Steelers take over Patriots’ dynasty

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.”

Brady has won three Super Bowls. And, to me, this photo never gets old. 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.

If the Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers, it will be the franchise’s seventh Lombardi Trophy, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s third (make room, Canton), and yet another “dynasty.”

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.)


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