Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by philo beddoe, Apr 4, 2007.
yes, if they stay healthy and Romo improves.
IMO, many forum members aren't baseball fans. I happened to be a baseball fan and do not have a problem with Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Tampa and Florida not 'having a shot'. I would rather see the best teams assembled playing the best baseball imaginable. Case in point: the '04 ALCS between the Yankees and Red Sox. Even though the Sox did the impossible and swept the Yanks after being down 0-3...
...sorry, I vomited a little in my mouth : ...
...I continued to both watch and respect Boston through their championship series. That was one hell of a team worthy of the greatest in MLB history. Great baseball done right.
This is usually true, however, look how many teams have come from nowhere to win the World Series lately. The White Sox, the Marlins (twice), the Diamondbacks, the Angels (debatable), etc.
Not to mention the Tigers making it last year, maybe the biggest shock of all
Two World Series titles in their first decade of existence?
I am Red Sox fan through and through and watching the Sox come back and create the biggest choke job in the history of sports was pure loveliness. Couldnt have happened to a better team.
I watched the Yankees abuse the braves in the nineties and i loathed every second of it. i grew up watching Dale Murphy and those Atlanta teams laying down for the Yankees made me hate a team i once liked.
I'll gladly name the teams
This has nothing to do with my omniscience, it's simply plain logic. Look at those team's rosters.
And I didnt think of NO as a contender, but I wouldnt have guranteed they didnt make the postseason in the weak NFC. A team with Drew Brees, Deuce McCalister, Joe Horn, Reggie Bush, Charles Grant, Mike McKenzie, etc. isnt lacking in talent.
Bookmark this and if you are right, let me know and I will give credit where it is due. I won't remember if you don't do it.
Hey jerky did you even read the second half of the post? You apprently dont know how the team operates. They won with Sheffield and Brown awhile back and then sold off the team. That team that just won a few years ago has 3 players from that championship on the roster today. They traded away anyone that would have to pay.
But this year with their $20 million dollar payroll this Marlins team doesnt have a shot.
Anyway, back to the original topic. Yes, Dallas can be a contender if:
1: Romo plays like he did against Carolina, Washington, Indy, and Tampa with consistancy and has few, if any games like the ones against New Orleans or Philly. Learning to run when there is nothing there and not forcing it is his biggest problem.
2: A MASSIVE, yet successful change in defensive philosphy occurs. The massive part is almost a certainty, but if a Wade Phillips defense doesnt produce at LEAST 40-45 sacks, we are doomed, because we'll be giving up big plays like we havent seen since the Chan Gailey regime.
3: DeMarcus Ware becomes what Shawne Merriman already is (without the steroids, of course)
4: Roy Williams is used like he was his rookie year and dominates
5: Our offensive line learns to run block on a consistant basis
I hate baseball, almsot never watch it, but I know that a team winning 2 championships in their first few years of existence is nothing to scoff at
You dont know anything about baseball. The Tigers signed Magglio Ordonez and had some young pitchers that were up and comers. It was suprising to Tim kurkijan but not the sabermetricians. Detroit is not a small market.
The Diamndbacks overpaid one year for Shilling, Johnson and Gonzalez and promptly went back into the toilet after they traded those guys off.
Chicago is a huge market as is Los Angelos.
If you wanted to make a point you would talk about the Twins.
There wasnt a soul in the United States outside of the state of Michigan who thought the Tigers had a blind shot in hell of making the World Series.
And everyone thought that Johnson would flame out and Schilling was overused and his arm was gone
And neither team has won a Championship in the last 20 years
Like i said the tigers signed ordonez and had some young pitching that was projected to improve. believe me just because you didnt think they had a shot doesnt mean noone else did. And again they are not a small market.
The Johsnon and Shilling nonsense was just a blatant lie. They traded them because they couldnt afford them.
The LA Angels and the Chicago White Sox have won the series in the last 5 years. You really should just stop talking becaseu you have no idea what youre talking about.
Sorry, I figured you were reffering to the Cubs and Dodgers, the mainstream franchises of those two cities, and the last title for either was the Dodgers and Kirk Gibson in 1988.
Oh, and FWIW, they were officially the Anaheim Angels when they won the title
you know where anaheim is? i mean the cowboys play in irving.
But they arent called the Irving Cowboys
Just a technicality, but still....
His departure definitly wasnt the reason SD didnt win anything of substance, and New England was already the best team in football before he got there.
I actually like most Yankees fans that Ive met here in Texas. Most of them are bandwagon fops but by and large i dont hate them. Now up in the NE its a different story.
Now that Yankees team I absolutely despise with every fiber of my being.