After the Steelers lost to the Bears last Sunday, many of my co-workers began saying, "Well, we still have six [Super Bowls]."
This seems to be the trend anytime someone is critical of the Steelers, or if the Steelers lose. Winning six championships is an incredible accomplishment. But contrary to popular belief, six championships is not the most.
The Packers, Bears, Browns, and Giants own 12, nine, eight, and seven league championships, respectively. Pittsburgh has won the most Super Bowls but not the most league championships.
The last two Super Bowls Pittsburgh won have been scrutinized and criticized for questionable calls, and non-calls which directly helped the Steelers win.
No other team's league championships have been so dissected. And most of us don't recall that Pittsburgh was terrible from 1933-1971. During that 37-year time frame, the Steelers won 168 games or only about five per year.
Many other franchises have been much more successful consistently throughout their existence.
Pittsburgh is not the greatest team of all time.
Proud of West Branch
I would like to comment about an article that was recently published in the sports section of the Mirror.
This article was published Sept. 17 and was written by Philip Cmor. The article was concerning the upcoming game between the West Branch Warriors and the Glendale Vikings. It was entitled, "Glendale setting sights on a 3-0 start."
After looking down through the article, one will find that Glendale has only played two teams. So, how are they 3-0 if they haven't played West Branch. Once again, the Warriors have been written off.
For the past two years, I have been a manager on the West Branch football team. I'm proud of who I work for. I didn't go to two weeks of two-a-days, and go to practices nightly or games weekly because I want something to do.
I do what I do because I believe in my football players and coaches. I stand up for them because that is what brothers in the game of football do - through bad and through good. Please don't write off a team of hardworking, rough and tough guys who just want to play the game in peace.