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NKySteeler
05-21-2008, 09:36 PM
Alright guys (and gals)... After posting the thread about "NFL looking to improve in-stadium experience", it got me thinking about an interesting thread topic.... What are your best or worst experiences while attending a professional football game?...

I'll start: My best game/favorite game has to be the "hurricane game" which was Bens' first start, down in Miami. (many good ones, but this one stands out...)... It was complete "reluctance" and "uncertainty" going into the game... Add the torrential rain, delayed start date, and the commradery of Steeler fans (along with a 13-3 win), and it was one helluva game... Bens' first win as a starter as well. All of us there in Miami were going crazy!

My worst: Was a game in Cincy in '05 during the regular season. We won, but Cincy was on the rise, and so were thier fans... Now, I've been to every game here in Cincy for the last 10 years. Some were tame, and some were bad. This was the worst... They were doing well, and had a serious attitude. Obsenities were thrown (along with eggs) during tailgating even when I offered food to them...I was the only Steeler fan in our section, and had a beer poured down my back. While in line for a beer, my TT was ripped from my side and tossed over the railing. But the funniest part was when we got back to the parking lot... Many Bungle fans apparently do not know how to properly tailgate, and had dead car batteries, and I was the only one near-by with jumper cables!... :twisted:

Most insightful game: When I was a youngster (don't remember the year, but very early '70s), my father took me to a game at Three Rivers against the Browns.... When I asked why there was so much blood and fighting in the restroom, my father only said; "you'll understand when you get older...".......... :lol:

Iron Shiek
05-21-2008, 10:01 PM
Good ones.

My best: Actually a game in Cleveland two years ago when Anderson was just getting started in the middle of the season. We had Ben lead us on that 4th quarter comeback. I was never doubting that we would win. And it was great being the villain there. No beer thrown at me, mostly obscenities and some food, ha.

My worst (although it was still a good time): 2005 AFC Championship. A big letdown being such a good year and getting trounce early on, then a glimmer of hope only to be sealed shut. And that cheater Harrison returned the INT to my corner of the endzone. (C0ck$ucker). Plus I may not have ever been that cold. To top it off my beer was practically frozen at one point which was highly upsetting as well.

Shawn
05-21-2008, 10:09 PM
Best: Personally watching Harrison slam that fan. That was my first professional game.
Worst: Same game...after the game a fight broke out between drunk brown fans and steeler fans. My wife and I almost got pushed out into the street and almost hit by a car. The police cam in and maced them all.

NKySteeler
05-21-2008, 10:11 PM
My best: Actually a game in Cleveland two years ago when Anderson was just getting started in the middle of the season. We had Ben lead us on that 4th quarter comeback. I was never doubting that we would win. And it was great being the villain there. No beer thrown at me, mostly obscenities and some food, ha.

My worst (although it was still a good time): 2005 AFC Championship. A big letdown being such a good year and getting trounce early on, then a glimmer of hope only to be sealed shut. And that cheater Harrison returned the INT to my corner of the endzone. (C0ck$ucker). Plus I may not have ever been that cold. To top it off my beer was practically frozen at one point which was highly upsetting as well.

One would imply that you need to drink faster if your beer froze on you.... :lol:

.... in the regular season finale in '06 when we beat the Bungles in OT, I had food thrown at me..... It was late in the fourth quarter and Palmer took a shot by Farrior (I think), and it was called as a penalty.... Well, my better half had gotten us tix down in the heart of "season tix territory", and when it happened, I was pelted with half-eaten hotdogs.... :lol: .... Pretty funny afterwords because we won the game!

papillon
05-21-2008, 10:21 PM
My best game was the immaculate reception game. I witnessed history in person with my best friend.

The worst was having to get the ushers and security to have Steeler fans thrown out of three rivers because, they were being jacka$$es to my cousin and his friends that are Browns fans.

How embarrassing that was. I have been to Cleveland stadium with this group many times and was always treated great. We jabbered with each other during the game (but, isn't that what being a fan is all about?), but, before and after we had a great time. They come to Pittsburgh and, of course, the drunk idiot wants to start fighting. You know the rest.

Pappy

stlrz d
05-21-2008, 10:24 PM
Best - The Steelers beating the Packers at Three Rivers on MNF in '98. My one and only visit to Pittsburgh to date. What a great town and what great people...I felt totally at home amongst all the Steelers fans in the city!

Worst - Steelers @ Packers in '95. The Thigpen drop. Early in the game some drunk redneck Packers fan said he was going to make me his bitch while his equally drunk and equally redneckish buddies egged him on. I had to listen to their crap the whole game...security would do nothing about it.

Runner up - My first game ever...Steelers @ Packers 1992. Brett Favre's first start. Should have been an easy win. Arguably the worst game of Rod Woodson's career. Bah!

Flasteel
05-21-2008, 10:36 PM
Alright guys (and gals)... After posting the thread about "NFL looking to improve in-stadium experience", it got me thinking about an interesting thread topic.... What are your best or worst experiences while attending a professional football game?...

I'll start: My best game/favorite game has to be the "hurricane game" which was Bens' first start, down in Miami. (many good ones, but this one stands out...)... It was complete "reluctance" and "uncertainty" going into the game... Add the torrential rain, delayed start date, and the commradery of Steeler fans (along with a 13-3 win), and it was one helluva game... Bens' first win as a starter as well. All of us there in Miami were going crazy!

