Look who won when ESPN Rated the NFL’s Greatest Fans: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/preview08 … id=3530077
I like their rating system:
Stadium factor (St.): Loud? Great atmosphere?
Ever been to Heinz Field? Like Three Rivers of old, it is an energetic place with energetic fans.
Live and die factor (LDF): Fans take loss hard? (That’s a good thing.)
You don’t even want to be around our house when they lose.
Traveling road show factor (Travel): Big presence in other guys’ stadium?
If I am not mistaken, there’ve been games on the west coast where there were more Steeler fans than any other kind.
Loyalty when team sucks (Loyal): You score points with us if you stick with a loser.
We’ve stuck with them through thick and thin. Anyone remember the early eighties?
Hate factor (Hate): Other teams’ fans dislike your fans? (Hate is good in our book.)
They only hate us because our team is better than their loser team!
Tailgate factor (TG): Home tailgates sizzling or stale?
It’s hard to tailgate in my family room, but I am glad for those who do!
Home fans’ creativity (CF): Wacky ideas – or not?
Have you seen that steel guy who looks like a borg?
It’s almost time to GO STILLERS!