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Old 10-27-2005, 12:59 AM   #17
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Default Re: Steelers enjoying typical disrespect...

I have to say that the Aaron Shatz power ranking system is the most laughable piece of journalism I have seen in a long time.

It has become fashionable to back your opinions with hard facts - but I think maybe someone is looking at the WRONG facts - surely Aaron looks at what his 'powerranking supercomputer' pops into his in-tray on a tuesday morning and can only groan "how can I possibly justify this load of nonsense?"

The most mind numbing of the rankings include.....

1. The recently vanquished Bengals ranked at No.2 - despite being shown who is the daddy in that particular division THAT VERY WEEK.

2. Chargers at No.3 - a team with a losing record at number 3? An argument can be made for being better than your record due to an adversely difficult schedule - but if you rank No.3 - then surely you should still be beating these teams.....

3. Miami 2-4 ranked ahead of 3-3 New England

4. 2-4 Oakland Raiders ranked ahead of 3-3 New England

We all know power-rankings are out there to cause debate....but I think this particular one should take a long walk off a short plank......not worth the cyber paper it is written on.

They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.
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