Traffic: Between sitting on the Parkway East waiting to get into the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, gridlock at the intersection of 51 and 88, constant construction on Rt. 28, coming to a grinding halt on the Parkway West atop Green Tree Hill, or navigating the confusing and congested Downtown streets, Pittsburghers get perturbed the most over traffic. We all have secret short cuts to try to avoid these nightmares, but a lot of the time you just can't avoid it. Why entering tunnels suddenly makes drivers hit the brakes, nobody quite knows. Pittsburgh traffic has even caused one frustrated driver to spoof Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" with his song and video "Move Ya Jagoff."
|The dreaded Squirrel Hill Tunnels|
|Just a typical day in Pittsburgh|
|Mayor Ravenstahl Tebowing|
|Don't you dare even think about moving that chair courtesy of boringpittsburgh.com|
Steelers - Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians is the one to blame if, 1) the defense lets up a 98 yd game winning drive in the 4th quarter 2) the offensive line is constantly injured and lacks talent 3) Not playing smash mouth "Steeler football" when you have unreliable running backs and offensive lineman. (Note: Arians was finally let go after the 2011 season)
Upset with national NFL "experts" not ranking Roethlisberger as the top QB in the league.
Roger Goodell for conspiring against the Steelers with fines and suspensions.
Phil Simms and his biased color commentary during a Steeler game.
Penguins - Sidney, Sidney, Sidney....his concussions, toughness, and future are popular fodder for fans as he continues to miss games due to the violent blows he has taken over the last two seasons.
Fans taking it personally if Mario Lemieux isn't regarded by "experts" as the greatest hockey player to ever grace the ice; being ranking # 2 or # 3 is just too ridiculous to comprehend.
Pirates - There is legitimate reason to be upset here, 19 losing seasons, cheap owners, and poor management.
|Classic Pitt Stadium and one of the best college uniforms of all time: the blue and mustard gold "Pitt Script"|
Pitt Basketball - Final Four anyone?
So.....let us conclude that there are a lot of things to complain about. But, talk to someone who left Pittsburgh and moved to another city. Ask them about St. Patrick's Day celebrations, parades to celebrate sports' championships (if the city has a major sports team), fireworks, amusement parks, ethnic foods, fish sandwiches.....They miss their city. Yes we love to hate our city.