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California-Steel
12-12-2012, 03:20 PM
They got a bigger nation than the Steelers? I don't think so, so why are they winning?
http://www.steelers.com/fan-zone/SocialShowdown.html
Come on Steelers nation!!!!

lloydroid
12-12-2012, 03:31 PM
Half of the Dallas fan base are fair weather, panzy fans who only represent when Dallas is good, which ain't all that often since 1995. So, many of their fans don't count as real fans much of the time. They can win wussy things like the above - it doesn't bother me in the least. As a matter of fact, I prefer they "win" things like that. It's like winning homecoming queen while losing the football game.

RuthlessBurgher
12-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Half of the Dallas fan base are fair weather, panzy fans who only represent when Dallas is good, which ain't all that often since 1995. So, many of their fans don't count as real fans much of the time. They can win wussy things like the above - it doesn't bother me in the least. As a matter of fact, I prefer they "win" things like that. It's like winning homecoming queen while losing the football game.

Says the guy who posted this just yesterday:


It's so bad it makes me want to end my Steeler addiction. Just go cold turkey and replace my football viewing time with something more beneficial. It is a flat out embarrassment.

You are talking about other fan bases being fair weather fans when you personally talked about ending your Steeler addiction cold turkey because you are embarrassed by a team that is currently in a playoff race, finished 12-4 each of the previous 2 seasons, and has been in 3 Super Bowls, winning 2 of them, in the last decade. If you think a 7-6 record is an embarrassment worthy of considering jumping ship on the Steelers entirely, that is the definition of a fair weather fan. Those fairweather Cowboy fans have witnessed a single playoff win in the last 16 years.

lloydroid
12-12-2012, 05:28 PM
Says the guy who posted this just yesterday:



You are talking about other fan bases being fair weather fans when you personally talked about ending your Steeler addiction cold turkey because you are embarrassed by a team that is currently in a playoff race, finished 12-4 each of the previous 2 seasons, and has been in 3 Super Bowls, winning 2 of them, in the last decade. If you think a 7-6 record is an embarrassment worthy of considering jumping ship on the Steelers entirely, that is the definition of a fair weather fan. Those fairweather Cowboy fans have witnessed a single playoff win in the last 16 years.

Ummm, this just in: A FAIRWEATHER fan comes and goes. If I decided to end my days of being an NFL fan I would not be back. I thought this was obvious, but, apparently not obvious enough for the likes of you.

Eddie Spaghetti
12-12-2012, 05:40 PM
lol.

ruthless just nailed you.

its obvious to everyone.

lloydroid
12-12-2012, 06:01 PM
lol.

ruthless just nailed you.

its obvious to everyone.

Yea, OK Eddie. <pats him on head> Please research what a "fair weather" fan is, vs. a fan who just stops being a fan all together. They are not one in the same. Once you "figure this out" you can embarrass yourself less. Be well.

D Rock
12-12-2012, 06:15 PM
lol.

ruthless just nailed you.

its obvious to everyone.

did he like it?

eniparadoxgma
12-12-2012, 06:29 PM
Says the guy who posted this just yesterday:



You are talking about other fan bases being fair weather fans when you personally talked about ending your Steeler addiction cold turkey because you are embarrassed by a team that is currently in a playoff race, finished 12-4 each of the previous 2 seasons, and has been in 3 Super Bowls, winning 2 of them, in the last decade. If you think a 7-6 record is an embarrassment worthy of considering jumping ship on the Steelers entirely, that is the definition of a fair weather fan. Those fairweather Cowboy fans have witnessed a single playoff win in the last 16 years.



http://i.imgur.com/hf65Q.jpg

lloydroid
12-12-2012, 06:46 PM
Says the guy who posted this just yesterday:



You are talking about other fan bases being fair weather fans when you personally talked about ending your Steeler addiction cold turkey because you are embarrassed by a team that is currently in a playoff race, finished 12-4 each of the previous 2 seasons, and has been in 3 Super Bowls, winning 2 of them, in the last decade. If you think a 7-6 record is an embarrassment worthy of considering jumping ship on the Steelers entirely, that is the definition of a fair weather fan. Those fairweather Cowboy fans have witnessed a single playoff win in the last 16 years.

