Every so often, a team comes along that changes their sport forever.
They're the creators of new offenses and defenses, tweaking, shaping and manipulating tactics of the past, trying things other teams haven't or simply weren't able to for lack of talent.
They redefine the boundaries of what's possible, and in some instances, what's acceptable by the rules of the game, or even by the rules of society.
Truly, it takes a lot to be influential in sports, but as the following 50 teams show you, the world of sports is ever-changing, constantly evolving and setting new standards.
The following is the Top 50 Most Influential Teams of All Time.
Note: I'd like to give a special thanks to David Daniels and Adam Lazarus for providing the research for this article. They're a couple of Bleacher Report's best writers, so be sure to check out some of their work.