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Shoes
03-21-2009, 12:38 PM
Just wondering how many of you forum folks are from the Burgh... living in exile. Also when did you start following the Steelers. I'm from the small town of Cecil about 20 miles SW of the Burg and started following the steelers in the mid 60's.......Heres to #7 :tt02:


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nojobny
03-21-2009, 01:29 PM
I am a born and raised New Yorker but I've been following the Steelers since I was about 6 yrs old - 1972.

I feel blessed that I was able to make it to Three Rivers for one game before they tore it down.

I bleed black & gold and have had to go toe-to-toe with more than one guy here in NYC who made the tragic mistake of accusing me of being a bandwagon fan.

While #6 has been a lovely thing to flaunt in front of my friends who are cowgirl fan, #7 will remove all doubt and I hope shut up all the the analysts who are STILL heaping praise on Belicheat.

LukesDad88
03-21-2009, 01:30 PM
I'm originally from Charleroi, about 30 miles south on the Mon. Moved to Northern VA about 10 years ago. Followed the Steelers my entire life.

Vincent
03-21-2009, 05:03 PM
I was born when my parents lived on Squirrel Hill in the early 50s. We left the Burgh when I was 4 and I lived as a corporate brat in exile, and have since lived at 25 addresses all over the world.

I can't say I was a fan in the 50s and 60s but I remember my Dad and Grandfather were and so was the rest of the family. I remember the names Stauntner, Lipscomb, Dial, Lane, and Johnson were "household names".

The Pirates were on the front burner at our house in those days. Clemente was the family hero. I was in 1st grade during the 1960 series and the ONLY kid in the school that wasn't frothing at the mouth for the wankees. Sweet vindication came with that Mazeroski shot over the left field wall.

I started pulling for the Steelers in the early 70s and have been a loyal fan since. Thick or thin, that's my team. I'm actually rather disinterested in "sports" at this point, but still a rabid :tt: Steelers :tt: fan that appreciates there is a league so the :helmet: Steelers :helmet: have teams to play. :chuckle:

1st&Goal
03-21-2009, 05:18 PM
I was born and raised in Beaver Falls. Started watching the Steelers in the late 60's with my dad. He didn't live long enough to see them begin the glory days of the mid seventies. I've lived in 5 different states, and now I live in New Hampshire. I get back to the 'Burgh 2-3 times a year, and it always refreshes me. I wear black and gold regularly throught the season, and believe me, my neighbors all know what nation I belong to. :tt02:

beSteelmyheart
03-21-2009, 09:15 PM
I grew up in the small steel town of Vandergrift, PA & shortly after I graduated & my Grandfather passed away, my Mom moved us to Florida. I lived in california for awhile & came back to Florida.
I've been a Steelers fan since me n Gramp watched the 70's Steelers win the first four, & also watched the Pirates win the Series.
It's been alot easier to keep up with the Steelers in the past few years since we got online, it makes a huge difference when you are a transplanted fan!

hindes204
03-22-2009, 12:41 PM
I was born and raised on the west side of Steel City, 10 minutes from downtown...ive been a fan for as long as i remember, been to three rivers more times than i can count, joined the service and havent lived there since...i sure miss primanti sandwiches and perogies

SCSTILLER
03-26-2009, 11:52 AM
I was born and raised in Beaver Falls. Started watching the Steelers in the late 60's with my dad. He didn't live long enough to see them begin the glory days of the mid seventies. I've lived in 5 different states, and now I live in New Hampshire. I get back to the 'Burgh 2-3 times a year, and it always refreshes me. I wear black and gold regularly throught the season, and believe me, my neighbors all know what nation I belong to. :tt02:

I was born and raised right across the river from you in New Brighton, Pa. I have been a Steelers fan since birth I guess you could say (1975). I remember going to games when I was 4-5 with my grandfather, remember watching games with the family for as long as I can remember, basically born into the profession of being a Steelers fan. I am now in Charleston, SC and there is a huge Steelers following down here. In the immediate area of Charleston there are 5 die hard Steeler bars that I know of. For the Super Bowl there were probably about 75 Steelers fans at my buddies house watching the game, so no shortage of Pittsburgh influence on Sunday. Still miss the Burgh on some days, except when I am wearing shorts and a tee shirt in January and I think about the cold and snow up there. Like Hindes said, I have a constant craving for Primanti's sammiches. :tt:

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
03-26-2009, 02:45 PM
I was born in L.A., moved the Pittsburgh, moved to Alabama, moved to Chicago, to Gary, and now back to Alabama. Have been a Steelers fan since I was born (1986). What sucks is I am the only sibling who wasn't born in a year where the Steelers won the Superbowl.

