by Adam Gretz
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Sitting in the stands on Sunday, muttering various expletives at the Steelers for losing a second consecutive home game that was right there for the taking, I began hearing a sound I hadn't heard since the days of Kordell Stewart, or, to a lesser degree, the days of, ugh, Tommy Maddox -- fans screaming for the backup quarterback.
Annoying as it may be, it's still somewhat impressive that Ben Roethlisberger went a good four-and-a-half years before he really started to hear it from the locals. Though, at this point, it's still limited to pockets of, I'm guessing, frustration. He's not yet to the point where he'll wake up some morning and find his front yard littered with garbage, or listen to local louts make up rumors about his personal life. Hopefully, we never go down those roads again. Not some of our finer moments as sports fans.
Anyway, there's not a bigger fan of Roethlisberger in the city of Pittsburgh than me, so, when an entire row of people ten rows up are chanting "WE WANT LEFTWICH," I tend to get a little frustrated.
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