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hardwork
02-28-2006, 01:05 PM
Down at the bottom of the main page in this forum you'll see "Currently Active Users". Bellow that you'll see "Most users ever online was 462". Please note the date on which that occurred: "01-27-2005 at 02:42 PM." That's right, and who was your opponent that drew so many Steeler fans to this forum? Who was the opponent that got so many hard core football fans all worked up? The New England Patriots.

We'll be seeing you again real soon, if you're lucky.

83-Steelers-43
02-28-2006, 02:12 PM
Ummm......ok?

FanecaFan66
02-28-2006, 02:57 PM
I'm going to have to say at this point. The Bungles are our new biggest rival. They talk more than any other team in the league, and really get under my skin as a Steelers fan. There's no team I take more satisfaction in seeing go down to the black n' gold than the Bungles.

I have respect for the Patriots, but they're not a rival. And they don't p**s me off as a steelers fan the way those idiots from the queen city do

bengalsfan21
02-28-2006, 03:01 PM
You mean the black and yellow right?

83-Steelers-43
02-28-2006, 03:14 PM
Their new fans of the game Faneca66, give them a break. They just started watching football again after fifteen years. Go easy with them. :bouncy:

Forgot to add. I would agree Cincy is our biggest rival. Between teams it's a rialry. Between fans it's hard to form a rivalry/hatred unlike with Cleveland and Pittsburgh fans, because we actually travel to watch our teams play. I tend to notice alot more Cleveland fans at Steeler/Brown games than Bengal fans at Bengal/Steeler games.

Stlrs4Life
02-28-2006, 03:59 PM
Biggest Rival is still the Shit Stains.

Hawk Believer
02-28-2006, 04:04 PM
One thing I have gathered in my short time lurking around here is an umbridled hatred of the Ravens. I am surprised to not seem them mentioned yet. Is that because they haven't been worthy on the field as of late? Or do they still count as the Browns Team A or B?

83-Steelers-43
02-28-2006, 04:07 PM
One thing I have gathered in my short time lurking around here is an umbridled hatred of the Ravens. I am surprised to not seem them mentioned yet. Is that because they haven't been worthy on the field as of late? Or do they still count as the Browns Team A or B?

It's strange HB. Your catching us at a time HB where the Bengals are actually starting to play professional football. Obviously the hatred will start growing as the years pass. As I've stated once before, the fans in Cincy don't make it easy though. They hardly ever show at Heinz compared to Brown and even Raven fans.

The two teams. The Ravens and Steelers, hate each other. The players have a legitimate hatred for each other. Players from each team have stated flat out they hate each other.

For the fans, I still believe it's Cleveland. We hate the team, we hate the fans and we hate the city.

Above is my opinion and what I have noticed at Heinz over the years.

BB2W
02-28-2006, 04:25 PM
One thing I have gathered in my short time lurking around here is an umbridled hatred of the Ravens. I am surprised to not seem them mentioned yet. Is that because they haven't been worthy on the field as of late? Or do they still count as the Browns Team A or B?
83-Steelers-43 said it well... we definitely hated the Ravens back in 2000, and when there wasn't a Browns franchise our hatred was directed toward the team formerly known as the Browns... If most fans are like me they hate Ray Lewis and Brian Billick, but not necessarily the Ravens. Most of the hatred lies on the field and is between the players.

I personally hate the Bengals, but not near as much as I hate their sore loser fans. I live near Cincy and since the Steelers won the Superbowl the Ohio river has risen four feet due to all the tear shed. It is really pathetic and embarassing for the fanbase as a whole.

In my opinion our rival will always be the Browns...

Stlrs4Life
02-28-2006, 04:27 PM
One thing I have gathered in my short time lurking around here is an umbridled hatred of the Ravens. I am surprised to not seem them mentioned yet. Is that because they haven't been worthy on the field as of late? Or do they still count as the Browns Team A or B?


Good point, i still hate them also. And still call them the Old Browns.

Hawk Believer
02-28-2006, 04:31 PM
One thing I hope all you Steelers fans appreciate is the value of a good rivalry. Its something us Hawk fans are lacking. We felt like we had rivalries with the Raiders and Broncos during the first few decades of our existance. But I am pretty sure the feeling wasn't reciprocated. I think we were too new, too geographically isolated, and we were too mediocre for too long to have any hardcore rivalry exist. And then we got plucked from the AFC and dropped into the NFC. I think that lack of a strong rivalries and history was the primary reason we got picked for that honor.

