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« on: Dec 16, 2007 at 17:14 »

Steelers attendance for their last three home games:

57,704
58,793
58,842


Heinz Field Capacity: 65,000


It's not like these haven't been big games or anything.  
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 17:22 »

not to mention about 20% of the people that were there left before the 4th quarter started.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 17:33 »

Is that actual turnstile attendance, or is it tickets being bought?

If it's actual gameday attendance, that wouldn't surprise me too much.....but I would be floored if that was total ticket sales, because my impression was that every home game always sells out, which I saw first hand while always getting a late jump on single-game ticket sales.


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« Reply #3 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 17:36 »

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Is that actual turnstile attendance, or is it tickets being bought?

Turnstiles. All of the tickets are sold from today through....well....a lot of years down the road.

Scalpers have been practically giving them away since the end of September.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 17:38 »

Wow thats more than I expected. I thought the attendance was closer to 46-50K
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 19:52 »

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Is that actual turnstile attendance, or is it tickets being bought?

Turnstiles. All of the tickets are sold from today through....well....a lot of years down the road.

Scalpers have been practically giving them away since the end of September.
Giving them away? Gotta ballpark on that? I'm far away, but, for next year....
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 19:54 »

I've heard the last few weeks seats could be had for less than $30 bucks fifteen minutes before kickoff.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 20:00 »

WHAT?!?

Damn, I gotta just come up there some day.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 16, 2007 at 22:12 »

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not to mention about 20% of the people that were there left before the 4th quarter started.
all those mother effers that decided to "beat the traffic" or "beat the bad weather" by leaving at the end of the third quarter can suck a BIG HAIRY DICK.  maybe it wouldnt have made a difference, but im sure it was those same a-holes that were out on the concourses fucking each other up their collective "sixes" while the Jaggies were marching down the field during a 20 play 10 minute drive to start the 2nd.  the ketchup bottle was a flippin ghost town on TV start of the 3rd...

I swear I only saw Y2Joyce sitting in the 500 section holding a flask and mouthing "where the fuck is everyone"

for those of you that stayed...congrats to you, you at least saw a thrilling comeback and were faithful to the bitter end.  the others...GFY
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 06:40 »

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I've heard the last few weeks seats could be had for less than $30 bucks fifteen minutes before kickoff.

Forget StubHub.  I'm coming up for gameday with cash in hand next year.

I would have to believe that horrible weather played a major role in the attendance--and the fact that one of those games was vs. the winless Dolphins.  But I'm surprised that there wasn't a huge crow for Sunday, big game vs. a rival that we seem to play annually in spite of not being in the same division.  Maybe it's just the gloomy attitude that we're all playing for the right to get smashed by the Patriots, so what's the point?

For the record, I do not ascribe to that point of view.  We've seen what can happen if you can get to the playoffs, and anyone, ANYONE is beatable when you get down to the final 12.

As for fans leaving early, I have no sympathy for that at all, unless it's 50-0 or something like that.  Even then I question it, cause you stick with your team through thick and thin.  You stay until the final gun, and if you don't, you're soft, you're a wuss, and you deserve to have your season tickets revoked.
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 06:42 »

Let me add that weather is also a pretty lame excuse.  Sunday was "Steeler" weather.
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 12:51 »

been saying that for the past two home games.  Tickets are ridiculously easy and cheap to get.

the weather was bad but so what.

and I was there til the end.
 
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 12:53 »

I was mighty pissed when the Jags went up 22-7.  Scared the dog and cat shitless, and Mrs. Finny got a little angry at me for being so vocal in my disgust.  That was nothing compared to the vitriol I had for the fans who started leaving.  WTF?  How can you ever leave, when Ben is QB?  We were laughing at those fools when the Steelers tied it up.  
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 13:39 »

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We were laughing at those fools when the Steelers tied it up.

Couldn't agree more.  We stayed for the entire debacle vs. the Ravens last season.  Didn't pay close attention to the game in the 4th (took the HoF walk, checked out the view from the ramp, etc.) but we were there.  I surely wouldn't leave in the 3rd quarter of a game, especially...

