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stlrtruck
01-02-2009, 01:31 PM
First, this is just my opinion. If you don't like it, that's fine but the disrespect about it can be left outside. Your opinion is welcome, but let's keep this good and clean!

So we've had a season full of unexpected surprises, ups, and downs. Fans have called for heads to roll including Ben, FWP, O-line, Arians, etc. And week in and week out, this team remained competitive even in their loses.

Amongst it all, I think we have failed to count our blessings for the 53 men that play on Sunday as well as the coaches that do their job. You see our season could have been a lot worse - you don't think so - take a look below:

1) The lions went 0-16
2) The chiefs only squeaked out a few more Ws than the lions
3) The bungals managed a few Ws down the stretch but as well know they've sucked since 1492 - and oh they kept Lewis too!
4) TO is, well to, and his antics have played out favorly (for cowboys haters).
5) Pacman Jones fits just well in that pod with to
6) No matter how great the cowboys play from Sept - Nov, they still haven't figured out how to get romo over the hump called December
7) The patriots* got their karma, and a nice 11 win season behind a backup - and still no playoffs
8) The jets paid an old school gunslinger to come in and they failed to win down the stretch
9) Jets players are now pointing the finger at one person - the QB because he wasn't the TEAM player
10) The bills started off hot and then found a way to cool off when it mattered most
11) The browns spent 2007 challenging for the AFC North only to find reality in 2008 - that ended with rc being the scapegoat and jobless
12) Cowher turned down both the browns and the jets for coaching jobs that would have paid him substantially better than his last year with the Steelers
13) The jaguars couldn't hold their own after a dominating 2007
13) The texans, well, they're still the texans - but still better than the lions
14) The broncos couldn't win a pathetic AFC West division and cost Shanahan his job
15) The raiders still have Al Davis at the helm
16) The seahawks sent the Walrus out of the league with one of the worst performances of their history
17) The rams sent coaches packing in the middle of the season
18) The 49ers finally got a decent coach in Singletary but unless he puts the uniform on again, their defense will take years to revive - not to mention their offense
19) The redskins have highly paid talent and zero dreams of the playoffs
20) The cowboys couldn't manage to win one game in december, leaving the pondits to discuss just how great romo is and whether or not a new head coach is in order. Oh, let's not forget their owner - good ole' jj!
21) The saints never met the expectations of their fans
22) The bucs couldn't win down the stretch and removed themselves from the playoffs
23) Our players aren't changing their names to things like Stylz
24) We don't need extended deadlines to sell out playoff games
25) Our players aren't bitchin' and moanin' about being looked over for ROTY or MVP of the league

You see with all the pain and suffering we've been through this year, we still have the TEAM to fall back upon. To look up to our ownership and know that they are doing what is best for the team and us, the fans!

I know this TEAM is far from perfect and that their are individual performances on any given game day, hell some repeat performers that put in jeopardy our winning. And that stands the case come January 11, hopefully, Jan 17 or 18, and then again on Feb 1. But I love these guys - not the same way I love Jesus, my wife, or my kids - and I stand by them. I don't let other fans bad mouth them at least with making some points about their team's ineptitude to make the playoffs, not cheat, keep a coach longer than 1 year, or find a coach that can light a fire under the player's arse!

So here's really how I see. This is a TEAM sport, where individuals have certain jobs that help this TEAM win. As a fan of the STEELERS, I am part of the TEAM. My job is not to bitch and moan because of certain players but to cheer regardless of the players - yes, I still think it's ok to boo plays or some players at the given moment that something bad happens but at the end of the day I SUPPORT THE STEELERS and the entire TEAM - not just certain aspects of it (like the defense or certain RBs).

So as wild card weekend approaches and our opponent for next week will soon be known, there is a simple solution:

WE ARE STEELERS NATION - YOU'RE EITHER WITH US OR AGAINST US!!!

