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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.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Every San Francisco 49ers Team Ranked by Pythagorean Record+Strength of Schedule

My SFGiants rankings are here; the number you see is the pro football reference combination of pythagorean record+strength of schedule.




1.     1987 – 13.5 Lost in playoffs to Vikings, Montana, Craig, Rathman, Rice, Lott, McKyer, Haley, Griffin 

2.     1984 – 12.7 World Champions beat Dolphins, Montana, Tyler, Craig, Solomon, Clark, Francis, Lott, Board

3. 1992 – 11.8 Lost NFC Title to Cowboys, Young, Watters, Rice, Taylor, Jones, Davis, Griffin, Romanowski

4. 1995 – 11.8 Lost in playoffs to Packers, Young, Rice, Jones, Taylor, Norton, McDonald, Jackson, Plummer

5.  1994 – 11.6 World Champions beat Chargers, Young, Watters, Floyd, Rice, Taylor, Jones, Norton, Deion

6. 1991 – 10.9 Young, Rice, Haley, Hanks, Rathman, Griffin, Holt, Barton, Foster, McIntyre, Taylor

7. 1989 – 10.7 coach-Seifert, World Champions beat Broncos, Montana, Craig, Rice, Taylor, Haley, Lott

8. 1953 – 10.7 Tittle, Perry, McElhenny, Nomellini, Wilson, St Clair

9. 1998 – 10.6 Lost in playoffs to Falcons, Young, Hearst, Owens, Rice, Norton, McDonald, BY, Doleman

10. 2012 - 10.2, Lost Super Bowl to Ravens Kaepernick, Gore, Crabtree, Staley, Iuptati, JSmith, ASmith, Willis, Bowman

11. 2013 - 10.1 Lost NFC Title to Seahawks: Kaepernick, Gore, Crabtree, Boldin, Davis, Staley, Willis, Bowman

12.  1993– 9.7 Lost NFC Title to Cowboys, Young, Watters, Rice, Taylor, Jones, McDonald, Stubblefield


13. 1985 – 8.8 Lost in playoffs to Giants, Montana, Craig, Tyler, Solomon, Clark, Francis, Lott, Board, Hicks

14. 1983 – 8.7 Lost NFC Title to Redskins, Montana, Craig, Tyler, Clark, Solomon, Francis, Lott, Board, Dean

15. 2011 – 8.3 Lost NFC Title to Giants, Smith, Gore, Staley, Crabtree, JSmith, Willis, Bowman, Rogers, Akers, Lee, Davis

16. 1996 – 8 Lost in playoffs to Packers, Young, Rice, Owens, Jones, Norton, McDonald, BY, Doleman,

17. 1965 – 7.1 Brodie, Willard, Crow, Johnson, Hazeltine, Wilcox


18. 1986 – 7 Lost in playoffs to Giants, Montana, Craig, Rathman, Rice, Clark, Francis, Griffin, Lott, Haley


19. 2001 – 6.8 Lost in playoffs to Packers, Garcia, Hearst, Owens, Plummer, Peterson, Carter, BY

20. 1970 – 6.5 Lost NFC Title to Cowboys, Brodie, Willard, Washington, Johnson, Wilcox


21. 1972 – 6.4 Lost in playoffs to Cowboys, Spurrier, Washington, Johnson, Wilcox

22. 1971 – 6.3 Lost NFC Title to Cowboys, Brodie, Willard, Washington, Johnson


23. 1981 – 6.2 World Champions beat Bengals, Montana, Solomon, Clark, Hicks, Lott, Reynolds, Turner

24. 1961 – 6.1 Brodie, Smith, Kilmer, Owens, Johnson, Nomellini, St Clair,


25. 1954 – 6 Tittle, Perry, Johnson, McElhenny, Wilson, Nomellini, St Clair, Shaw’s last year


26. 1990 – 5.8 Lost NFC Title to Giants, Montana, Craig, Rice, Jones, Taylor, Griffin, Haley, Lott, Millen

27. 1997 – 5.1 Lost NFC Title to Packers, Mariucci/coach, Young, Hearst, Owens, Stokes, Woodson, Norton

