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mesaSteeler
07-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Boston Sports Icon Loves The Steelers
Posted by: chris
http://nicepickcowher.com/2009/07/10/boston-sports-icon-loves-the-steelers/

Finally, proof of intelligent life in Boston.

Could there be any two franchises more diametrically opposite than the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Boston Red Sox?

The Steelers have a history of excellence. They’ve won more championships than any other team in the NFL. And the Red Sox? They’ve managed to buy win two titles this decade but prior to 2004 their last World Series victory was NINETY YEARS ago. Talk about droughts.

Dan Rooney is the most respected owner in all of sports. His Rooney Rule is a landmark achievement in the advancement of minorities in professional sports. Meanwhile, the Red Sox were owned for several decades by a bigot named Tom Yawkey. His racism was so profound that the White Red Sox didn’t field their first African American player until 13 years after Jackie Robinson made his debut.

The Steelers have always had Lady Luck on their side. Starting in 1972 when Franco Harris miraculously plucked a deflected football off his shoe tops to unofficially kick start what would become a Steel Dynasty. Meanwhile, the Red Sox have a history littered with bad bounces, bonehead plays, and unfortunate circumstances best exemplified by the 1986 World Series where they were one STRIKE from victory only to lose when a ball rolled between Bill Buckner’s gimpy wickets.

When the Sox finally broke their Curse in the fall of 2004, one of the heroes was starting pitcher Curt Shilling. Curt pitched several key games on a bad ankle which had been operated on mere days before the start of the playoffs. Pitching crucial innings with fresh stitches bleeding through his sock, Shilling showed the guts and intestinal fortitude worthy of a Steeler. So it should come as no surprise that when WEEI in Boston asked him to defend his favorite football team, Shilling proudly proclaimed himself a member of Steeler Nation.

(Here is the transcript of what Schilling said. By the way he is proudly wearing a #7 Steelers Jeresy. - mesa)

Curt Schilling said the following @ 07/07/2009, 6:55pm
http://weei.trufan.com/slugfest/show/1454

Annoying? I can see why someone who is all about doing as little as possible to do your job could say that.

The Steelers offer a hack like you no material without work right? You want grit, dirt, bad stuff, that's what you thrive on. You're mister 'anti' in every argument, right or not, for the sake of taking the other side.

You're Tony Kornheiser, NO WAIT! You're a younger version of Dan Shaughnessy! Ya! That's it!

You take whatever side will piss more people off, for the sake of being 'that guy' in every argument, facts or not.

How else can you rake someone over the coals in a book review, FOR A BOOK YOU NEVER READ????

The Steelers, annoying? What's the annoying part?

1) More Super Bowls than any franchise in NFL history?

2) Fewer head coches than most teams have in a decade, in their entire team history?

3) No drug scandals

4) No players that murdered someone in their family

5) Hall of Famer after Hall of Famer that were great guys. From Franco Harris, to Swann, Stallworth, Lambert, Ham, Blount to Bradshaw their franchise is littered with awesome players who were/are great people.

There's no scandal here, which sucks because it means hacks like you either write a 'feel good' piece, which is against your religion, or you dredge something up where there is nothing, which sucks even more since that takes work....

You're the most anti-athlete guy around, always scrambling to grab the banner for the least popular viewpoint and hoist it up for all to see, regardless of whether you're in the right or not.

So say it with me, the Steelers are the greatest franchise in NFL history, and with a super bowl win this year, will be crowned team of the decade for a second time!

(Well I have to admit Schilling came up with a good reason why so many in the media hate us and bag on us and worship teams like the Dallas Drama Queens. - mesa)

PisnNapalm
07-10-2009, 11:17 PM
Lots of mistakes in that piece.

Fewer head coaches...? It was a revolving door of coaches before Noll took over.

No drug scandals..?? Hello?? Bam Morris? Santonio Holmes? just for starters....

No players that murdered someone..?? Hmmm... How about attempted....Ernie Holmes shooting at a police helicopter during a high speed chase?

It's not all roses for the Steelers but we sure do have alot more good times than bad. Thank goodness for the Rooneys.

Steelman16
07-11-2009, 01:23 AM
What would a Boston fan know for sure anyway?

Galax Steeler
07-11-2009, 07:52 AM
It's nice to know that we are getting a little love from up north.:chuckle: