Re: Is this the start of another dynasty or a continuation of the one started in 2002?
posted at 12/13/2010 6:12 PM EST
In Response to Re: Is this the start of another dynasty or a continuation of the one started in 2002?
[QUOTE]Ok lets do some research here, first the definition of a dynasty: a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group. another definition is: a series of members of a family who are distinguished for their success. So the key word here is family, stock or group. The Patriots still are owned by Kraft who still employs BB and still puts TB out on the field. This is the image of the Patiots, it has not changed. So I will have to not agree or disagree with all of you. Its both, my example is not a dynasty but similar. There was the Roman Republic and then there was the Roman Empire. Different but a continuation of Rome's dominance. You can't be the best all the time, but consider this a continuation of the Dynasty into a new era. So you can't really call it a new dynasty if all the important figures are still there and sure its a new team for the Pats but overall not much has changed. Philosophy is the same and we have stayed a dominant team through out the years we didn't win a SB. The Pats current dynasty will end when Brady or BB retires. thats my take at least.
Posted by freediro[/QUOTE]
I agree with most of what you say except that the "philosophy is the same".
It has changed from a solid middle class of veterans where the money was spread around, to a few superstars (who account for a huge portion of the payroll) and a bunch of rooks (darn good ones BTW) and minimum wage guys (formerly known as the Indy formula which got them one ring in 12 years of Manning's super stardom). Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only guys on the who were on the 01 SB team are Brady, Faulk, Light, and Neal.
Different team concept/mostly different players=different dynasty.
Definition of a sports dynasty? Not really sure, but I'll try.
A team that wins and seriously contends for championships consitently in a given decade or 7 year period.
As for your family definition, that will be the Kraft dynasty when the team is passed down.