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BURGH86STEEL
08-10-2008, 12:45 PM
is a championship all that matters to you?

frankthetank1
08-10-2008, 12:50 PM
is a championship all that matters to you?

no but it matters a hell of a lot. the class that the organization has means more than sb's. i love that the steelers wont go out and get trash like pac man jones, chris henry, to, and moss. i love that the steelers put so much emphasis on the character of their players. but winning sb's is extremely important. im sure if the steelers were not a succesfull franchise then i wouldnt care as much as far as what players they have

NKySteeler
08-10-2008, 12:57 PM
is a championship all that matters to you?

For me..... NO. ... Of course, it is always the goal, but there is much more that I enjoy about being a Steeler fan and look for each season... I want to see a highly competitive team on a yearly basis with consistency. I want to see a team free of negative publicity and news reports. I want to see a team that exudes "class" on and off the field. I want to see our players taking action within the community. I want to see a team that cares about the "greater good" instead of personal goals while competing each season, and not "spouting off" about it. ... As a Steeler fan, I want to see other fans acting with respect towards others. I want to see the fans acting with passion and knowledge. I want to see tradition upheld.

...So no, a championship is not all that matters to me. But it is definitely the "icing on the cake"... :wink:

Uncle Rico
08-10-2008, 01:24 PM
is a championship all that matters to you?
Championships are always great but there's a lot of other team accomplishments that matter a lot to me. In particular, beating the Stains twice a year is something that I take great pleasure in even if it happens in a season when they don't make the playoffs. I'd also like to see the Steelers sweep the division and maybe even go undefeated at home some season. Those are just a few things that come to mind.

stlrz d
08-10-2008, 01:38 PM
I'm happy if they're competitive and have a chance. Of course that doesn't mean I'm satisfied. There's a difference between being happy and being satisified.

I'm also happy you put "Steelers fan" in the subject. It drives me crazy when a team's name ends in "s" but people leave the s off when inappropriate to do so.

That "You're in Steeler Country" sign has bugged the crap out of me for years...it should be "Steelers" country!

Steely76
08-10-2008, 01:57 PM
is a championship all that matters to you? I want to see our players taking action within the community.

You can't really expect them to show up in Kentucky? :P

NKySteeler
08-10-2008, 02:09 PM
You can't really expect them to show up in Kentucky? :P

:lol: .... There would be nothing to do for them here except teach people how to tie thier shoes (we don't wear 'em here, 'ya know...).... :lol:

But yor hear about Ben and the "make a wish" thing... Batch runs camps, as do others... That's just off the top of my head, but you get the point...

Sure, other teams do the same thing, but these guys don't HAVE to... And that's good.

Flasteel
08-10-2008, 02:39 PM
Great comments by everyone and I agree with all that was stated. I would add that probably aside from the pride I take from the "Steeler way" would be going home a winner on Sundays (or whenever we play). Sure it has to do with being competitive each year, but there hasn't been a team in my lifetime that could put a smile on my face each week more than the Black-n-Gold. Sure the Dolphins have 12 more wins than us since the 1970 merger (354-341), but in my adult life where I get hammered each week watching the games and live or die by the success of our team, no one has been better.

:Boobs

anger 82&95
08-10-2008, 03:02 PM
I don’t necessarily mind when the Steelers miss the opportunity to compete for the championship; over the years I have come to realize that there are so many other variables involved in the “Steeler fan” equation. I do have a problem when the team losses playoff games that they should have won.

BIG FAN
08-10-2008, 05:37 PM
Sure, the Superbowl victories are awesome, but we have been very lucky as Steelers fans that our team has realistically had their shots at it more so than anybody else. So in that aspect I am very pleased we field a competitive team. Are the championships the most important thing? No.
As stated already, the entire organization and it value of character means more to me as well.

Ozey74
08-10-2008, 05:52 PM
To me, the Steelers are much more than the team. The fans and the unwaivering loyalty we show is second to none to any other team in the NFL. I live in the sticks in Indiana & there is a Steeler Bar that I go to on Sunday and cheers of "Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go" have, from time to time, been so loud that you'd swear you were back in Western PA. Also, I can't go a 3 days without seeing a Steeler license plate when driving around town.

