ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Term Limits on the Superbowl

Updated on February 1, 2019

The Superbowl. International and one of the biggest TV events in the world, but mostly the USA. Unless you are hardcore Patriot fan, everyone else is sighing as in " not again". The same team, the Patriots, has been there nine effing times since 2001, winning five of them.

How about limiting the number of times the same football team can reach the Superbowl within a time period? Let some other teams have a shot and give the fans who are sick of the Patriots and similar teams who always appear in the Superbowl a break? LOL, I know you think I am crazy but why not? But, how could this idea even be applied? I guess it would seem to punish teams that are simply that good at winning. I recall the San Francisco 49ers dynasty from the mid-80's to early 90's. They were in the same league as the Patriots, returning to the Superbowl numerous times in a row. Even though I was a hardcore fan, even I was beginning to get tired when the Superbowl arrived because I knew SF would win. Of course, soon, that dynasty of Montana and Young plus Rice passed and the team went to being one of worst teams!

Let's say, that a term limit is six times within a decade that the same football team be in the Superbowl. Upon its seventh time, it would not be eligible and the No. 2 team would take its place (assuming it won in the playoff game). I am sure it could be drafted in such a way to be fair.

Term limits are about fairness. Take the limit on the number of times a person can be POTUS consecutively, two terms totaling eight years. Think of the mess the USA will be in if Trump wins again in 2020! Term limits are good in politics and could be good for the Superbowl.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      14 months ago

      So very true, hopefully next year will be different!

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      14 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      New England is doing to the NFL what Alabama is doing to college football. Taking all the fun out of it.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      14 months ago

      All very true and your ideas could work.

    • DWDavisRSL profile image

      DW Davis 

      14 months ago from Eastern NC

      Considering the overall lack of importance of football in the grand scheme of things, perhaps what is needed is pay equity throughout the league and regular reassignment of players at random to the different teams. This would bring a level of fairness that term limits on winning would not provide.

      Also, if fans of a team and players for a team know they are term-limited from appearing in the postseason, what incentive would they have to play well during the year? Wouldn't that deteriorate the overall quality of an already declining sport?

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)