Bandwagon Bowl
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16811) 10 years ago
The 2011 Raiders thread mentions "bandwagon fans". This Super Bowl matches the ultimate bandwagon fan teams. I just overheard two Packer fans chortling over yesterday's game, and one guy says, "this should be a great Super Bowl! The Steelers are my second favorite team!" and the second guy says, "me too!"

Which is no surprise, as the only reason anyone who does not have ties to Wisconsin and western Pennsylvania becomes Packers and Steelers fans is because both teams have had historic success. The Steelers have won it more than any other team, and the Super Bowl trophy is named after the Packers coach.

My two favorite teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and the Buffalo Bills, as I have historic ties to those areas. I respect the Bronco and Vikings fans in Miles City, as those are the two closest NFL cities. But Packers-Steelers? Bah.

The only bigger Bandwagon Bowl would be New England-Dallas.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1665) 10 years ago
This Super Bowl may be the first that I refuse to watch. Steelers/Packers? Ugh!

My beloved Bears fell apart yesterday. And in explaining what ties me to my team....my mom is from, and her family remains in, Illinois.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9023) 10 years ago
I will stand proud for the next two weeks on the Packer Bandwagon because I hate the steelers, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence that God, for some reason He hasn't deigned to share with the rest of us, loves them.

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Posted by Denise Selk (+1665) 10 years ago
God Bless No. 92.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
God loves Dick LeBeau. As he should.

I am also going to establish some intellectual property.

Nice game, Jay Quitler.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (1/24/2011)]
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16811) 10 years ago
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Posted by Bridgier (+9023) 10 years ago
Didn't Jay's injury turn out to be a torn MCL?

I can understand that, as an Eagles fan, you haven't seen much of these this year, but isn't the ability to plant and throw sort of important for a quarterback?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16811) 10 years ago
Hey, I think that Cutler got a bum rap as well.

However, that doesn't keep me from being amused on how quickly someone came up with the Quitler t-shirt.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14818) 10 years ago
I will be watching the 1997 Superbowl instead of the offering this year.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
MCL strain. He needed to be dragging that leg to come out of the game. I hope he never sees another opportunity at that level. Quitter.

He was a Bronco once, he'll be a Bronco forever. Elway would have had his femur fused to his tibia and played on. I think he actually did that, once.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (1/24/2011)]
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 10 years ago
I hope people aren't blaming Cutler going out for the loss. The Bears offense didn't move the ball until he left. The 3rd stringer played way better. He looked to me like he was channeling Rex Grossman. Something about playing quarterback in Chicago makes you suck.

I will also be a short term Packers fan. Since my team (the 49ers) never make the playoffs, I usually cheer for the team in the post season whose quarterback I like the most. This year it's Aaron Rogers, who the 49ers could have picked when they got Alex Smith but chose not to .
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+380) 10 years ago
I for one think it will be a great Superbowl as both teams are of similiar styles and design. I've never really considered myself a Pittsburgh fan per say but do appreciate what their organization stands for over the history of the NFL. A lot of people are not fans of some individual players on that team (mainly Big Ben), but I for one say he's paid his dues, owned up to his penalities, and carried out his punishments. Is he a lights out, 4th quarter comeback, pick you apart with his smarts, can do no wrong kind of a QB? Definatly not, but he IS what works in Pittsburgh's system and he works it well. Given his stats and their record this year, you sometimes forget that that was with sitting out 4 games at the start of the season.

Da Packers on the other hand; granted I am Die Hard Bronco Orange amd Blue through and through but to pick an NFC team to cheer for it would definatly fall to them. I know I crawled onto the bandwagon from all the years of watching Favre play for them. It didn't end all that well obviously but say what you will, he's what brought the cheese back to Green Bay after years of mediocrity. To that I give Arron Rodgers all the credit in the world for learning, paying his dues, and making the most of his chance at stardom when it was finally given to him. That in itself is a story any true "fan" of sports should be willing to cheer for. It seems very similar to the days of the 49'ers (Levi) with the images of Steve Young getting the Joe Montama monkey off his back!

I look forward to the game and think it will rank right up there with some of the best Superbowls in history based on the game itself given the way these two teams have played during the season. Gone are the days of the "Dallas/Buffalo" yawners or any Superbowl that involved the Broncos before SB32. The "GAME" will be great and I would encourage you all to watch IF you like football itself!

