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MACH1
02-06-2009, 11:31 AM
Yet another whiny d-bag.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2009-01-29/news/arizona-cardinals-fans-Better-get-ferocious-or-the-steeler-nation-will-eat-them-alive/3


Arizona Cardinals Fans, You'd Better Get Ferocious or Steeler Nation Will Eat You Alive

Cardinals fans are showing a little spark. New Times was on hand at Sky Harbor International Airport to see what organizers estimated was 1,800 people cheer on the team as members boarded a plane to Tampa.

Contrast that to the number of people who showed up in 20-degree weather to see the Steelers off to Tampa that morning 30,000, according to Pittsburgh TV station WTAE and you see what this story is getting at.

Even if they were playing the Baltimore Ravens (a team that wears purple and employs a stupid marching band to play at halftime) or the San Diego Chargers (a squad that's also from a Sun Belt city with a large percentage of fair-weather fans), Arizona's genteel Cardinal fans would have their work cut out for them in Super Bowl XLIII.

They're matched up against the grubbiest, loudest, and nastiest fan base in all of sports as well as one of the largest.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are White Trash America's team. Though Raiders, Eagles, and Browns fans certainly have their own reputations for trashy behavior, Steelers fans win the prize for crudeness. It's hard to find a trailer park anywhere in the country that doesn't have a black-and-yellow flag fluttering from the door of a doublewide.

Anecdotal evidence of the mindset of Steelers fans is everywhere do a search for "Steelers fans" on YouTube and bear witness to a 90-year-old woman getting the team's logo tattooed on her arm at her family's insistence and a guy who became estranged from his brothers after he put a giant Steelers logo on his father's tombstone.

But there's much more than that out there.

Take the team's official band, a country act called The PovertyNeck Hillbillies. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared in the video for the group's song "Mr. Right Now."

Or the team's mascot, Steeley McBeam (that is, the guy who portrays him), blowing twice the legal limit during his DUI arrest last year. Or the way a Steelers fan accidentally set fire in November to a dozen Redskins fans' vehicles in Washington by leaving a grill full of burning coals in the back of his car. Or Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's calling a press conference to say he'd temporarily changed his name to Luke Steelerstahl before the Ravens and his hometown team met in the AFC Championship game.

Before that contest, some strings were pulled to have a Terrible Towel waved on the International Space Station (no word on whether the astronaut Steelers fan was part of some experiment to see how hillbillies fare in a zero-gravity environment).

A columnist for the Baltimore Examiner summed it up pretty well in an article called, "Why do we hate Steelers fans? Let me count the reasons," where he described them as wearing "stone-washed, black Wranglers with a 'Terrible Towel' hanging from the back pocket like Cooter from The Dukes of Hazzard."

Geography has a lot to do with why some Steelers fans are the way they are.

Pittsburgh's the largest city in the massive poverty-stricken backwoods known as Appalachia, and the Steelers are the only NFL team that plays on Appalachian soil. (Technically, Nashville and Charlotte, where the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers play, respectively, aren't in Appalachia). The heart of the Steelers fan base is in the moonshine-making hills of western Pennsylvania and hollows of West Virginia, and their location colors much about them.

Take Myron Cope, the longtime Steelers broadcaster who died last year. His calls were screeched in a hillbilly patois nearly indecipherable to the ears of somebody accustomed to Standard American English. But, in the Steel City, his "Pittsburghese" made him a deity. "Kin yinz belif tha way he moved that pal? Yoi, he's slippy!"

Thing is, many Steelers fans may be impoverished but they find a way to support their team. The last time the Steelers were in the Super Bowl, ESPN columnist Greg Garber speculated their fans outnumbered Seahawks fans 25 to 1.

At a neutral-site game like the Super Bowl, cheering goes beyond the intangible effect of getting players psyched up. Home teams usually get more calls, and referees unconsciously seem to respond to all the spinning piss-yellow towels.

Ask Seattle Seahawks fans about referee Bill Leavy's "shameful" performance in Super Bowl XL. Ex-Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren addressed it at a post-season rally: "We knew it was going to be tough going against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I didn't know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well."

