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[538] Real and Paper Champions

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by lnchan, Dec 29, 2022.

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Nickname for the 2020s Dodgers?

  1. Mickey Mouse Champions

    14 vote(s)
    93.3%
  2. Paper Champions

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. lnchan

    lnchan Sugar Land Leonard
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    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-best-teams-of-2022-werent-always-champions/



    [...] the Houston Astros and Colorado Avalanche, rose above the rest with dominating performances that lasted all year long.

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    For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Dodgers found themselves atop our less-than-enviable ranking of sports’ top “paper champions.”
    Granted... the original "paper champions" was um yeah... let's not talk about that. But what's a better name for this generation of Dodger teams: Mickey Mouse or Paper Champions?
     
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  2. IBTL

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    If you don't know that girl name, jiggy jiggy call that girl Bojangles!
     
  3. HTown2017Champs

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    Mickey Mouse is what everyone on Twitter calls them, even non-Astros fans. Let's stick with that.
     
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  4. Yordan The Great

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    Just imagine the Dodgers with all this dominance over essentially a decade has no legitimate World Series title to their credit.
     
  5. rhino17

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    Avs run was just like the Astros, just a machine that steamrolled through the league. Watching both of those back to back was probably the best year of sports fandom for myself personally in my life. I had no doubt doubt both teams were winning the entire time. Unreal feeling
     
  6. rocketsjudoka

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    It could be worse.
    Consider how it feels to be a Yankees fan the last 12 years
     

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