Davicster Posted December 6, 2005 Report Share Posted December 6, 2005 As a die-hard Bengal fan---- and 15 year season ticket holder.....there is nothing more satisfying than Sunday's victory. One of my first few dates with my wife was a 6am departure to Pittsburgh in 03-- she also is a HUGE fan. That day much like Sunday was a joyous occasion.We arrived in the Burgh last Saturday @ 5ish-- stayed @ the Omni Hilton. After an hour or so in the bar...Chris Henry pops his head in the bar to see what was going on. At this point....we are pretty excited about the Bengals staying here and hoped we would see other players. On our way to dinner-- Chad was in the lobby patiently signing Jerseys and footballs. I was very sad I had brought my Deltha Jersey-- otherwise I would have run back to my room for a sig on my #85 Jersey. My wife took the liberty of walking up to him....patting him on the back and telling him to kick some ass tomorrow.When we got back from dinner--- We grabbed our Bengals gear and proceeded to "supposedly" Pittsburgh's premier sports bar- the Sports Rock. Not so premier in my opinion. I was hoping to find Bengals fans to party with but to my dismay....all we found were boxing fans...a few clad in Squeelers gear but not a Bengal fan in the house. After one bear--- we took off and called it a night. Had to get sleep for the momentus game approaching.The AM brought a little snow and wind--- damn it was cold. We bundled up ahd took off for Heiny field. I was pretty happy we had acquired club seats since it was a nasty day-- we get to the club @ 11 and secure a table. I spent the next hour or so cruising the club area and retrieving any and alll Bengal fans I could find....sad again to find only a handful out of hundreds of people....so with 6-7 lone Bengal fans huddled around a stand-up bar table.......we had our only little tailgate and convinced each other why we would win today. It was all nice and warm till about 1pm--- We decided to bundle up and brave the cold....as well as the fan noise. You are really never prepared for the intensity of the Steeler fans....it was loud and somewhat intimidating when you are two fans in gear among a sea of Yellow and black waving 60,000 terrible towels. After each Bengal score.....I am never really sure anything has happened. Its like a morgue-- My wife and I were very subdued with our celebrations for fear of death....but really I did not want to be that Squeeler a**h*** fan who stood up in front of us--- in your face after every score 6 weeks ago -- tauntung and drunk. I wanted to beat the $hit out of that fan so I decided to be a classy Bengal fan and just exchange mini high-fives with my wife. After we won the game--- I was blown away by some of the classier Squeeler fans. I wasn't ready for.... not one or two but maybe 10 different fans coming up and congratulating us on a great win. They told us to represent the AFCN--- wow.......amazing.We hopped in our car .....made the 4 hour trek back to Cincinnati ( damn.....I like our town so much better ) and. I listened to PB talk-radio for the first hour.... sad.We are 2-1 for the last three years.....not too bad. I expect we will win many more there over the next few years...W H O D E Y!!!!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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