Since joining the NFC, I would say the closest thing to a rivalry we have is with the Rams. But again, I don't know if the feeling is reciprocated. And its not an easy drive to make it too each others stadiums to say the least.

Its really too bad that we don't have good rivalries; it adds a lot more to the fan expereince IMO. Plus, a rivalry can provide some bright spots to a season when your team isn't playing so hot. The Apple Cup game between Washington and Washington State out here gets everyone so fired up even though both teams have been pathetic as of late.

Anyway, I know you guys don't need someone telling you what to appreciate about your Steelers. Especially this year. Just thought I would add my :twocents:.

RoethlisBURGHer
02-28-2006, 04:35 PM
Living in Cleveland,for me at least it's the Browns.I live around thier fans,and thier fans for the most part are shit.

I also have a strong hatred for the Ravens.

And I am starting to hate the Bungles.

83-Steelers-43
02-28-2006, 04:53 PM
83-Steelers-43 said it well... we definitely hated the Ravens back in 2000, and when there wasn't a Browns franchise our hatred was directed toward the team formerly known as the Browns... If most fans are like me they hate Ray Lewis and Brian Billick, but not necessarily the Ravens. Most of the hatred lies on the field and is between the players.

I personally hate the Bengals, but not near as much as I hate their sore loser fans. I live near Cincy and since the Steelers won the Superbowl the Ohio river has risen four feet due to all the tear shed. It is really pathetic and embarassing for the fanbase as a whole.

In my opinion our rival will always be the Browns...

I'm in the same boat that you are.

The Ravens: Can't stand Ray Lewis. Jamal Lewis is a thug-bum and Brian Billick is an arrogant prick that thinks he invented the game of football. The fans are not that bad. It's the team I can't stand.

The Browns: Their fans are jerks but they at least stick by their team. Passionate fans that know the game. From talking to Brown fans once a year at Heinz and at the bars after the game, as much as I can't stand them, I give them credit at the end of the day. I don't have a problem with the players (Bryant is a jerkoff though) and the organization as a whole I don't mind. Basically, I just don't like Cleveland. I was bred to not like the Browns no matter what the case may be. It's just the way it's supposed to be.

The Bengals: As I stated already. Chad Johnson and TJ talk and talk but never walk. Not against us anyways. Their coach I used to respect until he pulled his sour grapes rant and turned out to be a little girl. The fans, well, to keep it short and sweet, are complete jokes. A laughing stock so to speak. Zero respect for those people. I respect the talent they have on the team, but that's about it.

silver & black
02-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Do you guys still consider the Raiders as a rival? I know that we haven't exactly been worthy for the past three years, but we used to play some of the most kick ass games in the NFL. Both teams used to hate each other. I would love to see us rekindle that rivalry!

83-Steelers-43
02-28-2006, 05:17 PM
Do you guys still consider the Raiders as a rival? I know that we haven't exactly been worthy for the past three years, but we used to play some of the most kick ass games in the NFL. Both teams used to hate each other. I would love to see us rekindle that rivalry!

It's been so long ago that it pretty much died down, for me anyways. With the exception of a regular season game now and again, we really don't see each other all that much in order to get the fire burning as it once did between our two respected teams.

silver & black
02-28-2006, 05:22 PM
It's been so long ago that it pretty much died down, for me anyways. With the exception of a regular season game now and again, we really don't see each other all that much in order to get the fire burning as it once did between our two respected teams.
Yeah, I know. I'm an old Raider dog. I remember those games and really wish we could still play games like that again. Maybe someday. Our teams were the shit back then... now my team just plays like shit. Hopefully we will turn things around this year and be competitive again.

FanecaFan66
02-28-2006, 06:42 PM
I've got to say... living and going to college in eastern, PA. I may have a hatred for our division rivals, but I loath EAGLES FANS!

