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Steelers to wear patch commemorating first championship

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It took the Steelers 42 years to win an NFL championship.  It’s been 40 years since that happened.

The Steelers have announced that the team will wear a patch to commemorate the victory in Super Bowl IX by wearing a patch against the Saints on Sunday, November 30.  The Steelers won that game in New Orleans, against the Vikings at Tulane Stadium.

Players from the ’74 Steelers will be recognized at halftime of the game against the Saints, which is currently set for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX but which could in theory be flexed to prime time.

The Steelers are embarking on a six-year window for 40-year anniversaries.  The Team of the ’70s also won Super Bowl X, Super Bowl XIII, and Super Bowl XIV.

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  1. clashpoint says: Jun 10, 2014 6:54 AM

    I’m going to get one and wear it on my footy pajamas.
    Go Steelers!

  2. buzzbeaubank says: Jun 10, 2014 7:10 AM

    Huh. You’d have thought they were all in the last decade judging by the constant chest thumping. At least nofool remembers them, though.

  3. zam0854 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:11 AM

    Hey, whatever can get this team thinking they were once good is a plus in my book.

    Just recently I started during the same thing. I beat Buddy Evans in the bean bag race when I was in 3rd grade. Since it was the 20th anniversary the other day, I started wearing my blue ribbon.

    #ImDifferent

  4. rfedorick says: Jun 10, 2014 7:15 AM

    The Steelers came into the league in 1933 and it took them 39 years to win their first division title. Amazingly their owner got in the Hall of Shame despite being the owner with the worst record in the nfl before his laughable induction. Jerry Jones won three championships in his first six seasons and the way the media taks about him like he averages two wins a season. Maybe the Rooney family allows the media to babysit his nephews broken zipper every weekend?

  5. abninf says: Jun 10, 2014 7:16 AM

    I’m a Steeler fan but I can recognize the fact that Dallas is America’s Team and has the most Super Bowl wins with no asterisks.

  6. humbleminded85 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:19 AM

    Shout out to all the Steeler fans who, when it comes to on field success, have nothing more to throw at Ravens fans these days besides the whole “we got 6 we got 6″. More importantly shout out to all the logical Steeler fans who clearly realize that 80 years compared to 18 is enough to throw that out of a reasonable Raven/Steeler conversation. And finally shout out to all the Ravens fans who let those same “we got 6″ Steelers fans know if they did a little simple division they would clearly see that the Ravens have a better SB appearance percentage. Steelers appearing in a SB a average of every 13.3 years with Ravens appearing in a one every 9 years, respectively.

  7. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 10, 2014 7:22 AM

    Always looking back to the glory days lol.

  8. 75rockrasin says: Jun 10, 2014 7:28 AM

    Funny, the “X” looks like a steroid needle..

  9. bmoritz2003 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:35 AM

    humbleminded85, where the hell did you learn math? The Steelers have appeared in 8 out of the 48 Super Bowls, which is 1 in 6. Hell, they’ve won 6 of 48, which is 1 in 8. Are you really that stupid? Oh wait, you’re a Ravens fan, so yes, you are.

  10. crisorio58 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:41 AM

    Stop, your organization is not even comparable to the Steelers organization.

  11. clashpoint says: Jun 10, 2014 7:41 AM

    “humbleminded85 says:
    Jun 10, 2014 7:19 AM
    Shout out to all the Steeler fans who, when it comes to on field success, have nothing more to throw at Ravens fans these days besides the whole “we got 6 we got 6″. More importantly shout out to all the logical Steeler fans who clearly realize that 80 years compared to 18 is enough to throw that out of a reasonable Raven/Steeler conversation.”

    Interesting and extremely biased way of arranging your time frames. Another way would be to recognize that the Ravens are just the purple Browns and how about we compare at their franchise numbers for the last 40 years or so and see how that looks? Or we could compare their head-to-head records – especially in the playoffs – in this century? Would you like that?

    I rather think the best way to look at it is to say there were both 8-8 last year and see how it goes this year. I’m betting on the Steelers. You’re on your own.

  12. zam0854 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:45 AM

    Jerry Jones is one of two NFL owners that is also the GM of their team (other is Cincy). Let’s make a list of accomplishments for these guys from the past 20 years. Sorry cowboy fans, that’s one year after the Super Bowl runs.

