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xxxsteelernation
01-27-2010, 01:49 AM
It seem that Steeler nation is so much by those outside of the nation. This even more so than Cowgirls, giants and raiders. My question is why, why us more than any other team? or is just me?

Big T
01-27-2010, 02:18 AM
Because, whether they admit it or not, they are jealous of the steelers success...

It also doesn't help that a lot of steelers "fans" (not many on this site) are arrogant douche bags...honestly, I hate to say it but it's true...I hate a lot of steeler "fans" because of their immaturity, arrogance, ignorance, etc....and with success comes bandwagon "fans" who make up a large part of the steelers "fans" that I hate...

Zachintosh66
01-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Because, whether they admit it or not, they are jealous of the steelers success...

:yellowthumb::tt02::nahnah:

K Train
01-27-2010, 10:37 AM
who cares...theres about a million steeler fans i dont like lol

SteelCityKid5
01-27-2010, 11:53 AM
Probably because the majority of fans out there dont know what they're talking about. They brag and boast a little too much. And as a result we get a bad reputation. Also, it could have something to do with Pittsburgh being the only franchise with 6 Lombardi's.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-27-2010, 02:13 PM
Success breeds contempt. Fans of other teams are tired of us coming into their home turf and taking over their stadium. They are tired of seeing us with 6 super bowl trophies, and be the first to have won that many. They are tired of our great history from the 70's, and tired of seeing us in the post season, or atleast contending for a playoff bid every year.

Other NFL teams can only dream of having the world wide following that the Steelers do; it's plain ole jealousy, pure & simple.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Alot of older NFL fans remember all the success the Steel Curtain had in the 70s and that is a big reason why fans hate the Steelers....Plus then they raise their kids to hate the Steelers....I also hear all the time how dirty the Steelers are (mainly by Colts fans out here in Indiana) and that is a big reason why they hate the Steelers.....

But there is also a ton of Steelers fans out here in Indiana were I live.....Which is cool and we have our own Steelers bar here in Michigan City, Indiana......Most are transplants just like my parents.....

steelersbabex25
01-27-2010, 04:01 PM
And because Steeler fans are obnoxious. I'm not gonna lie about it. Not in the same kind of way that Bengals or Cowboys fans are obnoxious. Like Top Gun said, it's because we're everywhere. Wherever you go you can never escape seeing a Steelers fan. Other teams hate us because we do out shine them in their own stadiums, and we do have our 6 shiny Lombardis, and we have pretty much always been a dominant team. That's it. Quite honestly, I love to be hated. Hate is the most obvious form of flattery.

SnakeEyes43
01-27-2010, 05:04 PM
It is most cetainly because they are jealous. Whether it be the six world titles, the continued success and winning attitude every season, or our draft picks continuing to bloosm into all-pro players every year (for the most part). They hate us because they wish their team was like us.

Stlrs4Life
01-27-2010, 11:17 PM
I really don't think we are hated.

SteelSkin37
01-28-2010, 12:08 AM
:helmet:Of course people are going to hate the Steelers. Haters Hate, Losers Lose, and Winners WIN. 6 Super Bowls, Hall of Fame Players, Bass Add Defense's Year after Year. What more can you ask for. In my experience there is no in between. People LOVE the Steelers or absolutely hate them. It kind of makes me smile when someone really hates them because deep down I know they respect them. They fear game day when the Black n Gold are on the schedule. Lets face it if we had to play our selves twice a year we would hate us too. :clap:

It's all that Dan Marino's fault!!! Laces Out!!!:cope:

Callax
01-28-2010, 03:12 AM
Success breeds contempt. Fans of other teams are tired of us coming into their home turf and taking over their stadium. They are tired of seeing us with 6 super bowl trophies, and be the first to have won that many. They are tired of our great history from the 70's, and tired of seeing us in the post season, or atleast contending for a playoff bid every year.

Other NFL teams can only dream of having the world wide following that the Steelers do; it's plain ole jealousy, pure & simple.

The Steelers do things right and don't have:
Prima Donnas like " tommie 'pin your peni$ in my a$$' "brady

P.O.S. coaches like Belacheat

moronic, alzheimic owners like Al (200 yr old ) davis (PS 70's ofensive system does NOT work anymore)

Me, Me ,Me players like TO 'nuff said
Chad Ocho " Stinko"
Ray "felon" Lewis... don't even respond about Ben's legal issue, until it is
resolved, innocent until proven guilty
Cleveland "mistake by the lake" ok beat Pitt for 1st time in 8-9 YEARS!!!!!
BA fault, trying to force passes in 30 mph wind against terrible run defense IDIOT!

