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LayingTheWoodley56
11-18-2012, 08:12 AM
Normally I wear my black Lambert or white Polamalu, but in the spirit of back-up quarterbacks I'm dusting off ol' #8 tonight, purchased during the semi-memorable 2002 season. Yes, Tommy Gun had his fair share of missteps, but I feel the jersey has relevance to tonight's game. Trying to show support for Lefty here people! What do you think of the choice?

steelfury02
11-18-2012, 08:20 AM
This is a fantastic idea. I have a Kordell Jersey from days of old (when I was skinnier too) I think my gang down here would get a kick out of me wearing a tight Kordell jersey. Now - once I get to the wings and pizza - I can't promise that I'll keep it on in the second half. If I'm doing my usually screaming and jumping up and down - it might tear. I may have to call in the fat clothes after a while.

The more I think about tonight's game - the more I hope Steeler Nation can rally around Byron, the o-line, and the running game and that Heinz field become a huge factor in getting a huge win.

StainlessStill
11-18-2012, 08:29 AM
I'll always have a softspot for Tommy-Gun. He was absolutely BRILLIANT in 2002 and took over a team in 2003 with a bad defense and offensive personal not built through the air.

That said, good idea. As long as its Black & Gold!

harrison'samonster
11-18-2012, 08:52 AM
Great idea! I'll always remember Maddox as a positive part of this team.

LayingTheWoodley56
11-18-2012, 08:59 AM
This is a fantastic idea. I have a Kordell Jersey from days of old (when I was skinnier too) I think my gang down here would get a kick out of me wearing a tight Kordell jersey. Now - once I get to the wings and pizza - I can't promise that I'll keep it on in the second half. If I'm doing my usually screaming and jumping up and down - it might tear. I may have to call in the fat clothes after a while.

The more I think about tonight's game - the more I hope Steeler Nation can rally around Byron, the o-line, and the running game and that Heinz field become a huge factor in getting a huge win.

The first Steeler jersey I ever had was a youth XL Kordell jersey - in fact, he played a big role in my becoming a Steeler fan in the first place. Even if I still had that jersey, there's no way it would fit even a little bit.

Very good point about Heinz tonight. We need our crowd to raise its game (and the noise level) in Ben's absence. If we can control the clock with short passes and the run game, and then the crowd can repeatedly make it extremely difficult for Flacco and Co. to operate this is a game we can most definitely win. It's time to go.

steelfury02
11-18-2012, 09:30 AM
The first Steeler jersey I ever had was a youth XL Kordell jersey - in fact, he played a big role in my becoming a Steeler fan in the first place. Even if I still had that jersey, there's no way it would fit even a little bit.

Very good point about Heinz tonight. We need our crowd to raise its game (and the noise level) in Ben's absence. If we can control the clock with short passes and the run game, and then the crowd can repeatedly make it extremely difficult for Flacco and Co. to operate this is a game we can most definitely win. It's time to go.

ROCK ON:tt03:

StainlessStill
11-18-2012, 09:36 AM
Ironic post for me , BTW. The beginning of the week, my girlfriend subs as an Elementary School Teacher and had to go to bed early Monday Night.

The next morning, I was explaining to her the specifics of the game and the convo was funny once she had a brain-fart. It went something like this:


GF: So what's going on with the Ben injury?
Me: Well, they are actually saying it's life threatening.
GF: Ohmy, how, what happened?
Me: He got hit and when he hit the ground, he cracked his ribs and separated his shoulder.
GF: Oh jeez oh man, how is it life threatening?
Me: It's a rare injury, the first rib is cracked and it could puncture his lung causing internal bleeding.
Me: Figures all this happens right before Baltimore gets here.
GF: WELL! Tommy Maddox is going to do good!
Me: ..........
GF: ........
Me: ......
GF: I mean Leftwhi...
Me: SHUTTY.

steelfury02
11-18-2012, 09:52 AM
Ironic post for me , BTW. The beginning of the week, my girlfriend subs as an Elementary School Teacher and had to go to bed early Monday Night.