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO :tt03:
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO :tt02:
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO :tt:


As for those against us:
:sign01: :sign02: :sign03: :sign09: :sign11: :sign07:

hindes204
01-02-2009, 02:07 PM
:applaudit:First, this is just my opinion. If you don't like it, that's fine but the disrespect about it can be left outside. Your opinion is welcome, but let's keep this good and clean!

So we've had a season full of unexpected surprises, ups, and downs. Fans have called for heads to roll including Ben, FWP, O-line, Arians, etc. And week in and week out, this team remained competitive even in their loses.

Amongst it all, I think we have failed to count our blessings for the 53 men that play on Sunday as well as the coaches that do their job. You see our season could have been a lot worse - you don't think so - take a look below:

1) The lions went 0-16
2) The chiefs only squeaked out a few more Ws than the lions
3) The bungals managed a few Ws down the stretch but as well know they've sucked since 1492 - and oh they kept Lewis too!
4) TO is, well to, and his antics have played out favorly (for cowboys haters).
5) Pacman Jones fits just well in that pod with to
6) No matter how great the cowboys play from Sept - Nov, they still haven't figured out how to get romo over the hump called December
7) The patriots* got their karma, and a nice 11 win season behind a backup - and still no playoffs
8) The jets paid an old school gunslinger to come in and they failed to win down the stretch
9) Jets players are now pointing the finger at one person - the QB because he wasn't the TEAM player
10) The bills started off hot and then found a way to cool off when it mattered most
11) The browns spent 2007 challenging for the AFC North only to find reality in 2008 - that ended with rc being the scapegoat and jobless
12) Cowher turned down both the browns and the jets for coaching jobs that would have paid him substantially better than his last year with the Steelers
13) The jaguars couldn't hold their own after a dominating 2007
13) The texans, well, they're still the texans - but still better than the lions
14) The broncos couldn't win a pathetic AFC West division and cost Shanahan his job
15) The raiders still have Al Davis at the helm
16) The seahawks sent the Walrus out of the league with one of the worst performances of their history
17) The rams sent coaches packing in the middle of the season
18) The 49ers finally got a decent coach in Singletary but unless he puts the uniform on again, their defense will take years to revive - not to mention their offense
19) The redskins have highly paid talent and zero dreams of the playoffs
20) The cowboys couldn't manage to win one game in december, leaving the pondits to discuss just how great romo is and whether or not a new head coach is in order. Oh, let's not forget their owner - good ole' jj!
21) The saints never met the expectations of their fans
22) The bucs couldn't win down the stretch and removed themselves from the playoffs
23) Our players aren't changing their names to things like Stylz
24) We don't need extended deadlines to sell out playoff games
25) Our players aren't bitchin' and moanin' about being looked over for ROTY or MVP of the league

You see with all the pain and suffering we've been through this year, we still have the TEAM to fall back upon. To look up to our ownership and know that they are doing what is best for the team and us, the fans!

I know this TEAM is far from perfect and that their are individual performances on any given game day, hell some repeat performers that put in jeopardy our winning. And that stands the case come January 11, hopefully, Jan 17 or 18, and then again on Feb 1. But I love these guys - not the same way I love Jesus, my wife, or my kids - and I stand by them. I don't let other fans bad mouth them at least with making some points about their team's ineptitude to make the playoffs, not cheat, keep a coach longer than 1 year, or find a coach that can light a fire under the player's arse!

So here's really how I see. This is a TEAM sport, where individuals have certain jobs that help this TEAM win. As a fan of the STEELERS, I am part of the TEAM. My job is not to bitch and moan because of certain players but to cheer regardless of the players - yes, I still think it's ok to boo plays or some players at the given moment that something bad happens but at the end of the day I SUPPORT THE STEELERS and the entire TEAM - not just certain aspects of it (like the defense or certain RBs).

So as wild card weekend approaches and our opponent for next week will soon be known, there is a simple solution:

WE ARE STEELERS NATION - YOU'RE EITHER WITH US OR AGAINST US!!!

