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BlitzburghRockCity
11-03-2010, 10:18 AM
Update 11/16/2010
Thanks so much to everyone that came out for the video chat, we all had a blast and Ike was very gracious to everyone and answered a lot of questions. Here is a link to the phone interview I did with him earlier today.

www.steeleraddicts.com/topgun/iketaylorinterview.mp3

:towelwave: http://images.sportinglife.com/09/01/330/Ike-Taylor_1848345.jpg :towelwave:




Back by popular demand, Steeler Addicts is proud to announce that Ike Taylor is going to do a phone interview with us in the near future! And as an added bonus, after wards he will do a LIVE video chat where people can log in and speak to him face to face. To participate in the video chat you'll need to have a webcam, and it will take place via his website, www.facemeike.com (http://www.facemeike.com)

We did an email interview with Ike back in 2007, which was very successful. This time we're even more privileged to be able to do a phone interview and video chat!

More details to come in the future as I work out the details on dates, times, etc. So stay tuned!!!


Update, you don't need a webcam to participate now so come join us!

Prosdo
11-03-2010, 11:01 AM
This should be a lot of fun. Can't wait!

TampaSteelGirl
11-03-2010, 11:41 AM
:tt02:COUNT ME IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:tt02:

LarryNJ
11-03-2010, 12:00 PM
Sweet!!! I can't wait! Another great job boss!

DIESELMAN
11-03-2010, 12:14 PM
Very Cool!!! Way to go bro!!!

TampaSteelGirl
11-03-2010, 01:22 PM
IM IN!!!!!!!!!! :tt02:

Scorp
11-03-2010, 01:31 PM
SWEET MAN!!!! I'LL BE THERE.

Scorp
11-03-2010, 01:32 PM
SWEET MAN. I'LL BE THERE.

lloydfan4life
11-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Way cool, Matt! :cope:

Scorp
11-03-2010, 01:43 PM
Way cool, Matt! :cope:

How do you know my middle name? :thinking:

PsychoWard
11-03-2010, 02:34 PM
that is soo cool!!!! i can't wait!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-03-2010, 08:31 PM
The plan at this point is that I'll be doing the phone interview with Ike, and of course we'll post it up on the forums so everyone can hear it then. The members that want to ask Ike a question can do so via the live video chat that we'll do afterwards. that way we get as many as possible being able to interact with Ike for the time that he will have allotted for us. If anyone does not have a webcam to participate in the chat, you can forward your question to me and I'll ask it on the phone interview for you!

Again, I'll have more details in the near future as we finalize all the details and make this happen. You guys deserve the best and we try our hardest to make your SA experience the best it can be!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-05-2010, 03:55 PM
Start getting your questions ready, I'll be finalizing the details including the dates and times by some time next week!

TampaSteelGirl
11-08-2010, 12:18 PM
Matt do you know if this will be after work so I can use my webcam??? Just wondering..i'll get some questions ready!!! Great job buddy!!!!:yellowthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-08-2010, 02:18 PM
Yes it will definitely be some time after normal business hours. I'm talking to Ike's publicist this afternoon to work out all the details.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-09-2010, 11:26 PM
Here we go Steeler Addicts, the interview and video chat is all set up. I just talked to his publicist a few minutes ago. Ike is going to call me next Tuesday during the day and I'll do the phone interview with him. I will then post it up on the website shortly afterwards in mp3 format so everyone can listen to it.

This is guaranteed, 100% to be the real Ike Taylor. It's a big honor that Ike is taking time to speak with all the Steeler fans here on SA.

Then at 7pm EST, 11/16/2010, Ike Taylor will be having his live webchat with us! You MUST have a webcam in order to participate in the chat. If you don't have a webcam, perhaps a friend or family member has one that you can use that night. As long as you have an internet connection and webcame you're all set. I will provide details on how to get into the chat in the coming days. Mark your calendars, get your questions ready for Ike next Tuesday evening at 7pm!!!

Ike loves talking to the fans and he is excited to do the interview and chat with everyone. He will take 1 or 2 questions from each person during the chat and talk to as many people as he can.

