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    Steelers stories

    Since there's not much Steelers news right now, does anyone have any funny or interesting Steelers stories? I have a few, but I'll share this one (it's neither funny nor interesting, but it is long):

    My wife, whom I've been married to for 16 years, always hated football. I tried and tried to get her to watch games with me, but the only game she ever watched was the Steelers-Seahawks Super Bowl ... and that was only because we were with friends whose wives are Steelers fans, so she had no choice.

    Then three summers ago, she told me she wanted a new winter coat. I jokingly told her I'd only buy her a Steelers coat. And to my utter shock, she said OK.

    After wearing the coat to work that winter, some of her co-workers, who are Browns fans, starting giving her grief. She asked me to give her some things she could say to burn them. And that was the beginning of her Steelers education.

    Then one Sunday two seasons ago, she wandered into my Steelers room at the beginning of a game with a bowl of popcorn and a Smirnoff ... she sat down and watched the game. And she didn't just watch ... she CHEERED.
    After years of trying unsuccessfully to get her to take an interest in the Steelers, Browns fans accomplished it for me.

    During the final game of the regular season, we all witnessed Lendale White and the Terrible Towel incident. I took this opportunity to educate her about the Terrible Towel curse. She thought I was a lunatic.

    But after the Titans got knocked out in their first game and the Steelers went on to the Super Bowl, I thought she understood the power of the Towel.

    Then on Super Bowl Sunday, she comes home from the store with ... Steelers POM POMS.
    I explained to her that we don't have cheerleaders. WE are the cheerleaders. And we wave the Terrible Towel, not pom poms. She told me if I wanted to live to watch the game, I'd better hang them somewhere in our Steelers room.

    So as I was hanging the pom poms up next to my collection of Steelers hats, I looked at my teenage son and said, "I've got a bad feeling these pom poms are going to cost us the game!" He, too, thought I was a lunatic.

    Flashforward to the end of the game ... the Cardinals are driving. I'm screaming for our defense to stop them. I knew what needed to be done ... I tossed the Terrible Towel to my wife and said, "WAVE IT!!"

    And then it happened ...

    She dropped the Towel on the ground, went over and grabbed the pom poms, and started waving them. As God as my witness, the very next play Fitzgerald splits the Steelers D for the go-ahead touchdown.

    I stood up, looked at my son, and yelled, "WHAT DID I TELL YOU? I KNEW THOSE D@MN POP POMS WERE GOING TO COST US THE GAME!!!" I walked over to her, grabbed the pom poms out of her hands and threw them in the trash. I knew the game was over, so I went outside to sulk alone for a few minutes. When I came back in, the Steelers were driving. My despair was turning to hope. I saw the Towel laying on the floor, picked it up, and told her to WAVE IT!! She did. And a few plays later, we know what happened.

    Now I have a wife who loves watching games with me and who fully understands the power of the Terrible Towel and what happens to those who disrespect it.

    My next mission is to convince her that Baywatch was the greatest TV show ever ...
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    Re: Steelers stories

    Wallace108...that is a GREAT story! Please get your wife her very own Terrible Towel for this season....we are going to need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillers4me
    Wallace108...that is a GREAT story! Please get your wife her very own Terrible Towel for this season....we are going to need it.
    Thanks, stillers4me. I'm definitely getting one for her.
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    You have to let her get it for herself. She needs to really feel the connection with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Rock
    You have to let her get it for herself. She needs to really feel the connection with it.
    I told her your idea, D Rock. She wasn't amused. . Apparently, she feels more of a connection when I spend MY money. Her fan status is still a work in progress.
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    Good story. I really enjoyed reading it. I did something similar with my wife who professes to hate not only the Steelers, but sports in general. That said, she loves Troy P. I bought her a #43 jersey at the beginning of the '08 season just to see if she would wear it. Wonder of wonders she thanked me for buying it. She wears it on game days and when she thinks its fashionable. After 21 years of marriage I think I made a little progress. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelHoss
    Good story. I really enjoyed reading it. I did something similar with my wife who professes to hate not only the Steelers, but sports in general. That said, she loves Troy P. I bought her a #43 jersey at the beginning of the '08 season just to see if she would wear it. Wonder of wonders she thanked me for buying it. She wears it on game days and when she thinks its fashionable. After 21 years of marriage I think I made a little progress. LOL!
    Nice!!
    My wife also loves Troy. Must be something about him.
    I got a Troy jersey a few years ago, but when we go somewhere for a game and I talk her into wearing a jersey, she always wants Troy's. That leaves me with my Ben Jersey. Now there's no chance she'll wear the Ben jersey, so I might as well just have her name sewn onto the back of the Troy jersey.
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    Troy must have some super manly aura or something that is extra attractive to women . Could it be the hair? LOL! I wonder if he knows that that side of him is helping Steeler Nation to grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelHoss
    Troy must have some super manly aura or something that is extra attractive to women . Could it be the hair? LOL!
    Hmmm, here I thought they just recognized his superior skill at the safety position.
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    Re: Steelers stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallace108
    Since there's not much Steelers news right now, does anyone have any funny or interesting Steelers stories? I have a few, but I'll share this one (it's neither funny nor interesting, but it is long):

