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Old 08-04-2011, 03:08 PM   #21
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Real Steelers fans have fond memories of Tommy Maddox, Kordell Stewart, Mike Tomczak, Mark Malone, Bubby Brister and Neil O'Donnell.
Now those were the days........I bet most bailed ship back in those days...
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:01 PM   #22
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Knowing history is important, like knowing there was a Bradshaw on the team befor Terry. "Hey diddle diddle, Rogele up the middle". Telling the joke about Gabes car being fixed, while suffering thru the 80's but never giving up.
Kent Nix and Bill Nelson in the 60's, and watching the browns winning.

I may live in DC, but my heart will always be Black and Gold.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:33 PM   #23
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The fact that I have been a fan of the Steel since I was old enough to understand football. I have never loved a team more than Pittsburgh and I never will.

The fact that I don't care where we are in the standings. Up, down, inbetween, headed toward the toilet...they are still MY team and they always will be MY team.

The fact that I could not love those boys anymore than if I were married to them! My love runs so deep for them sometimes it actually scares me!!

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:23 AM   #24
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Now those were the days........I bet most bailed ship back in those days...
I actually liked Kordell and Bubby,
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #25
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Real Steelers fans have fond memories of Tommy Maddox, Kordell Stewart, Mike Tomczak, Mark Malone, Bubby Brister and Neil O'Donnell.
I have memories of O'Donnell, but they ain't fond. I knew he'd screw the pooch and he did. Only upset that he made me watch 59 minutes before screwing up.

I started loving the Steelers in 1971 through thick and thin. I didn't and don't love every player who ever played for the Steelers, but I love the Steelers as an ideal of what a franchise should be. The Rooney's are a class act, even if some of the players are not. The Steelers are a great team, even if some of the years they are not. Over time, it doesn't matter what happens with individual players or seasons, it's the legacy of the Rooneys, hard hitting football, and knowledgable and passionate fans that counts. That's what non-Steeler fans think about when you mention the Steelers, and that's not a bad way to be remembered.

If that's how you like your football, then you're a Steeler fan.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #26
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Amen... and this last one's probably gonna creep in there too.
The team played well enough to win XXX. The team did not play well last year, and honestly didn't deserve to win (even though I would have loved it if they did) last year. The worst game they played all season on both sides of the ball.
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thats what dumper things makes you a real fan.

i disagree 1000%.


im wondering what steeler fever thinks makes you a real fan?


i'd say number 1) knowing the history and tradition of the steelers, and Rooney family

if your taking in a game, 2) going in the cold, windy, snow, how football is suppose to be played, no fancy luxury box seats, that a majority of cant afford, and if even if we could wouldnt want to.

3) bleeding black and gold,



there obviously hundreds of things, just wondering what everyone else thinks.

so what else makes you a "real steeler fan"?
Your entire premise is wrong, as is your attempt at using the
English language. You questioned my fan fervor, and I responded
with questions of my own. But I put my level of being a Steeler zealot
up there with most, just falling short of taking it to the (excessive) level of being
buried with Steeler regalia.

Being a "real fan" means truly _knowing_ the team well, both past
and present. (But I do not believe in the need to know about the team
in terms of the non-modern era. I really don't care what the team did
when the sport was not even the same as the modern version, or the
league had so few teams, or the "NFL" did not include the AFC. I just
don't care. And any videos covering the pre-70s on TV causes me to
change the channel. I just am not interested.)

As far as "real fans" who have never seen a live game, I find it hard
to believe you can be as much a zealot having never seen the team
live, especially a game in Pgh. You get an entirely new, bolstered level
of fervor from being at a live game. You don't have to go to 100s or even
dozens of games, but you get a whole new perspective from even being
to 1 game. And, no, you don't have to be Thurston B. Howell, III to afford
attending a Steelers game. Sure, if you live far away from Pgh, it makes
attending a game more expensive and difficult. But I don't know how many
people, who have the means to be on the Internet, who truly can't afford to
ever go to any Steeler game. I mean, not even one? For real? Even those
living all the way on the west coast can still find a way to visit Pgh for once.

Try this quiz, one in which I came up with right off the top of my head.
If you can answer most of these, you must be a pretty ardent fan.

