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  1. thechris

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    A friend and I were talking about this tonight. I claim that the 1994 San Diego Chargers are by far the worst team to ever be in the title game. Bobby Ross wasn't that great of a coach. Stan Humphries was pretty spare. And their running game of Ronnie Harmon/Natrome Means sucked too.

    So what do you all think? Were the Neil O'Donnell 1995 Steelers worse?
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    #12 Jersey

    1994 Chargers or the 1979 Rams... take your pick.. Stan Humphries was a gamer though... threw a great deep ball
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    2005 steelers, this aint gona be pretty....

    Seahawks BIG 27-0

    First Super Bowl shutout!!
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    2000 Giants, hands down.
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    any team that started neil o'donnell in the super bowl :bricks:
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    The Steelers were 2 Neil O'Donnel INT's from possibly pulling off a huge upset. The Cowboys were big favorites. That disqualifies that team from being the worst.

    It's easy to point to the 1979 Rams b/c they were 9-7 in the regular season. But they too almost pulled off an upset and actually had a lead late in the game. So they're out.

    The Chargers are a good guess. I always thought the Falcons team that played the Broncos was pretty poor. Some of the Broncos' Super Bowl teams weren't that special either.

    I'll vote on the Chargers based on the fact that they shouldn't have made it there to begin with and then they got absolutley destroyed in the SB.
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    Conveniently left out of the discussion is the 1985 Patriots.
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    We would list an Indianapolis Colts team, but you need one to actually make the Super Bowl to be included in the discussion. :rolleyes:
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    Also conveniently left out of the discussion are any Peyton Manning-led Colts teams because they.......................uh, that's right, they haven't been to any Super Bowls! Never mind. HA HA HA HA HA
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    a team of some distinction

    with a holy roller coach, coke-sniffing WRs and RBs, an all-world OG who says the QB oughta be wearing a skirt, and the owner in deep financial straits. long remembered, not forgotten.
    however, a cincinnati bengals team that lost to da jiints, mid 80s also comes to mind. ""ickey shuffle" runnin' around my brain.
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    If the 05' Steelers are going to be considered then it's only fair that the 85' Patriots are too. They made it to the Super Bowl nearly the exact same way. The only difference is I think the Steelers win it this year.
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    '94 chargers are definitely a good choice

    I think I would have to agree with it.
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    I'm undecided between Bud Dry and Bud Ice

    Of course you'll all remember BUD BOWL IV (1991) - Budweiser 38, Bud Dry 6.

    The game long termed as "The Tidy Bowl", fans in the metropolitan St. Louis area were outraged when NBC executives cut away from the action to run promos for the upcoming premiere of "Reasonable Doubts" starring Mark Harmon & Marlee Matlin. The game was a blowout, with newcomer Bud Dry unable to recover from a Bud Bowl record of seven turnovers. Several Bud Dry bottles admitted later that they came out "flat" due to some equipment snafus involving improperly tightened bottlecaps.

    But who can forget the pitiful defense demonstrated by Bud Ice in BUD BOWL VIII (1995 - Budweiser 51, Bud Ice 24)

    Ultimately I guess you have to credit Coach Budka for motivating his team with bulletin board fodder of quotes from Bud Ice players joking about "beachwood aging." The game wasn't even as close as the score would indicate. There was also that scary moment of tragedy when several Bud players had to be hospitalized after spraying beer wildly after their signature "cabbage patch" endzone dance.
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    #12 Jersey

    XXIV 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10
    XXII 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10
    XXI 1987 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20

    'nuff said
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2006
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    Hold on a second. I'm still laughing. Who writes your stuff?
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    Repeat after me......

    Brady to Champ

    Brady to Champ

    Brady to Champ

    Brady to Champ
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    That's right - he is the reigning Champ! Three times over no less - and two time SB MVP!

    Thanks for making me feel better Tony. You're a swell guy!
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    The 1991 Bud Dry team > the 1995 Bud Ice team
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    Other than the year that Norwood missed the field goal against the Giants those Bills teams were pretty much the AFC sacrificial lambs to the Cowboys and Redskins. Although that is probably more a reflection of the AFC in the 90's as a whole than the Bills
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    You make a good point.... and Bud Ice has more alcohol as well... I'm still not sure what the whole "Dry" thing was all about.
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    Its funny, because you said Brady to Champ four time, yet your talking about one interception, but when I say:

    Repeat after me:

    Manning to Ty

    Manning to Ty

    Manning to Ty

    I'm talking about three interceptions in one game, not to mention:

    Manning to Rodney (2003 Playoffs, Also in the enzone)

    Manning to Rodney (2004 Playoffs)

    Manning to Polamalu (Yes, that one counts)

    I'm sure theres more, but I can't think of any off the top of my head. But seriously, who writes your stuff. Your killing me. I'm still laughing.
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    My vote goes to the '89 Broncos & 2000 Giants.
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    I am sorry, I love that team. But the 85 Pats may be the worse team to make a Sb.

