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Who do you want to win?
Packers 27%  27%  [ 4 ]
Steelers 73%  73%  [ 11 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:03 pm 
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... but if the Pack win I'll be okay with it.

Disagree 100%

I am a HUGE Steelers fan. High school classmates (I graduated in 1979, BTW) are giving me props for the Steelers being in the Super Bowl.

Look at it this way, NS. If the Pirates were in the Series against the Tigers, would it be "okay" if the Tigers won since they are a proud franchise with a great history, but some struggles of late? No, not even close.

Go, Steelers.


Yeah, but comparing the Steelers and Pirates isn't fair. The Pirates are a punchline in the MLB while the Steelers are the best team in NFL history with the most (SB) titles. And really, if they can add an OL and/or DB or two, this team can still make some more title runs.

NFL history did not start with Super Bowl I. The Steelers have a long way to go to catch up to the Packers in NFL history. They were basically the Pirates of the NFL for forty years.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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Bertie wrote:
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But if the possibility exists (and it does), I'd rather the hypothetical team mine lose to be the Pack, Niners or Eagles (three teams I don't mind/respect) as opposed to the despicable Bears, Giants or Cowboys or lowly Cards, Hawks or Panthers.


Forgive me, I'm probably out of date - have the Eagles moved city?


I'm not from PA, so I hold no ill will toward Philly. I hate the Sixers and Flyers, but I respect the Phils and Iggles.

As far as fans go, I'm fairly unorthodox.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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sisyphus wrote:
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Yeah, but comparing the Steelers and Pirates isn't fair. The Pirates are a punchline in the MLB while the Steelers are the best team in NFL history with the most (SB) titles. And really, if they can add an OL and/or DB or two, this team can still make some more title runs.

NFL history did not start with Super Bowl I. The Steelers have a long way to go to catch up to the Packers in NFL history. They were basically the Pirates of the NFL for forty years.


The number of fans still alive (or at least as vocal) from the pre Super Bowl era is less than after it.

Furthermore, regardless of 'full' NFL history, the Steelers are [arguably] the most successful franchise of the last 40 years.

The Packers are a highly decorated franchise with just as die-hard fans as the City of Champions.

I want the Steelers to win, but if they don't, I'm not going to whine, bitch or complain one bit because Green Bay deserves another Lombardi (AKA the trophy named after their great coach) just as much as any other team (except for the Cowboys!)

As a fan, generally speaking, I do not follow/believe in the Genghis Khan theory of 'it is not enough that I should succeed, all others must fail.'

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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I am not going to take anything away from the Packers 12 championships, but they won most of them when there were no playoffs and only 12 teams in the league. Again, they were great, but the none they won pre-Super Bowl were a lot easier than the 3 Super Bowls they won or the 6 the Steelers have won.

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Where is everyone watching the game? Is IA the only Packer fan on the board?

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Where is everyone watching the game? Is IA the only Packer fan on the board?


I'm driving down to Tulsa to watch the game with my best friend (who is also a Packers fan). All-day tailgate!

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Where is everyone watching the game? Is IA the only Packer fan on the board?


I'm driving down to Tulsa to watch the game with my best friend (who is also a Packers fan). All-day tailgate!


I like you IA, BUT YOU ARE GOING DOWN CHEESEHEAD!!!!

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I heard someone call the Steelers the Pittsburgh Cheddar Shredders!!! He then explained the joke because cheese graters are made of steel...

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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bucco boy wrote:
Where is everyone watching the game? Is IA the only Packer fan on the board?


I would be watching the game at the Tacoma Hooters, home of the 'Black and Gold Express', but...

1. I'm working
2. I'd have to show up at least 3 hours early to get a seat

I'm hoping to get off of work by 3 and to catch the game at home. Pizza and beer.

All yous in the City of Champions, I envy you.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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NSMaster56 wrote:
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Yeah, but comparing the Steelers and Pirates isn't fair. The Pirates are a punchline in the MLB while the Steelers are the best team in NFL history with the most (SB) titles. And really, if they can add an OL and/or DB or two, this team can still make some more title runs.

NFL history did not start with Super Bowl I. The Steelers have a long way to go to catch up to the Packers in NFL history. They were basically the Pirates of the NFL for forty years.


The number of fans still alive (or at least as vocal) from the pre Super Bowl era is less than after it.