My worst: Was a game in Cincy in '05 during the regular season. We won, but Cincy was on the rise, and so were thier fans... Now, I've been to every game here in Cincy for the last 10 years. Some were tame, and some were bad. This was the worst... They were doing well, and had a serious attitude. Obsenities were thrown (along with eggs) during tailgating even when I offered food to them...I was the only Steeler fan in our section, and had a beer poured down my back. While in line for a beer, my TT was ripped from my side and tossed over the railing. But the funniest part was when we got back to the parking lot... Many Bungle fans apparently do not know how to properly tailgate, and had dead car batteries, and I was the only one near-by with jumper cables!... :twisted:

Most insightful game: When I was a youngster (don't remember the year, but very early '70s), my father took me to a game at Three Rivers against the Browns.... When I asked why there was so much blood and fighting in the restroom, my father only said; "you'll understand when you get older...".......... :lol:

I was thinking about going down to that game for Ben's first start, but stayed home due to the weather conditions...that would have been cool.

My best memory has got to be my first Steelers game ever. Remember, I've never even been to Pittsburgh, let alone a game there, so I've only had the chance to go to a few. It was Christmas Eve 1989 (my first Christmas back from the military and I ditched my family :D ) and maybe the coldest day on record here. I scored pre-game passes to get onto the field and when the time came for the game to start, I said screw it and stayed. I just kind of moved with the press along the sideline and at one point was almost flattened by Rod Woodson on a punt return. I made a fatal error by deciding to move into the Steelers bench area, but I was able to stay long enough to be standing right on the sideline when Bubby, Tim Worley, and Merril Hoge all came off the field and huddled right next to me. They had just scored a TD and I said something like "good job guys!" and they all just looked at me like I was some kind of idiot. At that moment, some big redneck came and threw me off the field.

My worst is probably SB XXXV. First, I was supposed to travel by limo as part of some promotion the radio station I worked at was having. We're at this huge live event and the limo company has got this sweet-ass ride on display and I'm looking at it with serious anticipation. The contest was a random draw for two free Super Bowl tickets and a limo ride with me another show host and I was lookin' at that ride and praying for two hot chicks to win the drawing. Well, a little while later they have the drawing and some toothless hick wins the thing and proclaims he's going home to get his elderly father. At that moment, the limo company marches out some beat-up 20 year-old brown limousine that looked like it could barely make it over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. I was pissed and told my buddy to have fun in the limo with the two rednecks and just drove myself...big mistake. I couldn't park any closer than miles from the stadium and had to walk. My press credentials didn't allow me access to the pressbox (only print media was allowed), but I snuck in anyway to hang with my newspaper buddies, chow down on all the free Super Bowl food offerings, and charge the batteries to my cam-corder. Just as I got everything plugged in, some a-hole security guy comes up to me and tells me to hit the bricks, so I rush trying to put the battery back in the camera and it gets completely jammed...the camera now is useless for the whole game. The game by the way obviously sucked and more ridiculous crap happened that I spare everyone from.

Funny, both stories involve me getting kicked out from somewhere.

NKySteeler
05-21-2008, 10:50 PM
Fla, it seems that when luck or regulations turn against you, it's the rednecks that are doing the bad....

....As one living in Kentucky (not born here, just stuck here), I make a plea to you to not hate the redneck.... Whether he be tossing you off the field where you shouldn't be, or driving the limo, and squashing the dream-plan that never materialized..... He, in general, is a person, and is being unfairly persecuted by you for your misgivings..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

stlrz d
05-21-2008, 11:04 PM
Fla, it seems that when luck or regulations turn against you, it's the rednecks that are doing the bad....

....As one living in Kentucky (not born here, just stuck here), I make a plea to you to not hate the redneck.... Whether he be tossing you off the field where you shouldn't be, or driving the limo, and squashing the dream-plan that never materialized..... He, in general, is a person, and is being unfairly persecuted by you for your misgivings..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

What about the rednecks who mistreated me?

papillon
05-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Fla, it seems that when luck or regulations turn against you, it's the rednecks that are doing the bad....

....As one living in Kentucky (not born here, just stuck here), I make a plea to you to not hate the redneck.... Whether he be tossing you off the field where you shouldn't be, or driving the limo, and squashing the dream-plan that never materialized..... He, in general, is a person, and is being unfairly persecuted by you for your misgivings..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

What about the rednecks who mistreated me?

You deserved it... :P

Pappy

stlrz d
05-21-2008, 11:16 PM
Fla, it seems that when luck or regulations turn against you, it's the rednecks that are doing the bad....

....As one living in Kentucky (not born here, just stuck here), I make a plea to you to not hate the redneck.... Whether he be tossing you off the field where you shouldn't be, or driving the limo, and squashing the dream-plan that never materialized..... He, in general, is a person, and is being unfairly persecuted by you for your misgivings..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

What about the rednecks who mistreated me?

You deserved it... :P

Pappy

:( :( :(

Flasteel
05-21-2008, 11:18 PM
Fla, it seems that when luck or regulations turn against you, it's the rednecks that are doing the bad....

