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#1 jjayg

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:11 AM

Stolen from the 09 survey which was stolen from the 08.

New Year , New Supporters...we know you are out there. Step forward and be recognized.

Here is the old one for reference 2009 Supporters Survey Thread


Take this chance to provide updated information and meet people who are brand new, previous members.

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PERSONAL
Real Name:
What do you prefer to be called:
Current hometown:
Original hometown:
Job:
College:

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to:
When did you become a Fire fan:
When did you join S8:
Where do you usually stand in S8:
Favorite S8 moment:
Favorite Fire moment:
Favorite flag or banner:
Favorite scarf:

# Columbus Roadtrips attended:
# KC Roadtrips attended:
# Dallas Roadtrips attended:
#Toronto Roadtrips atended:
#S8OT trips attended:
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC):
Favorite current Chicago player:
Favorite all-time Chicago player:

OTHER
Who else do you support?:
Other sports you follow?:
Do you play soccer?:
Do you play other sports?:
Favorite beer?:
Favorite bar?:
Favorite restaurant?:
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?:

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#2 Chow

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:50 PM

PERSONAL
Real Name:Peter Bychowski
What do you prefer to be called:Chow
Current hometown:Mount Prospect, Il
Original hometown:Bialystok, PL
Job: Hustler
College:IITish

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to:Huddalis Midleit
When did you become a Fire fan:98
When did you join S8:06
Where do you usually stand in S8: Everywhere
Favorite S8 moment:The victory over NE in last years Playoffs
Favorite Fire moment: 06 Open Cup win
Favorite flag or banner:Chicago Way
Favorite scarf:Flag Scarf/WB05/Husaria

# Columbus Roadtrips attended:2
# KC Roadtrips attended:1
# Dallas Roadtrips attended:0
#Toronto Roadtrips atended:3
#S8OT trips attended:10-11?
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC/Superliga):3
Favorite current Chicago player:Conde
Favorite all-time Chicago player:Segares/Nowak

OTHER
Who else do you support?:Jaga
Other sports you follow?:Everything
Do you play soccer?:Yeashhh
Do you play other sports?:eh
Favorite beer?:312
Favorite bar?:Galway Bay
Favorite restaurant?:Johny's Kitchen and Tap in Glenview
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?:Science and Industry

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#3 AcmeComics

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  • Supports:Fire, Bayern, DFB, Arsenal

Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:51 PM

PERSONAL
Real Name: Jim Schifeling
What do you prefer to be called: Hinky
Current hometown: Normal
Original hometown: Peoria
Job: nerd wrangler
College: ICC ISU

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: URS...Acme Irregulars
When did you become a Fire fan: I have always been even though I didn't know it
When did you join S8: you can't join there are no members
Where do you usually stand in S8: 117 behind the capo
Favorite S8 moment: con te partiro
Favorite Fire moment: John fucking Thorrington knocking out LA
Favorite flag or banner: Stewie
Favorite scarf: Acme Irregulars

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: 4
# KC Roadtrips attended:
# Dallas Roadtrips attended:
#Toronto Roadtrips atended: 1
#S8OT trips attended: 7
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC):
Favorite current Chicago player: Conde
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Sega

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Bayern
Other sports you follow?: there are no others
Do you play soccer?: I retire from play on my 40th birthday this year
Do you play other sports?: there are no other sports
Favorite beer?: High Life
Favorite bar?: The Gallery god rest her soul
Favorite restaurant?: Famous Daves
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Field


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#4 kornkid15

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

PERSONAL
Real Name:Rodolfo Gomez
What do you prefer to be called: Rudy
Current hometown:Chicago
Original hometown:Chicago
Job: Cook
College:done with school

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: Ultras Red Side
When did you become a Fire fan: '98
When did you join S8: '06
Where do you usually stand in S8: i'm the monkey hanging from the capo stand or in the front rows of 117-118
Favorite S8 moment: the celebration after winning the cup in 06
Favorite Fire moment: winning the cup in 06
Favorite flag or banner: megabandera...Stewie (RIP)
Favorite scarf: Any URS scarf...Acme Irregular.