LarryNJ
11-10-2010, 08:23 AM
This is simply "COOL"! We often bitch about athletes today being too big for their fans. Well this is proof that they all aren't like that. It's going to be a fun evening, I hope that I can make it.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-10-2010, 12:47 PM
Get your Steeler family, friends, and kids, together; anybody who would like to talk to Ike and let them know about the video chat. It should be a great evening and I'm sure you guys will come up with some cool questions to ask him.

Cricker24
11-12-2010, 08:38 PM
this is unbelievably cool!!!! I have a webcam on my iMac, but I've never used it...guess next Tuesday @ 7pm is as good as any to try it out!! THANKS MATT!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris

nuclearchihuahuas
11-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Great opportunity--nice!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-13-2010, 10:50 AM
Good point Cricker, for those that have a webcam but maybe haven't used it in awhile, you might want to turn it on and make sure it works ok ahead of time :)

A few more bits of info...

The video chat will be like a chat room, where you can see everyone that is in the room with you. When you log into the chat room you'll create a username, I'd suggest using the same name as your SA account but it's completely up to you. Ike will be there, his username will be either Ike Taylor or Ike Taylor 24. Nobody else will be allowed to log in with that username.

When Ike clicks on your name in the chat room he'll be able to see you on your webcam, and when he is talking with you you'll be able to see each other. If you click on his his name at any time during the video chat you can see him

If he is talking to someone else you can still see him by clicking on his name at any time but he can only see the person he's talking too. He'll answer a couple questions from each person and when he is ready to move on to the next person he'll let you know. Ike will be the one initiating the conversation with each individual person as he goes through the list of everyone that is in the chatroom.

He is very personable and easy to talk too, and loves talking to the fans so think up a few good questions to have ready and lets have some fun!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-14-2010, 02:26 PM
:bump: :bump:

Don't forget all, mark your calendars and get your questions ready!

TampaSteelGirl
11-15-2010, 10:29 AM
I MAY need a reminder text.....:thinking:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-15-2010, 10:28 PM
I've got everything lined up for the phone call tomorrow at 2..shortly after I'll load it up on the website so everyone can hear it.

Im hoping we have a real good turnout for the chat tomorrow; his publicist has said he is open to any type of questions that we may have so feel free to ask away. I would not and will not attempt to censor anyone's questions for him, if you have a legitimate question then by all means feel free to ask it. Remember, we are representing SA here so let's make sure we make a good impression on him. We've all worked very hard to help make SA what it is today and what it will be in future, each and everyone one of you has a part in that. You never know what opportunities might come of this for the site in the future.

Have a great time with it and enjoy yourselves!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7pm EST is when it will begin. I would suggest going to the site a few minutes early so you can sign in with a user name. I will be there at 7.

Just go to www.facemeike.com (http://www.facemeike.com) and look for a special link to the video chat room. Ike will stay and answer as many questions as he can. If you have more than 1 person with you, like a family or friend, be sure to let him know so he can answer their questions as well before moving on.

**Update** for those that don't have a webam, you can join the event! You can still see Ike in the chat room and ask him a question the only thing is that he won't be able to see you of course. So yes for those that don't have one, come on with us and join the fun!!

steelersgal86
11-16-2010, 07:51 AM
:woot: this is awesome...I cant wait!!!!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-16-2010, 01:34 PM
Coming up tonight all, be there or be square!! :D And don't forget, you don't need a webcam to join the chat now...see posts above..

BlitzburghRockCity
11-16-2010, 04:53 PM
Alright everyone, I just got off the phone with Ike. He's a super cool guy, and very graciously answered our questions. He even answered one that my 8yr son asked me to ask him about his favorite movie..LOL.

Also an FYI, you might want to use Internet Explorer tonight for the chat...Firefox may not show the link properly.

If you have a webcam, when you click on his name you'll be able to interact with him live in the chat room. You can talk to him too, his voice will come through on your computer speakers so have your sound turned up ok so you guys can hear each other.

if you don't have a webcam, you'll still be able to type back and forth him. Again if you have more than 1 person at your computer that wants to ask him a question just be sure to let him know when he starts talking to you.

SteelerNC
11-16-2010, 06:37 PM
I wont be able to make it on tonight. Have fun and cant wait to hear the replay.

