During the Patriots-Jaguars game, the CBS announcers started debating who the team of the decade is. The argument went that the Colts have 115 wins, which is the most wins by any team in any decade, while the Patriots only have 111 wins. The announcers went on to pump up the importance of Super Bowl XLIV, which is of course being broadcast by CBS, stating that this Super Bowl will determine who the team of the decade is.
I beg to differ, and there are three big reasons why the Indianapolis Colts are not, will not, and can not be the Team of the Decade.
- 1. Super Bowl 36
- 2. Super Bowl 38
- 3. Super Bowl 39
That's three Lombardi trophies inscribed with the Patriots name this decade. Unless the Colts can somehow make Super Bowl 44 count as two Lombardi trophies they can not become the team of the decade.
As any New York Giants fan will tell you, the total number of wins means jack squat. It's all about Super Bowl wins, and for that reason the New England Patriots are officially the team of the decade.
The Colts are a great team, and they may very well go
19-0 18-1 and rack up a second Super Bowl win this decade, but they will still be only the second best team of the decade, at best, as the Patriots will have more Super Bowls and the Steelers will have at least as many Super Bowl wins this decade as the Colts.
And yes, I realize the CBS announcers were likely trying to stir up a bit of a debate to pump up this year's Super Bowl, but this is one argument that has a clear answer...unless the Steelers go on to win this year's Super Bowl...then it might be back up for debate!