Originally Posted by AmericanMadman
Some might. People who get excited about a winning/.500 record or 1 and out playoff birth (low expectations) might.
However, people who think long term people who expect more then just beating bad teams and token playoff appearances won't.
I mean really how can you get excited about being in the upper echelon of bad teams.
Heading into the playoffs during their two Superbowl runs nobody would have said the New York Giants were one of the better teams heading into the playoffs. They just managed to get in with a 9-7 record and had to play all their games on the road. They looked very "one n' done" to just about anyone who followed them during the season.
Again, once the playoffs start all bets are off... Just get there, and once you're there you're a playoff team with a shot at a ring just like everyone else.