  13. whatjusthapped says: Jun 10, 2014 7:47 AM

    Ya, it was 40 years ago and yes, they did beat the Vikings but didn’t everybody back then? Some accomplishment if the team they beat ended up being 0-4 in Superbowls.

  14. ravanator says: Jun 10, 2014 7:50 AM

    Steelers still living in the past. Once our rivial, the Steelers are turning into the biggest joke in the league. At least the fans can brag about superbowls they won before most of them were born. Cheers!

    #greattimetobearavensfan
    #ravensownthenfl

  15. yoymon says: Jun 10, 2014 7:52 AM

    no need to throw anything at ravens fans, their too busy commenting and paying attention to steeler articles, and as far as the we got 6 thing, im sure youd never talk about it if your favorite team had them.

  16. humbleminded85 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:59 AM

    bmoritz2003 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:35 AM

    humbleminded85, where the hell did you learn math? The Steelers have appeared in 8 out of the 48 Super Bowls, which is 1 in 6. Hell, they’ve won 6 of 48, which is 1 in 8. Are you really that stupid? Oh wait, you’re a Ravens fan, so yes, you are.
    —————————————————————
    My bad I did say appearances but I clearly meant wins with those numbers. And hey stupid there was championships before they were called the SuperBowl, you guys just don’t want to accept that. In fact the Green Bay Packers have 9 to your 6. So congrats to the Packers for having the most championships in the history of football.

  17. humbleminded85 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:05 AM

    Don’t mention that there was championships before the “Superbowl” to a Steeler fan as they will just put index fingers in their ears while running out the room yelling lalalalalalalalala I can’t hear you lalalalalalala

    Packers rings= 9
    Giants rings= 8
    Steeler rings=6

    Try twisting those numbers around bmoritz2003

  18. troy43mvp says: Jun 10, 2014 8:14 AM

    I love the people who are saying that the “Steelers are living in the past”….it’s called actually having a history of winning. Cleveland and Baltimore split a SB in 2000 (cuz let’s face it it was a Browns team & Baltimore didn’t have anything to do with it aside from providing the uniforms). Baltimore has one more SB. By comparison to the Steelers, that’s cute. Now have a cookie drink all of your milk, roll out your mat and go nappy kiddies, the real team of the division has more history to make.

  19. piscataquis007 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:15 AM

    @humbleminded85. I see you’re a Ravens fan, so I’ll type slow. First of all, you say the Steelers appear in a Super Bowl every 13.3 years, the Steelers have appeared in 8 Super Bowls, which means the NFL will be hosting Super Bowl 107 this year. (there have only been 48 Super Bowls)
    Yes, I know, there were Championship games prior to the Super Bowl era.
    On the other hand, you say the Ravens have appeared in a Super Bowl every 9 years. As the Ravens, that’s true, but the Ravens are not a new franchise (such as the Texans, Jags, Panthers, etc.), they are the franchise that moved from Cleveland to Baltimore, just a name change, nothing more.
    So, if we’re talking about Super Bowls (and you were) the correct math would tell us the the Steelers appear in a Super Bowl every 6 years and the fanchise currently known as the Ravens appear in a Super Bowl every 24 years.

  20. wvucolumbus says: Jun 10, 2014 8:34 AM

    Steeler article: Ravens and Browns fans littered all over the message thread.

    Ravens or Browns article: Crickets

    Just sayin’

  21. jmblosser82 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:43 AM

    humbleminded85, Ravens are not a true expansion team. The Browns/Ravens in the SB era are 2-0, Steelers are 6-2. I will give the Browns credit that they did earn 8 titles in the AAFC and NFL pre Super Bowl and Baltimore has won 6 SBs but 4 of those trophies relocated to Indy. Overall the edge goes to the Browns but the Ravens are still the low man in the pole.

    Recent history yea both teams have 2 SB wins but the Steelers made it 3 times in the last 10 seasons and also eliminated the Ravens 3 times in the playoffs, so again the edge goes to the Steelers.

  22. coachkilla6 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:48 AM

    13 > 6. Recognize!