Cardinals fans, that's what could happen if you get out-cheered all game long the Super Bowl will be turned into a Steelers home game.

Maybe that's why Steelers fans are so profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfiltery going into this weekend. In the Valley, Steelers faithful certainly aren't suffering from the crisis of confidence that almost made the aforementioned Clayton Jacobson take a swing at another Cards fan.

Kim Chapman describes herself as a "hardcore" Steelers fan. "I would say, Steelers by at least 14," she says smugly.

Chapman, who watches Pittsburgh games at First Round Draft in Gilbert, one of a half-dozen Steelers bars in the Valley, has little respect for the Cardinals or their fans: "They're playing in a college stadium for how many years, and they finally got their own official NFL stadium a couple years ago? Come on!"

X-Terminator
02-06-2009, 11:37 AM
This was written before the SB, and the guy was actually asked by a KDKA anchor to come to Pittsburgh, and he, being the typical "keyboard commando" that he is, refused to do so, because according to him, "he values his life." All talk, and no balls.

Nothing more to say about this douche.

Milkman
02-06-2009, 11:38 AM
That's soooo racist!

I take offense to that and I'm part filipino, german, and irish. Not to mention that I live in a very nice suburb of Ohio.

Just more h8 from the h8rade gang. :blah:

stillers4me
02-06-2009, 11:39 AM
Kiss my Lombardi......all six of them.

Dino 6 Rings
02-06-2009, 11:40 AM
White Trash...as opposed to what?

Black and Gold Trash?

fansince'76
02-06-2009, 11:41 AM
White Trash...as opposed to what?

Bandwagon-hopping football illiterates that needed 2 extensions from the NFL to avoid a local TV blackout of a home PLAYOFF game perhaps? :coffee:

El-Gonzo Jackson
02-06-2009, 11:41 AM
Like there are no trailer parks in Arizona. :laughing:

NJarhead
02-06-2009, 11:42 AM
So, apparently we have no African American fan base then?

Fine, then I'm white trash celebrating a 6th Super Bowl championship. At least I'm not an ignorant whiner. :coffee:

fansince'76
02-06-2009, 11:44 AM
Take Myron Cope, the longtime Steelers broadcaster who died last year. His calls were screeched in a hillbilly patois nearly indecipherable to the ears of somebody accustomed to Standard American English. But, in the Steel City, his "Pittsburghese" made him a deity. "Kin yinz belif tha way he moved that pal? Yoi, he's slippy!"

Ironic, considering this douche couldn't make a pimple on Myron's ass. :coffee:

Milkman
02-06-2009, 11:45 AM
So, apparently we have no African American fan base then?

Fine, then I'm white trash celebrating a 6th Super Bowl championship. At least I'm not an ignorant whiner. :coffee:

:rofl:

Pi Kapp Steeler
02-06-2009, 11:54 AM
Can i get a hard copy of this? I am running out of toilet paper at my apartment.

STEEL-MAN
02-06-2009, 11:56 AM
Lets file a class action against him for racism, slander and any other law he broke, we'll see how he feels about calling us white trash!:coffee:

CPanther95
02-06-2009, 11:58 AM
This guy is anal leakage.

Sure, we're white trash, and ghetto, line workers, CEOs, Presidents, scientists, Burger King workers, astronauts......etc. etc.

By contrast, the 5000 Cardinals fans can probably be very clearly defined - and 4500 of those are probably baseball fans.

revefsreleets
02-06-2009, 11:58 AM
This is classic inferiority complex behavior.

stlrz fan
02-06-2009, 12:05 PM
We have the most diverse fan base of any team out there. The fact of the matter is the Steelers Blue Collar roots makes them an anymans' team. The fact is they are a class organization with THE die hard fanbase in all of sports. They all just wish they had the fanbase that we had. Screw him!!

RoethlisBURGHer
02-06-2009, 12:32 PM
Okay, and Myron Cope became the first football anouncer elected into the Radio Hall of Fame, and was the only broadcaster appointed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's board of seletors.

