Thursday, February 03, 2011

Why I HATE The Pittsburgh Steelers!!!




The Pittsburgh Steelers…the name alone makes my skin crawl and the moment I type it or say it I can almost feel my body recoil into a defensive posture. With every fiber of my being I hate the Pittsburgh Steelers!

HATE ‘EM!

Some will tell you that “hate” is a pretty strong word and that it is tossed around so casually despite an absence of genuine malice. Not in my case!

· Hate, noun: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury
· Hate, verb: to feel extreme enmity toward


Is there a stronger word to describe my hostility and/or aversion towards the Steelers?

After consulting Webster’s online dictionary, these definitions don’t seem strong enough to describe my angst towards that team. So for me saying, “I hate the Steelers” is akin to saying it’s a bit warm when the thermometer outside is pushing 105 degrees.

Despite the “extreme enmity”, there is a respect I have for the team and its organization. How can you not respect 20 divisional titles, 8 AFC Championship berths and 6 Super Bowl Trophies? You have to, right? They have reached a level of consistent competency that I yearn for, for the B’more Ravens.

And for all you silly people who say, “The Steelers Suck!” well now doesn’t that make you sound a bit cerebrally challenged? Don’t talk like a Steelers’ fan. That’s just dumb. They don’t suck. Isn’t that obvious?

So why do I harbor all this hate?

Well, I’ll be man enough to admit that part of it is jealousy. Yes I’d love for the Baltimore Ravens to be playing the Green Bay Packers this Sunday in Dallas and yes back in 2008, I wish Daren Stone would not have had a head of stone when he hit that Steelers player late and out of bounds costing the Ravens critical field position as they were on the verge of a comeback and another trip to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL – a magical kingdom of sorts for my team.

I hate, hate, hate the Pittsburgh Steelers and I can say it without it weighing on my conscience one iota. Last time I checked, the Bible doesn’t say, “Thou Shalt Not Hate.”

And here are the Top 10 reasons why I do when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers…

10. The Black and “Gold”: I know black and yellow doesn’t sound as glorious but to call the Steelers other color “gold” is, well just yellow. It’s YELLOW! YELL-OH! Deal with it!

9. Stairway-2-7: An obvious reference to the franchise’s quest for their 7th Super Bowl title. It’s corny and it will now forever taint a classic rock and roll standard from Led Zeppelin. The lyrics read, “All that glitters is gold”, not YELLOW!

8. Yinzers: Look you knuckleheads, you live in the United States so learn how to speak the language. Unfortunately when you call businesses today you are often greeted by a voice prompt that says “press 1 for English.” That’s bad enough but soon, instead of Spanish it will say, “Press 2 for Yinz.” Please Yinzers, just go back for a walk in Don-Ton Pittsburgh atop the waters of the Monongahela River and get out of B’more!

7. Bill Cowher: Just when I think I’m over this say-it-don’t-spray-it human Bidet, this smug Cleveland reject and every inch of his exaggerated Dudley Do-Right chin has to remind us of his black and yellow roots which make his objectivity about as pure as a hazmat truck.

6. Joey Porter: Talk about a chump, the guy is the antithesis of sportsmanship and cries like a jaundiced child on the field. And may I remind you of the time he pushed an obviously injured Todd Heap to the ground and then hovered over him like a vulture to road kill.

5. Heinz Field: No wonder so many of the Steelers’ fans feel so at home at Heinz Field – it looks like a cow pasture. The middle of the “turf” area has been described by some Steelers as a sand pit. Where else in the NFL do teams allow high school games to be played on their home “grass” field the night before hosting a game?

You think the Steelers are angling for home field advantage while placing opposing teams at risk?

Of course they are and the league allowing it is just more of the same pro-Steelers sentiment that has permeated the NFL’s ivory tower like swine flu. Come to think of it, this field is barely suitable for even a swine. Have you ever seen a towering punt land on a grass field and just stick like a Phil Michelson approach shot? It happened at Heinz Field in 2007 when the Steelers hosted the Dolphins.

