Originally posted by BobS:
Originally posted by adrenaline:
Here's something to chew on...
NFC Representation of the past 10 Super Bowls
1999 - Rams
2000 - Giants
2001 - Rams
2002 - Bucs
2003 - Panthers
2004 - Eagles
2005 - Seahawks
2006 - Bears
2007 - Giants
2008 - Cardinals
2009 - ?
In the last 10 years its been
NFC South - 2/10
NFC North 1/10
NFC East - 3/10
NFC West - 4/10
The NFC West has represented the NFC in the SB more than any other division. I wouldn't go as far as saying its the best division but its certainly not the worst.
But the division usually had a runaway winner, while the other 3 teams were garbage. when you call a division weak or strong you are talking all 4 teams as a whole, right? I voted NFC West.
I find this argument quite interesting actually. How do we actually define "strong division"?
For the sake of hypotheticals let's compare Division X versus Division Y:
: Three sub-500 teams, one perennial Superbowl representative and an occasional winner (e.g., NFC West this past decade-plus)
: Two- or Three-of-four teams in the playoffs, but respective teams are always eliminated in the wildcard and/or divisional and/or conference rounds -- seldom having an actual Superbowl contender (e.g., NFC North)
I think it's common to conceptualize Division-Y as the dominant division, but I'm starting to sway toward Division-X since they ultimately defeat the other divisions' top teams.
[ Edited by Imfasterthanur on Nov 3, 2013 at 12:51 AM ]