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What is a Dynasty?


A dynasty refers to a series of monarchs from the same stock, group or family. The term is used to refer to a powerful family or group that holds a position over a considerable period of time. Besides leadership, dynasties also exist in sports. Dynasties in sports occur when a team shows consistency in winning over several years. However, there are other factors that qualify a team to join a sport dynasty that have to be clarified. For instance, dominance over a specified number of years has to be defined clearly whether it is in a set season or should that dominance flow over to the post season period. Various titles are used as measures of achievement to determine whether a team qualifies to become a dynasty. In other occasions teams that demonstrate high levels of play even without necessarily willing matches in different championships are considered.

How Teams become Sport Dynasties

Usually, it is better and also crucial that a team wins titles so that it can be referred to as a dynasty. For example, the Buffalo Bills played four Super Bowls consecutively between 1991 and 1994 loosing each match. Only a few people see them as a dynasty even after they emerged the leading team during the AFC for close to five years. On the other hand, the Dallas Cowboys participated in 3 Super Bowls over four years. They won all the matches under the leadership of Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, and Troy Aikman. For this, many people consider them a dynasty. Perhaps there is not sport dynasty that is as obvious as the Boston Celtics is. This is a team that dominated basketball in the 1950s through to the 1960s. Under the leadership of Bill Russell, the Boston Centics made 10 appearances consecutively in the NBA finals. Out of the 10 matches, they won 9 of them making a sport dynasty.

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