....As one living in Kentucky (not born here, just stuck here), I make a plea to you to not hate the redneck.... Whether he be tossing you off the field where you shouldn't be, or driving the limo, and squashing the dream-plan that never materialized..... He, in general, is a person, and is being unfairly persecuted by you for your misgivings..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Some rednecks are cool, but there is a large subgroup of them which are part of an even larger collection of scumbags and idiots who breed like cockroaches and drag down any social progress our species attempts to make. I've always been under the impression that your state was infested with hillbillies and not necessarily rednecks. I don't have too much of a problem with hillbillies, despite their obvious lack of contribution to our collective development. They are mostly good folk who keep the breeding within the family and thus don't contaminate gene pool of the general population. Now maybe this is my perception, but don't most of those mountain people stay in the mountains? They don't draw on welfare or commit crimes...or has meth changed all of that? :lol: :shock:

NKySteeler
05-21-2008, 11:20 PM
Some rednecks are cool, but there is a large subgroup of them which are part of an even larger collection of scumbags and idiots who breed like cockroaches and drag down any social progress our species attempts to make. I've always been under the impression that your state was infested with hillbillies and not necessarily rednecks. I don't have too much of a problem with hillbillies, despite their obvious lack of contribution to our collective development. They are mostly good folk who keep the breeding within the family and thus don't contaminate gene pool of the general population. Now maybe this is my perception, but don't most of those mountain people stay in the mountains? They don't draw on welfare or commit crimes...or has meth changed all of that? :lol: :shock:

So are you biased against sheep as well......................... :lol: j/k

LasVegasGuy
05-21-2008, 11:25 PM
My best game was the 2004 divisional playoffs against the Jets. I was sitting in the closed endzone when Doug Brien not only missed one field goal but two in less then 2 minutes. I thought for sure we were dead in that game and how we came away with a win after all the mistakes still amazes me.

My worst game was last year on Monday night against the Dolphins. I mean can it in rain any harder? I ended up watching the game on the jumbotron because the rain and wind in the upper deck was unbearable. And to make matters worse I took my brother-in-law and wifes nephew to their first NFL game. They live in Indiana and are Colts fans. Now that I think about it maybe it wasn't the worst game I have ever been too :D :D :D .

Flasteel
05-21-2008, 11:31 PM
Some rednecks are cool, but there is a large subgroup of them which are part of an even larger collection of scumbags and idiots who breed like cockroaches and drag down any social progress our species attempts to make. I've always been under the impression that your state was infested with hillbillies and not necessarily rednecks. I don't have too much of a problem with hillbillies, despite their obvious lack of contribution to our collective development. They are mostly good folk who keep the breeding within the family and thus don't contaminate gene pool of the general population. Now maybe this is my perception, but don't most of those mountain people stay in the mountains? They don't draw on welfare or commit crimes...or has meth changed all of that? :lol: :shock:

So are you biased against sheep as well......................... :lol: j/k

The sheep are just innocent victims. There is no bias...only pity.

costanza2k1
05-21-2008, 11:34 PM
My best experience was last year's MNF game when we demolished the Ravens. Kids got to meet Rod Woodson & Carnell Lake. I literally got sloshed with Dwight White and got to walk around with a Superbowl XL ring from the Head of Security for the Steelers. Just one heck of a weekend well worth the $$$. My Dad came along and took care of my boys while me and my other boys (best friends) got sloshed Sat night, all Day Sunday, and Monday night!

My wost experience was the same game. I had a solid buzz going on as well as a few others around me. Each time the Steelers had a big play we were going nuts! Terrible Towels, slamming our beers, high fives, the whole bit. Sounds like a blast right? Typical for a Steelers fan right? NOPE had some yuppie bastards behind me telling me to sit down because they couldn't see the game! Man I was pissed but didn't say a word and tried to comply. After the 1st half I broke them off a bit in a professional manner. I told them I'm paying for 4 rooms for 3 days at the Hilton, plane tickets for 5 from California, and $565/ticket for 5 to sit at the 50 yard line 25 or so rows up so I have every right to enjoy my team just like everyone else. They just stared at me, my friends gave me a cheers and I slammed my beer. What pissed me off even more is that these wuss wads left in the 4th quarter when they felt cold. Why do a$$ clowns like this even go to games???

That's about it for me.

Jigawatts
05-22-2008, 04:34 AM
Best: 2002 stains game at home. Kordell got benched and in came TM to save the day. I thing Kemo blocked a game winning field goal with his head, we got a game winning field goal blocked, but recovered and then kicked the game winner. There was a Tommy chant all the way out of the stadium.

Worst: Again, the stains. This time in Cleveland around sometime early 90's (possibly the 50something - 0 route in '89?). My whole family, including my grandma who was in her 70's at the time, got beer thrown on us. Those people are idiots.

costanza, we had the same thing happen at last years seasparrows game. Only time we got up was situations which required it, yet some douche behind us was complaining. Those aren't real fans.

rpmpit
05-22-2008, 08:14 AM
Great thread, NKy!

Best - Preseason game against the Jets at Heinz (2001 or 2002?). Sure, it was a meaningless game that I think we actually lost. But it was my first trip to Pittsburgh and I'll never forget it. Being in Pittsburgh, among my B&G brothers and sisters was an incredible feeling. And walking into Heinz Field was like a religious experience for me. I'll never forget it.

