Ad Hawk wrote:
This whole argument depends largely on your perspective.
For the casual/bandwagon fan, it seems the most important thing watching the favorite team win NOW. History is irrelevant.
For the football fan in general, seeing great football plays , regardless of the team (to some degree).
For the franchise and seasoned fans, wins are most important, but not always this week; the overall picture is bigger than one week. This is where the history becomes valuable, and the supposed argument that "5 rings" matters a bit. The franchise and city it's tied to are bigger than the individual players or fans, and the logo/uniform takes priority over everything else.
My take. Flame away.
Agreed. In example; If my Dawgs won the next 5 nattys, none of them would be more important to me than '91. They would all have the exact same value in my heart, in my head. It's about team legacy, past, current and future.
I sincerely doubt any of us would be so quick to dismiss our 5 rings if we had them. Correct me if I'm wrong.
We got cheated in 91 having to co-champ it. What would've happened if they let us play Miami? Miami sure as hell didn't want to find out. That debacle was a huge step towards a BCS playoff. All the old guys grasping at "tradition" who run the NCAA have to die off before we can get a true playoff system in college football.