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Old 11-04-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Hey there...

Rhetorical question for discussion on a beautiful Tuesday. Why is it that there is this insidious hate against the Steelers from seemingly everywhere BUT the Steelers' fans?

Even my daughter noticed it last night, and she is only 6. During pregame, she was playing in the same room as the pregame was on, and my wife and I were just watching the talking heads. All of a sudden, my daughter looked up and said, "Daddy... why don't the announcers like the Steelers?" I honestly didn't have an answer to her.

I mean, come on... the Cowboys have been dominant for about as long as the Steelers have, and they constantly get their knob slobbed regardless of how they are imploding this year. The Patriots CHEATED for crying out loud, and yet folks were standing in line to get a slob of some Patriot knob...

People always seem to say that the Steelers "aren't as good as their record shows" or some crazy crap like that. Why is it that they say that about us with our dominating defense and OK offense when they can do nothing but compliment an OBVIOUSLY Mediocre Titans team that could just as easily be 4-4 instead of 8-0 behind a stout defense...

Why, why, why?? Or fans are some of the most polite in the business (we rank right up there with the Packer-Backers, who are a very nice bunch of folks and travel well, too!) and the fan base is broad-based, too.

Is it just that because we have been so good for so long that too many sportscasters have been beaten by us too many times for them to be objective (John Madden!)... Are we destined to be perennially the team that everyone loves to hate?? Why, Why, Why???

Let's discuss...

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Old 11-04-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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I don't care why. the boys play better when they are hated, so hate on.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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who needs media love , when all you need love from the nation.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:20 PM   #4
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The media loves bull shit and glamour . Neither descirbes the Steelers. I will tell you this the Pittsburgh Steelers are respected, admired and are extremely popular in Northern California where I live.

I love telling people in Sacramento I am a Steeler fan Strangers upon hearing me say this just lighten up and say "Oh yeah the Steelers, I really like them too. Happens all the time."

YOu tell your daughter all the good people love the Steelers & those people who do not, are not very smart.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #5
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It has been that way for as long as I remember. No Respect. But who cares. True Steelers fans know what a great organization we have that keeps the talent level where it is year after year. Look at all the injuries to major players this year on both sides of the ball and we haven't missed a beat. Screw the evil prognosticators and their hating ways. The look on Young's face was priceless after that game. They did not want to say how good the Steelers looked but were forced to. CLASSIC !!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:05 PM   #6
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Because when you are the most beautiful person in the room, people will be jealous and will want to hate you.
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Because by complimenting us would make them face how crappy their own teams are.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:10 PM   #8
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Around the Horn gave the Steelers plenty of props today.

But yeah, it's jealousy. Go visit my "Can't beat em', Threaten 'em" thread in the Blast Furnace for an analysis of the utter bitterness of the AFC North axis of evil.

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It's jealousy. Plain and simple.
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They hate us because we good. We're solid and they can't stand it.
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