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Stick a Spur in the Cavs

While no one was looking (not even Bill Simmons), the Spurs quietly made themselves into one of the best teams of the decade.
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Updated: June 12, 2007, 5:24 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Remember that depressing stretch of Super Bowl blowouts from 1985 to 1997, when everyone expected the NFC Juggernaut Du Jour to pound the AFC Sacrificial Lamb Du Jour, but a few media people always went against the grain and predicted a close game or an upset? Only two times did they get their wish (XXIII and XXV). Every other time, they ended up feeling dumber than the cast of "Sunset Tan."

Well, here's a warning to everyone selling the passive-aggressive "I know the Spurs are better, but ...

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