Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 9/21/12
In the 1970′s, the term ‘parity’ didn’t mean much in the National Football League. You were either a good team or you were a bad team and there were very few that would actually fall in the middle. In the American Football Conference, there were basically three teams; the Miami Dolphins, the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Dolphins of course would have their undefeated season and a total of two Super Bowl wins while the Raiders would have one in the ’70′s and another in 1981. The Steelers of course would ultimately be the team of the decade in winning four Super Bowl titles. With all due respect to the Dolphins, the one true AFC rivalry was the Raiders and Steelers. It was more than just two teams fighting for a playoff spot or a berth in the Super Bowl. This was city against city, personality against personality and above all else, pain against pain. These teams hated each other with such a contempt that it would be hard to truly find any rivalry today that could m...
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