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Old 12-23-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Why do fans act like the team is 4-10?

I know everyone has a right to their opinion, but everyone is 0-0 once they get into the playoffs, Is being perfect more important or winning the superbowl? Would you rather the Steelers win traditional ugly football games or watch them run up the score like the Patriots?

I think everyone needs to be more a bit more optimistic about the team... Atleast you are Steeler fans and not Browns or Bengals fans.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why do fans act like the team is 4-10?

Exactly, Everyone needs to stop being so paranoid. This is The Steelers everyone. A team that won The Superbowl in 05 with a # 6 seed, The first team to ever do that. When playoffs come, anything can happen. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. And be thankful we are in regardless, and The Cowgirls are out!!!
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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Because when you are used to winning they want to win every week...
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why do fans act like the team is 4-10?

I think the problem lies in the way the Steelers barely won a coupe of games and how badly they lost some games. With Ben, they lost to 2 very good teams (Pats, Saints), and the Jets, whom they were supposed to destroy. Many people feel that they can't beat the better teams in the league as evidenced in the Pats game and the teams they are supposed to destroy, they barely get by them. It's frustating to see it happen over and over again.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why do fans act like the team is 4-10?

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I think the problem lies in the way the Steelers barely won a coupe of games and how badly they lost some games. With Ben, they lost to 2 very good teams (Pats, Saints), and the Jets, whom they were supposed to destroy. Many people feel that they can't beat the better teams in the league as evidenced in the Pats game and the teams they are supposed to destroy, they barely get by them. It's frustating to see it happen over and over again.
I know, I remember saying that after the Pats game, that the Steelers can't compete with the big dogs of the league.

But teams sometimes bearly make it to the playoffs but some magic happens and they win the superbowl.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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Because when you are used to winning they want to win every week...
I agree with that.

In fact, guys my age (over 50) remember "The Golden Age" of Steelers football back in the 70's and I swear that until Ben showed up, people STILL thought that one day Bradshaw would come jogging onto the field and light things up. None of us who lived through that decade could believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers could ever be anything other than "in charge".

I think the reason people feel that way today is because from the 70's forward, everyone seemed to just assume that the Steelers were the designated Super Bowl winner and I don't think anyone has completely shaken that feeling. The 70's Steelers were just a special team and once you've tasted that kind of success, it's hard to imagine anything less..

I remember reading "Hammer of the Gods" a ways back (which was a book about Led Zeppelin) and in it the author wrote: "The two biggest things in the 1970's were Led Zeppelin and the Pittsburgh Steelers" because they both represented raw power and total domination.

I really can't argue much with that and I guess we've all been spoiled since then.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why do fans act like the team is 4-10?

Maybe because this defense is great and those of hus that have been through the Malone, Stewart and all other shitty QB years know that this team is "that close".

Is it possible that we tend to beat ourselves when we do lose?

Do you think they will give us a mulligan during the playoffs if coaches make the same mistakes?

Maybe that's why
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:12 PM   #8
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Default Re: Why do fans act like the team is 4-10?

Just a knee jerk reaction after a loss I think.

It's easy to forget that the playoffs is a whole new season. Last year the Jets were basically handed a free ticket to the dance and were within 30 minutes of making a trip to the Superbowl.

Yet sentiments of "doom" always seem to set in after a loss. The only loss we've had this year that has given me that outlook is the loss to the Pats, which was just atroscious. This last loss wasn't that big of a deal to me. We came within 9 yards of winning and that's even with a special teams TD and safety with 2:45 left in the game given to the opposition, not to mention our best player was warming the bench.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:18 PM   #9
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Default Re: Why do fans act like the team is 4-10?

...because unlike your wishful avatar, the Patriots don't suck.

We are thrilled that they are making the playoffs and hopeful they will get a bye but we want to make sure we can compete with the other teams.

I was pleased with our loss last week. We looked better than in some of the wins.
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Why?

Because you got these ***** Pats fan trolls that make you want to suck Brady's ****

**** these rhose bitches, let them go root for the Cardinals
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