"I told the team 7-9 is mediocre, and mediocrity is not going to be accepted here" - Tony Sparano
"Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday, And the corn's a bumper crop
And the fields are full of dancin' Full of singin' and romancin'
The music never stopped." - Bob Weir
realize this is a bit of a thread necro, but i thought it was a cool topic, so, my 2 cents.....
the definitive list (as far as I can tell) of teams who have made it to 3 Super Bowls in any given ten year span:
Buffalo Bills XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII
Dallas Cowboys (Twice) V, VI, X, XII, XIII;XXVII, XXVIII, XXX
Denver Broncos (Twice) XXI, XXII, XXIV, XXXII, XXXIII;
Miami Dolphins VI, VII, VIII
Minnesota Vikings IV, VIII, IX, XI,
New England Patriots XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI
Pittsburgh Steelers (Twice) IX, X, XIII, XIV; XL, XLIII, XLV
San Francisco 49ers XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV
Washington Redskins XVII, XVIII, XXII, XXVI,
Obviously, not all of these teams are considered dynastys. For me the dynasty's in the NFL have been the following teams:
Pittsburgh Steelers 70's
San Francisco 49ers 80's
Dallas Cowboys 90's
New England Patriots 00's
I wouldn't consider the Bills a dynasty....coming close doesn't make you a dynasty. I doubt any team will ever again go to four straight SB's, but they lost each time they got to the Big Game. I was born in 1966, same year the Superbowl started and to me the dynasties have been -
1960's - Green Bay
1970's - Miami, Pittsburgh
1980's - 49ers
1990's - Cowboys
2000's - New England
1. Eric Kendricks, MLB, UCLA
2. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
4. Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart
5. Tre McBride, WR, William and Mary
5. Kurtis Drummond, FS, Mich State
6. Marcus Hardison, DE/DT, Arizona State
Miami has never been a dynasty. Period.
The Hurricanes were the only dynasty the city ever saw.
I don't know I mean is a dynasty a decade?
Why can't there be two (or three) dynasty's in a decade?
Why cant the Steelers encompass 74-80 but the Dolphins encompass 70-74? The Dolphins 3 straight Super Bowl appearances had never been done and their win loss record at that time was unreal. Let alone the talent level of the 72 and 73 teams. Griese, Langer, Csonka, Morris, Kiick, Warfield, Little, Anderson, Scott, Buoniconti, Fernandez - THOSE were great teams, and as great as any other dynastic team.
Granted I'd say yeah absolutely the Steelers WERE the team of the 70's, and infact the Dolphins probably ranked behind the Cowboys in that category also (5 SB appearances).