February 7th, 2018 by Proprietor
Though I have refrained from watching NFL games this season. I have been a fan for a very long time, and so I have adopted a casual interest. I will still look at the scores, and outcomes, and root for the Packers the most.
It seems now in today’s NFL, a marquee QB is important. The only way to have a competitive and dominant team is to have a Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers type. Then add in a Bill Belachek type coach to have an almost dynasty that lasts as long as you have your QB.
There were always teams in the NFL that were a joke, and always teams that dominated. The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won four Superbowl titles. During the 1980s it was the San Francisco 49ers. In the 1990s the Dallas Cowboys. 2000s and 2010s, pretty much the Patriots.
These days, it is nearly impossible to repeat Superbowl wins. Except, it seems like there are teams that regularly end up in the Superbowl. There more teams who have lost Superbowls then won. There are a few teams whom have never even been to the Superbowl.
In order to have the most historic of Superbowls, it would have to be between two teams who never had made an appearance. This is why I hope in my lifetime to have a Cleveland Browns/Detroit Lions Superbowl. The Browns being the AFC team who have never been in the Superbowl, I would settle for the Houston Texans, though the Browns have a longer, more storied history in the NFL. The Lions being the NFC team, with a very long history.
Both teams would need to fix a lot before this historic Superbowl happens. Given the nature of the NFL, and the attitude of the team’s owners, that would be a lot. Cannot say it would not happen in my lifetime. Given that I am now into my fifth decade of life, and maybe have a good 3 more decades of life left, the clock is ticking.
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