Pittsburgh Steelers: Why Ben Roethlisberger and Pitt Fans Got What They Deserved

Joe IannelloAnalyst IIIFebruary 6, 2011

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 02:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers laughs on the sideline during the 4th quarter against the Carolina Panthers during the preseason game on September 2, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers are the 2011 world champions. They beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 Sunday night in Dallas, Texas. Justice was served and Pittsburgh got what they deserved.

Now that Roethlisberger's season is over, he can go have another beer. Do you think he will wait until he gets onto the plane, or will he just crack one open right in the locker room? He has no problems drinking during Super Bowl week so why should it matter now?

Pittsburgh fans can laud him all they want as a guy who led them to two Super Bowl wins, but a reality check was served to Ben and Steelers fans Sunday night.

Twice, "Big Ben" was accused of rape by two separate women, and, in both instances, charges were attempted to be filed, but they were thrown out due to lack of evidence, and no charges were pressed by authorities. So he still walked around all season with his smug smile, but he wasn't smiling after his two interceptions in the Super Bowl led directly to a Green Bay victory.

Pittsburgh is a beautifully run franchise under the Rooney's, but it's a shame the team is wasted on the worst fans in sports. The Steelers are known for the "Terrible Towel," and it seems fitting that the fans wave something that proclaims that they are terrible. At least they admit it.

Steelers fans proclaim that they travel so well and are the best fans in the world. Newsflash Steeler Nation, the last time you won a Super Bowl, guess how many of you marched out to support your boys at the parade? A disgraceful 325,000. Your team is a well-run, tough, blue-collared team that quite simply you don't deserve. How can anyone justify 325,000 fans for a Super Bowl parade.

In 2008, when the Phillies won the World Series, over two million fans crowded Philadelphia to congratulate their team, just as they did in Chicago last year for the Blackhawks.

It's not just Steelers' fans that give Pittsburgh a bad name. Take a look at the Penguins. Your team was almost bankrupt before Super Mario came back to save your sorry franchise again. You lucked into getting "Sid the Kid", and your empty arena once again became full. Real fans pack their stadiums, fields and arenas no matter what their teams are doing.

Crosby and Malkin brought Lord Stanley's Cup back to Pittsburgh in 2009, and at least the fans showed up for that parade. A whopping 375,000 arrived to cheer on their team! Wow, they might have been able to fill three blocks! Pittsburgh fans think they are tough because they wave a towel, but the statistics stated above show the true colors of the "Black and Yellow."

It was great for the rest of the country to watch the Steelers lose a game against a team that lost their No. 1 wide receiver, top playmaker on defense and another shutdown corner.

Watching a Steeler take an unnecessary roughness call with less then two minutes left in the game really was the icing on the cake for a team that includes Jerome "Just Fine Me" Harrison and cheap-shot artist Chris Kemoeatu.

Pittsburgh, you didn't even deserve to make the Super Bowl. The Ravens allowed an unreal third-and-19 to blow the game. You would have been blown out in this game had the Packers not dropped four perfectly thrown passes from Aaron Rodgers.

I would imagine that Pittsburgh fans would become angry at this article and try to justify their city and fellow fans but they can't.  So all 20 of you go ahead and make my day. Hey Ben, Cheers!