A few years ago, you couldn't read any NFL article or hear any NFL TV report without the media paying homage to 'parity' - a 'logical' result of the 'salary cap era'. Now you never hear it. Did it ever exist ? If it did, what happened to it ? My personal opinion is that it was a myth created by the media idiots in 2002 to explain why all their prognostications (e.g. 'greatest show on turf') were wrong, and why no one could predict the Pats winning.