Found April 04, 2013 on
Sports fans from Pittsburgh are obnoxious, loud, love to waive around their Terrible Towels and act all yinzerish, and can be less refined than a can of Iron City beer. I know, I am one of them. Can you imagine what they’d be like if the Pirates were also good and not the doormat that they are every year? God help us all. That’s why everyone should be heavily rooting against the Pittsburg Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls of any team and are a perennial contender to win it every year. They’ve got a two time Super Bowl winning quarterback under center and the expectations are always Super Bowl or bust. The Pittsburgh Penguins currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings and have the two greatest hockey players on earth (Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin). Anything less than two more Stanley Cup’s out of them would be an utter disappointment.
With all the success that these two franchises have had and will likely continue to have, the lack of success by the Pirates should not draw sympathy from anyone. The Pirates currently hold the all sports record for most consecutive losing seasons at 20. Ask any Pirates fan about this or their thoughts on the team and it’s probably going to come across as woe is me, feel bad for us, or it’s so hard to root for the Pirates. ***** please. Go talk to people from Cleveland about what losing is like. They are the ones with true pain.
Just because I’m from Pittsburgh doesn’t mean that I’m not a rational sports fan. I know that no one enjoys hearing people who root for teams that win complain. If somehow a miracle happened and Pedro Alvarez turned into Miguel Cabrera and Wandy Rodriguez turned into Clayton Kershaw and the Pirates not only finished better than .500 but won the division and made the playoffs then watch out. Yinzers would become more insufferable than watching an endless loop of the Kathy Griffin show.
The last thing that the sports world needs is one of the louder fan bases winning on all fronts. Remember when the Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots were all winning titles within a few year span of each other? Ya, that made Boston fans, who are already Otis Nixon levels of high on the obnoxious meter, pretty much unbearable. That time period actually switched me from disliking the Yankees more to disliking the Red Sox more. Not that I’m a hater but everyone has an opinion on those two franchises and Boston fans just wouldn’t stop chirping.
What’s damn near impossible for sports fans to do is win gracefully. Maybe it’s the 10 Bud Lights that we drank during the game or the endless loop on Sportscenter of the top teams highlights. Either way, when your team wins you are going to let the world know about it. Pittsburgh fans already let the world know that they exist and that’s with the Pirates being putrid. If the Pirates start to play winning baseball then don’t say I didn’t warn you. It could get ugly.
OTHER ARTICLES YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Absurdly random and bad jerseys captured at the Pirates vs Cubs opener.
Observations from the first 48 hours of the baseball season.
Reliving the best Nintendo baseball games from your childhood.
The post Why everyone should root against the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared first on Bacon Sports.
BEST OF MAXIM
Can James McDonald be more like the first half pitcher from 2012? (Photo by Mark Olson)
Last night James McDonald got off to a great start for the 2013 season. The right-hander pitched seven innings, giving up one run on two hits, with two walks and four strikeouts. McDonald didn’t always look as good as the stat line. In the early innings he looked a bit shaky, but the Cubs didn’t...
Last season the Pittsburgh Pirates finished last in the National League with 73 stolen bases. Andrew McCutchen led the club with 20 stolen bases, but that was down from 23 in 2011. So far this season, McCutchen has two stolen bases in as many games and said being more aggressive while on base has been a point of emphasis for him entering the 2013 season.
Andrew McCutchen has two...
Today is Opening Day for the 2013 Minor League Baseball season. All four full-season Pirates affiliates play this evening, and the starting pitchers can be found on the daily schedule. This week we’ve been previewing the four affiliates who will be starting their season, along with some analysis for each level of the system. The links to all of those write-ups can be found below...
On Opening Day the Pittsburgh Pirates offense could not get anything to go right, spoiling a 10-strikeout performance by starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. Wednesday the team got another stellar performance from its starting pitcher and this time the bats did just enough to push Pittsburgh to their first win of the season.
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just two hits in 5 2/3 innings and got...
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle addressed the status of several of the team’s injured pitchers prior to today’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
Francisco Liriano threw off a mound yesterday and Charlie Morton threw a simulated game today, Hurdle said.
“All our guys are making progress,” he said.
Jeff Karstens is still nursing an inflamed right shoulder. Hurdle said...
Yesterday was Opening Day of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates minor league season. All four full-season affiliates opened their schedule last night and all four ended up on the losing end. Tonight marks the season debut for top prospect Gerrit Cole, but he isn’t the only interesting pitcher going today. Nick Kingham and Clay Holmes will also get their first start today, they were...
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the Pittsburgh Pirates' Brunch Burger: It is an egg, bacon and sausage sandwich with sprinkled donut buns, and it is glorious.
AJ Burnett pitched well and lost in the first game of 2013. Wandy Rodriguez pitched well in the second game and won. The most important pitcher in the rotation for the season's first two months is not Burnett, nor is it Rodriguez. It's today's starter, James McDonald. McDonald had a Jeckyll and Hyde 2012 season with an All-Star worthy first half and a brutal second half...
Cubs (1-0) at Pirates (0-1)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs look to break into the win column tonight as they take on the Cubs in the first night game of the season. Attendance will certainly be down quite a bit compared to Monday, but the team is trying its best to attract fans by maintaining this annual tradition:
Coming down to PNC tonight? Remember...
Chicago Cubs (1-0, 1st in NL Central) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (0-1, T-4th in NL Central)
Game Time: 7:05 ET (Tickets)
CHC – Edwin Jackson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
PIT – Wandy Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Historically, Wandy Rodriguez gets out of the gate fast. He has a career 2.95 ERA in the month of April. He also went 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts against the Cubs...
Jeff Locke will make his season debut Sunday at Dodger Stadium
The Pittsburgh Pirates finished their opening series against the Chicago Cubs in disappointing fashion losing the final game 3-2. The Pirates bats have yet to really wake up as they combined to score a total of 6 runs in the 3 games against the Cubs. However, the pitching has been there, as Pirates pitching only allowed...
I know that this is a bit of a leftover from the really bad times of being a Pirate fan, but whenever the Pirates start out the season 0-1 there's a voice in the back of my head that says, "If the Pirates can't win this game, they might never get to .500 again!" I don't really think that's true this year (nojinxnojinxnojinx), but the voice is still there...
The list of things that I don't really understand in baseball is infinite, but somewhere near the top of it is this: the veteran pitcher who's out on the mound and not quite pitching like himself, but still has things so completely under control that you never really doubt him. That was Wandy Rodriguez on Wednesday night against the Cubs. Rodriguez is mostly a ground ball...
Pirates (1-2) at Dodgers (1-2)
10:10 PM–Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
After yesterday’s deflating loss to the Cubs, the Bucs headed out west for a six-game swing that begins tonight in LA. The game is late, obviously, and will be televised by ROOT after the 7:00 Pens game ends (there shouldn’t be a conflict).
You are now looking at the new...
Last night was a good night to be a Pirates fan. Two hits! Shutout! Scoring more than a run! Frankly I can’t think of too many awful things from last night. As you guys know, when a Pirates fan has very few awful things to talk about it was a good game. One awful thing…