The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for victory in SuperBowls, having won 6 Lombardi trophies. This is hard to accept for the die hard Raiders fan, whose team has battled the Steelers so many times in the post season. But ultimately, it’s the Raiders who are to blame… It was up to Oakland to stop this yellow and black monster from bulldozing their way to the top, and our team failed when it was all on the line. Despite their loss in the 2010 SuperBowl, the Steelers are still ruling the NFL, and it’s the Raiders who let it happen.
So many playoff and AFC Championship games could have gone the other way had Oakland been able to put it together. But for a few quirks of fate, it would be the Raiders with 6 trophies, not those hated Steelers. The rest of the NFL can stand around and complain about the way Pittsburgh has risen, but for Raider fans it’s different. We know it was up to our team to stand in the way, and take that rightful prize, but the chances were blown and we have to live with the knowledge that it was all our own fault…
Last year’s meltdown in Pennsylvania, when the Raiders imploded during a horrible loss to the Steelers, hasn’t improved the picture. Sure, our defensive leader Richard Seymour KO’ed their quarterback, but we ended up losing anyways. It exposed the fact that Oakland was not quite ready for a playoff run, and showed what happens when an average team tries to climb up to the big leagues.
However, the lesson has been learned, and next year a more experienced, stronger and smarter Raiders squad will take the field. And this time I look forward to seeing Pittsburgh in the playoffs once more, so that Oakland can set things right and demolish the Steelers once and for all!