Originally posted by baltien:
Seattle fans will just argue that based on this year alone Pete Carroll had the best season of any coach, therefore he is one the greatest coaches in history.
Seattle is like Starbucks.
Not only is Seattle the birthplace of Starbucks, but both businesses are parallels of each other.
Starbucks came out of nowhere, found huge success, and they thought they were the greatest thing in the world, with the greatest coffee in the world. But in reality, it's just a fad, and their own popularity will cause their demise. BECAUSE they are popular, they can no longer supply the best coffee. There is not enough of it in the world. So they settle for OK coffee, but then the word gets out, then the hipsters go to other coffee shops, and the fad of Starbucks slowly fades away.
The Starbucks CEO even looks like Pete Carroll, and has the same aggressive "raw raw" mentality. The thing is, that might work for a few years, but it wears off in time.
The 49ers, on the other hand, have a history, and a legacy. We have roots in Bill Walsh, those roots keep growing, and have been passed on to Jim Harbaugh. Our ownership has been passed down within the family. We keep innovating, and continue to lead the league and transform it. We have the top ownership, GM, and coach in the league.
What is Seattle's model? Build a loud stadium, win at home and then, "raw raw" your way to a Super Bowl victory? That is not a lasting model. The coffee buzz eventually wears out.
The 49ers will continue to lead from the front, and compete year in and year out with "the 49er way", which is the innovative way, the competitive way, the "above board" way. We are back at the top, and nothing will stand in our way.