They are some of the most uneducated and downright ignorant people in terms of football, you will ever meet. I hate to be stereotypical, but with the exception of one person I have never met an eagles fan I like, and they have a deep hatred for the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans. But I also try and comfort these people by telling them, "Look on the bright side, you have the same number of rings as your franchise"



With that said, my father is all about hating on the Ravens and he too calls them the old browns. I agree the Bungles are starting to play some ball and thats one of the reasons for my contention. Overall though, as a steelers fan you have to appreciate our division we have 3 solid rivals and thats something not many teams can say outside of maybe the AFC West as well.

clevestinks
02-28-2006, 06:44 PM
Down at the bottom of the main page in this forum you'll see "Currently Active Users". Bellow that you'll see "Most users ever online was 462". Please note the date on which that occurred: "01-27-2005 at 02:42 PM." That's right, and who was your opponent that drew so many Steeler fans to this forum? Who was the opponent that got so many hard core football fans all worked up? The New England Patriots.

We'll be seeing you again real soon, if you're lucky.

Bottom line! WE Are Now Reigning Super Bowl Champs! I personally gave the pats all the praise in the world. Now we are in the throwe!, You`ll be lucky to play us!

hardwork
03-01-2006, 12:22 AM
Bottom line! WE Are Now Reigning Super Bowl Champs! I personally gave the pats all the praise in the world. Now we are in the throwe!, You`ll be lucky to play us!

Enjoy it while it lasts 'cause it ain't going to last long. One of the next two SBs is ours. Our coach, our owner, our QB, and a few others won't stand for less. Do you have that kind of drive? I don't think you do. You did this year, but can you do that again anytime soon? That takes a real special group. A group like the Patriots.

Suitanim
03-01-2006, 10:09 AM
PLEASE let me be the first to cry "BULLSHIT!" to this utter nonsense. The Pats are 4th on our list of rivals at best, and the line about more Super Bowls for them in the next few years is almost laughable. If I were a Pats fan I'd be worried about just making the playoffs next year...

83-Steelers-43
03-01-2006, 10:26 AM
Our coach, our owner, our QB, and a few others won't stand for less.

What gives you the impression that our coach, our owner, our QB, and a few others would stand for less?

HburgXL06
03-01-2006, 01:16 PM
I've got to say... living and going to college in eastern, PA. I may have a hatred for our division rivals, but I loath EAGLES FANS!

They are some of the most uneducated and downright ignorant people in terms of football, you will ever meet. I hate to be stereotypical, but with the exception of one person I have never met an eagles fan I like, and they have a deep hatred for the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans. But I also try and comfort these people by telling them, "Look on the bright side, you have the same number of rings as your franchise"



With that said, my father is all about hating on the Ravens and he too calls them the old browns. I agree the Bungles are starting to play some ball and thats one of the reasons for my contention. Overall though, as a steelers fan you have to appreciate our division we have 3 solid rivals and thats something not many teams can say outside of maybe the AFC West as well.

FanecaFan where do you go to school? I can relate. I grew up in Harrisburg, PA and I go to school now in Newark, DE so I know all about Eagles fans. I get tired of hearing "E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!" Ok, we know you can spell your team which is about all some of their fans can spell. Now only if the e-a-g-l-e-s could spell t-o-u-c-h-d-o-w-n or p-l-a-y-o-f-f-s it would actually mean something. Maybe if they spelled out a contract of T-O again they might have a chance but at least they made the one smart move of kickin his ass out. I've only met one decent eagles fan ever too and even he acknowledges the ignorance of many of their fans, quote: "Never wear another team's jersey to an eagles game, I once saw an old man pour an entire beer onto a ten year old kid because he was wearing the other teams jersey." Seems to me some of the fans are more aggresive than the players haha. Only problem is we don't see the eagles much in competition so it's a rare (and fun) event when they do play each other (like last year). When they do it seems the whole state goes nuts. Last year in my hometown it was like they restarted the civil war only instead of Blue and Gray it was Black n Gold vs. Green and White....we won and destroyed them in the process. I can still remember seeing TO havin a shitfit on the sidelines and it was great.

Our real rivals though are much different. We've always hated the browns and since the ravens are the old browns we hate them too. Neither team is much to worry bout though, the browns are as shitty as their uniforms and if the ravens ever get out of prison/court they still wouldn't be able to beat us. The bengals will probably start to be a good team but since their fans are so fickle and don't even know the game of football we're gonna hate them even more.

Personally I hate the patriots. Watching them take us out of two AFC championships was too much for me. I don't like new england as a region anyway, too many rich, uppity, snobby, people, so when they all get together to cheer for a football team I hate them more.



Enjoy it while it lasts 'cause it ain't going to last long. One of the next two SBs is ours. Our coach, our owner, our QB, and a few others won't stand for less. Do you have that kind of drive? I don't think you do. You did this year, but can you do that again anytime soon? That takes a real special group. A group like the Patriots.

