Steelers: Best Franchise Ever

Becoming first NFL team with 6 Super Bowl titles gives Pittsburgh a leg up
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 11:55 AM CST
Pittsburgh Steelers guard Darnell Stapleton celebrates with teammates after their 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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(Newser) – Move over, 49ers. Forget the Patriots and Cowboys. The Steelers have become the unrivaled kings of the NFL, the game’s greatest franchise, Charles Robinson writes for Yahoo Sports. “Dallas can be America’s team,” said Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel. “You can just call us the team with six.” That’d be six championships—more than any other NFL squad.

It’s not just the rings. It’s the family ownership, the string of committed coaches, the 18 Hall of Famers. “There’s nothing stronger than the history and tradition here,” says linebacker LaMarr Woodley. “We hear about those teams from the ’70s and ’80s all the time. Now we’re going to be talked about one day in history.” Indeed, after their 2005 championship, this could mark a new Steelers dynasty.