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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Every Super Bowl Winner Ranked by Pythagorean Record+Strength of Schedule

This is the pro football reference number combining pythag+strength of schedule.  It's regular season only.




1. 1991 Redskins 16.6 Rypien, Byner, Monk, Clark, Marshall, Green, Mann, Collins (d. Bills 3.6)

2. 1985 Bears 15.9 McMahon, Payton, Marshall, Dent, McMichael, Perry, Wilson, Hampton, Fencik, (d. Patriots 5.8).

3. 1996 Packers 15.3  Favre, Levens, Freeman, Chmura, Howard, Butler, White, Robinson, Brown (d. Patriots 5.1).

4. 1975 Steelers 14.2  Bradshaw, Harris, Swann, Blount, Ham, Lambert, Shell, (d. Cowboys 4.1).

5. 1966 Packers 13.5  Starr, Taylor, Hornung, Fleming, Adderly, Wood, Nitschke, Davis, Pitts (d. Chiefs 11)

6. 1973 Dolphins 13.4 Griese, Csonka, Morris, Warfield, Anderson, Buoniconti, Scott, Garo (d. Vikings 8.6).

7. 2013 Seahawks 13 Wilson, Lynch, Sherman, Chancellor, Thomas, Wagner, Bennett, Avril (d. Broncos 11.4)

8. 2004 Patriots 12.8 Brady, Dillon, Branch, Vrabel, Vinatieri, Harrison, Bruschi, Mcginest, Seymour (d. Eagles 5.6)

9. 1984 49ers 12.7 Montana, Tyler, Craig, Solomon, Clark, Lott, Board, Hicks, Turner, Carter, Wright (d. Dolphins 10.6)

10. 1969 Chiefs 11.9  Dawson/Livingston, Garrett, Taylor, Stenerud, Bell, Lanier, Thomas (d. Vikes 17.6)

11. 1999 Rams 11.9 Warner, Faulk, Bruce, Holt, Pace, Fletcher, Carr, Carter, (d. Titans 1).

12. 1979 Steelers 11.9 Bradshaw, Harris, Swann, Stallworth, Blount, Ham, Lambert, Greene, Webster (d. Rams -.6)

13. 1994 49ers 11.6 Young, Watters, Rice, Taylor, Jones, Norton, Hanks, Sanders, BY, McDonald, (d. Chargers 3.6)

14. 1972 Dolphins 11 Morrall/Griese, Csonka, Morris, Warfield, Scott, Anderson, Buoniconti (d. Redskins 6.3)

15. 2010 Packers 10.9 Rodgers, Jennings, Driver, Hawk, Woodson, Matthews, Collins, Raji (d. Steelers 10.2)

16. 2009 Saints 10.8 Brees, Colston, Vilma, Sharper, Grant, Smith (d. Colts 5.9)

17. 1989 49ers 10.7 Montana, Craig, Rathman, Rice, Taylor, Jones, Haley, Griffin, Lott, Turner, Fagan (d. Broncos 9.3).

18. 1997 Broncos 10.7 Elway, Davis, Smith, Sharpe, Nalen, Atwater, Romanowski, NSmith, (d. Packers 7.7)

19. 1971 Cowboys 9.9 Staubach, Thomas, Alworth, Hayes, Adderly, Harris, Howley, Lilly (d. Dolphins 7.7).

20. 1992 Cowboys 9.9 Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Novacek, Norton, Brown, Allen, Haley, Maryland, (d. Bills 4.3)

21. 2008 Steelers 9.8 Roethlisberger, Parker, Holmes, Ward, Farrior, Harrison, Polamalu, Woodley (d. Cardinals  -1.9)

22. 1995 Cowboys 9.7 Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Novacek, Sanders, Woodson, Haley, Lett, Allen, (d. Steelers 4.6)

23. 1993 Cowboys 9.6 Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Novacek, Allen, Norton, Woodson, Haley, Maryland (d. Bills 4.8)

24. 1967 Packers 9.4 Starr, Anderson, Dowler, Fleming, Wood, Adderly, Gregg, Nitschke (d. Raiders 15.3)

25. 1986 Giants 9 Simms, Morris, Bavaro, Carson, Banks, Marshall, Taylor, Burt, Oates, Reasons (d. Broncos 5.2)

26. 1998 Broncos 8.9 Elway, Davis, Smith, Sharpe, Atwater, Romanowski, McCaffrey (d. Falcons 10)

27. 2002 Bucs 8.8 Johnson, Alstott, Johnson, McCardell, Brooks, Barber, Kelly, Rice, Sapp, Lynch (d. Raiders 10.6).