# Columbus Roadtrips attended:4
# KC Roadtrips attended:1
# Dallas Roadtrips attended:maybe this year
#Toronto Roadtrips atended:3
#S8OT trips attended: 9
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): 2
Favorite current Chicago player: Pappa and Conde
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Diego and Temo

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Club America, Manchester United, Boca Junior, Borussia Dortmund
Other sports you follow?: Roll Tide! baseball, football, hockey...anything
Do you play soccer?: not in years
Do you play other sports?: same as the last question
Favorite beer?: Victoria! any Unibroue brew, Duvel, Guinness, High Life
Favorite bar?: The Globe, Vaughn's on Norhtwest Highway, My Place (favorite dive bar on Touhy and Western-ish)
Favorite restaurant?: Moody's, The Globe Grill
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Museum of Science and Industry

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#5 SparkeyG

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:52 AM

PERSONAL
Real Name: Shawn C Carroll
What do you prefer to be called: Shawn
Current hometown: Mokena, IL
Original hometown: Army bases around the world
Job: Software Developoer
College: IIT

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: Independant
When did you become a Fire fan: 2001
When did you join S8: 2002
Where do you usually stand in S8: Haven't been in S8 for two years now. Used to stand near capo
Favorite S8 moment: 2003 USOC Final
Favorite Fire moment: Same
Favorite flag or banner: The Shirt
Favorite scarf: The Skyline scarf

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: 1
# KC Roadtrips attended:
# Dallas Roadtrips attended: 1
#Toronto Roadtrips atended:
#S8OT trips attended: 3
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): 2
Favorite current Chicago player: Thor
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Novak

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Dallas Cowboys
Other sports you follow?: Football
Do you play soccer?: Nope, I ref soccer
Do you play other sports?: Nope
Favorite beer?: Guinness
Favorite bar?: Elephant and Castle on Adams
Favorite restaurant?: Connies
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: The Art Institute

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#6 RedandWhite

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:17 AM

PERSONAL
Real Name: Rob Kleber
What do you prefer to be called: Kleber/keebler/keebler elf
Current hometown: Mokena, IL
Original hometown: Downers Grove
Job: none
College: Lewis University

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: Independent
When did you become a Fire fan: '00
When did you join S8: '09
Where do you usually stand in S8: 117 right buy the drummers
Favorite S8 moment: beating the p.o.s. new england in the playoffs last year
Favorite Fire moment: 06 Open Cup
Favorite flag or banner: megabandera
Favorite scarf: Red and White F*cking Dynamite

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: First one this year
# KC Roadtrips attended:0
# Dallas Roadtrips attended:0
#Toronto Roadtrips atended:0
#S8OT trips attended: 0
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): 1
Favorite current Chicago player: Tim Ward (me cousin)
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Armas and Nowak

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Arsenal
Other sports you follow?: not golf
Do you play soccer?: not for a while
Do you play other sports?: nah
Favorite beer?: can't drink (wink wink)
Favorite bar?: see last drink
Favorite restaurant?: Twin Anchor's, Rock Bottom
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Chicago History Museum

#7 firefan1998

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:20 PM

PERSONAL
Real Name: adam merges
What do you prefer to be called: adam or worm
Current hometown: north aurora
Original hometown: redbank, new jersey
Job: mechanical technician
College: NIU alum

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: independent
When did you become a Fire fan: 1998
When did you join S8: 1998
Where do you usually stand in S8: this will be my first year not in section 8
Favorite S8 moment: too many to remember
Favorite Fire moment: too many to remember
Favorite flag or banner: full power
Favorite scarf: double scarf

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: 1
# KC Roadtrips attended: 0
# Dallas Roadtrips attended: 0
#Toronto Roadtrips atended: 0
#S8OT trips attended: 0
# of other roadtrips: 1(Utah)
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): 3
Favorite current Chicago player: Pappa
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Segares and Guerrero

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Arsenal and Crystal Palace
Other sports you follow?: hockey
Do you play soccer?: on occassion
Do you play other sports?: some times
Favorite beer?: blue paddle
Favorite bar?: wild hare
Favorite restaurant?: sushi yama
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Illinois Holocaust Museum

#8 mactheknife

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:45 PM

PERSONAL
Real Name: Mac Scarle
What do you prefer to be called: uh, Mac
Current hometown: DeKalb
Original hometown: Naperville/Aurora
Job: Retail slob
College: NIU

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: WB05
When did you become a Fire fan: Somewhere around 02 I believe
When did you join S8: Same year
Where do you usually stand in S8: Wherever I dam well please
Favorite S8 moment: Beating New England in THAT playoff game to go to the cup, end-switching at Cardinal against LA
Favorite Fire moment: It's pretty neat when they score
Favorite flag or banner: Chicago Way
Favorite scarf: We Are Chicago (someone give me one of these, mine is no longer with me)

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: 1
# KC Roadtrips attended: 0
# Dallas Roadtrips attended: 1
#Toronto Roadtrips atended: 1
#S8OT trips attended: 3
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): 0
Favorite current Chicago player: Whoever's the cutest ;)
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Marsch

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Charlton, Rangers, PSG, and I keep track of a couple other teams like Gillingham and Koln
Other sports you follow?: Pretty much everything
Do you play soccer?: On occasion, always poorly
Do you play other sports?: Ran track for eight years
Favorite beer?: Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Favorite bar?: The Annex, Acme, Quigleys, if I'm feeling classy/have expendable income I hit the Violet Hour
Favorite restaurant?: I don't know. Pennys?
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: MSI

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#9 Mac

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 04:45 PM

Real Name:Elizabeth Currie
What do you prefer to be called:Elizabeth
Current hometown:Chicago
Original hometown:Cleveland
Job:Unemployed
College:Loyola University

SUPPORTER/FIRE

Which supporter club do you belong to: Independent

When did you become a Fire fan: pretty sure I wasn't old enough to drink/Naperville.

