Being a Steelers fan who hails from Philadelphia can be quite tiresome. Often times, I am subject to hearing from some random drunken person how the Eagles are the best franchise ever. The thing that gets me is this is usually provoked by something as simple as me wearing my Troy Polamalu jersey.
Even with my dislike for the way some random Eagles fans conduct themselves I do secretly like the Eagles. And the reality is I know some Eagles fans that are AMAZING fans such as my cousin Grant or my friend Ashley.
I’ve seen 90 percent of every snap of every Eagles games since I moved back to Philadelphia in 2001. The 10 percent are the ones in which I only had one television available, and by the grace of God, CBS3 or FOX29 decided to actually air a Steelers game.
Even more so, my family members are Eagles fans and my fiancée is an Eagles fan. Therefore, I have no issues secretly cheering for the Eagles—in the event that they are not playing the Steelers.
Therefore I like to consider myself pretty well-versed on both teams, although I will admit my thorough understanding of the birds is dwindling as I move further and further from Philly.
That said, as the Steelers and Eagles only play a meaningful regular season game once every four years, they often find themselves playing one another in the preseason. In fact, they have met every preseason since 2000 except for 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.
Therefore despite the fact that I’m not the type of fan to cheer loudly during preseason games, I am very excited for this one and have decided to do a write up for the game.