Originally posted by LB49ers:Originally posted by BrodieFan:Originally posted by LB49ers:Originally posted by BrodieFan:
One great reason to hang in there for the younger fan is that if you look at the NFL, teams with a history of a great run usually come back. I'm sure there were many fans of the Steelers who came along in the early 80's and 90's, envied the older fans for being around during the glorious 70's and finally got their payoffs. The Packers fans had to wait a long time but because there was that tradition of greatness, they were always expected to come back. Anyone who runs the Niners has to reckon with the history which is challenging in the same way it was for the Packers and Steelers.
Not always the case two words for you Cleveland Browns
I was thinking of the modern Superbowl era. Before the modern era, communities weren't as invested in pro teams because the game hadn't become a media sensation yet. Crowds and interest in the old NFL wasn't nearly as great as these days. When the Browns were good, Baseball was the "national pass time."
Two more words Miami Dolphins
OK, in the modern era, you've got the repeating Dolphins playing the easiest schedule of any SB winner. On the other hand, I've got the Packers, Cowboys and Steelers and suggesting that younger fans think of their example with respect to the Niners drought. To each his own.