My first article for SI. A lot to go over, but the main story is this:
Bulls complete first year ever when the top seeds all went one and done, joining Phillies, Packers and Canucks.• From 1983 to 1999, the teams with the best regular season record in the four leagues won 27 of the 67 championships (40.3 percent). They went one-and-done 10 times (14.9 percent).
• Since 2000, the teams with the best regular season record in the four leagues have won eight of the 47 championships (17.0 percent). They've gone one-and-done 17 times (36.2 percent).
• From 1983 to 1999, the most common result for a top seed was to win the Stanley Cup, win the Super Bowl, win the NBA Finals and lose in the World Series.
• Since 2000, the most common result for a top seed was to lose in the first round of the NHL playoffs, lose in the divisional round of the NFL, lose in the conference finals of the NBA and lose in baseball's LDS.