PsychoWard
11-16-2010, 07:36 PM
headed in there now to make sure my web cam sets up

steelersgal86
11-16-2010, 07:42 PM
:woot: me too...just switched to IE

JensK
11-16-2010, 08:09 PM
Aww filthy freaking stupid Denmark....... Got thrown off just before it was my time to ask a question!? Oh well, it will not let me reconnect, so it is most likely by provider which suck! Have a great interview ya'll! :)

Zachintosh66
11-16-2010, 08:09 PM
IE is sooo horrible, but fine

RIVERS OF STEEL
11-16-2010, 08:33 PM
friggin un real. thanks all.

steelersgal86
11-16-2010, 08:48 PM
thank you soooo much matt that was the best

BlitzburghRockCity
11-16-2010, 09:02 PM
That was a blast, thank you to everyone that came out and hung with us and Ike in the chat room. I'm going to see if I can get one scheduled again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

Link to the phone interview is in the 1st post in this thread.
http://www.steeleraddicts.com/topgun/iketaylorchatpic.jpg
http://www.steeleraddicts.com/topgun/iketaylorchatpic.jpg

http://www.steeleraddicts.com/topgun/iketaylorsashoutout.jpg

PsychoWard
11-16-2010, 09:17 PM
that was badass cool!!! thanks matt for hooking that up!!! I talked to Larry after everyone left and he said that Ike wants to do that every Tuesday!!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Im sending an email to Larry now..I'll keep everyone posted :yesnod:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-16-2010, 09:26 PM
Just got the word all, we're going to do it again next Tuesday! I'll let everyone know the time once it's confirmed. How cool is that?!

LarryNJ
11-16-2010, 09:29 PM
Very Cool! :)

Did you interview him this afternoon?

BlitzburghRockCity
11-16-2010, 09:34 PM
Yep, it's in the first post of this thread :)

I was alittle nervous in the beginning but then we got rolling and it was worked out pretty nicely I think.

PsychoWard
11-16-2010, 09:37 PM
Thats awesome Matt!!! I was nervous the first question i asked my freaking heart was racing but he is very down to earth and made it easy after that!!!

LarryNJ
11-16-2010, 11:30 PM
Great interview boss...couple things that stick out to me from his answers. "I'm confused" Well we all are the fans, players, refs coaches...everyone. "I'm blessed" Yes we are blessed too to be able to enjoy those 2 SB's too. :)

And my favorite from our boss..."I just watched that the other night, it's FRICKIN hysterical!:lol::lol:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-17-2010, 09:38 AM
LOL, shut up Larry :lol: I got all excited being able to relate to something he said :lol:

steelersgal86
11-17-2010, 09:52 AM
LOL, shut up Larry :lol: I got all excited being able to relate to something he said :lol:

:rofl:

I still cant get over that...that was awesome!!!!!:greenbounce2:

TampaSteelGirl
11-17-2010, 10:03 AM
That was absoutely awesome and like Ry I was nervous and my face was red but he was really easy to talk to definately!

I was actually so excited that it took me forever to fall asleep last night!! :rofl:
Matt and Larry..thanks again so much for that awesome evening for all of us!!! I look
forward to the next one!

steelersgal86
11-17-2010, 10:03 AM
That was absoutely awesome and like Ry I was nervous and my face was red but he was really easy to talk to definately!

I was actually so excited that it took me forever to fall asleep last night!! :rofl:
Matt and Larry..thanks again so much for that awesome evening for all of us!!! I look
forward to the next one!

your face was not red...but I didnt catch you picking your nose :hehheh:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-17-2010, 12:33 PM
your face was not red...but I didnt catch you picking your nose :hehheh:


I saw that too :bwah:

My daughter kept asking, where's Carla and Kel at? LOL

steelersgal86
11-17-2010, 12:43 PM
I saw that too :bwah:

My daughter kept asking, where's Carla and Kel at? LOL

:lol: did you click on Kel's name and see her...I really did click on yours and you were walking away :duh: I saw the yellow sweatshirt

TampaSteelGirl
11-17-2010, 12:58 PM
your face was not red...but I didnt catch you picking your nose :hehheh:

:tampa: does not pick her nose on camera...just in private!! :hehheh:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-17-2010, 08:12 PM
yeah we clicked on her name, KateLynne was like there's Kel!!! She was like, they said you are leaving, I'm like "Im not leaving" :lol:

steelchamp204
11-23-2010, 01:46 AM
kinda wish ike would be a little more motivated against the division rival ratbirds.