View Full Version : Steelers Fever Exclusive Editorial: The Lost Art: Road Warriors

10-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Wednesday, October 16th, 2012
By Travis Boariu
Steelers Fever Columnist

Believe it or not, there was a time long, long ago (in a Galaxy far, far away) when the Steelers wore their classic white-away jersey's in enemy territory and seemingly instilled fear into the opposing home team. It got to the point to where when you watched an episode of NFL FILMS counting down the days to the Super Bowl, you could almost always guarantee to see Steelers highlights with them representing Steelers Nation in their white-away jersey's. That became the norm in the later half of our dominating decade as a football team.

We welcomed it. We took pride into going on the road, seeing the Terrible Towels in the stands, draw a line in the sand and DARE the home team to act as if they had the home-field advantage. They were Road Warrior's.

Now? Their ROADKILL.

Starting last season with that eerie Monday Night game at San Francisco with Roethlisberger's ankle hanging by a piece of skin (and a postponed Nationally Televised game due to the 49'ers ancient lighting system) the Steelers away-from-home outing stands at an alarming 1-5 record over the last 6 games dating back to 2011.

The defeats are as follows:

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10-16-2012, 05:02 PM
Thanks, Bayz. I hope it wasn't too big of a hassle battling the servers. Enjoy.

10-16-2012, 05:04 PM
excellent - if I were a player I would be pumped up after reading that


10-16-2012, 05:15 PM
Haha, great picture, fury. I should have used that in the story. Would have packed a "punch" if you will.

Fact of the matter, is that it's 100% true. THERE IS NO TOMORROW and we better find our mystique as a football team traveling to a place we typically own. Roethlisberger is M-O-N-E-Y against the state of Ohio, especially Cincy. Hopefully, his troops help him out this week!

10-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the great article, Travis. The servers weren't too bad, and everything is updated.

10-17-2012, 08:54 AM
no - thank you, I've been on a negative slide about our Steelers recently - it has been exceptionally tough finding a bright spot on this team.

Your piece, along with Da Beard's locker room interview has re-instilled some of my faith in this version of the Black and Gold.

10-17-2012, 09:11 AM
Until they can put together a string of CONVINCING wins where the DEFENSE actually steps up and shuts down some offenses (not every series just some!) I am having to say ROADKILL this season.

I am trying to find positives its just getting real hard lately.

10-17-2012, 12:33 PM
yea, proof is in the pudding