Not true, we are and were more patient realizing that to get to the top of a house of cards you need to build it carefully, also that a gust of wind from nowhere can cause it to collapse and you have to start over. We realized this. Something I think the next two generations either took /take for granted or do not realize.I totally agree with you that sports fandom (and maybe society) has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Fans demand more now and they want the success to come fast. Expectations were lower in the 70s, people were more content to root for their team, win or lose. There was very little of this attitude that if you didn't win the championship that the total season was a disaster.
We've all become experts, and think we know better than the players and coaches. We've learned to spew vitriol when our team is losing, to blast the players, coaches and owners. We've come to the point where many fans view a winning season as a failure. Some fans are truly devastated when their team loses a game. I remember reading about soccer fans in England being fanatical like this in the 80s and laughing about it. Now, that same attitude is everywhere.
As a long-time coach, I always believed that sports were a communitarian thing that connected us together, not divided us. But it has become all about partisanship. Many people on this forum said that they have no interest in the Super Bowl if the Seahawks aren't in it. When I was a kid, everyone watched the World Series in October, regardless of who was in it. That's certainly not the case anymore.
There's no turning back the clock on any of this. A lot of this is the result of our society becoming a winner-take-all system, that it's okay to have a handful of billionaires as opposed to a middle class. But now I'm getting into politics, so I'll stop here.
Am I understanding you to say that the salary cap era has something to do with the lack of patience? The fact that it no longer works to carefully and methodically build a powerhouse franchise?Not true, we are and were more patient realizing that to get to the top of a house of cards you need to build it carefully, also that a gust of wind from nowhere can cause it to collapse and you have to start over. We realized this. Something I think the next two generations either took /take for granted or do not realize.
True. It was always a challenge but it's harder now. But also potentially faster to rebuild because no one can hold a team together long.Cap era is a two edged sword, you still need to build a core, depth but creatively fill yearly with key role players for a couple year stints.
Then understand and realize when players have hit the performance salary balance so you don't over pay, usually after 2nd contract.