Re: Who are we rooten for Monday night? Pitt vs. Den
posted at 11/6/2009 11:49 PM EST
In Response to Re: Who are we rooten for Monday night? Pitt vs. Den
[QUOTE]My head says, "root for Pittsburgh," but my heart says, "root against Pittsburgh." Denver - with the altitude giving them a higher red blood cell count, thus a higher aerobic capacity - is krytonite for Brady and the Pats, who struggle to breath the thin air at altitude. You could see how gassed the Pats were in the second half. But in cold weather, the air will be denser, right? I just hate the Steelers so much - their (alleged) rapist goon QB, their thug WR, their whiney attitude in defeat, their Horrible Hanky-waving annoying and obnoxious fans (the waitresses at the sports bar I go to in IL hate serving them for these reasons), how the league gave them two championsips this decade..what more needs to be said? In contrast, the Donkeys are comparitively classy, though I thought McD's fist pumping was low class after they beat the Pats.
Posted by chrisakawoody[/QUOTE]
Just as you hate the Steelers, most of the country hates the Patriots for the same reason, nobody likes a winner. And when you win allot, people will find any reason to discredit anything your team accomplishes. Not trying to be confrontational, but saying that the league gave the Steelers two Super Bowls is like saying the Patriots only won because they cheated.(Spy-Gate) I've said many times on this forum that personally, I think the whole incident was 'much-to-do' about nothing, and it was blown way out of proportion. But when you win like the Patriots have over the past decade, jealous people are going to find any reason to discredit what the Pats have accompished. Many of the posters on this forum bring up many good points, not only about the Patriots, but the NFL as a whole. Just as many have brought up the point that the Patriots struggle against the Bronco's in Denver, the Steelers have struggled against the Patriots, no matter where the game is played. That being said, I would love to see the Steelers play the Patriots, if our teams both make it to the playoffs. Win or lose, I know it will be a major challenge, but until you beat the best, and I consider Brady the best, (that's why I didn't give much credence to the Steelers win in in New England last
year) the Steelers will never have that monkey off their back. Just as in the 70's, when there were 4 teams that were usually at the top, Raiders, Cowboys, Dolphins and Steelers. This decade The Patriots, The Colts, Steelers and the Chargers have had some pretty good teams, but I'll be the first to admit that the Patriots have been the most dominating team of the decade. With some of the teams the Chargers have had in this decade, it's suprising that they haven't won a Superbowl. That's not a knock against the Chargers, because in the 70's, the Houston Oilers had some very good teams, but they just couldn't get over the hump. For myself, I'm just glad the 'Bye' week is over for the Steelers, and it's back to playing football. They will have their hands-full playing the Bronco's Monday night. And it seems like most of the home teams ae winning the big games this year.