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  1. Iron Helmet

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    YOUR choices:

    1. Team A…over the next 5 years, they lose no more than 4 games a year, typically advancing deep into the playoffs. However, they never win the SB.

    2. Team B…over the next 5 years, they win no more than 4 games a year, however, in mid season of year 5 they go on a "hot streak" and rattle off a series of wins that culminates in a SB victory.

    Which do you prefer:

    As a fan
    As a coach
    As an owner
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    Eh, I guess as a fan, I would prefer Team B only because it brings a Lombardi. As a coach or an owner (not knowing that the team would not win a Super Bowl), I'd take Team A.
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    #12 Jersey




    EVERY FAN
    Will want a SB victory and not heartache - Its all the way or no way - Normal responses would be to add one more SB to your teams success even if it means 4 out of 5 lousy seasons - 1 championship to add on is better than none

    A coach might not make it to that SB season you speak of and could be fired before then (see Mangini) so he wants consistency

    Owners want to make money - Success and wins regardless of SB titles will bring dollars to the pocket - The SB title is just icing on the cake
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    I think an owner and coach would prefer consistent quality. Not too many coaches would be left after a couple 4-win seasons. Plus, even if you never win an SB, being in the mix every year is good for profits.

    As a fan... I'd hate to know that I had picked either one of those. You are either picking that your "team" has a 4-win season four out of the next five years, or that your team doesn't win a super bowl for 5 years. Both are pretty bad.
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    I prefer to not see threads like this. :snob:
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    I'd pick team A as a fan, coach, and owner. I'd rather have 5 great seasons coming up just short than 4 almost unwatchable seasons and 1 SB winning season.
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    then don't read them
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    Seriously; I want at least 2 more SB's with Brady.
    We can do it imo.
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    I choose the Patriots - 3 SB's in the next 6 years.
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    Team B and there's no question. 2 is not a winner and 3 nobody remembers.

    Team A just means increased risk for hypertension.
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    As a fan it's all based around how much banter i can make with fellow football fans. Since most of my friends are Jet and Bill fans, I'd take team A, provided we beat the rival teams consistently.

    If it was a team that never saw the teams of other fans i meet, I might go for team B so I could argue in terms of superbowls, but mostly I'd take team A.

    As a coach I'd also take team A. From a coaching standpoint the better my win percentage the better my reputation. How much do you think teams would pay for marty schottenheimer?

    and team A for the owner too. Consistently putting a team in the playoffs coaxes fans into the superbowl spirit and makes them go out to buy team stuff.
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    Both options suck. Option C: We go 19-0 for five years in a row, winning a Super Bowl each time.
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    I want a consistant shooting star.

    In other words, domination.
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    Umm...Team C-All of the above:D
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    While as a fan I would rather see that championship (team B), I would also rather see the team take the approach that would more likely result in the results of team A (winning 12 or more games, going deep in to the playoffs.) Teams built for 'one season' rarely succeed - the Ravens in 2000 the exception, and the Redskins in the first few years with Dan Snyder as owner being the rule.

    I'd rather the team that I am a fan of take the philosophy of building for long term success, make the playoffs, and roll the dice once in the playoffs than to go all out for one season and put the team in cap hell and rebuilding mode for several years after that.
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    The closest examples would be Philly (2000-2004) for Team A and St. Louis (1995-1999) for Team B. You always take St. Louis.
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