    My wife, whom I've been married to for 16 years, always hated football. I tried and tried to get her to watch games with me, but the only game she ever watched was the Steelers-Seahawks Super Bowl ... and that was only because we were with friends whose wives are Steelers fans, so she had no choice.

    Then three summers ago, she told me she wanted a new winter coat. I jokingly told her I'd only buy her a Steelers coat. And to my utter shock, she said OK.

    After wearing the coat to work that winter, some of her co-workers, who are Browns fans, starting giving her grief. She asked me to give her some things she could say to burn them. And that was the beginning of her Steelers education.

    Then one Sunday two seasons ago, she wandered into my Steelers room at the beginning of a game with a bowl of popcorn and a Smirnoff ... she sat down and watched the game. And she didn't just watch ... she CHEERED.
    After years of trying unsuccessfully to get her to take an interest in the Steelers, Browns fans accomplished it for me.

    During the final game of the regular season, we all witnessed Lendale White and the Terrible Towel incident. I took this opportunity to educate her about the Terrible Towel curse. She thought I was a lunatic.

    But after the Titans got knocked out in their first game and the Steelers went on to the Super Bowl, I thought she understood the power of the Towel.

    Then on Super Bowl Sunday, she comes home from the store with ... Steelers POM POMS.
    I explained to her that we don't have cheerleaders. WE are the cheerleaders. And we wave the Terrible Towel, not pom poms. She told me if I wanted to live to watch the game, I'd better hang them somewhere in our Steelers room.

    So as I was hanging the pom poms up next to my collection of Steelers hats, I looked at my teenage son and said, "I've got a bad feeling these pom poms are going to cost us the game!" He, too, thought I was a lunatic.

    Flashforward to the end of the game ... the Cardinals are driving. I'm screaming for our defense to stop them. I knew what needed to be done ... I tossed the Terrible Towel to my wife and said, "WAVE IT!!"

    And then it happened ...

    She dropped the Towel on the ground, went over and grabbed the pom poms, and started waving them. As God as my witness, the very next play Fitzgerald splits the Steelers D for the go-ahead touchdown.

    I stood up, looked at my son, and yelled, "WHAT DID I TELL YOU? I KNEW THOSE D@MN POP POMS WERE GOING TO COST US THE GAME!!!" I walked over to her, grabbed the pom poms out of her hands and threw them in the trash. I knew the game was over, so I went outside to sulk alone for a few minutes. When I came back in, the Steelers were driving. My despair was turning to hope. I saw the Towel laying on the floor, picked it up, and told her to WAVE IT!! She did. And a few plays later, we know what happened.

    Now I have a wife who loves watching games with me and who fully understands the power of the Terrible Towel and what happens to those who disrespect it.

    My next mission is to convince her that Baywatch was the greatest TV show ever ...

    Phenomenal story... wish my wife would do the same, but maybe when I've vested as many years, wearing her guard down it will happen. As of now, she watches my daughter and I do our traditional Steelers TT waving ceremony before every game... and she has finally acquired a Steeler's t-shirt (purchased by me, of course). I figure by the time my daughter and I start going to games together, she'll be the odd-man out and will have no choice in the matter.

    As for a Steeler Story... my only one is that my daughter was born Jan. 30th 2006, I photoshopped a newborn picture of her with a Steeler skully. Took the picture and made a button, wore the button to the SB party I went to... finally saw my beloved Steelers win one for the thumb. One of the best weeks of my life.

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