Nice way to avoid the crux of the matter, and just whistle past the graveyard. The whole story isn't that this team is 7-6 and still in the play off hunt; the whole story is this team, under this coach, has the habit of losing to the worst teams in the NFL, which is inexcusable, for any fans with a brain. Tomlin has shown that he is not capable of getting the team focused and giving a good effort to teams like the Browns, Titans, Raiders and San Diego. That is hardly small potatoes. And, this is not a one-year fluke worthy of ignoring as a fluke. Do I need to remind you of the 2009 season, where Tomlin's team lost 5 straight games to the worst teams, just like NOW, in the entire NFL, including to the Raiders, Chiefs and Browns. This is hardly a one-time fluke; can you grasp that? Can you process this information?

DBR96A
12-12-2012, 06:55 PM
Half of the Dallas fan base are fair weather, panzy fans who only represent when Dallas is good, which ain't all that often since 1995. So, many of their fans don't count as real fans much of the time. They can win wussy things like the above - it doesn't bother me in the least. As a matter of fact, I prefer they "win" things like that. It's like winning homecoming queen while losing the football game.

Conversely, there are times when it seems like half the Steelers fan base are people whose personalities are defined almost exclusively by their fandom, and have very little passion, interest or curiosity in anything else.

D Rock
12-12-2012, 06:56 PM
Nice way to avoid the crux of the matter, and just whistle past the graveyard. The whole story isn't that this team is 7-6 and still in the play off hunt; the whole story is this team, under this coach, has the habit of losing to the worst teams in the NFL, which is inexcusable, for any fans with a brain. Tomlin has shown that he is not capable of getting the team focused and giving a good effort to teams like the Browns, Titans, Raiders and San Diego. That is hardly small potatoes. And, this is not a one-year fluke worthy of ignoring as a fluke. Do I need to remind you of the 2009 season, where Tomlin's team lost 5 straight games to the worst teams, just like NOW, in the entire NFL, including to the Raiders, Chiefs and Browns. This is hardly a one-time fluke; can you grasp that? Can you process this information?


I'd say winning a couple Super Bowls makes that pretty excusable to me. I've never seen an NFL team win the Super Bowl year in and year out, so I'll take a couple bad regular season losses here and there in exchange for seeing my team on top of the pile every few years as well. You can feel free to quit though if you think it's really all that bad that you need to have a mid-life crisis over it.

fezziwig
12-12-2012, 10:51 PM
I live North of the Burgh and today at a Brighton Hot Dog Shop some guy was there with his grandson and the old guy was wearing a Patriot hat. The Grandfather was probably only 55 58 years old and the grandson was probably only 2 years old. The kid was too young for me to say something Steelerish to the grandfather. Talk about your freak of nature people because, how can you live in Pitsburgh and not be a Steeler fan ? I realize the Steeler fans that live around the world are normal but these Cheats/Raiders/Cowboy fans that live amongst us.........eek !
I should have called Childrens Welfare or something !

spyboots
12-12-2012, 11:08 PM
We've had the Terrible Towel in outer space, so Steelers fans are much more widespread. Bars and fan clubs world wide.

LordVile
12-13-2012, 03:17 AM
Yea, OK Eddie. <pats him on head> Please research what a "fair weather" fan is, vs. a fan who just stops being a fan all together. They are not one in the same. Once you "figure this out" you can embarrass yourself less. Be well.


we'll just label you a QUITTER.. :p

The Man of Steel
12-13-2012, 07:01 AM
I've always said that there are Pittsburgh fans and then there are Steelers fans. Pittsburgh fans tend to have a genuine fondness of the City and are strongly loyal to all of the professional and college teams in the area whether they stink or not. On the flip side I've met a number of people over the years who'll say that their favorite pro sports teams are, for example, the Steelers, Yankees, Celtics, and the Flyers. Which is fine but they tend to be the first ones to jump ship when things start going downhill with the Steelers. Just an observation but that's been my experiences over the years.

Sword
12-13-2012, 09:10 AM
Steelers and Green Bay have the largest fan base around the country....

Notleadpoisoned
12-13-2012, 09:44 AM
I've always said that there are Pittsburgh fans and then there are Steelers fans. Pittsburgh fans tend to have a genuine fondness of the City and are strongly loyal to all of the professional and college teams in the area whether they stink or not. On the flip side I've met a number of people over the years who'll say that their favorite pro sports teams are, for example, the Steelers, Yankees, Celtics, and the Flyers. Which is fine but they tend to be the first ones to jump ship when things start going downhill with the Steelers. Just an observation but that's been my experiences over the years.
Or as I once read on another forum, "there are Steelers fans and then there are Yinzers".

flippy
12-13-2012, 10:17 AM
I've always said that there are Pittsburgh fans and then there are Steelers fans. Pittsburgh fans tend to have a genuine fondness of the City and are strongly loyal to all of the professional and college teams in the area whether they stink or not. On the flip side I've met a number of people over the years who'll say that their favorite pro sports teams are, for example, the Steelers, Yankees, Celtics, and the Flyers. Which is fine but they tend to be the first ones to jump ship when things start going downhill with the Steelers. Just an observation but that's been my experiences over the years.

Count me in the Pittsburgh fan category. From Carnegie to Warhol to Clemente to the rivers and the landscape. A day doesn't go by that I don't fondly remember something in Pittsburgh.

I enjoy all Steelers fans, but feel bad for those that don't have the shared experience of growing up and living in Pittsburgh. To me that feels like the biggest piece of being a Steelers fan. It enriches the experience. At the same time, I'm amazed by the dedication of the Steelers fan who have no ties to Pittsburgh. That's a cool addition to the experience.

I've gone to other sporting events outside of Pittsburgh. But I can't come anywhere close to enjoying the experience like I do a Steelers game. I love architecture and visiting all kinds of stadiums. But nothing compares to TRS, Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Igloo, etc for various reasons. There's some really good designs across the country. But it's never the same.

I think it all goes back to wanting to be a kid again with no cares in the world. That's what the Steelers do for me. It's the Pittsburgh nostalgia that's at the core.

squidkid
12-13-2012, 11:15 AM
we'll just label you a QUITTER.. :p

why, did he not go for the 2pt. conversion either?;)

DBR96A
12-13-2012, 11:51 AM
I live North of the Burgh and today at a Brighton Hot Dog Shop some guy was there with his grandson and the old guy was wearing a Patriot hat. The Grandfather was probably only 55 58 years old and the grandson was probably only 2 years old. The kid was too young for me to say something Steelerish to the grandfather. Talk about your freak of nature people because, how can you live in Pitsburgh and not be a Steeler fan ? I realize the Steeler fans that live around the world are normal but these Cheats/Raiders/Cowboy fans that live amongst us.........eek !
I should have called Childrens Welfare or something !

Maybe they moved to the Pittsburgh area from New England. This isn't the 1980's anymore, when everybody was moving out and nobody was moving in. More people have begun to move to Pittsburgh from other cities in the last 10 years, and you can expect that to accelerate considering the local economy is healthier than it is anywhere else except the Great Plains and the Washington DC area. Get used to seeing an increasing number of fans of non-local sports teams in the area. If Pittsburghers don't have to change their sports allegiances when they move to other cities, then people from other cities don't to change their sports allegiances when they move to Pittsburgh. Besides, a little variety makes things more interesting.

RuthlessBurgher
12-13-2012, 01:04 PM
why, did he not go for the 2pt. conversion either?;)

This is actually funny! Sure, it fits in with your neverending anti-Tomlin agenda, but it did make me chuckle!

DBR96A
12-13-2012, 01:07 PM
Or as I once read on another forum, "there are Steelers fans and then there are Yinzers".
As far as I'm concerned, there are Pittsburghers and there are Yinzers.

Pittsburghers are the more sophisticated, well-rounded, well-versed, well-traveled and well-behaved of the two groups. They have pride in the city for what it is and what it can be, and it goes beyond just the sports scene. They're good ambassadors, both with visitors to the city and when visiting other cities themselves. They know their ways around the city beyond the North Shore and the South Side, and they can even cross multiple rivers multiple times a day.

As for Yinzers, their pride in the city is rooted almost entirely in the success of its sports teams. Ironically, some of them hate everything about Pittsburgh other than that. They take their love of sports and alcohol to an extreme, which isn't necessarily a good thing, and they tend not to be interested in much beyond either. The only time they might visit another city is if the Steelers have a road game there. They also tend to hate black people unless they play for one of the local sports teams.

RuthlessBurgher
12-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Even though I live more than 5 hours away from Pittsburgh (it would actually take less time for me to travel to see the Giants, Jets, Eagles, Ravens, Redskins, Bills, and Patriots), the Burgh just feels like my adopted home, even though I have never actually lived there. I am a huge Steelers fan and a huge Penguins fan...don't miss any games for either team (even if I have to DVR a Pens game every so often and watch it later). I haven't watched an entire baseball or basketball game in probably two decades or so, because those sports put me to sleep, and therefore I have no connection whatsoever to Pirates baseball or Pitt basketball (just a personal preference...I can't watch soccer, NASCAR, tennis, golf, bowling, etc. either). Which is probably good, because if there was more than just football or hockey for me, my wife would have probably tried to kill me by now.

flippy
12-13-2012, 03:17 PM
Maybe they moved to the Pittsburgh area from New England.

