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superguy
09-24-2012, 05:10 PM
Hello,

I grew up in NY my whole life, and now I am in Columbus, Ohio, for school (Ohio State). My parents were Jets fans, and I absolutely hate the Jets. I only liked Revis, but recently I paid attention to how much of a baby he was about his contracts and now he has a torn ACL. And don't get me started on Tebow.

Anyway, I've been thinking about the following teams, one of them to be my new favorite team:

Steelers
Browns
Bengals
Giants
Titans
Raiders
49ers

I know you guys will tell me to be a Steelers fan. I'm told that the Steelers have the best fans, and I've done research on all of the mentioned teams. So far the Steelers seem like the best fit for me.

I like: good old fashion running and tough defense; games with snow and rain that get really messy; teams that play hard and have a promising future; as an upperclassman at Ohio State, I love tailgating. I also like teams that don't really have one huge star, they kinda just play as a team. The Steelers seem to have all of these things I like, yet some of the other teams I've mentioned also have all of these things (although not as winning).

What makes being a Steelers fan different from being a fan of another team? Convince me to be a Steelers fan.

Bayz101
09-24-2012, 05:24 PM
Most of us grew up Steelers fans, and it's something that runs in all of our families. The Steelers are one of the toughest defenses when healthy, and they have a dangerous offense led by Ben Roethlisberger.

The running game hasn't been great in recent years, but the runners we do have are tough as nails, yard for yard running backs.

Head on over to our home page, and read the "Steel Past" column on the left-hand side of the page. Plenty of history their. I recommend you hang out here on the forum in two weeks when we take on the Eagles at Heinz Field. Next week is a bye week.

Homepage: http://www.steelersfever.com/index.html

Here's some Steelers Fever Exclusive Editorials: http://www.steelersfever.com/editorials.html

Fans? Oh yeah. We have the best.

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Bayz101
09-24-2012, 05:28 PM
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MACH1
09-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Then theres this.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PrMTqBqF7SA/TKpi0-EA5VI/AAAAAAAACYw/jF2wGjfbIR0/s1600/85+6+Lombardi+Trophies.jpg

ZIGGY0246
09-24-2012, 08:58 PM
Been a Steelrs fan since the early 70's and grew up in Boston. What drew me to them is a love of smash mouth football and a owner that stands behiond his coaching staff no matter what. since the early 70' 3 owners and 3 coaches what other team can clam that.

Yes i do take a lot of greif for my choice from, family and freinds but my respone is how many tropies are in your case we got 6

MasterOfPuppets
09-25-2012, 11:36 AM
so what you're saying is you're a "free agent" fan ?

we don't negotiate with free agents after the season starts....:chuckle:

superguy
09-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Okay, I'm sold. I asked the same question on some other forums and they had nothing. Except for the Giants - got some guidos yelling at me about how "dope" the Giants are. I don't think I wanna be associated with those idiots.

Anyway, I'm proud to announce that I'm a Steelers' fan. They are the only team in the league that is a consistently winning team in the right ways - through good old fashioned coaching, balls-to-the-wall playing, etc. Ben is good but it's not like he carried the team - Steelers, from what I see, play as a team and everyone helps out. The Ohio State Buckeyes follow the same code (as far as I can tell - I could be wrong, I'm no football genius), and that's the football I know and love. I enjoyed watching the Steelers last season but I stopped watching them after I saw the 49ers defense, Alden Smith specifically, hit Ben Roethlisberger on almost every play - that's what initially turned me on to the 49ers for a while, and I stupidly forgot about watching the Steelers.

I hope it is okay to let me into your group. I am a very loyal and dedicated person in everything I do. I will be a good and devoted Steelers fan. I hope I am not viewed on this forum as a "bandwagoner" or "not a true fan".

Bayz101
09-25-2012, 06:51 PM
Okay, I'm sold. I asked the same question on some other forums and they had nothing. Except for the Giants - got some guidos yelling at me about how "dope" the Giants are. I don't think I wanna be associated with those idiots.

Anyway, I'm proud to announce that I'm a Steelers' fan. They are the only team in the league that is a consistently winning team in the right ways - through good old fashioned coaching, balls-to-the-wall playing, etc. Ben is good but it's not like he carried the team - Steelers, from what I see, play as a team and everyone helps out. The Ohio State Buckeyes follow the same code (as far as I can tell - I could be wrong, I'm no football genius), and that's the football I know and love. I enjoyed watching the Steelers last season but I stopped watching them after I saw the 49ers defense, Alden Smith specifically, hit Ben Roethlisberger on almost every play - that's what initially turned me on to the 49ers for a while, and I stupidly forgot about watching the Steelers.