1. What Steelers' QB was featured on the cove of Sports Illustrated with
the head of "The Bomb is back in Pgh?"

2. Who made a game saving tackle on their starting HB beind
the LOS in Houston during the playoffs in the early 80s?

3. What did Chuck Noll say about what players need to do after their
football career is over?

4. What Oiler's back up QB beat us in the early 90s, in Houston?

5. In what way did a Bronco's defender mispronounce Merril Hoge's name
in the play offs?

6. Since 1980, who were the handful of first round picks who were
inarguably busts for the Steelers?

7. Name the top 2 most-productive running backs in team history.

8. Where did Yancy Thigpen go after his time with Pgh? How did he do?

9. Who was the only first-round Steelers draft pick from Baylor?

10. Who is the all-time leader at WR for Pgh?

11. Who was the LB who held out, before free agency even existed,
and what team did he end up on after Pgh?

12. What were the two towns that Ben was accused for sexual assault?
(Actually, I don't think knowing this makes you a fan, to be honest.)

13. What was Bill Cowher's record in his first year?

14. What surprise play did Cowher use vs. the Oilers in his first game?

15. What two running backs from Philly did Pgh acquire since the 80s?
Which one was the more productive of the two?

16. What two teams did Tomlin coach before coming to Pgh? What
were his positions?

17. What Steeler could have competed in world class hurdle sprints?

18. Who was the largest LB in team history?

19. What positions did Hines Ward play in college? For what team?

20. How tall was Weegie Thompson?

21. What happened in the last play of the 1995 AFCC game?

22. What happened to Pgh in Cowher's first AFCC game?

23. What is the symbol called on the side of the Steeler logo?

24. Why is the logo only on one side of the helmet?

25. What was the season-leading rusher for Pgh who's first name was Frankie?
(Not "Franco")

26. What Steeler CB was so physical that the NFL changed coverage rules?

27. What bad decision did Eric Green make on the eve of the AFCC game
vs. San Diego?

28. Who was the QB playing for Indy vs. Pgh in the 1995 AFCC game? What
famous RB was out for the game for Indy?

29. What was the name of the mammoth back for Cinci who ran over Jack
Lambert?

30. What back ran over Willie gay, in an embarrassing manner?

31. Where did Big Ben go to college?

32. What former college teammate/roommate did Troy Polamalu run over?

33. Name the starting middle linebackers since 1990 through present day.

34. What did the site of Pgh's training camp _used_ to be known for other
than being the site of Steelers' camp? What happened to it?

I could go on forever, but the swimming pool is calling my name.

I know you can cheat and look this stuff up. But a _real_ fan wouldn't need
to.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:19 PM   #28
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Wow, thanks for defining what makes you a "real" pretentious fan.

My mother has never been to a game, and if you tried to tell me, or anyone who knows her, that she isn't a real fan we would laugh in your face and tell you to shove your fervor where the sun don't shine.

Some fans just can't or would rather not go to a live game, who are you to judge whether they are "real fans" or not? Be careful stepping off that pedestal into the pool, it's a steep drop
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:37 PM   #29
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Wow, thanks for defining what makes you a "real" pretentious fan.

My mother has never been to a game, and if you tried to tell me, or anyone who knows her, that she isn't a real fan we would laugh in your face and tell you to shove your fervor where the sun don't shine.

Some fans just can't or would rather not go to a live game, who are you to judge whether they are "real fans" or not? Be careful stepping off that pedestal into the pool, it's a steep drop
no point any more with him,

lol try this quiz i madee up off the top of my head. 30 questions long, im sure you made it up yourself

means to the internet? compared to going to a game price wise?


internet is 20 bucks a month, going to a game cost me almost 500 between tickets, gas, foods, etc..

seems like a reach on that one.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:44 PM   #30
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Your entire premise is wrong, as is your attempt at using the
English language. You questioned my fan fervor, and I responded
with questions of my own. But I put my level of being a Steeler zealot
up there with most, just falling short of taking it to the (excessive) level of being
buried with Steeler regalia.

