Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-05-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
dbrooks55
Water Boy
 
dbrooks55's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The LV
Posts: 7
Gender: Male
Member Number: 23968
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default My Steelers camp story...

Some of you might have seen my art on the art section of the board, I'm an artist and was invited out to St. Vincent's College in Latrobe by a Priest who lives there. My goal was to give a few players (Ben, Polamalu, Antonio Brown, Woodley and Timmons) art I did of them in return for a few autographs. The 1st day I was lucky enough to bump into Brett Keisel...unbelievably huge guy!!! I'm big myself and he made me feel like he could squash me with one hand....lol! Next morning went down to the field to feel out the situation without all the art, and was lucky enough to meet Troy Polamalu and Woodley, who both told me they would sign for me after practice. SO hurried up and got the art to bring down was all set up for the time Woodley said it would be over and security who watched me talk to these players kicked me out (it was a closed to public practice, but I was allowed on campus as a guest). Had they not done that, I would have got it all signed right there within minutes. Was a pretty deflating blow. But luckily Woodley responded to me on twitter (and now following me on twitter) then and I went down the next morning again closed to public they almost kicked me out again but Woodley saw me and called me over and signed for me quick. Then was even luckier that Antonio Brown came up in minutes and did too, then they kicked me out again....just missed Polamalu coming up the hill!! Now I was giving the players the original art work (pieces I put 12-20 hours into) so I wasn't just asking for autos. I was the only one there no big security risk, and I absolutely listened to everything they asked me to do...I probably coulda pushed it a little and got Polamalu's since he knew I was coming down with it. But didn't want to get security staff members in trouble as I know they were just following orders from above...but growing up a NFL fan...with this experience not really sure I want my kids to worship these players (even though it wasn't the players that gave me the problem) and teams if thats how they will treat the people that support them...all in all I was happy with the experience but felt there was no need to be kicked out as we were 100% respectful and didn't not cause any problems at all. Woodley was a class act! As well as Antonio Brown!!! Polamalu was a much bigger guy in person than I expected, wish I coulda followed through and got his auto, but oh well...really wish I could have met Timmons being a life long FSU Fan. But overall it was cool being a guest of the school and getting that close what time we did get with the players was very memorable! Keep in mind the Priest's live there this is their home, and I was a guest , guess I didn't care for the Steeeles staff's we run the joint attitude...anyway just thought I'd share the experience if anyone has any questions about it I'll answer what I can.

Here's a pic when I met Keisel!

dbrooks55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 38,154
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 1,488
Thanked 6,226 Times in 2,678 Posts
Default Re: My Steelers camp story...

very cool. your watercolors are great. i sure hope the p[layers hook you up w/ more than an auto when you gave the originals to them.
__________________
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
dbrooks55
Water Boy
 
dbrooks55's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The LV
Posts: 7
Gender: Male
Member Number: 23968
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Steelers camp story...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
very cool. your watercolors are great. i sure hope the p[layers hook you up w/ more than an auto when you gave the originals to them.
Naw...wasn't looking for more than that anyway it was quick when they signed I was having a rough morning the morning they signed with some tough news from home (live 5 hours away). One PR guys was real cool to me that morning and put his neck out there for me (really wish I had a way to contact him)...told him not to get his self in trouble. He was gonna call Woodley. But I was kinda down with the news from home, but Woodley made my day cause he saw me as he walking up to the gym and started yelling to me asking me if I have the stuff. Told him if we can work something out in the future I'll do one of him in the new throwbacks with all his tattoos, since he gave me crap they weren't on there...lol. Told him the picture I worked from was from a few years ago...haha.
dbrooks55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
fastscirocco
Water Boy
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 38
Member Number: 24217
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Steelers camp story...

Is there a link to look at your artwork? If you have one I suggest you put it in your sig.
fastscirocco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
MACH1
Quest For Seven
Supporter
 
MACH1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Potataho
Posts: 13,925
Member Number: 3236
Thanks: 1,495
Thanked 4,458 Times in 1,672 Posts
Default Re: My Steelers camp story...

Whats the chances of getting Keisel and Grizzly Adams in the same pic.
__________________


ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
MACH1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
BGSU A Dub
Bench Warmer
 
BGSU A Dub's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 217
Member Number: 17389
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Steelers camp story...

That's a pretty cool story. You got closer to the players than a lot of us will ever get!
__________________
Bowling Green State University
Friends of Jesus
Black and Yellow
BGSU A Dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 12:03 AM   #7
dbrooks55
Water Boy
 
dbrooks55's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The LV
Posts: 7
Gender: Male
Member Number: 23968
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: My Steelers camp story...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MACH1 View Post
Whats the chances of getting Keisel and Grizzly Adams in the same pic.
lol...that is Keisel in the painting, that was an exhibit at St. Vincents a bunch of art from the Rooney's private collection was being auctioned off in a silent auction...the was 2 of Keisel there one in his Steelers and that one painted like a mountain man. Saw him looking at them and walked up to him and that guys mustache looks familiar...he got a chuckle out of it!
dbrooks55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts