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Old 08-30-2007, 08:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: Any Steelers goingt to 'Phins at Wembley?

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Originally Posted by taffysaint View Post
Yeah I heard about Plaxiglass being cited as the main Steelers fan objection, I also understand Eli Manning is a bit of a dick Something to do with refusing to sign for San Diego? Just as a running total it's currently a 4-0 vote in favour of Miami right now! :p
When it comes to Eli, I feel it's a combination of Eli having the mind frame of a six year old and not being able to make his own decisions and Archie (his dad) acting like he owns the league. While I'm not a huge Eli fan, he never insulted the fans and the city of Pittsburgh like Plaxico Burress did after he left for NYC.

Plaxico Burress comments on Pittsburgh and it's fans.....

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I mean, I don't think I was liked as a person. I was kind of seen as a black kid, young African-American, cornrows, drives fancy cars, wears diamond earrings, things like that. They just kind of based their perception off of what I drove and what I did and things like that. All those things were never a part of any other player on that team but me.?

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"I fit New York more than what I fit Pittsburgh. Nobody's worrying about my big truck or my Rolls-Royce or what I have on. That makes me feel good. People just accept me how I am instead of looking at me and judging me."

Hines Ward's reply.....

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"As far as the city and him with cornrows and stuff, they love everybody. You go out there and perform, regardless of race, color, ethnic, how you wear your hair, they don't care. The fans here know football. They know the guys who produce and give it all they got and they appreciate it. To sit there and say the city had it out against him, I don't really go along with that. I saw a lot of No. 80 jerseys in the stands."
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