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2007 Patriots = 2006 Mavericks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    = FRAUDS! :D
  2. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Um, no. Not even in the same zip code. The 2006 Mavs weren't the best regular season team in the history of the NBA.
  3. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    = 2001 Mariners (record 116 regular-season wins)
  4. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    I don't even think they were favored to beat the Yankees in the ALCS. The Yankees had by far the more proven talent. Ichiro was the only great player on that Mariners team; the others (like Brett Boone) just happened to have career years all at once. Their pitching wasn't nearly as battle-tested as the Yankees' was with Pettitte, Mussina, Clemens, El Duque and Rivera. And their offense was not nearly as versatile as that of the Yankees'.

    Better comparison in baseball is the 1906 Cubs or the 1954 Indians.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Plus the Patriots got out of the first round.
  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    The basketball comparison I think of is the 1991 UNLV team. They destroyed everyone - I think their average margin of victory was over 30 - and were sort of the villains of the college hoops world. Then lost in stunning fashion to Duke in the semis.
  7. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    As did the Mariners.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I think there are some real parallels there, including the cheating aspect.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    The Mariners didn't even make it to the World Series. At least the Patsies "played" in the Super Bowl.
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    1988 Oakland A's
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    The Pats were at least in this Super Bowl. Oakland never really had a chance after Gibson's dinger.
  12. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    = 1980 Soviet hockey team
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