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  1. PonyExpress

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    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071216/SPORTS03/712160458/1100

    No doubt Polian has been trumpeting this one to his cronies in the press, just as a couple of years ago he issued the proclamation: "We Indianapolis Poliannas have won 30 straight games in which we actually tried! The 5 losses we incurred during that span were in games which we deemed unimportant, or in games in which we didn't try too hard, or were insignificant playoff games!" Now we have another stunning accomplishment from this pompous crew: The Indy Colts are the first team in HISTORY to win 12 regular season games 5 years in a row!

    Unmentioned is that during their "unprecedented" run, the Colts regular season record is 62-16. The Patriots regular season record is 64-14. The Colts overall record is 69-19. The Patriots overall record is 73-16.

    IOW... Even with 2 regular season games remaining + playoff games, your NE Pats have already won more regular season games over a 5 year span than any team in history; And more total games, regular and playoffs combined, over a 5 year span than any team in history. Now THAT's a record worth mentioning.
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    great stats. always nice to see the colts get shown up
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    So they didn't win 12 plus games every year over 5 years?
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    Who cares? It means less than nothing.

    Hey, Miami has a 42-year winning streak of winning at least one game! Let's put that on a t-shirt! :rolleyes:
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    Agreed! ten
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    *cough* 10-6 in 2005 *cough* Ratgini as DC *cough* D that leaked like a sieve *cough*
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    they did, but we just won more less consistently.
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    If they did win 12 games per season for 5 straight years and no one else did, then that is sometihing that they can rightfully boast about.

    However, to only have 1 Super Bowl appearance during that time should keep the boasting down.
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    yes, and it scares me that you used "more less consistently" and it actually made sense to me. :D
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    Well said, and always the best argument when discussing Colts v. Pats success. SB is almost all that matters, imho.
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    Yes, it should; but it a noteworthy achievement in any case. Patriots fans would prefer that no team discuss any records whatsoever, since we are clearly the best team over the last five years, or in 2005 or in 2006. The proof is on the field, and five 12 win seasons is a great achievement in this salary cap era. That they have achieved this at the same time as being the 2nd best team for the period makes this achievment even more impressive. And the patriots have two SB appearances in the same peiod.

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    Since we're on regular season records, I think the Pats' 14 wins in 3 of the last 5 years deserves recognition. IIRC, I think the 49ers did that in 1989, 1990 & 1992 (3 in 4!). I remember the Bears winning 15 and 14 in 1985 & 1986, but no other years.

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    This is another pathetic thread.

    What is the problem with other teams celebrating their accomplishments? The Patriots are not the only team to heve ever won a game or a title.

    Also, the fact that the Colts have been EXTREMELY good the past few years actually makes the Patriots THAT MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE for having beaten them as often as they did. Minimize the Colts and youy are implicitly minimizing the Patriots.

    Sports is all about celebrating victories, whether it's one victory when you are 0-13, a division title when you go out in the first round, or a SB victory. If you couldn't be happy about your team's accomplishments no matter what they are then there would be almost no sports fans out there, and life would be far less interesting.
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    Not trying to defend Mangini but blaming that all on him is revising history.

    Bruschi had a stroke
    Johnson retires just before camp
    Seymour was injured for much of the early part of the season
    Rodney blew out his knee
    Vrabel was playing with a broken hand/wrist
    Beisel couldn't grasp the system
    Chad Brown couldn't play inside
    And the front office wiffed on Starks

    Then:

    Bruschi returned
    Seymour returned
    They signed Hawk
    Hobbs emerged as a starter
    Moved Vrabel inside


    And suddenly the defense was shutting teams out.

    And they would/should have been 11-5.

    Just trying to be fair. :cool:
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    This is a statistical oddity more than a "record". The 5 years runs of numerous other teams are more significant than that of the Colts. The 49ers from 89-93 won just as many games, but 14 games 3 times. The Cowboys from 91-95 won 2 fewer regular season games, but 11 playoff games and 3 titles. The 84-89 Bears won just as many games, despite a strike season. The 81-85 Dolphins would have won just as many games, but only played a 9 game season in 82. This isn't even mentioning the pre-1978 runs of the Dolphins, Steelers, Cowboys, Rams, Raiders, Vikings, all of whom played 14 games seasons. This regular season "accomplishment" is nothing remarkable, and is typical of blowhard Polian's chest beating.
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    There is nothing wrong with them "celebrating their accomplishments". And there is nothing wrong with us laughing about it.
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    Great info Pony
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    It's very impressive consistency, a genuine accomplishment.
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