  23. jtbsteeler says: Jun 10, 2014 8:59 AM

    Does the Steeler fan chest thumping hurt your feelings?

  24. Bull Rush says: Jun 10, 2014 9:00 AM

    yoymon, you should see the amount of Steeler fans commenting and paying attention to Raven articles. Usually the first to post a comment is a troll.

    Steelers have 6 but clashpoint has it right. The past is not an indicator of future success in the NFL. Every year is different. Steeler and Raven fans need to remember neither won the division last year and neither were in the post season.

  25. gashmr says: Jun 10, 2014 9:02 AM

    Congratulations to Steeler fans! The Steelers have a proud tradition that goes back 40 years. In that time they have won 6 Super Bowls and played in 2 extremely competitive championships that they did not win.

    I remember in ’79 when the town won the World Series and the Super Bowl!

    Anytime that you can get to the big game 8 times or once every 6 years that is something to get excited about.

    As a Seahawks fan I tip my hat to a great team!
    Pittsburgh Steelers. I even forgive the fact that they beat the Hawks to win one….

  26. 75rockrasin says: Jun 10, 2014 9:04 AM

    I love all these steeler fans who conveniently forget the first 40+ years of their history. It’s as if to them, the NFL didn’t start playing until 1975.

    So, I’m waiting for Packer fans to start throwing all their titles in everyone’s face..

    Oh wait, class is the determining factor.

  27. crisorio58 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:13 AM

    Face it, Raven fans we are the most dominant team in the NFL, the Ravens will always be the little brother, the Steelers are reloading, it will be a matter of time when these guys all have a year or two under their belt that will be representing the AFC in the Super Bowl, Ray Ray is gone your team is dead now.

  28. weepingjebus says: Jun 10, 2014 9:13 AM

    Let me guess, there will also happen to be various commemorative jerseys for sale with that patch.

  29. williamshatnerstoupee says: Jun 10, 2014 9:14 AM

    Jeez, every Steeler article the Ravens fans and haters come streaming in, crying like little girls. After screaming about a repeat, Ravens fans tumbled to third in the division last year. Yet they continue to think they’re an elite team. News flash: They’re not.

  30. ravens634 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:21 AM

    wonderful, thats all we will hear about this season..how they won a super bowl 40 years ago…bunch of idiots.

  31. getyourownname says: Jun 10, 2014 9:36 AM

    Steelers have one of the best Super Bowl records, no doubt about it. No problem acknowledging that or letting them celebrate their past accomplishments, like all teams do.

    Their fans just have to stop pretending that (1) there were no NFL championships before the Super Bowl; (2) that they had anything to do with it.

  32. williamshatnerstoupee says: Jun 10, 2014 9:37 AM

    Actually, ravens634, they won one in 2008 and another in 2005. Do the math; far less than 40 years. Perhaps someday you’ll have a history that’s mentionable.

  33. getyourownname says: Jun 10, 2014 9:39 AM

    “After screaming about a repeat, Ravens fans tumbled to third in the division last year. ”

    Here’s an example of yinzer blindness, Steelers had the same record as the Ravens last year, drafted ahead of the Ravens, and did not make the playoffs, yet they repeat the “third place” mantra.

  34. whysomanylosers says: Jun 10, 2014 9:49 AM

    Bears =9 championships
    (including a 73-0 waxing of that Washington team)

    Just thought we need to add that.

  35. williamshatnerstoupee says: Jun 10, 2014 9:55 AM

    getyourownname, what does it matter where they drafted? You went from Super Bowl champs to 8-8. Face facts.

  36. sbchampsagain says: Jun 10, 2014 10:02 AM

    Was this one of the Steeler championship teams that Steve Courson was on?

  37. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 10, 2014 10:18 AM

    Say what you want, but the steelers were in superbowls in the decades of the 70′s, 90′s, 00′s, and 10′s. That’s pretty consistent success if you ask me. Ravnes also have a chance to keep their own streak going.

  38. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 10, 2014 10:20 AM

    Oh yeah, the only ones who care about pre-SB era are insecure packer fans.

