Feb 24, 2011

In Search of a New NFL Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

I am on a quest to find a new NFL team. I'm going team by team to find out which team is the best fit for me. Now let's look at the AFC North. Out of this bunch there are a lot of PLAYERS that I like...teams? I'm not sure about that. Now I turn to a team that on paper is a dream for any fan. 


You want to talk about wins? This team WINS. It seems like the Steelers are in the Super Bowl every two years. This storied franchise has won more Super Bowl titles (six), won more AFC Championship Games (eight) and played in (fifteen) and hosted more (eleven) conference championship games than any other AFC or NFC team. The Steelers won their most recent championship, Super Bowl XLIII, on February 1, 2009. They were also JUST in the Super Bowl two weeks ago. Do you understand that many teams will never get there in my lifetime? These fans should be the most satisfied in the league. What's not to like? I like Mike Tomlin and I think he's a great coach in the NFL. I like several players on the team including Troy Polomalu, LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall (pre-humping), and Mike Wallace. I also have much respect for the Rooney's and of course the Rooney rule. HOWEVER, there is an important player that I have issues with...BEN ROETHLISBERGER. I don't know whether he assaulted those two women or not but I DO think he makes poor decisions (i.e. the motorcycle accident). I find it hard to like the guy. I really do but if we're laying out a team pro and con style this team has way more pro's than con's. I can't believe I am going to say this but I am going with a proven winner. I am taking the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North. If I am going to be an admitted bandwagoner why wouldn't I jump on a winning wagon? 


So let's recap: 

  • AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs
  • NFC West:  San Francisco 49ers
  • AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NFC North: Stay tuned...
I'll be back Monday to take on the NFC North. This shouldn't be TOO hard. I mean come on...the reigning Super Bowl champs are in this division. 

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