1980s vs. Today: Dynasties

Was the sports world better back in the 1980s, or is it better today? Story

Updated: June 5, 2008, 12:47 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

1980s The Lakers and Celtics combined for eight NBA titles, with the Pistons taking over at decade's end. The 49ers won four Super Bowls, in an era that also included some dominant Bears, Giants and Redskins teams. The Islanders and Oilers reeled off back-to-back dynasties, keeping the Stanley Cup on Long Island and in Alberta for nearly the entire decade. Baseball lacked a true dynasty, with the Dodgers the only team with multiple World Series wins in the decade.

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