I don't know where you are gettin this idea that Pittsburgh has substandards of play and players than the patriots. Or that the patriots has superior standard to everyone else. If anyone Pittsburgh has the highest standards of play and players. They expect the team to be superior on and off the field. We showed the world how much drive we had this year and we are gonna keep that drive up. You misunderstand the heart that Pittsburgh has in each and every one of its players. It don't matter who a player is if they are a superstar or just a grind-it-out lineman, when you play for the Steelers you are a part of a team, a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Stop riding on your stories of Brady and Bruschi and face up that the patriots got eliminated this year by a team that we crushed...what that say about your team? We are the original dynasty in the NFL and get ready for more to come. Peace.

BuFu

clevestinks
03-01-2006, 04:22 PM
Oh HW at it again, don`t let him ruffle your feathers boys. He is just lonely!

brennan86
03-04-2006, 05:25 PM
As a Browns fan, I am glad to see that most of you still know who your main rival is. Yeah, the games haven't been all that competitive lately, so all the sweeter it will be when we take "yins" down a notch.



After what happened with the move, my own feelings are this:

The Steelers are the team I love to hate.

The Ravens I just hate -- their existence is an abomination.



That all said, nice board you have here. I'll be back to visit. GO BROWNS!

Jim Schue
03-05-2006, 05:02 AM
For me, my venom is reserved for the Old Browns and the New Browns. After that, it's Dallas, San Fran and Denver.

Growing up in Northern Kentucky, I never had much of a problem with the Bengals, and would even cheer for them on occasion. Mostly that has to do with the fact that they've been inept for so long and they weren't much of a threat. But with their resurgence, their fans have become emboldened and stupid, and I fear it won't be long before I begin to hate the team as a result. I already abhor a certain segment of their fans, so the ball's rolling.

Mr. Clean
03-05-2006, 07:25 AM
Hawkboy, the Steelers had to go through what the Seahawks did after the 1970 merger. Although I'm not quite old enough to remember it, being 42, the Steelers' biggest rivals, outside of the Browns, were the Eagles, Giants and Redskins. Dan Rooney did not want to move the Steelers to the AFC. Because Art Rooney agreed to to with Art Modell, they both joined the AFC with the Colts. The Steelers' rivalry with Philadelphia goes back to 1933, 17 years before the Browns joined the NFL and the Steeler-Eagle games of the 1950s were bloodbaths. Now, that rivalry exists with the fans of both teams only once every four years. Seattle lost its AFC rivals in Denver, Oakland and Kansas City. It takes time to replace that. Despite the now-rare meetings, the 2004 Steeler win over the Eagles was especially sweet. The media talks them up every year, and 99.9% of their fans are obnoxious, drunken brain dead slugs, so sending them home a loser is always special.

The Steelers' biggest rivals now are, in this order, the Bungles, the Ratbirds, the Clowns, and then the Pats.
The Bungles are whiners, the Ratbirds have the obnoxious Billick, and the Clowns are the Clowns.

Steel Pit
03-07-2006, 05:35 AM
At this point our most hated rival is the Cincinnati Bengals. We never considered them to be a rival until last season. The smack talk by "both" coaches has intensified this match up to new found levels of HATRED. I can't wait until next season to get it on with those Halloween Colored Uniform Fairies. They resemble a fricking Jack-O-Lantern.

What about Jacksonville? I've always considered them as a heated rival. Certainly more so than the current Browns.

PisnNapalm
03-07-2006, 06:06 AM
1. Bungles
2. Ratbirds
3. Brownies

STEELERDYNASTY
03-07-2006, 09:04 AM
Patsies Ratbirds and Clowns!

I.C. Lights
03-07-2006, 10:48 PM
Well, Hawkboy, I still detest the ratbirds. Everything about them bothers me. I don't think they are legitimate rivals, but that doesn't stop them from smotching a win from us almost every year.

I think our true rival now has to be the Bengals. They are a solid team, they are in our division and their players know how to get on our nerves, just ask troy.

After that I'd say the Colts are turning out to be a rival even though we don't play them that often. Ever since the AFC champ at 3 rivs. They can't stand us!

Patriots - Just hasn't been long enough yet, we'll have to wait and see how they hold together.

