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Why Are Steelers Fans Such Hypocrites?



With their incessant whining, echoing LaMarr Woodley, I've been viewing Steelers fans less favorably than Al-Qaeda these days.  If the Bengals sit their starters, they'll be doing something that Pittsburgh has done in the past.  Let's look back to the end of the 2004-2005 season.

By Week 17, the Steelers had clinched home field advantage in the ACF playoffs.  Denver and the New York Jets faced win-and-you're-in scenarios.  The Bills needed to win or tie the Steelers and have one of those two teams falter.  The Jets would get in and the Broncos still had a chance if either lost but the Bills also lost.  The Ravens and Jaguars needed help, including for the Steelers to beat the Bills.

 

What happened in that Pittsburgh-Buffalo game? Pittsburgh rested several starters including rookie QB Ben Roethlisberger, Jerome Bettis, Plaxico Burress.  Remember Tommy Maddox?  He started at quarterback.  Then-unknown rookie free agent Willie Parker started instead of Bettis.  Ironically, the Pittsburgh scrubs beat the Bills 29-24.  More heartbreaking for Bills fans was that the Jets lost, so that a win would have put Buffalo in the playoffs.

By possibly not playing starters, Cincinnati is just doing what PIttsburgh has, wisely, done in the past.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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