Originally Posted by tony hipchest
being that football is king, how would you rank the "toast of the towns" around 90-92?
That sounds about right to me. The Penguins were winning championships. The Pirates and Steelers were going on what? Ten years since winning a championship?
I'm sure many would disagree, but......
IMO, if the Pirates won back to back World Series through 90-92 and the Steelers won back to back Super Bowls through 90-92, that list would be different and read...
All it boils down to in my book, is hockey being behind football in this city hurts Crosby's chances of passing Ben Roethlisberger in popularity. Now, if the Roethlisberger completely tanks and Crosby continues at this level, that will obviously change. I think that's only normal. All things even, Roethlisberger wins.
Roethlisberger coming in and going 15-1 and then winning XL, plus the media attention he receives while playing in a football crazed city...he has the 'honor' of being the toast of the town.
Very interesting topic/conversation TH.