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November 1993

-There were always 2 NHL teams in Florida

-There were always 2 NFL teams in Florida

-There was always 1 MLB team in Florida

-There were always 2 NBA teams in Florida

-A Canadian-based NHL team has never won the Stanley Cup

-The Pittsburgh Pirates never had a winning season

-Camden Yards has always existed

-The Miami Dolphins never went to the AFC Championship :cry:

-The Red Sox and the Twins have always had Spring Training where I live (:censored:, now you know where I live)

There have always been 2 :D

I think you missed the point...and there are also now 3 NFL teams in the state...

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Since December of 1990:

-The Australian Football League has only been referred to as such

-The Pittsburgh Penguins have won all three of their Stanley Cups

-9 NHL teams have been added

-16 currently active NBA players were born

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Since I was born or even became a sports fan since a young age

Pro or College Football,Baseball and others later on.

Major League Baseball

1).The Yankees or Mets won,let alone vied for the World Series Championship

in each decade(Yank.:W-1977,78,96,98-2000,09[7];L 81,01,03[3]),[Met:W-86;L-00].

2).Toronto has the Blue Jays[Canada always had been at least 1 MLB team],Seattle

got a 2nd chance w/M's[Pilots became the Mil.Brewers to start the decade].

3).The Yanks,Mets,Dodgers,Cubs,Cards looks hadn't really changed that much FWIW.

4).NO US-based MLB team has moved[it's ironic that Mtrl. became the Wsh.Nats in '05

after they lost the Sens twice;MN Twins in 61,TX Rangers in '72.]

5).The Amer.+Nat'l league always had divisions or post-season playoffs.

National Football League

1).The NY Giants won a Super Bowl title in each decade vs an original AFL team.

(Den.Broncos in '87,Buf. Bills in '91,NE Pats in 2008,'12;The Balt.Ravens aren't

an AFL[Orig.Clev.Browns FYI] team-lost on '01,NEVER lost an NFC title game.)

2).The NY Giants had always been and played at in The Meadowlands;E.Rthfd,NJ.

3).The NY Jets had been to the AFC title game or,the Playoffs at least once in a decade

['83 vs. Mia.Dolphins,'99 vs. Den. Broncos,2010 vs. Ind. Colts,'11 vs. Pitt. Steelers.]

4).The Chi.Bears,GB Pack,SF 49ers,Cle.Browns,Pit.Steelers,Balt/Indy Colts,Dal.Cowboys,

KC Chiefs,NO Saints,LA/Oak. Raiders attire or logos hasn't changed all that too much.

5).The Bills always had a charging Buffalo w/a streaking stripe on the headgear.

6).The Eagles,Lions,Redskins,Vikings,Dolphins,Card's,Rams,Bengals,Oilers/Titans' helemts

always had been the same color w/slight alterations to their logos and facemasks.

7).They'd always had the American and National conferences or at least 3 divisions.

8).OH and FL has 2 teams,CAL w/3,PA w/2.Pats had always been called New England.

9).The top seed in each conference always had a 1st round bye or idle.

National Hockey League

1).NY state has 3 teams[Rangers in the City,Isles in Lng.Isl.,Sabres in Buffalo.]

2).The Original 6's attire or logos hasn't changed all that too much.

3).The St.L Blues always had a musical note with wings or the sweaters or logos.

4).The Phil. Flyers logo had always been the same since its inception.

5).The LA Kings always had a crown on their sweaters and/or logos.

6).The Pitt. Penguins always had a bird-like logo on the sweaters and logos.

7).Almost all of the Original 6 teams had won the Stanley Cup or at least earned

a trip to the Finals except the Tor.Maple Leafs[Mtl.Habs:W-1977-79,86,93;L-'89,

Bos.Bruins:W-'11;L-1977-78,'88,'90,Chi.Blhwks.:W-'10,L-'92,NY Rangers-W:'94;L-'79,

Det.Red Wings-W:1997-98,2002,'08,L-'95,'09,].

8).PA always had 2 NHL teams-Phil.Flyers and Pitt.Penguins.

9).Canada always had at least 3 NHL teams:Mtrl.Habs,Tor.Leafs and Van.Nucks.

NCAA Div.1A College Football

1).Notre Dame,Penn.St,Mich.,OH.St.,Neb.,OK,Tex,UCLA,So.Cal,Ark.,Bama,LSU,Tenn.,

UGA,Aub.,Fla,FL.St.,Mia[FL],Mizz.,Clem,UNC. always had the same helmet or at

least made slight changes that aren't too far out there to be noticeable.

2).ALL the big FL teams[Miami,Florida+Fla.St.had at least won the Nat.Champ.

Mia-1983,87,89,91,'01; FL.St.-1993,'99; Fla-1996,'06,'08].

Hypothetically speaking in general-I had seen almost all the major[or at least

mid-range]media markets won at least 1 pro sports title or at least vie for it

in the big 4[Major League Baseball,NFL Football,NBA Hoops,NHL Ice Hockey].

