- 05/16/2012, 06:06AM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/16, 06:06 AM
1. 2012 man city..
with a few games to got, they were 8 points back..
on final day, after 90 minutes, it looked as if all was lost..
but 2 goals in injury time, meant champagne flowing..
for a 9 month season, 38 games, to come down to the last 60 seconds,
is crazier than being on hold from comcast fo 47 mins..
2. Brady going down..
sucky cassel takes the reins..
and they win 11 games..
in hindsight its even more amazing, peyton dies and colts win 2 games..
3. 2003 marlins..
with a dismal record, they fire their coach..
and get super old jack mckeon, who has less marbles than the person who came up with the idea of an afterlife.
But he does know baseball..
somehow marlins squeeze into the wild card..
and if that wasnt enough they have their way with the yankees, like a force field..
4. 2012 celts..
dude these guys suck..
but as long as we have rondo,
you can stencil us into the playoffs for the next 15 years..
the fact that rondo sucks at shooting..
makes this story suck more than a fat chick popping cherries at dairy queen!
BM. said 05/16, 10:05 AM
I will list my choices, in no particular order, with a small explanation next to each one to start.
1. Ben Roethlisberger goes 13-0 in the regular season (14-1 including playoffs) in his rookie season. Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a 34-20 victory over the Patriots, ending their 21 game win streak. Two weeks later he led them to a 27-3 victory over the Eagles, who were undefeated at the time.
2. Tom Brady and the Patriots go 16-0 in the 2007 NFL season, becoming only the second team in NFL history to have a perfect regular season. As we all know, they lost in the Super Bowl to the Giants, but that does not take away from the greatness of an undefeated regular season.
3. I agree with the 2003 Marlins season.
4. The 1999-2000 St. Louis Rams lose quarterback Trent Green in the pre-season, Kurt Warner takes over and leads them to a 13-3 regular season record. They went on to win the Super Bowl over the Tennessee Titans. Who da thunk it?
Those are my choices. Good luck Frog.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/16, 12:11 PM
Too afraid to pick an nba team? Ha ha..
i dont blame you!
the fact of the matter is,
you put an average point guard in, over rondo,
and this team does not make the playoffs..
its improbable because rondo sucks at shooting,
he will never come close to winning an MVP,
and yet i can not think of ANYONE present, who is more valuable to his team, than rondo..
i cant recall seeing such a bizzare situation in the nba..
Cassell vs 16_0..
everyone knew the pats were nasty
then they got randy moss in his prime
brady, never before in his career had a big time reciever
it was like all the gasoline in all the galaxies poured on the sun
plus, jets and fins went a combined 5_27, that year
so pats only had 12 real games
to me, its more of a case that the stars were aligned for a run of the unthinkable,
than an improbable run
as for cassell.Hes not even an average QB
he was a rookie
he had weapons, but he blew a bunch of games..
and the pats run sucked
how a sucky QB throws for 400 yards in 2 games,
wins 11 games in a tough division
Teams were trying harder to beat the invincibles, (16_0 year before)
BM. said 05/16, 02:23 PM
No, I'm not too afraid to pick an NBA team. I didn't pick one because none of them compare to the choices that I've already made.
The 2012 Celtics are a horrible choice. You keep saying Rondo sucks, but obviously that's not true. The Celtics also have Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen. Rondo can afford to miss some shots with those guys on the court. Ray Allen is arguably one of the best shooters in NBA history....
It doesn't surprise me that they are winning some games.
Cassell vs. The 16-0 Pats Team isn't even a contest.
As I mentioned below in the comments, this TD is about improbable/great runs in the regular season, and there is nothing greater than a 16-0 regular season record in the NFL. It's only happened ONE other time in NFL history. It is the very DEFINITION of what this TD is about.
Saying "everyone knew the Pats were nasty" makes no difference. There is a "nasty" team every year (like the Packers of this past season). It doesn't matter how nasty you are, you will most likely lose a game. Not to mention the fact that the team is pressured to sit their starters the last one or two weeks of the season when they have such a great record...
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/16, 03:45 PM
16_0, vs the cassell mind fu_k_c
obviously they are both fantastic seasons.
eli almost never gets 11 wins!
we are essentially arguing over 2 blondes.
one is 6ft and wears leather or laytex every day.
the other is 5"4, and owns a liquor store.
they are both fantastic.
But if you focus on improbable.
most experts would have predicted 14 or 15 wins for the pats, the year brady went perfect..
cassell? 8 at best.Possibly worse..
so brady won 2 more games on a cake schedule, (you can not debate about the cake)..
and cassell won at least 3 more games, possibly more..
Did you see the colts last year?
pats organisation is just fantastic.
we lose a legend, put in a bum, and we still do better than eli!
cassell was a freakin benchwarmer in college
i feel like im making this up
cause its improbable..
The pats have had several 14 win seasons..
and unlike some wimpy teams, 13_0 is just not good enough!
we rest our starters in the off season BABY!
16_0 is wonderous..
if they gave a big trophy for doing so.. Like soccer..
more teams would have done it, by not resting starters..
BM. said 05/16, 04:52 PM
Ok I don't really know what Eli Manning has to do with anything, or the Colts for that matter.
Cassell had a good season. That can't be disputed. But you are acting as if that guy came out of nowhere and became the next big star (like Brady and Roethlisberger). It's simply untrue.
He had a decent year. That's it.
It doesn't matter if the Pats have had several 14 win seasons. They had ONE 16 win season, something only 1 other team has ever done. That is special.
Has anybody ever predicted a 16-0 season for a football team? HELL NO.
That is what makes it IMPROBABLE.
It's not about getting a trophy for doing something special. It's about the history behind it. Doing something that hardly anyone else has ever done.
Guys come out of the woodwork and have great seasons all the time, and stay great (like Brady, Roethlisberger, Warner, etc...unlike Cassell, who now sucks). A perfect regular season only happens once in a blue moon.
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