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stillers4me
08-23-2007, 08:46 PM
I figured I'd might as well put this directly in the Blast Furnace since this is my favorite part tof the article ( it would have eventually got moved here anyway)......and it really should be called A Review of the Last Year.

http://deadspin.com:80/sports/nfl-season-preview/nfl-season-preview-pittsburgh-steelers-292334.php

6. Knocking Cincinnati out of the playoffs. The high-and-mighty Bengals, with the fans that tell us year after year how superior they are to the lowly Steelers, needed to beat said Steelers in the final game of the 2006 season. If not, the playoffs would be non-existent for the Bengals, but hey, they're used to that. In what turned out to be Bill Cowher's final game as Steeler coach, Ben Roethlisberger threw a 67-yard touchdown to Santonio Holmes in overtime, ending both teams' seasons on New Year's Eve.

My only question going into the Bengals' 2007 campaign is what their excuse will be for why they don't get it done. In 2005, it was all blamed on Kimo von Oelhoffen, for knocking Carson Palmer out of their first-round playoff game. How quickly we forget that A. Cincinnati had the lead at the half, well after Palmer went down, B. Cincinnati was playing with the home-field advantage, and C. In the 2001 AFC Championship game, a nobody named Tom Brady was knocked out of the game, which New England somehow, someway, managed to win...on the road. In 2006, their excuse was the "killer" schedule that the NFL gave them. What's it going to be in '07? Chris Henry's suspension?

What irritates Steeler fans the most is the arrogance of Bengal fans. They've had one winning season since 1990, then they get a few decent players and all of a sudden they claim to be the team to beat in the entire NFL. Remember, this Bengal core hasn't even won a playoff game. This would be like the Pirates winning the NL Central in 2005, losing in the first round, missing the playoffs in 2006, then declaring they're the team to beat in 2007. And we all know how ludicrous that sounds. And not just because the Pirates will never make the playoffs in our lifetimes.

The Duke
08-23-2007, 08:56 PM
What irritates Steeler fans the most is the arrogance of Bengal fans. They've had one winning season since 1990, then they get a few decent players and all of a sudden they claim to be the team to beat in the entire NFL. Remember, this Bengal core hasn't even won a playoff game

Exactly, until I see the bungles winning a playoff game I won't respect them

RoethlisBURGHer
08-24-2007, 12:16 AM
He hits the nail right on the head.

Hey, that "brutal schedule" is your reward for winning the division. All they did is prove that they can't get it done with a first place schedule.

Stlrs4Life
08-26-2007, 10:01 AM
That is simply true and to the point.

HometownGal
08-26-2007, 06:50 PM
What irritates Steeler fans the most is the arrogance of Bengal fans. They've had one winning season since 1990, then they get a few decent players and all of a sudden they claim to be the team to beat in the entire NFL.

Damned straight. They act like they've actually won something other than jailhouse bingo.

Galax Steeler
08-27-2007, 05:14 AM
Damned straight. They act like they've actually won something other than jailhouse bingo.

agreed:sofunny:

Virginia Steeler
08-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Listening to a Bengals fan talk about football is like listening to my 2 year old nephew talk about US foreign policy .....both just make up things, use broken English and poop themselves when finished.

MasterOfPuppets
08-27-2007, 06:50 PM
:toofunny:Listening to a Bengals fan talk about football is like listening to my 2 year old nephew talk about US foreign policy .....both just make up things, use broken English and poop themselves when finished.

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-28-2007, 02:21 PM
Listening to a Bengals fan talk about football is like listening to my 2 year old nephew talk about US foreign policy .....both just make up things, use broken English and poop themselves when finished.

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:
Now THATS funny!!

The Duke
08-28-2007, 04:06 PM
Listening to a Bengals fan talk about football is like listening to my 2 year old nephew talk about US foreign policy .....both just make up things, use broken English and poop themselves when finished.

and cry. Babies cry and so do the bengals