I thought only West Virginians moved to Pittsburgh. :)

fezziwig
12-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Maybe they moved to the Pittsburgh area from New England. This isn't the 1980's anymore, when everybody was moving out and nobody was moving in. More people have begun to move to Pittsburgh from other cities in the last 10 years, and you can expect that to accelerate considering the local economy is healthier than it is anywhere else except the Great Plains and the Washington DC area. Get used to seeing an increasing number of fans of non-local sports teams in the area. If Pittsburghers don't have to change their sports allegiances when they move to other cities, then people from other cities don't to change their sports allegiances when they move to Pittsburgh. Besides, a little variety makes things more interesting.


I know all that, I'm just having fun stirring the pot of gold and black. Actually , my wifes cousin grew up a Steeler fan and moved to Baltimore and is now a Ravens fan. The reason being, he loves going to the stadium games as a season ticket holder and to do that, he needed to change his fanship. I could never do that being a Steeler fan and a proud Steeler fan.
I was thinking about naming our summer home/camp .........Camp Yinzer .....my wife and daughters are nt too happy with that. There's a ton of Philly people up there with camps and they always have a Steeler comment or a yinzer comment towards me. I thought Camp Yinzer would be cool because that shows our territory, we own that phrase and for me, it's a bragging of my Pittsburghness.
Has anyone ever typed in Yinzer on their search engines ? I suggest you do, an interesting read from Wikipedia.

flippy
12-13-2012, 06:14 PM
I know all that, I'm just having fun stirring the pot of gold and black. Actually , my wifes cousin grew up a Steeler fan and moved to Baltimore and is now a Ravens fan. The reason being, he loves going to the stadium games as a season ticket holder and to do that, he needed to change his fanship. I could never do that being a Steeler fan and a proud Steeler fan.
I was thinking about naming our summer home/camp .........Camp Yinzer .....my wife and daughters are nt too happy with that. There's a ton of Philly people up there with camps and they always have a Steeler comment or a yinzer comment towards me. I thought Camp Yinzer would be cool because that shows our territory, we own that phrase and for me, it's a bragging of my Pittsburghness.
Has anyone ever typed in Yinzer on their search engines ? I suggest you do, an interesting read from Wikipedia.

I dunno about you fezzy, but to this day, I love shouting out the phrase "Kennywood's open". I thought it was so clever when I first heard it as a kid. If you say it in front of a group of people outside of Pittsburgh, it's hilarious that no one knows what you're saying, except for someone you learn is from Pittsburgh. Anyone who's head turns and smiles when they hear it is a dead give away where someone grew up.

flippy
12-13-2012, 06:18 PM
As another aside, I've looked up yinzer phrases and when I read through them the first time, I didn't realize how many phrases aren't widely used - sweeper, gumband, slippy, chipped ham, redd up, nebby, jag, buggy, pop, etc.

Slapstick
12-13-2012, 06:38 PM
I dunno about you fezzy, but to this day, I love shouting out the phrase "Kennywood's open". I thought it was so clever when I first heard it as a kid. If you say it in front of a group of people outside of Pittsburgh, it's hilarious that no one knows what you're saying, except for someone you learn is from Pittsburgh. Anyone who's head turns and smiles when they hear it is a dead give away where someone grew up.

You dont need to be from Pittsburgh to understand that...

fezziwig
12-13-2012, 07:19 PM
You dont need to be from Pittsburgh to understand that...


That might be but, when you hear the phrase "Kennywoods open" you as a Pittsburgher feels, summer is here and the winter and cold is gone and it's fun time. I went to college in the state of California and those people take everything for granted. Nice weather all the time or at least to the point, their weather does not decide their lives or maps out their lives like it does with our four seasons.
So I couldn't go to the beach everyday and enjoy it like it was summer but, you can still drive anyplace, walk anyplace in comfortable clothing, not all bulked up, not driving in the snow or ice. You can still spend your time outside and not be a prisoner to the nasty weather as it gets like here. Maybe I'm predjudice a bit because I work construction and the weather has so much to do with my highs and lows of earning a living and trying to remain healthy working in the cold.
"Kennywood is open" puts all our crap weather, bulky clothing, sore throats, icy roads, staying in the house in the rear view mirror.

lloydroid
12-13-2012, 07:59 PM
As far as I'm concerned, there are Pittsburghers and there are Yinzers.