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO :tt03:
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO :tt02:
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO :tt:


As for those against us:
:sign01: :sign02: :sign03: :sign09: :sign11: :sign07:



WELL SAID, I COULDNT HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF

lilyoder6
01-02-2009, 02:08 PM
:crying01:

that was great..... and i would have to agree with u... many teams failed epically at the end of the season

TackleMeBen
01-02-2009, 02:10 PM
many teams failed epically at the end of the season
except the lions, who just failed all season..lol

very good post and i agree. at least we dont have guys on the team that are all about the 'me' stats. they are for the team, they win and lose as a team. that is what i call class:thumbsup::tt02:

HOTDOG
01-02-2009, 02:15 PM
Very well put sir.

stlrtruck
01-02-2009, 02:33 PM
I did forget one though..

26) One of our players didn't shoot themselves in the leg

Dino 6 Rings
01-02-2009, 02:35 PM
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!

El-Gonzo Jackson
01-02-2009, 02:47 PM
I did forget one though..

26) One of our players didn't shoot themselves in the leg

Neither did the Giants. Harris Smith shot himself in the leg. :m16:

devilsdancefloor
01-02-2009, 03:07 PM
BRAVO BRAVO!!!!


http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/3/1/2/f_clappingkx0m_b6e1f08.gif

:tt::tt::tt::tt::tt::tt::tt::tt:

HometownGal
01-02-2009, 03:22 PM
What a WOW of a post Scott! :tt03::applaudit::hatsoff: Rep to you, my friend!

Kvnfaber
01-02-2009, 03:30 PM
Couldn't agree more!!!!

HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!:tt02::tt03::tt02:

stillers4me
01-02-2009, 04:16 PM
27. The Bengals still suck.

LVSteelersfan
01-02-2009, 05:30 PM
You hit the nail right on the head. Despite all the bitching and moaning by people this year about Arians, Ben, Willie, etc, we are 12-4 (we were predicted to be under .500 by the pundits in preseason) and all the pretenders are sitting at home (Patsies, Cowboys, Redskins) while we sit at home with a bye the first week. I will take this team any day of the week over the Cowgirls, Ratbirds, Clowns, Bungles, and Patsies. We shall perservere and screw the talk about who we play. We have to knock down the big boys to get the trophy just like every other year.

TeeJay
01-02-2009, 06:09 PM
and 26) - Steeler Nation.
In your face....in your home, and just simply better than you!.

The Steelers are still a team that plays for each other. They know and understand what teamwork means. No fancy gunslingers, no prima donnas, no overpaid look-at-me, I'm the star of this team, players. Just in your face, down to earth, Steeler Football. As it was, as it is, and as it shall be.

Against all the odds, still finished 12-4. Champions.

Still hated by the media (f**kers), but adored by the fans (the people that matter!) A fanbase that extends worldwide.

That's Football......that's a franchise...... That's Pittsburgh! America's REAL Team. Deal with it Jones.

It's Steeler Football! And it'll be around for a while yet! :tt03::helmet::tt02:

(Phew....glad I got that off my chest before I went to bed!)

Rick5895
01-02-2009, 07:51 PM
We are all Steelers fans, and although we complain from time to time about certain aspects of our team ( my achillies heel is Arians, lol) we all live and die with them on Sunday.
That was one hell of a post and very well said.
I tip my drink to you!!

GBMelBlount
01-02-2009, 07:58 PM
Wow. Great post Stlrtruck. :drink:

Steelers
01-02-2009, 08:19 PM
Excellent points! As I always say: There is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and then there's everyone else...

Stlrs4Life
01-02-2009, 08:57 PM
Excellent post. No doubt about it.

lilyoder6
01-02-2009, 09:00 PM
u can't forget that

our players don't throw any of there team-mates under the bus

Steelman16
01-03-2009, 01:25 AM
Great post brother! :tt03:


HUH?

I think he was referring to The Great Infallible Eldest Manning. :chuckle: