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How can we be 2nd best when we beat you twice on Championship Sunday at Heinz field? You still have beat us in the playoffs and you've proven you still can't do that.........
Seattle and Arizona, have to be the two worst SB opponents in the history of football. Play a real team without the help of Terry McCauley and see how you make out.
yah the '79 LA Rams - and who did they loose to . .. oh the steelers you don't say . . .
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The Steelers win last night only further solidifies the Pats status as the team of the decade since they beat the Steelers twice on the way to 2 of those SB wins, both in Pittsburgh btw. The Steelers can claim that they are the team of the century with 6 SB wins but that's a totally different topic and should be looked upon by smarter people than I. The Pats are clearly the team of this decade.
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1) I am fascinated with the idea that the modern era began in 2000. We are clearly dealing with a pre-teen.
2) The Steelers are arguably indeed the best team in the modern era, which began with the merger, and the first Super Bowl. I would argue that SF is that team, but the steelers certainly have one of the top franchises.
3) The team of the decade is now still the patriots. A 2009-2010 win by the steelers would make that a virtual tie, with the patriots holding the first half of the decade, and the steelers the second.
4) We will be the team of the decade by winning the next Super Bowl, or if neither of us wins.
After tonights super bowl....you have now all become witness/fans of the 2nd best team of the modern era....the ne/ patriots..congrats...itll now take two years to out due the steelers....they are the most dominant franchise of the 2000s....nothing else you can say about it...
Trying to be objective...
Since the "modern era" of the NFL begins, according to the League's own definition (see NFL HOF Website) with Bert Bell's becoming NFL commisioner in 1946 that's quite a compliment! In fact, it would argue that the Patriots are superior to Paul Brown's Browns, Lombardi's Packers, Landry's Cowboys and Grant's '49ers (to name just three teams that have won titles since that time). Thank you, but I'm not even sure I would agree with that. There can be a reasonable debate as to which is the greatest NFL Franchise of all time and the four teams I named above, along with the Steelers, all deserve to be in that discussion.
If you're trying to say that the Pats have a legitimate claim to being the #2 Franchise of the Super Bowl era, I would agree with that, but still think that the Niners and Cowboys could lay claim to that title as well, though I do think the Pats belong seriously in the discussion. With six rings, the Steelers are clearly the number one Franchise of the entire SB era.
If you're trying to say that the Steelers are the number one Franchise of the post-Cap era (1992/93 on), then I would disagree with you. I think the Patriots and Cowboys can each lay legitimate claim to that title.
It is what it is. It wasn't what it wasn't.