Not to mention many other things he did and was awarded with.

If this writer had any ounce of class in him, he would have kept the incomparable Myron Cope's name off of his finger tips as he typed up that poor excuse for an article.

Him and his editor should both be fired, IMHO.

westcoastransplant
02-06-2009, 12:36 PM
What does this guy have to say about biggoted and racist people? I love the comment about the grill in the car. I was at a Chargers pre-season game when a Chargers fan decided to put his small grill under his car and go into the stadium. The car exploded and took its neighbors with it. Does that mean that Chargers fans are white trash as well?

kittenfantastico76
02-06-2009, 12:37 PM
They say that like it's a bad thing.... :wink:

SteelCityMom
02-06-2009, 01:00 PM
I guarantee this douche has never even been to Pittsburgh, or Western PA for that matter. He's just a typical biased reporter who has had no success in his life reporting real news, so he has to resort to slander and childish storylines to get readers.

MACH1
02-06-2009, 01:29 PM
Like there are no trailer parks in Arizona. :laughing:

Their not trailer parks their retirement communities. :chuckle:


AVIAN FLU HITS ARIZONA

http://www.manataka.org/images/Avian%20Flu%20Hits%20Trailer%20Park.jpg

NJarhead
02-06-2009, 01:31 PM
Their not trailer parks their retirement communities. :chuckle:


AVIAN FLU HITS ARIZONA

http://www.manataka.org/images/Avian%20Flu%20Hits%20Trailer%20Park.jpg

:rofl:

msafford
02-06-2009, 01:37 PM
White Trash...as opposed to what?

Black and Gold Trash?

Well Golly gee...I guess all that money I done spent on that fancy book-learnin' at the university don't mean nothin' since I'm white trash 'cause I loves me some stillers football.

:wink02:

JEFF4i
02-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Sweet!

Jackal
02-06-2009, 02:03 PM
I read somewhere that this sack of sh*t is originally from Cleveland. Surprise, surprise.

Sounds to me like he could use a fresh tube of

http://www.getincensed.com/wp-content/uploads/vagisil.jpg

jev7452
02-06-2009, 02:06 PM
Well Golly gee...I guess all that money I done spent on that fancy book-learnin' at the university don't mean nothin' since I'm white trash 'cause I loves me some stillers football.

:wink02:

my thoughts exactly!! guess this grad school masters degree im going for is a bigg waste of time since im just white trash! dang it..:doh:

coldsweat
02-06-2009, 02:13 PM
You mess with me.....You mess with the whole trailer park!!!

Jackal
02-06-2009, 02:15 PM
He's just jealous because his house doesn't have wheels.

jev7452
02-06-2009, 02:15 PM
You mess with me.....You mess with the whole trailer park!!!

:rofl: hahaha :rofl:

KeiselPower99
02-06-2009, 02:45 PM
If Im white trash for loving my Steelers then fix me some grits Im gonna go get me sum education Stupid ass jerks

rbryan
02-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Yeah this guy is originally from Cleveland. One more strike against him in addition to his one inch d!ck.

Talk about a losing combination....Transplanted brownie fan that jumped on the bandwagon of arguably the worst fanchise in NFL history......sounds about right.

NJarhead
02-06-2009, 02:51 PM
You mess with me.....You mess with the whole trailer park!!!

:rofl:

OneForTheToe
02-06-2009, 03:01 PM
Ironic, considering this douche couldn't make a pimple on Myron's ass. :coffee:


Does this guy even know anything about Myron Cope? He was extremely respected writer long before he was the voice of the Steelers. Sports illustrated recently picked his profile of Howard Cosell as one of its fifty greatest articles. Does he know that Chuck Noll was a fan of the symphony and fine wine? Or that the Dan Rooney is up for consideration for Ambassador to Ireland?

What a bigoted *ss. :banging: I feel like living the white trash dream ... buying an old pickup, stocking up on a few cases of beer and driving out west to shove my foot up this guys *ss. Anybody with me? We'll call it a convoy ... "rubber duck," come back.:thumbsup:

Polamalu Angel
02-06-2009, 03:22 PM
Sorry but I'd rather be a white trash Steelers fan than some Porn watching Cards fan....