  39. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 10, 2014 10:22 AM

    Funny how lots of comments are so envious of the Steelers record. I would rather you bash about that than to be a Raven fan having to defend your criminals since your inception. So keep it coming and keep defending and I’ll keep laughing.

  40. citizenstrange says: Jun 10, 2014 10:30 AM

    They’ll also be wearing a 4 as in this will be their fourth year in a row without a playoff win.

  41. watermelon1 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:38 AM

    So this is a workaround to try and get more prime time games?

    Assuming the halftime and pregame celebrations are going to be aired.

    Otherwise I can’t imagine the steelers getting rolled by the Saints is something worth flexing to the coveted spot.

  42. sb44champs says: Jun 10, 2014 10:39 AM

    It’s more than probable the Saints will be favored and will win that game in Pitt.

  43. humbleminded85 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:05 AM

    jmblosser82 -Recent history yea both teams have 2 SB wins but the Steelers made it 3 times in the last 10 seasons and also eliminated the Ravens 3 times in the playoffs, so again the edge goes to the Steelers.
    ————————————————————–
    Can’t deny facts… your right on all counts. It might be a slight edge but it is indeed a edge. And those 3 losses were tough. See that’s the anti “we got six” approach which, even though everyone has since taken it out of context, was solely what I posted about. I just hate “that guy” cause it’s weak when brought to a good old fashioned Ravens/Steelers bar conversation. P.S. Crown, JBL, and Drool this is called bringing something to the table. Spewing that same spiel every single day just makes you look lame and childish. I’ve never even seen this guy post but he just trumped everything yall have posted this year in one single post. All by just typing something so obvious and true.

  44. vikinggroininjury says: Jun 10, 2014 11:15 AM

    Was that the second or third Vikes loss in a super bowl? There’s been four total, so it gets a bit confusing…..

  45. holeinone09 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:26 AM

    citizenstrange says:
    Jun 10, 2014 10:30 AM

    They’ll also be wearing a 4 as in this will be their fourth year in a row without a playoff win.

    # # #

    This prognostication, from a so-called self-professed Steeler fan. Normally, fans have some optimism before the season starts, even if the team has sucked for years (which the Steelers have not). Before the gloom and doom, let’s see how the season plays out. Just keeping it real.

  46. nowillrepeat says: Jun 10, 2014 11:38 AM

    While playing the Saints, the Steelers can get a good look a what real Black and Gold looks like.

  47. steelersnowand4ever says: Jun 10, 2014 12:10 PM

    gashmr says:Jun 10, 2014 9:02 AM

    As a Seahawks fan I tip my hat to a great team!
    Pittsburgh Steelers. I even forgive the fact that they beat the Hawks to win one….

    See, not every Seahawk fan cries about the officiating in SB XL

  48. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:19 PM

    I enjoy nostalgia, mainly because it’s a reminder that there was life in Pittsburgh long before Roethlisberger.
    In fact, the Steelers won more divisional titles in the 10 seasons (1994 to 2003) prior to Roethlisberger that have in the 10 seasons (2004 to 2013) with him.
    I realize that for most of you, it’s “all about Super Bowls,” but for the rest of us it’s about even being in the hunt. Pretty difficult to be taken seriously with 8-8 records … against some pretty weak competition.

  49. scoobies05 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:58 PM

    no doubt the Steelers have won the most championships in the super bowl era…a record to be proud of for sure. however the league did exist before the merger. just because the Steelers couldn’t win anything for 40 years first mean that their fans get to discredit teams that did. and yes…the Ravens fell to third last year. and this is a new year. so let’s see what happens. finally, please come up with a new shtick. every team has had to deal with criminal issues…including the Steelers. so move on. your so called morality is clearly done on a case by case basis to your liking.

  50. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 10, 2014 1:21 PM

    the steelers have 6 rings that matter you morons.

  51. troy43mvp says: Jun 10, 2014 1:24 PM

    Fun Fact…The Packers beat the likes of the Frankford Yellow Jackets, Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs and the Providence Steam Rollers. In many of the Championships they had no playoff games let alone a Championship game. It was whoever led the division at the end got the Championship. That my friends is why Superbowls reign supreme. Heck Tuesday night bowling leagues even have playoffs. PLAYOFFS!!! I’m Talking about PLAYOFFS!!

