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AZ_Steeler
04-18-2008, 07:24 PM
Steeler Addicts Member Spotlight:
Top Gun

Member Spotlight Questions:

How long have you been a Steeler fan: For as long as I can remember, basically since the first time I saw them play in the playoffs leading up to the Super Bowl against the Rams.. My dad said I watched them before that but I don't remember much before then.

What made you become a fan of the Steelers: My dad was actually a Giants fan but I really started liking the black n gold the first time I saw them because their uniforms were cool and because Jack Lambert was as mean and intimidating as they come. I thought " yeah this guy is downright nasty"

Who is your favorite Player currently on the Steelers roster: Hines Ward & James Harrison

Why are they your favorite player: Hines is the ultimate success story, drafted in the 3rd round, played special teams and worked his way through all the adversity to be one of the best in the business. Silverback because he's mean, nasty, and will dish out a hit on anybody at anytime. When he comes to play on sunday afternoons it spells trouble for the person who crosses him. He's following in the great tradition of Steeler linebackers.

Who is your favorite Steeler of the past: Lamert & Harris no question.

What is your favorite Steelers memory: I have a couple: Super Bowl XL; finally getting that one for the thumb and being there every week watching and cheering them on even when they were at 7-5 and on the brink of elimination they kept at it and won the ultimate prize. Another is seeing Barry Foster get the rushing record for the team at 1690 yds in a season and do it on the strength of 12 100yd games. Another would be to finally see us draft a franchise QB in Big Ben. Watching the team struggle since Bradshaw left with has been's and never will be's it was good to see the Rooney's get us the guy we needed to lead the team into the future. Also "the tackle" was one I'll never forget.

What is your favorite sport to watch other than football: MotoGP racing; I love watching race bikes tear it up on courses all over the world.

How did you find Steeler Addicts: Steelersfan invited me here a couple weeks after I left another Steelers site because of being fed up & burnt out with how the site was going. I checked out SA and was hooked from the minute I started posting.

Sum up your thoughts on Steeler Addicts in a few sentences: Great people, great conversations, mutual respect between the staff and the members, people who genuinely enjoy each others company and come to SA to relax and have a good time; and of course the solid & reliable news on the team and the league overall. Even if you don't feel posting there's always something to do here and always somebody willing to chat with you on just about any topic under the sun.

What do you do for a living: I work in residential & commercial telephone service in the back office support.

What is one thing that might surprise people to know about you: I enjoy ballroom dancing.

What is one thing that everybody knows you for: the Steelers, riding motorcycles, 80's music, and of course KISS. Oh and the guy who married a Hooters girl :lol:

What kind of car or truck do you drive: Ford Explorer, and of course my Suzuki, "gigi".

If you could change 1 thing about yourself what would it be: A bit more patient, I used to be really laid back but not as much any more.

What are your hobbies & interests outside of posting on SA? riding motorcycles, jamming to music, going for walks with the family. I love going to the beach on vacation; someday I'll retire near the water even if I have to live under the boardwalk! :greengrin:

Favorite TV show: MASH, House, Deadlist Catch, America's Port, just about anything on Discovery Channel or NatGeo. Also I love watching TV Land and all the old sitcoms & 80's shows.

Favorite video games: Guitar Hero games no doubt.

Does your family enjoy watching football with you or do they run and hide when the game is on: My wife enjoys watching the games with me, in fact she remarked that when I don't scream and yell get all into the game it's not as fun for her to watch with me. My son used to hate it but now he's alittle bigger and understands Im not screaming at him, just the TV :lol:

What type of Steelers game day rituals do you do: I pick out a jersey or tshirt to wear, a pair of socks, boxers, and pants and I wear those all year long no matter what. If we win I don't wash the shirt so I don't wash out the good luck. I also drink from the same cup each week and drink the same thing, eat the same foods, sit in the same spot to watch the game. Also I post in the gameday threads here on the site.

Your favorite gametime food & beverage: Beer, wings, pizza, chips, (just depends on where Im watching the game at) and always a bologna sandwhich before the game. If my son watches it with me we'll make some popcorn and only get more at half time if we're winning.

How many Steeler games have you attended in your lifetime: 15 I believe.

Three Rivers Stadium or Heinz Field ? both have sentimental value so I can't say either one but TRS has the 4 SB wins and all that dynasty history. Hopefully one day Heinz will have that too.