Worst - Also a Jets game. This time at Giants Stadium. This was the game when Kordell got his starting job back from Graham. (God I'm so thankful we have Ben 8) ). Anyway, nothing directly happend to me and my wife, but there were so many fights it was getting ridiculous. A really bad fight just around the bend from us resulted in a fan being thrown down to the lower level and being severely injured. Just nuts. This past season wasn't too bad. The Nation basically took over Giants Stadium. It really made me proud. Unfortunately we lost so they got the last laugh :cry:

AkronSteel
05-22-2008, 12:34 PM
This is a cool topic:

My best: I think it would have to be my first game in the Burgh. It was 9-29-96 against the Oilers (wish they were still here, I still hate them). I just remember the boys jumping out to a big early lead and cruising the rest of the way, but I think the best part of the day was when Shayne Edge (who doesn't remember that name, lol) got into a fist fight with Blaine Bishop and kicked the **** out of him. It was great watching so no name punter beating up what was suppose to be one of the toughest Oilers on the team. I think the best feeling was when I acutally saw the gold end zones for the first time. I had waited my whole life to be in that position, it still gives me chills.

My worst: Losing to the Browns in '99. I was sitting in the end zone where P Dawson made that kick and I was so upset. I could not believe that we lost to a team that we had beat 43-0 just seven weeks earlier. What a terrible feeling! Not only that but I have to work in the frickin city so I had to hear about it all stinkin year. I think I kind of tried to black some of this stuff out but I do remember chargin the tunnel or above it there at old Three Rivers and calling Kordell every name in the book b/c I had to go back to Cleveland and listen to all that crap. It was a terrible day, got even worse when I had to make the 2 hour track back to Akron with a buzz (Dumba$$).

One other cool memory was from the Colts game on '02 on MNF, I just remember walkin into the hall around 8:30 and all that you could hear was the reverberating sounds of Steelers fans chanting....here we go Steelers, here we go.....that was flippin awesome.

NKySteeler
05-22-2008, 12:56 PM
I think it's great to see what sort of escapades many of us get into........ :wink:

blacknblue80s
05-22-2008, 01:21 PM
I'll start with worse:
I've only been to two Steelers games, both in San Diego.

In 1994 my Dad and I went to the season ending game, we (the Steelers) had
already locked up our playoff spot. Thomzack was starting along with mostly second stringers. I was just excited to be watching the Pittsburgh Steelers! Dad drank a lot. :lol:

After the game fights broke out every where, it was ugly. I lived in SD at the time and honestly epected a casual laid back atmosphere. :shock:

When we finally made it to my truck (1984 Nissan/Datson pickup ha) I was seeing outnumbered Steeler fans trying to defend themselves at every turn. As we neared the exit I see a Steeler fan being brutally beaten by a small mob of Chargers fans... 19 years old at the time and thinking I could take on the world, I announced " Thats it I'm going in!!" I put my truck in neutral, slammed on the e-brake and started to get out of my truck to hear my Dad say (slurred, incoherent) "Om cuuumiiin too"... I slouched back into my seat, drove home and have always wondered what became of my fellow Steeler fans after that game.

I guess this is my best :o :lol:
In 2006 I had a Raider fan sitting right behind me (at a Steelers/ Chargers game mind you) and still have my suspicions that he stole my binoculars... :lol:

Again I was grateful to be watching my Steelers but really it was a bad experience. It was hard to watch them fold in the second half, especially having to listen to Raider fan.

motter1975
05-22-2008, 01:59 PM
My best experience: Dec. 11, 2005 game at Heinz field. Steelrs vs. Bears. The one in the snow...the one that started our run to the Super Bowl. My first game at Heinz Field. My first Steelers game since I was a little girl. My fiance (a Bears fan) and I got tickets to the game from someone my Mom works with. Didn't know where the seats were, but didn't really care, since they were free tickets. We drove up to Pittsburgh for the weekend, and stayed with my aunt and uncle, who live in Bethel Park. Took the trolley down to Station Square with a bunch of other fans, and then took the boat over to the stadium. The trolley broke down on the way, so we ended up coming through the tunnel right as they were kicking off. Hearing the roar of the crowd, and seeing Heinz field emerge in front of my eyes was one of the most awe inspiring things I have ever seen. It actually brought tears to my eyes. So then we go find our seats, and get this...35 yard line, Steelers side, 14 rows back from the field. I could see everything. And then to whip up on the Bears, and win that game that we NEEDED to win in order to have any shot at the playoffs, was just incredible. I can honestly say that from the tiem I sat down in my seat to the time we left when the game was over, I did not leave from my seat...not to get a drink, not to go to the bathroom, not to have a cigarette...not for anything. After awhile, the snow started to accumulate on me, and it wasn't melting...didn't care. I was having way too much fun. It definitely ranked up there in the best days of my life. Now, Mike, my fiance, probably didn't enjoy it quite so much. But the Steelers fans were really cool. They kept telling hiim, "It's okay Mike...we need this win, you don't". And he was a really good sport. He likes the Steelers too, and will always root for them loudly as long as they're not playing his Bears. Anyway, the overall experience of that day...weather, seats, game, etc. ...definitely makes it my best experience at a game.