Being a "real fan" means truly _knowing_ the team well, both past
and present. (But I do not believe in the need to know about the team
in terms of the non-modern era. I really don't care what the team did
when the sport was not even the same as the modern version, or the
league had so few teams, or the "NFL" did not include the AFC. I just
don't care. And any videos covering the pre-70s on TV causes me to
change the channel. I just am not interested.)

As far as "real fans" who have never seen a live game, I find it hard
to believe you can be as much a zealot having never seen the team
live, especially a game in Pgh. You get an entirely new, bolstered level
of fervor from being at a live game. You don't have to go to 100s or even
dozens of games, but you get a whole new perspective from even being
to 1 game. And, no, you don't have to be Thurston B. Howell, III to afford
attending a Steelers game. Sure, if you live far away from Pgh, it makes
attending a game more expensive and difficult. But I don't know how many
people, who have the means to be on the Internet, who truly can't afford to
ever go to any Steeler game. I mean, not even one? For real? Even those
living all the way on the west coast can still find a way to visit Pgh for once.

Try this quiz, one in which I came up with right off the top of my head.
If you can answer most of these, you must be a pretty ardent fan.

1. What Steelers' QB was featured on the cove of Sports Illustrated with
the head of "The Bomb is back in Pgh?"

2. Who made a game saving tackle on their starting HB beind
the LOS in Houston during the playoffs in the early 80s?

3. What did Chuck Noll say about what players need to do after their
football career is over?

4. What Oiler's back up QB beat us in the early 90s, in Houston?

5. In what way did a Bronco's defender mispronounce Merril Hoge's name
in the play offs?

6. Since 1980, who were the handful of first round picks who were
inarguably busts for the Steelers?

7. Name the top 2 most-productive running backs in team history.

8. Where did Yancy Thigpen go after his time with Pgh? How did he do?

9. Who was the only first-round Steelers draft pick from Baylor?

10. Who is the all-time leader at WR for Pgh?

11. Who was the LB who held out, before free agency even existed,
and what team did he end up on after Pgh?

12. What were the two towns that Ben was accused for sexual assault?
(Actually, I don't think knowing this makes you a fan, to be honest.)

13. What was Bill Cowher's record in his first year?

14. What surprise play did Cowher use vs. the Oilers in his first game?

15. What two running backs from Philly did Pgh acquire since the 80s?
Which one was the more productive of the two?

16. What two teams did Tomlin coach before coming to Pgh? What
were his positions?

17. What Steeler could have competed in world class hurdle sprints?

18. Who was the largest LB in team history?

19. What positions did Hines Ward play in college? For what team?

20. How tall was Weegie Thompson?

21. What happened in the last play of the 1995 AFCC game?

22. What happened to Pgh in Cowher's first AFCC game?

23. What is the symbol called on the side of the Steeler logo?

24. Why is the logo only on one side of the helmet?

25. What was the season-leading rusher for Pgh who's first name was Frankie?
(Not "Franco")

26. What Steeler CB was so physical that the NFL changed coverage rules?

27. What bad decision did Eric Green make on the eve of the AFCC game
vs. San Diego?

28. Who was the QB playing for Indy vs. Pgh in the 1995 AFCC game? What
famous RB was out for the game for Indy?

29. What was the name of the mammoth back for Cinci who ran over Jack
Lambert?

30. What back ran over Willie gay, in an embarrassing manner?

31. Where did Big Ben go to college?

32. What former college teammate/roommate did Troy Polamalu run over?

33. Name the starting middle linebackers since 1990 through present day.

34. What did the site of Pgh's training camp _used_ to be known for other
than being the site of Steelers' camp? What happened to it?

I could go on forever, but the swimming pool is calling my name.

I know you can cheat and look this stuff up. But a _real_ fan wouldn't need
to.
Dumper,

And I could careless, how i use the english lanuage, seems to get your panties in a real bunch, on an internet forum...


You were the one who brought it up "the real fan", in the Plax thread , you were the one who mentioned the luxury box seats. Not Me. And your the one complaining and calling the front office cheap. A "REAL FAN" doesnt question the front office of a team that has been to the Super Bowl 3 out of the last 5 years.


i simply asked everyone else what they think, and it clearly bothers you that no one thinks going to a game and sitting in box seats makes you more of a fan than the rest of us.
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