George_Foreman wrote:For a similar argument, were the Bills better than the Cowboys of the same period?? The Giants??
Yes, over those four years, they were. In the given year that they lost to the cowboys, they cowboys were obviously better. in the year that they lost to giants, the giants were obviously better. but what about the 3 years that they lost ot someone besides the giants? besides the cowboys? i'd say the bills were probably the better team each of those three years.
same thing applied to the braves. i'll agree strait out that the yanks were the better team over the past 7 or 8 years, but what about the 6 preceeding? did the yanks even win their division very often those years? the braves certainly wern't the "dominant" MLB team over for the past 14 years, but over that time span, no one has done better overall, even the yanks IMO. its very easy to just look at recent history when assessing this and forget how roundly the yanks were being stomped by the oriols and the blue jays in the early 90s, let alone who many ups and downs all of the other teams in MLB have had.
honestly, the giants are one of the few other teams that has consistantly been around the division-winning level over that time period. (actually, i should say "barry bonds's team" rather than the giants, since before he left pittsburg, they were doing well, too.)
The Cowboys were definitely better but the Giants?? The Bills were the better team that year. The Giants were just a little better that day.