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Raynestorm
10-30-2009, 11:21 AM
Stop and think about it, fellow Steeler fans - how blessed we've been.

The last 4 decades we've won:

20 Division titles (should be renamed 'the Rooney') That means we've won the division, on average, every other year!

7 conference titles - or one every 5 or so years

6 Lombardi's - or one every 7 or so years. 15 teams out there don't have ANY!

Put 19 men in the HoF.

Sent over 100 men to the probowl since 1953.

Have sold out every home game since 1972 and show no signs of letting up. Add to that the fact that we'll take over someone else's house. Fact: 2004 we put 20,000 Steeler fans into Texas stadium. SB XL? I only saw about 5 people in Seahawks jerseys. Tony Dungy, prior to the Indy playoff game actually came out publically and begged his own fans not to sell tickets to us.

Name another franchise that's done that. I dare you.

And don't underestimate our presence...that's crowd noise. It means that, at home, the opposing offense will have a hard time calling audibles. It means that, on the road, our offense will have an easier time calling audibles since there wont be as much crowd noise. (40,000 opposing fans yelling as opposed to 60,000).

Our darkest time as Steeler fans in modern history? The 1980's - when we still won a couple division titles. Once in while we have a losing season, but it's more of an aboration than the norm.

Winning is EXPECTED in Pittsburgh. We are the team others measure themselves against. "Every morning I come to work I walk past five Lombardi's, so I know the expectations" - Mike Tomlin, 2007. He must have gotten tired of seeing them and not having one himself. :toofunny: :tt04:

Now look at other clubs....The Lions. 'Nuff said. Browns fans are planning a protest against their owner this Sunday. Bengal fans sing songs when they beat us. (?!)

Once proud championship franchises like the Cowboys and 49ers lie in disarray. No hope for a Lombardi for either of them any time soon.

I watch, as a Steeler fan, as other clubs rise, peak and fall back down to earth. Then I look at us and notice that we've been winning consistantly for fourty years.

FOURTY YEARS!

That's my entire life!

Coach to coach, GM to GM, QB to QB, RB to RB and even from one owner to another we keep winning.

We've kept the same philosophy since Chuck Noll - power defense combined with a solid offense.

We have the best owners, the best QB, the best defense, the best HC, the best DC - and we got the Terrible Towel.

What else could we want?:tt:

Besides another Lombardi, I mean. :chuckle:

Raynestorm

Indo
10-30-2009, 11:24 AM
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Angus Burgher
10-30-2009, 11:28 AM
Good post. The majority of fans of other teams WISH they had this stats. We were the first to 4 and now the first to 6... and we could be the first to 7 if we keep it up. Hines Ward promised they'd make it back this season... and you can't find a more reliable guy than Hines.

Steelboy84
10-30-2009, 11:47 AM
We have more fans nationwide than any other team in the NFL. Only 3 head coaches in the last 40 years. We were the first team in AFC history to 500 wins.

And the Cowboys fans are still pissed off.

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Psyychoward86
10-30-2009, 11:50 AM
Good post. The majority of fans of other teams WISH they had this stats. We were the first to 4 and now the first to 6... and we could be the first to 7 if we keep it up. Hines Ward promised they'd make it back this season... and you can't find a more reliable guy than Hines.

whoa, what?!?

tyler289
10-30-2009, 11:58 AM
We're extremely lucky to be fans of the best-run organization in football (maybe in professional sports). Very lucky.

Milkman
10-30-2009, 12:01 PM
Couldn't agree more.
Nice post!
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steelreserve
10-30-2009, 12:13 PM
Living in the Bay Area and watching what passes for football here has guaranteed that I will always, always be grateful to be a fan of a real team. Once the last decade of 49ers and Raiders games has been burned into your mind, it's not easy to forget.

I remember one time back in 2004 when the Steelers-Patriots game was on in the morning, and then in the afternoon it was the 49ers (2-14) against the Bears (5-11), a game that ended up something like 13-12, and a BAD 13-12 at that. Never has the difference been more apparent. After seeing a real, top-notch game in the morning, that game was completely unwatchable and I turned it off before halftime.

