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Saturday Top 5: Super Bowl Era Teams

Honorable Mention:

1988 San Francisco 49ers

1976 Oakland Raiders

And now the Top 5…

#5 1992 Dallas Cowboys – Jimmy Johnson assembled one of the greatest teams, talent wise, in NFL history. Aikman, E. Smith, “Moose” Johnson, Haley, Lett, Jay Novacek, Irvin and Harper formed a team that mowed just about everyone over. They totally destroyed the Bills in the Super Bowl in historic fashion, even with Leon Lett’s blunder running toward the endzone.

#4 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steel Curtain’s second Super Bowl Championship came in 75, with such greats as Franco Harris, Terry Bradshaw, and Lynn Swann. They lost two games all year, one of which was an inconsequential game at the end of the season and all but two games were won by two or more touchdowns. This was truly a great team. This team also did what rarely happens in pro sports, that is to repeat as champions. Another piece of interesting trivia was that the 75 Steelers started the great tradition of “The Terrible Towel”. It’s just a yellow dish towel, but it is twirled in menacing fashion.

#3 1984 San Fracisco 49ers – This incredibly talented team became the first in NFL history to send the entire defensive backfield to the pro bowl. They also were led by Joe Montana, who is considered by many as the greatest QB in NFL history. Oh yea, they destroyed Dan Marino’s Dolphins in the Super Bowl.

#2. 1985 Chicago Bears – Notorious not only for what many consider the most dominating defense in league history, but also for the “Super Bowl Shuffle”. It was the cheesiest rap, but it started a revolution in sports and entertainment where athletes did so much more than just play ball. Also, William “The Fridge” Perry provided plenty of good times for fans of trick plays when he would become the NFL’s largest running back on the goal line. This team lost one game all year, a late season loss to the Miami Dolphins (protecting the only undefeated season in NFL history). Gault, Singletary, Payton, Hampton, Perry, Dent, Wilson and Gentry were just of the few greats that really made this team the beast that it was.

#1. 1972 Miami Dolphins – The only perfect team in NFL history was the 1972 Dolphins.  While there were only 14 regular season games, the 72 Fins remain the only team to win all regular season and post season games. Shula, the greatest NFL coach, grabbed his first Super Bowl win with Griese, Csonka, Kick, Fernandez, Yepremian, Warfield, Morris, Buonticonti, Morrall and Fernandez who were some of the most notable names on this the greatest NFL team of all time.

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Monday Armchair Cowboy

Football is on hold for one week, and following the Super Bowl will be held until games resume in the Fall.  Sometimes it’s hard to let go. 😦

So, this week we have the Armchair Cowboy.  Marcela and I enjoyed the Homestead Rodeo on Saturday afternoon.  The clown was funny, but the saddle bronc riding, bull riding, and the intermission show with the two girls riding ponies beside a trained bull and rider were the highlights of a great time.

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Monday Armchair QB

It was a second week of disappointment for the Dolphins.  Last year, the fins managed one solitary win in 16 tries, and that win came against the Ravens.  The result of the season was a pink slip for Cam Cameron.  Baltimore gambled and hired Cameron as their own coach.  Cameron showed his appreciation to the Dolphins by strolling in town and taming the “wildcat”.  Ronnie Brown’s 4 consecutive game touchdown streak was haulted as Cam and the Ravens won 27-13.

In St. Louis, Steven Jackson finally had his big break out game of the season as the Rams destroyed the Cowboys.  Jackson accounted for 160 yards and 3 TD’s.  My fantasy stud receiver TO came up with a spectacular 30 yards.

How bout them Tampa Bay Devil Rays?  In game 7, they disposed of the Red Sox and are now headed to the Super Bowl of Major League Baseball, known as the World Series.  I predict record low viewership between the Rays and the Phillies.

There is a strong possibility that yours truly, a guru of fantasy football will lose to a team missing three players in his line up.  How embarrassing.

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