11 words, quotes and phrases I wish Steelers fans would forget


It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and with that in mind, here are 11 words, quotes, actions, and phrases I wish Steelers and NFL fans would forget forever:


Like in “I’m sick of all the enemies” or “What do the enemies have to say now?” Who are the enemies? Are haters people who hate the Steelers or your favorite players, or are they people who just report negative performance from the Steelers and / or your favorite players? Don’t get me wrong, I think enemies (trolls) exist in the world (mainly the social media world), but not everyone who criticizes something or someone is enemies. On top of all that, the “enemies” sound like something a teenager would say (or maybe a 40-year-old mother on Facebook).

“I’m sick of all the negativity”

So you have the wrong hobby, my friend. Negativity comes with being a sports fan. I was at the Raiders / Steelers Game of Week 2 at Heinz Field in 2002. You may remember that game, but if you don’t, it was the one in which the quarterback of Oakland Rich Gannon threw 851 times, most over three yards. passed out out of the extended formation — and the guy sitting next to my brother and I repeated over and over, “See? It’s open every time. I mean, the guy said it 851 times. The moral of the story? I think we can all agree that negativity is much more prevalent than ever thanks to social media. Therefore, if I could cross all four quarters of the “See?” Negativity while sitting next to someone at Heinz Field almost two decades ago (the guy was right, by the way), you can do that through an entire match thread on BTSC, today ‘hui.

Talking about that…

“That’s why I avoid the common thread on match day”

Truly? Is that the only reason you avoid the open thread of BTSC in every Steelers game? I can cite six best reasons. I think the best reason is that the game is playing on my TV. Okay, maybe you’re located in a part of Steeler Nation that doesn’t offer the game very often. Fine, but just listen to it on the radio or the internet. I’m sure you can broadcast the radio show somewhere. If you don’t want to do that, well, keep refreshing the score on Google; that’s what I do when I can’t see a show. I don’t want to deal with an open thread during a live game. If I wanted to see people say “YES SSSSS! “And” F ************* K! ” every few seconds I had just visited my nephew’s youtube channel where he posts videos of himself playing Madden or whatever. On top of all that, I don’t know what someone expects when they visit an open discussion thread during a live game. Expecting there to be no negativity in this type of raw emotional environment is like expecting there to be no hustle and bustle at Walmart on Black Friday.

Stupid catches by opposing fans after losses

I know it’s not a specific word, quote, or phrase, but it’s clearly a boring action. For example, why are Steelers fans bragging about the team’s six Super Bowls moments after a team just won their very first? No one cares about resumes at this point. This also applies to you, Yankees fans, and your team’s 27 World Series titles. The Braves don’t care.

I’m not kidding, a few weeks ago, after Pittsburgh’s 15-10 win over the Browns at First Energy Stadium, a Browns fan tweeted: “I don’t know why the Steelers fans are so happy after their win. . Their team has no future. I understand loss sucks, but such a jack is the equivalent of slapping yourself in the face or breaking your flatscreen TV – you’re just hurting yourself.

“And no one was there to see it”

This one is about Penn State football fans and their constant obsession with being at Heinz Field for Pitt’s games. It’s a way of demeaning the football program, of course. In case you don’t know what program I’m talking about, this is the one that just won the CCA Coastal Division and will be in the CCA Championship game in a few weeks. It’s also the football program that a lot of Nittany Lions fans don’t even worry about anymore because, you know, “they’re not our rivals.” Anyway, I’m no football expert, but I don’t think a college team gets any points for being there – and they sure don’t earn any when 100,000 people show up to Happy Valley. to see Temple.

“TJ Watt has played in fewer games than Myles Garrett!”

I understand, Watt should be ranked higher than Garrett in the “sack count” category because he played fewer games in 2021 due to injury. Unfortunately, the math doesn’t work that way, and after further checking, yes, Garrett still has 13 sacks against TJ’s 12.5. I know you think Watt is totally underrated, but he’s not. Everyone knows who TJ Watt is; he’s a Watt brother, which is like being a Manning brother but only on the defensive end (I know Derek plays offensive, but he never touches the ball, so …). The pay is nowhere near as good, but $ 80 million is better than nothing.

“I always say the Steelers should have tackled their offensive line in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft

With whom, Alex Leatherwood? Come on, how can you still repeat what the Steelers did in the 2021 NFL Draft? Even if you didn’t agree with the selection of first-round backer Najee Harris at the time, how could you not like him right now? He’s a Pittsburgh Steeler, damn it! And what about Pat Freiermuth and his Travis Kelce talent? The Steelers also have two rookie picks from the offensive line. Isaiahh Loudermilk is promising for a controversial fifth-round pick. Tre Norwood and Pressley Harvin, the team’s two seventh-round picks, also play major roles during their rookie season. These Steelers rookies are your children now. Treat them as such.

“Win or lose, I’ll be a Steelers fan until the day I die”

Good point, but I just spent 10 minutes talking about the depth of the Steelers on my podcast and asked if there were any questions about it. You don’t have to use this phrase as a catch-all for everything. I get it, we’re all fanatics and probably will be until our last breaths, but I was looking for a more analytical answer on the whole question of depth.

that kind of spelling when you laugh at an irrational catch

Look, I’m not saying sports fans aren’t prone to irrational reactions, but has anyone ever typed like that when they’re all crazy about their takes? If so, that’s pretty impressive: it took me five hours to write this category header.

“Why do you write so many fan articles? “

I get this a lot every time I write one of these articles. As fans / readers are prohibited and must be left alone to procreate like these last two pandas. Why am I writing so many fan articles? Because I want, that’s why.

“Settle this debate: sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie?” “

First of all, you are never going to settle the debate. Second, they’re both pretty damn good (actually, I can’t tell the difference).

Happy Thanksgiving!


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