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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy

The author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Football with Joe Theismann and the creator of the NFL humor prediction website

Hate is good


Patriots and Colts as rivals? Please! Maybe friendly rivals.

But let me take this Terrible Towel that I stole from an elderly, crippled Steelers fan out from under the pile of dog vomit that I collect to cover the towel and explain to you about a real rivalry.

I hate the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Every Christmas Eve in recent years when the Steelers beat my favorite team, the Cleveland Browns, by an average score of 1 million to nothing, I hate them more.

The cities are similar and near each other, and the fans are similar - much like the NFC East's trio of the New Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. You can throw in the Dallas Cowboys too, but only because everybody hates them. I used to hate the Oakland Raiders the same way, because they were always good and always arrogant. Now, much like the Cowboys, they are merely arrogant so they don't much matter outside their division.

Rivalries in sports are based on three things - location, history and hate. Hate is good. Now excuse me, I have to go buy more dog vomit. Oh wait, I am a Browns fan and Browns fans are called dogs. So I guess I'll just watch the next game.

Sigh. In order to have a real rivalry, both teams have to be good. So maybe there is something to that Patriots/Colts thing after all.

By Brian Tarcy  |  November 13, 2009; 9:59 AM ET  | Category:  Cleveland Browns , Indianapolis Colts , New England Patriots , Pittsburgh Steelers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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What an idiot you are. You like those idiots who watch NASCAR to see a crash. Pats are the best team in the nation. The Browns would be lucky to lick the toilet seats in Foxborourgh

Posted by: mchantu | November 13, 2009 6:09 PM

He's not an idiot, McHantu... He's using a communication technique that's called sarcasm. It requires the audience to understand this and I guess you didn't.

Pats win easy over the CD-crowdnoise-pumping-into-stadium cheating Colts.

Posted by: wanker33 | November 15, 2009 4:42 PM

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