Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Super Bowl Buzz Kill

Why your team won't win the Super Bowl:



It is true that a Super Bowl runner up has not won the following season since the Tennessee Titans following Super Bowl 34. But the Seahawks play in the NFC West, which should be good for at least four victories (two each against St. Louis and San Francisco). So it can't be that. And it’s not the idiotic Madden curse. John Madden was on the cover of his own game for years. If there really was a curse, Madden would be reduced to a doddering, incoherent old man who rambles aimlessly during broadcasts.

Moving on.

The thing that is going to hurt the Seahawks is the way the team cried about the officiating following the Super Bowl. Now, referees will not hold a grudge and it is stupid to even suggest it. But having coach Mike Holmgren complain publicly shows what a small person he is. Who acts like that? Even soccer moms and Archie Manning would show more restraint. It sends a bad message to your team. Not as bad as say, hiring Art Shell or signing Jeff George. But it is bad.

You must have a new appreciation for Brett Favre considering that he won with that guy. It’s no surprise that Dallas and San Francisco owned his sizeable butt during the 1990s.

Other previews: Jets, Browns, Texans, Vikings, Jaguars, Bills, Eagles, Bears, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Falcons, Raven, Titans, Lions, Giants, Saints, Panthers, Bengals and Cardinals.

17 comments:

TJ Rubley said...

Speaking of Dallas, are we ever going to get that article about why they can't win at Lambeau?

Ross McLochness said...

Wait, I thought that the most compelling evidence that Seattle won't win the Super Bowl is because a seahawk is really just a trumped-up seagull that flies into people's windows, and gets eaten by seals and stuff like that...

NFL Adam said...

It was hard for the Cowboys to win at Lambeau because the team kept securing home-field advantage in the NFL's toughest division at the time (NFC East won four consecutive Super Bowls in the first part of the 1990s).

TheBigO said...

Ross,

No, a Seahawk is an Osprey. But thanks for playing.

TJ Rubley said...

The Cowboys have never won at Lambeau in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or ever, and have never won a championship when they've had to go through Lambeau in the playoffs. While it's fortunate for them that the league kept the Cowboys at home in their glorified roller rink during the 90s, some asterisks are in order.

bucky said...

It was hard for the Cowboys to win at Lambeau because the team kept securing home-field advantage in the NFL's toughest division at the time (NFC East won four consecutive Super Bowls in the first part of the 1990s).

But that only explains the 90s; it doesn't explain why the Cowboys haven't been able to win a game in Lambeau since Eisenhower was president.

And while you're explaining that, you can explain how exactly the Niners owned Holmgren in the 80s. Does that mean 1998, when the Packers went to SF and beat the Niners 23-10 in the NFC championship game? Or do you mean the previous year, when the Packers beat the Niners 35-14 in Lambeau in the divisional playoffs on their way to winning the Super Bowl (1997)? Or maybe the year before that, when the Packers knocked off the Niners 27-17 in SF in the divisional round (1996)? Please clear that up for us.

TJ Rubley said...

The Cowboys have never won at Lambeau in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or ever, and have never won a championship when they've had to go through Lambeau in the playoffs. I see why you pick the 90s, though. The league made sure those criminals didn't venture far from their glorified roller rink during those years.

Rubley said...

WTF?
Blogger needs to upgrade these Tandy servers.

Pedro said...

The Cowboys never won in Lambeau during the Don Hutson era either.

NFL Adam said...

Bucky makes a good point. The Packers also defeated the 49ers in the 1995 Divisional Playoff Game.

There needs to be an amendment that it is no wonder why Dallas always kicked Holmgren's butt during the 1990s. Damn, even Barry Switzer got over on him.

NFL Adam said...

BTW,

The Cowboys defeated the Packers at Lambeau 42-14 in 1978.

Sun Devil said...

TWENTY TWO

And then Favre will be the all time interception king.

TJ Rubley said...

Sportsnetwork: "The Cowboys have never won at Lambeau Field"

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=nytimes&page=nfl/scores/final/W1209.htm

NFL Adam said...

Was that 1978 game played at Milwaukee?

Diane said...

wow - I go to Pelican Isle for lunch and a few beers, and all hell breaks loose . . .

TJ Rubley said...

You're asking me?
Here's the real question... what is Hell naming their new NHL franchise?

NFL Adam said...

Pelican Isle has the same owner, but the Shore House is much better. But you could probably get free wireless from one of the nearby offices at Pelican Isle.