I know this is old news by now but since I'm a brand new member and I wrote this blog a day after the loss to the Titans on another fan blog site I thought I would re-post it here to see what u die-hard Steel fanz think:
"Towards the end of the Titans-Steelers game, week16, running back Lendale White took the legendary Steeler Fan tool...The Terrible Towel....and preceded to step on it harshly and dig it into the ground while scraping dirt on it (the Titans handled the Steelers quite convincingly in the game by forcing 5 turnovers and winning 31-14). I got a feeling coaches and players in that Steel Curtain locker room will remember what Lendale did, if indeed they meet again in the AFC Championship game--and there's strong evidence that proves that could likely happen--Pittsburgh will have extra motivation to end the Titans season in front of their home crowd
Along with the players and coaches I know most Steeler Nation fans will remember that gesture by L.White and if I know SNF like I do they will let Lendale, his teammates--coaches and of course the fans know how pissed off they were by buying out half of the playoff tickets for that game and show up to LP Field with more fire, fervor and a heavy dose of annoyance to make sure its a miserable day/night through-out Nashville
I expect a potential Titan-Steeler game a 2nd time around will be more competitive and easily matched and play down to the very end of the last quarter; and I also expect Lendale White will get a chance to back up all the 'Smack' he instagated by burying the Terrible Towel. But I wouldn't bet my money on the Titans winning that 2nd matchup if both teams meet up in the playoffs, the Steelers has proven before they can go on the road during the playoffs and win especially if they've played that team before during the regular season and there seeing them again in the playoffs
You best believe Coach Tomlin will take that short clip of Lendale stomping on the T. Towel and use that as extra motivation to continue to push his team thru the playoffs and on to the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. But its not like the Steelers need extra motivation, they dont, but I'm sure White's act of dominant spontaneity will come back to haunt him and his team come playoff time. You would of thought most teams opposing the Steelers would of known better than to rile up the Steelers because 3 years ago during the regular season, @ Heinz Field, the Bengals T.J. Houshmandzadeh infamously wiped his shoes with the T.T., in a game the Bengals won, disrespected everybody in the Black & Gold that day but revenge was so sweet for Pitt because 3 or 4 weeks later (during the 1st rds. of playoffs) Pitt went in to the Bengals backyard and beat them soundly on route to their 5th super bowl ring
Bad omen for Lendale White? Maybe, but what I do know is that Steeler Nation Fans will be all over the internet tonite and all week screaming loud and clear about their team and how they feel about other organizations, their coaches and players on the field who show Disrespect to the Steeeelers. Believe me when I say this, its going to get nasty"