  52. tundra67 says: Jun 10, 2014 1:44 PM

    There are those who only want to talk about Super Bowls (bunk), and those who want to go all the way back to the beginning of the league (a stretch) when debating which franchise is “best”.

    As usual, once the hype is set aside, the truth rests somewhere in the middle …

    The basis for the current NFL is the proliferation of television in most American homes over the course of the ’1950s, realized after the integration of the All-American League teams, and represented by the broadcast of the Colts-Giants Championship game at the end of that decade.

    The primary expansion of the NFL in 1961, the creation of the AFL, the development of the Super Bowl concept, the 1970 merger, the subsequent team additions, and the TV money along the way that has made the league a juggernaut ALL comes from that …

    Although I am a Packer fan, the early titles and the war year titles (while still meaningful to GB/CHI fans, etc.) just don’t carry the same weight as the titles won as the league became more mature and the level/depth of competition rose.

    Titles since 1959-60 is the fairest/best criteria.

    Green Bay still has the most >> Seven

  53. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 10, 2014 1:45 PM

    They’re wearing a patch because they’re having championship withdrawl symptoms.

  54. scoobies05 says: Jun 10, 2014 2:05 PM

    and I’m sure all of You Steelers hypocrites wouldn’t count pre super bowl titles had you won any. that’s what I thought. what a joke

  55. bengalguy says: Jun 10, 2014 2:10 PM

    Maybe they can give ‘m away @ home games and Stiller fans can wear them over their mouths!

  56. rikker12 says: Jun 10, 2014 2:12 PM

    Pittsburgh = 6 SB
    San Francisco = 5 SB
    Dallas = 5 SB
    Green Bay = 4 SB
    NY Giants = 4 SB

    Out of the top 5 Super Bowl winning teams, Dallas and SF are the only two not to win a Super Bowl in the last 2 decades. All other 3 teams have won at least 2 in that span. You can throw NE and Baltimore in the discussion as well.
    the most loses are denver with 5 and then NE, Minn, and Buffalo with 4.

  57. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 10, 2014 2:27 PM

    “The primary expansion of the NFL in 1961, the creation of the AFL, the development of the Super Bowl concept, the 1970 merger, …)

    They expanded by One whole team from 60 to 61. And the NFL-AFL merger was in 1966, the first year of the superbowl. Facts are tere was no significant changes from the 50′s up to SB I in 1966.

    “Titles since 1959-60 is the fairest/best criteria. Green Bay still has the most >> Seven”

    Your 1959-60 is only the best/fairest if you’re trying to line up the time frame that shows GB has more than 6. Just to test it, name one major change in the NFL that took place from 1959 – 1965.

  58. scoobies05 says: Jun 10, 2014 2:47 PM

    so isn’t counting super bowls only a way to justify the Steelers having the most titles. the Nfl has existed long before the 2 league’s merged. all titles count

  59. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 10, 2014 3:40 PM

    so isn’t counting super bowls only a way to justify the Steelers having the most titles. the Nfl has existed long before the 2 league’s merged. all titles count

    Who cares about the most titles? If you are a purest and have lots of pre super titles you may look at it that way, but most reasonable and logical fans recognize Super Bowls as the measuring stick. I know you want to take the side that is against the a Steelers because you are very jealous of the team your organization models itself by, except you have more criminals.

  60. holeinone09 says: Jun 10, 2014 3:45 PM

    Count whatever time period you like. Steelers have more championships that most of the teams. In terms of Super Bowls only, the Steelers have won almost 13% of all Super Bowls that were ever played. But go ahead and count since football was ever started. Who cares? The Steelers have provided most people of my generation with a LOT of winning football, much more so than most other teams.

    And it’s funny how some of these haters criticize Steeler fans for living in the past but then S T R E T C H the past all the way back until when dirt was originally created, to minimize how many Super Bowls the Steelers have won!

    They are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their first Super Bowl win. What in the hell are some of you haters trying to make out of that? It’s been 40 years since they won their first Super Bowl, do you dispute that? Sheesh.

  61. sandy102270 says: Jun 10, 2014 4:37 PM

    As long as they never wear the bumble bee uniforms ever again, I don’t think I care.

