View Full Version : To What Level Have You Exposed Yourself to the SB loss

tony hipchest
02-15-2011, 08:50 PM
everybody deals with the loss differently. had we won everyone here woulda watched all the highlights, re-watched the game, and re-lived the glory.

some people will totally avoid all media after such a loss.

im wondering what is the most popular.

02-15-2011, 08:53 PM
I haven't changed a thing, listen to the radio watch sportscenter, it sucks, but it's only football.

02-15-2011, 08:57 PM
I actually did change my viewing, I didnt watch any sports channel for a couple days, I figure why get bummed more. I also recently downgraded my channels to save money so I dont get NFL network anymore anyway. No more Warren Sapp facial expressions, I feel so lost.

02-15-2011, 09:01 PM
Haven't turned on Sports Center, or anything for that matter since.

The only thing that I had the nerve to actually re-watch was the Mendenhall fumble someone posted in this forum. What got me was the "21-17" score in the corner of the screen with us driving. Tore me apart actually and I was pissed off I watched it to feel it all over again.

The closest I came to watching the game by game clips when I went to Wal-Mart to print out something for my girlfriend the next day. Wouldn't you know it, they had about 35 HD TV's in the Electronics section and they were showing the game with the volume turned up to its max. I had to sit there and listen to it while I tried to hurry my time there up. Terrible, haha.

I can go on forever. I fall into the " I avoided all media. Dont want to see anything of that horrible loss" category since the game. Still fresh IMHO.

02-15-2011, 09:01 PM
I picked the fourth option, but I haven't re-watched the game multiple times...just once (so far). And I watched some of the post game stuff that came with what I downloaded, but fell asleep towards the end of it. I was never big on analyst shows though, I typically avoid them anyway...they're like The View (for men). :chuckle:

I've watched all the post game interviews on NFL.com though.

Fire Arians
02-15-2011, 09:12 PM
#1, why watch if you know there's gonna be something that you don't want to see

02-15-2011, 09:15 PM
I did not watch ESPN again until Friday, and "Steel City Sadness" was on their list of topics and I immediately turned it off after about 10 seconds. I didn't watch ESPN again until yesterday, I have not turned on NFL Network (although I did check nfl.com for news but not until later in the week when there was more contract and draft news then SB news), didn't even listen to Mark Madden like I usually do until last Thursday, and the only sports related programming I have watched are NHL Network and Pens games, which haven't been too great either since the loss.

Probably never going to watch it again, losses are one thing but a SB loss hurts too much.

02-15-2011, 09:17 PM
Watched all the normal stuff. The worst part was I told myself before this season started (If Rodgers plays well, I'll get his jersey), but now...I kinda can't.

02-15-2011, 09:45 PM
I haven't changed a thing, listen to the radio watch sportscenter, it sucks, but it's only football.

+ tax


my fiancee is fighting cancer, so that brings everything into focus ~ win-or-lose the Super Bowl, it's just a bug on the windshield of life

02-15-2011, 09:56 PM
+ tax


my fiancee is fighting cancer, so that brings everything into focus ~ win-or-lose the Super Bowl, it's just a bug on the windshield of life

My son fell asleep in my arms that night. Yep, takes all the bite out of it.

02-15-2011, 09:59 PM
Watched it again and you can actually find a lot of good things from the game surprisingly.

02-15-2011, 09:59 PM
+ tax


my fiancee is fighting cancer, so that brings everything into focus ~ win-or-lose the Super Bowl, it's just a bug on the windshield of life

[First and foremost Best of luck to you and yours 4x

as for the poll, although it is a bug on the windshield of life I still hate watching anything that has to an outcome opposite of what I had wished for so I selected avoidance of everything. I am just beginning to peek the nfl network.

02-15-2011, 10:09 PM
Just highlights the next morning. As soon as the game clock hit 0:00, I turned off the TV for the night.

I didn't need an idiot like Trent Dilfer to tell me why the Steelers lost the game, I knew.

02-15-2011, 10:51 PM
I haven't watched ESPN since.

02-15-2011, 11:02 PM
I wore nothing but a trench coat in front of my TV, and exposed myself to the loss until I felt a draft.

02-16-2011, 12:07 AM
I first did this....

i watched the same amount of post game coverage i normally would and moved on.

And have moved on to this....

i avoided all media. dont want to see anything of that horrible loss

02-16-2011, 01:24 AM
I watched most of the game again and got a better perspective. I watched all the main highlights on nfl.com many times. Somehow it felt better to do that and immerse myself in the game so I know that it was truly a team defeat and a well played game by the Packers. I also listened to all the interviews a few times (especially Steelers players) and noticed how poised and professional our team is. Only now (doing this survey) am I finally over it. GO STEELERS!

02-16-2011, 01:26 AM
It still hurts. I will still refuse to watch SC or ESPN.

02-16-2011, 07:09 AM
To this day I have avoided all media.

02-16-2011, 07:33 AM
Ive recorded everything. Pre game, the game, post game. And watch all of it many times. Id be happy to burn some DVDs for you all!

02-16-2011, 09:19 AM
The game is still waiting in my DVR queue. I haven't been able to rewatch it yet. I was at the game, so I usually record the games and rewatch it when I get home to see what I may have missed. I just haven't been able to bring myself to do that yet. My brother-in law told me I'm going to be sick when I see how wide open Heath was down the seam on Ben's second INT. The Packer's guy is being praised for making a great read and play when in reality he blew his assignment and left a guy wide open for a TD that never happened.

02-16-2011, 09:23 AM
Like most people, I DVR'd the game as I always do. But when Wallace missed that last pass, I flipped the channel to something else and while watching that, I erased the game and that's that.

Why on earth would I want to watch us lose again?

Dino 6 Rings
02-16-2011, 10:34 AM
I refused to watch the packers ballwashing last week, so I didn't watch anything on TV about it. All I did watch was the highlights on nfl.com while I broke down specific plays and determined what went wrong. Like the ints, the fumble, the penalties, the wallace over throw...but as for the rewatch of the entire game...couldn't do it. Oh, I watched the entire last 2 min drive as well.

avoided all sports talk otherwise...this week, I've turned back on the sports talk. but still get sick when I hear the word Packers at this point. Sick and disgusted with our lack of performing up to the level that got us into the game in the first place.

tony hipchest
02-16-2011, 11:00 AM
great responses! please keep them and the votes coming. ive gained alot of insight that i think is probably reflective of our entire fanbase. i think im a bit shocked what a large percentage avoid the media altogether.

myself, i have emersed myself in every bit of footage espn, nfl network, showtime, and nfl films have to offer (of course i normally watch all these shows after every superbowl and during the season) i think i have finally seen everything produced with the season finale of NFL FILMS PRESENTS. i think i am finally sick of it.

"nfl films presents" closes with all the confetti falling on the field and clips of about 5 or 6 packer players celebrating with their babies (giving hugs and kisses) and small children on the field. that is hard to stomach.

i have watched the miked up segments of SOUND FX multiple times (as it brings you as close to the game as you can possibly get. especially disturbing is kevin green telling clay matthews that charles woodson (their leader) is no longer in the game and it is time for him to stand up and take control. "IT IS TIME!"

the very next play is clay in the huddle saying that the steelers are gonna run right at him. "I got a feeling." "they keep on looking over here at me." BOOM. fumble. right place at the right time.

interesting shot of troy blasting jordy nelson and knocking him off his route and out of bounds 15-20 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. if the ball was going his way, this certainly woulda been a penalty.

jordy complains to jennings on the sideline that he was blindsided. jennings goes out and tells troy "dont be trying to cheapshot my boy... yeah, he told me. *laughs*"

woodley telling the refs he was blatantly held on the play with james harrisons sack. ref responds "yeah, we woulda thrown the flag, but you guys got the sack anyways" (shouldnt a flag always be thrown and the steelers have the option of declining the penalty?) :tap:


i think i am finally through until the packers AMERICAS GAME is released the day before the opener. of course i am sick and will look at their ring when pictures are released. :banging:

Atlanta Dan
02-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Ive recorded everything. Pre game, the game, post game. And watch all of it many times. Id be happy to burn some DVDs for you all!

If you watched that awful 4 hour Fox pre-game show again you really need to get out more:chuckle:

But seriously - enjoy - :drink:

After the 2 SB wins I also watched the game and trophy presentaton repeatedly as well as buying the season highlights DVD as well as the DVD with the full playoff games + Super Bowl - I assume you will be buying those as well

You also have the America's Game for the 2010 Packers to look forward to - who do you anticipate will be the third speaker (Charles Woodson?) to join Rodgers and McCarthy?

Atlanta Dan
02-16-2011, 11:26 AM
After the game ended I did not watch the post-game and avoided sports TV for several days for reasons including the danger I would have thrown something through the screen if Steve Young would have appeared

As usual, I read Peter King's MMQB and John Clayton's online reports the day after the game and listened to Michael Lombardi's audio breakdown on Bill Simmons ESPN podcast

Have watched a replay of the game in its entirety and the third quarter twice to see why the Steelers could not take the lead until momentum turmed for good after the Meddebnhall fumble

Rewatching the game made me feel better - Green Bay did not play a perfect game and left points on the field so I am comfortable the Steelers were not the victims of some harmonic convergence of bad luck that unjustifiably denied them another Lombardi

02-16-2011, 04:20 PM
I watched very little....seeing Sound FX was enought to get me close to :puke:
Hard part is.....I thought it was gonna turn out like SB XLIII at the end. If it had been we'd all be on here saying we couldnt get enough replays......

02-17-2011, 11:01 AM
I know how some of you feel though. I still hate the Broncos for beating us in 97. I love watching them lose.

02-17-2011, 11:18 AM
You also have the America's Game for the 2010 Packers to look forward to - who do you anticipate will be the third speaker (Charles Woodson?) to join Rodgers and McCarthy?

Clay Matthews

02-17-2011, 11:37 AM
I did what I normally do. Threw shit for a while, kicked the cat, put holes in the wall. :chuckle:

Seriously though, I watched all the post game interviews and have watched the game a few times. I just move on basically. It was a good season and when you've been to 8 Superbowls, you're bound to lose a couple. We'll be back.

02-17-2011, 10:46 PM
I couldn't watch ANY ESPN but more importatnly for me, i couldn't listen to sports talk radio. I'm in sales and it's tough not to turn it on but i just can't! Damn this sux!

02-18-2011, 02:09 AM
Well the good thing is I have been working so much that I have not had time to look or listen to much of anything. Its football and like I said we are not going to be on the winning side of the coin all the time but damn I really wanted this one.

Dino 6 Rings
02-18-2011, 12:40 PM
I still get gag when I see anything pro-packers at this point.

including some local guy from Fayetteville that was their long snapper speaking at his local highschool. Figured watching local Arkansas news would be safe, but nope...here comes the freaking feel good story and its a fcking packer player...luckily the remote was handy and I flipped the channel in time before I heard anymore.

02-18-2011, 01:02 PM
this one didnt hurt as bad as xxx. actually i am taking this one pretty well. it would have been different if we had played somebody else.i tried for two weeks(with dino's help) but failed to build up hate for the pack. knowing we have been to 8 and won 6 SB certainly helps lessen the pain, after all you cant win them all.

that being said there is no way in hell that i am ever going to watch the game again. as soon as the game ended i cut off the tv. i have avoided all highlights and any media stuff.