Pittsburghers are the more sophisticated, well-rounded, well-versed, well-traveled and well-behaved of the two groups. They have pride in the city for what it is and what it can be, and it goes beyond just the sports scene. They're good ambassadors, both with visitors to the city and when visiting other cities themselves. They know their ways around the city beyond the North Shore and the South Side, and they can even cross multiple rivers multiple times a day.

As for Yinzers, their pride in the city is rooted almost entirely in the success of its sports teams. Ironically, some of them hate everything about Pittsburgh other than that. They take their love of sports and alcohol to an extreme, which isn't necessarily a good thing, and they tend not to be interested in much beyond either. The only time they might visit another city is if the Steelers have a road game there. They also tend to hate black people unless they play for one of the local sports teams.

Ouch. Truth hurts.

Slapstick
12-13-2012, 08:04 PM
That might be but, when you hear the phrase "Kennywoods open" you as a Pittsburgher feels, summer is here and the winter and cold is gone and it's fun time. I went to college in the state of California and those people take everything for granted. Nice weather all the time or at least to the point, their weather does not decide their lives or maps out their lives like it does with our four seasons.
So I couldn't go to the beach everyday and enjoy it like it was summer but, you can still drive anyplace, walk anyplace in comfortable clothing, not all bulked up, not driving in the snow or ice. You can still spend your time outside and not be a prisoner to the nasty weather as it gets like here. Maybe I'm predjudice a bit because I work construction and the weather has so much to do with my highs and lows of earning a living and trying to remain healthy working in the cold.
"Kennywood is open" puts all our crap weather, bulky clothing, sore throats, icy roads, staying in the house in the rear view mirror.

I thought that flippy meant by "Kennywood's open" was "your fly is unzipped"...

fezziwig
12-13-2012, 08:07 PM
I thought that flippy meant by "Kennywood's open" was "your fly is unzipped"...

why would flippy be looking at someones crotch ?

Slapstick
12-13-2012, 08:10 PM
why would flippy be looking at someones crotch ?

Are you serious? We all know the answer...

flippy
12-13-2012, 08:13 PM
why would flippy be looking at someones crotch ?

Girls forget to zip too. :) I was talking about someone's fly. But at the same time, the phrase does remind me of all the things you said. I love me some Kennywood. The comment referring to someone's fly just cracks me up to no end. I admit, I have a childlike sense of humor.

fezziwig
12-13-2012, 08:36 PM
How did I miss the Kennywood is open cliche ? I never heard that before, I've been sheltered ! Gee, flippy is talking crotch stuff and I'm spewing on about the fun summers at Kennywood. So what does padiddle mean to you guys ? It's still a burned out headlight isn't it ?
Anyway, glad you guys are my friends.

flippy
12-13-2012, 09:46 PM
How did I miss the Kennywood is open cliche ? I never heard that before, I've been sheltered ! Gee, flippy is talking crotch stuff and I'm spewing on about the fun summers at Kennywood. So what does padiddle mean to you guys ? It's still a burned out headlight isn't it ?
Anyway, glad you guys are my friends.

I think padiddle might be universal? I just remember you see a car with a burnt out headlight and you punch the car roof and say padiddle. I have no idea why you do it, but you just do.

D Rock
12-13-2012, 10:02 PM
I think padiddle might be universal? I just remember you see a car with a burnt out headlight and you punch the car roof and say padiddle. I have no idea why you do it, but you just do.


It involved punching everyone else in the car with the people I grew up with, but other people I have met from other states do the car ceiling thing

flippy
12-13-2012, 10:12 PM
It involved punching everyone else in the car with the people I grew up with, but other people I have met from other states do the car ceiling thing

When we got older it turned into a get girls to take their clothes off game.

fezziwig
12-13-2012, 10:30 PM
When we got older it turned into a get girls to take their clothes off game.


flippy, stop trying to convince us you weren't looking at mens crotches, we believe you............eh

lol.......we used to punch guys in the shoulder when we would see a padiddle.

You guys remember the sissy test or the monkee bubbles ?

the sissy test was, you let someone rub an eraser on you until your skin was gone and you would bleed.

monkee bubbles came from making a fist, having one finger out just a bit more and then punching someone on the top o their forearm. A monkee bubble would shoot up in a micro second.

RuthlessBurgher
12-14-2012, 12:48 AM
You could also punch someone if you spotted a Volkswagen Beetle, provided you also announced the color of said Beetle.

"Punch Buggy Red!"

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