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The best part of the Super Bowl is it serves as the unofficial starting point for the baseball season. Although the majority of those tuning in are probably more concerned about the spread (both the final Vegas line as well as the food and drink being served), there may be a few viewers actually interested in the game. Because Yankees’ fans who fall into that category could have a hard time picking a team to support, listed below is some data to help them make a choice.

Yankees’ Record in Seasons Following Packers’ and Steelers’ Championships

      Yankees
NFL Champion MLB W L Finish
1929 Green Bay Packers 1930 86 68 3rd
1930 Green Bay Packers 1931 94 59 2nd
1931 Green Bay Packers 1932 107 47 WS
1936 Green Bay Packers 1937 102 52 WS
1939 Green Bay Packers 1940 88 66 3rd
1944 Green Bay Packers 1945 81 71 4th
1961 Green Bay Packers 1962 96 66 WS
1962 Green Bay Packers 1963 104 57 AL
1965 Green Bay Packers 1966 70 89 10th
1966 Green Bay Packers 1967 72 90 9th
1967 Green Bay Packers 1968 83 79 5th
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers 1975 83 77 3rd
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 1976 97 62 AL
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 1979 89 71 4th
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 1980 103 59 AL East
1996 Green Bay Packers 1997 96 66 WC
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers 2006 97 65 AL East
2008 Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 103 59 WS

 

  Yankees
NFL Champion W L Pct Playoffs WS
Green Bay Packers 1079 810 0.571 5 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 572 393 0.593 4 1

Note: For NFL, end of season champions from 1920-1932; NFL champions from 1933 to 1965; Super Bowl champions from 1966-Present.
Source: baseball-reference.com and pro-football-reference.com

Although the Yankees have won more World Series following a Packers’ championship, the team’s record following a Steelers’ title has historically been better. Also, the Yankees have made the playoffs in a higher percentage of seasons following a Steelers’ championship (67% to 42%), so it seems as if Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi will probably be pulling for Pittsburgh.

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