« on: January 14, 2009, 02:42:19 pm »
Nope, been a steelers and pirates fan since I was able to discern that the Big Red Machine was done with their winning ways ( I always hated Pete Rose, but loved the Reds, Johnny Bench was my hero). Being from IA I have the luxury of being a fan of what I chose not because I have to support the community I live, so I liked Pittsburgh (Black and Gold is also Iowa Hawkeye colors, and I am all BIG TEN, not big 8 ) so that could of played into it.
Bradshaw, Swann, Stallworth, Harris, Rocky, Ham, Lambert, Webster, Mean Joe, LC Greenwood, Dwight White, Mel Blount, Art Rooney and Chuck Noll, man ever since I was a wee one, and the Frenchy Fugua against the Raiders, I was hooked. It really helped that I hated the cowboys, I thought the whole O-line dance thing was about as stupid as anything I could ever imagine, and just thought that they were ridiculous, so it made sense to me to love the Terrible Towels, and then watch as Bradshaw made it happen. Used to love watching Earl Campell as well, man the AFC Central was tough then.
So I come by the Steelers honestly. When I was 4 or 5, my grandpa got me a Chiefs helmet. I didn't wear it, because I didn't like the red helmet, I wanted to have it Black. Being Catholic I of course loved the Irish, and then when I was 7 or so I took off the stickers and spray painted it Gold, got a little towel to cover myself and wrote # 3 on it. I thought that was the coolest thing ever to do, and I was not alone in the greatness that ensued. Now I am an AFC person, but for a time, I liked the gold in the NFL that was a dynasty as grand as the Curtain, but I never left, and living in KC, I have to support the home team, and I am hopeful as many others that our time does not feel like a 5 year plan any longer.
Chiefs football in the early 90's when I moved here was fun to watch. I only hope that we get at least 1/2 that same excitement next year here, but for right now, I can clearly see my favorite PITTSBURGH STEELERS winning the Lamar Hunt Trophy, then getting the Lombardi, but it will be tough, as I'd like to see the Cardinals at least get to the game (I think every franchise should be in a championship game in Football, well except for the Raiders, and the Cowboys, and the Ravens, and the Colts, and the Broncos, but I did root for the orange Crush b/c I hate Dallas, I mean I hate them)
So if the Browns do beat the Steelers this weekend, I will be rooting for the NFC.
I am a STEELER FAN, if in doubt ask the KC Star, they refused to interview me because as it was pointed out when asked if I am a chiefs fan about Carl, my "friends" indicated that I was a Steelers fan, to which the reporter interviewed all of those around me, and left me alone.
Being alone as a steelers fan in KC, I can hang with. We are tough like that.