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StlersGuy
08-31-2007, 02:44 PM
I found this site on google and thought I would share it here

Terry Bradshaw (http://www.mcmillenandwife.com/bradshaw_fans.html)


Sports heroes keep us young. To this day, whenever I see the video clip of Bradshaw firing that 18-yard TD dart to Swann in Super Bowl 13, I'm instantly 9-years old again... and I love it!

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of the "Glory Days" of the '70s Steelers, and of course, Terry Bradshaw. For me, growing up being a Steelers fan wasn't just about what happened in the "real" game... it was also about what happened after the game when my friends and I would all dash across the street to the park (named South Park, rather appropriately) and re-enact the events we had just watched unfold on TV (on those rare occasions when our Steelers were actually televised). We live in north central Ohio in the absolute heart of Browns Country, so there were only three of us, but we were as die-hard as Steelers fans come. Kevin Perkins was Jack Lambert. Todd Bolin was Franco. And I was, of course, Bradshaw. We all had glorious pro football careers on that well-worn field across from my house. Man, those were great times.

At the ripe old age of 7, I discovered the Steelers during Super Bowl X, which is my first really vivid memory of a pro football game (I was already a Buckeyes fan, though... after all, that was the era of Woody Hayes and Archie Griffin). From that point on, I lived & breathed Steelers. I was always a glory hound, so it only made sense that Bradshaw & Swann would be my favorites. They remain so to this day.

Eventually, the dynasty ended of course, and with its passing, my interest in football waned a bit for a several years. I guess it's always a bit discouraging when one of your favorite players finally succumbs to injury or "old age" and calls it quits, but it's especially difficult when you're a kid. The first year without Bradshaw was a bit surreal. By the time Lambert retired, I was pretty disillusioned by the whole thing. When you're a kid, you just think those guys will somehow just keep playing forever. In hindsight, they do... not on the field, but in the heart.

Times change, of course. The innocent eyes of a child turn into the speculating eyes of an adult. Sports have become so commercial and full of lust for money that they often seem devoid of the love for the game that was so evident in my youth. Thankfully, there's a little piece of my heart that's still stuck back in 1979, and in that place lives the "kid" who faithfully shows up every Sunday to watch the Steelers with unbridled enthusiasm and excitement.

Thanks for preserving the "kid" in me, Terry... you were a great hero to that lanky, freckle-faced punk.

--Tim McMillen, Webmaster

GoBenGo
08-31-2007, 03:59 PM
TB is my favorite Football player of all time. That is a great writing!

thankx for sharon!!
a definite keeper.!

Stairwayto7
08-31-2007, 07:02 PM
TB is my favorite Football player of all time. That is a great writing!

thankx for sharon!!
a definite keeper.!

I love Terry Also.

StlersGuy
08-31-2007, 07:03 PM
Terry was and always will be the man

SteelerBee43
09-01-2007, 12:29 AM
Terry Bradshaw,would be a great neighbor,he just seems like he'd be really easy to get along with.:helmet::tt02::tt02::clap:

BlitzburghNation
09-01-2007, 01:00 AM
Seems like a great guy & was a great STEELER :tt02:

Love it when he's on Jay leno show :haha:

MDSteel15
09-01-2007, 02:11 AM
Name another QB that won 4 Super Bowls AND called each and every play the offense ran!!! :nono::nono::nono:

You can't because there is only Terry Bradshaw :cope::cope::cope:
:cabbagepatch::banana::tt02:

And everyone thinks he just a dumb hick.....:plus1:

Captcoolhand
09-01-2007, 03:21 AM
if there's ever any 2 jersey's I would want, it would have to be Terry's or Franco's.

steelersgal86
09-01-2007, 06:31 AM
Terry Bradshaw,would be a great neighbor,he just seems like he'd be really easy to get along with.:helmet::tt02::tt02::clap:

:iagree: and funny :tt02::tt02:

SteelerSal
09-01-2007, 03:17 PM
:willybs:Terry was a wasted draft pick and proved that he was not a quality QB in the NFL. He hurt the Steelers more than helped them and he does not deserve to even be posted in his own topic. Why even bother reliving his career spent with the Steelers, which in my opinion, is a career that is better left forgotten.:banging:















































I am talkin about Terry Hanratty. :nahnah::lol::greengrin::greengrin:

KSSteelerfan
09-01-2007, 03:31 PM
:willybs:Terry was a wasted draft pick and proved that he was not a quality QB in the NFL. He hurt the Steelers more than helped them and he does not deserve to even be posted in his own topic. Why even bother reliving his career spent with the Steelers, which in my opinion, is a career that is better left forgotten.:banging:















































I am talkin about Terry Hanratty. :nahnah::lol::greengrin::greengrin:


:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:

Captcoolhand
09-01-2007, 03:50 PM
:willybs:Terry was a wasted draft pick and proved that he was not a quality QB in the NFL. He hurt the Steelers more than helped them and he does not deserve to even be posted in his own topic. Why even bother reliving his career spent with the Steelers, which in my opinion, is a career that is better left forgotten.:banging:


I am talkin about Terry Hanratty. :nahnah::lol::greengrin::greengrin:

You could have done it like this to save space :bigthumb:

Bucsfan4ever
09-01-2007, 08:35 PM
I saw that pass from Bradshaw to Swann...I still lived in Illinois and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan then....the good ol' days when there were no domes and QBs weren't protected like they are now.

Loved watching Terry on Fox...always makes me laugh.