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crush17
09-10-2012, 11:31 AM
To all of you who actually attended last night, can you attest to the statements from some of my friends who went and are saying the Steeler fan presence was WAY lower than in games past?

I'm being told it wasn't nearly as bad as the last few games/seasons and that the Broncos fans were out in full force. Especially not as bad as the playoff game.

It makes me so happy to hear this if true. Glad Broncos Country came correct!!!

Rabb
09-10-2012, 11:34 AM
this is true from what I noticed, the guy behind me was raging pissed and I loved it

Hercules Rockefeller
09-10-2012, 11:37 AM
I think there is average attendance for "normal" road teams, and average attendance for some of the more popular teams (Steelers, Cowboys, Pats, etc.), I thought turnout last night was below average for even a "normal" team. There just weren't any Steelers fans there. I don't think I've ever seen the stadium as packed either.

chawknz
09-10-2012, 11:37 AM
I haven't been to previous Steelers games, but I was bummed out seeing so many terrible towels. They had a pretty good showing, I think, but I can't compare to past events. The sound of "HEEEEEEAATH" was pretty strong when he got the ball.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-10-2012, 11:38 AM
I haven't been to previous Steelers games, but I was bummed out seeing so many terrible towels. They had a pretty good showing, I think, but I can't compare to past events. The sound of "HEEEEEEAATH" was pretty strong when he got the ball.

The towels make their presence look much bigger, there weren't any there.

chawknz
09-10-2012, 11:40 AM
Point taken. :)

lolcopter
09-10-2012, 11:46 AM
There was fewer than the playoff game, but the steeler fans that were there were as obnoxious and annoying as ever before

Hate that fanbase with a passion. Suck it you bandwagon losers, we own your team

Less than 200 no shows, 76,000+ fans it was pretty packed

Drunk Monkey
09-10-2012, 11:55 AM
I haven't been to previous Steelers games, but I was bummed out seeing so many terrible towels. They had a pretty good showing, I think, but I can't compare to past events. The sound of "HEEEEEEAATH" was pretty strong when he got the ball.

I noticed that on TV. I assumed there were a ton of Stealer fans there to make that much noise. Glad there wasn't.

gunns
09-10-2012, 12:05 PM
I haven't been to past Steeler games but I didn't think an over abundance of opposing fans. Of course I was sitting next to one of them, my son, I felt a little bummed for him, but I had warned him. The noise level was unbelievable and made any little squeak the Steeler fans were making, just that, a little squeak.

I noticed many more Bronco fans at the game in Minnesota last year.

Kaylore
09-10-2012, 12:08 PM
You can see on the broadcast. I mean look at that photo of Manning doing the TD signal. I think you can see three Steeler fans there. I hope this trend continues. If they keep losing and the Broncos keep playing well, Steelers will be less willing to pay a lot for the tickets and Broncos fans will be more inclined to keep them.

Rabb
09-10-2012, 12:11 PM
the last thing I told the guy behind us was "hey look at it this way, 2 years running you get to beat traffic"

Taco John
09-10-2012, 12:15 PM
I heard that the atmosphere there was electric, and that Denver Fans rocked the house all game long...

BroncoHI
09-10-2012, 12:34 PM
It seemed like on TV the noise was better than ussual. There were times where it loked like Ben had a hard time at the line because of it.

gunns
09-10-2012, 12:41 PM
I heard that the atmosphere there was electric, and that Denver Fans rocked the house all game long...

It was and it seemed we were a lot more optimistic than the Maners here. I was so proud that we kept up the noise when Ben was up. I'm sure they had planned for it but I think it was at a level even they didn't expect.

