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blkngldbabe
09-16-2007, 05:09 PM
Hey all. Thought I'd stop by and get acquainted. Haven't browsed much yet, but I hear it's a fun place to post. I'm from another great forum but am always searching out new places. Great day to be a Steeler fan. First AFC team to reach 500 wins...at home during the 75th anniversary celebration with Willie running for over 100 AGAIN. I have a long winded story to tell of how and WHY I'm a fan of the greatest team in the NFL if anyones interested. IF not...I'll save you the read LOL! :cope:

Go Steelers!!!

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Blitzburgh55
09-16-2007, 05:13 PM
:welcome:

StlersGuy
09-16-2007, 05:24 PM
:tt02::welcome::tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
09-16-2007, 05:27 PM
Welcome to SA ! Glad to have you. Post up and enjoy !

SA Gold is points that you get for posting, browsing, starting new threads, betting in the casino, etc. that you can cash in for different options in the SA store ( see link in the navbar at the top of the forums)

AZ_Steeler
09-16-2007, 05:32 PM
:welcome:

You should have received a PM that talks about all of the features here at SA, if you didn't get it let us know and we can post it up for you!

Glad you found us, hope you enjoy it here and any questions let us know!

:cope:

blkngldbabe
09-16-2007, 05:36 PM
For shame....LOL. I skimmed it as I was wanting to post and as a mod at another site (which I won't pimp cuz thats not cool) I figured forum rules are generally wide spread. I'll go review it....I"ll go sit in the corner for a while with my SHockey hat on (Dummy that is LOL)

AZ_Steeler
09-16-2007, 05:40 PM
Don't worry about it, no problem at all... I wasn't trying to shame you any I promise! :) We actually get asked that question a lot which is why we setup the auto PM with everything you need to know. We at least hope it answers everyone's questions but if it doesn't let us know. :bigthumb:

Hburg
09-16-2007, 05:50 PM
Welcome to SA! Hope you enjoy it here. If you need anything or have any questions, feel free to holla at me.

No need to shy away from your story of becoming a Steelers fan. We are always interested in what each fan's story is behind their loyalty to the Steelers! Plus it sounds like your story might be more interesting than those of us who say "I was born and raised in Pittsburgh," or, "My parent(s) are Steelers fans." :lol:

BuFu

PsychoWard
09-16-2007, 06:56 PM
:sup: and :welcome:

SteelerSteve
09-16-2007, 07:37 PM
:greetings: whats up? good to have you here:bigthumb:

floodcitygirl
09-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Well....isn't this interesting......a mod from another site.....and with the other new members we have too.....Welcome! Enjoy!!!!!!! :tt02:

BlitzburghNation
09-16-2007, 09:24 PM
:towelwave: :welcome: :towelwave:

BBG7
09-16-2007, 09:26 PM
welcome to SA!

Steelersfan
09-16-2007, 10:19 PM
Welcome to SA!

Prosdo
09-16-2007, 11:16 PM
Welcome to SA!

SteelerBee43
09-16-2007, 11:20 PM
:greetings::welcome::towel:

BlacknGold Bleeder
09-16-2007, 11:22 PM
WELCOME to the BLACK and GOLDEST site on the web !!

O.K. I'll ask ...what is the other site?? Nothing wrong with telling us...

AZSteelerfan
09-17-2007, 03:35 AM
Welcome to SA!!!!!!!!!!!1:helmet:

steelersgal86
09-17-2007, 05:10 AM
:welcome: :hiya:

Stairwayto7
09-17-2007, 08:02 AM
Welcome! Enjoy!

blkngldbabe
09-17-2007, 12:42 PM
Ok... yunz asked for it. Don't say I didn't warn you.heh.


I was posed a few questions from a fellow fan...It was posed to a whole group of us really...and I of course decided that becoming verbally incontinent was the best course of action..LOL.

BTW, the other site is SteelCityInsiders. I hope I didn't break any rules...I was just asked is all.

Here goes everything. :tt02:


I want to understand why we are such an imposing presence among fan bases.

Why are you drawn to the Steelers, and so f*cking proud to be a fan?

What is your connection to Pittsburgh, if any?

Why is Steelers Nation so kickass?

Basically, why are we better than the other fanbases?




