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The most dominant dynasty in sports

By: Mike Anthony
Date: Feb 4, 2015
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Let's first have a short discussion of what I consider to be a dynasty. Wins, titles, era and even intangibles all come into affect when deciding what a dynasty is.

There obviously is the hard earned fact that the dominant teams gives everyone else in the league the drive to take down the giant.

Or they bring the hate from fans that they stand above other teams for a set period of time pushing them to levels that other teams all strive for. And that frequently, they make the season almost an obvious determination. Which in itself can be extremely frustrating. But there is no way to disagree with the power that a dynasty brings to a sport.

These groups of amazing teams were more than just a team that made it to this level of hatred, admiration, or resentment. They also developed into something bigger and even more powerful. They became the all-powerful and ever evil dynasty. Some may have only been around and lasted a handful of years, there were plenty others that owned the league for over a decade.

Bottom line is this, these are some paramount teams that wherever they went they brought with them a winning knowledge and fear to opponents. Here we go.

1- UCLA Basketball Dominant from; 1964-1975 Key players; Lew Alcindor, Bill Walton Record; 335-22 (.938) Championships won; 10 Conference Titles; 11

Intangibles; In all, they won 10 titles from 1964-1975. including 7 of those in a row. Hit the Final Four 11 times. They also carried a ridiculous 88 game win streak around on their shoulders.

2- New York Yankees

Dominant from; 1947-1962 Key players; Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle Record; 1545-932 (.631) Championships won; 10

Intangibles; 5 straight championships from from 1949 to 1953. prominently carried the nickname of "the Bronx Bombers" in acknowledgment to their home and their productive hitting. Through 2013, the Yankees have an all-time regular season winning percentage of .568, which is the best of any team in baseball

3- San Francisco 49ers

Dominant from; 1981-1994 Key players; Joe Montana, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, Ronnie Lott Record; 159-57 (including 9 game schedule in 1982) (.736) Championships won; 5 Conference Title games; 9 Division Titles; 11 Intangibles; Possibly considered one of the greatest dynasty ever. They mastered the big game, with winning 5 out of 6 appearances in the Super Bowls.

4- Chicago Bulls

Dominant from; 1991-1998 Key players; Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant Record; 490-166 (.746) Championships won; 6 Conference game appearances; 8 Division Titles; 6

Intangibles; They hammered home a dual three-peat. They also won 61+ games 5 times, including NBA record 72 wins in 1996. In 1992–93 the Bulls did what no team did since the Celtics of the 1960's, by getting the historied 3-peat.

5- Los Angeles Lakers

Dominant from; 1979-1989 Key players; Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy Record; 638-264 (.707) Championships won; 5 Conference game appearance; 10 Division Titles; 9

Intangibles; The 1980s Lakers were called "Showtime" led by their Magic Johnson-led fast break-offense, which blew teams off the courts. They ran away with 5 championships in a 9 year span

6- San Antonio Spurs

Dominant from; 99-current Key players; Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Tony Parker, Bruce Bowen Record; 894-369 (.707) Championships won; 4 Conference game appearances; 8 Division Titles; 11 Intangibles; The Spurs have easily created one of the best dynasties in NBA history over the past 15 years. Forever a threat in the playoffs.

7- Boston Celtics

Dominant from; 1957-1969 Key players; Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek Record; 755-299 (.716) Championships won; 11 Division Titles; 9

Intangibles; The Boston Celtics dominated the league, winning 11 championships in 13 years and 8 in a row from 1959–1966. In the biggest downside to me is the fact that they played in a league at the time with 8-10 teams.

8- Pittsburgh Steelers

Dominant from; 1974-1979 Key players; Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Terry Bradshaw, Mel Blount, Jack Lambert Record; 67-20 (.770) Championships won; 4 Conference Titles; 5 Division Titles; 6

Intangibles; The Pittsburgh Steelers' 1974 draft was the best of all time. Not one other team in NFL history has ever drafted 4 future HOFer's in one year.

9- Edmonton Oilers

Dominant from; 1984-1990 Key players; Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier, Esa Tikkanen, Grant Fuhr Record; 294-166-62 (.639) Championships won; 5 Conference game appearances; 5 Division Titles; 4

Intangibles; 90+ pts during the time frame 6 times. For their astounding prosperity during the 1980s, this Oilers team was honored with the actual "dynasty" position by the Hockey Hall of Fame.

10- Dallas Cowboys

Dominant from; 1991-1996 Key players; Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin Record; 70-26 (.729) Championships won; 3 Conference game appearances; 4 Division Titles; 5

Intangibles; They have had a bitter rivalry with the San Francisco 49ers since 1970s. Easily one of the best in NFL history. San Francisco has played Dallas in 7 postseason games

Written by Mike Anthony of VegasTopDogs.com

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