Thursday, July 21, 2005

the triplets

Yesterday the Jerry Jones announced that "the triplets", Aikman, Irvin and Smith, will be inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor. I'll be attending the game with my bro and a couple of friends, its a Monday night game against the Redskins (that should be a sure win there). There was some good debate today on ESPN Radio about who was the best QB/WR/RB combination thoughout a career, not just for one season which would probably have been the '99 Rams combination of Warner/Faulk/Bruce (or even Holt). The Cowboy triplets were among the final 4 trios that included the Steelers Bradshaw/Harris/Swan, the 49ers Montana/Craig/Rice and the Bills Kelly/Thomas/Reed. There seems to be consensus that the Cowboys 3 and 49ers 3 were the top two. I would have to put Troy, Michael and Emmitt as the best based on 3 Superbowls in 4 years (the one they didn't win they very easily cold have), with Emmitt head and shoulders above Craig and Aikman one of the most accurate passers ever, especially in the playoffs. Jerry Rice is obviously the best WR to ever play the game, but the contribution that Michael Irvin provided, what he brought to the game, makes the gap between him and Rice much closer than most people originally think. All in all, I give the top spot to "the triplets".

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