Sunday, June 19, 2011

The 1970s Steelers: The Virgo-Pisces Alliance

So now we come to the famous Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. This is the most successful Super Bowl unit in the history of the league. The same basic unit won four Super Bowls in just 6 years. So great were they that they have their own wing in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

I find it very interesting that this unit was basically a bunch of Pisces and Virgo guys. It's a bit broader than that, owever, this is a good rule of thumb.

It would seem that Cardinal Capricorn Coach Chuck Noll selected a bunch of highly mutable Virgo and Pisces guys who he felt comfortable shaping and molding. It is a fact that Chuck Noll did control the Steeler draft. He picked his people, and he did a hell of job for the first 10 years.

His choices are remarkably consistent with the principles general synastry. Astrologically speaking, he was attracted to the types of players we would expect him to be attracted too. He didn't break the liturgy much at all.

Another way to view it might be this: The Steelers selected a skiddish gun-slinger Virgo named Terry Bradshaw and then surrounded him with a bunch of Pisces guys to try to stabilize him. It worked. It worked like crazy. It worked for four Lombardi trophies. Speaking as a fellow September 2 Virgo, I can testify that this one way to do it. Most of my business partners in life have been Pisces.

I am sure you are all a little bit tired of hearing me drone on about the Virgo-Pisces axis of opposition. You know all about oppositional attraction and synastry. I've mentioned it about a thousand times. Well folks, the Steelers of 1970s are a very good reason to revisit this subject. Just read that chart and weep.

I've also mentioned the tremendous dynamism between Capricorn and Virgo. We just saw Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor in the Packer Dynasty. Now have a look at Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw. Their relationship wasn't always perfect. Terry went through some rough spots. Nevertheless, you cannot deny the results these guys obtained together. It's one of the most successful partnerships in history.

Of course, there is more than just Virgo and Pisces this starting lineup. John Stallworth, Sam Davis, and Ray Pinny are all Cancers. That's just dandy because Virgo and Pisces are just fine with Cancer. Incidentally, Terry Bradshaw's best buddy in life just happens to be Cancer named Jimmy Johnson. Incidentally, my best buddy just happens to be a Cancer. Also, there is tremendous oppositional attraction between these three Cancers and Capricorn Chuck Noll.

Only right guard Jerry Mullins breaks the liturgy. There is usually one statistical outlier in these dynasty lineups. It's usually fine if the guy is on the offensive line. Jerry Mullins is a Leo, but he is still pretty compatible with this unit. Leo is sandwiched between Cancer and Virgo in the summer season. Ergo, Leo is side-by-side with the both of us in the Zodiac. As such, there are similarities and great friendliness.

I have been learning about the Leo-Virgo thing lately... at the office. I also made an amazing discovery the other day. There have been 5 guys I have strongly advocated as draft prospects for the Rams over the past 2 years. Those guys are Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, A.J. Green, Maurkice Pouncey and Mike Pouncey. Guess what? Every last one of them is Leo. I didn't quite realize that at the time.

You notice that Pisces Billy Devaney couldn't care less about any of those guys. He just didn't want them. He'll draft the hell out of Scorpio or a Taurus, but never a Leo.

So what about Tight End Benny Cunningham? He is a Capricorn. What about running back Sidney Thunder Thorton? He is a September 2 Virgo just like Terry Bradshaw and me.

It's amazing just how self-consistent Chuck Noll was in drafting this crew. To thine own self be true.