OneForTheToe
02-06-2009, 03:32 PM
Sorry but I'd rather be a white trash Steelers fan than some Porn watching Cards fan....


But could we be porn watching white trash Steelers' fans? Not that I would ..... I just .... you know ... in case anybody asks. :huh::whistle:

NJarhead
02-06-2009, 03:34 PM
But could we be porn watching white trash Steelers' fans? Not that I would ..... I just .... you know ... in case anybody asks. :huh::whistle:

Yea, I was wondering that. I've accidently flipped on the porn channel and immediately turned it off again....like within an hour or so. :chuckle:

Steelers & I
02-06-2009, 03:44 PM
Insulting, a plain and simple INSULT. :noidea: Damn, I'm going to clean up my double wide and then take a shower. I may even have that 1972 Ford Pinto towed off of my lot. If we all do our part we can definitely clean up our image by the time Super Bowl 44 rolls around. :paperbag:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/bkakers/RedneckCarAlarm.jpg

CPanther95
02-06-2009, 03:46 PM
Chapman, who watches Pittsburgh games at First Round Draft in Gilbert, one of a half-dozen Steelers bars in the Valley, has little respect for the Cardinals or their fans: "They're playing in a college stadium for how many years, and they finally got their own official NFL stadium a couple years ago? Come on!"

... and now they play in a stadium named after a fake college that doesn't have a football team.

memphissteelergirl
02-06-2009, 03:54 PM
But could we be porn watching white trash Steelers' fans? Not that I would ..... I just .... you know ... in case anybody asks. :huh::whistle:

:chuckle::chuckle::chuckle:

Dino 6 Rings
02-06-2009, 03:59 PM
Kind of makes me think about the folks down here in Arkansas making fun of the people in West Virginia...

"UH?"

meelanova
02-06-2009, 06:26 PM
pitiful

crosby87penguins
02-06-2009, 08:05 PM
At least have show some class (well I guess that's kinda hard to do, but youll know what I mean..) when you're trying to insult a fanbase. If I was assigned to insulting Cleveland's fanbase, and say they had a very popular radio announcer who died just a short year ago, I wouldn't go making fun of him...

Stlrs4Life
02-06-2009, 08:11 PM
I read somewhere that this sack of sh*t is originally from Cleveland. Surprise, surprise.






I read the same, can't remember where though.

jerbo 48
02-06-2009, 08:13 PM
thank you very much for the wonderful comments about the steelers and their fans....first of all,any city in the world would love to have the steelers franchise to call their own.the rooneys are a rare commodity.nothing but class..look,we have six super bowl trophies.what do you have..an empty glass,thats what.jealosy is not pretty.the cardinals held james harrison the whole game...so much so that he took his frustrations out on a cardinal by beating him to the ground.the refs tried to keep you red birds in the game as much as they could.you guys played a pretty good game and i have to admit that i was worried near the end but big ben came through like always.he is truly unbelievable...put your sour grapes where they belong...make some wine with them...you guys sound just like the seattle cryhawks and the dallas cryboys..maybe the cardinals should practice loosing with dignity,god knows your good at it....loosing that is..see you in miami next year..will be the ones holding trophy number seven...and as the late,great MYRON COPE would say.....BY NOW!
Comment by jerry williams from finleyville,pa on Feb 6th, 2009, 19:48 pm

HometownGal
02-06-2009, 08:28 PM
If being a fan of a team with a winning tradition that spans 35+ seasons (with only a few "dark" years) makes me "white trash", I'll proudly wear that crown. :thumbsup:

Dude is a true Ball Park weenie. :jerkit:

Tankus_Maximus
02-06-2009, 08:31 PM
Suhweeet....now I'm white trash mixed in with some mojado....guess that makes me a choco-swirl.

