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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh View Post
    You nailed it Shoe ... We got guys accused of rape, going on rampages on the southside, beating chicks up, tweating about rap music moments after playoff losses, wearing 'free the murderer' hats......all while playing a sissified version of the game we all love. The shine has turned to tarnish for me....and I am only speaking for myself.
    For me too, to a large degree, Mr. Pittsburgh.

    We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan View Post
    For me too, to a large degree, Mr. Pittsburgh.
    I always think of that scene in the Bronx Tale, when Sonny asks the little kid C if Mickey Mantle cares if his dad can't pay the rent... In the movie, that changed the way C looked at his favorite team the Yankees from then on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    I love going to games. Even more since I moved away from Pittsburgh. The whole experience energizes me. The drive through the tunnels. The view of the city. I feel like a little kid every time I step foot into the city.

    The walk across the bridge or the boat ride across the river. The crisp cool air. Interacting with the crazies in their black and gold. Waving my towel with the nation. The thought brings a smile to my face just thinking about it right now.

    Not to mention the football. There are just things you can't see on tv. Live games bring a whole new level to the appreciation of the sport. It's not possible to see a guy like Troy's talent on tv. That guy alone is worth the price of admission. You miss the Roethlisberger experience on tv. Watching on tv, I can see him being elusive in the pocket. But I can't see what he sees on the rest of the field. TV misses 90% of the game because it's so singularly focused on following the ball.

    I do think the NFL could enhance the live experience with better use of technology. We've gotten so addicted to instantaneous access to any info we want at all times. And it's not so easy to pull out the iPad at the stadium when it's cold or rainy. It's not so easy to follow twitter or listen to the radio broadcast or even chat with the planetsteelers gang. So there is a legit information gap while at the stadium. And there are some niceties that I miss like access to food/beverage and bathrooms. And there's the time investment of getting to the game. But it's a trade off. And to me it's like an escape to a simpler time. And that's the biggest joy of going to a game imho.

    If you are not going to show, give your tickets away. There are 1000s that would gladly take them off your hands. For every person that hates the hassel, 100 more would love the opportunity to go to a game. This is a silly article. They should deport this guy from Pittsburgh
    I agree with you. I feel the same way when I go.... It does get to be expensive though....
    6- Time Super Bowl Champions......

    2012 MNF Executive Champion


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