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Problem for the NFC and the New Orleans Saints

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Posted 11-02-2007 at 12:05 PM by Euphoria
Updated 11-02-2007 at 12:10 PM by Euphoria

Since 1998 the Super Bowl has been dominated by the AFC winning 6 of the last 8 Super Bowls and currently enjoying a 4 game win streak. The elite teams in the NFL are resting in the AFC with the likes of Colts and the Patriots. You can also look at several other AFC teams who can be serious contenders to the thrown. While in the NFC it can be a crap shoot.

The problem is that were have all the rivalries gone? When teams seem to excell is when they are being pushed by a rival. Every great team had a great rival. When the 49ers regin supreme they had the Saints, yes Saints pushing them. It seemed at times both were building in the offseason to beat the other and both teams shared success and winning seasons. Cowboys had the Redskins but seriously when do you tune in to watch that so called bitter rivalry game anymore? More people will be watching the Colts vs. Pats this weekend. The rivalry may not be bitter but its an interesting and exciting one that has developed with the likes of 2 future hall of famer QB's.

Now the problem for the Saints is to find a rival. But who? Bears... that all but fizzled this season after last years NFC Championship game. Eagles seems to have fizzled this year as well. Our division foes have seriours issues and really aren't being taken serious by anyone as a potencial contender. We need to find a team and build a rival with to save us and bring us to greatness. Will a real rival please stand up...
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    JOESAM2002's Avatar
    Very true. It would be nice. It just makes it more exciting. But you're right, who would it be. I still think,after last year, the closest we might have are the Eagles. I was at the playoff game, it was a show. Great game for both teams. And believe it or not the Eagle fans were fun to be around. I even got invited to Philly.
    Good post Euph.
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    Posted 11-03-2007 at 11:09 PM by JOESAM2002 JOESAM2002 is offline

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    WhoDat205's Avatar
    Good post. Philly is the closest thing to a rival, but they're waning.

    I'd say the Cowboys are the best barometer. They have a lot of young talent and play a slightly different brand of football. There's also the recent history where the Saints have won 5 straight with a prime-time ass-whoopin' that will not be soon forgotten by either team. Plus, if you look at the conference, those are the only two teams that seem poised for any future success.
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    Posted 11-06-2007 at 04:21 PM by WhoDat205 WhoDat205 is offline
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    SapperSaint's Avatar
    Very good post Euph!

    I miss the 9ers rivalry, the Rams, and the Falcons rivalry has lost it's luster. I would have to say our next rivalry will be with the boys. We spanked them last year, and I know they want another shot at us. Indy and NE, are the only two teams that have a current and hated rivalry.

    Again, very good post.
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    Posted 11-07-2007 at 01:08 PM by SapperSaint SapperSaint is offline
 
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