Now for the worst....not even a Steelers game. Last year we went to the Bears/Redskins game in DC. It was a Thurs. night game, and I had to work both Thurs. and Fri...But, someone offered us seats for pretty inexpensive (think like $40 a piece, or something), and it was right around Mike's birthday, so of course we went. Drove up to DC, got stuck in rush hour traffic, went the wrong way on the Beltway, and ended up missing the whole first quarter. It was COLD and miserable, but that was okay, 'cause that's how footballs supposed to be. Our seats were OK...they were under the upper level, and had a restricted view, but they had tv screens all over, so seeing was not a problem. The redskins fans were fine. They were having fun, not being rude, or anything. Problem was the drunken Bears fans. First, the kid in front of us (who must have BEARLY been 21), started all kinds of **** with some people. This escalated into a fight, and Mike ended up havign to hold the kid back...while the kids father, or whatever just stood by. Then they finally get him calmed down and separated from the ones he was picking fights with and all is quiet for a bit. Then the people sitting like 3 seats down from us (also Bears fans) well most of them go to the concession stand, leaving their drunken passed out buddy behind who proceeds to piss his pants. Security comes, tries to wake him up, he won't stir. So security guard goes to get backups. Meanwhile his friends come back and try to revive him with no success. Securiy comes back, tells them to leave...back and forth back and forth, so I can't even follow the game. The yelling up in front starts again...we finally left with about 3 min left in the game. Bears lost...all in all just a miserable game.

Flasteel
05-22-2008, 03:25 PM
This is a cool topic:

My best: I think it would have to be my first game in the Burgh. It was 9-29-96 against the Oilers (wish they were still here, I still hate them). I just remember the boys jumping out to a big early lead and cruising the rest of the way, but I think the best part of the day was when Shayne Edge (who doesn't remember that name, lol) got into a fist fight with Blaine Bishop and kicked the **** out of him. It was great watching so no name punter beating up what was suppose to be one of the toughest Oilers on the team. I think the best feeling was when I acutally saw the gold end zones for the first time. I had waited my whole life to be in that position, it still gives me chills.

My worst: Losing to the Browns in '99. I was sitting in the end zone where P Dawson made that kick and I was so upset. I could not believe that we lost to a team that we had beat 43-0 just seven weeks earlier. What a terrible feeling! Not only that but I have to work in the frickin city so I had to hear about it all stinkin year. I think I kind of tried to black some of this stuff out but I do remember chargin the tunnel or above it there at old Three Rivers and calling Kordell every name in the book b/c I had to go back to Cleveland and listen to all that crap. It was a terrible day, got even worse when I had to make the 2 hour track back to Akron with a buzz (Dumba$$).

One other cool memory was from the Colts game on '02 on MNF, I just remember walkin into the hall around 8:30 and all that you could hear was the reverberating sounds of Steelers fans chanting....here we go Steelers, here we go.....that was flippin awesome.

This reminds me of an addendum to my best experience I posted earlier. In the Old Sombrero, after I was forcibly removed from the field I started pounding these giant beers and by game's end I was pretty well sloshed and the only people left in the stadium were raucous Steeler fans chanting the familiar "Here We Go!" and "I've got a feelin'" in drunken unison. If I remember correctly we needed that win to secure a playoff spot, so it was especially sweet.

NKySteeler
05-22-2008, 03:34 PM
This reminds me of an addendum to my best experience I posted earlier. In the Old Sombrero, after I was forcibly removed from the field I started pounding these giant beers and by game's end I was pretty well sloshed and the only people left in the stadium were raucous Steeler fans chanting the familiar "Here We Go!" and "I've got a feelin'" in drunken unison. If I remember correctly we needed that win to secure a playoff spot, so it was especially sweet.

...Talkin' about the Sombrero, my college room mate was from Tampa... While attending school over in Daytona, we would go over to catch games once in a while... He used to work at the mall next door, and still had his I.D., so we could park for free and walk over. And his brother worked concessions at the stadium, so we'd go in with them in the morning, then just ditch the crowd.... The place was never full, so it wasn't an issue... Add to the fact that they only counted the glasses sold, not the amount of beer, so we'd buy the first one then his brother would give us free refills for the rest of the game!.... Did you know that after 6 or 8 refills, those paper cups would just disentigrate?!... :lol:

Fla, I also attended a Steeler game in Tampa back in '98... But unfortunately we lost 16-3... It was a dreadful day, game-wise, but at least the price was right!..... :wink:

MeetJoeGreene
05-22-2008, 03:55 PM
Best: Tie between the following 2.

MNF against Tennessee. Plax had his breakout game for like 180 yards. It was astounding.

Game in 3 - Rivers against Baltimore in the Kordell era --we won(barely). I was like 10 rows behind the players bench right behind the Bus's dad and amongst players GF and wives. (They were HOT).


Worst:

I can't think of any worst times, so I will go with the time I ran out of beer at the tailgate too early.

NKySteeler
05-22-2008, 03:59 PM
I can't think of any worst times, so I will go with the time I ran out of beer at the tailgate too early.

.....For shame!!!!.......... :evil:

MeetJoeGreene
05-22-2008, 04:26 PM
I can't think of any worst times, so I will go with the time I ran out of beer at the tailgate too early.

