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Old 01-23-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Electricity or lack thereof...

Hey all!

Just an observation from a "lifer"... I am excited about the Super Bowl and my family is as well (despite living in the middle of Cheeseland). Do you notice that there is excitement about the Super Bowl, but not quite as much as in 2006 leading up to our "droughtbuster" in Super Bowl XL? I think that in 2006, it had been so long since we had been in the game, much less won it, that we were all so electified about it. Couple that with the fact that we were #6 seed and took the "roundabout road" to the bowl, and you could just add to that electricity again.

This year, it seems that everyone is excited (heck, we still have more than a week until the game is played!) but not quite as juiced as in 2006...

What do you all think?

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Old 01-23-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: Electricity or lack thereof...

I think.....

everytime I see your avatar I think you are Murray from Flight of the Conchords

Seriously... *maybe*... though it is gaining & gaining... I think the whole "Bettis is from Detroit and this is his last year" thing really led to more hype the last time...

But it is still SteelerMania here... I would say we are at least at 90% from 2006...
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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Well, it's only been a 3-year "drought" this time around. I think there's naturally going to be more anticipation over something when folks have waited 10 years for another appearance (with 3 losses in the AFCCG between those appearances) and 26 years for a win in the big game.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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this week i have been able to get most of my work done without being too distracted but by next week i expect my excitement level and nervousness too greatly increase
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #5
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Last time around I think we "Shocked the World", and the fan base ,being the sixth seed on the road. I don't think many were expecting us to make to the dance. This time the idea of playing the AFC championship at home against a team we had beaten twice before may have given the fans the notion that a return trip to the Super Bowl was a given, I for one was postive we could beat the Ratbirds, ( will admit the 4th quarter made me pretty edgy, but we prevailed). I think the excietment will build during the coming week as we collectively catch our breath.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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I don't see how the Steelers could ever top the 2005 run. The team hadn't won a Lombardi in 30 years, Pittsburgh got revenge on the Bengals and Colts, they were the 6th Seed road warriors, and the Hall of Fame runningback was on the cusp of retirement with the Super Bowl being played in his hometown.

If I didn't see it for myself, I would swear it's something a movie writer dreamt up.

This year, it's all about DYNASTY.
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Dude, come to Tampa where every Steelers fan I know is looking for tickets or making huge plans for a party!!!
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Dude, come to Tampa where every Steelers fan I know is looking for tickets or making huge plans for a party!!!
I wish I had the money and time to go to Tampa, even if I couldn't score tickets. Besides having the SB, Tampa is one of my favorite cities to visit.

I hate waiting for 2 weeks for a game to be played. I could hardly wait for the AFCCG and that was only a week. At least we have the NHL All Star Game this weekend but Sid's not playing in it which sucks big time.
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I've been extremely excited about this - but it's a bit difficult when I'm not surrounded by fans here in Alabama... my boyfriend is a new fan... so that helps, but most of my friends back home in MD want to kill me.. .(ie Raven fans)... so I'm happy I have a place (here) to vent my excitement!!!!

Next week I'll be over the moon even more so - however I may be stuck in Jury Duty all week... ick!!!! So I'll be hyped, but bored at the same time I'm sure.... I wonder if telling the judge "I can't make a fair judgment of this trial, I have the Super Bowl on my brain" will get me out of jury duty
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For me it's the fact that I have no dislike for 'the Steelers west'. I like Whiz, Warner, Fitz and Edge. They have a great story line as well.

Somebody, give me something to hate on!
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