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stlrtruck
07-16-2008, 07:30 AM
So yesterday (July 15) I'm driving home in my lovely truck just minding my own business. And all of a sudden out my driver's side door is this idiot in some beat up car showing me his warn down unkept cowboys hat talking about how if it wasn't for Smith in the endzone, the cowboys would have won at least one of those Super Bowls in the 70's. I calmly and rationly explained to him that if it wasn't for Neil O'Donnell they would have lost the third one and that Smith did drop the pass so get over it.
Finally after hearing him proclaim that the cowboys were going to win it all this year, I reminded him that he has TO who does great during the regular season but squat during the playoffs and oh, the cowboys have Romo at QB.

So, after ridding myself of that disaster, I'm about 5 miles from home stopped at a light when this guy in a jimmy-splint cast puts his hand out the window with his thumb down - his wife, who is driving, pulls up far enough for me to see that he's a clowns fan. So I had to reiterate that browns fans are all the same, it's great before the season and everything its going to be their year until week 8 and then it's wait until next year. However, I was able to find out that his wife, WAS NOT A browns fan (she wasn't a Steelers fan) and really didn't encourage his habits. Matter of fact I think she was praying the light green the moment she pulled up next to the truck.

Oh the tests the Lord puts me through on some days :flap:

Kittyfish
07-16-2008, 08:25 AM
So, you're in Florida and get harassed by Cowboys fans and Browns fans. Aren't there any Dolphins or Jaguar fans down there to harass you? Where is the loyalty?

I think I would be frightened if people got in my face when I was displaying any Steeler memorabilia, but then I'm just a girl. Heh. Some people take their sports and their fandoms too seriously, ifyouknowwaddamean. In any case, good on you for standing your ground and trying to talk some sense into that Cowboys fella who can't let something go after 30 years.

Love your truck, by the way. Tres cool.

MACH1
07-16-2008, 10:47 AM
Its that green monster of jealousy.

http://www.kinneybrothers.com/FLASH%20CARDS/jealous.jpg

:sofunny:

fansince'76
07-16-2008, 10:53 AM
Eh, harmless smack - at least they didn't throw something at your truck or key it when you weren't around. As Kittyfish stated, there are some real tools out there who take the fandom thing way too seriously.

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-16-2008, 12:40 PM
You got to take your loyalty with a large dose of humor...

We have neighbors who are a split baseball household...the wife is a St Louis Cardinal fan and the husband is a Chicago Cub fan....They have two flag pole holders on the front of their house..one over the other.

You can always tell who won the last game they played against eash other by which team flag is on top ....Its great!!!

fansince'76
07-16-2008, 12:51 PM
We have neighbors who are a split baseball household...the wife is a St Louis Cardinal fan and the husband is a Chicago Cub fan....They have two flag pole holders on the front of their house..one over the other.

You can always tell who won the last game they played against eash other by which team flag is on top ....Its great!!!

That IS great! :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

stlrtruck
07-16-2008, 12:55 PM
I don't mind the conversation and I know it's harmless - but why two in a row in one day. It's like realizing you have a zit, then coming to grips with the fact that it's on your arse!!!

There are some dolphins fans around, mostly bucs fans (since Dungy came to town). And occassionally I'll see a jagsoff fan. Other than that, this place is a hotbed for Steelers Nation. There are 3 bars in the Tampa area that are sold out to Steelers fans.

And I have been run to the side of the road by a bucs fan. But no one has keyed my truck - God help them if they do and I can get to them!!!

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
07-16-2008, 12:57 PM
So, after ridding myself of that disaster, I'm about 5 miles from home stopped at a light when this guy in a jimmy-splint cast puts his hand out the window with his thumb down - his wife, who is driving, pulls up far enough for me to see that he's a clowns fan. So I had to reiterate that browns fans are all the same, it's great before the season and everything its going to be their year until week 8 and then it's wait until next year. However, I was able to find out that his wife, WAS NOT A browns fan (she wasn't a Steelers fan) and really didn't encourage his habits. Matter of fact I think she was praying the light green the moment she pulled up next to the truck.

Oh the tests the Lord puts me through on some days :flap:

uhh..last year during week 8..if anything..there was more hope. ;). Things can change my man.

