The Steel Curtain: More Like the Curtain of Biased Opinions and Ignorance

Johnny RehabCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS NOT CALLING OUT THE WHOLE STEELERS FAN BASE AT ALL; this is an article for those Steelers fans who are biased and ignorant.

There seems to be a lot of those fans on the Web site for some reason. This article is dedicated to all those ignorant and biased Steelers fans whom I have been arguing with all week long on this Web site.

Yes, the Steelers are yet again in the Super Bowl, that is obvious, but all this arrogance needs to come to an end at some point. I don't hate the Steelers by any means, I think they are actually a good franchise in the NFL.

I am a Patriots fan and have been since 1996, which I like to call the not so good years. Either way, I still was there for them when they sucked, and I'm here now when they win, but all of a sudden I'm being called a bandwagoon fan now.

Some of these Steelers fans could be bandwagon fans because they are in the Super Bowl now and they are getting extry arrogant. Does their arrogance know no bounds?

When the Patriots went to the Super Bowl last year, I was not arrogant about it, and I thought the winner would be whoever plays the hardest for 60 minutes. The Giants came up on top and my hat goes off to them for it.

If your going to be an NFL fan you need to be open minded and not ignorant. Some of these fans are saying that Roethlisberger should be in the top three quarterbacks in the league; he is a good quarterback, but he is not elite like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

They also proclaim that the Steelers are the best franchise in NFL history with the win against Arizona. They are one of the elite franchises in the league but I wouldn't say the best.

When you make negative comments about someone's team make sure that they are facts because otherwise anything can be disproved. Like for instance, a Raider fan called my team a bunch of cheaters with no class.

I thought this was very ironic coming from a team that follows a certain code... Raider Rule No. 1: Cheating is encouraged.  Raider Rule No. 2: See rule No. 1.

I also had an argument with a Steelers fan who called my team a bunch of cheap players, like Rodney Harrison. This was understandable because he was voted dirtiest player in the league by his peers either last year or the year before.

But, when the Steelers have players like Ryan Clark who has taken a bunch of cheap shots on players this year I thought it was funny. Anyone remember that "tackle" Ryan Clark made on Wes Welker and Willis McGahee?

Those are just two I can think of right now, but I'm sure if I look back at all the games I can find more.

The terrible towel is just annoying and demeaning to other teams. As a former football player I believe in something called sportsmanship which a lot of players and fans seem have to forgotten of lately.

But these Steelers fans can really get to you and when LenDale White and others stomped all over that yellow towel, I thought justice was served.