.....For shame!!!!.......... :evil:

It was my brother's fault!!!

THere was this other time when we were playing the Bengals. And there was a Bengal fan 10 rows in front of me dressed to the hilt in Bengal gear. And he was being an obnoxious tool. I yelled some REALLY mean things at him and pointed and stuff. I knocked over my buddy's beer doing that. So, I feel bad about knocking over his beer.

Flasteel
05-22-2008, 05:04 PM
This reminds me of an addendum to my best experience I posted earlier. In the Old Sombrero, after I was forcibly removed from the field I started pounding these giant beers and by game's end I was pretty well sloshed and the only people left in the stadium were raucous Steeler fans chanting the familiar "Here We Go!" and "I've got a feelin'" in drunken unison. If I remember correctly we needed that win to secure a playoff spot, so it was especially sweet.

...Talkin' about the Sombrero, my college room mate was from Tampa... While attending school over in Daytona, we would go over to catch games once in a while... He used to work at the mall next door, and still had his I.D., so we could park for free and walk over. And his brother worked concessions at the stadium, so we'd go in with them in the morning, then just ditch the crowd.... The place was never full, so it wasn't an issue... Add to the fact that they only counted the glasses sold, not the amount of beer, so we'd buy the first one then his brother would give us free refills for the rest of the game!.... Did you know that after 6 or 8 refills, those paper cups would just disentigrate?!... :lol:

Fla, I also attended a Steeler game in Tampa back in '98... But unfortunately we lost 16-3... It was a dreadful day, game-wise, but at least the price was right!..... :wink:

Ha! That was the game where Kordell cried on the sideline...I was there also. I was going to put it as one of my worst experiences along side that Super Bowl, but I didn't want to be long-winded. The outcome sucked and the weather sucked. I was there covering the game and when I went into the locker room afterwards I had two unique experiences. That day was the first time I had ever heard the "gay rumors" about Kordell (and of course he picks that game to break down and cry) and as I'm in the locker room, I turn around to have him right in front of me completely naked. I kind of freaked out in my mind a little but managed to say something to console him 'cause he looked like someone just shot his dog. It was real weird.

I few moments later I'm interviewing Tomczak and apparently he had grown tired of questions related to Ray Sherman's offense and started to rip into me and the media in general. So I fired right back at him and told him something to the effect that it's obvious the players are having a difficult time adjusting to the offense and that he shouldn't be taking his frustrations out on me. Of course this didn't sit well with him and we got into a pretty heated shouting match until some dude stepped in and kind of separated us. It was a very stressed out locker room that day and after the thing with Tomczak, I just decided to un-ass (unbelievably, I wasn't thrown out :lol: ).

SteelerNation1
05-22-2008, 08:58 PM
Whew, what a tough chore this is trying to narrow it down. I'll start with my five worst games:

1. 2004 AFCCG vs. the Pats*---Freezing cold, sucky game, my dad and I were going to the Super Bowl if they won, no further explanation

2. 1997 season opener vs. Dallas---smoking hot, scalped tickets at 8 am cuz I am an idiot and the worst scalper EVER, lost 37-7

3. 2005 vs Cincy---basically watched Cincy clinch the AFCN on my turf. TJ Dousch shines his shoes w/Terrible Towel, nearly got kicked out for screaming obscenities at a guy on the field cheering for the Bungles, but not wearing any Bungle stuff. That just annoyed me and I let him know that... :D ...in so many ways. :D The Heinz security kicked my buddy out and I was told to step back off the rail, so I did, for one series.

4. 2001 AFCCG vs. The Pats*---I hate Cheryl Crow to this day because she sang that stupid Soak up the Sun song in my end zone at halftime. Once again, my dad and I were going to New Orleans if they won. He spent the week prior to the SB teaching me to play craps. :cry: Needless to say, I never had the chance.

5. The only win in my worst 5. 1997 Sunday Nighter vs. Indy. I only include this because I got completely hammered, threw myself and my buddy down 5 rows of Three Rivers Stadium seats toppling over plenty of people. Didn't get kicked out though. I didn't want to be "that guy." Unfortunately, that night, I was indeed, "that guy."

I'll post my top W's later. Gotta do some more reminiscing.

Jigawatts
05-22-2008, 09:03 PM
4. 2001 AFCCG vs. The Pats*---I hate Cheryl Crow to this day because she sang that stupid Soak up the Sun song in my end zone at halftime. Once again, my dad and I were going to New Orleans if they won. He spent the week prior to the SB teaching me to play craps. :cry: Needless to say, I never had the chance.
.

I remember thinking two things:

1) The AFCCG is not a vehicle for album promotion.
2) Soaking Up the Sun is not an appropriate song for 15 degree weather.

I will always hate that song.

NKySteeler
05-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Whew, what a tough chore this is trying to narrow it down. I'll start with my five worst games:

1. 2004 AFCCG vs. the Pats*---Freezing cold, sucky game, my dad and I were going to the Super Bowl if they won, no further explanation

2. 1997 season opener vs. Dallas---smoking hot, scalped tickets at 8 am cuz I am an idiot and the worst scalper EVER, lost 37-7

3. 2005 vs Cincy---basically watched Cincy clinch the AFCN on my turf. TJ Dousch shines his shoes w/Terrible Towel, nearly got kicked out for screaming obscenities at a guy on the field cheering for the Bungles, but not wearing any Bungle stuff. That just annoyed me and I let him know that... :D ...in so many ways. :D The Heinz security kicked my buddy out and I was told to step back off the rail, so I did, for one series.