Broncojef
09-10-2012, 12:50 PM
I can't talk today, that sure was fun. Yelled the whole
Damn game.

wolf754life
09-10-2012, 12:51 PM
the game was like the old mile high, compared to the afc chipper, only about a third as many steeler fans, not an empty seat in the house, they announced 181 no shows, but it was one of the greatest atmospheres i have ever been too, and i have been to over 120 bronco games since 1994

canadianbroncosfan
09-10-2012, 12:54 PM
I noticed that on the broadcast last as well. I chalked it up to being Manning's first game as a Bronco, hard to think that people with tickets would be willing to sell them as rapidly as other games in the past. And unlike the playoffs, they don't go on sale in Pitt before everyone else.

lolcopter
09-10-2012, 01:09 PM
the last thing I told the guy behind us was "hey look at it this way, 2 years running you get to beat traffic"

Technically speaking, both games happened in 2012

/nit

crush17
09-10-2012, 01:13 PM
So happy to hear it. I hate Steelerfan more than any other team.

Binkythefrog
09-10-2012, 01:13 PM
The atmosphere was ridiculous - fans were into it from the very start and even during the long 9 minute drive in the second half the fans kept trying urge on the Broncos defense.

I would estimate about 5%-10% of the fans I saw were Steelers fans. I actually sat right behind two rows full of Steelers fans. I have to say - these Steeler fans were a lot of fun - knowledgeable, friendly and surprisingly not total homers - talked with them all game. The only altercation I saw was started by some Broncos fan who was running his mouth like an idiot.

During the big plays - Thomas's 71 yd catch, and the Porter interception return for a touchdown - I really thought I was going to lose my mind. The TV broadcast does the noise no justice - it was amazing. It is plays like those that make me realize there are some things in the NFL that have to be experienced live - big plays are euphoric moments - I actually got lightheaded from the excitement.

Walking out of the stadium - people were downright giddy. I hadn't seen that in any Broncos game I'd been to (except the 1998-1999 AFC Championship game). There were random chants of "Manning" and "Go Broncos" everywhere.

maher_tyler
09-10-2012, 01:21 PM
The atmosphere was ridiculous - fans were into it from the very start and even during the long 9 minute drive in the second half the fans kept trying urge on the Broncos defense.

I would estimate about 5%-10% of the fans I saw were Steelers fans. I actually sat right behind two rows full of Steelers fans. I have to say - these Steeler fans were a lot of fun - knowledgeable, friendly and surprisingly not total homers - talked with them all game. The only altercation I saw was started by some Broncos fan who was running his mouth like an idiot.

During the big plays - Thomas's 71 yd catch, and the Porter interception return for a touchdown - I really thought I was going to lose my mind. The TV broadcast does the noise no justice - it was amazing. It is plays like those that make me realize there are some things in the NFL that have to be experienced live - big plays are euphoric moments.

Walking out of the stadium - people were downright giddy. I hadn't seen that in any Broncos game I'd been to (except the 1998-1999 AFC Championship game). There were random chants of "Manning" and "Go Broncos" everywhere.

Thats awesome! Seemed like on TV last year for the Raiders game it was louder. The camera was clearly shaking during that game. Didn't really notice that during last nights game.

Ambiguous
09-10-2012, 01:23 PM
Thats awesome! Seemed like on TV last year for the Raiders game it was louder. The camera was clearly shaking during that game. Didn't really notice that during last nights game.

Went to both, last night was far and away louder.

Irish Stout
09-10-2012, 01:25 PM
Funny thing, I've been to more Broncos Steelers games in the last 7 years than anything else. The playoff game was the least amount of Steelers fans I had seen at the stadium until last night. I'm glad that people are starting to stop selling their tickets to the Pittsturds.

milehighJC
09-10-2012, 01:35 PM
I was there for the last regular season game, but missed the playoff game last year. Compared to the last regular season game, I would say there were half as many Steeler fans there. Last time there were four of them right in front of me. Last night I dont think there as a Steelers fan within 10 seats of me (sec 510).

On the other hand, the Broncos fans were in full throat. It was loud, rowdy and more fun than should be legal. I have to go back and look at my DVR copy, but Im pretty sure the noise cost the Steelers at least one time out when they were on the doorstep in the south end zone. Was proud of the South Stands, they were going absolutely nuts.

