Everyone is on the New England Patriots bandwagon, now that they’ve won the Super Bowl in such dramatic fashion. Before you dub this team as the greatest of all time, you’d better look at 3 facts.
Greater teams were Super Bowl Champions
There was a great team that started it all, the Green Bay Packers? They had a man considered the greatest coach of all time, Vince Lombardi (sorry Bill Belichick). Lombardi not only knew how to win, but how to destroy the opposition. But this was a different era. Consider some other teams.
No one can forget the Pittsburgh Steelers from the 70’s. This was the next real powerhouse in the NFL, and one that knew nothing about losing.
From 1983 to 2003, the NFC dominated the Super Bowl with 6 powerhouses. The San Francisco 49’ers started it all, and won 5 Super Bowls during this period. The Chicago Bears, for one year, 1985, played like the most un-beatable team of all time, and embarrassed their opponent in Super Bowl XX, 46 to 10, the New England Patriots I might add. The New York Giants and the Washington Redskins had their great runs, also destroying their opponents in the Super Bowl. And don’t forget the Cowboys of the 90’s. And finally, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put a team on the field in 2002 that destroyed the Oakland Raiders, 48 to 21, and a 3 time super bowl winner until the Buc’s humbled them.
I don’t know which of the above 7 teams was the best. I’m not concerned with the best. I’m writing about the team that’s not the best, the New England Patriots. Had the Patriots of today played any of these teams in the Super Bowl, both at their best, they would have been annihilated. The point spread would have been at least 21 points.
Greater teams destroyed their opponents
When each of the 7 great teams from the past walked on the field on Super Super Sunday, they didn’t think they would win. They knew they would win. They literally destroyed their opponents. But there’s more to it than that.
First, consider the fact that the Bears and the Buccaneers only won 1 Super Bowl. For the two years these teams were Champions, they were among two of the greatest teams of all time. The Bears destroyed a team with 5 total Super Bowl wins. The Buc’s beat a team with 3 wins. During the 49’er’s run, they won 5 Super Bowls against teams with a total of 5 Super Bowl Wins. The Giants won 4, against teams with a total of 8 Super Bowl wins. The Redskins won 3 Super Bowls, with total Super Bowl wins of 5. The Cowboys out did every body, winning 5 Super Bowls against 10 Super Bowl winners.
During the Patriots run, they practically had to fight for their lives in every Super Bowl they won. And they only beat teams with 2 total Super Bowl wins. That should have been 1 win. Had instant replay been used 1999, the Rams may not have beaten the Titans. Also, the opponents of the Patriots in the Super Bowls were mostly teams that couldn’t win a Super Bowl if it stood up and bit them in the ass. In fact, the Falcons had this happen to them, and still couldn’t win the damn thing.
New England Patriots are also chokers in Super Bowl
I wouldn’t exactly compare the New England Patriots with the Buffalo Bills. But the Patriots, like the Bills have lost 4 Super Bowls, against teams with 9 combined Super Bowl wins. The Bears won 1, the Packers won 4 and the Giants won 4. Had the official flagged Malcolm Butler for pass interference like they should have, they wouldn’t have won Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 (see photo below).
To be considered the Greatest Football Team of All Time, a team had to beat great teams.
Sorry Patriots, you’re not it.
I must mention one more team, the 1972 Miami Dolphins. This is the only team that had a perfect season. The Patriots challenged this record in 2007, only to choke at the end of Super Bowl XLII in 2008.
Where do the New England Patriots rank?
At best, I’d have to rank the Patriots as the 9th best football team of all time. By the time your ranking drops below 6th, you’re not really considered a great team. You’re just one of many good teams over the years.
The New England Patriots will not go down in history as one of the great teams. The only thing people will remember about the Patriots 40 years from now is,
“That’s the Team Tom Brady played for.”
Soon after Madonna made the comment, “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, . . .”, she became a target for investigation by the Secret Service. A petition has been launched to have her arrested and charged with a felony. This is bad. She could end up spending at least 10 years in Federal Prison, even with a plea bargain.
If arrested and indicted, Madonna could stand trial and fight it. There’s only one problem with this, and it’s a big one. The Federal Prosecutor has 200 million witnesses.
