This Super Bowl as Our Philadelphia Sports Junkie Sees It!

TITLE TOWN VS. STEEL TOWN:

2 of the Winningest Franchises to meet Sunday…GO PACK GO!

A lot of sports fans don’t know that the Green Bay Packers have won more NFL Titles then any NFL franchise, hence the nickname “Title Town”.  Many think that distinction goes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who HAVE won more Super Bowls (6) then any other franchise.  People forget that Football was played and Titles were won prior to 1967.

In any event, being from Eastern Pennsylvania, I can’t help but be extremely envious of the team from the Western side of the State’s success, while the Philadelphia Eagles haven’t won a NFL Championship since 1960!  Ironically, handing legendary Green Bay Packers Coach, Vince Lombardi, his only Postseason lose.  As a result of Pittsburgh’s success, I can’t help but hate the Steelers AND their fans!  What makes me sicker is when those in the National Media claim that the Steelers have such great, die-hard fans!  It’s easy to be a die-hard fan of a team that grew their fanbase tenfold while winning 4 Championships in the 70’s and remained a contender for most of the 90’s & 00’s after a few down years in the 80’s.  To me, die-hard fans sit in Philadelphia & Cleveland.  Despite the Championship droughts of both franchises, fans have continued to support the team and fill the Stadium.

Okay, enough of my rant. Bitterness aside, this Sunday’s matchup is expected to be a great one.  Both teams have the high-profile Quarterback and a tremendous defense.  They also both have a tremendous following, which should make for an electrifying scene at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Enjoy the game and GO PACK GO!

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Tom Glatz, Bucks County, PA

I’ve lived in the Greater Philadelphia Region my entire life and have been watching/following sports since I was 5 years old!  I have grown to love all that is Philly sports – Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, Eagles, Big 5, Army-Navy, etc.  I love talking/chatting sports with those who like or hate the Philly teams.  I tell it like it is, whether in favor of our Phillies or in favor of those DAMN YANKEES!  😀

tglatz@comcast.net

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3 comments for “This Super Bowl as Our Philadelphia Sports Junkie Sees It!

  1. Anonymous
    February 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    GREAT REVIEW!!!!!!!!!!! LOTS GO PACKERS>>>>>>>>>

  2. Eileen Martin
    February 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I can’t help it if the Steelers have done “too well” over the last 40 years to let me be considered a “real” fan. I started liking them around 1981 as 1 15-year-old living outside of Philly, and only later did I end up going to University of Pittsburgh, meeting several Steelers, and finding even more reasons to like this physical team that plays old-fashioned football with an emphasis on teamwork. I actually like the Eagles for many of the same reasons. I think being a diehard fan is NOT so easy when one lives mostly among the fans of the local team, as I have for the past 20+ years, yet I always stood by my team during the “Slash” days, the years where, despite playoff games, no championship would have been fathomed. This recent spate of wins incites more jealousy and haters, and again I still stand by my team. I am no bandwagon jumper, and I respect the fans of ANY team who are consistently behind them. Would I be a better fan if I hope they lose long enough to gain YOUR respect?
    And it’s “Stillers” not “Stellars”

  3. hal
    February 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I too favor the Steelers here! I know nothing about The Packers so to root for them would be wrong. My family loves the Steelers and my sister Jer, is a serious fan who lives just outside of Pittsburgh! She has given me a bunch of Steelers gear over the years including a “Terrible Towel” – Jer told us the other night that in Pittsburgh this week, all the babies that born are being wrapped in “terrible towels” rather than the traditional, pink or blue towels! Neat Story! Go Steelers!

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