As for Eagles and their fans, I don't mind them. Just today they were giving me crap about the SB until I mentioned a little TO and a little beating that the Seahawks gave 'em. They're real softies underneath their bitterly calloused exterior.

Ohio Steeler
03-07-2006, 10:56 PM
The biggest Rival. well I would go with the Ratbirds then the Bungals

SCSteeler4Life
03-07-2006, 11:35 PM
1. Bengals
2. Ravens
3. Browns
4. Cowboys America's team my A$$ , I still hate from the good'ol days!!!

Hawk Believer
03-07-2006, 11:38 PM
As for Eagles and their fans, I don't mind them. Just today they were giving me crap about the SB until I mentioned a little TO and a little beating that the Seahawks gave 'em. They're real softies underneath their bitterly calloused exterior.
Well I am happy to see that both fans of the Steelers and Hawks can find some pleasure out of that Monday Night debacle.:cheers:

Tooquickrich
03-08-2006, 01:12 AM
In the end..........any of the other teams in the AFC North are our biggest rival.......lol. We hate 'em all the same.

As for the Pats......4 games do not make a rivalry.........but if we keep meeting in the playoffs it could get REAL interesting.

Ohio Steeler
03-08-2006, 01:33 PM
1. Bengals
2. Ravens
3. Browns
4. Cowboys America's team my A$$ , I still hate from the good'ol days!!!


Yeh I never got all the say the Cowgrils are America's Team, I mean have they not had the most players in trouble for Drink Driveing, going crazy, killing someone and so one is this what America looks up to.

24seven
03-08-2006, 07:55 PM
the Browns are still our biggerst rival.. no matter how much they suckage.. We look to put it to them the hardest every year.. And i'd have to believe that the Browns fans still hate us equally as much considering we've embarrassed them the past few years..

j-dawg
04-03-2006, 08:10 PM
the Browns are still our biggerst rival.. no matter how much they suckage.. We look to put it to them the hardest every year.. And i'd have to believe that the Browns fans still hate us equally as much considering we've embarrassed them the past few years..

you are correct.

we hate the armpitts... and rings don't cover your stench! hehehe...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e250/veryprofane/JBrownCle3.jpg

Midnightwriter1
04-03-2006, 08:19 PM
i think ....

1 Browns ( never will like each other)
2 Ravens (just pure hatred)
3 Bengals .. this could get bumbed up very soon
4 Dallas (is tradition)
5 Pats (i wanna take SB trophy and stick it up their ass)

Justin Otstott
04-04-2006, 05:46 PM
I dislike Eagle fans and dislike the Ravens, Browns, and some Pat fans down here in Harrisburg.....

clevestinks
04-05-2006, 07:37 AM
We are the reigning Super Bowl Champions now, so everyone is a hater. so everyone is a rival! Bring them on!

Palmers Knee
04-26-2006, 10:59 PM
I would think it's us, the Bengals. And it should be that way for a while. The Bengals have practically their entire offense signed thru 2010, with the exception of a couple linemen. I don't see them falling off the map like the old days anytime soon. Marvin is yet to have a losing season in Cincy, and knows what he's doing.

I understand you have older rivalries because we were hiding out for 15 years or so, and your closer proximity to Cleveland. But as far as competition, it has to be Cincy.

3 to be 4
04-26-2006, 11:01 PM
The Bengals suck

83-Steelers-43
04-26-2006, 11:05 PM
because we were hiding out for 15 years or so,

Oh, that's what you call it? Hiding out? :sofunny:

3 to be 4
04-26-2006, 11:07 PM
Oh, that's what you call it? Hiding out? :sofunny:



yeah, it was a choice, you know, part of the big plan to sneak up on everyone:rolleyes:

Ohio Steeler
04-26-2006, 11:10 PM
We are the reigning Super Bowl Champions now, so everyone is a hater. so everyone is a rival! Bring them on!


damn right what a year it will be

Palmers Knee
04-26-2006, 11:10 PM
Okay, they sucked. I can admit that, but that was when Mike Brown was running the team. Marvin is essentially the GM now, so those days are behind us. I could tell you stories about management back then that would blow your mind. Mike Brown was the most hated man in Cincy for as long as I can remember, but now you don't hear a peep out of the guy. Marvin is the front man and face of the organization now.

