What about this story is the media's fault?
The fact that they took an innocuous comment by Stevens, ran over to Joey Porter with it, and now they're seizing on his response and trying to portray it as if it will result in WW III on the field on Sunday.
I seriously doubt Joey Porter read that quote from Stevens in a newspaper or online. I'll bet he first found out about it when some reporter asked him something like, "How do you feel about the boasts Seattle's Jeramy Stevens is making, claiming that it will be sad when Jerome Bettis leaves without the trophy?"
Even the headline is inflammatory. "Seattle defender's (sic) *boasts* spark Super Bowl war of words".