Sorry your team lost it's bid for the Superbowl.
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1/23/05 at 6:52pm
Originally Posted by ldrjax
Actually, Springhill Crazie, as a veteran football fan/watcher, I think what New England has accomplished, should they win the Super Bowl, is even more remarkable than the 1970's Steelers. With no salary cap, and no free-agency, the Steelers were able to keep essentially the same roster together for their entire run, and were even able to strengthen through the draft. The teams of today have to often part with quality veteran players due to salary cap concerns (eg Lawyer Milloy, Damien Woody, etc from the Pats). Had the Steelers played in todays NFL after the first Super Bowl or two their roster would have been poached by other teams. New England has been smart in that they have avoided overpaying their players who have been eligible to test the free agent waters, and when they have lost players they have found capable replacements. Your statement "Keep this team together for a decade..." is ridiculous because had they done that in todays NFL they wouldn't be in this position because they'd be in salary cap hell. The "dynasty" teams have found a way to be the best within the current framework. The Steelers were the team of the 70's, San Fran the team of the 80's, Dallas the team of the 90's; NE is the team of the 00's.
As an aside, as a Jaguars season ticket holder, I was able to get tickets to the game.
Originally Posted by PA Ridge Racer
Hey I have respect for what the the Steelers have done. Good Job. I sincerely mean this but Steeler fans you must realize that you ran into one of the greatest teams ever assembled. It's been fun yappin with you guys.
Originally Posted by SpringsRegular
To an earlier point, no one died, and my first child (a boy) will be born in April. I have a feeling that this loss will not mean much then! BTW the wife, who does not ski, has already purchased him his first "Ski Patrol" outfit.