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Old 02-05-2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Very Disappointing..

Okay everyone, since this is really my first thread.. I will give you some History on me.

I have been a Steelers fan since I was a Twinkle in my dads eye. I am 22 years old, live and die by the Steelers. I am a Union Ironworker(What's more fitting to be a steelers fan?). I haven't missed a game in 12 years. The reason I missed that game is because I had to goto the hospital and get stitches, which my father made me wait 12 minutes until half-time to go. We bleed black and gold.

To get back on subject, I was quite dissapointed in the actions of some of the Steeler Nation at the Parade Tuesday. We showed up @ the End of the Parade, where the stage was located, at 6 a.m. We drove an hour and a half to get there. At that time, there wasn't many fans yet. Well, needless to say, it started getting packed. First off, a fight broke loose in the crowd. We just won our 6th superbowl, wtf is there to fight about? Have some class, and save it for the bar.

Second, right before the parade started, they moved some of the family members right in front of us. Everyone started chanting "bullsh**", and causing problems with the family. There were a couple girls who looked like they are 15, and a couple who looked even younger. Obviously these girls were getting aggitated. So then the threats started.. and then people started throwing their papers at them, and other misc. items. Talking about spitting on them, and many other rude/crude remarks and actions.

I have always prided myself on being part of the Steelers nation, because we have pride and class. But those action completely contradicted everything we stand for, and I was 100% dissapointed in the Nation in that moment. I have been to as many Parades as my blessed eyes have seen superbowls. I have been to many games, and rallys. I have NEVER seen this type of behavior.

I just thought I would post, and see how you guys and gals feel about this. It just angered me beyond all belief. That is not the Steeler Nation way.


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Old 02-05-2009, 12:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Very Dissapointing..

Yes, its stupid that these kind of unfortunate things happen, but it happens so often when championships are won, its pretty much expected. Just keep celebrating and let the stupid stuff fall to the way side... I couldn't attend the celebration parade, but regardless of the dumb stuff, I wish I could have made it, and consider you lucky for being able to
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
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Yes, its stupid that these kind of unfortunate things happen, but it happens so often when championships are won, its pretty much expected. Just keep celebrating and let the stupid stuff fall to the way side... I couldn't attend the celebration parade, but regardless of the dumb stuff, I wish I could have made it, and consider you lucky for being able to
2nd one in 22 years. Thats just to amazing.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:31 AM   #4
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They are the same people that would have been fighting if we had lost.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:41 AM   #5
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why would they need to fight
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:49 AM   #6
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Unfortunately, some people feel that "celebrating" gives them the right to destroy other people's property and ruin the experience of other fans who want to honor their team. These are the same curmudgeons who will bash the team when they have a bad game and get up on their high horses to slice and dice a player who has a brush with the law. Just remember, though - those idiots represent only a miniscule fraction of the Steelers Nation!

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I'm sorry you had to experience the darker side of what a crowd is capable of my friend. Remember the 10% rule. No matter where you are or what the occasion, 10% of people are just plain idiots. These 10% do NOT represent the classy values of he TRUE Steeler fan. These people are idiots not only in public, but in there private lives as well. Surround yourself with true Steeler fans next time, and your joy will be multiplied.
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The reason I missed that game is because I had to goto the hospital and get stitches, which my father made me wait 12 minutes until half-time to go. We bleed black and gold.
Are you sure a gaping wound and severe blood loss is enough reason to miss a Steeler game? j/k

Sorry to hear about the crowd freeword. You can't really control the type of people that root for a team. Fortunately, as stated, it is only a small percentage of steeler nation. I hope you enjoyed it otherwise.
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Are you sure a gaping wound and severe blood loss is enough reason to miss a Steeler game? j/k

Sorry to hear about the crowd freeword. You can't really control the type of people that root for a team. Fortunately, as stated, it is only a small percentage of steeler nation. I hope you enjoyed it otherwise.
yeah i was thinkin the same thing....my father (hard core baltimore colt fan) woulda waited till 12 minute AFTER i passed out from blood lose before i'd been taken too the hospital.....
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Unfortunately, some people feel that "celebrating" gives them the right to destroy other people's property and ruin the experience of other fans who want to honor their team. These are the same curmudgeons who will bash the team when they have a bad game and get up on their high horses to slice and dice a player who has a brush with the law. Just remember, though - those idiots represent only a miniscule fraction of the Steelers Nation!

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Thank you very much!

And if I had the shear passion for the steelers I had now, I would have stitched it myself =P
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