NFL: 2009 Is The Season Of Disparity

Posted: 28th October 2009 by Nick DeWitt in NFL
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Pete Rozelle is rolling over in his grave. Paul Tagliabue is having fits. Roger Goodell is pretending that everything is fine. The first two men in that list worked tirelessly to give the NFL something that most professional and even collegiate sports rarely witness: parity. Parity (n): equality, as in amount, status, or value For the first part of this decade, the NFL looked like the perfect example of parity.á From 2000 to 2008, seven different teams won Super Bowls.á The turnover in the playoffs from year to year was interesting too.á Different teams rose up every year, usually with several teams nipping at their heals.á Division and wild card races ran to the final weekends of the season.á It was exciting. Sure, there were stinkers.á The Detroit Lions haven't had much success si ...

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