I just hate the people that made fun of me for liking the Pens back in 2002-2005, asked how I can watch a crappy team like that, and saying they don't deserve a new arena, and then they got good, and now they act like they are the biggest fan in the world and have been there since day one.
This. When I went to RMU, I got made fun of for being a Season Ticket Holder of "The worst sports team ever assembled." Two years later, the same kids that put together that illustrious title were begging for me to either take them to a game, or sell them tickets. This is where my problem is, and I'm sure it's like this in every town (except Toronto). Last season during the bandwagon rush I met some people who had actually taken an interest in hockey, and were asking me questions about it, and trying to learn. This is fine, and it's great to see people becoming interested. However, I know a person who moved here from Texas in 2005. She had never lived in Pittsburgh before, die hard Cowboys fan. Then in 2007, her family gets season tickets? Why? To make profit of course, as if they weren't already rich enough living in some mansion in Wexford. Regardless, it's ridiculous the ushers don't turn some of these people back at the gates. I think that the actual Pens fans deserve to go first, but that's not the way the system works. Even a goalie who played on my Inline Hockey team got season tickets. He sold most of them, and gave the rest to friends. It just pisses me off to see this.
Being born in Canada, naturally, I don't like Football. I don't see what's so appealing about a lot of overweight, overpaid men rolling around in the mud, tackling each other. But I like when the Steelers do good, and I like to see them win. Do I get upset if they lose, or have heart attacks when a player fumbles near the end zone? No, but if I wouldn't have been in such great shape during Game 6 in the last few seconds of that game, I'm sure I would have had some form of heart palpitations. In any case, I still bash Steeler fans. Hell, one football player at RMU used to make fun of me for liking hockey and told me to go Figure Skating once. I prompted him to spell Figure Skating. Kid failed miserably, spelling it something like F-I-G-O-R, etc.