Originally posted by Big BadTechnically, should it really count as a perfect season if they finish 16-0 and then crap the bed in the playoffs? I can see the '72 Dolphins just following Indy from stadium to stadium through the playoffs, preferably dressed in the same shabby suits every time like Nikolai Volkoff attending those Superstars tapings in the mid-90's. Then, with the Super Bowl in (where else) Miami, the Colts finally drop one. This leads to a fight in the stands between Bob Griese and Archie Manning.
My opinion on it is that while losing in the Super Bowl is not a perfect season, the team would have gotten 18-0 to get to that point, and in turn that makes it better than Miami going 17-0.
At last, there will be justice for the real national champions of 2004, the Auburn Tigers. As far as USC is concerned, may they suffer long after the effects of this well-deserved punishment have passed. They certainly deserve it.