28. 1976 Raiders 8.5 Stabler, Van Eeghen, Casper, Biletnikoff, Branch, Guy, Upshaw, Hendricks (d. Vikings 9.3)

29. 1978 Steelers 8.2 Bradshaw, Harris, Swann, Stallworth, Blount, Greene, Ham, Lambert, (d. Cowboys 11).

30. 2000 Ravens 8 Banks/Dilfer, Lewis, Ogden, Sharpe, RLewis, Woodson, Sharper, McAlister, (d. NYG 2.4)

31. 1968 Jets 7.9 Namath, Snell, Boozer, Sauer, Maynard, Sample (d. Colts 17.9)

32. 1977 Cowboys 7.8 Staubach, Dorsett, Pearson, Harris, White, Jones, Martin, Waters (d. Broncos 11.3)

33. 2005 Steelers 7.8 Roethlisberger, Parker, Ward, Farrior, Polamalu, Porter, Hampton, Smith (d. Seahawks 9.1).

34. 1990 Giants 7.7 Simms/Hostetler, Anderson, Ingram, Bavaro, Johnson, Banks, Taylor, Oates, Meggett (d. Bills 8.6)

35. 1982 Redskins 7.4 Theismann, Riggins, Monk, Brown, Moseley, Manley, Grimm, Jacoby (d. Dolphins 8.5)

36. 2003 Patriots 6.9 Brady, Branch, Brown, Vinatieri, Harrison, Bruschi, Law, Seymour, Mcginest (d. Panthers -.9)

37. 1983 Raiders 6.8 Plunkett, Allen, Branch, Christensen, Millen, Long, Martin, Hayes, Haynes, (d. Redskins 13.9)

38. 1974 Steelers 6.8  Gilliam/Bradshaw, Harris, Swann, Blount, Greene, Ham, Lambert, (d. Vikings 6.1)

39. 1981 49ers 6.2 Montana, Solomon, Clark, Hicks, Lott, Reynolds, Dean, Turner, Wright, Cross (d. Bengals 5.5)

40. 2006 Colts 5.9 Manning, Addai, Harrison, Wayne, Freeney, (d. Bears 7.6)

41. 1988 49ers 4.8 Montana, Craig, Rice, McIntyre, Lott, Haley, Romanowski, McKyer, Griffin (d. Bengals 6.1)

42. 2001 Patriots 4.3 Brady, Smith, Brown, Milloy, Law, Vrabel, Seymour, McGinest, Woody (d. Rams 13.4)

43. 1980 Raiders 4.2 Plunkett, Van Eeghen, Branch, Upshaw, Shell, Hayes, Guy, Hendricks, Millen, (d. Eagles 9.7)

44. 1987 Redskins 3.9 Schroeder/Williams, Monk, Clark, Green, Mann, Manley, Coleman (d. Broncos 3.9)

45. 2007 Giants 3.3 Manning, Jacobs, Burress, Toomer, Pierce, Madison, Strahan, Umenyiora, (d. Patriots 20.1)

46. 2012 Ravens 2.9 Flacco, Rice, JJones, Suggs, Ngata, Reed, Lewis (d. Niners 10.2)

47. 2011 Giants 1.6 Manning, Bradshaw, Cruz, Nicks, Manningham, JPP, Tuck, Umenyiora, (d. Patriots 9.3)

48. 1970 Colts .4 Unitas/Morrall, Mackey, Curtis, Hendricks, (d. Cowboys 7)