I hope it is okay to let me into your group. I am a very loyal and dedicated person in everything I do. I will be a good and devoted Steelers fan. I hope I am not viewed on this forum as a "bandwagoner" or "not a true fan".

Everyone is welcome here. Stick around a little while. I guarantee you'll grow into a hardcore fan over the next few years. We have a great team.

Did I hear Buckeyes? I'm a HUGE Buckeyes fan! Mansfield, Ohio native.

stb_steeler
09-27-2012, 10:29 AM
so what you're saying is you're a "free agent" fan ?

we don't negotiate with free agents after the season starts....:chuckle:

hope hes not a pennant picker....:doh:

Bayz101
09-27-2012, 03:44 PM
hope hes not a pennant picker....:doh:

The Browns we're on his list of teams to research. He's not a pennant picker. :sofunny:

tarasovic2
11-14-2012, 07:54 PM
I don't think being a fan works this way at all. You never have to ask why. The team is in your blood. I would have to be a Steeler fan even if they had five consecutive 0-16 seasons. It would not be any fun, but as Hyman Roth said: "This is the business we've chosen."

1933 the beginning
01-05-2013, 07:43 PM
Some people pick a team in there youth and they are in there blood for life. Others may not. I do understand growing around a team you just can't like. I grew up near the Rams. They even practiced at a old elementary school by my house. I enjoyed watching them practice, but it was tooo late I was A Black and Gold boy .. The Steelers have never been pretty to watch, But they sure do keep your heart pumpin watchin em do it !!

CrabbySteelerFan
01-14-2013, 12:45 AM
Hello,

I grew up in NY my whole life, and now I am in Columbus, Ohio, for school (Ohio State).

Honestly, if I were you I'd be a Giants fan. I think that in order to have any lasting allegiance to a team you need some semblance of a geographical tie to the team. Otherwise your allegiance will be almost totally dependent on the success of the team, which can vary from year to year.

My father is from southwest Pennsylvania. If he weren't I probably wouldn't be a Steeler fan.

The_Joker
02-09-2013, 10:01 PM
None of my family is from Pittsburgh.

I am from Orlando, Florida.

I live in Washington DC.

My dad is a Redskins fan, my uncle a Cowboys fan and I know more Ravens fans than Steelers fans. My best friends are an Eagles fan, a Patriots fan and a Dolphins fan.

Yet I am a diehard Steelers fan through and through. How did that happen? I have no fucking idea but it is embedded into at this point. You don't choose your alliance, your alliance chooses you.

aa14
02-14-2013, 08:28 PM
Anyway, I've been thinking about the following teams, one of them to be my new favorite team:

Steelers
Browns
Bengals
Giants
Titans
Raiders
49ers


If you're going to become a fan of the Steelers you might as well forget that and consider the Ravens instead. They are a lot like the Steelers except less ugly (See: Suggs) and they have a superior front office. I won't mention the recent success but the future is bright for the organization. I've talked with dozens of Steelers fans over the years and they are fantastic but there are several grave concerns regarding their choice of franchise to cheer for. Neurosis is prevalent in long-term fans. There are several studies being conducted at Dalhousie University and U of Connecticut concerning this phenomena but I'd hold off until the results are in (It may take several more years). If you are in a rush and truly care for your mental health you should become anything but a Steelers fan. Even the Raiders might be stressful on you in the long run. You've been warned! :tt:

harrison'samonster
02-14-2013, 08:44 PM
If you're going to become a fan of the Steelers you might as well forget that and consider the Ravens instead. They are a lot like the Steelers except less ugly (See: Suggs) and they have a superior front office. I won't mention the recent success but the future is bright for the organization. I've talked with dozens of Steelers fans over the years and they are fantastic but there are several grave concerns regarding their choice of franchise to cheer for. Neurosis is prevalent in long-term fans. There are several studies being conducted at Dalhousie University and U of Connecticut concerning this phenomena but I'd hold off until the results are in (It may take several more years). If you are in a rush and truly care for your mental health you should become anything but a Steelers fan. Even the Raiders might be stressful on you in the long run. You've been warned! :tt:

plus you get to wear all the purple spandex you can stand!