Eagles gear.
2. Get a Terrible Towel and twirl it until your arms ache.
3. Pledge you undying loyalty to the Black and Gold.
4. Laugh at the Birds fans when their team screws up yet again. :P

Welcome to the forum. I'm thirsty. Get me some water.

Michael Keller
03-29-2009, 10:48 AM

Great Decision.

You are to be given more credit because you made your choice based upon intelligence rather than the circumstances of your birth. You do undertand you can"t change your mind. Once a Steeler fan ALWAYS a Steeler fan . I do not beieve any Steeler fan has ever left the Nation to be a fan of another team. You do not want to be the first because you will not be able to live with yourself.

Welcome & yu are going to enjoy the experience I am sure of that.

03-29-2009, 01:39 PM

Southern Steelers
04-21-2009, 11:01 PM
I converted my wife from a lifelong Skins fan to one of us. We even went to the game in DC last year and I saw her screaming against the enemy. You will understand very soon young grasshopper...