SteelersMongol
02-06-2009, 10:10 PM
Oo hoo. :applaudit: Now I'm a white trash cuz he said so. :chuckle: Cuz I was about to end up being a mongoloid. :laughing: :tt03:

SC Steeler Steve
02-06-2009, 10:19 PM
Yet another whiny d-bag.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2009-01-29/news/arizona-cardinals-fans-Better-get-ferocious-or-the-steeler-nation-will-eat-them-alive/3

I dont know how to respond to this....




Oh wait, yes I do: DAMN I LOVE THE STEELERS

devilsdancefloor
02-06-2009, 10:53 PM
great now i got the song white trash stuck in my head! he is just green with envy is all & trying to sell papers profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfilter him!

LVSteelersfan
02-06-2009, 11:02 PM
Hey man, I grew up a poor white boy in Montana. We never lived in a trailer but we did live in an old duplex that had the walls falling apart because it was moved from the big city of Billiings out to the boondocks. Can I still be considered white trailer trash if I never lived in a trailer? PLEASE. I guarantee my kin and I would kick his butt from one end of town to another if he tried to insult us to our faces. Moron. I became a Steeler fan because of the work ethic and smashmouth mentality of Pittsburgh and am proud to be part of a fan base that represents AMERICA so well. Kiss my A $ $ JERK.

T.Richardson
02-06-2009, 11:11 PM
Im half white half asian (my mom is asian, my dad is white) and im a Steelers fan, not all are white trash!

steelfanman
02-06-2009, 11:51 PM
Don't pay any attention to this article. I picked up the New Times (it is a free rag you can find on any street corner here in PHX, mostly known for it's extensive advertising for escort services, boob jobs, and marijuana lawyers) and read the article when it came out laste week.

The best the New Times could do to take it's place on the media bandwagon and print a column by a columnist that isn't even from Arizona, he's from Cleveland, and even admits it in the article. The printed article (not sure about online) even came complete with a sidebar of several dozen Steelers jokes.

I'm as hypersensitive as any of you when I read bad press about us as fans and our team. So consider how much respect this rag gets here in PHX when I just picked it up, read it while stair climbing at the gym, and just laughed at the audacity of it all. Mission accomplished, looks like it pissed alot of us off, as intended.

RJW76
02-07-2009, 12:11 AM
I thought the Baltimore guy's insult piece was funnier

MasterOfPuppets
02-07-2009, 12:28 AM
Oo hoo. :applaudit: Now I'm a white trash cuz he said so. :chuckle: Cuz I was about to end up being a mongoloid. :laughing: :tt03:

so do you feel in differently now that your, "white trash" ? :laughing:

steelwall
02-07-2009, 10:33 PM
Like there are no trailer parks in Arizona. :laughing:


Haha...so true. But that comment is racist. What if he said Detriot friends are black getto dwellers....my guess is he would be out of a job.

MasterOfPuppets
02-07-2009, 10:39 PM
Haha...so true. But that comment is racist. What if he said Detriot friends are black getto dwellers....my guess is he would be out of a job.
very true........

Havik
02-08-2009, 10:38 AM
So Steelers fans are all white trash, eh? I guess the 25 or so black Steelers fans I saw at a local bar were a figment of my imagination.

steelerdave1969
02-08-2009, 10:48 AM
Bandwagon-hopping football illiterates that needed 2 extensions from the NFL to avoid a local TV blackout of a home PLAYOFF game perhaps? :coffee:

The 1300 of the so called fans are the only ones that really bought tickets for that game I am almost sure of it....
This guy just like a lot of other writers in the business are jokes and dont have no clue about what really is happening out there in the sports world
:drink:

Stevo
02-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Well if you are adding color to the mix...

White trash, Filipinos, and Blacks? What about us Red Necks? We are part of Steeler nation too!

Although... I live in a condo, work in a city office, and drive a new Nissan, so I might not be the perfect person to stereotype. But I am still a 4th generation red neck.

Go Steelers! And our awesome fans too!

JEFF4i
02-08-2009, 11:14 AM
So Steelers fans are all white trash, eh? I guess the 25 or so black Steelers fans I saw at a local bar were a figment of my imagination.

Mirage, reflection of the beer. Silly Havik.

