Why do you keep bringing up examples that are not applicable? Maybe you just don't know any better. You do seem to think on a one-plane, one-dimensional basis. I can't be mad at someone who literally just can't grasp these concepts. It's not your fault. The level of animosity between the Raiders and Steelers could not be increased, so it mattered little that Noll called them a "criminal element." Those games were going to be pure wars regardless. Noll was just calling it like it was. Clark created an increased focus from the flat out cold stone killer of the NFL. Go ahead and make Brady ticked off and see where that gets you: a big, fat "L."
That loosey goosey Chuck Noll, the actual HEAD COACH called the Raiders (the biggest threat to us reaching the Super Bowl every year) "criminals." How did that turn out? We lost to them every season for a decade after that, right?