Pitt does not hold onto or keep troubled, character flawed people like Chris Henry (no offense) RIP
plaxico burress AKA INMATE NUMBER 5276197 utter moron that is why you pay for security specialists

They draft character over talent, not the opposite..... the last time the opposite was true was Burress (see above comment)

They USUALLY make sound resignings and F/A pickups. Max Starks was a Mistake:eek1:

Most of all, THEY WIN

'Nuff Said!!:2cents: :imho:

steelers4life66
01-28-2010, 10:27 AM
Lets face it if we had to play our selves twice a year we would hate us too.:haha:
They can hate me and my team all they want. I DON'T CARE!!!! Just makes it that much sweeter when Sunday rolls around and we whip dat *** of the team who's fan was hating on me and my team. Please believe me when I say I'm not a loud mouth and I don't bash on people for representing their team when I see them flying their colors. I give all the respect in the world as long as that person does the same. BUT, You start in on me I'll jump in with both feet and you better pray to God you don't lose, cuz I'll have you so pissed your wanting to fight. You can damn well believe I will be buried with my Terrible Towel.:tt02:

dawgs
01-28-2010, 12:05 PM
I think people hate the front running steeler fans more. Alot of them out there. But they will start fading now.

Also, you guys are not the most humble fans either lol.

TampaSteelGirl
01-28-2010, 12:23 PM
I think people hate the front running steeler fans more. Alot of them out there. But they will start fading now.

Also, you guys are not the most humble fans either lol.

It is true Dawgs that alot of Steeler fans are not very humble and to be honest there are alot of Steelers fans I can't stand to be around. I try to take a loss graciously and not make excuses. I do get fired up at times but I myself try to stay humble except when it comes to big mouthed Titan fans :lol: but I agree there are some downright nasty Steeler fans...

Troyisabeast_43
01-28-2010, 05:12 PM
We are hated around the league by a lot of fans but we are also I think respected as well in more cities across the NFL then you think. A lot of fans I have heard have been ripping the Steelers for not making the playoffs this year and that's fine. Dont expect that to happen two years in a row like it did this season. The Bengals will not win this division next season. They got too many breaks this year with their schedule and the Steelers falling apart that they just will not get next season. The Steelers will get back to their winning ways next season and once again be back on top in the AFC North Division...

Stlrs4Life
01-28-2010, 09:08 PM
I think people hate the front running steeler fans more. Alot of them out there. But they will start fading now.

Also, you guys are not the most humble fans either lol.



LMAO! This coming from a fan in a fanbase that is in the Top 5 of the worst fans in the NFL! You definately have no front runners. Fade? Guarantee we don't fade like your team has for the past 20 some years.

Woodson_DownUnder
01-29-2010, 02:35 AM
And because Steeler fans are obnoxious. I'm not gonna lie about it. Not in the same kind of way that Bengals or Cowboys fans are obnoxious. Like Top Gun said, it's because we're everywhere. Wherever you go you can never escape seeing a Steelers fan. Other teams hate us because we do out shine them in their own stadiums, and we do have our 6 shiny Lombardis, and we have pretty much always been a dominant team. That's it. Quite honestly, I love to be hated. Hate is the most obvious form of flattery.

Have to agree here but also I agree what TOP GUN has to say about SUCCESS BREEDS CONTEMPT.

That is, the irritating amount of generation X-Y Steeler fans with their 'bragging rights' of claiming SIX when they have NO RIGHT to that can be deemed faux fans in a way... they just join the winning parade... I've been a passionate Steelers fan since 1989 but DO NOT need to brag about the first FOUR Lombardi's ...it's not my business to do so... I'll defend the Steelers history in debates but NEVER brag/gloat of the 70's dynasty. I know my place. Stay humble yet hungry. Appreciate the 70's dynasty, stay educated about it..that's all I can do. However, the glory of XL & XLIII are Mine all mine.

On the contrary, in my neck of the woods, (Australia) there is a team that plays in the AFL (Australian Football League) who are re-known for having the biggest fan base in the whole country... they are clearly the most famous club (and F*&(% NO, I don't dare follow them) anyway, they have only won TWO Championships (called Premierships) in the last 50 years!! Last being in 1990... they are the bridesmaid team.. finishing runners up more time than not but this where I care to weigh in with my point..

They are despised, laughed at, mocked, centre of attention in most football discussion shows/ newspapers... they have a legacy that never DIES because they have a long history of success (definition of success varies to many... making the play-offs regularly constitutes as success right??) so they put bums on seats.. 60,000 is their average crowd numbers.. So it really comes back to their fans education.. they are given the idea that all their FANS, young or old.. SHALL CLAIM BRAGGING RIGHTS to ALL of their 14 Championships although just TWO have come in the past 50 years and the last ONE in 1990.. this is something that is unacceptable.. IMHO.

So that's my point... that's why we perhaps have Steeler Nation to be Hated.. too many generation X-Y Steeler fans being OVERBEARING with arrogance and not knowing their place. Couldn't defend their team's history if their LIFE was on the line.

I'm not fond of upstart fans sprouting bragging rights of things that occured when they weren't even born.. that's just a whole bowl wrong. Sorry. Goes with most clubs in any sport.