It pays to read the competition sometimes. Helps to remind me just why I created this group.
I glanced a moment ago at the "Women R Us" blog, which dealt with Hank Steinbrenner's flapping lips. In the course of reading, I noticed the reference made by the writer of the piece (smoothsandy) about how "America's Team"--at least in HER opinion--should be the U.S. Olympic team. Valid point, yes. Yet, it reminded me of something I saw earlier today...and which is the reason for this little missive you read right now.
They were showing one of those "Top 10" shows on the NFL Network today, about the top 10 nicknames in the NFL. (For the benefit of Redskins fans, the "Over the Hill Gang" was #9; the "Hogs" made it to #3.) The "Steel Curtain" was #2 on the list.
Number 1?? Yes, boys and girls: "America's Team".
People, I'm gonna take these next few paragraphs to point out to America (AND the world) just why we have a problem with this. Obviously, this "survey" is biased. Here's why:
If ANY team (regardless of sport) has more of a legitimate claim to being called "America's Team", it ain't the Dallas Cowturds. (And, as much as I hate to admit it, not the Redskins either.) No, the Steelers have the true claim to the mantle.
Why do I say that?? Simple: THEIR fan base travels. Sure, we've got Redskin fans in New Zealand. (I know; I saw the guy @ a game a few years ago.) But, having seen a piece on "NFL Films Presents" a year and a half ago, I saw for myself that Steeler fans...even when they leave the greater Pittsburgh area...take that loyalty with them to all points of the globe.
How else to explain why, in Super Bowl XL, close to 70% of the crowd was cheering for the Steelers??
So drop to your knees, Pats fans. (And as far as Cowblow fans go...CLOSE your frickin' traps!!!) Turn your eyes towards the Steel City, for it's there you'll find the REAL "America's Team".
Oh, I can see the hate mail coming on this one...