I think last night game is in the top 5 "fun" games that I have been to, maybe even top 3. (Elways last home game will always be #1).

All in all, it was a great night. My voice is shot today, and I dont care...

jc

Rabb
09-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Technically speaking, both games happened in 2012

/nit

cept' I am not talking calendar years...but okie dokie

Pick Six
09-10-2012, 02:51 PM
It SEEMED (on TV) that there was a lot of noise, when we were on offense. I'm glad to see that wasn't the case...

edog24
09-10-2012, 02:56 PM
I went to the 2005 playoff game, it was crazy how many Steelers fans were in Mile High, it seemed like we were on the road. I went to the playoff game last year with Tebow, didn't seem like as many were there. Last night (I didn't go) seemed like I didn't see many terrible towels from the TV perspective. Maybe due to economy? I sure as hell wouldn't be able to afford to travel to follow the Broncos around the country.

Atwater His Ass
09-10-2012, 03:05 PM
Hopefully the trend continues and perhaps a corner has been turned in starting to re-kindle the mile high magic.

broncofan4life
09-10-2012, 04:40 PM
I was at the AFC Champinship game in 2005 and it was unbelievable to see all the steelers fans there. I remember walking in and the most of the lower bowl was steelers fans. But last night was awesome! Truely was a orange Sunday everyone was yelling all night.

broncocalijohn
09-10-2012, 04:52 PM
I mentioned to someone that I thought there were less Steeler fans as I walked up towards the stadium. Steelers fans are going to be sick spending $300 plus on tickets to watch them lose. We keep this up against them and they will have much lower attendance. They are pretty dedicated, though.

Rock Chalk
09-10-2012, 04:54 PM
Couldnt tell ya, wasnt there but I can tell you that every time Heath caught a ball the place sounded full of Squealer fans to me. I didnt notice many in the stands though.

BroncoBeavis
09-10-2012, 09:17 PM
It seemed like they were probably a little thinner than normal. I think it really comes down to how many tickets come open on the market. If season ticket holders know going in that this is a 'must see' game, that will automatically lead to less tickets available for Steelers fans.

I think the insane ticket prices listed was a pretty good indication that there weren't many tickets out there for sale. The lack of Steelers fans had nothing to do with the Steelers fans themselves, but everything to do with how many Broncos fans sold their tickets.

BroncoBeavis
09-10-2012, 09:22 PM
Couldnt tell ya, wasnt there but I can tell you that every time Heath caught a ball the place sounded full of Squealer fans to me. I didnt notice many in the stands though.

I think the Heath chant is just kinda distinctive so you notice it more than the other noise they make that's harder to separate from the local crowd noise.

Broncobiv
09-10-2012, 09:28 PM
I think the Heath chant is just kinda distinctive so you notice it more than the other noise they make that's harder to separate from the local crowd noise.

Plus, if Heath makes a big play, the Broncos fans are probably going to be pretty quiet for a few seconds until the Steelers start lining up for the next play. Easy to be heard when you're the only ones making noise, especially when you're screaming the exact same thing.

Endy
09-11-2012, 05:29 AM
It SEEMED (on TV) that there was a lot of noise, when we were on offense. I'm glad to see that wasn't the case...

The hurry up has something to do with that. We were all still celebrating the previous play while #18 was lining them up for the next.

Far fewer Steelers fans than usual though passing out the "rally towels" was kind of dumb. Nobody used them, but I can see why they might have thought it was a good idea.

The Steeler fans in 505 were pretty quiet. I only got a reaction out of one of the, when I asked "Did that look familiar?" after DT's 71 yard catch and run. He smiled. Painfully. :yayaya:

Endy
09-11-2012, 05:35 AM
I can't talk today, that sure was fun. Yelled the whole
Damn game.

Me too. Screaming for the last five minutes of the first half and pretty much the entire third quarter didn't help either. I alternated between screaming at the defense and screaming at JDR for rushing 3 on 3rd and forever every time and letting Rapistburger pick us apart for a conversion almost every time.