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THE QUESTION

Pittsburgh Steelers: Greatest NFL Franchise?

Sure, they have six Vince Lombardi trophies, but are the Pittsburgh Steelers the all time greatest NFL dynasty?

Posted by Emil Steiner on February 3, 2009 8:40 AM
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Top Commenter February 3rd: FISCHY

The Steelers are the gold standard for long-term success in the post-merger era. On the other hand, they were the worst franchise in the pre-merger era, with the same Rooney family in charge -- so, maybe it balances out.

Posted by TOP COMMENTER, on February 4, 2009 12:15 AM

Steelers Are Closest

A dynasty is perhaps unattainable but arguably the Steelers are as close to attaining that designation as any team in the NFL

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on February 3, 2009 4:26 PM

The Rooney Blueprint Wins

In a league rife with copycats the Steelers have always followed their own blueprint. And it's built quite a trophy room.

Posted by Jim McCormick, on February 3, 2009 12:30 PM

Great Now, Not Always

The Steelers stunk for 40 years before Chuck Noll came on the scene.

Posted by David Aldridge, on February 3, 2009 11:18 AM

Consistency Proves It

Given their ability to span the decades with greatness with so few real rough spots, I would have to give the Steelers the nod at this point.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on February 3, 2009 10:56 AM

Dynastic Steel

Wilbon and Kornheiser rate Super Bowl XLIII and the Steelers' dynasty historically.

Posted by Kornheiser & Wilbon, on February 3, 2009 10:54 AM

Sixth Sense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the greatest franchise in NFL history.

Posted by Gene Wang, on February 3, 2009 8:45 AM

Are the Steelers the NFL's Greatest Dynasty?

Readers vote on the Pittsburgh Steelers place in NFL history

Posted by Reader Poll, on February 3, 2009 8:43 AM

Steelers in the Lead

The Steelers claimed their sixth Super Bowl title and officially stepped one inch ahead of the rest.

Posted by Zach Leibowitz, on February 3, 2009 8:30 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

samflores1: The word Super Bowl Champs, I give it to Steelers, they have SIX no other has SIX. Yet there is only one "America's Team, the Dallas Cowboy...

dhenken1: Hey Riverbear, the titles don't count until '32 when they started a championship game--that gives the Packers 9 not 12...

kimL1: A true Steeler Fan doesn't care a hoot about whether or not our team is the best in NFL history. The Steeler Nation hasn't got time to waste...

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