The Steelers' Super Bowl victory sparked a vigorous debate between our writers -- which is the best-run franchise in the history of American team sports?
Note that best-run doesn't necessarily mean most successful; while success is obviously critical in this discussion, what each team has accomplished is only as important as how they've accomplished it. In other words, there has to be a method to the madness, longevity and creativity. There has to be a pattern of aptitude, a culture of excellence in the ownership and front office that transcends sport.
With that in mind, we've narrowed our debate to 10 teams. It's up to you to pick one. After the jump, one of our writers makes a case for each franchise, and you can vote for your choice. We'll keep voting open through Wednesday, February 7th, and announce a winner on Friday the 9th. Rock n' roll.
The Thinkers: Best-Run Franchise? originally appeared on Backporch FanHouse on Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.