Originally Posted by scout
I think the Celts second team could give most of those teams a run for their money. I also think this belongs in another forum.
the patriots of the 21st century resemble the the top 10 celts team in many ways, but IMO this is the most important:
you can outperform and defeat them on paper. but ya can't do it ON THE FIELD (court), baybee.
one of the great joys of the late '50s, 60s, and 2000s for me has been watching boston teams go out and consistently BEAT BETTER SQUADS.
the 1962 (chamberlain-baylor-west-hairston) lakers were better than our boys, and you could also make arguments for several iterations of those '76ers (luke jackson, chet 'the jet', hal greer, wali jones, billy cunningham).
BUT THE CELTICS BEAT THEM, AND EVERYBODY KNEW IT WAS GONNA GO THAT WAY. EVERY YEAR.
and i think of that incredible rams team. the eagles, who as i recall were favored. and yet there was no doubt in my mind about the eagles game, or the panthers for that matter. remember our starting O-lines? no problem.
it's the same now, and for me, every game, it won't matter if the opponent is a better team or not. patriots will outperform them on the field, play after play.
so let the computer playoffs generate their resultss. i'll look at them and smile and think, "not on the field, baby. not on the court either".