Originally Posted by The Lakelander
Real Steelers fans have fond memories of Tommy Maddox, Kordell Stewart, Mike Tomczak, Mark Malone, Bubby Brister and Neil O'Donnell.
I have memories of O'Donnell, but they ain't fond. I knew he'd screw the pooch and he did. Only upset that he made me watch 59 minutes before screwing up.
I started loving the Steelers in 1971 through thick and thin. I didn't and don't love every player who ever played for the Steelers, but I love the Steelers as an ideal of what a franchise should be. The Rooney's are a class act, even if some of the players are not. The Steelers are a great team, even if some of the years they are not. Over time, it doesn't matter what happens with individual players or seasons, it's the legacy of the Rooneys, hard hitting football, and knowledgable and passionate fans that counts. That's what non-Steeler fans think about when you mention the Steelers, and that's not a bad way to be remembered.
If that's how you like your football, then you're a Steeler fan.