CourtesyFlush wrote:mj3528 wrote:TVF wannabe wrote:Goose wrote:Maybe you're too young Gaylord, but it's easy enough to become a Cowboys (or any other front running) fan if the timing is right. When my brother and I were kids I was a Steelers fan and he was a Cowboys fan. I was born in '70 and he was born in '71. The Steelers and Cowboys won 5 of the 6 SBs between 1975 and 1980 and the Cowboys lost two of those against the Steelers. So in the late '70's when you'd get two games on Sunday and one game on Monday, with no ESPN, no internet and no Red Zone, you'd get a healthy dose of Steelers and Cowboys games and expect one or both to make the SB every year. And if you grew up in Tampa where your team won 22 of 76 games in that time period (10 of them in 1979), it's very easy to jump on a bandwagon.
Eventually we both grew out of it.
I'm not sure what's wrong with Dong, though.
Half the NFL fans your age are either Cowboys or Steeler fans with the Raisers and Packers having a fair amount too. Everyone else stunk and from what I've heard they played good games not necessarily local games on TV.
I was born in that era. I was always a Browns fan even when they were terrible. ctz and I see eye to eye on this. However, I did like the Raiders because it seemed like they were the only team that could beat the Steelers. Red Right 88 took away from some of that affinity.
JT, you're a GD genius for switching to the Steelers and getting out. Kudos, honky.
when I was growing up, there were a ton of kids like UEM that switched to the Steelers. UEM may get a little break since he lived far east side and was almost as close to Pittsburgh as Cleveland.