4. Steely McBeam: The team mascot looks like the love child of Bill Cowher and Hines Ward.

3. Terrible Towels: What does a boxer’s corner do when their guy can’t answer the bell? They throw in the towel, right? So how is it that a towel (an ugly freakin’ towel at that) can be a rallying prop? Isn’t this yet another example of how cerebrally challenged the Steelers fans are? Yet somehow they all seemed to be comfortably numb to the irony, anesthetized by the aroma of three rivers perhaps?

2. Bandwagon Fans: You’ve heard the term “fox hole guy” before I’m sure. He’s the kind of guy that you know has your back if he’s your friend regardless of the circumstances. Bandwagon fans in Baltimore are just the opposite.

Look if you are from Pittsburgh and you live in Baltimore, I get it. I wouldn’t want to live in Pittsburgh either. And if you cheer for your team, fine. But natives of Baltimore who adopted the Steelers when the Colts left town and they STILL root for the Steelers despite the presence of the Ravens, for the life of me, I don’t get you; don’t understand you; can’t look at you; I hate you!

1D. Cockroaches: Steelers fans are everywhere. Chances are that if you head over to Cairo, Egypt right now amongst all of the looting, rioting, chaos and explosions, there’s some dive bar in a rat infested part of town with a bunch of fat toothless women waving a Terrible Towel drinking an “Arn” City Lite and have no idea why they are doing either.

1C. Lucky SOB’s: Has any call in any important game ever gone against the Steelers? It all started with Franco Harris’ Immaculate Reception back in 1972 and it hasn’t stopped since. For those of you old enough to remember, there was a TD pass from the Oilers Dan Pastorini to Mike Renfro that was ruled incomplete during the AFC Championship Game in 1979 that cost Houston a potential Super Bowl berth.

Then there was Jackie Smith’s dropped pass during Super Bowl XIII that cost the Cowboys the championship, thus handing it to the Steelers; they’ve played some of the weakest Super Bowl teams in history such as the LA Rams, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals and nearly lost 2 of those games; they were gifted a Super Bowl XL win due to some incredibly inept officiating; this season they benefitted from a “do over” thanks to referee and Pittsburgh area native Gene Steratore in Miami and Stevie Johnson dropped a would be walk off TD that could have cost the Steelers the AFC North title this season.

I’m sure there’s more and as much as I hate to say it, God certainly seems like a Steelers’ fan.

1B. Hines Ward: Consistently voted among the dirtiest if not the dirtiest player in the league by his peers, Whines Hard has the stones to criticize the NFL for wanting to extend the season to 18 games. He chastises the league for promoting safety yet wanting to put the players in the line of fire 2 more games each season.

On the surface, he has a point but it’s hard for a hypocrite to accuse another of being hypocritical. Wards’ cheap shots suggest he’s hardly concerned about the safety of his peers. One day before the pumpkinhead retires, I hope that when he gets up after a hard hit and smiles, that his pearly whites crumble like a Steelers fan taking an IQ test.

1A. Ben Roethlisberger: This guy should be a poster child for stupidity. He’s got the world by the cojones, a $100+ million contract yet joy rides on a crotch rocket and decides to use his head to test the resistance of windshields. Then as a 26 year old multi-millionaire, he runs around bars all over America, stiffs bartenders and waitresses despite being the wealthiest person in those establishments and then invites borderline minors for “joyrides” in the men’s room. But the only thing the Yinzers care about is their Stairway-2-7 and morals be damned! More here on this douche bag.

Wow, that felt good.

GO PACKERS!!!

31 comments :

Patti Vucci said...

Yeessssss!!! I loved seeing this in Print!!! I agree. the STeeleres fans in Bmore, the crappy calls by the refs, the terrible towels, I didn't get it either, my thoughts exactly on what a towel means. Whines HArd!! good one. Gonna use that oe again. Ahhhgh!! the pain of seeing this team in the superbowl. Oh yes and the gold vs. yellow, true! I can't wait to make My annual Superbowl cake with Packers colors. My team oicks are 70% consistent winners, Must be the Ninja turtle pan giving it the luck.Thanks for letting the truth be told!!!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome. I will print this out and share it at my Super Bowl party. Hell I might even frame it and hang it in my Ravens man cave.

