ok, so going to school at PSU I know that I am going to face my fair share of Steelers bull**** thrown at me on a regular basis, so this was not really a surprise, but today was a really bad day and it made me think about a lot of things, maybe even transferring schools (im over that, but i did contemplate it). To set up this story, I decided on friday that I would wear my pats throwback sweatshirt on monday NO MATTER THE OUTCOME of the colts-pats game. Something that the steelers fans never do here (aka, they only wear their jerseys on days after wins). So in my first class, before it started, I got into a debate with a steelers fan over this statement: He claimed "Brady Choked" and "the colts will be known as the best team of the decade after they win SB XLI (the latter would not surprise me with the manning love fest that Sportscenter creates). I disagreed and said that I did not believe that Brady choked, but rather the colts outplayed the patriots in the second half. The entire class (that watched the game and was listenening to the debate) AGREED with the steelers fan! I was shocked. I kind of let it go when class started, but I looked over at the kid at one point, and he put his hands up to his throat and started to do choking motion sort of deal. I was pissed, but whatever. That wasnt even the worst of it. The next class I have is a public speaking class, and we had to do our introduction speeches. As I was approaching the front of the class for my turn, someone said quite loudly "Dont choke like brady did last night!". It threw me off, and my speech was awful. Thankfully that speech wasnt graded, but it still demonstrated to me how much people HATE the patriots. My teacher, being a stand up individual, after the speech (giving critiques) and after he said what he liked/didnt about my speech, he added: "and I respect that you are being a true fan of your team. The Pats dont have anything to be ashamed about". Which made me feel better about the whole thing (plus the speech wasnt graded). I guess the first point I wanted to discuss was: "Did Brady Choke?" and then "Why do people hate the patriots SOOOO much? are people really THAT jealous of success?" I just wanted to get that off my chest, cause it has been a pretty bad day.