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feltdizz
01-09-2013, 04:04 PM
Talking to a coworker about sports and somehow we got on the topic of Hockey and the Stanley Cup... this turns into a story about the Pens and Mario and Sid and I tell him they live in the same town I grew up in. From there I tell him about a pee wee football game I was at a few years ago and my cousin is telling me how his son isn't getting the ball because they stopped running once Swann joined the team. Now, I'm thinking he means a kid who plays like Swann... but it's really Lynn Swann's son. This isn't too much of a shock because he also lives in the same town and it's not uncommon to see him walking around...

Anyways... while I'm telling this story my coworker is looking at me like :wft as in WHO THE F@#$ is Lynn Swann? Wait, huh, what??? This guy talks football all day long, is originally from right outside of Philly in NJ but claims he has never heard of Swann. He is in his mid 30's. I backed away slowly and haven't said a word to him in 2 days.

I don't trust him. Is this odd or common?

Starlifter
01-09-2013, 04:18 PM
I suppose it's possible for someone outside the 'burg to have never heard of swanny - but it seems unlikely for anyone who claims to be a fan of the NFL. Even if you only have a passing interest, swann's catches in the superbowl make NFL network and espn several times a year.

I say don't trust him.

fezziwig
01-09-2013, 04:20 PM
No.........way......... !!!! So you work in the post office ? Seriously, if you grew up in any era the flashbacks of the catch Swann made in the Super Bowl has to be an imprint in your mind because they show it so much. That's like asking, who was Joe DeMaggio or Marylnn Monroe.

If someone said that here at work they would be getting drug tested.

lloydroid
01-09-2013, 04:43 PM
Talking to a coworker about sports and somehow we got on the topic of Hockey and the Stanley Cup... this turns into a story about the Pens and Mario and Sid and I tell him they live in the same town I grew up in. From there I tell him about a pee wee football game I was at a few years ago and my cousin is telling me how his son isn't getting the ball because they stopped running once Swann joined the team. Now, I'm thinking he means a kid who plays like Swann... but it's really Lynn Swann's son. This isn't too much of a shock because he also lives in the same town and it's not uncommon to see him walking around...

Anyways... while I'm telling this story my coworker is looking at me like :wft as in WHO THE F@#$ is Lynn Swann? Wait, huh, what??? This guy talks football all day long, is originally from right outside of Philly in NJ but claims he has never heard of Swann. He is in his mid 30's. I backed away slowly and haven't said a word to him in 2 days.

I don't trust him. Is this odd or common?

He is an alien from another world, posing as a human, and Lynn Swann was accidentally left out of his original programming. I thought you were going to say he was in his early 20s and I _might_ be able to grasp it. But, no, not someone who claims to super be into football. I don't care about the old Packers or Jim Brown et all but I _KNOW_ of them.

flippy
01-09-2013, 04:50 PM
If he's in his 30s, it's possible he didn't see the Steelers' SuperBowl runs. Although he should at least remember Swanny as a college sideline reporter. Or as a ballerina. Or something.

I met him once walking down the street in AZ of all places when he was covering college football. Then another time, a girl I was dating dragged me to see the Nutcracker. I remember complaining to everyone how lame it was, but I had to go. Then we showed up and who's in the seats right next to us? Swann and his wife. I think that changed my life that day. From then on, I've always felt like there's a potential for something great in any situation.

phillyesq
01-09-2013, 05:49 PM
If he's in his 30s, it's possible he didn't see the Steelers' SuperBowl runs. Although he should at least remember Swanny as a college sideline reporter. Or as a ballerina. Or something.


Or as a guy who ran for governor.

supersteeler
01-09-2013, 08:33 PM
If he's drinking Balantine beer, I can see why he never heard of Swann, the poor soul needs to pump an Iron!

Dee Dub
01-09-2013, 08:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1NzOCftlow

feltdizz
01-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Why did they have cars on the field?

Chadman
01-09-2013, 11:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1NzOCftlow

You know, unless we want to start up a whole new round of Mendenhall hate- it might be advisable to not show Rashard the Youtube options available after Dee Dub's vid....

jj28west
01-10-2013, 06:47 AM
Who else got chills seeing that clip from the late 70's? What about the infamous SB catch where Terry was throwing out of his endzone? Have someone toss you a ball as you run under it as you are tripping to appreciate the balance and concentration on that catch.

feltdizz
01-10-2013, 09:58 AM
Who else got chills seeing that clip from the late 70's? What about the infamous SB catch where Terry was throwing out of his endzone? Have someone toss you a ball as you run under it as you are tripping to appreciate the balance and concentration on that catch.


we tried it as kids for years in the Burgh every fall

fezziwig
01-10-2013, 10:30 AM
I met Swann at the Pittsburgh airport back in 1981. I was headed off to college and I was late for my plane and as I was running for the plane there was a guy just taking his time going the same direction as me. I stoped a second and told the guy, " if your on the flight to California you better hurry up because it's about to leave. " He said don't worry and stop running, the plane won't leave without us. That is when I realized I was speaking to Lynn Swann. Just stick with me, they'll wait for us he said once again. He sat in first class I sat in last class.
I've seen many of the Steelers and coaches at the airport at times whether I was taking a flight or picking someone up at the airport. Outside in public I've ran into Andy Russell, LC Greenwood, the one defensive cord his name started with an " H " and he became a head coach down the road. Mike Wagner not too long ago, Larry Brown, Tom Rickets, Kevin Colbert at my wifes nephews wedding.
It was an odd thing about Colbert. He and his wife and my wife all walked into the reception hall together and I knew I'd seen him before but, I couldn't place it. I'm looking at him I said hello and I convinced myself he was a sub-contractor or someone I've dealt with in the past. We sat at the same table I asked him how he has been and he asked me the same . We ate, I made some jokes as I always do we were laughing most of the night at our table and it wasn't until weeks later my brother -n- law told me that I was speaking to Colbert that night. I'm glad I didn't know it was him because I would have probably driven the poor guy nuts. From what I remember, he's a big guy.

feltdizz
01-10-2013, 10:45 AM
lass class... lol.