There is one way Madonna can get herself off the hook. She could retract her statement by saying, “You took my comment out of context. What I meant was, I have thought an awful lot about going to the White House, and blowing President Trump. Then, I’d like to blow Vice President Pence. I think they’ll like it. President Trump might grant me a Presidential pardon before I stand trial.“
If you’re a fan of The Andy Griffith Show, you may remember the episode entitled The Church Benefactors. Recall, an old member of the Church died, and left the Church $500, with the condition that the money be put to practical use. Aunt Bee wanted the money to be used for Choir Robes. Howard Sprague wanted to use the money to fix a structural problem in the Church, whereby, the Church was leaning to the left due to a drainage problem. The committee that made the decision on how to use the money consisted of Andy, the Reverend and Martha Clark. Martha voted for the robes. The Reverend voted to fix the leaning Church. As usual, Andy was left in the position where her was damned if did, and damned if he didn’t. Fortunately, Andy didn’t have to make a decision, because the Church was fixed by flooding the other side, and making it lean and straighten out. Click here is you want to watch the episode.
My point is, if the people on the Andy Griffith were able to figure out how to repair the leaning Church, why hasn’t someone figured out a way to fix the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
One of the hardest things to do is come up with good ideas. You have probably told yourself many times, “If I can come up with one good idea, I’d be set for life.” Now, there is a way.
Follow these 3 steps
First, fill a glass with water to the brim. Don’t use a coffee cup, or Styrofoam cup. The method won’t work unless you use a glass.
Second, before you go to bed, hold the glass with both hands, close your eyes and drink half the water. While drinking, think of the ideas you’re trying to come up with. After drinking the water, don’t say another word. Place the half filled glass on the night table, and go to bed.
Third, if you wake up with a good idea, drink the rest of the water normally. If you don’t wake up with a good idea, hold the glass with both hands, close your eyes and drink the rest of the water. Again, while drinking, think of the ideas you’re looking for. Within an hour or two, your mind will be flooded with good ideas.
Is this BS or NOT? NO, IT IS NOT!
Did you know that most Culinary schools do not allow their students to carry pepper spray? They consider this a weapon.
It’s all right to carry a case filled with sharp knives. They teach people how to take a knife, and cut a whole animal into small pieces. They also show students how to sprinkle pepper on the dead animals.
They don’t allow pepper spray because it’s too dangerous. Knives are much safer, according to the school.
Donald Trump is the second celebrity Elected President. The other was Ronald Reagan. Suppose other celebrities had been Elected President. It would have been very interesting. See your yourself.
TV Show: The Texan
Starring: Rory Calhoun
Rory Calhoun’s Name in the Show: Bill Longley
Distinguishing Feature of the Show: His gun sounded like a cannon.
The Real Bill Longley
Unlike Rory Calhoun, the real Bill Longley was ruthless, a racist, quick tempered, and unpredictable.
Like Rory Calhoun, the real Bill Longley was fast as lightning with the gun. He was one of the deadliest gunfighters in the Old West.
The real Bill Longley killed his first man in 1866, when he was fifteen, and was hanged in 1878.
The fictional Bill Longley was a nice fellow. Quite a difference from the real thing.
There is only one episode of The Texan on YouTube. If you want to watch it, click on the picture of Rory Calhoun above, or HERE.
You can also get the complete series of The Texan on DVD.
1. When someone asks you to do something, no matter what it is, ask, “What would you like to drink with that?”
2. Every time you write a check, write in the Memo Field, “For Cocaine.”
3. When you ride an elevator with someone you are with, point to them and ask, “Would you like to pull my finger?”
4. If you are out shopping with your wife, briefly separate yourself from her. Then, walk up to her, casually, and say, “I’ve been watching you from the other side of the store. You’re cute. Would you like to go some place where we can be alone and just make out?”
5. When you eat in a restaurant, and the waitress asks what you want to drink, tell her, with a serious face, “I’d like diet water please.”
6. The next time you get stuck in a elevator, and there are other people in there, act like you are having a highly emotional panic attack.
7. When someone takes your fast food order from the drive through window, say to them, “This order’s to go.”
8. You’re standing in line at at bank, or anywhere there is a lot of people around. Suddenly, you see a very good friend in the line. This is someone you trust, someone with a sense of humor, and someone you have joked with many times. Hit your hand with the fist from your other hand, and say to him, “It’s time we finished this once and for all. Come on.”
9. When someone invites you to a party, call them three days in advance and say, “I’m sorry. I won’t be able to attend your party. I have a headache.”
10. Call a theater that only shows pornographic movies (xxx-rated) and ask, “What’s the price of admission for children?”
BONUS Here’s one more, as an added bonus. When you go to a drugstore to buy condoms, ask the clerk, “Where’s the fitting room?”
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