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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

18-1 patriots didn't have a record, they tied the record
If the record is an undefeated regular season, then yes -- although they actually went 16-0 regular season v. the Dolphins' 14-0. If it's wins in a season, they actually broke the record.
But if the record is an undefeated season (including the playoffs), then no.

NBA vs. NFL isn't a perfect comparison since given the number of games and the multi-game playoff format of the NBA it's not really conceivable that anyone would go undefeated.


also:

http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/joakim-noah-telling-teammates-hes-leaving-bulls-free-agent-jimmy-butler-hoiberg-052516
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Originally Posted by globobock View Post

The 18-1 Patriots come to mind.


Don't remind me
post #25833 of 27206
After watching the ESPN 30 for 30 about Cleveland, it's hard not to root for them.
post #25834 of 27206
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

After watching the ESPN 30 for 30 about Cleveland, it's hard not to root for them.

Haven't seen it. Is your reaction more about empathy for the team per se, or the fan base/community more broadly?
post #25835 of 27206

Perhaps he'll end up on Sacramento's Island of Misfit Toys
post #25836 of 27206
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Haven't seen it. Is your reaction more about empathy for the team per se, or the fan base/community more broadly?

It was more for the community. When they get to Lebron leaving, it hits home why they behaved that way after 'the decision'.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

It was more for the community. When they get to Lebron leaving, it hits home why they behaved that way after 'the decision'.

Yeah, I can see that.



At least they still have the Browns.
post #25838 of 27206
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

It definitely spoils the achievement. You play the regular season to get into the playoffs and compete for the championship, so in that regard it doesn't matter how many wins you chalked up in the process of qualifying.

There's no perfect parallel to this, but the best I can come up with is in F1 where an awesome qualifying time does have its benefits (pole position/home court advantage), but who cares about it, if you don't ultimately win the race?

2001 Seattle Mariners.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

2001 Seattle Mariners.
Who?
post #25840 of 27206

116 wins that season. Absolutely ridiculous.

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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Poor little petal!

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

How can you complain about calls when your team loses by 24? At a certain point the refs aren't even an excuse.

i dont know if veni was talking in response to the gif

but i'm in the camp of if it's not called a foul then it's not a foul. teams should do whatever is allowed to win. i dont think dirty plays or flops are so terrible unless it directly injures the players.

credit to OKC for playing physical defense. OKC defense has been lit. they're hungry. Dubs don't have that same sense of urgency. draymond is having TO after TO because passes they normally easily make are being stolen cuz OKC is longer and faster and locked in than most teams out there. there were so many times day day casually entered the ball to the wing only to have it stolen cuz he didnt realize the passing lane only looked open.

curry says he's not injured and everybody has off nights

dubs just have to come out firing 100% on all cylinders for the rest of the series. if any team can pull off a 3-1 upset it's this team.
post #25842 of 27206

I think that refs are not calling as many fouls as they should though (especially technicals for flopping and off the ball wrestling). Rules are there to be enforced. If rules are enforced selectively, it leads to the corruption of the whole system.

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Heh
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

credit to OKC for playing physical defense. OKC defense has been lit. they're hungry. Dubs don't have that same sense of urgency. draymond is having TO after TO because passes they normally easily make are being stolen cuz OKC is longer and faster and locked in

That's just careless. You try a few times and just keep forcing it? No, you adjust. If that pass won't work you make passes that will. If that doesn't get you position, then you adjust. If you can't adjust then you've run out of talent.

A am definitely not overlooking OKCs effort, but this is not the only intense defense ever seen in a conference finals, or finals. A couple of years ago when the Heatles were swarming, SAS adjusted and turned it on it's head into overcommiting and allowing the ball to move faster than the man. This was also the case when the Celtics beat the Lakers in the Garnett era, though with a different execution style.

I don't think GS has run out of talent, seem they're just unwilling to adjust.
Edited by idfnl - 5/25/16 at 6:02pm
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