The Cleveland Browns and The Pittsburgh Steelers have a long and storied rivalry. It is one of the longest and fiercest rivalries in the NFL and it still continues to this day. The Fans of the Cleveland Browns hate the Steelers for many reason and here are five of the most important reason why they hate them.
1. Proximity – Most rivalries are born out of close location. Before travel became easier teams that were closer to each other played each other more often.Didn’t catch that? This explains it. Pittsburgh is just a short two hour drive from Cleveland so these teams played all the time which helped build the rivalry.
2. Because they 1970′s Steelers teams cheated – Every team used steroids in the 1970′s. The Steelers were just better at it than everyone else.
3. They overlook the Browns history – The Steelers have 6 Super Bowls and their record is definitely nothing to look down at. But, they consistently talk about how the Browns never win anything even though they have won 8 league titles and are one of the only teams to ever go undefeated.
4. They are division rivals – The Browns and the Steelers are in the same division. This means that they play twice a year, every year. Nothing makes you hate a team more than seeing them all the time. They are even years where they both make the playoffs where the two teams have played three times in the same year.
5. Jealous – Let’s be honest, Pittsburgh has 6 Super Bowl titles which is more than any other team in the league. The Browns don’t have any. This definitely contributes to the Browns fans hatred for the Steelers.