I can't see how they are, but I guess they are?
High profile, winning teams bring audiences, whether it's to watch them lose, or watch them win.
High profile, winning teams also create bandwagon fans who provide eyeballs.
The media goes overboard to follow these teams, even agonizing over the smallest detail surrounding them. But, then again, they provide ratings.
The NBA was never more popular (it seemed) than when Jordan was winning titles. I guess there was some of that with the Lakers and Bryant. Seems to be some of that with LeBron and now the Warriors.
Everyone knows baseball is better when the MFY are winning titles.
And if someone disagrees, they're bitter. They're jealous.
It's not so much that I want MY team to win more titles -- who doesn't -- it's just that I want to see DIFFERENT teams win every now and then. Having these same teams win all the time is like watching another Stark get butchered on Game of Thrones. We get it. They're good. We should be excited and thrilled to witness greatness. Sorry for not being excited and thrilled.
I'm exhausted by the Patriots. Beaten into a submission. I'm tired and I'm sore from their winning. It's boring. I don't care anymore. I can't even root against them because it's become useless. I felt the same way about the Yankees back in the 90's and 00's. The Red Sox are getting back there too.
I'm also over all the hyperbole and story lines. I wish the world would just unite and forget SB51 even happened. The Patriots coming back down from 28-3 is not "shocking" or even "exciting". It's predictable. Tom Brady is the GOAT. Of course he would bring them back to win. The Falcons doing that to the Patriots? That's exciting. That's shocking. The Giants beating the Patriots when they were 16-0 and needing a crazy Eli Manning avoiding sacks and throwing a prayer to David Tyree who catches the ball on his helmet? That's shocking and exciting. This was par for the course.
Anyone else agree? Or am I just bitter?
Bump this thread when the Red Sox win the WS and when the Patriots win the next 5 Super Bowls.