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mesaSteeler
11-01-2009, 07:55 PM
Sunday's question of the day: In all of sports, which one team can be considered "America's team"?
November 1, 2009 | 12:05 pm
LA Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/question-of-the-day/

Qotd Is it still the Cowboys? Or someone else? Reporters from the Tribune family tackle the question of the day, then you get a chance to chime in and tell them why they are wrong.

John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times

The Dallas Cowboys were once America’s team although we’re not sure they were voted that honor or just announced it. You know them Texans. And then there was the time that both the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs were laying claim to that distinction because of their superstation coverage of just about every game. But now, with virtually every sports event available on cable or satellite you have to look at which team brings the most raw emotion. So, you need look no further than your television tonight for Game 5 of the World Series. It’s the New York Yankees. Love them or hate them they rally your emotions. Now, it is an ironic stand to call them America’s team. America is all about making money. The Yankees are about spending it.

Bill Kline, Allentown Morning Call

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not glitz like the Cowboys. They are not moneyed like New York and the Yankees. They are not Hollywood glamour or Showtime. And they most certainly are not lovable, embraceable losers.

The Steelers, you see, represent what's good and right about America: That hard work, strong defense and, when it's needed, an effective offense or counter-attack will win out.:applaudit::applaudit::applaudit:

Pennsylvania steelworkers were the backbone of America's industrial revolution, and now the Steelers are the blueprint for working hard and doing things right in sports. When sports turns sordid with shootings and steroids and scandals, fans can always take solace in the sturdy Steelers.

Even the name "Pittsburgh" is as rock solid as a crushing tackle by Jack Lambert or a thundering run by Jerome Bettis.

The Pittsburgh Steelers: A solid team in a solid town filled with solid people. Ain't that America.

(The Yankees America's team? Don't make me laugh. They damn near outspend every other team in baseball combined and this is their first time back in Series since the Arizona Diamondbacks beat them in game 7. They are the reason I don't watch baseball anymore. As far as I'm concerned they are represent everything that is wrong with America.. - mesa)

Give It To Abercrombie
11-01-2009, 08:11 PM
(The Yankees America's team? Don't make me laugh. They damn near outspend every other team in baseball combined and this is their first time back in Series since the Arizona Diamondbacks beat them in game 7. They are the reason I don't watch baseball anymore. As far as I'm concerned they are represent everything that is wrong with America.. - mesa)

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Christian Snyder
11-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Sunday's question of the day: In all of sports, which one team can be considered "America's team"?
November 1, 2009 | 12:05 pm
LA Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/question-of-the-day/

Qotd Is it still the Cowboys? Or someone else? Reporters from the Tribune family tackle the question of the day, then you get a chance to chime in and tell them why they are wrong.

John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times

The Dallas Cowboys were once America’s team although we’re not sure they were voted that honor or just announced it. You know them Texans. And then there was the time that both the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs were laying claim to that distinction because of their superstation coverage of just about every game. But now, with virtually every sports event available on cable or satellite you have to look at which team brings the most raw emotion. So, you need look no further than your television tonight for Game 5 of the World Series. It’s the New York Yankees. Love them or hate them they rally your emotions. Now, it is an ironic stand to call them America’s team. America is all about making money. The Yankees are about spending it.

Bill Kline, Allentown Morning Call

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not glitz like the Cowboys. They are not moneyed like New York and the Yankees. They are not Hollywood glamour or Showtime. And they most certainly are not lovable, embraceable losers.

The Steelers, you see, represent what's good and right about America: That hard work, strong defense and, when it's needed, an effective offense or counter-attack will win out.:applaudit::applaudit::applaudit:

Pennsylvania steelworkers were the backbone of America's industrial revolution, and now the Steelers are the blueprint for working hard and doing things right in sports. When sports turns sordid with shootings and steroids and scandals, fans can always take solace in the sturdy Steelers.

Even the name "Pittsburgh" is as rock solid as a crushing tackle by Jack Lambert or a thundering run by Jerome Bettis.

The Pittsburgh Steelers: A solid team in a solid town filled with solid people. Ain't that America.

(The Yankees America's team? Don't make me laugh. They damn near outspend every other team in baseball combined and this is their first time back in Series since the Arizona Diamondbacks beat them in game 7. They are the reason I don't watch baseball anymore. As far as I'm concerned they are represent everything that is wrong with America.. - mesa)

Baseball needs a salary cap, IMO. Not trying to hijack your thread but I was just wondering what you think?



BTW, I think Pittsburgh is America's team. I once heard a rumor that the Steelers sell more merchandise than any other team.



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mesaSteeler
11-01-2009, 08:25 PM
Baseball needs a salary cap IMO. ,What do you think? Not trying to hijack the thread but I was just wondering what you think?



BTW, I think Pittsburgh is America's team.:thumbsup::tt04:

I could not agree more. It also needs revenue sharing.

Give It To Abercrombie
11-01-2009, 09:46 PM
I could not agree more. It also needs revenue sharing.

It has revenue sharing.

mesaSteeler
11-01-2009, 10:00 PM
It has revenue sharing.

Oh? And I guess the Pirates are a competitive small market team as well. The form of revenue sharing in baseball is useless.

T.Richardson
11-01-2009, 10:04 PM
It has revenue sharing.

Major League Baseball's revenue sharing agreement does not require recipients to spend the "shared" revenue on actual ballplayers. All that is required by teams is that they use the money "to improve the product on the field." That requirement has not been enforced by the League. In reality, the money can go anywhere. It can even go into the owner’s pockets.

stb_steeler
11-01-2009, 10:57 PM
I think Pittsburgh is America's team. I once heard a rumor that the Steelers sell more merchandise than any other team.



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They do just look on Ebay......:tt04:

X-Terminator
11-01-2009, 11:18 PM
Major League Baseball's revenue sharing agreement does not require recipients to spend the "shared" revenue on actual ballplayers. All that is required by teams is that they use the money "to improve the product on the field." That requirement has not been enforced by the League. In reality, the money can go anywhere. It can even go into the owner’s pockets.

Which, of course, is what Bob Nutting has been doing with it. Why do you think he refuses to open his books? That is one thing that needs to be changed in the next CBA - require teams that get revenue sharing money to spend it on players. They also need to lower the threshold so that more teams will chip into the revenue sharing pot. Right now, the Spankees, Red Sox and Mets are contributing all of the money. And of course they need a salary cap as well as a salary floor so that, once again, owners like Bob Nutting can't cut payroll and pocket the savings.

Anyway, we've gotten off-topic...

tube517
11-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Art Rooney Sr. was offered the title before the Cryboys and turned it down. If The Chief doesn't want it then it is set in stone.

steeltheone
11-02-2009, 11:21 AM
Just wanna be Pittsburghs team thats all!