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Ntegrase96
01-31-2013, 12:39 PM
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine on what teams are considered to be NFL Royalty and we had some very differing opinions. So I thought this would be a good topic to discuss with you guys since your team obviously has such a rich history.

What teams do you consider to hold the status of NFL Royalty? Doesn't have to be a certain amount of teams, just the franchises that you would consider Royalty.

Mine are as follows and in no particular order.

1. Green Bay
2. Chicago
3. New York Giants
4. Washington
5. Dallas
6. San Francisco
7. Indy
8. Oakland
9. Steelers

Boderline: New England, Miami, NYJ

ibbill
01-31-2013, 01:06 PM
1.New York Giants
2. Dallas
3. New England
4. Steelers.
5.San Francisco

titwio
01-31-2013, 02:03 PM
As far as hype goes I don't see the Giants being top 5. Maybe if your just talking great franchises with history then yeah but...the teams that get treated by media, analysts and skeptics as royalty IMO are:

1. Patriots
2. Packers
3. Cowboys
4. Steelers
5. 49ers

njg85m
01-31-2013, 02:10 PM
Totally depends on the criteria...

If you're going historical significance then you're really limited to GB, Pittsburgh, and the Giants. But again, depending on what the actual criteria is, you could make a case for half the teams in the NFL

Ntegrase96
01-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Totally depends on the criteria...

If you're going historical significance then you're really limited to GB, Pittsburgh, and the Giants. But again, depending on what the actual criteria is, you could make a case for half the teams in the NFL

Well that's the thing; the criteria is entirely up to your discretion. But for me 'Royalty' means teams that have been influential in shaping the NFL as well as having a rich history and so on and so forth.

If you're royalty is limited to 3 teams then that's fine also.

But you're right you can make a case for a lot of teams.

titwio
01-31-2013, 03:41 PM
^^^ I took "royalty" as meaning the most talked about and media darling's of the NFL. If you mean by influential in shaping the NFL, then I'd definitely change my list a bit.

njg85m
01-31-2013, 05:32 PM
Well that's the thing; the criteria is entirely up to your discretion. But for me 'Royalty' means teams that have been influential in shaping the NFL as well as having a rich history and so on and so forth.

If you're royalty is limited to 3 teams then that's fine also.

But you're right you can make a case for a lot of teams.

Well the 3 teams I listed were essentially going by the criteria of shaping what modern day spectator football is...So again, depending on the criteria I could make the case for almost anyone. Like titwio says, if we are going by "media darlings" Then I guess the Jets, Eagles, Cowboys, and Patriots are NFL royalty.

Most decorated as criteria? Then you have a whole new list.

Interesting thread.

Sarcasman
01-31-2013, 11:18 PM
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine on what teams are considered to be NFL Royalty and we had some very differing opinions. So I thought this would be a good topic to discuss with you guys since your team obviously has such a rich history.

What teams do you consider to hold the status of NFL Royalty? Doesn't have to be a certain amount of teams, just the franchises that you would consider Royalty.

Mine are as follows and in no particular order.

1. Green Bay
2. Chicago
3. New York Giants
4. Washington
5. Dallas
6. San Francisco
7. Indy
8. Oakland
9. Steelers

Boderline: New England, Miami, NYJ


I like your list as is but would replace Indy with Minnesota. More history in Minny and I don't consider Indy a descendant of the Baltimore Colts.

SweetZombieJesus
02-01-2013, 07:08 AM
I pretty much agree with your list Ntegrase96. I might trim Indy and Oakland if we need to make room on the bus.

My criteria would add in extended periods of excellence under different regimes to weed out teams that have only one era of success. Or if you took away the biggest era of glory is there anything else left.

SweetZombieJesus
02-01-2013, 07:10 AM
Totally depends on the criteria...

If you're going historical significance then you're really limited to GB, Pittsburgh, and the Giants. But again, depending on what the actual criteria is, you could make a case for half the teams in the NFL

Pittsburgh has been playing since 1933 and from 1933-1972 (40 years) they didn't even make the playoffs one single time. All their glory (granted it is a lot) is in the 70s and 2000s.

Also the Browns were very historically significant in the Jim Brown era, they won 4 NFL championship and 4 championships in their old league the AAFC, which also gave us the 49ers. They were juggernauts.

Also any talk of historical significance has to include the Bears. They haven't done much in the Super Bowl era but before that the top 3 teams were Green Bay, Chicago, and NYG. When you look back at the championship matchups those are the 3 names you will see over and over.

Cool Papa B.
02-01-2013, 07:32 AM
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine on what teams are considered to be NFL Royalty and we had some very differing opinions. So I thought this would be a good topic to discuss with you guys since your team obviously has such a rich history.

What teams do you consider to hold the status of NFL Royalty? Doesn't have to be a certain amount of teams, just the franchises that you would consider Royalty.

Mine are as follows and in no particular order.

1. Green Bay
2. Chicago
3. New York Giants
4. Washington
5. Dallas
6. San Francisco
7. Indy
8. Oakland
9. Steelers

Boderline: New England, Miami, NYJ

I agree with your list for the most part. Except for Indy and.....the Jets! On the borderline?.....the Jets?! They are so far off the border that you could barely see them on the map. Football royalty and the Jets go together like fire and ice.

SweetZombieJesus
02-03-2013, 09:15 PM
I agree with your list for the most part. Except for Indy and.....the Jets! On the borderline?.....the Jets?! They are so far off the border that you could barely see them on the map. Football royalty and the Jets go together like fire and ice.

Very true. They have the one moment of glory and the rest is really epic tragedy. We're talking Greek tragedy here with the new and innovative ways they find to shoot themselves in the foot.

giantyankee1976
02-03-2013, 11:49 PM
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine on what teams are considered to be NFL Royalty and we had some very differing opinions. So I thought this would be a good topic to discuss with you guys since your team obviously has such a rich history.

What teams do you consider to hold the status of NFL Royalty? Doesn't have to be a certain amount of teams, just the franchises that you would consider Royalty.

Mine are as follows and in no particular order.

1. Green Bay
2. Chicago
3. New York Giants
4. Washington
5. Dallas
6. San Francisco
7. Indy
8. Oakland
9. Steelers

Borderline: New England, Miami, NYJ

I'd switch Indy to Baltimore (Colts) though and borderline the Indy Colts, Miami, New England, but the Jets? Hell no.