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when Ben is QB?

Maybe I'm a fool, but I believe in this guy.  I believe he will stick his neck out there and put it all on the line until the final gun, and more often than not give us a chance to win.  I have to stick with a guy like that.

 
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 13:44 »

To paraphrase the 80s punk band the Dicks, those people need to be shot.
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 13:45 »

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We were laughing at those fools when the Steelers tied it up.

Couldn't agree more.  We stayed for the entire debacle vs. the Ravens last season.  Didn't pay close attention to the game in the 4th (took the HoF walk, checked out the view from the ramp, etc.) but we were there.  I surely wouldn't leave in the 3rd quarter of a game, especially...
 
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Maybe I'm a fool, but I believe in this guy.  I believe he will stick his neck out there and put it all on the line until the final gun, and more often than not give us a chance to win.  I have to stick with a guy like that.

He made a bad decision on the final play last night, though.  Gotta get the ball past the sticks.
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 13:54 »

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He made a bad decision on the final play last night, though. Gotta get the ball past the sticks.

Yeah, but I guess it's better to get the ball to Heat and give him a shot than it is to take the sack, which was about to happen.  

Sorry to change the subject, but Heat gave an awesome effort going for the first down.  And can someone tell me again why we're not doing more to get the ball to him?
 
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He made a bad decision on the final play last night, though. Gotta get the ball past the sticks.

Yeah, but I guess it's better to get the ball to Heat and give him a shot than it is to take the sack, which was about to happen.  

Sorry to change the subject, but Heat gave an awesome effort going for the first down.  And can someone tell me again why we're not doing more to get the ball to him?
We're saving those terribly effective passes to Heat for the playoffs.  You know, ace in the hole?

BTW, at first I didn't think Heat made it, but that sausage-fingered Dierdorff changed my mind.  Looked like, on replay, he cleared 1st down by about a foot.  
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« Reply #18 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 14:04 »

I thought so, too. It was a lousy spot by the official, but not going to be turned over by review, as the camera was at a poor angle.
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 17:14 »

Miller should've had the first down anyway. He'd have had a better shot by taking the defender(s) on and trying to go over them. Once you're airborne, you're usually screwed. Just like that one Niner fan told me last week.

And splat had it right, I never leave early.
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 17, 2007 at 20:03 »

We always make fun of other cities for not selling out games, but our fans actually pay for the tickets then dont show up or show up for a quarter or so and then leave.
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 18, 2007 at 06:38 »

C'mon, traffic is a real bitch!
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« Reply #22 on: Dec 18, 2007 at 09:12 »

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We always make fun of other cities for not selling out games, but our fans actually pay for the tickets then dont show up or show up for a quarter or so and then leave.

I haven't been to a ton of Steeler games, but I don't remember empty seats at any of them.  I certainly haven't had any easy time getting tickets.
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« Reply #23 on: Dec 18, 2007 at 09:24 »

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Miller should've had the first down anyway. He'd have had a better shot by taking the defender(s) on and trying to go over them. Once you're airborne, you're usually screwed. Just like that one Niner fan told me last week.

And splat had it right, I never leave early.
I dunno how he could've done it better.  The defender went low on him and upended him, and the guy has the presence of mind to extend the non-ball-carrying hand and leverage as many extra inches out of his gravitational return (6 ft./s. sqaured) as he can.  Looking at the replay, I was pretty much in awe.  He got the ball as far as anyone in that situation could have, IMO.

I enjoy watching the games at home, but if I have the chance to get out to Heinz, I'm planting ass until the clock reads 0:00.  Calling out DeWayne Washington after he got torched by Torry Holt to the tune of 175 yards after several hours in cold, pouring rain: priceless.  You can't do that shit from your car, pussies.
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« Reply #24 on: Dec 18, 2007 at 10:00 »

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Calling out DeWayne Washington after he got torched by Torry Holt to the tune of 175 yards after several hours in cold, pouring rain: priceless. You can't do that shit from your car, pussies.

Now THAT'S funny.

Here's to hoping that we don't see a repeat performance Thurs. night.
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