I'm not good at tolerating BS, either. Again, you're completely and utterly missing the point, and you're assigning thoughts to me that I don't have, nor have I stated in this argument. "The refs called the game against the Bengals, therefore they MUST be Steelers fans" - no, that's not my argument. But maybe if you, and all the other Steelers apologists, keep changing the argument, eventually maybe the argument will become that.
If the Bengals had won, the narrative would have been about how the Steelers played a dirty game, and their coaches were out of control. The Steelers won with the help of the refs, so the narrative from the Steelers camp and the Monday Morning QB is about how the Bengals are the ones with those problems. You have the luxury of saying Burfict is a dirty player because you won the game as a result of his penalty, but the refs have been targeting him as a dirty player for his whole career. If he's marked as a dirty player, refs are instructed to be on the lookout for his dirty play, and he never gets to escape that, no matter how clean of a hit he makes - if it's a hard hit, he's going to get flagged. That's the whole concept behind the fact that their are stiffer penalties for "repeat offenders." Whether he's actually at fault for anything, the refs are on the lookout for him, and are itchy with throwing a flag in his direction.
The rest of us who actually paid attention to what went on the other night see the Steelers for exactly what they are, and the longtime pattern that their dirty play goes unpunished.