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How long have you been a fan of the Steelers?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Iowasteeljim, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Less than 5 years

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  2. 10 plus years

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. 20 plus years

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. 30 plus years

    8 vote(s)
    12.7%
  5. 40 plus years

    34 vote(s)
    54.0%
  6. 50 plus years

    14 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Iowasteeljim

    Iowasteeljim

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    I was just curious of the make-up of the members of this board, so I created this poll. Feel free to add what made you a fan if you are so inclined. For me, I became interested in Football around the time they were winning all their Superbowls (1970's). Since my state didn't have a pro team, I adopted the Steelers. I always wanted to be Lynn Swann.
     
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  2. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

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    First game I ever watched was the playoff game against Oakland in '72. You might've heard about how that game ended. It made me a Steelers fan for life.
     
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  3. dirty

    dirty Well-Known Member

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    early 80's right when started stinking up the joint.
     
  4. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    '75-'76 was when I became enamored. Jack Lambert was responsible for the infatuation. Have been a black & gold loyalist since.
     
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  5. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    My earliest recollection of Steelers fandom is in elementary school back in the mid 70's. When we played football at recess, it was always Steelers vs. Cowboys, and I would only play on the Steelers side. I don't remember exactly what game drew me in, but I'm guessing it was a playoff game vs. the Raiders because my stepdad was a big Raiders fan at the time. When I look back at history, the earliest game that I have a clear recollection of is the 10-3 loss to the Rams in the 1975 regular season finale. Of course we know how that rest of that season turned out :herewego:

    After that point in time my recollection of watching and loving the Steelers is very clear.
     
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  6. Go 'lers

    Go 'lers Well-Known Member

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    I really started watching them in 3rd grade, I remember "Black & Gold Fridays" at school and all my friends picking favorite players to present to be on the playground. That was 1995 which of course was our Super Bowl XXX run.

    I still remember everyone leaning over the dinningroom table at my grandparents as Harbaugh's hailmary was batted downin the AFC Championship in the endzone.
     
  7. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    Went to games at Pitt stadium.

    50 year season ticket holder.
     
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  8. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    I was there :good:
     
  9. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

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    48 years and counting. We lived near St. Louis and the St. Louis "football" Cardinals had 3 consecutive years of being 4-9-1. MY brother said he was tired of watching a loser. He liked Isaiah Robertson of the Rams, so he became a Rams fan. I played defensive tackle in pee wee football and I liked Mean Joe Greene, so I became a Steelers fan. My brother told our younger brother, you are a Rams fan too, so they could team up against me.

    I always say, Joe Greene was the reason I became a Steelers fan, but Franco Harris was the reason I became one for life. I still cannot figure out how there are more offensive players in the hall of fame than defensive players from the 70s. Growing up in the 70s and seeing the beginning of the legacy was very cool.
     
  10. santeesteel

    santeesteel

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    1972 for me. My city didn't have a pro team either! (Well, there were the Chargers but, they don't count)
     
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  11. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    40 years. Started noticing Steelers in 1979 at the age of 7. First Super Bowl I remember was XIV vs. Rams. Unfortunately, it would be 26 more years until Steelers won again in SBXL. The 80's were rough.
     
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  12. Boomer

    Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Well let’s see, I’m 49 and I’ve been following the Steelers since I can remember what football is. I have a picture of Terry Bradshaw that I drew in 2nd grade (that I would love to have autographed) and I had a Steelers book satchel that I carried in elementary school. I suffered through the 80s in middle school and high school. The Steelers have been a part of nearly my entire life.

    I do have to say that the Tomlin Culture has me losing interest. That’s hard to say when I’ve followed them for so long. But I can’t stand watching what’s happening to this once proud franchise. Coach Noll has got to be rolling over in his grave at the current state of this team.
     
  13. 4124life

    4124life Well-Known Member

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    I’m 33. As long as I can walk. Lived right around the corner from Franco Harris on the north side. Played football with him at Allegheny commons from time to time when I was a kid. Very nice guy.
     
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  14. MojaveDesertPghFan

    MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Wait...I'm confused. You're really a Steeler Fan Heinz? :hehehe: (Just joshin' with ya HM). If you thought the 80's were rough, this must seem like Deja Vu all over again.
     
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  15. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Steelers missed playoffs 4 straight seasons from '85- '88. As underachieving and overrated as the current Steelers have been, they are a much better team than the team of the 80's.
     
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  16. 58stillers

    58stillers

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    First memory was when I was about 4-5 years old in the early 70's..... had an uncle that was a die-hard Dolphins fan..... my parents were Steelers (born in Pittsburgh and Altoona)
     
  17. MojaveDesertPghFan

    MojaveDesertPghFan

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    <<<< The fact my Old Man was a season ticket holder years before I was even a twinkle in his glass of Ft Pitt beer says it all - a.k.a. a birthright. Now it's passed on into the 4th generation with my 4 grand kids.

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  18. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

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    Your just a youngin at 47;)
     
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  19. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    46... don't turn 47 until November. I was born a few weeks before the immaculate reception. :cool:
     
  20. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Super Bowl X when my cocky Dallas fan of a brother wanted to bet me. I turned to my dad who gave me a knowing wink and nod and said Steelers. Been a fan ever since. Double or nothing in the rematch and I don't think that rat bastard ever paid up.
     
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  21. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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  22. NE Missouri Steeler

    NE Missouri Steeler Well-Known Member

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    I grew up a STL Cardinals fan. Loved the Big Red with Jim Hart. The punter/3rd TE was Terry Joyce from my hometown, where my dad was the high school football coach. We went to many many games. Still a big Cardinal baseball fan, but anyway, when I was 10, those damn Cowboys always beat the Big Red in the NFC East and in playoffs. Now, the Steelers would beat those damn Cowboys, so the Steelers became my AFC team. Later the Cards moved to AZ, and that loved ended. SB 43 was kind of special to see my childhood teams play. Thank God the Bidwells lost.
    I am a Golden Dome guy as well. In the 80's, I was also a fan of Montana, who also had good luck with those Cowboys. LOL As years past, I read and learned more and more about the Rooney's. There is no other franchise......Steelers are my team. I am most proud of how our team has been run for years.

    My truly favorite team is whoever is playing the Dallas Cowboys...................LOL
     
  23. Edson Cardona

    Edson Cardona Well-Known Member

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    Desde 1978 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I am also A Pitt Stadium, Era guy Bill Saul, Dick Shiner, Then Dan Rooney
    took over hired the Emperor, drafted Joe Greene. The rest is history.
     
  25. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    The 60's when I started understanding football was a huge nightmare. They stunk and I use to go see the Cleveland Browns eat them for lunch.
     

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