SteelerEmpire
10-30-2009, 12:14 PM
We were the first to win 3 Super Bowls. First to 4. Should have been first to 5.... everyone remembers that fiasco that called himself our QB against Dallas in that SB. First to 6.... and will be first to 7.... I can fill up an entire page with milestones made by the NFL's KINGS OF THE HILL..... Steelers, baby..... Steelers.... :tt03:

Angus Burgher
10-30-2009, 01:37 PM
whoa, what?!?

It was during the post-Super Bowl parade in Pittsburgh. He said something like "we're going to bring back another one next year!"

I hope he was right.

aries4972
10-30-2009, 01:40 PM
Stop and think about it, fellow Steeler fans - how blessed we've been.

The last 4 decades we've won:

20 Division titles (should be renamed 'the Rooney') That means we've won the division, on average, every other year!

7 conference titles - or one every 5 or so years

6 Lombardi's - or one every 7 or so years. 15 teams out there don't have ANY!

Put 19 men in the HoF.

Sent over 100 men to the probowl since 1953.

Have sold out every home game since 1972 and show no signs of letting up. Add to that the fact that we'll take over someone else's house. Fact: 2004 we put 20,000 Steeler fans into Texas stadium. SB XL? I only saw about 5 people in Seahawks jerseys. Tony Dungy, prior to the Indy playoff game actually came out publically and begged his own fans not to sell tickets to us.

Name another franchise that's done that. I dare you.

And don't underestimate our presence...that's crowd noise. It means that, at home, the opposing offense will have a hard time calling audibles. It means that, on the road, our offense will have an easier time calling audibles since there wont be as much crowd noise. (40,000 opposing fans yelling as opposed to 60,000).

Our darkest time as Steeler fans in modern history? The 1980's - when we still won a couple division titles. Once in while we have a losing season, but it's more of an aboration than the norm.

Winning is EXPECTED in Pittsburgh. We are the team others measure themselves against. "Every morning I come to work I walk past five Lombardi's, so I know the expectations" - Mike Tomlin, 2007. He must have gotten tired of seeing them and not having one himself. :toofunny: :tt04:

Now look at other clubs....The Lions. 'Nuff said. Browns fans are planning a protest against their owner this Sunday. Bengal fans sing songs when they beat us. (?!)

Once proud championship franchises like the Cowboys and 49ers lie in disarray. No hope for a Lombardi for either of them any time soon.

I watch, as a Steeler fan, as other clubs rise, peak and fall back down to earth. Then I look at us and notice that we've been winning consistantly for fourty years.

FOURTY YEARS!

That's my entire life!

Coach to coach, GM to GM, QB to QB, RB to RB and even from one owner to another we keep winning.

We've kept the same philosophy since Chuck Noll - power defense combined with a solid offense.

We have the best owners, the best QB, the best defense, the best HC, the best DC - and we got the Terrible Towel.

What else could we want?:tt:

Besides another Lombardi, I mean. :chuckle:

Raynestorm

Amen brother!
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Raynestorm
10-30-2009, 01:50 PM
Amen brother!
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Sister, actually. :thumbsup:

BlastFurnace
10-30-2009, 02:42 PM
We were the first to win 3 Super Bowls. First to 4. Should have been first to 5.... everyone remembers that fiasco that called himself our QB against Dallas in that SB. First to 6.... and will be first to 7.... I can fill up an entire page with milestones made by the NFL's KINGS OF THE HILL..... Steelers, baby..... Steelers.... :tt03:

If it wasn't for that "Fiasco", we wouldn't have sniffed the playoffs that year with T-Zak at QB. Your barking up the wrong tree on that one. He was the team MVP that season.

SteelC7
10-30-2009, 02:53 PM
yup its great to be a steeler fan, it really is, no other franchise is as great to watch, i cant even imagine rooting for another team and watching them lose every year

Angus Burgher
10-30-2009, 03:25 PM
If it wasn't for that "Fiasco", we wouldn't have sniffed the playoffs that year with T-Zak at QB. Your barking up the wrong tree on that one. He was the team MVP that season.

In regards to O'Donnell.. I know he left via free agency. Did they make any attempts to keep him? Not saying that they necessarily should have, but it's rare to let your QB jump ship after the Super Bowl, even if it resulted in a loss.

