Excuses? what the hell have the Bengals ever won? I will give it to you for the division this season..... But do tell me... what the hell have you guys ever won? Nothing. Until this year, nothing in the past 15 years. We all know that. Fans nonetheless. We have lost many games in the time span. We have been beaten. Now ... come on Steeler fan ... say it ... repeat after me ... "we lost because the other team was better" Feel better? Say it in better detail, hoping it sinks in ... "The Chargers were a better team than us in that AFC Championship game." "The Broncos were a better team than us in that AFC Championship game." "The Pats were better teams than us in both AFC Championship games." "The Titans were a better team than us in that Divisional playoff game." "The Cowboys were a better team than us in that Super Bowl." "The Colts are the better team than us this year. The noise was not what beat us, it was the fact that the Colts are the better team." If you cannot repeat those words ... well ... then it's excuses. Plain and simple. no excuses here...I was at many of those games, was in Indy this season too.....they whooped up on us..you are right! but on the other hand....I do chat on a few other boards....the Charger fans told me all season about the 94 game.I was at that game too, and we did get beat there too.......no excuses... the only thing I am saying like I told the Charger fans......they cannot live forever off that 94 game,after which they lst the BIG ONE anyway.........I pat you guys on hte back for the division! but you have to admit your team has played terrible the last 2 weeks, tough to go into the playoffs with no MO!.....we have had to struggle to get that last spot.......got no help....good to go in off of 4 wins.......and do not tell me about teams we beat........Buffalo kinda knocked you guys down a peg the other week.......... Going to be a WAR on Sunday! True about the WAR...........maybe bad choice of words.........good to chat without all the s**t I have seen here.........BOTH WAYS.........will look forward to some good natured ribbing this week with ya......one of us will be POPPING off more Sunday evening.......... Well, you are absolutely in a minority here in the Burgh. Excuses come as surely as post-season losses. In any case, your response is appreciated, and I too think this Sunday will be one to remember (either way). Oh ... and WAR is surely best saved for the guys not playing meaningless, silly football games. Obviously, it's reserved only for those fighting and dying for each of us. (I've been trying to correct chest-pounding Steeler fans on this point for years!) As for us, we enjoy this SPORT. Fun nonetheless.