4. 2001 AFCCG vs. The Pats*---I hate Cheryl Crow to this day because she sang that stupid Soak up the Sun song in my end zone at halftime. Once again, my dad and I were going to New Orleans if they won. He spent the week prior to the SB teaching me to play craps. :cry: Needless to say, I never had the chance.

5. The only win in my worst 5. 1997 Sunday Nighter vs. Indy. I only include this because I got completely hammered, threw myself and my buddy down 5 rows of Three Rivers Stadium seats toppling over plenty of people. Didn't get kicked out though. I didn't want to be "that guy." Unfortunately, that night, I was indeed, "that guy."

I'll post my top W's later. Gotta do some more reminiscing.

...Outstanding anecdotes, SN.... Looking forward to your "best 5".... :wink:

SteelerNation1
05-22-2008, 09:05 PM
4. 2001 AFCCG vs. The Pats*---I hate Cheryl Crow to this day because she sang that stupid Soak up the Sun song in my end zone at halftime. Once again, my dad and I were going to New Orleans if they won. He spent the week prior to the SB teaching me to play craps. :cry: Needless to say, I never had the chance.
.

I remember thinking two things:

1) The AFCCG is not a vehicle for album promotion.
2) Soaking Up the Sun is not an appropriate song for 15 degree weather.

I will always hate that song.
Jig, the worst thing about that F'in song is it was like 50 degrees that day and SUNNY! I hate her!

NKySteeler
05-22-2008, 09:06 PM
...So does Lance............. :lol:

SteelerNation1
05-22-2008, 09:07 PM
Forgot to add one to my worst list...even though I was not at the game...

December 2000 vs. Raiders, the last home game I did not attend!

SteelerNation1
05-22-2008, 09:07 PM
...So does Lance............. :lol:
Not as much as me, I GUARANTEE IT! :mrgreen:

Jigawatts
05-22-2008, 09:07 PM
4. 2001 AFCCG vs. The Pats*---I hate Cheryl Crow to this day because she sang that stupid Soak up the Sun song in my end zone at halftime. Once again, my dad and I were going to New Orleans if they won. He spent the week prior to the SB teaching me to play craps. :cry: Needless to say, I never had the chance.
.

I remember thinking two things:

1) The AFCCG is not a vehicle for album promotion.
2) Soaking Up the Sun is not an appropriate song for 15 degree weather.

I will always hate that song.
Jig, the worst thing about that F'in song is it was like 50 degrees that day and SUNNY! I hate her!


Was it that warm? I remember it being sunny, but I thought it was much colder.

SteelerNation1
05-22-2008, 09:15 PM
4. 2001 AFCCG vs. The Pats*---I hate Cheryl Crow to this day because she sang that stupid Soak up the Sun song in my end zone at halftime. Once again, my dad and I were going to New Orleans if they won. He spent the week prior to the SB teaching me to play craps. :cry: Needless to say, I never had the chance.
.

I remember thinking two things:

1) The AFCCG is not a vehicle for album promotion.
2) Soaking Up the Sun is not an appropriate song for 15 degree weather.

I will always hate that song.
Jig, the worst thing about that F'in song is it was like 50 degrees that day and SUNNY! I hate her!


Was it that warm? I remember it being sunny, but I thought it was much colder.
From wiki...damn, I'm good!


Sunday January 27, 2002

[edit] AFC: New England Patriots 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 17
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 7 7 3 24
Steelers 0 3 14 0 17

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

* Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
* Game weather: 50 F (10 C), partly sunny
* TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentator)
* Referee: Ed Hochuli
* Game attendance: 64,704

Jigawatts
05-22-2008, 09:18 PM
From wiki...damn, I'm good!


Sunday January 27, 2002

[edit] AFC: New England Patriots 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 17
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 7 7 3 24
Steelers 0 3 14 0 17

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

* Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
* Game weather: 50 F (10 C), partly sunny
* TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentator)
* Referee: Ed Hochuli
* Game attendance: 64,704

Spot on bro.

RuthlessBurgher
05-24-2008, 01:27 PM
Best:

No question, SBXL in Detroit. We sent in our money for the season-ticket holder Super Bowl lottery every year that we had home field throughout the playoffs with home games in the AFC Championship game and were never chosen. When do we get picked? The year we sneak into the playoffs as the 6th seed wildcard and must play the top 3 seeds in the conference on the road. I was disappointed that we did not get the chance to attend a home playoff game that year at first, but when we found out that attending the ultimate playoff game was a possibility...words couldn't describe the feelings we had sitting and home watching the AFC Championship game against the Broncos, knowing that if they won not only would the Steelers be going to the Super Bowl, but so would I. Normally, our drive from the Scranton area to Pittsburgh is just over 5 hours, and since the drive to Detroit was roughly 8.5 hours, we took the car (remember, gas cost about half as much then...it took slightly over 11 hours, though, because it started snowing as we drove through Ohio and into Michigan). There were no hotels available in the greater Detroit area, so we had to stay in Ann Arbor. After running around downtown Detroit like crazed lunatics after the game, we finally settled down near our hotel at an all night greasy spoon place on the University of Michigan campus (we couldn't find anything else open in the middle of the night) and my Dad and I just reminisced about the game and the whole experiences over a pizza and a couple of milkshakes.

