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Three-peat is a trademarked name registered by former Lakers coach Pat Riley. It is the specialty of Phil Jackson, who will undoubtedly win his 4th in 2012 due to the unstoppable nature of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant.+
- For reference, this event did not take place.
I'm not sure if the trademark requires a hyphen or no hyphen, and if it applies only to basketball, but I do know that if you use it on clothing, you have to pay him a royalty. Any idea where one can fine more information on this? RickK 03:03, 21 Oct 2003 (UTC)
Shouldn't the Edmonton Eskimos and their five straight wins from 1980-1985 be considered at the least, a three-peat?--18.104.22.168 04:34, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
- Actually, the article's focus needed narrowing, not broadening, so I just did that. Listing out everybody's three (or more) peats in every league would be tedious and of little value. The only reason the article pays special attention to the NFL is that it's mildly interesting that it's never happened there in the Super Bowl era. After making that note, it's also mildly interesting to note how many temas have had a shot at it and failed. But delving into other leagues (like the CFL) isn't really necessary. So under that principle, I also removed the discussion of the AFL.
- Also, as I said, noting the teams that have had a shot at a Super Bowl three-peat in the NFL is somewhat interesting specifically because it hasn't ever been successfully done. But since three straight NFL championships pre-Super Bowl has been done, then noting the specific teams that failed to do it pre-Super Bowl is less interesting. So I removed that list too. Mwelch 10:57, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
This definitely doesn't have a neutral point of view. It assumes that the lack of a three-peat in the NFL is any more significant than all the other leagues throughout the world with or without a three-peat. It may be "interesting" to the author that it hasn't happened with the NFL, but that does not make it significant. As an aside I once heard a sportscaster use the term "two-peat" for a team that won a second consecutive championship. Sadly I don't have a reference, but it struck me as amusing that he would feel the need to coin a term that is a portmanteau containing the actual standard word that he is looking for. 22.214.171.124 16:43, 8 November 2007 (UTC) 3- peat is wat the lakers always do>. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:26, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
I think the OED reference is incorrect, or at least unclear; although the St. Louis Dispatch is reported as the earliest instance of three-peat as a verb, it lists three-peat the noun as predating it by a year, and originating with the 1988 Newsday article. (www.oed.com/view/Entry/247593?) 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:00, 4 August 2012 (UTC)