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Old 08-30-2007, 05:38 AM   #1
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Hi All!

Just registered here, thought I would say hi. I'm a Welshman living in Surrey(UK). kind of randomly picked the Steelers as my NFL team of choice about 4 years ago or so - one of my best mates is a lifelong 49ers fan and kept badgering me into watching the games - anyway, gave it a chance and once I had a vague idea what was going on really enjoyed it. Rather than just follow said 49ers freak, I told him to list the available teams. Anyway, long story short I picked the Steelers based on the fact they weren't called 'Chargers' or 'Warriors' or some bizarrely unrelated yet macho animal - the name actually relates in some real way to the city.

Also their kit is cool.

OK, so I still know virtually nothing about the game or who plays it - I did pick up a Roethlisberger jersey when in Pitt in January but sadly this did not imbue me with NFL wisdom (I did get a sudden urge to ride a motorbike without a helmet..... ). I've been roped into a fantasy league, where I cleverly traded Randy Moss for Wes Welker - so you see I really do know absolutely nothing!

Anyway, I am going to be following this season properly (I need to get some use out of my NFL jersey!) and checking out as many Sky Sports games as I can. I also have Madden '08 on pre-order so I'm sure I'll be an expert in a matter of days. ;) Luckily for you, you probably won't hear much from me as I'll be reading all your stuff in order to pick more things up.

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Old 08-30-2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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Welcome.
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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G;day mate. Cheers from down under

You have made a number of great choices.

1. Becoming a steelers fan
2. Signing up to the greatest steelers forum

Welcome aboard and look forward to your posts
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:42 AM   #4
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:24 AM   #5
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Well I'm also a St George and St Helens fan in RL, so you may counter that statement depending on your allegiances Aussie_steeler lol!

i was quite gutted I didn't get a Polamalu jersey when i had the opportunity and had to settle for Ben - albeit at a mere 32 bucks! :p
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:29 AM   #6
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If you are a rugby league fan check out the news on Andrew Johns. He has just admitted to being a ecstacy user throughout his whole career.

I wont hold it against you that you support the red and whites. Being a steelers fan offsets all that. (remember that St George merged with the Illawarra steelers some years ago)
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:50 AM   #7
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You chose wisely.
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:51 AM   #8
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Oh yeah I know, I was just abbreviating lol! That's not the story I read - the one on the beeb says he was caught with a single excstasy tablet at a London club claiming it wasn't his.

Anyway enough of this talk! I am here for the Black 'n' Golds to see if it can mingle with my red 'n' white blood!

Just as an aside - I am pretty sure I overestimated my fandom - i think I picked the steelers halfway through the season before they won the superbowl - so would have been 2004, not 2003 sorry! On the plus side I am clearly the secret to their success and my renewed interest can only bode well for them! :D
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The Illawarra Steelers are an Australian rugby league football club based in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales. The club previously played in Australia's top-level rugby league competition from 1982 when they, along with the Canberra Raiders, were admitted into the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership until 1999 when they merged with the St George Dragons to form the St George Illawarra Dragons. The Steelers still field stand alone teams in junior grades.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illawarra_Steelers

Many Aussies still think of them as the Steelers even though they merged
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:03 AM   #10
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I dont know who has the worst mascot though?

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Their mascot was the ever popular Stanley, the Steel Avenger (commonly referred to as Stanley the Steeler)
Steely McBeam or Stanley the Steeler??? Take your pick
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