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Sports Illustrated’s 10 BEST NFL Franchises (5-1) 1

Posted on October 29, 2012 by Joe Gill

MUST HAVE For Any NFL Fan

Sports Illustrated has just released “Football’s Greatest” which is a MUST HAVE for any NFL fan. This book is choc full of beautiful images, historical tidbits and of course Top 10 lists. This keepsake covers the best players by position, the top 10 plays in NFL history and much, much more.

This week we are going to discuss the “10 BEST NFL Franchises”. Let the debate begin!

 

 

 

 

5. New York Giants

4-NFL Championships

4-Super Bowl Championships

31-Playoff appearances

27-Hall Of Famers

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Chicago Bears

7-NFL Championships

1-Super Bowl Championship

26-Playoff appearances

27-Hall Of Famers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Dallas Cowboys

5-Super Bowl Championships

30-Playoff appearances

12-Hall Of Famers

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Sports Illustrated’s 10 BEST NFL Franchises (10-6) 3

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Joe Gill

MUST HAVE For Any NFL Fan

Sports Illustrated has just released “Football’s Greatest” which is a MUST HAVE for any NFL fan. This book is choc full of beautiful images, historical tidbits and of course Top 10 lists. This keepsake covers the best players by position, the top 10 plays in NFL history and much, much more.

This week we are going to discuss the “10 BEST NFL Franchises”. Let the debate begin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Washington Redskins

2-NFL Championships

3-Super Bowl Championships

22-Playoff appearances

19-Hall Of Famers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts

3-NFL Championships

2-Super Bowl Championships

24-Playoff appearances

16-Hall Of Famers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Oakland Raiders 

1-AFL Championship

3-Super Bowl Championships

21-Playoff appearances

20-Hall Of Famers

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. New England Patriots

3-Super Bowl Championships

19-Playoff appearances

3-Hall Of Famers

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. San Francisco 49ers

5-Super Bowl Championships

24-Playoff appearances

21-Hall Of Famers

 

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Tune in this week for Sports Illustrated’s 10 BEST NFL Franchises (5-1).

No Surprise Here, Yankees Spend Most Money Per MLB Victory 4

Posted on January 19, 2010 by Dean Hybl
There is no shortage of money being spent on baseball salaries, but which teams are getting the most bang for their bucks?

There is no shortage of money being spent on baseball salaries, but which teams are getting the most bang for their bucks?

Given that they spent half a billion dollars more than any other team over the last decade, it should come as no surprise that the New York Yankees top the list of Major League Baseball teams when it comes to cost per victory. However, in an interesting article posted on SportsIllustrated.com, Tom Verducci contends that the Yankees got much more bang for their buck than some teams that spent less money during the decade.

Just looking at the raw numbers, the Yankees top the sport by spending $174,600 for each of their league-best 965 victories. The New York Mets ($133,300), Boston Red Sox ($127,000), Los Angeles Dodgers ($116,200) and Chicago Cubs ($112,400) round out the list of the top five teams in spending per victory.

Not surprisingly, the Yankees and Red Sox are the only two teams to claim multiple World Series titles in the decades. However, using a formula that weighs playoff success and then compares it with total payroll to illustrate efficiency and inefficiency, Verducci suggests that the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals got the most for their money over the past decade.

But, Verducci also points out the flaw in his system when considering the comprehensive success of those teams during the decade.

The Cardinals spent $843 million (eighth highest in baseball) while winning 913 games (third in MLB). They also reached the playoffs eight times, appeared in two World Series and claimed the World Series title in 2006.

While the Marlins equaled the Cardinals with one World Series title (2003 over the Yankees), their rise to the top of the efficiency scale is tied primarily to annual place at the bottom of the league when it comes to team payroll. The Marlins spent only $349 million during the decade, which is $50 million less than the other team in Florida, the Tampa Bay Rays. The 2003 championship was the only playoff appearance for the Marlins and they finished within five games of making the playoffs only one other time in the decade. Read the rest of this entry →

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