The Steelers attendance was very similar to the jags at the end of last year. There was NO ONE there.
I dont care about a full stadium when they are playing awful football... hopefully the players and the Rooneys get the message. Its one thing to play hard and lose but playing sloppy football and pathetic D shouldn't be rewarded with a full stadium in December.
Actually, the Steelers were still alive for a playoff spot going into the last game of the season -- and Heinz Field was half empty. What will it look like if going into the last game of a season and the Steelers have a 5-10 record? And you can bet that the numbers of Steelers fans at road games will also significantly diminish when their record goes south. We Steelers fans are really no different than fans of other teams, its just that our team has had a lot more success than most.
Isn't it obvious? We like to mock Jag fans for having to put up banners to cover seats, but, in reality, even with all of their disadvantages (start up franchise, no titles, small town) they had more fans attend than we did. It really doesn't matter if they sell some tickets cheaper than we do; even with doing that, you'd think we would have way more fans showing up than they do; fact is, we do not.Let's get back to your original contention. That somehow the bigger attendance in a bigger stadium mean something I'm relation to the 20 year waiting period for tickets.
They are not in any way related. What is your point?
They don't blanket give huge # of tickets away. You just keep pretending they do. Fact is, more fans showed up for the Jags than did Steeler fans, period. And they have been a very bad team for years. They would love an 8-8 season.You KNOW Jville has to give away tickets to get their attendance yet don't mention it until someone else brings it up?
What % of the total fans get in from free tickets? Tell me.When you bring up record and BRAG that your team (yes I said it you act like a Browns fan) has higher attendance while deliberately leave out the givaways it comes off as troll behavior.
That's a lie, pure and simple. When I lived in PA and we were having a bad season, they couldn't GIVE Steeler tickets away. No one wanted them. I would hear radio stations offering free tickets if you called in and no one bothered to call. No one wanted tickets, even for free. That is the reality that I witnessed with my own ears and eyes.Like I said before you can fill ANY stadium if you giveaway tickets. Implying that there is any comparison is simply disingenuous.
I could give a flying flip at a rolling doughnut about what you feel about me. I think you are a mindless, yinzer who avoids any reality that doesn't equate to the Steelers being perfect in every possible way. I would detest going through life as a delusional zealot. That would be a sentence to hell, for us who apply actual reason, logic and independent thought to the world we live in.I have NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER the burgh could fill Hines TWICE on any given week if we had double the capacity and GAVE SEATS AWAY.
Some of your criticisms seemed reasonable but now I am calling you out as trolling. Its pretty obvious.
This is a Steeler fan forum. I've been here a couple months and don't recall any threads giving Jags fans all kinds of "crap" about their attendance. But here you are with a thread defending the Jags attendance. Apropos of what? Who were you answering? Looks to me like you wanted a reason to bash Steeler fans and dragged this out of your ass. Yet you deny you're a troll. Then you call us lemmings and yinzers, like your golden rump weighs a ton. Well, you're a troll. Eff you.
1) First ballot HOF, ROTY
2) All Pro first year, first round talent that fell to us in second
3) Starter for years to come, cant believe he fell
4) Absolute steal of draft, 2nd round grade
5) Back up at first then starter for 10 years
6) Incredible depth and ST demon
7) Amazing value, shoulda went 3 rounds earlier