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Packer fans: you don’t “deserve” it more

I’ve been hearing for the last week and half on virtually every media outlet how the so called “Packer Nation” needs this Lombardi more than the Steeler Nation does. That they “deserve” it because it’s been so long since they won a Super Bowl. That it means more to them because they are from Green Bay. That they are more hard core, and more devoted than we are. You name it, they will rationalize it. It’s really getting old I must say…

Before I go on let me be clear, I personally don’t like or dislike the Packers any more or less than anyone else.  I’m a Steeler fan obviously, but I don’t have any hatred for them like we do for our usual rivals per say.  They are just another NFL team to me with a storied history. That’s it…

News flash to all the Packer fans and anybody else out there who thinks with this twisted, alcohol induced, logic.  Every NFL teams needs Lombardi’s in their front office. Every NFL teams strives for that goal ever year. Every NFL teams fans want it every year. There is none of this ridiculous “we deserve it more” or “we appreciate it more” attitude.  If you are fortunate enough to see your team win it on any given year, then you relish that moment as much as any other team. Nobody wins it every year, and when you do it’s because you earn it. Quite frankly, if you ask me, it’s sickening and disrespectful to insinuate that you are better than everyone else. That’s exactly what these fans are doing, and of course the media just eats it up. The Steelers have 6 Championships for a reason, they earned them. They did what needed to be done 6 times to get the win. They deserved those trophies and rings as much as any other Super Bowl champion. Same goes for this year, they earned the right to be here and if all goes well they’ll have earned the right to raise a 7th Trophy on Sunday night.

NFL Network showed a replay of the Packers Super Bowl win under Mike Holmgren and his post game speech talked about how this means more to them, blah blah blah. Every time I see that I just laugh to myself. Yes, I get the whole Vince Lombardi thing, the Packers history in the NFL and all that. It’s all well and good, and the Packers are a very storied franchise, just as important to the NFL as anyone else. The fact that they have 3 championships is no more important than the Cowboys or 49ers who have 5, or the Giants who have 3, or the Patriots or anyone else. You got your super bowl trophies, that’s great, you deserved them when you won, move on. The fact that the Packer fans whine that they are better or deserve anything more because they are from Green Bay is just flat out moronic.

You don’t see the Steeler fans out there saying “we deserve it” or “we want it more”. That’s the difference between us and  the Packer fans. Our teams’ performance speaks for itself, there’s a reason we have 6 like I said before. Having said that we don’t spew worthless talk like we’ve been subjected too during the super bowl hype. We know it means a lot to any team, but for us in particular we appreciated every single one of them so far, and hopefully we’ll be able to say the same this Sunday when the game is over. So yeah, all in all, let us not kid ourselves Packer Nation. You don’t deserve or appreciate anything more just because you are from Green Bay.

BlitzburghRockCity –

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  1. SteelerAddicts

    You are correct, I was in such a zone when writing this my mind was working faster than my fingers were. I caught during the proof read but got sidetracked and forgot to fix it. Corrected now.

  2. Rafael

    I agree with you very nice post, you make all the points needed to review this packer pride thing.
    I love your blog, its great to show how passionate we steelers fan are.
    Without the intention to be an ass or a history nazi but both Cowboys and 49ers have won 5 Lombardis.

    Greetings from Mexico City

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