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Most Overhyped Pro Sports Teams of the 2010s

Most Overhyped Pro Sports Teams of the 2010s October 15, 2019Leave a comment

    In the world of professional sports, if you aren’t improving every year, chances are you’re moving backward. It’s no surprise that teams are willing to go to great lengths in the off-season to set themselves up for success, spending mountains of money and making major personnel changes. We love it when these moves work out, but it’s not uncommon for a team to fall victim to its own lofty expectations, whether because of injuries, regression, or a collapse of team chemistry. Here are some teams from the past ten years that just couldn’t live up to the hype.

    2011 Philadelphia Eagles: Expectation…

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    The Eagles seemed to be in great shape heading into 2011, after a 2010 season that featured an incredible comeback year from Michael Vick, who led the team with 9 rushing touchdowns, and strong performances from LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, and Jeremy Maclin, ranking them as the third best offense in the NFL. With that offensive core returning and the addition of big-name defensive free agents like Nnamdi Asomugha and Jason Babin, hopes were high that the Eagles could make a deep playoff run in 2011.