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1990 Dallas Cowboys: An Emerging Dynasty’s Embryonic Moment

1990 Dallas Cowboys: An Emerging Dynasty’s Embryonic Moment

It was the second year of the Jimmy Johnson era in Dallas. The first year had gone inauspiciously to say the least—a 1-15 finish. The 1990 Dallas Cowboys showed signs of life, staying in contention

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1990 Houston Oilers: More Of The Same–For Better And For Worse

1990 Houston Oilers: More Of The Same–For Better And For Worse

The Houston Oilers decided to change horses in midstream coming into the 1990 season. Even though Jerry Glanville led the franchise to the playoffs each year from 1987-89, postseason disappointments cost him his job. The

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The Disastrous Season Of The 1990 New England Patriots

The Disastrous Season Of The 1990 New England Patriots

Today, the New England Patriots are the gold standard of the NFL, with their five Super Bowl titles in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era. To say that wasn’t always the case would be an understatement.

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1990 NLCS: The Reds & Pirates Renew An Old Rivalry

1990 NLCS: The Reds & Pirates Renew An Old Rivalry

In the days when the National League was split into just East and West divisions with the winners advancing directly to LCS play, the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed a lively postseason rivalry. They

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1990 ALCS: Oakland Sweeps Boston Again

1990 ALCS: Oakland Sweeps Boston Again

For the second time in three years, the Oakland A’s met the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. The result of 1990 was the same as 1988—not only did Oakland win, but

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