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LatrobePA
07-31-2012, 09:39 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82af03bc/article/chuck-pagano-gets-steelers-fan-into-colts-andrew-luck-jersey

Pretty stupid really but I thought some might get a kick out of it..

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts safety Tom Zbikowski spotted the Pittsburgh Steelers jersey in the front row right away. A few minutes later, he asked first-year coach Chuck Pagano to take care of the offensive sight.

Armed with a new Andrew Luck jersey and an ultimatum, Pagano enticed 24-year-old Anderson native Zach Simmons to make the smart decision -- changing his shirt so he could stick around for the rest of Monday afternoon's training camp practice. Yes, the Steelers-Ravens rivalry now includes a handful of former Ravens in Indianapolis.


"He (Zbikowski) saw it and said, `Look coach we got to do something about that,'" Pagano said. "I went over there. He's a huge (Bruce) Arians fan, obviously, and Mewelde Moore. So with a little bit of coaching and a brand new Andrew Luck jersey, I said, `Look, you've got to put this jersey on. If you do it, you get to stay, if not we've got to escort you out of here.'"

Arians, the Colts' new offensive coordinator, and Moore, a running back, are former Steelers.

It's the latest twist in one of the NFL's hottest rivalries and one that these ex-Ravens simply can't let go of yet.

On Monday, it was all in good fun. On Aug. 19, it will be serious business as the new Colts face Pittsburgh in a nationally televised preseason game.

Simmons said there was a simple explanation for his attire at Anderson University, a Division III school about 30 miles northeast of the Colts' team headquarters and a world away from Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

"I'm trying to get Bruce Arians and Mewelde Moore's attention," Simmons said. "I am still kind of in shock, but it was pretty cool for my buddies I came with."

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He caught everybody's attention.

After practice, Simmons met new Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, Arians and Moore.

Pagano just hopes he doesn't have to see the site of another Steelers jersey until that preseason game.

"It's kind of our motto. You are either all the way in or you're all the way out," Pagano joked. "He wanted to see practice and Bruce so it was a good deal."

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

Ibleedblk&gld
07-31-2012, 10:16 AM
just saw this on NFL.com...I know this is a lie...no one is a fan of BA...

K Train
07-31-2012, 10:42 AM
its really funny actually, and its cool the guy got a signed Luck jersey out of it

Sheetz
07-31-2012, 10:43 AM
They were going to leave because he was in a Steelers jersey?

Zachintosh66
07-31-2012, 11:28 AM
He's a huge (Bruce) Arians fan, obviously, and Mewelde Moore.

Best part of the whole article...

Ibleedblk&gld
07-31-2012, 12:11 PM
They were going to leave because he was in a Steelers jersey?

they were going to kick him out of camp b/c he was in a steelers jersey...people show up to steelers training camp in browns jerseys...no one kicks them out

LatrobePA
07-31-2012, 12:11 PM
its really funny actually, and its cool the guy got a signed Luck jersey out of it

eBay that beotch!

LatrobePA
07-31-2012, 12:12 PM
they were going to kick him out of camp b/c he was in a steelers jersey...people show up to steelers training camp in browns jerseys...no one kicks them out

The only part of the story that had me scratching my head oh and BA had a fan!

BlitzburghRockCity
07-31-2012, 12:39 PM
It's cool that he good an Andrew Luck jersey out of it, but I'd have gotten that signed too if I were that guy.


just saw this on NFL.com...I know this is a lie...no one is a fan of BA...

:rofl:

K Train
07-31-2012, 01:08 PM
pagano sent luck over to him to sign it

jpele
07-31-2012, 01:12 PM
Just goes to show Pagano has little control of his players. I was at Leigh Univ. In 2010 for Eagles camp ( long story don't ask) I got heckled for wearing a Bettis jersey but nothing unexpected. What happen though was fatass Andy Reid personally had security remove a fan for wearing a McNabb Redskin jersey, he claimed the fan was distractinf the team.

LatrobePA
07-31-2012, 01:12 PM
pagano sent luck over to him to sign it

He also wanted BA's autograph but was quickly disappointed when his crayon wouldn't write on the fabric!

jpele
07-31-2012, 01:16 PM
He also wanted BA's autograph but was quickly disappointed when his crayon wouldn't write on the fabric!