Furthermore, regardless of 'full' NFL history, the Steelers are [arguably] the most successful franchise of the last 40 years.

You can take out the "arguably" when it comes to the last 40 years. Anyone who cares to argue that a team has been more successful than the Steelers over the last 40 years hasn't been paying attention.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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Less than an hour to kickoff...GO PACK GO!

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Go Pack, Go!


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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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Steelers played really poorly. Ben was off target all game. The defense could not stop the dump-off to Nelson over the middle. The Mendenhall fumble was horrendous. The overthrow of a wide open Mike Wallace that would have put the Steelers up 24-21 was a kick in the balls.

Just a shit game. I feel like October, 1992 ...


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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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Bucfan wrote:
Steelers played really poorly. Ben was off target all game. The defense could not stop the dump-off to Nelson over the middle. The Mendenhall fumble was horrendous. The overthrow of a wide open Mike Wallace that would have put the Steelers up 24-21 was a kick in the balls.

Just a shit game. I feel like October, 1992 ...


Saying that is a disservice to how well the game was played. The Packers forced many of the Steelers mistakes. You can also say the Packers could have really poured it on had they not dropped so many balls. That being said...

WHEW!

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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Bucfan wrote:
Steelers played really poorly. Ben was off target all game. The defense could not stop the dump-off to Nelson over the middle. The Mendenhall fumble was horrendous. The overthrow of a wide open Mike Wallace that would have put the Steelers up 24-21 was a kick in the balls.

Just a shit game. I feel like October, 1992 ...



Rodgers was just too good. Having said that...the Steelers sure had chances and gave away a ton of points with TO's. Sucks, but not as bad as 1992. Then you just knew it was going to be a long time(who could've dreamed this long) for the Pirates to get back. The Steelers, with the right moves(which they usually make), could get back as soon as next season. A cornerback to play opposite Taylor, another Offensive Lineman, and some health and I think they may be even better...


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Steelers played really poorly. Ben was off target all game. The defense could not stop the dump-off to Nelson over the middle. The Mendenhall fumble was horrendous. The overthrow of a wide open Mike Wallace that would have put the Steelers up 24-21 was a kick in the balls.

Just a shit game. I feel like October, 1992 ...



Rodgers was just too good. Having said that...the Steelers sure had chances and gave away a ton of points with TO's. Sucks, but not as bad as 1992. Then you just knew it was going to be a long time(who could've dreamed this long) for the Pirates to get back. The Steelers, with the right moves(which they usually make), could get back as soon as next season. A cornerback to play opposite Taylor, another Offensive Lineman, and some health and I think they may be even better...


Isn't Taylor a FA?

That aside, I agree. My ETA for another Steelers SB was next year, so I'm not crying.

Get healthy (Smith/Pouncey/OL) and add an OL and the Steelers can absolutely win it all next year.

Congrats cheeseheads on a well played game and ring #4. Hope to see you again next year, but with a different result!

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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Rodgers was better than Ben and three turnovers. That was the bottom line in the game. There was no other issues in the big picture. Think about it. The Steelers had the ball with a chance to win the game despite that. As IA and most Packer fans should say, WHEW! Packers deserved to win, but the Steelers showed a lot of guts.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Bowl XLV Packers vs Steelers
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I found it to be an interesting game. Certainly not horribly played at all.

The cliche a "game of inches" certainly applied last night. For example, TP was in position twice to make big plays, including a pick six, but fingertip deflection by GB receivers moved ball off him.

Tayler and Gay needed to be 1/4" taller, or fraction second quicker to deflect big balls. Or, Maybe Rogers is THAT good.

Certainly not Steelers best game, but not their worst. Same can be said of Pack with all the drops.

For all of the panting, raving and hollering about how teams use spread out to beat the Steelers, most everyone who does this, ends up holding on to win or the Steeler's being in position to win (All things Patriots excepted). GB, Saints, and others. Put up some yardage, but need turnovers or other Steeler mistakes to actually win.

Can't complain too much when you have the ball, 2 minutes and down by 6.

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Yeah have to agree, we just got beat. All three turnovers fall into the "forced" catergory with their D making big plays and ours just playing well. One or two plays either way and we celebrate, a tough loss indeed. A lot like the 1995 game, that whole second half felt eerily similar when we were within 1 score but couldn't get the big play, then turnover #3 ...

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