Super Bowl 51 ended like another fairy tale for the New England Patriots. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick captured their fifth Super Bowl championship by erasing a 25-point second half deficit against the Falcons by authoring the greatest comeback in the history of the Super Bowl.
Today in The Herd, Colin looked at the Patriots extended run from a historical perspective, and as far as he’s concerned the Patriots are the greatest dynasty in the history of professional sports.
It’s not just the 7 Super Bowls and 5 titles that impress Colin with the Patriots, it’s that they’ve sustained their level of success over close to 15 years in a league that’s designed for parity, and to bring the top teams back to the pack.
“It’s the greatest dynasty in pro sports history.”
I don’t really count college. In baseball, you can buy the players. The NBA is driven by stars. Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys, Chuck Knoll’s Steelers, Bill Walsh’s 49’ers had seven or eight bedrock players.
I say ‘The Steelers,’ you name the players. I say ‘The Niners,’ you name the players. I say ‘Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys,’ you name the players.
This is Law & Order, man. It’s a revolving door of mostly slightly above average players, and it’s going nowhere really fast.”
Here’s the video of Colin’s full rant:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 6, 2017