The exceptions are Cleveland,Buffalo and San Diego.

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YOB: 1990

-CBS had their "Dream Season" in U.S. sports broadcasting before, during and after my birth.

-It was only 12 days after CBS' stunning firing of Brent Musberger that I was born.

-The Lakers have had the NBA's Western Conference's best record for 10 of the 11 years under Magic Johnson pre-AIDS (1979-1990). They've had that only four times since 1990, yet, the post-Showtime Lakers have won the same number of titles as the Showtime Lakers (five to five).

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September '92.

I was born 10 days from the end of the last Pittsburgh Pirates' winning season.

Only 3 people have started a game at QB for the Green Bay Packers in my lifetime.

Chalk up another one who has never seen an NHL playoff field without the Red Wings.

The Islanders haven't won a playoff series since before I was one year old.

Only 10 of the NFL stadiums that day are still NFL stadiums (and the Georgia Dome was only 2 weeks into its NFL life).

None of my Big 4 sports teams have won a title.

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We used signs similar to this in the student section for the Winthrop vs. Coastal Carolina game a few weeks ago.

I held up a big sign that said "The last time Coastal won the Big South...." (which was 1993) and the rest of the student section held up about 20 signs that said things like:

-Clinton was president

-Gas was $1.09

-2Pac, Biggie, & Kurt Cobain still alive

-OJ wasn't a criminal yet

-Michael Jordan played baseball

-Charlotte had the Hornets, but not the Panthers

-Michael Jackson was still black

-Blackberry was a fruit

-The Florida Marlins didn't exist

-Boise State played 1-AA football

-I hated Angelica Pickles

-I had a crush on the Pink Ranger

-I wasn't born yet

-I couldn't tie my shoes

-#1 Movie: Jurassic Park

-#1 Song: "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston (creepy in the fact that they announced she died hours later)

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"Hello, gorgeous. Come here often?"

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(Not what I thought this thread was going to be about.)

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I'll do this a little differently,

The last time one of my 3 favorite teams won a playoff game, not a championship mind you, a single playoff game, I was 8 years old. (Reds, NLDS 1995)

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We used signs similar to this in the student section for the Winthrop vs. Coastal Carolina game a few weeks ago.

I held up a big sign that said "The last time Coastal won the Big South...." (which was 1993) and the rest of the student section held up about 20 signs that said things like:

-Clinton was president

-Gas was $1.09

-2Pac, Biggie, & Kurt Cobain still alive

-OJ wasn't a criminal yet

-Michael Jordan played baseball

-Charlotte had the Hornets, but not the Panthers

-Michael Jackson was still black

-Blackberry was a fruit

-The Florida Marlins didn't exist

-Boise State played 1-AA football

-I hated Angelica Pickles

-I had a crush on the Pink Ranger

-I wasn't born yet

-I couldn't tie my shoes

-#1 Movie: Jurassic Park

-#1 Song: "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston (creepy in the fact that they announced she died hours later)

Cool idea, but I recall MJ being pretty white already towards the end of the 80s.

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This year will probably see the first active MLB player younger than me

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This should be fun and show how old I really am:

When I was born:

- there was no Super Bowl

- The NFL had 12 teams; the AFL 8.

- There were 20 MLB teams, including the Houston Colt .45s, Kansas City Athletics, Milwaukee Braves, and the 2nd incarnation of the Washington Senators.

- Baseball's American and National Leagues had no divisions.

- The NHL was still in "original six" mode.

- The NBA had nine teams, including the St. Louis Hawks, Cincinnati Royals, and Baltimore Bullets.

- Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Seattle, Indianapolis, and Phoenix were not "big league" towns-- they had no major pro sports teams

- There were no African-Americans playing on ANY SEC teams.

Since I've been born:

- the number of pro sports teams has more than doubled, from 55 to 122 (more if you want to count MLS soccer)

- several pro athletes have been born, completed their playing careers, retired, and were inducted into their respective Halls of Fame.

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This should be fun and show how old I really am:

When I was born:

- there was no Super Bowl

- The NFL had 12 teams; the AFL 8.

- There were 20 MLB teams, including the Houston Colt .45s, Kansas City Athletics, Milwaukee Braves, and the 2nd incarnation of the Washington Senators.

- Baseball's American and National Leagues had no divisions.

- The NHL was still in "original six" mode.

- The NBA had nine teams, including the St. Louis Hawks, Cincinnati Royals, and Baltimore Bullets.

- Miami, New Orleans, Seattle, Indianapolis, Phoenix were not "big league" towns-- they had no major pro sports teams

- There were no African-Americans playing on ANY SEC teams.

Since I've been born:

- the number of pro sports teams has more than doubled, from 55 to 122 (more if you want to count MLS soccer)

- several pro athletes have been born, completed their playing careers, retired, and were inducted into their respective Halls of Fame.

Your list would be similar to mine but I've got a year or two on your - the only difference is the Baltimore Bullets were still in Chicago and had just changed their name from "Packers" to "Zephers".

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