What is the greatest franchise in the history of sports?
Take a second to absorb that question. There are a lot of factors that make a franchise successful. Are the most successful franchises the ones that have won the most championships? You could argue that.
Read the title of this article again. “Great Franchises That Make Your Squad Look Like Amateurs.” Maturity, class and winning makes an opponent look like an amateur. Successful franchises have strong leaders all the way from the owner to the water boy. The team does things in a professional and proficient manner, with the ultimate goal of winning a championship. They don’t cheat, lie, or steal to get it.
The best franchises over the years all have similar pieces: A handful of superstars, championships, and a boat load of money. If you’re not lucky enough to grow up in a city that boasts a legitimate contender, all of these aspects will help make your favorite franchise look like a bunch of dweebs. That’s because the combination of winning with sportsmanship leads to successful franchises that All-Stars want to play for.
Fans are also a major part of what makes a franchise great. Every team wants their fans to be passionate, excited, and outlandish. Fair-weather fans can make a franchise look like amateurs, too. If you want to be a fan of a sports team, you need to be in it for the long hall. Understand that your team isn’t going to win the championship every year. If you stay enthusiastic, show class, and encourage the team, your franchise will return the favor and do their best to win some shiny trophies.
Need a model to follow? Try the Pittsburgh Steelers. They’ve won a record six Super Bowls and have appeared in more big games than any other franchise in NFL history. Their colors have been adopted as the city’s unofficial swag outfit, and really, it feels like they are super competitive every single year. I really can’t remember a time when the team wasn’t at least decent. Add in an ownership family that’s second to none, some all-time great moments, and a fanbase that’ll put a hurting on you if you wear purple anywhere within the city limits, and you’re looking at one of the greatest sports franchises in the world.
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Including the Steelers, here are 10 Great Franchises That Make Your Squad Look Like Amateurs.
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