Super Bowl 2013: Why Steelers Nation Should Root for the Ravens

January 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Super Bowl XLVII is a nightmare for Steelers fans. Those who bleed black and gold have legitimate reasons not to root for either the 49ers or Ravens. Under normal circumstances, the answer would be obvious: No self-respecting Steelers fan would ever support the Ravens. But the rooting interests here are a bit more complicated.
It’s no secret that Pittsburgh and Baltimore don’t like each other. That’s actually putting it mildly: The rivalry is a mutual hatred built on a foundation of respect. Still, a Steelers fan rooting for the Ravens is like a Celtics fan pulling for the Lakers to win another NBA title. It just doesn’t happen except under extraordinary circumstances.
Then there are the 49ers. Pittsburgh and San Francisco have no real animosity toward each other. Here’s the thing though: If the 49ers win the Super Bowl, it will be the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl. That will put them one ahead of the Cowboys and tie them with, you guessed i...

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