Raynestorm
10-30-2009, 04:17 PM
In regards to O'Donnell.. I know he left via free agency. Did they make any attempts to keep him? Not saying that they necessarily should have, but it's rare to let your QB jump ship after the Super Bowl, even if it resulted in a loss.

He blew the SB, period.

Granted, Emmitt Smith was NOT in the endzone on the TD - look at the replay. But Neil has a habit of throwing off the middle of his body, or his back foot and that leads to picks.

He threw two in that game, including one in the final minutes that killed us.

With two minutes to go we were in it.

The onsides kick to start the second half was genius. Cowher out coached Switzer, but one mistake killed us.

We held Emmitt to under 50 yards and Irvin under 100.

And that was WITHOUT Woodson.

Raynestorm

BlastFurnace
10-30-2009, 04:19 PM
In regards to O'Donnell.. I know he left via free agency. Did they make any attempts to keep him? Not saying that they necessarily should have, but it's rare to let your QB jump ship after the Super Bowl, even if it resulted in a loss.

The Steelers offered him a deal of 5 years / $18 Million. The Jets offered him 5 years / $25 Million and a chance to play for his home town team.

stlrtruck
10-30-2009, 04:20 PM
Tony Dungy, prior to the Indy playoff game actually came out publically and begged his own fans not to sell tickets to us.

Name another franchise that's done that. I dare you.


San Diego
Cincinnati
Denver

Oh wait, you meant traveled well....my bad! :thumbsup: :drink: :tt04:

Raynestorm
10-30-2009, 04:22 PM
The Steelers offered him a deal of 5 years / $18 Million. The Jets offered him 5 years / $25 Million and a chance to play for his home town team.

And, as I recall, he was horrible in NY.

But if doesn't leave we don't start Kordy and if Kordy doesn't start and fail, we don't get Maddox...and Maddox helped school Ben his first year on the sidelines.

fansince'76
10-30-2009, 04:22 PM
The Steelers offered him a deal of 5 years / $18 Million. The Jets offered him 5 years / $25 Million and a chance to play for his home town team.

And he was very quickly run out of NYC on a rail by Parcells.

stlrtruck
10-30-2009, 04:23 PM
And that was WITHOUT Woodson.


No sir, Woodson came back for that game. He was never placed on the IR, but was allowed to maintain his 53 Man Roster spot for the season after blowing out his knee against the Detroit Lions.

I remember Woodson during the SB when he was covering one of the cowgirls WR and as he broke up a pass on the sideline (or possibly pushed the guy out of bounds), he held his knee up and pointed to it and shook his head.

Glloydfan
10-30-2009, 04:52 PM
He was covering Michael I. and it forced them to punt

stb_steeler
10-30-2009, 05:54 PM
No sir, Woodson came back for that game. He was never placed on the IR, but was allowed to maintain his 53 Man Roster spot for the season after blowing out his knee against the Detroit Lions.

I remember Woodson during the SB when he was covering one of the cowgirls WR and as he broke up a pass on the sideline (or possibly pushed the guy out of bounds), he held his knee up and pointed to it and shook his head.

It was Micheal Irvin.....Rod was showing him that he was gonna be factor to his game, Irvin thought Woodson wasnt going to be a problem for his game...WRONG !!!!!!!

arge5809
10-30-2009, 10:43 PM
We are all blessed to be Steelers Fans!!!

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BlastFurnace
10-30-2009, 11:06 PM
I became a Steelers fan when I was 8 and I saw 3 of the 4 SB's in the 70's. We waited 26 years for another title after SB XIV. Waiting that long has really helped me appreciate the 2 we have won the past 4 years. Had Bellicheck not been cheating, I really believe we would have won another in 2004.

Lord of Lombardi
10-31-2009, 10:24 AM
Outstanding post! This post enticed me to finally join Steeler Nation after realizing that part of my daily fix was to see what was going on with the Nation. I am glad to be here from York, PA. 43 yr Steeler Fanatic. Is there really any other team? I'd like to add to my first post that the Rat Birds Suck and they like other teams aspire to be like the one and only Nation. We all know that won't happen so like the thread says "Stop and think about how blessed we are" I heard many times, but now I am a believer that God Too is a Steeler Fan!