When did you join S8:TP

Where do you usually stand in S8:I tend to wander the Section

Favorite S8 moment:rain delay Columbus

Favorite Fire moment:too many

Favorite flag or banner:

Favorite scarf:the old Chicago Flag scarf I gave away

# Columbus Roadtrips attended:3?
# KC Roadtrips attended:0
# Dallas Roadtrips attended:0
#Toronto Roadtrips attended:1
#S8OT trips attended:8?
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC):
Favorite current Chicago player:I'll have to wait and see
Favorite all-time Chicago player:Marsch

OTHER
Who else do you support?:Chelsea, Celtic
Other sports you follow?:eh not really
Do you play soccer?:Poorly
Do you play other sports?:Running
Favorite beer?:IPA's
Favorite bar?:that's tough
Favorite restaurant?:Francesca's Forno
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Art Institute

#10 Thirsty Poet

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:41 AM

Real Name: Dustin Simons
What do you prefer to be called: Dustin
Current hometown: Humboldt Park, Chicago
Original hometown: Green Bay, WI
Job: Supervisor/Trainer at a research organization for U of C
College: UIC

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: Independent (I was previously in Last Ward)
When did you become a Fire fan: 2005 when I moved to Chicago
When did you join S8: 2007
Where do you usually stand in S8: It changes every match
Favorite S8 moment: Rain delay in C-bus
Favorite Fire moment: Thorrington against LA
Favorite flag or banner: The Chicago Way
Favorite scarf: Skyline/Clenched fist or Fire/Celtic

Favorite current Chicago player: JONES!
Favorite all-time Chicago player: C.J. Brown

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Celtic
Other sports you follow?: Tennis
Do you play soccer?: A bit
Do you play other sports?: Tennis
Favorite beer?: Steigl, Belhaven's Scottish Ale, Pabst and any barleywine
Favorite bar?: California Clipper
Favorite restaurant?: Anything Cuban/Costa Rican/Mexican/Thai/Indian
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: The Field Museum or the Cambodian Association, but the best place in the city is the lake in the middle of the night.

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#11 joey

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:08 AM

PERSONAL
Real Name: joey mccusty
What do you prefer to be called: joey
Current hometown: chicago, il
Original hometown: bryan, oh, home of etch-a-sketch and dum-dum pops
Job: noodles & co
College: lol good one

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: none
When did you become a Fire fan: 2000
When did you join S8: can't have members so i never joined
Where do you usually stand in S8: towards the front of 118, anywhere without a back cus my fatass'll fall a few times a match
Favorite S8 moment: n/a
Favorite Fire moment: too many to choose. USOC 06 was pretty sweet though, the entire run
Favorite flag or banner: chicago way
Favorite scarf: first match at bridgeview stadium

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: four
# KC Roadtrips attended: two
# Dallas Roadtrips attended: zero
#Toronto Roadtrips atended: one
#S8OT trips attended: eight
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): one
Favorite current Chicago player: tim ward
Favorite all-time Chicago player: damarcus beasley

OTHER
Who else do you support?: i only support the fire. but i am also a big fan of arsenal and the USMNT as well as the DPRK national team.
Other sports you follow?: hockey, esp. the blackhawks. and some american football; pgh stillers for life
Do you play soccer?: no
Do you play other sports?: tecmo bowl, the original one
Favorite gin?: bombay sapphire or citadelle
Favorite bar?: the globe pub and BYOB mexican places
Favorite restaurant?: carmichael's, erick's tacos, pick me up cafe
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: richard fucking roeper.


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#12 Huck1eberry

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:28 AM

PERSONAL
Real Name: Josh Graning
What do you prefer to be called: Captain Awesome
Current hometown: Chicago
Original hometown: Bloomington - Normal
Job: Teacher
College: Illinois State

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: Acme Irregulars
When did you become a Fire fan: 2006
When did you join S8: 2007
Where do you usually stand in S8: Varies
Favorite S8 moment: Friday Night Lights
Favorite Fire moment: Killing New York after they stole some coach
Favorite flag or banner: CF97
Favorite scarf: Acme Irregulars

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: 3
# KC Roadtrips attended: 0
# Dallas Roadtrips attended: 0
#Toronto Roadtrips atended: 2
#S8OT trips attended: 6
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC):
Favorite current Chicago player: Conde
Favorite all-time Chicago player: CJ Brown

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Liverpool
Other sports you follow?: None
Do you play soccer?: Barely
Do you play other sports?: Wii
Favorite beer?: High Life
Favorite bar?: ?
Favorite restaurant?: Hema's Kitchen
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Field Museum

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#13 FireFanInPackerLand

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:33 AM

PERSONAL
Real Name: Michael Sever
What do you prefer to be called: Mike, Prison Mike
Current hometown: St. Louis, MO (But only untill May 13th! Then I'm free!)
Original hometown: Burr Ridge, IL
Job: Law Student --> Attorney
College: Marquette University '06

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: Independent
When did you become a Fire fan: 1997
When did you join S8: 2002
Where do you usually stand in S8: 118, abou 4-5 rows up from the capo
Favorite S8 moment: 2006 US Open Cup, "Beating Milan"
Favorite Fire moment: Beating New England in Playoffs
Favorite flag or banner: What happened to that old section-sized City of Chicago flag from the Naperville years?
Favorite scarf: Blue/white bars "CHICAGO"

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: 3
# KC Roadtrips attended: 0
# Dallas Roadtrips attended: 0
#Toronto Roadtrips atended: 0
#S8OT trips attended: 5
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): 1 (2006 USOC)
Favorite current Chicago player: Jon Busch, Brian McBride, John Thorrington
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Zach Thornton, Gonzalo Segares

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Marquette WARRIORS Basketball, Blackhawks, Cubs, Bears
Other sports you follow?: College Basketball, hockey
Do you play soccer?: Occasionally. Played Indoor in Law School and played goalkeeper for two years of JV in high school.
Do you play other sports?: Not really a sport, but I run distance races. I've run two half-marathons and am registered for the 2010 Chicago Marathon
Favorite beer?: Newcastle Brown Ale
Favorite bar?: Schoolyard Tavern
Favorite restaurant?: Vong's Thai Kitchen
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Art Institute

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#14 DrWorm

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:45 PM

PERSONAL
Real Name: Evan
Current hometown: Schererville, IN
Original hometown: Hammond, IN
Job: Referee, library clerk.
College: Indiana University in the fall.

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: None specifically
When did you become a Fire fan: 1998
When did you join S8: 2007
Where do you usually stand in S8: 118, 6 or 7 rows up
Favorite S8 moment: The reaction to Thorrington vs. LA
Favorite Fire moment: Home opener vs. NE
Favorite flag or banner: Nothing beats the classic Chicago flag.
Favorite scarf: It's not even a Section 8 scarf... I got it circa 1999-2000 and it's been with me ever since.

#S8OT trips attended: No road trips attended, YET.
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): US Open Cup 2006
Favorite current Chicago player: Brian McBride
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Peter Nowak

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Hamburger SV, Manchester United, Rangers, US and Germany national teams.
Other sports you follow?: I sort of vaguely follow hockey... not much else.
Do you play soccer?: Yes
Do you play other sports?: No
Favorite beer?: N/A
Favorite bar?: See above
Favorite restaurant?: Petterino's by the Goodman Theater
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: Improv theater scene.

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#15 Ace Thunder

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:31 PM

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Real Name: Brad
Current hometown: Grand "Frozen Hell" Forks, North Dakota
Original hometown: Naperville, IL
Job: Unemployed
College: North Dakota

SUPPORTER/FIRE
Which supporter club do you belong to: Independent
When did you become a Fire fan: 2009
When did you join S8: 2009
Where do you usually stand in S8: Anywhere
Favorite S8 moment: My first fire game, before I knew S8 existed. I looked over at the section and said I need to be a fucking part of that.
Favorite Fire moment: NE playoff series
Favorite flag or banner: megabandara
Favorite scarf: Many Nations, One Club, One Love (anyone know where I can still find that one?)

# Columbus Roadtrips attended: 0
# KC Roadtrips attended: 0
# Dallas Roadtrips attended: 0
#Toronto Roadtrips atended: 0
#S8OT trips attended: 0
# Fire Finals attended(MLS/USOC): 0
Favorite current Chicago player: CJ Brown
Favorite all-time Chicago player: Brian McBride

OTHER
Who else do you support?: Sheriff, Liverpool
Other sports you follow?: Everything
Do you play soccer?: Yes
Do you play other sports?: Yes
Favorite beer?: Taddy Porter, Red Stripe
Favorite bar?: Quigley's
Favorite restaurant?: Wiener's Circle
Favorite Chicago cultural institution?: The Metro




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