Oh and going with family I have to say "Go Packers!"

p.s. Gunnar and Richard the halftime show is the BlackEyed Peas.... might be worth watching just to see if Fergie has a wardrobe malfunction! haha
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
By unwritten law, anyone who isn't badly injured has to stay in that game. Especially an over payed, over publicized franchise whiner. They should make Cutler win the starting job next year. He's a bum.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9023) 10 years ago
Unable to throw == unable to play.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
His only injury was being butthurt. Refusing to throw = unable to throw.
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Posted by Patrick Petroff (+63) 10 years ago
I think the ones applying the vaseline from being butthurt is Pat Bowlen and the Denver Broncos. Josh McDaniels sure did stick it to them. Imagine if McDaniels hadn't come in and chased off Cutler and Brandon Marshall and let Peyton Hillis escape to Cleveland. Aside from a poor defense all Denver fans have for hope is Tim Tebow! Tim Tebow, really? John Fox better put the pieces of the puzzle together, because the one all Broncos fans hail, the almighty John Elway....his son, his offspring, QUIT football at Arizona State University and won't be saving the Broncos anytime soon.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14818) 10 years ago
Apparently, Buck wants to soon assume the Charlie Brown football posture.

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Chris: never heard of the black eyed peas. I normally don't watch half-time shows. Feb 20th can't get here soon enough.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1911) 10 years ago
My parents are both from Pennsylvania so most of my family have always been Steelers/Eagles fans(I hope this satisfies your "ties" thing, Gunnar), but I wouldn't mind seeing the Pack win. I don't particularly like Roethlisberger and I wouldn't mind seeing Rogers wipe the memory of Favre off the face of the Earth.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
Rather be on my ass in the game than on my ass on the sideline. You'll never convince me Cutler was hurt any worse than Rodgers. Rodgers was on a different planet the entire 4th quarter, but he wasn't going to let Flynn lose that game.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (1/25/2011)]
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 10 years ago
I was actually wondering if the coach pulled Cutler due to his lousy playing and they made up the MCL strain as an excuse later. The fact that he didn't know when it happened and nobody said anything about it before halftime but when they came back out he was injured was a little suspicious.

p.s. Gunnar and Richard the halftime show is the BlackEyed Peas.... might be worth watching just to see if Fergie has a wardrobe malfunction! haha


That actually crossed my mind too, just because I don't think there has been a female performer in the halftime show since Janet. In fact they have had almost exclusively geriatric male rock stars (Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Springsteen, McCartney, etc.) since that incident .

[This message has been edited by Levi Forman (1/25/2011)]
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
That's what we were thinking during the game, but putting in Collins was conceding defeat. It was just too weird. He just needed to make another painful throw and collapse or something, he's supposed to be the franchise.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16811) 10 years ago
The bigger question is: why is Collins even on the roster? Its one thing to have 40 year old Brett Favre on your roster....but a 40 year old Todd Collins?

Sheesh. I would have signed JaMarcus Russell before that guy.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+474) 10 years ago
Must root for The Pack in memory of my long departed great aunt Cecil. Must watch the game as my annual excuse to eat chips and dip for hours at a time. Yum!
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
I was asking the same question about Keri Collins. Todd Collins makes Keri Collins look good, though.
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Posted by Ben Dover (+107) 10 years ago
Mr. Showalter should be proud.

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Posted by mule train (+1050) 10 years ago
Now that's funny...

Packers are hot. Steelers are tough. It should be a good game. I am not a fan of either team, but I think it'll be a good game. I will be cheering for...The Packers in honor of the Big Dry Bug. Sorry Spider Monkey.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
Vegas had the Packers by 2.5, last I looked. That's a sucker bet. Bob L., how do I throw some cash on the Steelers?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16811) 10 years ago
Well the best part of the Super Bowl is almost here. Super Saturday! And that can only mean one thing.....

SUPER SATURDAY ICE FISHING CHILI SMACKDOWN!!!!!

Yes, time for our annual chili cookoff on the ice. I started making my award winning chili yesterday....first step in the process was smoking a beef brisket over mesquite and pan roasting anchos, guajillos, and New Mexican Red chiles! Assemblage begins this afternoon.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4455) 10 years ago
Are you watching a bull fight or a football game?
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Posted by Raven Clan (+41) 10 years ago
I was in the womb but at the game during the "immaculate reception". Born Steelers fan and I will die a Steelers fan. Quit wining about your losing team, I had to sit through the Cordell Stewart years. I hope Green Bay is ready for Hitsburgh on Sunday. Bring on the fines.
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