There is actually a pretty big following down here because of the steel industry. At work everyone supports a different team, and it was great because we were all in the hunt late in the season. Made for some fun mid-afternoon trash talk around LOWES.

Muppet13
03-26-2009, 06:13 PM
Cincy is my home, even if it is also the bungals home. Most people are actually starting to ignore the fact that the bungals live here too though.

Hmm... I wonder why? (sarcastically)

CaliSteelerFan
04-16-2009, 12:19 PM
Born in Alexandria, VA raised in mid-PA, Bellwood, moved to Bakersfield, Ca in '82 and haven't been back. :banging: I miss it.

PeckerWood
05-26-2009, 04:57 AM
Born across the river from Wheeling WV. been a Steelers fan since 1970, moved 45 minutes from Cleveland in the early 70s. Was at the Steelers/Cleveland game in Cleveland when Turkey Jones piledrived Terry Bradshaw head first into the field. About 20 fights broke out around us I was 13 years old then. Never been to a Steelers game in Pittsburgh. Went to a couple of Pirates games at Three Rivers.

Live in Atlanta now a lot of Steelers bars in and around Atlanta. Been to two Steelers/ Falcons games on was a Monday Night game the other was a Sunday game in the 90s. At the Sunday game we got there early to people watch and saw so much black and gold go into the Georgia Dome I asked my dad when did they put a roof on Three Rivers. We all laughed because it was like a home game for the Steelers. Right then I know the Steelers Nation reached long and far.

AllD
05-26-2009, 03:14 PM
Born at Children's Hospital in 1965 and moved to Florida with parents in 1971. ALWAYS a Steeler fan even though my mother turned into a traitor Dolphin fan. I remember every season since 1974.

alittlejazzbird
08-26-2009, 09:20 PM
I am now in Charleston, SC and there is a huge Steelers following down here. In the immediate area of Charleston there are 5 die hard Steeler bars that I know of. For the Super Bowl there were probably about 75 Steelers fans at my buddies house watching the game, so no shortage of Pittsburgh influence on Sunday. Still miss the Burgh on some days, except when I am wearing shorts and a tee shirt in January and I think about the cold and snow up there. Like Hindes said, I have a constant craving for Primanti's sammiches. :tt:

SCStiller, I AM ON MY WAY TO CHARLESTON, AT LONG LAST!!!!!!!! We may have a buyer for our house, but even if we don't we're leaving New Jersey for Charleston right after New Year's. If we sell the house sooner, then we'll leave right after the closing.

I can't WAIT!!!!!! I look forward to watching the Steelers in the playoffs and winning Number Seven with all the Charleston Steeler fans!!!!!!

Venom
08-27-2009, 07:50 AM
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y and have been a Steeler fan ever since my dad bought me a Steeler t-shirt when I was 6 years old. 35 years later, still a Steeler fan !!!!

soulesslemming
10-28-2009, 11:37 AM
I live in colorado but am originally from mt. holly NJ, franco went to school with my mom, dad & uncles so they followed him wherever he went, lucky for me & my brothers he landed in pittsburgh. My dads actually a seahawks fan because he retired there, having allegiance to his childhood friend over the team. (sickening but understandable) Mt Holly's a tiny town (or was) with a K-12, so my grandma watched franco grow up & was so proud of him you'd of thought she had a personal stake in his success.

tat2
10-29-2009, 11:03 AM
both parents were raised in curwensville. pop joined the army, i was born at ft. bragg, nc and have always lived here. learned what pro football was in the late 60's and HAD to be a steelers fan in our house.
not sure how pop became a yankees fan but i remember sitting with him in his vw in the driveway listening to the yankees on a.m. radio until it was bedtime.

AllD
10-29-2009, 12:45 PM
Born in Allegheny and raised in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale since the 1970s. I have always been a Steeler fan, even when the Fins went 17-0. My mother is a traitor and switched to the Fins because she used to babysit the coach.

eafratitpm3
11-09-2009, 06:05 AM
Born and raised in Weirton W.Va in 1967 and a Steeler fan since I can remember. Retired from the Air Force in 2006 and currently live in Colorado Springs CO.