Steelman16
07-16-2008, 12:58 PM
You got to take your loyalty with a large dose of humor...

We have neighbors who are a split baseball household...the wife is a St Louis Cardinal fan and the husband is a Chicago Cub fan....They have two flag pole holders on the front of their house..one over the other.

You can always tell who won the last game they played against eash other by which team flag is on top ....Its great!!!

:sofunny: :sofunny: That's awesome! That's sports at its best.

I can appreciate ANY sports fan with a good sense of humor about their team. Even Pats* and Brownie fans.

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-16-2008, 02:05 PM
:sofunny: :sofunny: That's awesome! That's sports at its best.

I can appreciate ANY sports fan with a good sense of humor about their team. Even Pats* and Brownie fans.

My wife is a Colts fan ..and I tried to make the same arraigment for her and I. Winner gets to be on top.

....and thats when the fight began.:pin:

revefsreleets
07-16-2008, 04:27 PM
I live in a Cleveland suburb. Some asshat tried to rip my Steelers license bracket off my car last week. They didn't succeed...a screwdriver would have helped, but, Hell, these are Browns fans we're talking about here. They are just now realizing the benefits of opposable thumbs, and are generations away from using simple tools.

fansince'76
07-16-2008, 04:36 PM
I live in a Cleveland suburb. Some asshat tried to rip my Steelers license bracket off my car last week. They didn't succeed...a screwdriver would have helped, but, Hell, these are Browns fans we're talking about here. They are just now realizing the benefits of opposable thumbs, and are generations away from using simple tools.

Maybe they need an "evolutionary kick in the pants," so to speak....

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/2001-04.jpg

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

revefsreleets
07-16-2008, 04:44 PM
Hey, I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure the LAST group of people who need to learn about clubbing people over the head with big animal femurs is Browns fans!

Let's start with those plastic scissors they give kids, the ones that don't actually cut anything...

fansince'76
07-16-2008, 05:04 PM
Hey, I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure the LAST group of people who need to learn about clubbing people over the head with big animal femurs is Browns fans!

Good point....

http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2007/09/medium_72.jpg

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
07-16-2008, 05:10 PM
I live in a Cleveland suburb. Some asshat tried to rip my Steelers license bracket off my car last week. They didn't succeed...a screwdriver would have helped, but, Hell, these are Browns fans we're talking about here. They are just now realizing the benefits of opposable thumbs, and are generations away from using simple tools.

Number 1.)..I think thats wrong what they did to do your personal property..so long as you didn't egg them on about such a thing.

Mind you though..theres a lot (not all) of Steelers fans who've been walking around Browns-town as of late, and making very lame jokes about..("Uhuhuhuhuhu..Taking the Browns to the Super Bowl) the place, and walking around like everyone in cleveland is a bit lower then them..Pretty darn stupid.

Back in the old days of the Real Dawg Pound..if one of those type of fans walked anywhere near that section of the Old Lady by the Lake, they would have their jersey ripped off and lit on fire. (No Joke.). Now its sorta softened a bit..but with any hope its gotten back to the old days..(A little less violent maybe..but still the same amount of animosity) it used to be back in the days 70's and 80's, and a little bit of the 90's.

Heck..I've met a lot of Steelers fans around Ohio that want the rivalry back too..damn would there be anything more fun than if that contest at the end of the year were to decide the AFC North Title? :)

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
07-16-2008, 05:11 PM
Good point....

http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2007/09/medium_72.jpg

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

:)...Some of the fans..uh..gave him a Single Fingered salute. :flap:. Was funny to watch that on TV.

tony hipchest
07-16-2008, 06:27 PM
if one of those type of fans walked anywhere near that section of the Old Lady by the Lake, they would have their jersey ripped off and lit on fire. :)

the jersey or the lake? :huh:

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
07-16-2008, 09:20 PM
the jersey or the lake? :huh:

The River is the one that catches on fire..not the lake :flap:

stlrtruck
07-17-2008, 07:34 AM
uhh..last year during week 8..if anything..there was more hope. ;). Things can change my man.

