bestfightstory wrote:HaHaHa. Well. That makes it a clean sweep of the division, kearly.
In 2009, you threatened to leave the Seahawks behind and support the Arizona Cardinals because you were pissed off about the Aaron Curry selection.
In week 17 of 2010 you openly supported the Rams to beat the Seahawks for the division and draft position.
And, here in 2013 you are rooting to see a San Francisco Super Bowl Chamqpionship.
Man. You get around.
Haha. Truth be told, the Rams are the only team in this division I don't like. I liked the 49ers and Cardinals a lot before realignment. I grew up in AZ and when I was a kid I got a signed football from Steve Young. I do dislike Harbaugh, but a lot of that shine has been taken off after Seattle humiliated him last month. As time goes on, I actually like having Harbaugh in the division because it gives the Seahawks a true rival, something they haven't had since the Raiders in the 80s.
AbsolutNET wrote:Are you seriously saying that the 9ers winning the SB is bad for them?
In 2013 and beyond yes. Albeit in a subtle fashion.
Here are how the last ten SB winning teams fared in their follow up season:
2012 Giants- Missed playoffs
2011 Packers- Had an incredible 15-1 season, but went one and done
2010 Saints- Failed to win division and went one and done
losing to 7-9 Seahawks in first round of playoffs.
2009 Steelers- Missed playoffs
2008 Giants- Had a very good 12-4 season, but went one and done
in the playoffs.
2007 Colts- Had a good 13-3 season but went one and done
in the playoffs.
2006 Seahawks- Won four fewer games and had a negative point differential, but still reached playoffs and won a playoff game. Lost in Divisional round.
2005 Patriots- Only went 10-6, which is the worst record of the Belichick/Brady era. Lost in divisional round.
2004 Patriots- Repeat SB Champs.
2003 Bucs- Missed playoffs
with 7-9 record.
Of those 10, only 4 did not decline the next season (2010 Packers, 2007 Giants, 2006 Colts, 2004 Pats) compared to 6 teams that declined. Three teams failed to make the playoffs altogether*. The remaining teams all declined, but still made the playoffs (and then lost immediately). The last 6 champions in a row have failed to win a playoff game
the next season, and only the 2004 Patriots made it further than the divisional round. It's worth noting that the only glaring exception on this list is a team most consider to be a modern dynasty.
*it's actually four, if you think the Steelers won XL.
Now, I'm not saying this is scientific. It's not. It's really a question of how psychology plays into the game of football. Once you've been to the top of the mountain, for most teams there is a let down during the following season.
Teams that lose the SB have it even worse. On second thought, I think that is what I'm rooting for. I'm hoping SF reaches the SB to face the Ravens for the "Harbaugh Bowl", and big bro wins it. That way he can hold it over his little brother for the rest of his life, and the 49ers have to recover from an intense emotional setback.