Go Packers!

Raven Jack said...

Brilliant! You have captured the essence of my hatred in this very fun blog. Thank you and let's hope your namesake trophy rest where it belongs, in Green Bay.

Stairway2Seven said...

Just another whiny Ravens fan who can't stand losing to a superior team. You guys suck! Can't wait to ruin your Super Bowl Sunday ratbirds!

Harryos29 said...

Harry OS 29 FEb 3, 2011
NOT Stairway 2-7 !!! As far as that 2-7 mantra from the YINZERS, and I must apologize to my dear wife...who has about 50 Relatives from that region
(PEE-AY). A fast side story on that terrific song; June 19th, 1986, my son and I were driving away from the (THEN CAPITOL CENTER), having just seen a great ROCK concert featuring CHICAGO.
..We were in total shock when the DJ on the DC station started playing Stairway to Heaven.. these words stuck in my mind "Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh And she's buying a stairway to heaven....OF course he had just announced that he was playing this song, in HONOR of the great TERPs BasketBall Player, LEN BIAS who had just passed away that evening.
....With that said, its a scarilidge for the STEELERS to use this great song to exemplify their ultimate goal; A goal which the Ravens should be shooting for on Sunday.
...Tony wrote one of his greatest articles, when he wrote the "WHY I Hate the Steelers BLOG
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..REFS MADISON AVE...
I have emailed/txtd most of the local sports talk shows about the subject of REFEREEs favoring certain teams: None has the GUTS to read my messsages on air. This leads me to believe that there certainly is "SOMETHING GOIN ON"!!!... The Call that the STEELERS were the Beneficiary of in MIAMI this year was a crime. The call on DEC 14th, 2007 where the REFS went under the HOOD to review the Santonio HOLMES TD catch that was not a TD (I was in the upper deck at the Vault sitting in Section 522 right on the goal line..NO TD!!!! Then the dropped pass in Buffalo, was just more STEELERS MOJO working in their favor.
...In closing, I applaud TONY for putting his thoughts down in words. He hit the MEGGA MILLION JACKPOT on this one!

Puck Fittsburgh said...

Love this: "Cockroaches: Steelers fans are everywhere. Chances are that if you head over to Cairo, Egypt right now amongst all of the looting, rioting, chaos and explosions, there’s some dive bar in a rat infested part of town with a bunch of fat toothless women waving a Terrible Towel drinking an “Arn” City Lite and have no idea why they are doing either."

BWAHAHAHAHA!

I'm sure most of this is for kicks and while I hate the Steelers the more I think why and this blog sort of brings it to light, its because of their fans. They are spoiled snob fans. It will be interesting to see how they respond after they lose on Sunday and Ben's nightlife in Dallas becomes the reason.

Did you see the TMZ stuff on him?

http://www.businessinsider.com/ben-roethlisberger-boozing-it-up-on-tmz-a-big-deal-2011-2

The pig can't help himself.

STEELERS RULE said...

Let me tell you why I Hate Baltimore:

1. Top 5 in murders per capita
2. Top 5 in teen pregnancy
3. Top 5 in STDs
4. You love to play victims
5. Your team's uniforms are as ugly as the people that live there.
6. The face of your franchise is a murderer.
7. Your wide out is a killer in a car
8. Your quarterback is a wuss
9. Crabs are bottom feeders like Ravens fans
10. This blog sucks

The only accurate thing written here is that you are all jealous of STEELER NATION. Read it and weep suckas!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I wouldn't hate the Steelers nearly as much I do if they didn't have a "Sex Offender" jack ass as a quarter back. Put me or an "Average Joe" in the same sitution.... we'd still be in the slammer, but no, ben roethlisberger continues to fly above the law!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I wouldn't hate the Steelers nearly as much I do if they didn't have a "Sex Offender" jack ass as a quarter back. Put me or an "Average Joe" in the same sitution.... we'd still be in the slammer, but no, ben roethlisberger continues to fly above the law!

Anonymous said...

lmao..........im glad i dont care enough about your team (which should still be in cleveland) to hate it like you do the STEELERS.

ravens will always suck 2nd tit in the afc north.

Tony Lombardi said...

Anon,

Typical response from another of the cerebrally challenged Yinzers.

You can do better than that without the profanity now couldn't you?

On second thought, I'm giving you WAY too much credit.

Packers 27, Steelers 24

Jerry B said...

Great Blog, TL! Not much to add except to say that sometimes it's better to be lucky than....good. Unfortuntely, the Steelers are....both! That being said, if Rodgers is "in a zone" like he sometimes can be, the Packers will light up the Steeler's secondary like Tom Brady did during the season. From my lips to God's ears............. GO PACK!!!

Anonymous said...

Typical response from a Maryland resident. It must be hard to live in a state that has no identity of its own other than people moving their from other parts of the country. It is a transient state with no sense of community. Everyone is there to work. I've known so many people that have moved down there only to move back because nobody wants anything to do with you. Neighbors don't talk to each other, co-workers stab each other in the back and overall it is just a land of sharks. I'd be irritable too if I had to pay that much money for a row house and zero land. It is a land of bitter, over-crowded jerks that would step all over you if it meant them getting ahead. You'll be even more mad when you find out the Ravens won't be staying in town either - and you have to cheer for a D.C. team - the Capitals? wow. You all need heavy medication to live and work in such a crime infested craphole.

Jagger said...

Hello,

Baltimore Ravens fans. The Pittsburgh Steelers want to thank the entire Ravens team (and coaching staff) for bad coaching, blowing play's , bad play calling, and a lack of any type of a will to win when needed through out the whole season. We give you're team full credit for us being able to make the super bowl.

So yes John Harbaugh we are playing in "your Super Bowl" ,so sit back and keep crying with Joe Flacoo at your side while we win number seven buddy! And we look forward to next year because things won't change any down there in Baltimore. You will still blow the big games with that GENIUS coaching staff you guys have LMAO!!!!

The Super Steelers!

Anonymous said...

ENJOY THE GAME ...HON

StuckTheFeelers20 said...

Everyone knows Pittsburgh cant get anything done without the refs on the their side.

1. Superbowl vs. Seahawks
2. Miami game this year
3. Ravens Steelers game in Bmore
4. Holding on the receiving team on the Punt Return TD.

I can go on and on, but you get the point. If the Steelers bring the refs to Bowl 45 then theyll probably win that too. Level the playing field and play some fair ball and Pig Pen and the Shittsburgh Steelers really arent that good, they fuckin suck!

Dawan Song said...

I am convinced that people from Pittsburgh, if they could actually find their way out of town would leave. Those that have found their way to Baltimore probably tried to go to Cleveland and now they are hopelessly lost. That's unfortunate for us. Must be from the mesothelioma plague in Pittsburgh from breathing their sh*t air.

And it has affected the looks of generations of Pittburghers. Have you seen how ugly their women are? Tony I'm surprised that didn't make it on your list. Their women are so ugly they can't even field a cheerleading squad. I could go on but you've nailed enough of it here. Well played and very amusing. I'll have to share it at my Super Bowl Party.

Anonymous said...

"lmao..........im glad i dont care enough about your team (which should still be in cleveland) to hate it like you do the STEELERS."

Then what are you doing on a RAVENS fan website when your team is the one going to the super bowl?

And as far as their fans go, they are the biggest bunch of inbred idiots I have ever seen. The treatment I heard people received after we LOST up there this year was atrocious. I can't imagine what they'd be like if we had won...

Mayor Schaeffer said...

It's interesting that none of these dumba$$ Steeler trolls have had anything to say to defend all of the reasons Lombardi has listed as reasons for his hate towards the Steelers. Why? Because each one of them is true. Instead they want to redirect the blame towards our city which by the way is now home to many wayward Pittsburghers or whatever it is that they call themselves. Do Baltimoreans move there? I don't think so.

For the most part, this list is directed at Pittsburgh's arrogant fans who seem to feel the same sense of entitlement that their pedofile quarterback does. God help us all if he ends up being the MVP and wins a trip to DisneyWorld. Better save the women and children.

Here We Go Packers, Here We Go!

Tony Lombardi said...