LMAO

Raleigh Steel
07-31-2012, 01:16 PM
just saw this on NFL.com...I know this is a lie...no one is a fan of BA...

great minds think alike. that's the first thing that came to my mind when i read the article.

maybe i'll show up to steelers camp wearing a panthers jersey, so coach tomlin will give me a free autographed jersey.

LarryNJ
07-31-2012, 03:16 PM
Just goes to show Pagano has little control of his players. I was at Leigh Univ. In 2010 for Eagles camp ( long story don't ask) I got heckled for wearing a Bettis jersey but nothing unexpected. What happen though was fatass Andy Reid personally had security remove a fan for wearing a McNabb Redskin jersey, he claimed the fan was distractinf the team.

I read it as Pagano being relaxed and having some fun. Andy Reid thinking he's God's gift to the NFL even though he has never won a thing.

jpele
07-31-2012, 05:35 PM
I read it as Pagano being relaxed and having some fun. Andy Reid thinking he's God's gift to the NFL even though he has never won a thing.

Could be but it didn't bother Pagano until one of his players cried about it. As for Zbikowski it comes as no surprise he did after All study at the Harbough school of whining.

K Train
07-31-2012, 05:43 PM
jesus, it was zbikowski and pagano having some fun, this wasnt meant to insult you

LatrobePA
07-31-2012, 06:18 PM
lolololol

Dee Mca
07-31-2012, 08:59 PM
That's all it was them having fun. Sad to say I went to a Monday night game in Indy a couple years ago. Sat in the players family section. Even worse than going to a Colts game having a cousin that plays for them. He called while I was at school asking if I wanted to go to the game. I was wearing my Polamalu jersey and Steelers sweats. I went to game sat right with players familys even met Bill Polian. He tried to get me in a Colts jersey I said no and that was it. My cousin did get picked on by team for awhile afterwards. Was last game he gave me tickets too.

86WARD
07-31-2012, 09:24 PM
The fan is a pussy for wearing a Colts jersey...lol.

LatrobePA
07-31-2012, 09:41 PM
The fan is a pussy for wearing a Colts jersey...lol.

That fn thing would look nice sitting on eBay along w the story if it were me, I'd cash in on it not wear it!!

86WARD
07-31-2012, 09:45 PM
lol...no ****.

jpele
08-01-2012, 12:05 AM
jesus, it was zbikowski and pagano having some fun, this wasnt meant to insult you

Insulted hardly, bet you never met a Ravens player face to face have you ?

connecticutsteel
08-01-2012, 06:20 AM
Pagano, luck,Arians,can all like my ball sweat.First off i would never be anywhere but St.Vincents .but if i some how got a luck jersey i would Ebay it and tell them i was going too

ChucktownSteeler
08-01-2012, 08:02 AM
I would have chosen to leave practice before donning a jersey of any other team.

The story is obviously false because there are no fans of BA.

Nice try, Fagnano.

C-town

K Train
08-01-2012, 08:41 AM
Pagano, luck,Arians,can all like my ball sweat.First off i would never be anywhere but St.Vincents .but if i some how got a luck jersey i would Ebay it and tell them i was going too
i went to lehigh once for the eagles, it was still fun even though i hate them

I would have chosen to leave practice before donning a jersey of any other team.

The story is obviously false because there are no fans of BA.

Nice try, Fagnano.

C-town
i didnt know you were the ultimate steeler fan that getting a free authentic jersey would not only insult you but make your skin melt, the things you learn about people...

ChucktownSteeler
08-01-2012, 09:00 PM
i went to lehigh once for the eagles, it was still fun even though i hate them

i didnt know you were the ultimate steeler fan that getting a free authentic jersey would not only insult you but make your skin melt, the things you learn about people...

Your right you don't a lot about me, but I would have left before donning another jersey. No doubt about. I don't need money that much. I would have left.

Actually I wouldn't have been there in the first place. Not a fan of BA or the Colts.

BWHahahhaha

Nolrog
08-02-2012, 09:20 AM
Now everyone is going to show up to Indy practices in Steeler jersey's. I hope they have a truck full of Luck jerseys on hand.