Things can change but the more things change the more they stay the same.. LOL

stlrtruck
07-17-2008, 07:39 AM
Number 1Back in the old days of the Real Dawg Pound..if one of those type of fans walked anywhere near that section of the Old Lady by the Lake, they would have their jersey ripped off and lit on fire. (No Joke.). Now its sorta softened a bit..but with any hope its gotten back to the old days..(A little less violent maybe..but still the same amount of animosity) it used to be back in the days 70's and 80's, and a little bit of the 90's.

Heck..I've met a lot of Steelers fans around Ohio that want the rivalry back too..damn would there be anything more fun than if that contest at the end of the year were to decide the AFC North Title? :)

First, I'm not up for destroying peoples property at any expense. Give them a good ribbing and be done with it but it crosses the line when it destroys personal property. It sends the wrong message about a rivalry and sportsmanship.

As for the rivalry. I hated it so much that I want it back. Those were the days when you hated a team so much because you knew they had a chance of beating you. Of course I can also say that it's been great to have some breathing room as of late. But I'd rather have the browns rivalry rather than the ratbirds or caged cats winning the division - at least the browns fans that I've met in person have had class, respect, and an understanding of football in general.

Tankus_Maximus
07-17-2008, 09:10 AM
I don't mind the conversation and I know it's harmless - but why two in a row in one day. It's like realizing you have a zit, then coming to grips with the fact that it's on your arse!!!

There are some dolphins fans around, mostly bucs fans (since Dungy came to town). And occassionally I'll see a jagsoff fan. Other than that, this place is a hotbed for Steelers Nation. There are 3 bars in the Tampa area that are sold out to Steelers fans.

And I have been run to the side of the road by a bucs fan. But no one has keyed my truck - God help them if they do and I can get to them!!!

That's something you just don't do, it's against the rules, you don't f *ck with another man's automobile. There should be no judge, no jury, just straight to execution.

stlrtruck
07-17-2008, 11:31 AM
That's something you just don't do, it's against the rules, you don't f *ck with another man's automobile. There should be no judge, no jury, just straight to execution.

I agree but it's been done, mostly by stupid younglings!!!

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
07-17-2008, 01:25 PM
First, I'm not up for destroying peoples property at any expense. Give them a good ribbing and be done with it but it crosses the line when it destroys personal property. It sends the wrong message about a rivalry and sportsmanship.

As for the rivalry. I hated it so much that I want it back. Those were the days when you hated a team so much because you knew they had a chance of beating you. Of course I can also say that it's been great to have some breathing room as of late. But I'd rather have the browns rivalry rather than the ratbirds or caged cats winning the division - at least the browns fans that I've met in person have had class, respect, and an understanding of football in general.

I do agree with not destroying personal property. As long as the other person wasn't like egging the person on to do such a thing thats not right. Ribbing is fun to do with rivals and such though."You're going down.

Hehe. Being honest..if theres one team I'd rather duke it out with year in and year out for the title its Pittsburgh. The magnitude of such a thing would turn into Meatchicken-OSU pretty quickly.

stlrtruck
07-17-2008, 02:38 PM
I do agree with not destroying personal property. As long as the other person wasn't like egging the person on to do such a thing thats not right. Ribbing is fun to do with rivals and such though."You're going down.

Hehe. Being honest..if theres one team I'd rather duke it out with year in and year out for the title its Pittsburgh. The magnitude of such a thing would turn into Meatchicken-OSU pretty quickly.

I don't know how anyone could be egged on to do physical damage to another person's property. IF it's getting that bad or that close - walk the freak away. On the other hand, people also need to learn when "enough is enough" when ribbing someone.

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
07-17-2008, 05:24 PM
I don't know how anyone could be egged on to do physical damage to another person's property. IF it's getting that bad or that close - walk the freak away. On the other hand, people also need to learn when "enough is enough" when ribbing someone.

No doubt..I never insult someones family or significant other if I do mess with someone..Thats crossing the line.

Theres a line between heckling someone in the Dawg Pound and getting personal about things.

revefsreleets
07-18-2008, 09:28 AM
I agree but it's been done, mostly by stupid younglings!!!

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stlrtruck
07-18-2008, 11:12 AM
No doubt..I never insult someones family or significant other if I do mess with someone..Thats crossing the line.

