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Greatest sports teams - last 50 years

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KJIM, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Guy I know is asking opinions on who the best teams are over the past 50 years. Figured I'd turn to the experts. God knows I don't have a clue.

    So, since 1962 or so, who would make the cut?
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    For one season or over a 5-6 year stretch?
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    1989 49ers. That NFL Network special that named the '72 Dolphins was the biggest bunch of bullshit.

    Also the 1992-93 Bulls, though opinions may vary within the Bulls genre.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    '85 Bears.

    End of thread.

    Well, not really.

    The 72-win Bulls.

    The A's from '72-'74, if we're stretching it beyond just one season.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Does the Dream Team count?
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Edmonton Oilers, roughly 1985 - 1987.
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    My admittedly short-sighted list that includes the best teams I've ever seen.
    '96 Bulls
    '98 Yankees
    '07 Patriots (HAHA)
    '96 Red Wings (Hell, even Chris Osgood scored a goal that year)

    EDIT: At least one of those Oilers teams should be on the list and I think the Dream Team should count and be No. 1.
  8. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    I'll take a stab at this, since 1962 is roughly when I first started following sports. Here's my top 10 greatest professional teams from the past 50 years. It's very unscientific, but I've tried to be as objective as possible.

    1. 1998 N.Y. Yankees
    2. 1995-96 Chicago Bulls
    3. 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens
    4. 1971-72 L.A. Lakers
    5. 1989 San Francisco 49ers
    6. 1976 Cincinnati Reds
    7. 1985 Chicago Bears
    8. 1983-84 Boston Celtics
    9. 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers
    10. 1984 Detroit Tigers

    PS: LTL is SO correct about the '72 Dolphins being by far the most over-rated team in the history of professional sports. They took advantage of a pussy schedule and a generally down, transition year in the NFL, talent-wise, to somehow win all their games.
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Good call on those '72 Lakers. That they won 33 in a row and went 69-13 in an era where they still played three games in three nights counts for a lot.


    Seven times during that season the Lakers played three games in three nights. In fact, the first three of their 33-game winning streak were in three nights.
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    In the carryover category, the Lakers teams that won in '85, '87 and '88 would have to be considered.

    As for strictly one-season teams, I'd consider the 1982-'83 Sixers and the 1966-'67 Sixers, too.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    A thousand times yes. If you were too young to remember those teams, pick up an NHL record book.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    84 Tigers don't get the props they should... nice pull Albert
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