Look, the Pats haven't beaten a contender this year so before we beginn with this whole 19-0 talk how about we wait and see how they do against the Ravens and Chiefs.
But given the choice of course I'd take 2 over 1 SB. Being undefeated sounds nice, but the first Three-Peat in Super-Bowl history? 4 Superbowls in 5 years... Just the thought of how the media and 31 other fanbases would hate that, makes me grin.
Take the rings, everytime. it took the Steelers almost 30 years to win another from their first run. The cowboys and 9ers are sitting at about 25 years without one since their last. Get as many as you can.
even though 19-0 has never been done, there are the 72 fins that went undefeated. I would love the distinction, but dont think its worth sacrificing a ring. If we had like 20 rings to the next teams 6, sure.
In addition to just enjoying my team's success, there's another reason to root for SB titles.
I love the Pats and their excellence. I am generally disgusted by the NFL: how it is owned and controlled by grossly under-qualified people, and the perpetuation of the old boys club of coaches, and the indecency that allows Goodell to act as he does, and how the players bargain away basic human dignity in return for a larger % of the revenue.
The NFL's success depends on fans believing that their team has a chance every year, or is at least building toward that opportunity. This is essential to the relationship between the fans and the teams. Lose that belief, and the foundation of the NFL's popularity goes with it.
Every Pats' division title, every AFCCG, every SB strengthens other fans' beliefs that the League is rigged, that it is fundamentally unfair, and that they shouldn't invest emotional energy in their team. They lose faith in their team's coaches, owners, management, and players.
It is in that spirit that I wish only for SB titles. The regular season record is just details. I'm not proud of enjoying other fans' schadenfreude, but it is what it is.
Except for Jets' fans schadenfreude. That's an entirely different topic.