Theres a line between heckling someone in the Dawg Pound and getting personal about things.

But as we all know, alcohol tends to escalate things, especially if your fav team is losing.....

to the STEELERS!!!

xfl2001fan
07-18-2008, 02:25 PM
But as we all know, alcohol tends to escalate things, especially if your fav team is losing.....

to the STEELERS!!!

Or if you're a Steelers fan and you're winning. The Euphoric high of another victory coupled with the stupidity that alcohol often brings can be a very bad combination.

Large groups of people mass consuming alcohols lends itself to even more stupidity.

Talk but don't touch, it's a very simple rule.

stlrtruck
07-22-2008, 08:40 AM
Or if you're a Steelers fan and you're winning. The Euphoric high of another victory coupled with the stupidity that alcohol often brings can be a very bad combination.

Large groups of people mass consuming alcohols lends itself to even more stupidity.

Talk but don't touch, it's a very simple rule.

I've never seen a fan of any team that was winning get out of control.

I will agree that large groups of people mass consuming does lead towards a higher level of stupidity.

As for the don't touch rules, they have those same rules in strip clubs - that rule doesn't always work out, when I was in the Navy in Guam, I saw a guy get punched in the face and then a 4 inch heel and a few seconds later was escorted out by security. For some reason people don't get it - call it what you want - but for some it doesn't take too long to cross the line and for something so trivial as a game!

xfl2001fan
07-22-2008, 09:34 AM
I've never seen a fan of any team that was winning get out of control.

I will agree that large groups of people mass consuming does lead towards a higher level of stupidity.

As for the don't touch rules, they have those same rules in strip clubs - that rule doesn't always work out, when I was in the Navy in Guam, I saw a guy get punched in the face and then a 4 inch heel and a few seconds later was escorted out by security. For some reason people don't get it - call it what you want - but for some it doesn't take too long to cross the line and for something so trivial as a game!

I've seen groups of fans make overt threats in person. I've seen some pretty stupid OSU fans harp on ND fans after the Fiesta Bowl a few years ago. The week before the Fiesta Bowl, I was in South Bend (wearing one of my Browns Jerseys.) A group of fans decided it'd be funny to mess with me while I was coming back from a grocery store. Fortunately, they didn't carry it beyond pushing. (I was bigger than all of them, but I wasn't about to try to fight 5 guys at once.) When they saw I wasn't going to be goaded into throwing the first punch, but I wasn't going to back down, they finally walked away calling me several choice words.

I've seen news stories of couch burnings and known fans of outside teams having to hide in their homes. The next morning, they were outside scraping egg and...other items...off of their siding, picking up their trash and such.

It happens. It's typically worse in a college town than when dealing with professional sports, but it does happen. It's a sad display of stupidity IMO, not being a fan. I've got people who have married into the family who are Steelers fans. One of them lives real close (10 minutes walking) from where most of my other family members live. The two worst thingsto have happen was last year when she posted a Steelers flag in my mom's front yard. When the Browns last beat the Steelers, we had purchased about 50 pound puppies and tossed them in her front yard, on her front porch, on top of (and inside of) her truck. Then we took pics and posted them on the internet.

memphissteelergirl
07-22-2008, 10:02 AM
Hehe. Being honest..if theres one team I'd rather duke it out with year in and year out for the title its Pittsburgh. The magnitude of such a thing would turn into Meatchicken-OSU pretty quickly.


"Meatchicken..." Hehe...that's pretty good. I'll have to remember that one. (Older brother's a fan)

stlrtruck
07-22-2008, 02:33 PM
I've got people who have married into the family who are Steelers fans. One of them lives real close (10 minutes walking) from where most of my other family members live. The two worst thingsto have happen was last year when she posted a Steelers flag in my mom's front yard. When the Browns last beat the Steelers, we had purchased about 50 pound puppies and tossed them in her front yard, on her front porch, on top of (and inside of) her truck. Then we took pics and posted them on the internet.

Now that's some good ribbing! My dad, being a ratbird fan, calls me and gives me the Good Game comments (or if by chance the ratbirds win, I call him). Since I don't live close to him, the game day ribbings don't happen as much as they use to - but every once in awhile we get a good exchange going.