Magazine November 7, 2016, Issue

Masters of the Game

A word of defense for elitism

Miami — The sun is blazing, and Steelers Nation is restive. It may be that the tribe members gathered at the newly rechristened Hard Rock Stadium in Miami aren’t used to getting serious sunburns in October — or it may be that they just aren’t used to losing, at least not to a bunch of second-raters like the 1–4 Dolphins with their dopey Jimmy Buffett fight song and their just-this-side-of-Scores “cheerleaders” and their communal “Hoo-ah!” after every first down. The visiting fans down in the high-dollar seats turn ugly in a hurry, with one couple — you know the couple,

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