It is no secret that I loathe Pittsburgh teams. I’m still stinging from the Orioles’ choking against the Pirates in 1971 and 1979. I shiver when I think of the Colts loss to the Steelers in the 1975 & 1976 playoffs. I have a bitter taste in my mouth from the Ravens losing to them in 2001, 2008 & 2010. It is no secret that I strongly feel that officiating in the NFL favors the Steelers. I’ve been harassed by countless Steeler fans in my own stadium. I hate the Penguins and Sid Crosby. Hell I just hate Pittsburgh teams and love to see them lose.
Maybe however I’m mellowing in my old age. I have a neighbor across the street that’s from Pittsburgh. We jokingly battle all the time. We have fun. Five weeks ago my wife and I surprised our two sons to a trip to Walt Disney World. I wore my Ravens and Capitals’ wardrobe the entire week.
We weren’t in Florida more than 30 minutes before I heard a father say to his son, “look, there’s the enemy.’ I ran into many Steeler fans that week. Each encounter was friendlier than the last. I learned that not all Steeler fans are a..holes.
This past Monday I was in a 7-11 There was an Eagles fan talking trash about next Sunday’s game. But it was in good fun and it was good spirited. Now yesterday there was a Dallas Cowboys fan in the same 7-11. He was rude, abrasive and flat out a total pr.ck.
This jerk started bad mouthing the Ravens, and bosted how much better they were than us. I brought up the fact that it had been nearly 17 years since their last Superbowl win. He brought up the fact that we only have one. I brought up the fact that Baltimore owns four NFL Championships. He said “that doesn’t count.” Tell Johnny U that!
I asked him how many times the Cowboys have beaten the Ravens. He said that was “irrelevant” (0-3). Well I threw all I had at him, but when you’re a student of Cowboy’s history instead of NFL history you show your ignorance. The jerk was twice my size and getting very irritated with me. I’m not witty nor very smart, but I had him on the facts. Seeing that this nut was not debating in good nature, I decided to stop.
Well this jerk proved one thing, there are a..holes that wear all colors in the NFL. I used to like the Cowboys. But I will decicate every lose they have this year to that 7-11 idiot.