When Death Smiles Upon You the Infantryman smiles back
Again, Chicago was w/o Jim McMahon and unlike the '72 phins they didn't have an NFL MVP as a backup. The Orange Bowl was a great homefield for Miami and they had the emotion of the '72 team plu the Miami project w/ Marc Buonoconti. It all made it the perfect storm for a huge upset. That doesn't take away from the greatness of the Bears.
17-0 is better than 18-1 no matter how you try and spin it.yes playing FIVE playoff bound teams is better than playing ZERO.
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Another deflection and assumption. More non-facts.If the competition was better they likely would have lost a game or games like the '73 team did. That's the point. it's like Boise State going 12-0 and not making he BCS title game while a 1 loss team from a real conference makes it.
How can something that never happened(Miami playing a playoff bound team) be a fact?
here's one though: In 1973 the first playoff bound team they faced they lost to.
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You bring up college football which we aren't discussing = deflection.where am I deflecting? please explain?
You say "If the competition was better they likely lose a game..." = assumption which isn't a fact.
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It's no wonder your definition of elite is off, you don't even know what the word better means.It's a better record, that doesn't mean they were a better team.
I'm not talking about the 73 team am I?here's one though: In 1973 the first playoff bound team they faced they lost to.
That's hysterical. There is no argument or discussion other than from a jealous opposing fan grasping at straws..
Hell, we even have available an appropriate FH junk-inspired smiley developed some time ago as your OCD-driven modus operandi of interjecting yourself to discredit, deflate, or generally crap on positive fins threads that don't concern you has been transparent for years.
Just kills you that we actually have a legacy as the GOAT while one of your few claims to fame is a questionable premerger SB season facing an opponent .468 Strength of Schedule in a questionable 10 team talent diluted minor league in a 2 game playoff which may or may not be the modern equivalent of a conference championship..... and surprising a team that went ahead the next season to lose their first 2 games and end up 8-5-1
"I worry about wins; I don't worry about meaningless fantasy #s"
(fine for RT17 but not when it comes to someone's HC and beloved QB)
It can't be a fact if it didn't happen, right?
Don't bring up elite again, you might have a new definition
Better record doesn't mean better team, I can't believe I have to explain this to an adult.
'73 faced playoff bound teams and they lost games, it's likely what would have happened to the '72 team.
It also says a lot about Shula as a coach. He was able to exploit the Bears weakness and nutrilize (sp) Chicago's pass rush. Of course, he had Dan Marino who was at the top of his game, which didn't hurt.
Your talk about Morrall being a better backup than Chicago had also supports the Dolphins being the better team than Chicago. Miami managed to go 9-0 in the regular season with their second best quarterback on the roster. Could it be that the Dolphins had superior depth at the most important position in football? I'd say so. That speaks to team building.
Miami pulled off the Holy Grail in football dominance -- only team unbeaten (Chicago had a loss), only team to ever be 1st in total offense, 1st in total defense, 1st in most points scored and 1st in fewest points allowed. Chicago didn't do that. The 1978 Steelers didn't do that, neither did the 1989 49ers. That is the best gauge to how a team dominated in their season.
I believe any man's finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle...Victorious
Aaah,the 1985 Monday night game against the Bears,purchased my first ever VCR on sunday and practiced recording with it getting ready for the monday night game Vs da Bears,seems like yesterday.Still can remember the monday night match up on ESPN which i recorded also and Frank Gifford's opening segment.....