Honorable mention:
Most fun playoff game at Heinz: The comeback vs. Cleveland in which Fuamatu-Ma'Afala wins it at the end with a draw play for a TD. My wife bought one of those T-shirts that said "One Bad Ma'Afala!"

Most fun regular season game at Heinz: The snow game against the Bears in which Bettis ran over over 100 yards in the second half, starting the march toward SBXL. In the end, we could not have been more wet and cold or more satisfied. Great stuff.

Worst:
Home AFC Championship games. Nothing more needs to be said.

Starlifter
05-24-2008, 02:33 PM
so hard to narrow it down BUT like ruthlessburger the best game was SB XL. 3 days of party (i was staying in a girls dorm at Wayne State univ) followed by a world championship. My brother scored tix to the Maxim pre-game SB party. Hands down the greatest weekend of my life (wedding didn't even come close.......sorry hun).

Worst game was the Chargers AFCCG. stan humphries????? you gotta be friggin kidding me. arrrrghhh!!!!!!!

the playoff comback win agains the browns also ranks as both worst/best in the same game.

AngryAsian
05-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Best:

No question, SBXL in Detroit. We sent in our money for the season-ticket holder Super Bowl lottery every year that we had home field throughout the playoffs with home games in the AFC Championship game and were never chosen. When do we get picked? The year we sneak into the playoffs as the 6th seed wildcard and must play the top 3 seeds in the conference on the road. I was disappointed that we did not get the chance to attend a home playoff game that year at first, but when we found out that attending the ultimate playoff game was a possibility...words couldn't describe the feelings we had sitting and home watching the AFC Championship game against the Broncos, knowing that if they won not only would the Steelers be going to the Super Bowl, but so would I. Normally, our drive from the Scranton area to Pittsburgh is just over 5 hours, and since the drive to Detroit was roughly 8.5 hours, we took the car (remember, gas cost about half as much then...it took slightly over 11 hours, though, because it started snowing as we drove through Ohio and into Michigan). There were no hotels available in the greater Detroit area, so we had to stay in Ann Arbor. After running around downtown Detroit like crazed lunatics after the game, we finally settled down near our hotel at an all night greasy spoon place on the University of Michigan campus (we couldn't find anything else open in the middle of the night) and my Dad and I just reminisced about the game and the whole experiences over a pizza and a couple of milkshakes.

Honorable mention:
Most fun playoff game at Heinz: The comeback vs. Cleveland in which Fuamatu-Ma'Afala wins it at the end with a draw play for a TD. My wife bought one of those T-shirts that said "One Bad Ma'Afala!"

Most fun regular season game at Heinz: The snow game against the Bears in which Bettis ran over over 100 yards in the second half, starting the march toward SBXL. In the end, we could not have been more wet and cold or more satisfied. Great stuff.

Worst:
Home AFC Championship games. Nothing more needs to be said.



Great story, Ruthless. I envy you northerners that are able to attend Steeler games with such regularity. Its tough for those of us that are a part of the Nation representin' the south. I'm going to the Jax game this year (as I do every year the men of Steel come and visit the kitty cats of Jax). Always a bruiser of a game. That must of been a hell of game to watch. If I were at a SB and the Steelers were playin' I'd be cryin' like a little girl with a skinned knee. To be in a sea of Black and Gold at the biggest dance of our favorite sporting event.... gheez, unimaginable. BTW, saw the pics of you kids... awefully cute. Looking at your daughter.... I guess you, me, Jigawatts, and Shawn will be hating it in about 12 years. Like I said, by then our support group should be in full swing. :lol:

fordfixer
05-25-2008, 12:07 AM
My worst, first game I went to at three rivers 4 guys setting next to me dressed in steelers garb were booing the steelers even though they were ahead. after I a while I told them that I had came from Wy. for this game and they were really messing with my enjoyment and I wished they yould just shut up. the guy setting next to me stood up and said what did you say? so I stood up and repeted my self (thinking the whole time that I was about to get my but kicked) he then said taht he was sorry told his buddies to stop booing. boy was I glad. My best, same game the steelers beat the bengals.

NKySteeler
05-25-2008, 12:12 AM
My best, same game the steelers beat the bengals.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Bungle Basher is pleased with this!............................ :twisted:

fordfixer
05-25-2008, 12:22 AM
My best, same game the steelers beat the bengals.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Bungle Basher is pleased with this!............................ :twisted:
GO STEELERS

steelsun7
05-25-2008, 04:37 PM
I take it you mean Steelers game.
Worst was hands down last years Az Cardinal game.I had on my troy jersey and wig and boy did I get a lot of flak from those stinkin cardinal "fans".Best i would have to say a game a few yrs back when the Steelers beat the Cardinals in OT on a Jerome Bettis TD.Lots of beer and almost threw down with a couple of Crudinals fans