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CowherPower
05-30-2012, 10:29 AM
For some of you old timers the first game you remember might be in the 60's or 70's, for the younger generation it might be a game in the 80's or even 90's.

I remember the first time I saw them play was in the playoffs leading up to the Rams Super Win in SB XIV. I was still young but I remember seeing these larger than life legendary names (to us now) wearing black and gold like it was yesterday.

I was hooked ever since then but one of the things that initially drove me to become a Steelers fan was just how hard these guys played and the intimidation factor they carried with them every game.

coldrolled
05-30-2012, 10:42 AM
There was a time where Shiner was the QB, but i dont remember those games vividly. Sideburns and Hanratty in 1969... But really when your not winning championships and sb's or many games at all, you dont remember those days, you really try to forget. My favorite from back in the day was Earl Campbell and the media saying he was unstoppable.. Until the Steelers / Houston games were over then the media would hide for a week after earl would get under 50 yards.. Those were some great playoff games.

BlitzburghRockCity
05-30-2012, 11:49 AM
Rams super bowl was the first time I can remember actually watching a game as a kid. I know I watched before that, according to my parents, but that's the first one I actually remember. I thought they had cool uniforms and that Mean Joe was just the toughest guy ever!

Raleigh Steel
05-30-2012, 11:56 AM
i can remember super bowl X because we were all at my parents' friends' house having a big party. those were the years where i thought the steelers never lost. i remember a game that we didn't get to watch and found out they had lost to the rams and i asked my dad how did that happen? the steelers aren't supposed to lose? he laughed and said, you can't win 'em all, but they win most of them.

Black@Gold Forever32
05-30-2012, 06:07 PM
I'm sure I watched games when I was even younger but the one game that I really remember was the 89 play-off loss to the Broncos in Denver........I was 10 years old and that game was really when I started to get into football......I was more into baseball when I was that young.....Now 1992 (Cowhers first year) I was 13 and football became my favorite sport.....Ever since then the Steelers have trumped the Pirates for me....But I will say this I want a Pirates World Series win more then a Steelers Super Bowl win right now...lol I have seen the Steelers win it all twice......I just would love to see the Pirates good again....lol

DBR96A
05-30-2012, 06:44 PM
The 1993 AFC Wild Card Playoff at Kansas City. The Steelers lost in overtime.

I remember before the game started, Salt-N-Pepa rewrote the lyrics to "Whatta Man," with Salt wearing a Chiefs shirt and rapping a verse about Joe Montana, and Pepa wearing a Steelers shirt and rapping a verse about Bill Cowher.

gtadroptop
05-30-2012, 09:42 PM
I don't have a friggin' clue. It seems like I've always been watching them. Dad bled Black & Gold and he passed that on to me. My first game was probably pre-Noll. The first one I ever attended was in Cowher's rookie year. It was against the Bengal's at Three Rivers. I remember seeing the field in person for the first time felt almost like a religious experience.

ChucktownSteeler
05-30-2012, 09:45 PM
There was a time where Shiner was the QB, but i dont remember those games vividly. Sideburns and Hanratty in 1969... But really when your not winning championships and sb's or many games at all, you dont remember those days, you really try to forget. My favorite from back in the day was Earl Campbell and the media saying he was unstoppable.. Until the Steelers / Houston games were over then the media would hide for a week after earl would get under 50 yards.. Those were some great playoff games. Who
could forget Dick Shiner.

HUNT4SEVEN
05-30-2012, 09:47 PM
Steelers VS Clowns errrr Browns in 72, in the old municipal stadium, i've been hooked every since...

Goodfrom55
05-30-2012, 11:55 PM
Super Bowl XIII.

SnakeEyes43
05-31-2012, 08:01 AM
I've been watching this team ever since I can remember. My dad went to the Super Bowl vs the Rams as a teenager and he was hooked ever since...then kinda passed it on to me. For some reason a primetime game against the Browns in the early 90's sticks out in my head, but I honestly can't remember.

greg1964
05-31-2012, 08:41 AM
The first game I remember was Super Bowl IX against the Vikings

KemoTherapy
05-31-2012, 02:06 PM
A regular season game circa 1974. I was just old enough to start figuring out the rules and saw the Steelers absolutely dominate a team (Browns?) and thought to myself I like the way they play. Mean Joe Greene, for those who didn't get the chance to see him, was an absolute Godzilla out there on the field. Liked L.C. Greenwood as well.

BlacknGoldHaze
06-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Playoff loss to the eventual perfect '72 Miami Dolphins......didn't see the "Immaculate Reception" playoff victory...it was blacked out here.

Don't remember any regular season games from that season but I was hooked after that playoff game.

The Lakelander
06-02-2012, 11:58 AM
The first game I still "remember" was the Immaculate Reception playoff game ... my old neighbors from Moon Twp. had moved to Stuebenville, OH ... and since the game was a TV blackout in Pittsburgh, my family was invited to drive to Stuebenville to watch the game at their home ... I remember they had a hardwood floor in their living room and there wasn't enough furniture, so I had to sit on the hardwood floor for most of the game ... sore *** ... rabbit ears and horizontal lines ... LMAO ... the reception was **** poor ... I was really too young to understand what was going on ... December 23, 1972 ... I was 8 years old ...

Roberto Clemente died just 8 days later ... I remember that moment very vividly as well ...

My mom died about a year later ... February 4, 1974 ... I was 9 ...

Steeler4life
06-02-2012, 12:49 PM
For me it was Superbowl XIII at 8 years old. In fact, it was the first NFL game I remember ever watching. My brother was rooting for the Cowgirls along with every other kid on the block and I wanted to be different so I decided to root for the Steelers to annoy them all. My brother got so pissed he bet me a dollar on the game neither of us had. I still remember him freaking out when he lost and my dad giving me the dollar. Oddly enough, living in NJ in the 70's with no Direct TV to watch them, I still wasn't a full Football fan and thus the next two Steeler games I remember seeing was Super Bowl XIV against the Rams and Terry Bradshaw's last game against the Jets in the 34-7 win over the Jets in the last game at Shea stadium. I still remember clearly the fans after the game tearing Shea apart LOL.

Number99
06-02-2012, 02:36 PM
Rams super bowl was the first time I can remember actually watching a game as a kid. I know I watched before that, according to my parents, but that's the first one I actually remember. I thought they had cool uniforms and that Mean Joe was just the toughest guy ever!

Same here. I grew up on the Jersey Shore so my Dad was a Jets fan and my Brother a Giants fan. I hated the Rams helmets so I went with the Black and Gold. I was only 6 but I can remember my Dad letting me stay up to watch it.

Clevelandsux
06-04-2012, 08:38 PM
super bowl 14. I was watching my tv, my dad came home chips, pop and pretzels. Said I get the tv now! (we only had one tv in the house). I was 9 years old. I wasnt really into football yet. I remember my dad cussing out Bradshaw. Of course ive seen the game since, bradshaw threw 3 ints.

I also vaguely remember the playoff when the plane crashed into the old memorial stadium. Was Steelers vs Colts playoff game in 1976. I don't remember the game, but remember the plane crashing in the stands.

ChucktownSteeler
06-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Roberto Clemente died just 8 days later ... I remember that moment very vividly as well ...



Sadly, I remember that as well. New year's Eve night, helping his fellow man.

God bless Roberto.

We have all lost love ones in life and oddly they are tied to the Steelers lore. I can remember when my Mom passed I was in the hospital waiting area (Doctor had us leave the room for a while) and the Steelers and Rams were playing MNF football. It was as surreal a night as I can ever remember, almost an out of body experience.

C-town