Mayor Schaeffer,

Let's not forget to save Minnie Mouse, The Little Mermaid, The Beauty, Pocahontas and all of the other fair maidens of Disney as well.

Harryos29 said...

HARRY OS 29 FEB 4TH
TONY,, I JUST SIGNED ON AT 3;40 PM..FRIDAY..ALL I CAN SAY IS.
CONGRATULATIONS; YOU SURE FIRED UP THE FANS ON BOTH SIDES...(20) COMMENTS..NOT SURE IF RAVENS24X7 KEEPS STATS ON THESE THINGS..BUT I'VE BEEN WITH THE SITE SINCE THE BEGINNING ...AND 20 MUST ME THE ALL TIME TOPS IN COMMENTS TO A BLOG??

HARRY O " GO PACKERS.

Tony Lombardi said...

A couple of Steelers fans go to a WalMart & the husband picks up a case of Arn City Lite and puts it in the cart. Wife asks, "What the hell are you doin’ Daryl?" Daryl says, "Bertha it's on sale for $10." Bertha says, "Put it back you drunken inbred…we can't afford it."

A few aisles later Bertha puts a $20 tube of face cream in the cart and Daryl asks, "What in the hell is that crème for?" She says, "It makes ma face look more purty!” And Daryl says, “So does that there Arn City Lite and it’s half the price!”

Anonymous said...

Lotsa butthurt Ravens fans in here. Quite the hyprocrites who have a murderer as thr franchise leader where Ben was not even charged.

Your losses have nothing to do with your overrated quarterback, overrated defense, receivers who like to drop the ball etc..

The only time I see ravens fans complain about the refs are when they lose instead of owning up to the fact that they got beat. Ravens fans are just like their coach. Bitch like a baby lose like a baby.

kasebev said...

I love your crab soup and Inner Harbor but for the love of The Boh-Man (who has nothing on Iron City).... Quit whining like a bitch with a skinned knee!!!

Anonymous said...

Someone seriously has their panties in a twist. Look its fine and dandy you hate the Steelers, they're a great team and its no skin off their nose. Baltimore was the team to beat...When they were the Colts, news flash they're has-beens!!! Maybe if your team did something worth paying for, they'd be recognized as a serious benefit to the NFL. So until that day, just cool your jets. At least you don't have to worry about anyone stealing their name again =)
-Savannah

Anonymous said...

I find it hilarious that everyone keeps bringing up Ben and calling him a rapist. Does no one remember, he wasn't charged and the bitch sued him in civil court? The dumb slut obviously wanted money, and so she cried "rape". Haha I wonder why the "B'more" fans are more forgiving having a murderer as their quarter back? Ben has more than paid for a crime that I and anyone else with a brain know he didn't commit.
-Savannah

Sweet Lu said...

Savannah, typical dumb a$$ Steelers fan. If you are going to talk smack, get your story straight.

ben said...

For curiosity purposes. why is joey porter in here? we haven't had him in a few years...

and just because we have a quarterback that makes mistakes doesn't mean he's not good at his position and he well deserves the money that he earns.

Anonymous said...

Life-long Steelers fan here. I don't hate the Ravens; I think they're a darn good team and it's great to have a rivalry between two darn good teams such as the Steelers and the Ravens. I root for the Steelers to win in the end, but I have better things to do with my time than to waste it "hating" a sports franchise for no real reason. You hate them because gold and yellow are similar colors? Because the terrible Towel is a simple and popular icon? All this says loads more about you than it does the Steelers, my friend.

Anonymous said...

September 11th May the Steelers have another victory against your pitiful RayRay. Be the third season we take you guys out!!!! Hahaha, hahaha, hahahahahahah!!!! Enjoy the game ratbird fans!!!!

Josh said...

You guys need to chill. I've been a Steelers fan all of my life, and I seriously don't understand why you are so angry. IT'S A FREAKING GAME. By the way, thanks for calling Steeler fans retarded. It makes me laugh to see people who categorize many on the actions of a small few. Just because some Steelers fans have bad grammar doesn't mean all of them do. Stop bitching, learn to deal with non-important, moderate stressors, and get a fucking life.