    Not only were the a WC team, they got cruched in the SB. The year before they were not that good, they had a decent yar the year after when they lost to the Broncos in the playoffs. But than they were never heard from again.

    I have a soft spot iin my heart for that team, I can still remember every moment of the Dolphins AFCC game. (that was that teams SB). I was 12 years old, and the way my paents house looks, where I sat,everything. I truly loved that team.

    But that team may be the worse team to make the bowl. You also have to consider, the 89 Broncos, 92 Bills, 94 Chargers, and 98 Falcons.
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    The Ickey Shuffle Bengals did not lose to the jints, but rather, lost to the 49'ers w/ 23 seconds left on the clock. Until that point they had outplayed the best team of the decade. That Bengals team was legit.

    If a team wins 3 road games convincingly against teams that are supposed to be superior, you can't say they are the worst team in the SB.

    The only reason that anyone would even bring up the 85 Pats is b/c of the way they got killed in the SB and the fact that they were a wild card. Well I hate to tell you, but whomever the Bears played that day, with the possible exception of the Dolphins, was going to get clobbered. That team was simply head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the league.

    Give the 85 Pats credit: They are the only team to lead the Bears during that postseason. In fact, they were the only team to have even SCORED against the Bears that postseason.

    I still can't think of anyone worse than the Chargers or possibly the Falcons.
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    The '98 Falcons were 14-2.

    I think the '85 Patriots were much more talented than they get credit for. That was a real good team. They didn't lose to the Bears by 36 points b/c the Bears were that much better than them. They lost to the Bears by 36 b/c they just happened to play their worst game of the year that day.

    That's the thing about blowouts. Usually they're not the result of one team being that much better than the other, they're usually the result of one team simply playing that much worse on that particular day.

    The Patriots had opportunities early in that game but they failed to take advantage of them. And then once things started going bad, we didn't have the leadership to keep them from snowballing. I suspect that if we sent Belichick back in time to take Berry's place, we probably would have won that game. At the very least, it would have been much more competitive.
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    2000 Giants. In addition to the Ravens, the Raiders and Titans would have also killed them. The imbalance between the tops of each conference was insane that year.

    I'd put the 1994 Chargers up close to them. That year was 49ers vs. Dallas for top-dog with no other team coming close. Any AFC team would have been throttled that year by either of those two.

    After reading "The Education of a Coach", I have to wonder about 1986 Denver as well. BB was convinced that Washington was by far their biggest threat in the NFCCG and that the SB was an afterthought. He said the 1st half of SB21 was a case of the Giants not taking the game seriously enough, a problem that was fixed at halftime and manifested itself in the 2nd half blowout.

    Regards,
    Chris
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    No, no, no.....YOU repeat after ME:

    NO PEYTON NO!

    NO PEYTON NO!

    NO PEYTON NO!

    NO PEYTON NO!..........

    This is what you're screaming every time your boy Petunia throws a pick in a playoff game, leading to his team's demise. Give it up, pal. How lame must you be to talk trash about the Patriots WHEN THE DOLTS COULDN'T EVEN MUSTER UP A PLAYOFF VICTORY THIS SEASON? And this was supposed to be their year! Just like the previous two seasons. And I suppose next year will be their year as well. The Dolts will never win the Super Bowl as long as Polian/Dungy/Manning are running the ship. Deal with it.
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    Brady to Superbowl

    Brady to Superbowl

    Brady to Superbowl

    Manning to...
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    I think the whole "dry" campaign was about saying "OK, 17-year-olds, here's a beer with no aftertaste, so your dirtbag friends won't have to see you pucker up for as long after each sip." This is not official copyrighted material from the Budweiser Corporation, it's just my guess.
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    Heard through the southern trees, lovely grounds with manicured geraniums as people sip mimosas...........

    "Mr. Brady, your caddy is ready!!! Please have your foursome proceed to the 1st hole"
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