Immaculate Reception or "The Tackle"? the Tackle, because we wouldn't have won SBXL without it.

steelersgal86
04-18-2008, 08:27 PM
Ballroom dancing huh:scratch: nice interview:yellowthumb:

DIESELMAN
04-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Nice interview Matt!! :yellowthumb:

Deb
04-18-2008, 08:59 PM
You are a great guy Matt, and it was fun to read

NOVA STEELERS
04-18-2008, 10:58 PM
Nice read Matt........... What no Love for KIP :wtf: :hilarious:

ejsteeler
04-18-2008, 11:09 PM
Very nice read.:yellowthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-19-2008, 05:41 AM
Nice read Matt........... What no Love for KIP :wtf: :hilarious:

Kip goes without saying man, he's my hero ! :lol:

Bucsfan4ever
04-19-2008, 08:42 AM
Great read!!...really enjoy the Member Spotlights! :yellowthumb:

SteelerBee43
04-19-2008, 10:12 AM
Great interview Matt...:yellowthumb: :greengrin:

AZ_Steeler
04-19-2008, 12:20 PM
This was probably the hardest interview to get... I had to threaten him with banishment from the site until it was done! :D

Thanks TG for doing this... I'm sure everyone had been looking forward to this spotlight just to get to know the SA owner a little better :bigthumb:

BlitzburghNation
04-19-2008, 08:59 PM
Nice Read Matt and thanks for all your help on here ~~~~:bigthumb:

Would've left the ballroom dancing thing out though ~~~:haha:

Man I hope you don't wash that shirt all year--- :crossfingers:

I definetly agree with you on the tackle,,,,,,,, :bigthumb:

Stlrs4Life
04-19-2008, 09:19 PM
Nice in depth interview TG. Hooters girl huh? Will have to see next Sat.

SteelersWoman
04-19-2008, 11:19 PM
I enjoyed the interview Matt--thanks for taking the time to share it with us :)

And to any (guy) who thinks the ballroom dancing thing isn't cool? Women like to see men dance--takes coordination and smoothness to do it!

BlitzburghRockCity
04-19-2008, 11:51 PM
Nice in depth interview TG. Hooters girl huh? Will have to see next Sat.

Yep she'll be there, can't guarantee she'll be awake for some of the time since we're leaving here at about 6am or so and heading straight there after checking into our hotel :lol: so she'll probably take a nap in the truck for a bit.


I enjoyed the interview Matt--thanks for taking the time to share it with us :)

And to any (guy) who thinks the ballroom dancing thing isn't cool? Women like to see men dance--takes coordination and smoothness to do it!

Yeah it's really quite demanding; but it's a lot of fun once you really get into it and if you're able to find a partner that just "fits" you perfectly then it really makes the experience even more enjoyable because you develop that rapport.

floodcitygirl
04-20-2008, 10:58 PM
The dancing thing only makes you that much more impressive TG. Great interview!

memphissteelergirl
04-21-2008, 09:21 AM
Great interview, TG! :yellowthumb:

SteelCityMan786
04-21-2008, 10:21 PM
Nicely done brother!!!

PsychoWard
04-22-2008, 06:38 PM
very nice read TG

susielr
04-23-2008, 03:16 PM
Good interview Top Gun...

TampaSteelGirl
04-26-2008, 07:17 AM
NIce interview, i'm like you I need to be more patient as well, I never use to let things bother me now everything does! I do alot of the same game day rituals as well!!! :tt02:

BlacknGold Bleeder
04-26-2008, 09:03 AM
Nice Interview !! Great read !! Thanks for sharing, ya know ya gonna get raked over the coals bout that dancing thing don't ya !! :sHa_sarcasticlol::rofl:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-27-2008, 10:10 PM
It's probably a good thing I forgot to mention that I listen to classical music a lot too :lol:

BlitzburghNation
04-28-2008, 12:36 AM
It's probably a good thing I forgot to mention that I listen to classical music a lot too :lol:

Me too,,,,,,,,,But not alot,have to be in the mood :greengrin:

I love the Movie Muzak~~~~Black Hawk Down,Mohicans,Braveheart.....etc
Great for driving miles down the highway & good change of pace for :ktrain:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-28-2008, 12:39 AM
well yeah, Im going to put in Mozart over KISS all THAT often but yes for a nice change of pace and relaxing I've been known to turn on music choice classical channel and the just chill.

NOVA STEELERS
04-28-2008, 10:04 AM
well yeah, Im going to put in Mozart over KISS all THAT often but yes for a nice change of pace and relaxing I've been known to turn on music choice classical channel and the just chill.

:yikes: