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Carson Palmer "Hates the Steelers"

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer told Sports Illustrated he "hates the Steelers." Who can blame him? The team that knocked him, and his team, out of the playoffs, and went on to the Super Bowl? Of course he hates the Steelers. Not that Pittsburgh minds.

Joe Starkey took Palmer's comments to the Steelers, where  Larry Foote said:

"Carson Palmer only beat us one time, so he should hate us," said linebacker Larry Foote, who knows the Steelers are 4-1 against the Bengals in the Palmer era. "I'd hate a team, too, if I only beat them one time and (lost) in the playoffs."

I asked Foote to gauge the Bengals' bitterness toward the Kimo von Oelhoffen hit that blew out Palmer's knee early in the Steelers' playoff victory.

"They self-destructed and started crying," Foote said. "But, you know, that's the game. People get hurt. You just have to get yourself together, get your composure. They lost it. ... When teams are forcing your will on you, it's going to make you do crazy stuff."

Starkey goes on to say that the "Steelers-Bengals rivalry has become the hottest in the NFL." Which may just be true. And makes us wonder: should we be starting a blog feud with Cincy Jungle sometime soon?

Nah... No need to kick 'em while they're down.

Go Steelers!