Misery is widespread in the NFC. Had a chat with a colleague today and came up with some interesting points. What do you think?
The NFC at this point is a big mess of teams that appear by record nothing more than mediocre. There are maybe one or two top flight NFC teams winning. It more and more becomes that as each year passes:
One or two ungodly horrible teams. A whole bunch in the pack in the middle. One or two with a large winning record.
Why? Parity. Teams are becoming more and more evenly matched, franchise gold is hard to come by. Even decent teams are struggling above 500 as each week seems more and more to be dogfights.
People bemoan the fact that teams barely over .500 can make the playoffs. They make rush judgments, and quite frankly, illogical conclusions that everybody sucks to see this happen. Quite the opposite. If everyone sucked in the NFC, we would see far more than one or two teams with huge records. The reality is teams are closer and closer in overall talent, one team better in one area than the other. Top to bottom teams with deliverable talent on the roster are harder and harder to find.
So for you that cry for the Vikings, cry for the state of the NFC, cry for the jersey you burned...but perhaps turn that coin over and take a different look at whats happening.
This was the goal of the NFL. Parity. Any given Sunday. Perhaps we need to retune and love the game and the team for all these battles. I for one have loved the heartache each game has brought, even in victory or defeat. It is being the NFL fan.