83-Steelers-43
04-26-2006, 11:13 PM
lol, I'm just messin' with ya' PK. No harm, no foul. Hopefully this rivalry stays heated for a long time. It's fun to watch. Good football. I still can't bring myself to say good luck to you guys though...lol. Baby steps maybe?

clevestinks
04-27-2006, 09:47 AM
Bengals??? ONe good season starts a rivalry??? Come on!!!

ARKIESTEEL
04-27-2006, 10:18 AM
I would say our biggest rival is the STEELER scout team they seem to give us a better game than the bunguls!!:dang:

Palmers Knee
04-27-2006, 11:08 AM
Bengals??? ONe good season starts a rivalry??? Come on!!!

Yea, I think in this case it does. Ooohh, your rival is Cleveland? When is the last time they beat you? Nice rivalry. If there is any team in the division that is going to beat you or take the division championship, it's the Bengals. Maybe you don't see that as a rivalry, but considering it's going to be that way for a while, I do.

Lyn
04-27-2006, 11:37 AM
Read this and you may have more of a handle on it. Playing a good winning team does NOT a rivalry make. It is TIME, The Steelers and the Browns have a huge history and no team will EVER take the Brown's place where rivalry is concerned. The Bengals are not on the radar screen. http://www.afc-north.com/rivalry/clepit.html

Palmers Knee
04-27-2006, 11:46 AM
Read this and you may have more of a handle on it. Playing a good winning team does NOT a rivalry make. It is TIME, The Steelers and the Browns have a huge history and no team will EVER take the Brown's place where rivalry is concerned. The Bengals are not on the radar screen. http://www.afc-north.com/rivalry/clepit.html

Good, I like it that way. Keep worrying about the Browns.

Palmers Knee
04-27-2006, 11:48 AM
Read this and you may have more of a handle on it. Playing a good winning team does NOT a rivalry make. It is TIME, The Steelers and the Browns have a huge history and no team will EVER take the Brown's place where rivalry is concerned. The Bengals are not on the radar screen. http://www.afc-north.com/rivalry/clepit.html

The Yankees and the Red Sox had a supposed "rivalry", but in my book it didn't become one until the Sox beat them in the playoffs and won a title. You can beat up on the Browns for as long as you'd like, but I prefer a rivalry that has more than one good team.

Lyn
04-27-2006, 11:58 AM
You completely miss the point, I did not say we were worried about the Browns, I said we have played them for many more years than the Bengals and that is what makes a rivalry...TIME. The Bengals will NEVER beat the Browns as the Steelers main and longest rival as far as the time element. Up until last season the Browns had beaten us a couple more times than we beat them. I can remember when they had beat us many more times than we beat them....and not too many years ago. LOL

Palmers Knee
04-27-2006, 12:08 PM
Okay, I get that. But would you agree that of the 3 other teams in the North, the Bengals are the team to beat? The team that you NEED to beat to win the division?

83-Steelers-43
04-27-2006, 12:09 PM
Okay, I get that. But would you agree that of the 3 other teams in the North, the Bengals are the team to beat? The team that you NEED to beat to win the division?

Yes, but I believe that's apples and oranges compared to the topic at hand. The team that you "NEED" to beat and the team that is your rival are two different issues.

Lyn
04-27-2006, 12:13 PM
Okay, I get that. But would you agree that of the 3 other teams in the North, the Bengals are the team to beat? The team that you NEED to beat to win the division?


My reply to you was in regards to "Who Is The Steelers Biggest Rival" I was replying to nothing more. I do believe this forum, like all STEELER forums prefers one stays on topic. Should you like to ask questions about another topic, start a new thread, I will be happy to reply.

clevestinks
04-27-2006, 01:02 PM
Okay, I get that. But would you agree that of the 3 other teams in the North, the Bengals are the team to beat? The team that you NEED to beat to win the division?
No! We are the team to beat! Period. We had a regular season loss last season against the bengals, and it meant nothing on our way to Super Bowl XL. A rivalry takes history along with it.

CantStop85
04-27-2006, 06:10 PM
Bengals??? ONe good season starts a rivalry??? Come on!!!
Well, last season was about as good of a start to a rivalry as you can get.

BBC
04-27-2006, 06:22 PM
Well, last season was about as good of a start to a rivalry as you can get.

A good start? Yes. A good rivalry? Not quite yet. There is zero history between these two teams minus last season, that won't make a rivalry. Could there be one further down the road? Without a doubt.

clevestinks
04-27-2006, 06:37 PM
A good start? Yes. A good rivalry? Not quite yet. There is zero history between these two teams minus last season, that won't make a rivalry. Could there be one further down the road? Without a doubt.
I agree thats what I tried saying earlier, bengals fan seems to want a rivalry in the worse way, I understand why, but slow down it takes time.

