Matt Pawlikowski of the Pittsburgh Sports Examiner takes great exception about an article published on Fox sports that said the Steelers Super Bowl Victory #6 should be asterisked.
Maybe FoxSports.com columnist Mark Kreigel should take heed of those words.
This coming after an article he published on the FoxSports web site Feb. 13, about the Steelers. I don't understand where he is coming from, and for those who take time to dissect it, I think you'll agree.
It's not in the positive mold, instead it is highly negative, and why?
Maybe its the fact he is sore the Steelers won a sixth Lombardi the week before. Maybe he's sore over the fact the Yankees, despite dishing out 8 billion dollars each year have not won a World Championship in eight years.
Whatever the reason, Kreigel in his ultimate wisdom has decided that the Steelers need an asterisk by No 6
The Steel Curtain comes down more after the jump...
The Steelers in the 70s were linked to steroid use. Steve Courson for one pointed at heavy juice use at least by the team linemen. Former coach Jim Haslip also spewed out 'steroids and Steelers' charges pointing a stiff finger at the team, until fan reaction beat him down. Furthermore, The ex-Steelers of the 70s show an extraordinary morbidity rate as they age. The Examiner failed to discuss those points.
What bothers me is that just two sources are cited for the accusation, and only one first person. That guy , Kim Wood who was with the Bengals of all teams. Are you kidding me? The Steelers repeatedly beat up on Cincy, going 14-6 during that period. Do you think there may be some resentment there?
There are no quotes from any player from the Steelers or the organization directly, instead the facts come from what a backup player who was trying to make the roster, Steve Courson, wrote in his book along with a newspaper article that was printed five years ago.
That is correct that the Chargers were among the first juicers in the NFL. However this critique (which is obtuse in writing) ignores the great information supplied by Steve Courson (who was not a backup) in his book.
Those Steeler fans love the Steel Curtain...love them to death