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moedap
07-02-2007, 10:05 AM
New England right now clearly stands as the team of the 2000 decade. There is only 2 more possible superbowl winners in the 2000 decade. Since teams of the decade are determined by the number of Superbowl wins there are only 5 teams capable of equaling the Pats 3 SB wins: Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Bucs, or the St. Louis Rams. I think the probability of Tampa or St. Louis winning the next 2 SB's is a very low 0.10 probability(no science pure opionion). Although the Ravens have a higher probability than the previous 2 I think their offensive problems(Mcghee doesnt solve them) prevents them from winning 2 in a row. That leaves only 2 teams in MHO that could possibly win 2 SB in a row to challenge N.E. for team of the decade: our black and gold or the Colts

Only 1 team can claim Team of the Decade and since 2 SB wins by either the Colts or Steelers would tie N.E. another factor has to be used to determine the TOTD. I chose to look at a few post season stats to determine if the title could be taken from N.E.

Indianapolis Colts
2 AFC Championship appearances 1-1
4 Division crowns
6 playoff appearances

If last 2 SB wins
4 AFC Championships 3-1
6 Division crowns
8 playoff appearances


Pittsburgh Steelers
3 AFC Championship appearances 1-2
3 Division crowns
4 playoff appearances

If last 2 SB wins
5 AFC Championships 3-2
4 Division crowns
6 playoff appearances


New England Patriots
4 AFC Championship appearances 3-1
5 Division crowns
5 playoff appearances

Assumption of making playoffs
4,5, or 6 AFC appearances, 3-2, 3-3
7 Division crowns
7 playoff appearances

Based on those simple stats I would have to say if the Colts win the next 2 they would be the clear TOTD for the 2000's. Our black and Gold would lose out to the Patriots due to the slight edge N.E. has in the stats and our history against them in AFC Championships. Of course this is all moot if N.E. wins 1 more b4 the decade is over.

Livinginthe past
07-02-2007, 01:02 PM
Interesting thread - its going to be difficult for any team to win the next 2 SB's during the salary cap era.

I think the sheer level of consistency gives the edge to the Patriots over their rivals - however that could change if they failed to make the postseason the next 2 years, or they got beaten by the same foe in the playoffs (and that foe went on to win the SB both times).

The Colts seem the most likely to take the throne at this point as they have shown an (annoying) ability to beat the Patriots over the last couple of years.

Maybe the same lethargy will set in with the Colts the year afer the won the SB as happened with the Steelers - who knows?

rbryan
07-02-2007, 01:20 PM
2007,2008,2009 would make three more seasons wouldn't it?? We get it, you guys really like the patsies. Between you and the pro New England contingent at ESPN, you must all be very happy with yourselves.

Someday everyone will realize that ESPN bought and paid for those SB's

SteelCityMan786
07-02-2007, 01:32 PM
The Decade isn't over till 2010.

moedap
07-02-2007, 01:46 PM
2007,2008,2009 would make three more seasons wouldn't it?? We get it, you guys really like the patsies. Between you and the pro New England contingent at ESPN, you must all be very happy with yourselves.

Someday everyone will realize that ESPN bought and paid for those SB's

There are only 2 more superbowls in this decade 2008 and 2009.

I hate the patsies i have been a black and gold fan since 1974 and I was born and raised in Spfld, Massachusetts. However, my hatred for them doesnt cloud my since of reality and they really had our number for much of this decade(thats where the hatred comes from).

moedap
07-02-2007, 01:47 PM
The Decade isn't over till 2010.

A decade is ten years 2000 - 2009(10 years)

Livinginthe past
07-02-2007, 01:55 PM
There are only 2 more superbowls in this decade 2008 and 2009.

I hate the patsies i have been a black and gold fan since 1974 and I was born and raised in Spfld, Massachusetts. However, my hatred for them doesnt cloud my since of reality and they really had our number for much of this decade(thats where the hatred comes from).

Well said.

Some people have a hard time grasping reality when the subject of a team they don't like raises its head.

I don't like the Dolphins or the Jets but I give props where they are due.

ESPN conspiracy theories are for the bitter.

rbryan
07-02-2007, 02:11 PM
Never said I wasn't bitter. BTW although the 2009 SB may be played in Feb of 2010 it is still considered the 2009 season. 3 years left, so don't count your chickens just yet.

rbryan
07-02-2007, 02:26 PM
The Patsies will always have an asterick next to thier SB wins in my book.