MasterOfPuppets
04-27-2006, 07:56 PM
Okay, I get that. But would you agree that of the 3 other teams in the North, the Bengals are the team to beat? The team that you NEED to beat to win the division?
well...we NEEDED to beat the colts to get to the SB.....are they now a rivalry???

3 to be 4
04-27-2006, 09:36 PM
hmmm. 4 playoff matchups since 1996, 2 AFCC Games, 2 most dominant teams of the decade, i think the Patriots and Steelers are a bigger rivalry right now.

Palmers Knee
04-27-2006, 10:25 PM
well...we NEEDED to beat the colts to get to the SB.....are they now a rivalry???

And I get accused of sarcasm... You know what I mean. In the division, the game on the schedule that matters is the Bengals.

CantStop85
04-27-2006, 10:38 PM
A good start? Yes. A good rivalry? Not quite yet. There is zero history between these two teams minus last season, that won't make a rivalry. Could there be one further down the road? Without a doubt.
It may not be a "real" rivalry yet, but with two upper tier teams and two young elite QB's in the same division, all signs point to a heated rivalry in the future. We'll see.

Palmers Knee
04-27-2006, 11:29 PM
Agreed, that was my point. Maybe you choose to look at the term rivalry in a different way, but as far as competition goes, these two teams are legit super bowl contenders. The fact that they play twice a year seems to point to a rivalry in the future if not now.

MasterOfPuppets
04-28-2006, 02:26 AM
Agreed, that was my point. Maybe you choose to look at the term rivalry in a different way, but as far as competition goes, these two teams are legit super bowl contenders. The fact that they play twice a year seems to point to a rivalry in the future if not now.
you bengal fans are missing the whole point....one good year doesn't meen shit!!!! if you guys show some consistency like the steelers or patriots over 5-6 seasons...then we'll take ya seriously...look at the ratbirds...we were building a rivalry with them,now thier gone!!! off the steeler radar and fighting for cellar dwellar status with the clowns...come see us in 3 or 4 years...then we'll talk.

clevestinks
04-28-2006, 04:54 AM
you bengal fans are missing the whole point....one good year doesn't meen shit!!!! if you guys show some consistency like the steelers or patriots over 5-6 seasons...then we'll take ya seriously...look at the ratbirds...we were building a rivalry with them,now thier gone!!! off the steeler radar and fighting for cellar dwellar status with the clowns...come see us in 3 or 4 years...then we'll talk.
So true, the Steelers are consistantly a palyoff contender, yes one or two bad seasons here or there, this one the first playoff birth for the bengals is what 15 seasons? What if it was a fluke? I dont think it was a fluke but I`m just saying what if it was?

Palmers Knee
04-28-2006, 10:26 AM
So true, the Steelers are consistantly a palyoff contender, yes one or two bad seasons here or there, this one the first playoff birth for the bengals is what 15 seasons? What if it was a fluke? I dont think it was a fluke but I`m just saying what if it was?

With all due respect, you may lose a game or two to these flukey bengals. If you want to wait a 5 or 6 years to see if they're for real, you may miss the boat.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-28-2006, 09:05 PM
I agree thats what I tried saying earlier, bengals fan seems to want a rivalry in the worse way, I understand why, but slow down it takes time.


It will years before the clowns rivalry is anything like our rivalry w/ the ratbirds and bengals. It's only be default that they had the honor of our biggest rival for decades.

j-dawg
04-29-2006, 02:55 AM
It will years before the clowns rivalry is anything like our rivalry w/ the ratbirds and bengals. It's only be default that they had the honor of our biggest rival for decades.

you've got to admit, the browns and the steelers have a rich history.... a "default" team wouldn't have beaten you 51-0.... just saying.... we've been absent lately when it comes to competition, but that hasn't ALWAYS been the case...

clevestinks
04-29-2006, 08:50 AM
you've got to admit, the browns and the steelers have a rich history.... a "default" team wouldn't have beaten you 51-0.... just saying.... we've been absent lately when it comes to competition, but that hasn't ALWAYS been the case...
wHAT i REMEMBER most about that 51-0 is that is that we won 35-3 later in the year, and we made the playoffs, the browns went home