The glint in the eyes of the Black and Gold clad Gridiron warriors was matched in intensity only by those in the stands, ready to pour every ounce of energy into an afternoon of reckless abandon. Clouds of hot breath clinging to the air and the smell of adrenaline marked the coming of the Life and breath of Pittsburgh. The spine-tingling roar that rose from the crowd, as the Pride of Steeltown USA took the field, was deafening yet exhilarating all at once. A game was a spectacle to behold, and what I as a diehard fan would give to have experienced just one during the Superbowl era, could not be put into words.

A team whose identity IS the people, can do nothing but get complete admiration and undying loyalty from the group whom they represent so unfalteringly on the field. The Chief was brilliant in creating a team, a legacy if you will that so closely paralleled the City. The Steelers stubbornness to achieve their best, and put all possible effort into doing so, won them loyalty from not only their hometown crowd but from fans nationwide.

The Men in Black and Gold carried a pride and dignity in their stride, as they do today. This swagger struck home with every man, woman or child that had ever encountered adversity in their lives. The approach the Steelers took in overcoming obstacles reached out to the men and women who laid it on the line everyday to put food on the table. When the Steelers won, it was almost a moral victory to the fanbase.

Over the decades, the same has rung true. It has also flowed over to the white collared fans as well as the people who just love football. Their smash mouth, grind it out style, brings physicality to a whole new level in the game. The toughness of a team that would rather run straight through instead of around connects with the animal in all of us. The team who was never a store bought, shiny new Cadillac but a winter beater that will make it through the worst storm, showed that you didnít have to be the high dollar earner to make it big in this life.

Winning four Lombardiís in the late seventies brought more than just national awareness to this wunderkind of the Burgh, it rewrote the rules of the game, so people could combat the most fear instilling defense to ever take the field. Nobody could deal with the Steel Curtain. Every time my memories drift back to this stalwart D, one major point sticks out. NOBODY ate their lunch or even thought about anything besides coming out in one piece after a play. That in itself, brought tears of pride to many a member of the Steeler Nation.

As a youngster, going through the later years of elementary school near the border, I was more of a hockey kid than anything. Being only 13 in the late eighties, and my first time on my own at a boarding school, I was struggling to find something to occupy my spare time (which apparently was in great abundance). Of course, being a teenager, I turned to boys. I had many friends, but none were close. The one night I was outside, rolling my skateboard down the drive while fighting off a large bout of homesickness, this spunky senior decided to befriend me. His name was Anthony Renda Jr. I developed such an enormous crush on the man, and he was fantastic to a young girl who must have driven him insane with the attention.

One Sunday afternoon, I was bored and the newfound love of my life was nowhere to be found. Chin in my hands, bored to tears, I sat in the courtyard waiting to find something to do with my time. All of a sudden my knight in shining armor arrived. Tony called me over and asked if I would like to spend some time with him. By answering yes, my Sundays from that day forward, were changed forever.

I was introduced to the wonderful sport (which in turn, would take me forward to meet many interesting people in life) of NFL football. Now as I sat patiently, Tony described the basics of the game. Back in the late eighties, we were lucky to catch two games a weekend on the tube. But before he ever tried to tell me about QBís and O-lines he told me the one most important fact about the game. You find yourself a team that you relate with, and stick with them no matter how horribly they play, or how many Super bowls they win. I was lost as the only thing that I knew was if you win the big game you get a CUP not a BOWL. What kind of wacky football did the Americans play anyways?

Now the one thing I didnít share with you about my sweet Mr.Renda jr. was that his hometown happened to be Sewickley PA. His family business was Renda broadcasting Corp. Tony had been raised on Steeler Ball going to many home games and such, and his love for the game projected that connection on to me. That first year watching the game, getting a feel for what goes on and who does what, was being like a small child on Christmas morning. From what my friend had told me, the best team EVER was the Steelers. This was contested daily by my classmates, as they all grew up on the border as die hard Bills fans. The Kelly era was taking place, and the string of SB runs were in the process of beginning. It was the only time in my memories of actually hearing a Bengals fan say anything about winning as well. Oh, the irony of it.

As he finished school, and I moved away, my Sundays of watching the Steelers continued. Being up here, in the great white north, it was much easier to find CFL games to watch but the drive to follow the best team in NFL history had been born. I read up on the history of the team, and found out about the Lombardyís. How did Tony fail to mention these?? I guess the pride in a team, that was not only comprised of football players but local legends, would make him assume that everyone would know what a storied career his boys in black and gold had.

