jersey cubs fan wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, I swear literally every team gets accused of having too easy a schedule and/or division. By almost any window you want to break it down by they've been better than the Bears, so I just find it funny when a Bears fans thinks the Bears are closer to a team like the Cowboys than, say, the horsefeathering Browns.
I think you don't know anything about football.
The Bears have not been good. They have not been anywhere near as bad as the Browns. Cleveland has been an utter disaster with no glimmers of hope. They've had one 10 win season since 1994. They've had double digit losses in 14 seasons in the 2000s.
The Bears and Cowboys each have 6 seasons with 10 or more wins in the 2000s.
The Bears have 7 double digit loss seasons to the Cowboys 6 during that time.
The Bears and Cowboys are much more similar than the Bears and Browns. The difference is everybody (including you) thinks the Cowboys have been and will be great while everybody knows the Bears are blah.
I don't think the Cowboys are great right now; this started because I was looking at the damn Bears over half a century. I was marveling at how they are, as you said, are really only known as a "blah" team at worst when the sum total of their efforts in the Modern Era or whatever the horsefeathers we want to call it is overwhelmingly garbage a la the Jets or the Browns.
The Cowboys, by contrast, understandably have a legacy based on actually being a good team for a ton of the same era we're looking at. Sure, if you want to argue they're overrated now because of their performance over the last 20 years, go nuts; I certainly won't disagree because the Cowboys are a bunch of obnoxious dildos run by creepy old folks home sex toy found under a hospital bed come to life. But they at least have a legacy somewhere that makes it clear why people would have the idea of, "hey, the Cowboys have been a pretty damn good team." The Bears, quite obviously, do not. They have been bad far, far, far more often than not for basically the entire time football has existed as the entity we know it as today, yet people wouldn't even blink if someone acted like there's this titanic gulf between the Bears and, say, another team right in their own division in the Lions. There, IMO, is not. The Bears should have more of legacy as a Very Bad Football Team because that is basically the only legacy they actually have.