28. 1988 – 4.8 World Champions beat Bengals, Montana, Craig, Rathman, Rice, McIntyre, Lott, Haley


29. 1952 – 4.4 Tittle, Perry, McElhenny, Nomellini

30. 1951 – 4.3 Albert, Perry, Nomellini, Wilson

31. 1976 – 3.8 Plunkett, Williams, Washington, Johnson, Cross

32. 1959 – 3.2 Hickey/coach, Tittle, JD Smith, Perry, Owens, Wilson, Nomellini, St Clair

33. 2003 – 3.1 Garcia, Barlow, Owens, Peterson, Plummer, Smith, BY

34. 1966 – 1.8 Brodie, Willard, Crow, Johnson, Hazeltine

35. 1968 – 1.3  Brodie, Willard, Johnson, Hazeltine,

36. 2002 - .6 Garcia, Hearst, Owens, Stokes, BY, Peterson, Plummer,

37. 1962 –  .3 Brodie, Smith, Kilmer, Johnson, Nomellini, Hazeltine

38. 2009 – .1 Smith, Gore, Davis, Crabtree, Lee, Willis, Spikes, JSmith

39. 1957 –  -.2 Lost in playoffs to Lions, Tittle, McElhenny, Perry, Owens, Wilson, Nomellini, St Clair

40. 1973 –  -.2 Brodie/Spurrier, Washington, Wilcox

41. 1969 – -.3 Brodie, Willard, Washington,

42. 1960 –  -.9 Brodie/Tittle, Smith, McElhenny, Owens, Nomellini

43. 1982 –  -2.6 Montana, Solomon, Clark, Lott, Dean, Hicks, Francis, Reynolds, Turner, Wright, Board

44. 1974 –  -2.6 Owen, Washington, Johnson, Wilcox

45. 1956 –  -2.7 Albert/coach, Tittle, McElhenny, Perry, Johnson, Wilson, Nomellini, St Clair, Hazeltine

46. 1964 -  -2.7 Brodie, Johnson, Woodson, Hazeltine, Wilcox

47. 1967 –  -3 Brodie, Willard, Crow,

48. 2000 –  -3.8 Garcia, Garner, Owens, Rice, Plummer, Schulters, Tubbs, Norton, BY, Peterson,

49. 1977 –  -3.8 Plunkett, Williams, Washington, Cross, Wersching

50. 1958 –  -3.8 Tittle/Brodie, Perry, McElhenny, Wilson, Owens,

51. 1975 – -4.7  Spurrier/Snead, Williams, Washington, Johnson

52. 2008 –  -5.3 Hill/O’Sullivan, Gore, Bruce, Davis, Clements, Lee, Willis, Spikes, Smith, Nedney

53. 2010 –  -5.8 Smith, Gore, Davis, Crabtree, Willis, Spikes, Clements, Jsmith, Lawson, Staley

54. 1980 –  -6.2 DeBerg/Montana, Cooper, Clark, Solomon, Hicks

55. 1979 –  -7.4 Walsh-coach, Deberg, Hofer, OJ, Solomon, Cross

56. 1955 –  -8.2 Tittle, Perry, McElhenny, Wilson, St Clair, Hazeltine

57. 2006 –  -8.7 Smith, Gore, Smith, Lawson, BY,

58. 1978-  -9.1Deberg, OJ, Solomon, Cross,

59. 1950 –  -10.5 Albert, Perry, Strzykalski, Nomellini

60. 2005 –  -11.1 ASmith, Gore, Lee, DSmith, Peterson, BY

61. 1999 –  -11.3 Garcia, Garner, Rice, Owens, Norton, McDonald, BY, Tubbs, Woodall, Haley, Brown,

62. 1963 –  -11.8 McHan, Smith, Johnson, Woodson, St Clair,
63. 2007 –  -11.9 Dilfer/Smith, Gore, Davis, Lee, Willis, Smith, Clements, BY,

64. 2004 –  -13.6 Rattay, Barlow, Lee, BY, Smith, Parrish, Peterson, Plummer,