Three Strikes: Attention Mike & Mike Edition
January, 23, 2009
STRIKE ONE -- MLB VS. NFL DEPT.: My good friends Mike and Mike brought up my name on their show this week. And let me say first: Thanks for the shout-out. Unfortunately, they brought up my name to try to prove me wrong on a point we've been debating since before Golic had ever heard the name Brady Quinn. Namely:
Which league has more competitive balance these days -- the NFL or Major League Baseball?
The Cardinals are the eighth different team to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl in the last eight seasons -- a streak that equals the longest streak by either the National League or American League.
Eagles -- played in the Super Bowl four years ago
Steelers -- won the Super Bowl three years ago
Ravens -- won the Super Bowl eight years ago and have won seven postseason games in the '00s
Dodgers -- hadn't won a postseason series in 20 years
Phillies -- hadn't won a postseason series in 15 years
Rays -- hadn't won a postseason series since the origin of the species
Teams that made the Super Bowl: (12) Steelers, Cardinals, Patriots, Giants, Bears, Colts, Seahawks, Eagles, Panthers, Bucs, Rams, Raiders
Teams that made the World Series: (13) Phillies, Rays, Red Sox, Rockies, Cardinals, Tigers, White Sox, Astros, Marlins, Yankees, Angels, Giants, Diamondbacks