The next morning, I was explaining to her the specifics of the game and the convo was funny once she had a brain-fart. It went something like this:


GF: So what's going on with the Ben injury?
Me: Well, they are actually saying it's life threatening.
GF: Ohmy, how, what happened?
Me: He got hit and when he hit the ground, he cracked his ribs and separated his shoulder.
GF: Oh jeez oh man, how is it life threatening?
Me: It's a rare injury, the first rib is cracked and it could puncture his lung causing internal bleeding.
Me: Figures all this happens right before Baltimore gets here.
GF: WELL! Tommy Maddox is going to do good!
Me: ..........
GF: ........
Me: ......
GF: I mean Leftwhi...
Me: SHUTTY.

Hahahah - nice

stb_steeler
11-18-2012, 10:15 AM
Ironic post for me , BTW. The beginning of the week, my girlfriend subs as an Elementary School Teacher and had to go to bed early Monday Night.

The next morning, I was explaining to her the specifics of the game and the convo was funny once she had a brain-fart. It went something like this:


GF: So what's going on with the Ben injury?
Me: Well, they are actually saying it's life threatening.
GF: Ohmy, how, what happened?
Me: He got hit and when he hit the ground, he cracked his ribs and separated his shoulder.
GF: Oh jeez oh man, how is it life threatening?
Me: It's a rare injury, the first rib is cracked and it could puncture his lung causing internal bleeding.
Me: Figures all this happens right before Baltimore gets here.
GF: WELL! Tommy Maddox is going to do good!
Me: ..........
GF: ........
Me: ......
GF: I mean Leftwhi...
Me: SHUTTY.

So much to learn GRASSHOPPER.......
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p89/skottyreckless/karate_kid.jpg

StainlessStill
11-18-2012, 10:25 AM
So much to learn GRASSHOPPER.......


YEP, and I've made GREAT STRIDES teachin her, brotherin. When Emmanuel Sanders ALMOST took that punt-return against the Giants to the house, she shocked me. In an absolute mad-house of going nuts, I look over to see my girlfriend standing on the couch and screaming "GO! GO!"

An excellent feat for her! She makes it even more fun for me, lol.

fer522
11-18-2012, 01:07 PM
Ironic post for me , BTW. The beginning of the week, my girlfriend subs as an Elementary School Teacher and had to go to bed early Monday Night.

The next morning, I was explaining to her the specifics of the game and the convo was funny once she had a brain-fart. It went something like this:


GF: So what's going on with the Ben injury?
Me: Well, they are actually saying it's life threatening.
GF: Ohmy, how, what happened?
Me: He got hit and when he hit the ground, he cracked his ribs and separated his shoulder.
GF: Oh jeez oh man, how is it life threatening?
Me: It's a rare injury, the first rib is cracked and it could puncture his lung causing internal bleeding.
Me: Figures all this happens right before Baltimore gets here.
GF: WELL! Tommy Maddox is going to do good!
Me: ..........
GF: ........
Me: ......
GF: I mean Leftwhi...
Me: SHUTTY.

At least she didn't say Denzel Washington :chuckle:

LayingTheWoodley56
11-18-2012, 02:38 PM
YEP, and I've made GREAT STRIDES teachin her, brotherin. When Emmanuel Sanders ALMOST took that punt-return against the Giants to the house, she shocked me. In an absolute mad-house of going nuts, I look over to see my girlfriend standing on the couch and screaming "GO! GO!"

An excellent feat for her! She makes it even more fun for me, lol.

I know exactly what you're saying. I began dating my current girlfriend in between the 2009 and 2010 seasons, and she quickly fell in love with the black and gold. She still can't recognize the finer points of the on-field workings of the game or tell the difference between a guard and a tackle, but she knows all the players and watches every game with me. We went to the game against the Ravens last season (the infamous Torrey Smith TD) and I practically had to peel her off the bleachers after the game. I told her, she earned her Steeler fan stripes that day with her first devastating, kill-me-now loss.

Bayz101
11-18-2012, 03:07 PM
Well, I actually bought a Leftwich jersey online Wednesday and was hoping it'd be here yesterday, but no luck. I'll throw on my Batch jersey. :chuckle:

BlaZeQuietly
11-18-2012, 03:18 PM
I have a tendency to convert every girlfriend I get into a steelers fan, current girl is a cowboys fan so, idk how much potential there is with this one.

SquirrelHillSteelNut
11-18-2012, 05:14 PM
i have a Tommy Gunn jersey i bought in 2002, haven't even looked at it in years...hmmmm