Well if you are adding color to the mix...

White trash, Filipinos, and Blacks? What about us Red Necks? We are part of Steeler nation too!

Although... I live in a condo, work in a city office, and drive a new Nissan, so I might not be the perfect person to stereotype. But I am still a 4th generation red neck.

Go Steelers! And our awesome fans too!

I'm white trash! I mean, I live in an apartment in the best part of town, work in a Senator's office, have a college degree, Spanish, play on a golf tour...man...hmm...

SteelersMongol
02-08-2009, 11:23 AM
so do you feel in differently now that your, "white trash" ? :laughing:

:laughing: Feels great, cuz sometimes being just a "mongoloid" is boring. :laughing: I guess the term "white trash" has changed a little bit that now it includes blacks, Latinos, & the Asians. :chuckle:

CargoJon
02-08-2009, 11:33 AM
Damn, time to burn my college degree and quit my office job. Jus so I kan rut fer the Stillers.

PisnNapalm
02-08-2009, 11:43 AM
I fired off a quick message to the author of that article.

You sir are to journalism what the Detroit Lions are to football. But at least they try.

Have a nice life.

steelpride12
02-08-2009, 12:27 PM
Its tough to be a bandwagon fan and your team fail, and now fall apart in the off season!

St33lersguy
02-08-2009, 02:39 PM
What the f*** is this f***in racist douches problem. This douche knows nothing about football. All he knows is he hates the Steelers and everything associated with it. He gives no reason for why the Steelers are the worst. I think he forgot who threw snowballs at the Santa Claus imitators. Yet This dumb peice of s*** said facts that would confirm that the Steelers have the best fans. This guy is about as smart as a box of rocks.

markymarc
02-09-2009, 09:25 AM
Jealousy at it's finest. The funny thing is you could place any of the other 31 NFL team names in that article and talk about the fan base. I hope that person is not getting paid for trash like that.

scsteeler
02-09-2009, 01:08 PM
The guy that wrote that is a classic Dumb Ass! Ignorant words written by someone that lives by what they write stupidity.

Maybe I should have made my statement sound like the guy that wrote that article F#$% Upped.

LOL


So Proud to be a Steeler Fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SteelCityKing
02-09-2009, 03:33 PM
wow...after reading that article...i'm beginning to think i AM white trash. thank you for opening up my eyes and making me want to do something better with my life. like, get a shower and go to the dentist! haha!

who cares what this tool thinks...we all know who we are and where we come from. i know the truth about myself and i'm sure as shit stinks not white trash. but whatever...i'll roll with the punches on that one. =)

Benzbrother
02-09-2009, 03:48 PM
WOW this guy is a tool. He made 2 MAJOR no nos during this article
1. He knocked Myron Cope - about as low as it gets
2. He put down the "piss yellow" Terrible Towels...and well....I think the curse of the towel need not be spoken

SteelCityKing
02-09-2009, 04:07 PM
WOW this guy is a tool. He made 2 MAJOR no nos during this article
1. He knocked Myron Cope - about as low as it gets
2. He put down the "piss yellow" Terrible Towels...and well....I think the curse of the towel need not be spoken

some people will never learn...ever.

shevdog
02-09-2009, 08:58 PM
LOL! What ignorance! I've been a diehard fan all my life and am a yuppie, so I don't know what they are talking about. Now if they said we were all a bunch of loud drunken excited fans, then ok, you got us pegged. LOL!

BlackAndGold4Ever
02-09-2009, 10:26 PM
WHAT A DOUCHE!!!!!

Stu Pidasso
02-09-2009, 10:45 PM
I read somewhere that this sack of sh*t is originally from Cleveland. Surprise, surprise.

Sounds to me like he could use a fresh tube of

http://www.getincensed.com/wp-content/uploads/vagisil.jpg


#1: hiLARious!

#2: What the smeg is "thrush"?

Jackal
02-13-2009, 01:31 PM
Ha! I hadn't noticed that. Not sure I want to know.

I get a mental picture of Bleu Cheese and cold sores...


:yummy::yummy::yummy: