This week Steelers Today is featuring an article by guest blogger Adam Kiefaber. Adam is the writer for Bengal Stripes, a Cincinnati Bengals blog. Enjoy Adam’s perspective on the Steelers-Bengals game, and please stop by his site at bengalstripes.com to let him know what you think of his article. Also, please stop by his site to read the article that I wrote for his blog.
Here is the article by Adam Kiefaber. Enjoy.
There isn’t a team that disgusts Bengals fans more than the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We hate you. Sure there might be some jealously, but mainly it’s because of the fact that you bastards are everywhere.
Just the other day I was in an argument with a Steelers fan
who also happens to be a LA Dodgers fan and a San Antonio Spurs fan.
What the hell?
To us, that just doesn’t make sense. If you are a Bengals fan, then
you are also a Reds fan. So that being said, we are miserable all the
time, and oozing with jealously of teams that always seem to be in the playoffs.
I lived in Atlanta for two years, I worked with three Steelers fans.
That was in an office that employed approximately 20 people. One fan
claimed to live for the Steelers in the fall, Duke basketball in the
winter and then like, a normal person, cheered for the Braves in the
summer. I guess it helps to have a home team (talking about the Braves
here) that wins the division every single season.
Many claim to have fallen in love with Steelers in the ’70s, or that
their father was a big Steelers fan – for some reason, in my opinion,
it rarely added up.
My first question to anyone that claims to be a Pittsburgh fan is,
where are you from?
If you answer “Pittsburgh”, then I don’t mind you as much. I will
probably still not like you, but I won’t hate you.
Here in Cincinnati, we are hometown fans, but we complain all the
time. We complain about everything about our city, and the Bengals are
near the top of that bitter list.
And honestly, Pittsburgh is a very similar city. There are many
hardcore Steelers fans that will support their team no matter what their
record is. Sure you might see a lot of Steelers fans at the game this
Sunday, but can you blame us? Our team is 0-6 and this is the only game
someone will buy our tickets from us at, or near, face value.
So, to all you Steelers fans, Who Dey! The Bengals will win its first
game in 2008 this Sunday.
Do I actually believe it? No, not really. But I do believe that the
majority of Steelers fans at Paul Brown Stadium this Sunday will not be wearing
Pirates apparel in the summer.
To all the hometown fans that will be wearing the “P” this summer,
cheers! Enjoy the Queen city and get home safely. For the rest of you
posers, pick a team that makes sense, and not just a convenient winner.
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