Sdot... I am not they're little brother, I'm just a fan of this team... Born into it. Don't like everything they do or have done and will inevitably do... No fan of any team can say it different. Everyone bitches and everyone appreciates... Every season on different scales and for differing reasons. The whole "us" thing gets funnier the older I get, I used to be one of those guys and try to consciously refrain from using that term. We are their fans, they are our preferred team but I am not gonna fool myself into thinking that there is any "us" in any of them. Outside of a very appreciative few, there is no yearn to carry the torch much less pass it on in many of today's athletes. Sure everyone wants to win... Like the Pats idiot TE said..."looking foreward to free agency, everyone over pays for a Super Bowl champ". These fools aren't the prideful bunch that stayed together and were family like the old days, too many me me guys and the league isn't set up for it to be that "old glory days talk" way anymore. It's a me me society and the league and its players union have embraced it. All that said, Ben told the truth like it or not. My feeling is it was said more in the sense of firing up his boys than it was to piss you, me, us off. It was meant for his team, his organization... And he was honest. The Pats own them so why sugar coat it? Tell it how it is and maybe that'll get a fire burning in some of their guts. After all, if there is anything old school or new that remains constant... It would be that nobody likes to be referred to as anyone's *****! Don't have a comment for that... Steelers might not be the HQ's preferred choice, but the league depends on their fan base year in and year out. The league's ratings and revenue would've been higher with the black n gold in the dance bottom line wether they like it or not. History errs on stalwart franchises and the Steelers are top 3 bar none one of the most appreciated and followed teams in the league's history.