  62. tundra67 says: Jun 10, 2014 5:35 PM

    “Your 1959-60 is only the best/fairest if you’re trying to line up the time frame that shows GB has more than 6.”

    Shouldn’t that have read 4??

    Anyway, my point was that football surged in popularity in the late 50′s due to television and the broadcast of the 1958 Championship.

    So, while you’re technically correct that only Dallas and Minnesota were added in 60-61 (my error: Falcons and Saints were added in ’66-67), and you were definitely wrong about the date of the NFL/AFL merger – which happened in 1970 – there’s no reason to disrespect the great players in the ’59-’65 era.

    Why wouldn’t the championships of Johnny Unitas (Colts ’58 &’59), Chuck Bednarik (Eagles ’60), Bart Starr Paul Horning and Ray Nitschke et al. (Packers ’61, ’62 & ’65), Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus (’63), and Jim Brown (’64) be good enough for you?

  63. nea19812007 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:03 PM

    I don’t think either Dick Butkus or Gale Sayers were on the ’63 team. I think both retired without a championship.

  64. citizenstrange says: Jun 10, 2014 9:27 PM

    If — and only if — the Steeler defense can again start handing Roethlisberger seven or eight 13-9 wins a season the Steelers will have a chance at making the playoffs.

    If they have to rely on Roethlisberger being an “elite” quarterback ….. well ….. just expect more of the same.

    The Steelers will not win a playoff game until both Bottom Third Ben and Honest Mike “Twelfth Man” Tomlin are gone.

    Sad but true. Check back with me later.

  65. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 10, 2014 11:28 PM

    tundra and scoobs, all championships matter, I just said that most people don’t care about the pre-SB era. I just don’t see any similarity between a 14-team, no-playoff league and today’s game. Don’t get me wrong, all those individuals you listed and more deserve the utmost respect for what they did for the game. I just don’t believe the league champions in that era went through anywhere near what the SB era champions did, and therefore have not earned the right to be in the same conversation as the Super Bowl.

    And the steelers could have 50 pre-SB championships and I’d still feel the same way. I guess that comes with knowing I root for the greatest franchise in the history of the nfl

  66. scoobies05 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:30 PM

    no sir. most reasonable fans would count all titles. no one can deny the Steelers success in the super bowl era. but again, because the Steelers NEVER won a pre super bowl title, Steelers fans don’t want to count it. and its an insult to the giants and Colts and packers and bears and all the great teams and players that played before the league’s merged and the Steelers became relevant. you talk about how other fans are jealous of the Steelers when it’s fans like you who are jealous and won’t credit the achievements of those who were successful when the Steelers were awful for 40 plus years

  67. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 11, 2014 7:31 AM

    Can’t deny facts… your right on all counts. It might be a slight edge but it is indeed a edge. And those 3 losses were tough. See that’s the anti “we got six” approach which, even though everyone has since taken it out of context, was solely what I posted about. I just hate “that guy” cause it’s weak when brought to a good old fashioned Ravens/Steelers bar conversation. P.S. Crown, JBL, and Drool this is called bringing something to the table. Spewing that same spiel every single day just makes you look lame and childish. I’ve never even seen this guy post but he just trumped everything yall have posted this year in one single post. All by just typing something so obvious and true.

    I guess you need to realize that you look lame and childish by your inability to comprehend simple math. But your Raven Math may fool some I don’t buy what you are selling. I will say we got six every time a Raven fan says something blatantly false and just plain downright dumb, which happens quite often, but I try to curb the we got six and use it for the right moment. It’s obvious it troubles you so you spin what you want I will keep grinning at your angst.

  68. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 11, 2014 9:08 AM

    If the Steelers are lucky they will be 8-8 again this year.

