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Old 01-01-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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The team has alot of tradition, alot of fans, and they have done good throughout their franchise. Are the steelers a good team to root for?

If you support them, why?(besiders having family and friends who root for them)

Or if you dont like them, why are do you dislike them?

Thank You

 
Old 01-02-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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The team has alot of tradition, alot of fans, and they have done good throughout their franchise. Are the steelers a good team to root for?

If you support them, why?(besiders having family and friends who root for them)

Or if you dont like them, why are do you dislike them?

Thank You

No? Why? I'm a Browns fan.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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People will have there different reasons for picking a team to root for. Picking one based on traditions is just as good as any. But, the true test of a fan is when they stick with their team despite losing seasons. Pittsburgh has one of the best organizations in the NFL (no doubt). My only gripe has nothing to do with the team/organization, but more with some of the fans. Some can't seem to understand that the Steelers (like any other team) lose now and then. Those fans seem to whine and cry about how their team was cheated or that the game wasn't important enough (so they coasted). My biggest gripe was how they treated Dallas Cowboy fans. For years (starting in the 80's), Pittsburgh fans called the Cowboys (and their fans) the Dallas Crybabies. I never understood that. Dallas fans (again, in 70s and 80's) had nothing but respect for Pittsburgh Steelers (having been beaten by them twice within 6 years in the superbowl). But, it turns out - the Steeler fans were just whining about the fact that some broadcaster named the Cowboys "America's Team" and they were upset that the Steelers weren't. In conclusion - the Steeler fans actually are what they have been accusing the Cowboys of being - "crybabies". Nowadays though - the fanship of the teams have become equally obnoxious (across the board) as smack talking has become the standard. Seems like good sportsmanship is a thing of the past.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Who knows? After this season, there might be more room on the bandwagon for you.

Why don't you become a Browns fan instead? We're much more fun. We have better tailgates. And a Great Lake!
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Who knows? After this season, there might be more room on the bandwagon for you.

Why don't you become a Browns fan instead? We're much more fun. We have better tailgates. And a Great Lake!

I remember a time in NE Ohio where you hardly ever saw Steelers fans. Now they're everywhere.

But as Ohiogirl said, the Browns have a great tradition, and fanbase as well. And despite their horrible record since their return in 1999, they still sell out, and easily Cleveland's #1 sports team in terms of popularity.

And finally, I respect the Hell out of Steelers fans who were BORN in Western PA. You should root for your home team. The front runners... ehhhhhh... not so much.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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