For the majority of my 34 years of living, the Steelers have been successful. God forbid there comes a day when the Steelers become accustomed to losing year in and year out. If that ever happens, I hope that Steeler Nation can still exsist as a strong unit. Every year, when I go out to the sportsbar to watch the Steelers, I see fans of other teams that can be described as the current flavor of the NFL & it pi$$e$ me off.

There have been many times when Colts fans give me heck about my loyality to the Steelers. I ask them to prove their allegiance to the Colts and name 2 Colts offensive lineman. After they say Jeff Saturday, they look at me like a deer in headlights. I think it's funny as hell!!!

:tt2

SMASHMOUTHFOOTBALL
08-11-2008, 11:54 AM
Since we have pretty much done everything else...YES!

costanza2k1
08-11-2008, 01:29 PM
Personally I just want to see the team compete not win one and then fall into the suck zone with no heart and spirit for decades...Of course Bengals fans and Browns fans can't relate to what I'm saying but just trust me, competing is a good thing and as far as a championship well just watch footage of our Superbowl parades to see to how that feels for us.

:brownssuck :bungalssuck

NC Steeler Fan
08-11-2008, 01:48 PM
Above all, as a fan, I want to be PROUD of my team.

That means knowing they each gave it their all out on the field.

It means them not doing stupid crap and drawing penalites that cost the game.

It means having a stat that reads: 11-5 that doesn't mean "11 on probation
and 5 doing time".

It means beating teams that are our hated conference rivals even if we
don't make it to the big dance because we fans will still have bragging
rights with that crowd.

It means being among other Steeler fans who both give and expect respect
from each other.

It means class and consistency from the front office and ownership.

It means staying out of the news for whiney drama (TO, Favre, etc....)

It means winning, but it means having a good time too.

A SB win? As someone said...icing on the cake!

RuthlessBurgher
08-11-2008, 01:56 PM
If the Steelers don't win the Super Bowl, the team sucks and the coach should be fired!!! (as well as the GM for drafting all those busts!).

Even when they do win the Super Bowl, at least half of the team still sucks.

Wait...this isn't the Trib board? :lol:

proudpittsburgher
08-11-2008, 04:14 PM
If the Steelers don't win the Super Bowl, the team sucks and the coach should be fired!!! (as well as the GM for drafting all those busts!).

Even when they do win the Super Bowl, at least half of the team still sucks.

Wait...this isn't the Trib board? :lol:




. . . . aaaaaaaand that would be the reason the only time i post on the trib board is for the Pirates. Look, I want to win a super bowl as much as the next guy, but I want a competitive team year in and year out, and for the most part, that's what we have here. If you want to win a super bowl, followed by six to 10 years of losing football, then go root for Tampa Bay. I want to be captivated until the last week of the season, and usually in the playoffs, and the Steelers do that at least 80 percent of the time. I want to win a super bowl, but it isn;t the be-all-end-all of my loyalty.

Shawn
08-11-2008, 04:23 PM
What is a SB victory if you cheat to get one? What is a SB victory if your squad frequent police line ups? What is a SB...if your team doesn't give back to the community? You are not only rooting for victory but a way of life. The Steelers represent hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, and heart. They represent the people of Pittsburgh and those that love the team and city.

fordfixer
08-11-2008, 05:14 PM
What is a SB victory if you cheat to get one? What is a SB victory if your squad frequent police line ups? What is a SB...if your team doesn't give back to the community? You are not only rooting for victory but a way of life. The Steelers represent hard work, dedication, sportsmanship, and heart. They represent the people of Pittsburgh and those that love the team and city.
:Agree

eniparadoxgma
08-11-2008, 10:37 PM
I agree with the majority of sentiments here, most notably NKy and NC.

I would like to add that I want our team to always be on the attack, and not tentative. The turtle ball style that Cowher stole from Marty used to drive me up the wall. I don't want us to be throwing on ever down with a 14 point lead, but you have to mix it up on offense a little bit to keep the D honest.

I hate playing not to lose as opposed to playing to win, and I'm a big supporter of going for it in situations most would prefer to punt.

So, along with all the things already mentioned, I hope for our team to be the aggressor in most situations and not let ourselves get out-physical-ed. I want our team to hit the hardest and make sure the opponents know who we are.

All that aside, staying competitive year to year is a must and the whole enchilada (SBs) are just an added bonus.