Pittsburgh Steelers fans' true colors are the same as the team they so admire: Black and Gold, through and through.
Black represents the heart's disappointment anytime the franchise doesn't meet the championship expectations entrenched by their own success.
Gold, conversely, is symbolic of the Super Bowl standard, which never wavers in any given season. More often than any other fanbase in the NFL, Steelers Country gold has been brought on by the shiny silver of another Lombardi Trophy.
While the 2011-12 season didn't provide the type of climax that Steel City natives and fans worldwide have come to expect, the campaign did exhilarate the faithful with a number of memorable moments and fantastic efforts.
In other words, not everything has to be dark following a Lombardi-less season. Thoughts of the better moments can still infuse a little bit of that "gold" standard that Pittsburgh fanatics so desperately seek.
These were the top 20 plays of a season that will hopefully be remembered for the team's unwillingness to give up against adversity more so than the excruciating ending.