It's mind over matter and it doesn't matter to me whether you mind or not. Patsies are cheaters.

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-02-2007, 02:42 PM
Well said.

Some people have a hard time grasping reality when the subject of a team they don't like raises its head.

I don't like the Dolphins or the Jets but I give props where they are due.

ESPN conspiracy theories are for the bitter.

I dont know....I'm pretty sure the Zapruder tape shows Stuart Scott behind the grassy knoll.

Livinginthe past
07-02-2007, 02:43 PM
I dont know....I'm pretty sure the Zapruder tape shows Stuart Scott behind the grassy knoll.

LOL :toofunny:

rbryan
07-02-2007, 02:47 PM
I never liked that cross eyed son of a gun

RoethlisBURGHer
07-02-2007, 07:43 PM
If the Steelers go on to win the next two Super Bowls and beat the Patriots en route to each,I think there would have to be a tie between the Steelers and Pats.

They both beat the Colts en route to a Super Bowl...they would be 2-2 against each other in playoff match-ups...same amount of Super Bowls.

verks36
07-03-2007, 05:04 AM
Very very curios thread. Alot if Ifs and but it makes a perfect scenario come true (stelers win next to superbowls) I could see we would have a great shot at becoming the team of the decade because that would mean 5 afc champion ship games.

Then again the chance of that happening is so rare and we learned last year how hard it is to repeat. From what is looks like now it seems that the patriots have this decade looked up and we still only have the 70s. But hey you never know what can happened in the NFL i have seen crazier stuff.

Elvis
07-03-2007, 05:31 AM
As of right now, it has to be the Patriots. But I see the tide changing over to the real hard hat, hard working town that it is supposed to be in ..... the Burgh...!!!
:tt02::tt02::tt02:

vasteeler
07-03-2007, 11:46 AM
The Patsies will always have an asterick next to thier SB wins in my book.

It's mind over matter and it doesn't matter to me whether you mind or not. Patsies are cheaters.

i dislike tha patriots more than anybody but come on cheaters:dang:

CantStop85
07-03-2007, 07:50 PM
The Patsies will always have an asterick next to thier SB wins in my book.

It's mind over matter and it doesn't matter to me whether you mind or not. Patsies are cheaters.

In that case, how many people do you think will have an asterisk next to the Steelers SB XL win?

Livinginthe past
07-03-2007, 11:52 PM
In that case, how many people do you think will have an asterisk next to the Steelers SB XL win?

Ruh Roh.

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tony hipchest
07-03-2007, 11:55 PM
In that case, how many people do you think will have an asterisk next to the Steelers SB XL win?i would say 100,010

100,000 seahawk fans
+........10 bengals fans
___________________

100,010

revefsreleets
07-06-2007, 03:03 PM
My guess is that the whole "team of the decade" thing may be over. The Pats winning another SB in the next couple years will earn them the title, but it sure seems like parity is finally settling in and there will be a lot of different teams playing in and winning the Super Bowl from now on.

Preacher
07-06-2007, 08:24 PM
First... the season of 2009 has a SB of 2010... Thus, the 2010 superbowl is still considered this decade... actually, 2011 SB is still this decade... and the year 2010 is still in the 00's decade.

How? The years start at 1-10, 11-20... 1991-2000... 2001-2010. Since the 2011 SB is for the 2010 year, it is also this decades SB (as it is the end of the year).

Thus... being chronologically specific... there are actually 5 superbowls left... including this years... 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

However, in normal NFL accounting... it is only the 2010 year that will count, just like the SB in 1980 counted for us.

thus, there is 4 SB's left. Which means, we can win three or four more.

MasterOfPuppets
07-06-2007, 08:37 PM
First... the season of 2009 has a SB of 2010... Thus, the 2010 superbowl is still considered this decade... actually, 2011 SB is still this decade... and the year 2010 is still in the 00's decade.

How? The years start at 1-10, 11-20... 1991-2000... 2001-2010. Since the 2011 SB is for the 2010 year, it is also this decades SB (as it is the end of the year).

Thus... being chronologically specific... there are actually 5 superbowls left... including this years... 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

However, in normal NFL accounting... it is only the 2010 year that will count, just like the SB in 1980 counted for us.

thus, there is 4 SB's left. Which means, we can win three or four more.

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