Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by fiveoldrings:
From '83 to '98, SF was a power house. Winning 10 or more games every year. Outside of that, they had their share of "garbage". Eight losing seasons from 1999 to 2008 for example.
I'm sure you can find 20 "garbage" years in there.
Maybe you need to work on your arithmetic. That looks like about 10 years to me. And, since the Niners won their first Super Bowl in '81, not '83, you need to work on your history as well. But, on the merits, your argument just doesn't hold water. From '81 to '98 there wasn't even one full season in which the Niners won less than 10 games. No team has ever put a run together even close to that kind of success. So, apart from the strike-shortened '82 season, which was "garbage" for a lot of teams, there wasn't one "garbage" year in that entire stretch.
What was it about "from '83 to 98 they were a power house, winning more than 10 games in each season" you didn't understand? I made no mention of '82 for that reason but it's still a gap in the streak.
As for the '81 SB win (which has no bearing on the point that was being made), the three years leading to that win resulted in records of 2-14, 2-14 and 6-10. Now we're up to 11 garbage seasons (unless you think losing more games than you win shouldn't be considered garbage or worthless?).
Fact: SF has had 21 losing or what I would qualify as "garbage" seasons since 1962. What's wrong with my arithmetic again?
The problem a lot of Seahawk fans have, and I get it because most of you haven't really been NFL fans for very long, is that you have very little perspective. You think history began when you entered the NFC West. You're like the rich kid who was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. The Seahawks are real good these days. And they totally deserve the championship they've finally brought home to the Northwest. No true NFL fan can deny that. But don't suffer under the impression that you've somehow risen to the level the Niners occupy in the halls of NFL history. You're not even close. You're not even among the greatest rivals the Niners have been challenged by and you won't be there until you break Niner fans' hearts more than a few more times. And, maybe the Seahawks will rise to that. Who knows. I don't think so. I think they've got an impetuous, impatient billionaire a-hole for an owner who mortgaged their future to make one desperate shot at a championship that worked. We'll start to find out if I'm right about that in the next couple of seasons.
So your actual issue with the post is completely unrelated to the actual post? Quite the straw man you've built up there.
On average (without checking) I'm guessing that Seattle has a higher percentage of losing seasons than SF in their team history. That has no bearing on the point that was made by the poster that I quoted. That said, continue to ignore the actual post and go on a rant about something entirely unrelated.
 Please note that when I said you could probably find 20 garbage years "in there", I was referring to the link that shows SF's record for every season of their existence. Perhaps some of you misunderstood.
[ Edited by fiveoldrings on Feb 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM ]