View Full Version : Poll: Which team is really America's team?
01-31-2011, 11:25 PM
You know what to do...
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02-01-2011, 09:07 AM
I done did it, and apparently, we need more to do it. If the chunky soup contest is any indicator, we need to show up in full force.
02-01-2011, 11:39 AM
I know that there are going to be some here who say that if the Rooneys declined the moniker then we don't want it, but the truth is that the Steelers are the team most represented across the nation.
First of all, Dallas is not even in the mix. Sure, they were handed the label as the second choice 40 years ago, but history has proven that their representation is fair weather, and they are considered more of a public annoyance than a historic franchise. If it had not been for the fame brought on by their cheerleaders in the '70s (yes, depsite my hatred for the team I did have a poster of the cheerleaders on my wall as a kid) they would just be another franchise like the Bills and 'Niners.
Brings us to Pittsburgh and Green Bay.
The funniest argument that I hear from GB supporters are that they are representative of America because they are a publically held non-profit organization. Two questions.....how many of those thousands of shareholders are neither from Wisconsin, nor have ties to the state? Number two, what exactly is so American about turning a company that can generate hundreds of millions of dollars and operating it as a non profit? Sounds pretty unAmerican to me. :lol:
But let me ask you this.....How many times do fans of opposing teams get asked not to sell their seats to Packers fans for fear that they will invade their home stadium? Now we all know that not every contingent of Steelers fans that represent strongly across the country traveled there from Western PA. I'm sure that not every Steeler bar across the country is only frequented by displaced Pittsburghers.
To me, to be thought of as America's Team you take locals and those with ties to the city out of the equation. Remove those people and see who you have left around the country. I'm guessing more Steelers fans than anybody else.
02-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Eh, no thanks, it's better to let people think that another team is America's team, but deep down they know who that team is.
02-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Super Bowl XLV: Steelers' Woodley says 'America's team' has arrived in Dallas
By Dave Birkett
Detroit Free Press Sports Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – When he arrived in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley had a message for fans in the host city.
“This is America’s team right here,” Woodley said. “They say America’s team is Dallas, but I think the real America’s team is here playing in Dallas this weekend. They’ll be wearing black and gold.”
The Steelers have played in seven Super Bowls and have a record six titles, beating the Arizona Cardinals for their last in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla.
The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers both have five Super Bowl wins, the only other teams with more than three.
So where do the Steelers’ opponent Sunday, the Green Bay Packers, and their three Super Bowl wins fall in the discussion of America’s team?
“I don’t know where any of them fall in that situation,” Woodley said. “We got six Super Bowl trophies. I mean, everybody kind of falls behind us.”
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