Big sports fan and sports card collector/dealer. I run 3 sports card related websites as well as holding down a full time job..
Again, well said.
That's true in baseball too - how often does the team with the best regular season record win the WS? How often does the best team in April and May win the WS? Rarely. As you pointed out, same is true in football. NBA can be a little different b/c they can peak, coast, and turn it back on in time to recover. But even that doesn't happen that often.
Yeah, I think the 'skins loss was really a blessing in disguise. I'll always remember the ONLY year Young won a SP was the same year they got ANNIHILATED by the Iggles at home (I think the final score was actually 117 to 12). The game was horrendous - Young was actually barking at guys on the sideline. Has to be the worst Niner loss I can remember.
And they won a SB the same year. Meanwhile the Pats went undefeated but came up short.
Gotta bolt. Take it easy.
It's no great accomplishment for me to be objective about the 'pokes b/c what am I gonna argue? The Niners are gonna give them a fight if they ever play? Talk about laughable. If I don't have to contort myself into believing the Niners are competitive w/Dallas, it's far easier to make an accurate assessment.
A real accomplishment would be staying objective about the Bums. Don't think I'm quite there yet.
It's gotta be a real trip being a fan of a team like the Cowboys and Yankees. There is no middle - everything is either boom or doom. For instance, I saw some article about how losing to Washington means Dallas is in legit trouble of missing the playoffs. Holy crap, talk about going off the deep end. It's ONE DIVISION LOSS.
As much as I don't like it, Dallas is the premiere squad in the NFC. In one game, maybe - MAYBE - you take the Giants. I'm still putting my paper on Dallas though; this time they'll see NY coming.
Super Bowl should be fun again this year.
Whoa, I appreciated your comments before coming to your profile. I'm even more impressed that you resisted whatever urge to insult and berate me for attacking your favorite athlete.
But, hey, on the upside, I'm a Niner fan so you can take much solace in the fact that we won't be on Dallas' level for at least another 3 or 4 years (an eternity in the NFL). And by then, Dallas may have moved to another stratosphere.
Yo, Marty check out my article that dissed Andrew's Romo's overrated one.