The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to the Super Bowl. Maybe I am not reading enough (aside from stuff on qualitative research methods), but I am mildly surprised more is not being written about a potential “dynasty.”
In the early 2000s, it seemed like all we ever heard about was the Patriots’ dynasty, Tom Brady and his dynasty. From 2000-’08, the Patriots went to four of eight Super Bowls and won three of them, including back-to-back titles in 2004 and ’05. Quite impressive, indeed.
From 2006-’11, the Steelers will have been in three of six Super Bowls. A win on Feb. 6 would give the Steelers three titles in that span. (They were also in the AFC Championship game in ’05, but lost to the dynasty-mongering Pats.)
When the Steelers dominated the late ’70s, everyone spoke of the Steel Curtain “dynasty.”The black-and-gold went to the Super four times in six seasons from 1975-’80. Furthermore,Terry Bradshaw‘s Hall of Fame bust was all but sculpted after the 1980 championship (in which he threw three interceptions) gave him four rings.
I had 30 minutes to kill and I do not want to read anything else regarding qualitative research methods. Is that so bad? (No. It’s not, I say.)