As the years went by I watched and learned more about the wondrous entity that is the NFL and how simple colors could bring people, who have never met, together. Even in Canada, where itís more common to run across a person or car clad in Leafs paraphernalia than anything, the Steeler Nation stands tall and proud. Directly north of Niagara is a city called Hamilton. The city has its own CFL franchise, clad in the same black and gold colors. The Hammer, as itís affectionately known by its inhabitants, is a steel town as well. The people are hard core fanatics for their team, but also identify well with their American counterparts.

Nowadays, even during the off season, there are many fans adorned in their Colors. Going to the grocery store, a smile spreads across my face with the mere glimpse of the Steel workers union symbol. Every time I see those hypocycloids,
I fill with pride. I generally strike up conversations with complete strangers on game day, while out for some snacks. While fully clad in Black and Gold, driving my yellow car with Steelers die hanging from my mirror, I always honk when I see Steeler fans. There is always a wish of good luck, or questions of what that guy thought he was doing (Maddox slights of course). Even while surfing the net, on my constant quest for more football knowledge, I meet our fans in the oddest of places.

I donít know if Iíve ever encountered a fanbase (NFL of course) that has the tenacity in its love for its team, or for that matter the drive to know more about the group of 53 men and their leaders. The people that affiliate themselves with our proud tradition, most likely canít pinpoint exactly WHY they are the strongest and most vocal supporters of their franchise. They do know, however, that even being one small voice in a cast of millions is the most electrifying feeling on a cold December day while the Warriors of the Gridiron once again step foot onto the field.

P.S this was written PRE SB XL.

digdug
09-18-2007, 12:42 AM
All I can say is WOW!!! :clap:

:welcome: & :hiya:

thanks for finding SA

Hburg
09-18-2007, 03:07 PM
So you're in Canada, eh?

Good read.

BuFu

blkngldbabe
09-18-2007, 05:49 PM
Indeed. Toronto. Nice ride BTW. I work for GM as well. Parts specialist.

BBG7
09-18-2007, 06:10 PM
Indeed. Toronto. Nice ride BTW. I work for GM as well. Parts specialist.

my little sister was in Toronto last weekend...she said she loved it!

blkngldbabe
09-19-2007, 09:15 AM
The city is a fun place to party. I should be going to a club hop next weekend for my friends birthday. We're getting a stretch navigator to tour with th egroup of friends. Can't wait.

SteelerChap
09-19-2007, 11:26 AM
We would love to hear your story. Welcome to This Year's Shocking AFC North Champions Forum. Baltimore eat your heart out! You are going down November 5th Prime Time MNF at Heinz Field. We will shock the Oddsmakers. Welcome Aboard again. Here's to you!

Hburg
09-19-2007, 08:56 PM
Indeed. Toronto. Nice ride BTW. I work for GM as well. Parts specialist.

Aiight cool, I know a kid who lives in Toronto now. What's it like up there? How many NFL fans are up there versus CFL fans?

That Buick Lucerne is a sweet ride. I only wish it was mine. I love Buicks, from the old B 52's, to the Riviera's, to the Regal GSX, to the Lucerne. I only wish they had brought the Chinese market Park Avenue to the States. The car I learned to drive in and first drove regularly was my dad's 1994 Buick LeSabre Limited. It was deep red/maroon inside and out. Power everything, leather everything, thumping stereo system (friend's thought it was aftermarket), torquey and reliable 3800 series engine, and plenty of room in the front and the back!

The car I have now, which is the first car I've owned, is a 2006 Ford Taurus SEL. It's pimpin', leather, moonroof, etc. I like it, but I still am gonna work for that Buick! :lol:

BuFu

steelcurtaingal
09-19-2007, 09:11 PM
Hey all. Thought I'd stop by and get acquainted. Haven't browsed much yet, but I hear it's a fun place to post. I'm from another great forum but am always searching out new places. Great day to be a Steeler fan. First AFC team to reach 500 wins...at home during the 75th anniversary celebration with Willie running for over 100 AGAIN. I have a long winded story to tell of how and WHY I'm a fan of the greatest team in the NFL if anyones interested. IF not...I'll save you the read LOL! :cope:

Go Steelers!!!

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the stuff k-train and koopa have in large quantities

blkngldbabe
09-20-2007, 12:35 PM
BuFu, lots of NFL fans. There are alot of CFLers too, but many are older. I've always enjoyed the NFL more, but I've heard that many think the 3 downs vs. four is more exciting to watch. meh. Pass run kick, pass run kick. Yawn.

Hockey, now thats another thing altogether. Muahahahaha.

