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7DnBrnc53
06-02-2011, 08:22 AM
ESPN has recently come up with a series of articles dealing with the turning points for each NFL team. It is broken down by divisions. The links to each division are a little down the page in the middle:

http://espn.go.com/blog/NFCNorth/post/_/id/27007/flash-points-franchise-turning-events

Splat
06-02-2011, 09:31 AM
With the 73rd pick in the 2008 NFL Draft the Kansas City Chiefs select Jamaal Charles running back Texas. :)

AntoinCD
06-02-2011, 10:20 AM
With the 21st pick of the 2006 NFL draft the New England Patriots select Laurence Maroney...oh wait he was ****

FlyingElvis
06-02-2011, 10:33 AM
None of the "Flashpoints" for the Patriots happen if Robert Kraft doesn't buy the team. Without that deal the team is likely heading to St. Louis or some other NFL starved city.

There is no Parcells hiring, Bledsoe drafting, Belichick regime, Tom Brady, or 3 Lombardi's without the Bob Kraft.

ryno626
06-02-2011, 12:04 PM
None of the "Flashpoints" for the Patriots happen if Robert Kraft doesn't buy the team. Without that deal the team is likely heading to St. Louis or some other NFL starved city.

There is no Parcells hiring, Bledsoe drafting, Belichick regime, Tom Brady, or 3 Lombardi's without the Bob Kraft.

Thank you Michael Jackson!

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/06/how_michael_jac.html

killxswitch
06-02-2011, 01:44 PM
The choice of the so-called "Greatest Game Ever Played" is a joke. But people still think things that happened in Baltimore have something to do with the Colts now.

The big turning point, if it wasn't Manning, was Bob Irsay loading his team up on Mayflower trucks at midnight to avoid the city of Baltimore stealing his team.

Ness
06-02-2011, 01:54 PM
The choice of the so-called "Greatest Game Ever Played" is a joke. But people still think things that happened in Baltimore have something to do with the Colts now.

The big turning point, if it wasn't Manning, was Bob Irsay loading his team up on Mayflower trucks at midnight to avoid the city of Baltimore stealing his team.
Hmm? How could Baltimore have stolen the team that was already theirs?

7DnBrnc53
06-02-2011, 05:32 PM
Hmm? How could Baltimore have stolen the team that was already theirs?

Through Eminent Domain. The Maryland legislature was voting on whether to do that or not at the time. Irsay found out about the upcoming vote, and he decided to split via Mayflower vans in the middle of the night.

killxswitch
06-03-2011, 08:04 AM
Hmm? How could Baltimore have stolen the team that was already theirs?

It didn't belong to the city, it belonged to Bob Irsay. City officials were literally going to send in police to take possession of team equipment and facilities.

7DnBrnc53
06-03-2011, 06:24 PM
For the Bears, they said that the arrival of Buddy Ryan was a turning point. So was his departure. They never won another Super Bowl after he left.