Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper:
So far 66% say yes? That's ridiculous. Even dynasty teams don't win the Super Bowl every year, far from it fact. At no point were we ever even the favorite to win it all. I think a lot of fans are so drunk from finally having good team that they have unrealistic expectations.
There are 32 teams in the NFL, and the 49ers are so good that not winning it all means the season is a failure? Please.
Well, winning the Super Bowl is kinda the goal, right?
Not achieving a goal is the definition of failure.
I think the problem people are having with this question is that it isn't well defined.
What exactly does "bust" mean?
When you fail to achieve a goal, you take a good hard look at what went wrong and what went right... then you do your best to improve on the things that went wrong. Not a big deal.
Before last season it would have been unrealistic to set the goal of winning the Super Bowl. So, I wasn't upset or disappointed that they didn't.
This season it wasn't unrealistic to set that goal. So, I will be disappointed if they fail.
I'll still think they had a great season and that the future looks bright.
Bonus: 49ers will kick ass in Madden '14