SteelerBee43
09-20-2007, 03:08 PM
Welcome to SA...:tt02::tt02:

Steelerlyn
09-20-2007, 05:01 PM
Aiight cool, I know a kid who lives in Toronto now. What's it like up there? How many NFL fans are up there versus CFL fans?

That Buick Lucerne is a sweet ride. I only wish it was mine. I love Buicks, from the old B 52's, to the Riviera's, to the Regal GSX, to the Lucerne. I only wish they had brought the Chinese market Park Avenue to the States. The car I learned to drive in and first drove regularly was my dad's 1994 Buick LeSabre Limited. It was deep red/maroon inside and out. Power everything, leather everything, thumping stereo system (friend's thought it was aftermarket), torquey and reliable 3800 series engine, and plenty of room in the front and the back!

The car I have now, which is the first car I've owned, is a 2006 Ford Taurus SEL. It's pimpin', leather, moonroof, etc. I like it, but I still am gonna work for that Buick! :lol:

BuFu


We have always owned Buicks and currently own a Park Avenue Ultra <sweet sweet ride> We also have that Saturn Vue.

Hburg
09-20-2007, 05:28 PM
BuFu, lots of NFL fans. There are alot of CFLers too, but many are older. I've always enjoyed the NFL more, but I've heard that many think the 3 downs vs. four is more exciting to watch. meh. Pass run kick, pass run kick. Yawn.

Hockey, now thats another thing altogether. Muahahahaha.

What NFL teams do you see the most of up there? Any significant reason that the senior citizens seem to prefer the CFL?

I agree with you that 3 downs is not enough to have a balanced game. The CFL is like an over-sized Arena Football League, all passing and kick returns. With the field longer it just lengthens the time of possession to comparable NFL times. Since the running game and defense are my favorite aspect of the game the CFL would be torture for me. :lol:

I can kinda get into hockey when I'm there live for the game, but it can sometimes be a stretch for me when it's on TV. I do like the game though, I got my love for the Penguins and the local American Hockey League team the Hershey Bears. Who's your hockey team?


We have always owned Buicks and currently own a Park Avenue Ultra <sweet sweet ride> We also have that Saturn Vue.

Park Avenue Ultra's are pimp rides, I wish I had one. What does it look like? You and that Saturn Vue! :lol: Everyone these days keeps asking, "When did Saturn start building cars?" In reality, all the "new" hot cars Saturn is putting out are rebadged versions of other GM vehicles overseas. The Aura is a rebadged Opel (German), and the Sky is a Vauxhall (Britain). But it's all good, if it brings hotter cars to the US from Europe, I won't complain. Let's just hope these new cars beat out Saturn's past reputation.

BuFu

KSSteelerfan
09-20-2007, 06:30 PM
:greetings::sup::welcome::gs::steelersrocksign::ye snod:

blkngldbabe
09-20-2007, 11:42 PM
Well the Caddy Catera is an Opel, the Vue is an Equinox..well actually the Equi is a view....the Solstice from pontiac is the same as a Sky (hot ride BTW) I worked for Saturn for 4 years. Had a pimped out SC2. Yellow with blk and yellow custom leather. Rockin ride. Slower than Cinci's D though. Love my Cobalt SS SC though. SHe moves.

Hburg
09-22-2007, 09:42 PM
The Saab 9-2x is a Subaru Impreza WRX wagon. The Pontiac GTO is a Holden Monaro. The new G8 is a Holden Commodore.....and a Buick Park Avenue....and a Chevrolet Caprice depending on what market you are in. It's the new trend of auto manufacturers these days and it's working to bring some great cars to places they wouldn't have reached before.

I just argue with Lyn because I have always hated Saturns...and no company personifies the benefit of having the daddy company inject it with other brands' cars and do well. The Vue Red Line even used a Honda V6! :lol:

What's your new Cobalt SS like? Manual or Auto?

BuFu

SteelersWoman
09-23-2007, 04:43 AM
Welcome! Enjoyed your story :)

blkngldbabe
09-25-2007, 11:26 PM
CHeers Steeler WOman.

BuFU, the SS Supercharged ONLY comes with a stick. No other way to drive a "sports" car now is there? ;)

I love driving manual styles.

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Oh, and my team is the Leafs. My other favorite passtime besides the steelers.

portcityblackandgold
09-26-2007, 11:23 AM
:greetings::thewave:Welcome to the best Steeler site on the web