  69. scoobies05 says: Jun 11, 2014 9:55 AM

    fair enough my brother. my counter would be that those old timers played for very low pay in far worse conditions then the modern players. to use another analogy, all world series titles count…including pre Jackie Robinson and pre expansion. but that’s another can of worms. hope you are well

  70. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 11, 2014 10:17 AM

    no sir. most reasonable fans would count all titles. no one can deny the Steelers success in the super bowl era. but again, because the Steelers NEVER won a pre super bowl title, Steelers fans don’t want to count it. and its an insult to the giants and Colts and packers and bears and all the great teams and players that played before the league’s merged and the Steelers became relevant. you talk about how other fans are jealous of the Steelers when it’s fans like you who are jealous and won’t credit the achievements of those who were successful when the Steelers were awful for 40 plus years

    Unlike you I saw the 1958 game live. I am not denigrating the pre Super Bowl titles and respect the efforts put forth; however we are not comparing apples to apples and if you can’t understand that I can’t help you. Being anti Steeler and hard headed is a very sad combination, but we understand your angst and wish you a speedy recovery. Need I remind you again we got…..lol

  71. clashpoint says: Jun 11, 2014 12:01 PM

    Well I guess that’s thread is about over, but I’ll make one more post with two points.

    So first of all, I want to remind people that this article is about the Steelers celebrating their first Super Bowl and nothing else. No other teams or their fans are invited. Since such a celebration is perfectly legal under American law, anyone who’s got a problem with it needs to go swim to Cuba.

    Second of all, I want to point out that in 1960 there were a mere 13 teams in the NFL. Now there are 32. The math says that it’s almost 2.5 times harder to win a Super Bowl now, than it was back then. I believe this greater level of difficulty needs to be calculated into the arguments comparing franchise titles. This is a very rational and legit argument, one based on statistics, something which all football enthusiasts love :)

  72. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 11, 2014 1:43 PM

    All’s well here buddy, hope with you too. I can’t wait for that first meaningful smashmouth september hit.

  73. scoobies05 says: Jun 11, 2014 1:54 PM

    I’m with you my man. already looking forward to week 2. so any ideas for a bet for this year?

  74. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 11, 2014 2:02 PM

    I remember throwing a few shots this offseason about finishing 2nd place to your 3rd (like that really matters), so how about the higher placing in the division wins?

  75. scoobies05 says: Jun 11, 2014 2:34 PM

    its a bet! same stakes as last time I assume?

  76. scoobies05 says: Jun 11, 2014 2:39 PM

    if you saw those great championship games from the golden age, how could you not place them as equal. the game itself has changed for sure But it’s still the nfl. this is the only sport that for some reason has a particular fan base who wants to determine when counting titles should start. hockey fans count all cup wins including those of the original six. world series victories go back over 100 years. those sports change as well but fans don’t start counting world series after 1961 expansion. So please explain why football fans should only count titles that were won when the Steelers became good enough to win them. and I would like to again say that I respect the Steelers and their accomplishments. it’s not “Steelers hatred” that drives this agreement. it’s just common sense

  77. sandy102270 says: Jun 11, 2014 9:37 PM

    “I want to point out that in 1960 there were a mere 13 teams in the NFL. Now there are 32. The math says that it’s almost 2.5 times harder to win a Super Bowl now, than it was back then”

    Wouldn’t it be exactly the opposite, as the quality of players at the bottom of current rosters is more diluted now than it was previously?

  78. clashpoint says: Jun 11, 2014 10:17 PM

    I, for one, never said titles from the era before Super Bowls shouldn’t count at all. I did post a very good argument why they don’t count as much and it was based on easy math.

    The game is much more competitive since 1960+ simply because there are 2.5 more teams now than there were then. It’s harder to win, it’s harder to repeat, free agency has made it harder to keep your players than back when they were unable to move around more than they are now. Player’s playing rights used to LITERALLY and completely be owned by the team’s owners. It’s much much harder to win a title now than it was in the old days. That’s just facts and logic.

  79. scoobies05 says: Jun 13, 2014 2:03 PM

    But that’s the way it was for every sport. yet Steelers fans are the only fans in any sport who want to start counting championships when it benefits their team

  80. sandy102270 says: Jun 14, 2014 12:39 AM

    “It’s harder to win, it’s harder to repeat, free agency has made it harder to keep your players than back when they were unable to move around more than they are now. Player’s playing rights used to LITERALLY and completely be owned by the team’s owners. It’s much much harder to win a title now than it was in the old days. ”

    If that’s the criteria, then you can’t even count the entire Super Bowl era, since true free agency didn’t begin until the early 1990s

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