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07-13-2013, 06:39 PM
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I just think its a bit premature to be talking about wasting Ben's career pretending it was still the 70's when we were in the Super Bowl 2 years ago and won the super bowl 2 before that.

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07-14-2013, 11:20 AM
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Ever since the Penguins got swept out of the Eastern Conference Finals I've been wondering - why do Penguins fans and Steelers fans act so differently after disappointments?

Take Penguins fans for example - after getting swept out Penguins fans demanded huge changes. They wanted Bylsma and Fleury out (some even wanted Shero gone) and some fans even questioned if Mario really valued winning. There was a sense that despite the fact the Penguins got further in the playoffs than 26 other teams, this was a deeply flawed team that needed a shake-up.

Steeler fans on the other hand seem to be scared to death of change. After a disappointing 8-8 season, Steeler fans seem to think it was all because of breaks and bounces. They think that the Steelers front office and ownership is always right and should never be questioned. If you do question it, you'll likely be called a Ravens fan, a Browns fan, an Arians lover, or you'll get homophobic slurs thrown in your face. Never you mind the Haley offense was no better than the Haley offense, Art Rooney II likes it so he's right!

I realize not all Penguins fans are Steelers fans and visa versa, but still, how can a fanbase react so differently after disappointments from their sports teams?
Steelers regularly have playoff success, the Penguins have not.

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07-14-2013, 01:55 PM
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Very nice. Awesome setup right along the river, and the city view in front of you as you watch the action. Nice jumbotron showing the play if you need to view it. I like it. Will definitely attend again.

Edit: and I had a Paul Child sighting,so that was cool.

EDIT2: USL games are shown online....uslnation.com
Thanks for that link. Will watch Riverhound games as I'm a big football fan.

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07-14-2013, 02:14 PM
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Thanks for that link. Will watch Riverhound games as I'm a big football fan.
Yeah, absolutely.

You are used to watching the highest quality football. Just remember this is several steps down from that.

EDIT: They (Riverhounds) are playing a friendly with Wigan this weekend, (I don't think that will be online). I am thinking of going.

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07-15-2013, 09:28 AM
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Hi guys,

I am planning a trip down from Ottawa to see the Steelers and Bears on Sept 22.

Right now worst seats in the house are going for $156 on Stub Hub.

Was wondering if anyone has 4 seats to that game they don't need, or if there is a better/local way to get tickets at better value.

We'll pay stub hub, but If I can do better, I'd like to.

Thanks !

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07-15-2013, 11:37 AM
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Riverhounds games are fun, I definitely recommend and I've been to 7 games so far this season.

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Hi guys,

I am planning a trip down from Ottawa to see the Steelers and Bears on Sept 22.

Right now worst seats in the house are going for $156 on Stub Hub.

Was wondering if anyone has 4 seats to that game they don't need, or if there is a better/local way to get tickets at better value.

We'll pay stub hub, but If I can do better, I'd like to.

Thanks !
My advice, wait. Tickets will drop closer to game day. Plus, STHs don't even have their tickets yet so there really is no point in buying Pens tickets right now.

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07-15-2013, 12:17 PM
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Maurkice and Mike Pouncey wear ‘Free Hernandez’ hats in support of Aaron Hernandez


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1398466

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What an idiot.

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07-15-2013, 02:23 PM
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Wouldn't be an offseason without a steeler doing something stupid.

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07-15-2013, 03:36 PM
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How stupid can these guys get?

It's not even good for a laugh anymore.

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07-15-2013, 03:41 PM
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I can't even come close to caring about these guys the way I do about the Penguins. I just plain don't like most of the vocal players.

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07-15-2013, 04:08 PM
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I can't even come close to caring about these guys the way I do about the Penguins. I just plain don't like most of the vocal players.
Agreed.

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07-15-2013, 04:22 PM
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Didn't Hernandez pretty much admit to it? I don't know too much about the story outside of what people talked about. Free him for what? Murdering someone? What the **** is wrong with people?

Each day the NFL becomes less and less appealing. These guys who just completely suck outweigh all the great individuals who are in the NFL. It seems like every ****ing second someone is doing dumb stuff or saying dumb things. Even 3rd/4th rounders are acting like they are the next savior to the NFL and how much "Swagger" they have. It's such a joke.

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07-15-2013, 05:04 PM
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I can't even come close to caring about these guys the way I do about the Penguins. I just plain don't like most of the vocal players.
Other than Troy, Timmons, and Heyward I agree.

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07-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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Other than Troy, Timmons, and Heyward I agree.
If Timmons or Heyward walked up to me on the street I would have no idea who they are. Not sure I've ever heard anything about either off the field.

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07-15-2013, 05:10 PM
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If Timmons or Heyward walked up to me on the street I would have no idea who they are. Not sure I've ever heard anything about either off the field.
Well, Heyward is a pretty low key guy. He was like that all through out his time here in Columbus and never got in trouble nor did anything stupid like most NFL'ers and Timmons seems to be the same way. Timmons also talks about the Pens a lot on his twitter too

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07-15-2013, 06:13 PM
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Yeah I'm pretty much done with the Steelers. Very unlikable team and organization, not that it's not a problem endemic to all football.

Add to that the changing nature of the game and watching the NFL is even less appealing.

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07-15-2013, 07:02 PM
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I'm still a Steelers fan. I just don't follow it nearly as close as the Pens. Its a nice casual sport for me being once a week and easier to half watch while doing something else.

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To be a football fan you basically have to be able to blur the line between player and person.

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07-19-2013, 02:21 PM
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07-19-2013, 02:49 PM
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Riverhounds game tomorrow. 3pm EST. Think they need to go on a winning run as they're 5 points off.

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07-19-2013, 03:14 PM
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it must really suck to get busted for PEDs and still not be any good.

also, if the Riverhounds ever want to become really popular in Pittsburgh and one day make it to the MLS, they're gonna have to fix that logo and get some Black and Gold kits.

aren't they playing Wigan Athletic tonight? is there anywhere to watch it online or something?

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The color scheme stems from a partnership with Everton...but yeah, if the Hounds ever want to make headways in Pittsburgh they're going to have to update the logo and bring the color scheme up to Pittsburgh standards. They're the only at least semi-pro team in the city going against the grain there.

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Steelers regularly have playoff success, the Penguins have not.
Have they? Certainly they have during Ben's career, but in the time before that and after Bradshaw's career, not so much. They were mediocre to awful in the 80's. In the 90's under Cowher they gave us better regular seasons, but choked in the playoffs too often.

I know - six Super Bowl wins, and no one can take that away from the Steelers. But lets not act like they've never known extended periods of failure, because they have - and it usually stems from them being too stubborn to make certain changes.

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07-21-2013, 03:33 PM
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Have they? Certainly they have during Ben's career, but in the time before that and after Bradshaw's career, not so much. They were mediocre to awful in the 80's. In the 90's under Cowher they gave us better regular seasons, but choked in the playoffs too often.

I know - six Super Bowl wins, and no one can take that away from the Steelers. But lets not act like they've never known extended periods of failure, because they have - and it usually stems from them being too stubborn to make certain changes.
and it has worked better than any strategy any other franchise has come up with.

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