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Why is their stadium always half empty by the start of the third quarter?
doesn't matter if it is a close game or not. Always a TON of yellow seats.
"according to a source familiar with the goings on behind the doors of the WHAC,there is absolutely no panic.Actually, quite the contrary."
look at the pirates empty seats for years, they have a good season then the so called great fans show up. give the stoolers a few loosing seasons and that stadium will look like it did today.
Steeler "nation" is one of the biggest bandwagons in all of sports.
Plus, those sickos have no problem cheering for a rapist.
I would be careful with the always! This was something that generally doesn't happen! I've been to more games than I can count in the Burgh and this is not common place! Very disapointing season to say the least and still finished 8-8.
All tickets were sold for this game. Many didn't attend. This isn't Cleveland. The Steelers play for the Playoffs or the Super Bowl or else the fans let management and the Rooney's know thier displeasure. That is the difference between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
This is very common in the NFL. Stadiums look half empty at beginning of third quarter and is also very common in Pittsburgh, regardless of the game. It is because the half time is only 12 minutes long and takes that time to go to concessions etc. and get back to their seats. Like I said very common all year throughout the league. Depending on the venue and camera angle depends on how noticeable it is.
I miss my Kate Upton Picture
This. Pittsburgh expected a division title and the play offs again, not this crap.
Throw in playing the hapless Browns in the cold weather, why waste your time and extra disposable income. Pittsburgh always sold out, spoiled fans stayed home, and you can bet some changes will be made after this season.
Lots of good young QB's coming out like Tyler Wilson, Bray, rumors of Tahj Boyd bolting early, Landry Jones, Matt Barkley, Geno Smith and others, the Steelers need to take a second round young QB out this fray that falls to them and start developing a QB for the future. Batch and Leftwich cost them a few wins, and Big Ben is closing in on 30 and gets hurt way too often.
This post was edited by ohiost83 19 months ago
yeah. the Browns have always sucked because their fans let them suck. Right..............
You completely misread what I posted.
Because the other 60 percent are front runners.
Displeasure my ass. The only statement they are making is that they don't want to be freezing their butts off in 20 degree weather for a game with no post-season meaning.
This post was edited by OhDannyBoy 19 months ago
Their stadium is half empty because all those idiot Steeler fans live in Ohio. Unreal. Go Browns.
Sure, they never attended Steeler games in the snow before.
I'm just sick of hearing the media/steeler fans themselves fawn over the steeler fans and say how great they are but yet every time I watch one of their games, the stadium looks like it is half empty. New England fans fill the stadium up (regardless of weather) and sit for 4 quarters (much like osu fans) win, lose or draw.
You can tell me you've been to games, yadayada... but eyes don't lie. I see the empty seats every game. This happens even when they are in 1st place.
Of course they have. But let's not make them out to be the ultimate super fans. When it's week 16, the weather is frigid, and there is no post-season hope, they aren't going to go to the game and drop a hundred dollars or more on overpriced beers, food, and gas. Pittsburgh fans aren't oblivious to these tight financial times and skyrocketing game day prices. It has nothing to do about making a statement to management. If they are that upset about the current state of their football team then they are the biggest spoiled babies in the NFL. Attendance has dipped (albeit slightly) across the league. Only ten teams have averaged 100% attendance at home games this year, and Pittsburgh is not one of them.
Bandwagon city. They had crap crowds in the 80s and if you recall the Penguins couldnt pay the bills until they became winners. I get not going if the team is 5-11 but these tix were sold and the front runners just didnt use them
Steeler fans are the most passionate in the NFL. That is pretty much well known. When they sell out the stadium but refuse to show up that sends a pretty good message to the Rooney's. You obviously know nothing about Steeler fans. the displeasure is there, and yes we are a spoiled bunch. I don't expect a Cleveland or Bengals fan to understand that.
Yeah. I hear the Pirates sell out every game.
Pittsburgh is a football city. The Steelers are king. The Pirates and Penguins games are just to pass the time.
Pittsburgh fans would probably like to think they are the most passionate. It doesn't get more loyal or dedicated than packer fans.
Bandwagon Town, USA
What are you upset about. I thought the reason for the disappointing season was all the injuries.
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