The Pittsburgh Steelers are America's New Team

Bob MarleyCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2009

PITTSBURGH - FEBRUARY 03: Ryan Clark #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers sands on top of his truck with a Terrible Towel during a parade to celebrate winning Super Bowl XLIII on February 3, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

We all know about the Dallas Cowboys.

Since 1996, they are winless in the playoffs. During that time, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won 12 playoff games and two Super Bowls. How 'bout them Cowboys now?

Another thing you have to realize is the Steelers fan base is everywhere. The team could travel to Moscow and we, the fans, would be there. According to ESPN, in 2008, the Steelers were ranked No. 1 with the strongest fan base, with a sell-out streak extending back to 1972.

There was also another study done to determine the percentage of female fans a local sports team has. Once again, the Steelers swooped down and stole that one with almost double the size of the average city.

Let's look into some more statistics:

 

Super Bowl Victories

Pittsburgh: Six; Dallas: Five

 

Overall Record

Pittsburgh: 556-522-21;  \Dallas: 464-340-6

 

As you can see, the Steelers have won more games. Since the time the nickname "America's Team" was formed in the 1970s, the Steelers have had the highest win percentage and have received the most All-Pro nominations.

Think about America and which team it should support. The Cowboys are an overspending, underachieving franchise, and the Steelers are an underspending, overachieving franchise.

How would you answer this tough choice?

How can the Dallas Cowboys be "America's Team?" First, they don't play like a team.  Secondly, they haven't won a playoff game in 13 years. I just guess Steelers fans got it lucky.

 

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