- 09/13/2011, 05:50PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 09/13, 05:50 PM
1. pats, With Brady and Belichick at the helm, its been quite a ride..
2. steelers, Big Ben has turned this franchise around..
3. green bay, a team of the future..
4. eagles, team of the future..
5. ravens, Been solid, past, present and will be in the near by future..
1. yanks, no surprise here, with THAT pay roll..
2. philies, team of the future
3. red sox, there recent past will probably be better than there future
4. rangers, team on the rise..
5. braves, been solid the past couple of years, will be in the future too, solid organisation..
1. heat, only team with a REALLY optimistic future in nba
2. lakers, Team of the past
3. celts, past..
4. mavs, one trick pony
5. thunder, team of the future..
My definition of powerhouses, is a combo of past present AND future..
Some of these teams have tremendous pasts, and some have brilliant futures..
But all of them have a mixture of at least two..
And are all worthy of being on this list..
Jeter5WS said 09/13, 07:16 PM
I agreed with most of your teams but the order you put them in not so much. The Steelers are good now and they have the most Super Bowls ever. Steelers have won 2 Super Bowls since the last time the Patriots won in 2005. Packers won last year and they have won 5 out of the 6 Super Bowls they have been in. I do not have the Ravens in this discussion due to the fact the Bears are very good right now and they have one many early football championships before the Super Bowl existed. The Bears beat the Eagles last year in a head to head matchup. This could be the Eagles year but they get the 5 spot for their potential.
1. Steelers, 8 appearances 6 SB- With stars like Woodley, Timmons, Harrison, Taylor and Polamalu on defense, they should find themselves up at the top of the league again.
2. Patriots, 6 appearances 3 SB- Belichick and Brady enough said!
3. Packers, 5 appearances 4 SB- Loads of History and last years winner!
4. Bears, 2 appearances 1 SB- The reigning NFC North Champion Chicago Bears accomplished quite a bit last season: they finished 11-5, made it to the NFC Conference Championship Game.
5. Eagles, 2 apperacnes 0 SB- "Dream Team"?
HighwayCrossingFrog said 09/14, 08:55 AM
ok, we have quite a bit of difference in the definition of POWERHOUSE..
I use recent history, as in maximum of 10 years..
Where as you, use 1000 YEARS of history..
I dont see what the steelers wining in the 70's has anything to do with if the team is a current powerhouse..
I dont like your bears choice either..
Any team with Cutler on it, automatically is not a powerhouse, dude is like, "my knee hurts, get me out of here!"
For baseball, Im not sure why the Tigers are on your list..
They are in one of the weakest divisions in baseball, and so kind of have to win the division by default..
For basketball, bulls spurs AND Knicks are all decent choices..
But the celtics and lakers are finished, there is noway you could have these 2 as the top powerhouses in the nba..
AND HOW DO YOU NOT HAVE MIAMI ON THIS LIST!!?!?!
They are going to win at least 3 championships in the next 6 years.. They are a dynasty in the making!
Jeter5WS said 09/14, 09:47 AM
1. Yankees-27 World Series championships and 40 American League pennants. Throughout its existence, the team has had some of the most celebrated players in Major League history, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra.
2. Red Sox- Since 2003, the Red Sox have been perennial playoff contenders and have won two World Series, emerging as one of the most successful MLB teams of the last decade.
3. Phillies- Two World Series the last one in 2008. Great rotation for the upcoming post season.
4. Tigers- 4 World Series and they have Justin Verlander.
5. Braves- 3 World Series! From 1991-2005 the Braves were one of the most successful franchises in baseball, winning division titles an unprecedented 14 consecutive times in that period.
You did not say anything about the last 10 years you said HISTORY. And speaking of history the Rangers dont have one. Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg, and Al Kaline have worn the Tigers jersey.
The 84 Tigers led their division wire-to-wire, from opening day and every day thereafter, culminating in the World Series championship. This had not been done in the major leagues since the 1927 Yankees.
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